Olsztyn

Overview

Introduction

Located 80 mi/130 km southeast of Gdansk, Olsztyn, Poland, is associated with the astronomer Copernicus.

Visit the 14th-century Brama Gorna, which is an old, defensive gate structure that marks the entrance to the Old Town, St. Jakuba Wiekszego Cathedral (Gothic), old Town Hall and the Castle of the Chapter of Warmia, which was defended by Copernicus from attack by Teutonic knights in 1521 (it's now a museum).

Popular nearby lakes include Lake Plaszno and Lake Lanskie, where there are camping facilities.

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