The gmina of Kazimierz Dolny is situated on the right bank of the Vistula River, in the Puławy County and occupies a territory of 72 sq. km. Being located in the Lesser Poland Vistula Ravine – the most beautiful stretch of the river as far as landscape is concerned, in the Nałęczów Plateau, with the most dense loess ravine network in our part of Europe – this gmina has a huge potential for tourism development.
In order to protect rare flora species occurring here (inter alia Prunus fruticosa Anemone sylvestris, and Adonis vernalis) and fauna species (e.g. the Little Ringed Plover, the Eurasian Oystercatcher, or bats), as well as other landscape features, the Kazimierz Lanscape Park has been created.
The town itself, scenically located between the Vistula valley and the hills, is a real tourist pearl. With a view to protecting this unique urban-architectural-landscape complex, Kazimierz Dolny was recognized as a Monument of History in 1994. No major industrial plants or factories can be found in the area. Its mild climate and good soils provide the local citizens with employment at small agricultural farms supplying fruit such as raspberries, cherries, and even apricots and peaches to the market. Tourist services are the source of income for many families. Many B&Bs, rooms for rent, small gastronomy and car parks can be found in the town and its surroundings. Many people are employed in big, often ranked hotels and hotel apartments, such as “Król Kazimierz”, “Zajazd Piastowski” or the SARP Hotel. Kazimierz offers many local products including dough roosters, folk cuttings, sculptures, herb bouquets, flowers and cereals, wickerwork, traditional smoked prunes, as well as honey and wax products. Folk artists are members of the Kazimierz Culture Centre and, during the tourist season, one can meet them in the market square every third Sunday of a month.