Olsztyn Travel Guide

  • Dinning house Kuznia Smakow, Olsztyn-Poland
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  • Olsztyn city, Poland, Europe
    Olsztyn city, Poland, Europe
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  • Street in Olsztyn old town / Poland
    Street in Olsztyn old town / Poland
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Olsztyn Things to Do

  • New town hall

    New town hall of Olsztyn is located in the donwntown on the John Paul II square outside the old town. Building was created in 1912. Today it is a seatplace of Olsztyn president. At every midday and midnight melody the city - hejnal is played from cityhall tower.

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  • Upper gate

    Upper gate is an entrance to old town from downtown side. It was built in 14 century. Upper gate is the only gate survived till nowadays. Before three gates of town defence wall were there. Tower is buit in gothic style and has 5 floors.

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  • Market square

    Market square (Stary Rynek) is a main old town squre in Olsztyn. The square has classical structure - it is surrounded by old 3-4 floor houses. Restaurants, butiques, hotels locate in these houses.In the centre of Old town squre the town hall is situated. The town hall takes pretty big area of the square becouse of not big sizes of square. From the...

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  • St. Jacob cathedral

    St. Jacob cathedral is a gothic church located in old town of Olsztyn. Church was built in 14 century. In 1596 wooden tower was replaced to stone/brick tower. The tower is 63 m high. Side chappels were created in year 1721 by Piotr Olchowski from Reszel. At least from 1565 Polish language were used on Masses in the church.Temple has rich interior...

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  • Old Town Hall

    Old Town Hall locates in the centre of old town square. Town hall is a 2 floor building built in gothic style in 14 century. In 1640 town hall burnt but four years later it were restored. The first floor belonged to town government, but in cellar grew trading. Small tower were created on the building. Medieval cellars of town hall and solar clocks...

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  • Views from Olsztyn Castle

    If you climb the tower at Olsztyn Castle you can obtain some good photographs of the town. On the day I visited one of the members of staff had to open up the tower to allow us up and then waited for us to look around. You felt pressured to hurry up so he could lock it up again, or not in my case as I snapped away and was last to leave

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  • The Cathedral Basilica of St. James

    The Cathedral Basilica of St. James with its exquisite 16th-century crystal vaulting and high brick tower is in the oldest part of Olsztyn. It is built in a brick gothic style (Backsteingotik) with red bricks and white lime washed walls and the construction is common in the Baltic Sea Region and surrounding area.

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  • Church

    I’m not sure what this church is called but it is very close to the castle. What surprised me with this church was not the building itself. When I arrived there was a coach parked outside containing army conscripts, nothing unusual about that as you often see soldiers in Poland. Two officers got out of the coach and went inside the church to have a...

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  • Olsztyn Castle

    Olsztyn's oldest building is the Gothic Castle, which was begun in the years 1346-1353. Nicolaus Copernicus lived in Olsztyn Castle from 1516 to 1519 and again during 1520-21 as the administrator of the Warmia Chapter's local estates, a statue of him is located in the grounds. During his time at the castle he wrote the Treatise on Money and drew a...

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  • High Gate

    The Old Town was at one time surrounded by walls and these were renovated in 1620 after a fire in the town, these have now gone but the Gothic Upper Gate still survives and is now known as the High Gate, which now forms the main entrance to the old town.

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  • The New Town Hall

    This Town Hall was built 1912-1916. The figures are symbols of: justice, wisdom, beauty, power and diligence.

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  • Astronomical observatory.

    For those, who came so far - It's the last tip :)I think, you'll enjoy, that you paid an afford to get here :)This tip is about astronomical observatory situated in Olsztyn. Unfortunately - you'll not able to see stars during a day :) (I'm not sure if it's opened in other hours, tan during a day :(Although you can have a beautiful view for tje city...

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  • Interesting monument :)

    It's standing in front of the city court, but I don't know why it's standing there :)I hope, someone will be able to tell it to me :)

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  • City court.

    Of course, I don't want you to visit it from inside - I hope, no-one will have to :)The building was built around 1910 :)

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  • City hall.

