Olsztyn Travel Guide

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Olsztyn Overview

Olsztyn is the capital of Warmia and Mazury. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Poland, among lakes and forests. Within the administrative boundaries of the town are located 11 lakes, two rivers and over 1000 hectares of surrounding forest parks.
Main turist attractions:

- The Old Town
- The Gothic castle of the Bishopric of Warmia built during the
14th century
- St. Jacob's Cathedral
- Old Town Hall on the Market Square - built in mid-14th century
Gazeta Olsztyńska House at Fish Market
- The town walls and the Upper Gate (since the mid-19th century
known as the High Gate
- Semi-Gothic church of the Holly Heart of Jesus - rebuilt during the years 1901–03
- The New City Hall
- The Railway Bridge over the River Łyna gorge near Artyleryjska
and Wyzwolenia streets - built during the years 1872–73
- The Jerusalem Chapel - built in 1565
- Church of St. Lawrence - built during the late 14th century
- FM- and TV-mast Olsztyn-Pieczewo - 360 metres high, since the
collapse of the Warsaw radio mast the tallest structure in
Poland

Theatres
- Theatre of Stefan Jaracz (est. 1925)
- Puppet Theatre

Museums and galleries
- Olsztyn's largest museum is the Museum of Warmia and Mazury. The city also has the Gazeta Olsztyńska House, Museum of Nature, and Museum of Sports.
- BWA Gallery- modern polish art of mostly local artists (but not only) on a site of Olsztyn Planetarium

Landscape/ attractions
- surrounded by forests and lakes which 9 of them are within town borders. two of them big enough to sail on. possible sailing courses and speed motorboats licence with official qualifications