Olsztyn prides itself on its castle of the Warmian Chapter. Construction of the oldest wings began in 1348, and in the XV-XVI century, a wing was added to the southern upper part of the tower. Olsztyn castle is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. Currently headquartered is the Museum of Warmia and Mazury. During the years between 1516-1519 and 1520-1521 the castle’s administrator was Nicolaus Copernicus. Among the many original memorabilia on the wall of the castle is personally created by Nicolaus Copernicus astronomical table to indicate the equinoctial spring and autumn. The Museum offers its guests a meeting under the banner of  “Sunday in the museum” (Niedziela w muzeum), where you can explore the exhibitions in unconventional ways, such as ancient armor to try or take. National Meeting of the Castle “Singin poetry” ( Śpiewajmy poezję) and concerts of chamber music ensemble “Pro Musica Antiqua” acting under the auspices of MWiM (concerts once a month) has been permanently added to the calendar of cultural events in Olsztyn.
Olsztyn is the capital of Warmia and Masurian region – a region which is famous not only for its interesting history, but primarily with unusually charming scenery and the largest concentrations of lakes in Poland. Not only the reasons Warmia and Masuria is called the Land of Thousand Lakes, and is believed to be “green lungs of Poland”. Entrepreneurs happily invest here, who are interested in profits from tourism, and the ones who are familiar with eco-friendly economy. Large tracts of undeveloped land and relatively small population density create opportunities for further development of the region. Through the heart of Olsztyn, swift stream, creating a picturesque gorges, flows river Łyna. You can reach by canoe into the eastern Polish-Russian border, and After crossing the border, you can continue down the Pregoła River to Kaliningrad. The city lies within the forest complex covers over 1000 ha – very popular among the inhabitants of Town Forest. The administrative boundaries of the city contains 11 (and some of them say that even 15) lakes. Lakes provide water sports, especially sailing, canoeing and in the winter ice-boating. There are six beaches and bathing facilities. In the summer season, there are being held river boat cruises at the largest lake of Ukiel. Olsztyn Belongs to the Federation of Copernicus Towns, Which has its main office in the Planetarium and the Astronomical Observatory in Olsztyn. It offers a wide-ranging activities, teaching of popularize astronomy, as well as it offers interesting projections of astronomical observations of the Sun, shows of starry sky, moon and the planets. The High Gate is the starring beginning point of “Red Copernicus Trail”, which goes through the Dobre Miasto, Lidzbark Warmiński, Pieniężno, Braniewo and Frombork (where Copernicus lived and died).

TOURIST INFORMATION

Regional Tourist Information Centre, ul. Staromiejska 1, tel. 89 535 35 65, 89 535 35 66,
e-mail: [email protected], http://mazury.travel

Info Olsztyn – Municipal Tourist Information
pl. Jana Pawla II 1 (in the touchdown of the town hall, entrance from ul. 1 Maja)

CULTURE
Warmia and Masuria Museum, ul. Zamkowa 2, tel. 89 527 95 96, www.muzeum.olsztyn.pl

Nature of the exhibition – permanent exhibitions devoted to Nicolaus Copernicus and the history of the city: Nikolai Copernicus – a resident of Olsztyn Castle, From the treasury of the Museum. Old art and artistic crafts, Folk Art of Warmia and Masuria; temporary exhibitions: the series “Gallery of one image”, the series “Résumés” in the Kromer Hall, the cycles “Cavata at olsztyn castle” and “Museum Cymelia”

Tour:
The museum is closed on Mondays and some public holidays.

season: 1.05. – 30.06.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

season: 1.07. – 31.08.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

season: 1.09. – 30.09.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

season: 1.10. – 30.04.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Gazeta Olsztyńska House, ul. Targ Rybny 1, tel. 89 534 01 19
Museum of Nature, ul. Metalowa 8, tel. 89 533 47 80
Municipal Cultural Centre, ul. Dąbrowszczaków 3 (Tenement House Naujacka), tel. 89 522 13 72 (headquarters),
89 522 13 70 (cultural information), www.mok.olsztyn.pl
Olsztyn Planetarium, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 38, tel. 89 533 49 51, 89 527 67 04, www.planetarium.olsztyn.pl
Astronomical Observatory, ul. Żołnierska 13, tel. 89 527 67 03, www.planetarium.olsztyn.pl
Stefan Jaracz Theatre, ul. 1-go Maja 4, tel. 89 527 59 58, www.teatr.olsztyn.pl
Olsztyn Puppet Theatre, ul. Głowackiego 17, tel. 89 538 70 20, www.teatrlalek.olsztyn.pl
Warmia and Masuria Philharmonic Orchestra F. Nowowiejski, ul. Kościuszki 39, tel. 89 527 51 75, www.filharmonia.olsztyn.pl
BWA Art Gallery, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 38, tel. 89 527 94 66, www.bwa.olsztyn.pl

ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Dyplomat****, ul. Dabrowszczaków 28, tel. 89 512 41 41, www.hoteldyplomat.com
Hotel Wileński***, ul. Knosały 5, tel. 89 535 01 22, www.hotelwilenski.pl
Hotel Warmiński”***, ul. Kolobrzeska 1, tel. 89 522 14 00, www.hotel-warminski.com.pl
Hotel Park***, ul. Warszawska 119, tel. 89 524 06 04, www.beph.pl
Hotel Omega***, (former Novotel), ul. Sielska 4a, tel. 89 522 05 00, www.omegahotel.pl
Hotel Kur***, ul. Bałtycka 89, tel. 89 672 40 02, www.hotelkur.pl
Hotel Gromada***, pl. Konstytucji 3 Maja 4, tel. 89 534 58 64, www.gromada.pl
Villa Pallas, ul. Żołnierska 4, tel. 89 535 01 15, www.villapallas.pl
Hotel Manor, ul. Kanarkowa 47, tel. 89 524 17 00, www.manorhotel.pl
Polish-German Youth Centre, ul. Okopowa 25, tel. 89 534 07 80, www.pncm.olsztyn.pl
Hotel Kopernik**, ul. Warszawska 37, tel. 89 522 99 29, www.hotelkopernik.eu
Hotel Pod Zamkiem **, ul. Nowowowiejskiego 10, tel. 89 535 12 87, www.hotel-olsztyn.com.pl
Hotel Na Skarpie**, ul. Gietkowska 6a, tel. 89 526 92 11, www.hotel-olsztyn.com.pl
Hotel Relaks**, ul. Żołnierska 13a, tel. 89 527 75 34, www.osir.olsztyn.pl
Hotel Tavern Pirat*, ul. Bałtycka 95, tel. 89 523 90 85, www.pirat.com.pl
Hotel Wysoka Brama*, ul. Staromiejska 1, tel. 89 527 36 75, www.hotelwysokabrama.olsztyn.pl
Guest rooms Stadium, Al. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 69a, tel. 89 533 23 82, www.hotelstadion.cba.pl
Hotelik U Sąsiada, ul. Dębowa 6, tel. 89 527 68 91, www.usasiada.olsztyn.pl
Hotelik Paradise, ul. Głogowa 2, Gutkowo, www.paradise.mazury.pl
Hotelik Graf, ul. Bałtycka 44, tel. 89 527 08 88, www.graf.prv.pl
Accommodation Podgrodzie, ul. Osińskiego 12/13, tel. 89 527 27 80, www.podgrodzie.eu
Accommodation Czajka, ul. Kołobrzeska 32 a, tel. 89 533 02 07, www.hostelczajka.pl
Accommodation Bio Farma, ul. Warszawska 105, tel. 89 534 95 31, www.biofarma.com.pl
School Youth Hostel, ul. Kościuszki 72/74, tel. 89 527 66 50, www.ssmolsztyn.pl
ŻAK – Student Support Foundation, Olsztyn – Kortowo, tel. 89 523 33 66, www.zak.olsztyn.pl
Hotel Sak, Bartąg 109, on the Olsztyn – Warsaw route, exit towards the village of Ruś, approx. 5 km from the city center of Olsztyn, tel. 89 541 45 45, www.sak.olsztyn.pl
U Leszka Inn, Bartąg 107, on the route Olsztyn – Warsaw, exit in the direction of the village Ruś, approx. 5 km from the city center of Olsztyn, tel. 89 541 03 66, www.uleszka.pl
Agrotourism Farm Leśniczówka, Bartąg 63, approx. 8 km from Olsztyn, tel. 604 612 402
Krys-Tad Agrotourism Farm, ul. Żurawia, Gutkowo 9, on the road from Olsztyn to Morąga, in gutkowo district, tel. 89 523 85 21, 607 623 865, www.kryst-tad.wm.pl
Agrotourism Ziołowa Valley, Wilimowo 10a, 10 km from Olsztyn, in the valley of the River Lyna, tel. 89 527 21 22, 89 523 90 63, www.dolina.hg.pl
Hotelik Andrzej Żółtowski, Szczęsne 43a, Klebark Wielki, 7 km from the center of Olsztyn, in the direction to Szczytno, tel. 89 539 17 19, 607 559 544, www.hotelik.cso.pl
Guest rooms Czapla, Ługwałd 38, Dywity, 10 km from the center of Olsztyn, in the direction to the Good Town, tel. 89 512 06 54, www.czapla.eu.org
Camping*** Tumiany, Tumiany 1a, Barczewo, near the national road No. 16, between Olsztyn and Biskupc, on Lake Pisz, tel. 602 757 481, www.camping-tumiany.pl
Camping No. 173 Dywity, ul. Barczewskiego 47, Dywity, in the bend of the Lyna River, approx. 10 km from the center of Olsztyn, in the direction of Lidzbark Warmiński, tel. 89 512 06 46, www.dywity.com.pl
Camping Ukiel, ul. Poranna 6, Olsztyn, Olsztyn – Gutkowo, directly on Lake Ukiel, tel. 89 522 27 66, 509 382 924, www.camping.mazury.pl
Campsite Trzcinowa Valley, Wadąg 8, Olsztyn, 5 km from the city center, tel. 89 513 51 76, 89 534 82 84, 501 214 850, e-mail: [email protected]

GASTRONOMY
Information on the http://www.turystyka.olsztyn.eu in the tab – practical information; city tourist portal – www.visit.olsztyn.eu

EVENTS – series of events “Olsztyn Artistic Summer”, “Sundays in the Museum”, Castle Meetings “Let’s sing poetry”, “Olsztyn Blues Nights”, “Cavata on olsztyn castle”

Info: www.mok.olsztyn.pl, www.visit.olsztyn.eu

Olsztyn City Hall
pl. Jana Pawła II 1, tel. 89 527 46 23, 527 31 11, e-mail: [email protected]
www.olsztyn.eu