Sports and Leisure

Konin offers its inhabitants modern and well equipped sports facilities for many disciplines. Apart from football, especially women’s football which is played at the highest national level, there is basketball and handball. There are also exceptionally good conditions for training fencing, cycling, boxing and also more exclusive sports like yachting, tennis and horse riding. In Konin there are: 2 indoor and 4 outdoor swimming pools, 4 stadiums including 1 athletic track with a synthetic surface, 2 sports halls, a fencing facility, 2 complexes of tennis courts and 7 complexes “Orlik”. The main administrator of the sports facilities is the Municipal Sport and Recreation Centre. In the close proximity of the hall, a complex of tennis courts administered by TKKF „Lokator” can be found. Every year this facility hosts TKKF (Sports Society) Championships of Poland in tennis in different age categories and the National Championships of Poland for Regional Officials.

Thanks to the opening, in 1999, of the professional fencing facility, Konin became a centre of preparation for the Olympics for Polish fencers. The modern fencing hall, in addition to its sports facilities, serves as accommodation, possesses biological rehabilitation equipment and a catering base. Recreation and biological renovation is offered by the fitness clubs, saunas, and biological beauty salons. Fans of foot trails will find many attractive places in the Konin region. In Konin and the nearest regions are traced and well marked tourist routes. The most interesting ones for hiking are a complex of Złotogórski Hill, lying north of the city the forests of the former Kazimierz Wilderness. Passionate hikers will find many attractive places in the region. In Konin and the surrounding areas are detailed and well-marked hiking trails. The most interesting areas are: the complex of Złotogórskie hills and to the north of the city a forest formerly part of the Kazimierz Wilderness. Two wheeled enthusiasts can explore the area using special cycle paths and trails. Konin takes pride in one of the oldest city parks in Poland. Situated in the old part of the city, F. Chopin Park is the inhabitants’ favourite place for Sunday walks.

Also, the course of two inland water routes in Konin encourages water tourism: the lane of Ślesin Canal together with the lakes on its lane, Gopło Lake and Warta river lane from Ślesin Canal to the mouth of the River Odra.

The Polish Tourist Society in Konin organizes a series of cyclical tourist events for different age groups and people of different interests.