Olsztyn Travel Guide


Olsztyn Travel Guide - Olsztyn in north western Poland in the province of Warmińsko-Mazurskie. Olsztyn is a city in north eastern Poland, located on wooded hills on the Łyna River. It has been the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship since 1 January 1999 and was previously in the Olsztyn Voivodeship as well as in other divisional units from 1945 to 1975 and from 1975 to 1998.

The population of the city as of June 2009 was 176,387 and is divided into 23 districts and within it's boundaries lie eleven lakes with forest occupying about 21% of the area.

It is an important cultural city with the S.Jaracz Theatre, and home to the F.Nowowiejski Symphony Orchestra, a scientific and educational centre for the province having four schools of higher education.

The economy of the city is supported by a large industrial centre with the Stomil tyre factory and furniture manufacturing as well as the food industry and a thriving tourist trade.

Olsztyn Travel Guide

Poland Travel Guide Information

This site is a travel Guide about the country of Polska which is located in central Europe. You are very welcome to visit my site and I hope that you will enjoy the experience.

My guide is easy to use as each village, town and city has it's own page with useful information for the visitor. Not all sections appearing on the left of my guide, on this place may have information as this is an ongoing project.

It may be the case that this location has not yet been reviewed and written about so if you can contribute any information about this place to improve this guide please send it to Olsztyn Travel Guide.

Accommodation in Olsztyn

You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.

If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the accommodation directly as I do not take commission and I take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if I were to include it here.

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Activities & Attractions in Olsztyn

Poland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities and visiting attractions, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about the activity or attraction please contact the provider directly as I do not take commission and I take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if I were to include it here.

What ever activity or attraction you run, if you wish to advertise on Olsztyn Travel Guide let us know.

PLANETARIUM OBSERVATORY - Home of the Olsztyn Planetarium and Observatory.

Activities & Attractions

Tourist Trails

For hundreds of years the area known now as the Provence of Warmia and Mazury has been a region where languages, cultures and religions have mingled together. The region has many trails with some dating back to the Middle Ages used by merchants trading amber and pilgrams travelling to various sanctuaries on their journeys from the south to Northern Europe.

Many of the historic buildings on these trails have suvived wars and time and along with valuable exhibits which can be observed in local museums, remind the visitor of the past.

Many of these trails pass through the city of Olsztyn joining together the current regions two parts, the Great Masurian Lakes with the old lands of Warmia.

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Geography of Olsztyn

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Museums in Olsztyn

Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country, whether it be a folk, military, science, skansen, transport or any other type.

Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.

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Places to Eat in Olsztyn

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the place to eat directly as I do not take commission and I take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if I were to include it here.

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Places to Eat

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Tourist Information in Olsztyn

PTTK Masuria - Polish Tourist Association branch in the city - useful information about the region.

Poland Travel Guide - This web site will eventually have tourist information on most of the places in Polska. Being a web site you will be able to access the information on most digital platforms, including your laptop, personal computer or a mobile phone.

Tourist organisations are welcome to contact me for details on how to display their information on Olsztyn Travel Guide.

PTTK - Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified. All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.

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Transport in Olsztyn

PKS OLSZTYN OLSZTYN bus - bus timetables

MPK Olsztyn - city bus schedule

PKP Olsztyn - train schedules

As from 20 January 2016 Olsztyn Masuria Airport opened its doors with two flight destinations, Berlin and Krakow three times a week. The nearest other international airports serving the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region are Warsaw Chopin Airport, Gdańsk's Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN), and Bydgoszcz's Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (BZG).


Olsztyn Masuria Airport

Olsztyn the capital of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region with about 175,000 inhabitants, (with 1.5 million inhabitants in the region), now has an international airport at Szczytno-Szymany. It began its operations on January 20, 2016 with a flight to Berlin, Germany. The airport has a runway 2000 meters long and 60 meters wide, Currently it has a broken ILS system, and is located in Szymany in Mazury region. The airport management has rebranded the airport to “Olsztyn-Mazury”, so it would better encapsulate the whole region of Mazury and its lakes, which is better well known.

The airport is situated 59 kilometres to the south of Olsztyn, at the border with the more densely populated part of the Mazowsze region. Also other larger towns can be found (50-60 thousand people) within a 60 kilometres distance such as Mława, Ciechanów, Ostrołęka. This airport has in its catchment area a population of 2.7 million people taken from both voivodeships.

In order to provide better access, a rail link from Olsztyn to the airport has been built, using an exsisting rail branch, upgrading the rail line. A journey time to the centre of Olsztyn is about 45 minutes. In the future, there are plans for a rail link to Białystok through Ostrołęka, and another to Ełk.

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Przewozy Regionalne Railways www.przewozyregionalne.pl

Websites of Olsztyn

Weather reporting service - the current and the next day in the city.

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Regional Links


The Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship was created in 1999 and is located in the north west of Poland.





Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Warmińsko-Mazurskie.

Places in Province

Map of Olsztyn



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