Olsztyn, viewed from above, is very photogenic. I really liked the vast old town, colorful tenement houses with brick tiles, historic churches and a gothic castle. Moreover, 16 lakes, the Łyna River flowing through the city center, parks and a large amount of greenery made a big impression on me. I couldn't stop flying the drone and admiring! The photos were taken during a summer weekend in the capital of Warmia and Mazury. The pictures show the city from sunrise to late evening. I invite you to watch Olsztyn on my photos from the drone.
Olsztyn welcomed us with beautiful weather on Friday evening. There is the market and the city center in the last rays of the setting sun in the photo.
The Gothic defensive castle was built in the mid-fourteenth century by the Bishops of Warmia. The castle was also the seat of the administrator of bishops' estates. Nicolaus Copernicus was the administrator in the years 1516-1521. I also invite you to watch the gallery Castles in Poland.
The market square, town hall and the surrounding tenement houses look amazing from the bird's eye view!
The Upper Gate (High Gate) in the north-eastern part of the old town was built in the 14th century. Its size is impressive!
Skanda Lake is one of the 16 lakes in Olsztyn. There you can see a sandy escarpment and a beach on the left side of the photo. I showed the location of this beach on the Google map. You can see more photos from the Masurian Lake District in the gallery: Masurian Lakeland.
The old town and St. James's Cathedral beautifully lit by the morning sun. There is a castle and the Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland in the distance. It's worth getting up before 6 to see such views!
The Old Town Hall on the market square in Olsztyn. This baroque building was the oldest seat of the city authorities. There is a library in the building nowadays. There you can buy amazing ice cream from the eastern side of the town hall under the arcades in summer!
The Olsztyn City Hall is located in the New Town Hall building at 1 Jana Pawla II Square. The size of the building and the height of the tower are impressive!
The Czesław Niemen amphitheater is located between the old town and the castle. The object does not seem large, but it is only an illusion - there are 1,250 seats in the audience.
Market Square, Town Hall and Old Town in Olsztyn after sunset.
Olsztyn is surrounded by lakes. You can easily find a place where you can relax by the water in the city or just outside its borders. The photo shows the beach and the Recreation and Sports Center at Lake Ukiel. It is very close to the center, so in high season it may be difficult to find a place on the beach and in the parking lot.
Ukiel (Krzywe) is the largest lake in Olsztyn - an area of 412 hectares and 43 meters at the deepest point. The lake is located in the north-western part of the city between the Likusy, Dajtki and Gutkowo districts.
Evening at Lake Ukiel. A view of the Recreation and Sports Center and the City Beach.
A flight over the Old Town of Olsztyn with a view of the Market Square and the Old Town Hall.
Aerial view of the St. James's Cathedral and the Olsztyn Old Town.
Late summer afternoon in the city center of Olsztyn. A view like from a postcard!
The night is coming and the nightlife in Olsztyn begins. After a very warm day, it's finally time to cool down and walk around the charmingly lit old town. You can also take advantage of the rich offer of numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs.
Going to Olsztyn, I did not expect such picturesque views - I recommend everyone to visit this beautiful city! We will be happy to come back here again to admire the capital of Warmia and Mazury in other seasons. You can see more photos from Olsztyn in the gallery: Tourist attractions in Olsztyn.
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