Capital city of the region with thousands of lakes

Picturesquely set on the hills, this old city upon the Lyna River has eleven lakes within its limits and 21% of its area is covered by woods. The Warmia and Masuria Regional Museum is housed in the Gothic castle of the Warmia Bishops that once served as a home for Nicolaus Copernicus. His room contains a biographical display. Summer concerts of organ music are held in the Gothic St James’ cathedral. Olsztyn’s other attractions include a planetarium and an astronomical observatory.

Tourist Information, Olsztyn, ul. Staromiejska 1, tél./fax +(48-89) 535 35 65 www.warmia.mazury.pl

Astronomical Planetarium and Observatory, Olsztyn, al. Pilsudskiego 38 tel. +(48-89) 533 49 51, tel./fax 533 49 84 www.planetarium.olsztyn.pl