Traces of human settlement in the Sopot area date back to the Stone Age, and ancient graves, spearheads, ceramics, remains of food and even Arabic coins have all been uncovered during excavations. The most important archaeological find however was the unearthing of the remains of a fort, believed to have been used between the 8th and 14th century. Reconstructed in 2000 you’ll find it hidden away in the trees to the rear. The current ‘castle’ is thought to be an exact replica of the one that once stood here and hosts workshops and educational courses for school groups which often involve cooking in the open-air. A modern museum and didactic pavilion features a permanent exhibition entitled ‘The oldest history of Sopot’ (Najstarsze Dzieje Sopotu).