Warmia and Masuria - the land of lakes

The Great Masurian Lakes

The Great Masurian Lakes is the most popular area of inland sailing in Poland. The route of the Great Masurian Lakes, which crossing along takes more than 10 days, offers excellent facilities for sailors. The summer capital of the region is Mikolajki - noisy, crowded town consisting of several narrow streets with fishing cottages, marinas and countless B & Bs, pubs and taverns. During the season there are organized regattas and festivals.

More than 3000 lakes makes the land looks like a big blue bird stretching its wings on the background of the forest. Masuria is a finalist in the competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Sniardwy lake / Elblag Canal

Śniardwy is the largest lake in Poland with an area of 114 km². The lake is located within the Masurian Nature Park in the southern part of the Great Masurian Lakes.

A huge tourist attraction of the region is Grunwald, in which, every year since 1410, Polish-Lithuanian army defeat the Teutonic Knights.

The Elbląg Canal was considered as a monument of history. The total length of the canal is 151.7 kilometers. The channel connects the Lake Druzno with the river Drwęca and the Lake Jeziorak, as well as across the river, Elblag with Vistula Lagoon and the CanalJ agiellonian Nogat and the Vistula River with the Baltic Sea. The channel includes lakes, where level difference reaches up to 100 meters.

Gizycko and surroundings

One of the place that is definetely worth seeing is Wolf's Lair - Hitler's headquarters, with the ruins of the bunker, where the attempt on Hitler was made. You cannot also miss the Fortress Boyen in Giżycko. The fortress is beautifully situated on a narrow isthmus between two large Masurian lakes- Kisajno and Niegocin.

In Leśniewo is worth seeing mysterious Mazurian Canal. In Stanczyki there are two, parallel, majestic bridges that look like Roman aqueducts in Pont du Gard. Interesting is also the swing bridge in Giżycko, built in 1898, over the Łuczański Canal.

Warmia Region

The Curiosities of Warmia - Mazury are: Western town Mrągowo, the pyramid in Rapa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and the ski lift in Mrągowo. Museum of the Mazury in village called Owczarnia, founded in the historic cottage shows the traditional decor of the apartment with the typical architecture of a dark kitchen with an open hearth. In the Wildlife Park in Kadzidłowo live Siberian deer, bison, wolves, bison, deers, fallow deer, moose and beavers.

You cannot miss also  The Castle Hill in Frombork. In this small port town, time passes slowly. Tracks between the white houses look like the Greek village. Frombork is surrounded by Vistula Lagoon and the cathedral and castle from the other side.  

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