Masuria

masuriaA 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.

 

A LIST OF HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN POLAND

Beskid Makowski
Beskid Maly
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Beskid Niski
Beskid Sadecki
Beskid Slaski
Beskid Wyspowy
Beskid Zywiecki
Bialowieza Forest
Biebrza River
Bieszczady
Bory Tucholskie
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Gorce
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Ilawa Lakes
Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Karkonosze Mountains
Kaszuby
Kurpie
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Lubusz Lakeland
Masuria
Masuria (centre)
Masuria (East)
Narew River
Pieniny
Podhale
Polesie
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Roztocze
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Suwalki
Tatra Mountains
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane
Warmia
Warsaw area
Western Pomerania