Agnieszka Franus, the editor-in-chief of the National Geographic, and Krzysztof Stypulkowski, a photographer were visiting our region from 17th September till 20th September 2021. Our guests familiarized themselves with the attractions of the region and got to know our cuisine. They visited the castles of our voivodeship and attractions located on the Great Mazurian Lakes Trail and the Fortification Trail. They started sightseeing of our region on Friday, 17 September with a visit to the Interactive Museum of the Teutonic State, where they learnt about the history of the Teutonic Order. They also paid a visit to the Teutonic castle in Nidzica. The next day, on Saturday 18th  September, they arrived in Reszel, where they did the sightseeing of the Bishop’s castles. Then they went to Giżycko, where they saw the Teutonic castle, which now houses a hotel. They also explored the Boyen Fortress, located on the Fortification Route. What is more, in Giżycko they went cruising and watched the panorama of the city and lakes from an observation tower. On Sunday, 19 September, in the morning, the journalists visited the Wolf’s Lair, which was Hitler’s wartime headquarters where he spent over 800 days. The Teutonic castle in Kętrzyn was the next stop on the route; it houses a museum at present. The exhibitions have recently been upgraded. The journalists stayed for two nights at the hotel Castle Ryn. This allowed them to feel the atmosphere of a medieval Teutonic fortress. In addition, they learned about the hotel’s spa amenities. Furthermore, on Monday our guests took part in a guided tour of the capital of our province, Olsztyn. Among other things, they visited the castle of the Warmia Chapter, which now houses a museum. They viewed the Copernicus and Baroque rooms. They had the opportunity to admire the Old Town of the regional capital. Moreover, they had lunch in Tusinek in Rozogi where they met the owners who raise goats, make delicious cheeses and run a regional shop. [Link to article – Google Translate]

The study visit has been a good opportunity to get familiar with our region, its attractions and cuisine.

The article is the project’s activity no PR/1/008/2018 ‘Tourism beyond the boundaries – tourism routes of the cross-border regions of Russia and North-East Poland’.

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