Museum of Warmia and Mazuria in Olsztyn

The museum, opened in July 1921, has been located at the 14th century Gothic castle of the Warmian Chapter. In post-war times, since 1945,the Museum functioned as “Mazuria Museum” and in 1975 changed its name to “Museum of Warmia and Mazuria”. Read More »

Museum of Natural History in Olsztyn

It is a venue of the Museum of Warmia and Mazuria in Olsztyn, located in a late 19th century secessionist palace. The Museum is a home to over 18 900 mostly zoological, botanical and geological items. Visitors have also access to a permanent Read More »

Office of Artistic Exhibitions in Olsztyn

Situated in the city centre, at the seat of Olsztyn astronomical observatory, it is the largest and most prestigious Modern Art Gallery in Olsztyn. Initially it was situated in Olsztyn castle and only in 1973 moved to a new place. A true gem of Read More »

Olsztyn Philharmonic

It has all started with the Music Society which later developed into the orchestra. In 1962 Olsztyn National Philharmonic Orchestra adopted the name of Feliks Nowowiejski, an outstanding composer of Warmian origin. It marked a significant Read More »

St. Jacob’s Cathedral Basilica in Olsztyn

St. Jacobs Church was built in the 2nd half of the 14th century. The partially wooden part of the church tower was replaced with a new one in 1596. It is maintained, as the whole church, in the Gothic style. It is 63 metres high. The side Read More »

The Warmia Chapter Castle in Olsztyn

The Olsztyn castle was built in the Gothic style in the 14th century. At present it houses the Museum of Warmia and Mazury. In its primary function the castle was the seat of the administrator of the landed property of the Warmia Chapter. The Read More »

The High Gate-Upper in Olsztyn

The Upper Gate, called the High Gate since the 19th century, was built in the 14th century. It is the only remaining gate of three which existed in the defensive walls surrounding the town. Large fragments of the walls near St. Jacob’s Church, Read More »

Old Town Hall in Olsztyn

Located in the heart of the Old Town, the Old Town Hall was built in the second half of the 14th century just after Olsztyn received municipal rights. It housed the offices of the town authorities until 1915. Initially the building consisted of Read More »

Canoe trips on the Lyna River through Olsztyn

Olsztyn is situated on three rivers – the Lyna, Wadag and a small Kortowka. The biggest of them all – the Lyna – rises near the village of the same name and flows through Olsztyn Lake District. The river is beautifully meandering through Read More »

Thursdays with Copernicus in Olsztyn

‘Summer Thursdays with Nicolas Copernicus’ – a face-to-face meeting with the castle’s most prominent resident. This is an educational and entertaining event addressed to both residents of Olsztyn and tourists (July and August). The main Read More »

Planetarium in Olsztyn

On 19 February 1973 – on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus – a ceremonial opening of Olsztyn Planetarium, designed by Ludomir Goslawski, took place. A colourful 205-tile composition on the east wall of atrium as well as Read More »

Astronomical Observatory in Olsztyn

The Moon, Sun, planets and planetoids, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and comets may be observed every day in Olsztyn Astronomical Observatory, while its terrace offers a superb city panorama. If the sky is clear, ‘sky shows’ take place, while Read More »

Arboretum in Olsztyn

Arboretum named after the Polish Forest Society in Kudypy, was organized by The Forest Inspectorate in Kudypy. The Arboretum is situated next to the western boundary of the city in a forested area regarded as one of the most beautiful corners of Read More »

Nature Reserve in Olsztyn

Within the city boundaries there are two valuable nature reserves – areas of the protection of rare peat land vegetation: Mszar (of the area of 4 ha) and Redykajny (of the area of 10 ha), which have been taken a special care of since as early as Read More »

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