Kołobrzeg is a city in north-western Poland with about 47,000 inhabitants. Kołobrzeg, meaning “near the sea” is located on the Parsęta River on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. The city’s old German name was Kolberg.
The city joined the Hanseatic League in 1361. The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns.