Attractions

Top Choice Museum in The Great Masurian Lakes

Wolf's Lair

Hidden in thick forest near the hamlet of Gierłoż, 8km east of Kętrzyn, is one of Poland’s eeriest historical relics – 18 overgrown hectares of huge, partly destroyed concrete bunkers. This was Hitler’s main headqua…
Church in Święta Lipka

Church of Our Lady

Built between 1687 and 1693, and later surrounded by an ample rectangular cloister, the hugely popular church was built around four identical corner towers, all housing chapels. The best artists from Warmia, Königsb…
Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński

Castle

This stocky, square-set red-brick fortress, adorned with corner turrets, is probably Warmia’s most significant cultural gem. Enter from the south through the palatial, horseshoe-shaped building surrounding Plac Zamk…
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…
Museum in Olsztynek

Museum of Folk Architecture

On the northeastern outskirts of Olsztynek, this skansen (open-air ethnographic museum) features about 40 examples of regional timber architecture from Warmia and Masuria, plus a cluster of Lithuanian houses. There’…
Museum in Olsztyn

Museum of Warmia & Masuria

A well-rubbed bronze of Copernicus welcomes you to Olsztyn's massive red-brick 14th-century castle, the most important historic building in town. And it's the Copernicus association that makes this the town's top si…
Museum in Grunwald

Museum of the Grunwald Battlefield

Built on the central hill of the battlefield where combined Polish and Lithuanian troops led by King Władysław II Jagiełło defeated the army of the Teutonic Knights on 15 July 1410, the Museum of the Grunwald Battle…
Museum in Olsztyn

House of the Olsztyn Gazette

The Museum of Warmia & Masuria’s main annexe is housed in the former Gazeta Olsztyńska newspaper building. The Polish paper was famed for its outspoken politics in German Allenstein, so when the Nazis marched in…
Church in Olsztyn

Cathedral

This Gothic cathedral dates from the 14th century, though its huge 60m tower was only added in 1596. As in Olsztyn's castle, the most impressive architectural feature is the webbed vaulting in the aisles, reminiscen…
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…