Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, known as the land of a thousand lakes, is a great place to relax in the bosom of nature, and spend time actively. The region offers tourists, among others sailing, canoeing and cycling routes. Attractions of this region are not limited to water sports and the possibility of spending time by the water.
The main part of the region are the post-glacial Masurian Lake District. There is the largest of the Polish lakes, Śniardwy and over 2,500 other water reservoirs. They are connected by rivers and smaller streams, which are great for canoeing. The most important tourist center of Masuria is Mikołajki, and other popular holiday destinations are Giżycko, Iława or Mrągowo.
The capital of the province is Olsztyn, called the greenest of Polish provincial cities. His story is associated with the figure of Nicolaus Copernicus, who lived at the local castle. Another place where you can find traces of the astronomer is Frombork lying on the Pomeranian Lagoon with his workshop.
Warmia and Mazury are areas where you can find many interesting, unusual buildings. In Gierłoż, you can visit the northern quarter of Hitler, in Stańczyki there is a railway viaduct modeled on the aqueduct, while in the vicinity of Elbląg you can go on a cruise on the Elbląg Canal equipped with slopes and sluices.