city in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

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.


Get inEdit

By planeEdit

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 trainEdit

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 carEdit

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

By busEdit

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

Get aroundEdit


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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