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Olsztyn (German: Allenstein) is a historic town and capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodship in northern Poland. The city is home to 175,000 inhabitants and boasts a beautiful Gothic city centre. Some charming Masurian lakes are very close and the city has basically grown around them.

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By plane[edit]

There is an international airport in the near town of Szczytno, but more flights go from Warsaw: Warsaw Chopin Airport: For those travelling from Warsaw serviced by Polski Express. See also: Routes/Timetable

By train[edit]

The Polish State Railways have train connections from Warsaw and Gdańsk as well as Białystok. There are also direct trains to/from Kraków during the summer.

By car[edit]

You can easily get there by car from Warsaw, Gdańsk and Białystok.

By bus[edit]

Many international connections (see Poland::By bus).

Get around[edit]


The High Gate functioned as one of the gates to the city centre of Olsztyn







  • Rest4All, Wyzwolenia 8/5. Spacious rooms, shared kitchen, wifi, even some balconies. +48 723 536 919. $24.
  • Przystań Hotel&Spa, Żeglarska 4. Offers quite the lake views from the restaurant/bar and also from the indoor pool and even some rooms. Sauna, gym, hot tub, spa treatments, etc. +48 89 651 90 00. $103.

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