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Zdjęcie przedstawia Zamek Kapituły Warmińskiej w Olsztynie.

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Castles and palaces, museums and open-air museums, religious buildings and places of worship, fortifications and fortresses, technical and industrial monuments – discover all this in Warmia and Mazury.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia pomnik z brązu Mikołaja Kopernika, który stoi na olsztyńskim starym mieście.

Discover the Warmia of Copernicus

The famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), who revolutionised knowledge of the Solar System, was born in Toruń, studied in Cracow, Bologna and Padua, gained his doctorate in canon law in Ferrara, but linked his further career and life to Warmia.

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The Fields of Grunwald - a place where you can experience living history

In mid-July, all lovers of history, especially of the medieval era, meet on the Fields of Grunwald to take part in the re-enactment of the famous battle which took place here on 15 July 1410.

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Samotna żaglówka pływającą po spokojnym mazurskim jeziorze.

10 things you should know about Warmia and Masuria

You probably know a lot about Warmia and Masuria. However, we will try to present you 10 interesting facts about this region that are not so obvious.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia dwie łódki bez załogi dryfujące na jeziorze w czasie zachodu słońca chowającego się za linią drzew.

The most romantic places in the Warmia-Masuria province

Due to Valentine's Day, February is called the month of lovers, but in Warmia and Masuria, there are plenty of spots and attractions for the couples wanting to experience romantic moments, and that is all year round!

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Medieval buildings in a new version in Warmia and Masuria

The Nidzica castle was the largest fortress of the Teutonic-Masovian border. It was built in the years 1370-1400 and rebuilt many times, among others, in the sixteenth century it was surrounded by an additional defensive wall with two round towers. The stronghold was partially burned down in 1812. It was rebuilt in 1828, allocating it for the seat of the court, a prison and apartments for the officials.

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Christmas traditions in Warmia and Masuria region

Christmas is an extraordinary time, which has been reflected in the traditions associated with it, passed down from generation to generation for centuries. We spend this period in a unique, unusual scenery.

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Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego – Park Etnograficzny w Olsztynku. Szkoła ze wsi Pawłowo (gm. Olsztynek, pow. olsztyński, obiekt oryginalny z XIX w.).

Where time stands still

Probably all of us at least once wanted time to stop for a moment. Especially when we want to savour a great experience, remember all the details of a special moment.

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Elbląg for the weekend

Elbląg is a perfect place to spend an interesting weekend. The oldest city in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship offers both historical monuments and modern attractions.

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Teleskop w Olsztyńskim Obserwatorium Astronomicznym.

Gaze at the sky with Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a great astronomer, who "stopped the sun and moved the Earth." Even though he lived five centuries ago, he continues to generate a lot of interest to this day. We still care for the legacy of his life and work. Copernicus' connections with the region of Warmia and Masuria (he lived and worked in Warmia for nearly 40 years) are the motivation behind the creation of local research centers and tourist attractions.

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Zdjęcie zapraszające do Grunwaldu na 13 edycję Inscenizacji Bitwy pod Grunwaldem 2020. Na zdjęciu widzimy rycerzy ubranych w zbroje i stroje krzyżaków na polu bitwy pod Grunwaldem.

Grunwald - here you will feel the history

The anniversary of the battle is approaching, of which the staging attracts the attention of history lovers and attracts tens of thousands of viewers. The Battle of Grunwald has been commemorated in literature, painting and cinema. Unfortunately, this year, due to restrictions related to the epidemic situation, the event will not be carried out. But this does not mean that you have to deny yourself a trip to the Grunwald Fields!

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Zamek krzyżacki w Kętrzynie. Zdjęcie przedstawia fragment Zamku w Kętrzynie od strony parku.

Gothic buildings that have taken on a new brilliance

Warmia-Masuria is a region of Poland with an extraordinary cultural heritage. Many interesting monuments are a reminder of its turbulent history and the complicated fortunes of its inhabitants. When travelling across these parts, one may encounter majestic castles, churches, city fortifications and tenement houses – all witnesses of past centuries.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia odział wojsk napoleońskich w pełnym rynsztunku maszerujących w stronę obozu. Jest to inscenizacja Bitwy Pod Heilsbergiem (Lidzbark Warmiński), gdzie w roku 1807 starły się wojska rosyjskie  z wojskami Napoleona.

Wandering with Napoleon through Warmia and Masuria

The legend of Napoleon Bonaparte turns out to be still alive. The testimonies of the memory of the famous emperor of the French and his achievements are also visible in Warmia and Masuria. His troops operated in this region, especially in the years 1806-1807, fighting with the forces of Prussia and Russia.

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Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego - Skansen w Olsztynku. Na zdjęciu zabytkowa chata z drewna.

Following the traces of tradition and culture in Masuria

Old activities, traditions and folk customs are an integral part of the life of the past. It is worth recalling and showing them, teaching young generations what our ancestors used to do. In Masuria, you can find many places which organize shows and workshops of old crafts.

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Miasto Morąg w sieci miast Cittaslow. Na zdjęciu

Discover the attractions of new cities in the Cittaslow network

Warmia and Masuria is a region whose inhabitants care for good quality of life according to the principles of the slow movement. They also appreciate hospitality and gladly share their specialties with tourists. This is particularly characteristic of the inhabitants of the cities belonging to the international Cittaslow network.