    Looks really nice :)We can see, that it's quite new, but the sculptures are making it look very historical.

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  • St Jacob cathedrall.

    Great, gothic building. It was started building in 1315. They were finishing it during XIV and XV centuries :)Unfortunately in 1807 French soldiers kept here Prussian and Russian prisoners, and the interior was completly destroyed - it burned :(

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  • Evangelic church.

    This church was built 1877 in neogothic style :)The tower has got 43 meters.Under the altar is placed the stone, that was used in ancient times for sacrifice :) - I'm sorry, but I wasn/t inside - I don't know if it's visible :)

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  • Nicolaus Copernicus.

    Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked in Olsztyn castle between 1516 and 1521.You can meet him just in front of the castle :)

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  • The gate house.

    This is the house, that you must pass by while walkind to the castle :)I haven't found anything about this building :(((

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  • The castle.

    Really nice castle, built by Teutonic Knights at the end of XIV century.Unfortunately visiting the castle from inside is impossible, becouse the polish post bought it and made there their offices... :(

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  • Old City hall

    While walking around the city market, you'll see the building standing in the centre of this market. This was a city hall.Now here is city libary.

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Olsztyn Hotels

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  • Hotel Warminski

    ul Kolobrzeska 1, 10-442 Olsztyn, Olsztyn, 10-447, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Galery69

    Dorotowo 38, Stawiguda village, Olsztyn, Poland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Hp Park Olsztyn

    119 Warszawska Street, Olsztyn 10-701

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Olsztyn Restaurants

  • Pierogies on old town square

    Pierogarnia is a restaurant-cafe located on old town square near town hall. Cafe specialises on serving Polish cuisine - pierogi with local soups, local potatoe dishes. Cafe has nice interior and has also open air cafe.Food is very tasty, service is good.Delicious pierogies with mushrooms, meat, spinach/vegetables etc etc. Drinks - water, polish...

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  • Everyday Polish meals

    Kuznia smakow is a dinning room in Kortowo student district. Kuznia smakow offers good typical Polish meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner. Food is very tasty.Lunch consist of soup and main dish (for example potatoes with meat or pasta, rice...) and dessert. Only for 9 PLN

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    11 Hotels in Olsztyn

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Olsztyn Shopping

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    by sihi Written Mar 28, 2012

    Big shoping centre in the Olsztyn downtown. Probably it is possible to buy all needed things in this shoping centre. Clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, electronics, sporting goods etc.
    Pretty comfortable place for shopping and getting services.
    Close to old town.

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Olsztyn What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F ); min: -1 - 7°C ( 30 - 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 71°F ); min: 9 - 12°C ( 49 - 53°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 4 – 16°C ( 39 - 60°F); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 – 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -1 – 1°C ( 30 - 34°F); min: -5 - -3°C ( 23 - 27°F )

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Olsztyn Off The Beaten Path

  • Town of Ryn

    Olsztyn locates in very rich region where many tourist attractions are worth visiting. Ryn is one of the towns offering interesting sights. There is a castle, old town and lake in Ryn.

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  • Czestochowa...

    I came to see Olsztyn Castle from Czestochowa !It's about 11 km east of Czestochowa...You can also get to Olsztyn from Czestochowa & vice versa by city bus no: 58 or 67.My Czestochowa Page

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Olsztyn Favorites

  • Lakes in the city

    There are few lakes in Olsztyn, 3 or 4. Lakes are integrated into life - water sports are avaliable, there are beaches created on some lakes. Fishing is also possible.

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  • Photos Around Olsztyn Castle...

    These are the photos that I took around Olsztyn Castle...I went there as an excursion from Czestochowa.No tourists in sight, just amazing solitude around the area of the castle.My last photo around Olsztyn Castle...This was taken at the village, I was waiting for my bus back to Czestochowa...I left my luggage there.There was an old lady also...

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  • Photos Around Olsztyn Castle...

    These are the photos that I took around Olsztyn Castle...I went there as an excursion from Czestochowa.No tourists in sight, just amazing solitude around the area of the castle.This photo I want to show the contrast between the edge of the hill & the village Olsztyn below...

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