A picturesque region of more than a thousand lakes. For sailors, fishermen, hikers, cyclists and those who simply seek tranquillity, Masuria is holiday destination number one. Apart from water sports and the simple wandering around absorbing the atmosphere, you may explore a multitude of historical places.
Covered with thick forests and a great number of lakes linked by rivers and canals, it attracts a large number of water sports enthusiasts. The well-developed tourist base gives you the opportunity to hire the necessary equipment without any difficulty. Those who prefer to visit historical places will not be disappointed by Masuria either. There are Teutonic castles, beautiful churches and palaces as well as Hitler’s wartime headquarters.
HOW TO GET THERE
Masuria Lakeland is situated in the northeast of Poland near the borders with Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad). The main towns of this area are Elk, Ketrzyn, Gizycko, Mikolajki, Mragowo and Wegorzewo; but it is easiest to get there through Olsztyn, which provides easy connections with most of the towns and villages of Masuria. Olsztyn is situated about 200 km from Warsaw, 150 from Gdansk, 160 from Torun and 200 from Bydgoszcz. The recommended way to get there is by car.
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane