For the first time Nowa Sól was mentioned in 1585 as Neusalzburg. From the beginning, the settlement was associated with salt purification. It received city rights only in 1743. Shortly after the end of the XXX-year war, the saltworks, which began the existence of the city, was closed. The re-development of the city after the period of stagnation occurred in the 19th century when the thread and glue factories and the ironworks were established. At the beginning of the 20th century, the river shipyard and transshipment port were opened. In 1945, Nowa Sól returned to Poland.
Nowa Sól is characterized by a picturesque location among forests, which constitute almost half of the area surrounding the city. One of the biggest attractions is flowing through the Odra region, which gives you the opportunity to do water tourism. The city has a river port, a canoe harbor, and every year the city hosts a unique event associated with rafting on the Oder.
In the city of Nowa Sól there is a Krasnala Park created in honor of garden gnomes. there is the world’s largest garden gnome named after Soluś. Nowe Sól also has his superhero: Solanina – a white man made of salt. In 2009, an independent film about his adventures was created, and from this year in the city a film festival – Solanin Film Festival takes place. In Nowa Sól a multiple-goer Polish representative Józef Młynarczyk was born.