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Fortress in Giżycko

Boyen Fortress

The Boyen Fortress was built between 1844 and 1856 to protect the kingdom’s border with Russia, and was named after the then Prussian minister of war, General Hermann von Boyen. Since the frontier ran north−south al…
International in Giżycko

Grota

Restaurants on the marina may draw crowds with their lake-front views, but Grota gets the locals’ vote for its food. Wood-oven-baked pizzas and a mix of Polish and German cuisine fill the menu, and there’s canalside…
Historic Building in Giżycko

Water Tower

Built in 1900 in neo-Gothic style, Giżycko’s seven-storey Water Tower supplied the city with running water until 1997. Today the tall red-brick structure houses a cafe and memorabilia exhibition, but the main attrac…
Polish in Giżycko

Bar Hornet

The suitably yellow Hornet splits itself into two sections: a self-service cafeteria and a smarter sit-down restaurant. The only difference between them is the waiters, but it’s nice to have a choice! The food’s dec…
International in Giżycko

Kuchnia Świata

The best year-round place to eat in town, the ‘Cuisines of the World’ certainly lives up to its name, with countless reminders of the culinary world you’ve left behind, such as king prawns, Greek salads and Chinese …
Bridge in Giżycko

Rotary Bridge

Giżycko’s working rotary bridge was built in 1889 and is the only one of its kind in the country. Despite weighing more than 100 tonnes, it can be turned by one person, and is opened six times daily to allow boats t…