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Historical necropolises of Warmia, Masuria and Powiśle

November is the month when the leaves sparkle with different colours and nature slowly prepares for winter. This is the month that begins with All Saints' Day, a day of reflection, memories and numerous visits to cemeteries and graves of loved ones. The cemeteries scattered around the region are a characteristic landmark and an important historical evidence.

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Visit museums virtually and in real life

Are you planning to go to a museum, learn an interesting story and experience an adventure, but you don't always feel like going on a trip and leaving your home? For those who want to get to know the museum offer of Warmia and Masuria, we offer virtual walks around museums in the region.

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Explore the five revitalised monuments in the cities of Cittaslow

The idea of the international Cittaslow city movement, which was established in Italy in 1998, is to promote the culture of good and harmonious life, which is an alternative to the big city rush and progressing globalisation. The cities with the sign of the orange snail undertake joint activities to improve the quality of life of their residents, develop culture, and focus on pro-social and pro-environmental activities.

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Zdjęcie Bazyliki Św. Katarzyny Aleksandryjskiej w Braniewie. Zdjęcie ukazuje z bocznej strony cały budynek Bazyliki.

On the Trail of the Holy Warmia

Warmia, which was once called Holy Warmia, is a unique land in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, the history and culture of which is evidenced by the rich heritage of sacred architecture (over 2.500 monuments), places of worship associated with revelations, relics or miraculous images, as well as roadside shrines. The latter were erected as votive offerings, supplications, and sometimes as places of ancient pagan worship to drive away evil spirits.

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Zdjęcie okładki publikacji pod tytułem Warmio, Quo Vadis?  Na zdjęciu mazurska droga otoczona po obu stronach drzewami.

Cultural and landscape heritage of Warmia

The modern Warmia is a historic land with unique landscape, but what differentiates Warmia, is its past. Although today, there are almost no native residents, taking care of material and immaterial heritage remains our duty.

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Zdjęcie z lotu ptaka panoramy Sanktuarium Matki Bożej w Św. Lipce.

Pilgrimages to sanctuaries in Warmia and Masuria

Most of us associate Warmia and Masuria with lakes, rivers and forests, but the region is also full of interesting places that are worth exploring, which are related to the history, culture and faith that have shaped the identity of the region's inhabitants for centuries.

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Plac na Starówce oraz zabytkowe budynki Starówki Miejskiej w Olsztynie podczas zachodzącego słońca.

Places where films were shot in Warmia and Masuria

Warmia and Masuria have been of interest to film producers and directors for a long time, some chose this region of Poland for the production of their films. Numerous films and TV-series were made here, the scenery of which were lakes and forests, as well as the architecture of the local towns and villages, including historical, religious and military buildings.

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Zamek w Reszlu z lotu ptaka. Na zdjęciu panorama budynku Zamku Reszel zbudowanego z czerwonej cegły. Wokół zamku drzewa.

Wondrous monuments in Warmia and Mazury

If you want to learn about the monuments of Warmia and Mazury indicative of the region’s cultural identity, you need to see the most interesting objects characteristic of different architectural styles.

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Panorama warownej katedry kapituły warmińskiej - bazylika katedralna we Fromborku.

In the footsteps of famous people in Warmia and Mazury

Warmia and Mazury is a culturally and ethnically diverse region enriched by biographies of famous people, who have made a big contribution to its development and history, people born in East Prussia but also those who came from other parts of the country.

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Zamek w Olsztynie z lotu ptaka. Zamek zlokalizowany w centrum obok Starego Miasta w Olsztynie otoczony drzewami.

Museum wanderings in Warmia and Mazury

Warmia and Mazury is not only the Land of a Thousand Lakes, but a land with rich history, numerous monuments and different cultures, which influenced and shaped the everyday life of the inhabitants of this region throughout the centuries.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia Park Centralny w Olsztynie poprzez który płynie rzeka Łyna.

City break in Olsztyn

Discovering the capital of Warmia and Masuria is extremely interesting at any time of year. It is a city with a soul, where history intertwines with modernity.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia pomnik z brązu Mikołaja Kopernika, który stoi na olsztyńskim starym mieście.

On the trail with Copernicus - the places where the great astronomer lived and worked

This trail leads through unique places. It's nearly 300 km of exciting journey in the footsteps of great discoveries that have changed the perception of the universe forever.

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Zdjęcie przedstawia cygański drewniany wóz stojący przy drodze. W oknach widać białe firanki.

The climate of small towns - 4 local museums in Cittaslow towns

In the era of hustle and bustle, a movement spreading ideas different from those imposed by the modern world was born.

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Turyści zwiedzający dziedziniec zamkowy Zamku w Nidzicy. Dziedziniec otoczony jest bocznymi zadaszonymi nawami zamkowymi.

Land of Gothic castles

Castles conceal many stories. Shrouded in mysteries until they ask to be discovered. You can explore their history by following the Gothic Castles' Route, or you can deviate a bit from the trail and visit other fortresses and their remains in Warmia and Masuria. 

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Zdjęcie przedstawia pole maków a pośrodku pola mały staw.

Stunning places in Warmia and Masuria

In Warmia and Masuria you will find places that delight and look fabulous without the help of instagram filters. The most beautiful environment, dignified castles full of mysteries, and inspiring people.

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