Olsztyn is a city in northeastern Poland, on the River Lyna. Historically the capital of the Warmia region, Olsztyn has been the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship since 1999.


There are quite a few historic sights in town. The castle being the most important one.It houses a large museum, which can be enjoyed along with galleries and performances. The City Hall and St.Jacobs Cathedral are also well worth a look.

More than half of the forests occupying 21.2 % of the city area form a single complex of the Municipal Forest (1050 ha) used mainly for recreation and tourism purposes. Municipal greenery developed in the form of numerous parks, green spots and three over a century-old cemeteries. The greenery includes 910 monuments of nature and groups of protected trees in the form of beech, oak, maple and lime-lined avenues.

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