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.
Especially in summer, you will find here many opportunities to enjoy active recreation not only on land, but also on the water. It is worth taking a canoe trip to the Druzno Lake and the Elbląg Bay nature reserves to watch wild birds. Sports enthusiasts will find the city a great place for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, horseback riding, and paintball.
The European Meetings Centre “Światowid” offers a wide range of cultural events, such as: concerts, dance parties, cinema screenings, cabaret performances, and regularly organized exhibitions.
The Old Town in Elbląg, with old buildings renovated since the 1980s, invites for walks. Well-preserved monuments include St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Church Path, and the Market Gate. To admire the panorama of the city and the surrounding area, you can climb to the vantage point on the cathedral tower, which is 97 m high.
If you like walking in a natural setting, go to the Bażantarnia forest park, known as the “little Bieszczady” due to the mountainous terrain. Here, you will find hiking and cycling trails. Moving along the valley of the Silver Stream, you will reach the Devil’s Stone – legend has it, it was dropped here by the devil himself.
Such legends inspire to explore the past. To learn more about the history of Elbląg and the region, visit the Archaeological and Historical Museum. Don’t miss the exhibitions devoted to the early medieval settlement of the Truso Vikings and the Goths, which once lived near the future city.
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