Iława is a city in northern Poland located on Lake Jeziorak in the Iława Lake District. Jeziorak is almost 30 kilometers long and is the longest lake in Poland. Thanks to its location, Iława has enormous tourist potential. There are hotels, apartments, guesthouses, resorts, parks, promenades, bicycle paths, beaches, marinas and a port. You can rent a sailboat, boat, kayak, pedalo, houseboat or motorboat here and go on a cruise on lakes or canals to Ostróda and further Elbląg Canal to Elbląg or even to the Baltic Sea. I invite you to view photos from the drone taken during the summer weekend in Iława.
We started our tour of Iława with an evening flight and admiring the city from above.
The photo shows the Old Town in Iława, or rather the place where it used to be. The old town of Ilawa was almost completely destroyed by the liberators from the east in 1945. Pre-war buildings that have survived to this day are only: Church of the Transfiguration, town hall, neoclassical city hall from 1916 (now a cinema-theater), fragments of gothic city walls and fountains. There is also the market square, rebuilt after the war, with beautiful tenement houses from the People's Republic of Poland :-) classic blocks of large slabs from the 1960s and 1970s.
There are marinas, hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings on the shore of Jeziorak. There you can moor, spend the night and eat well.
The Gothic Church of St. The Transfiguration in Ilawa was built in the 14th century. The Renaissance tower was added in 1550. According to the legend, under the church there is a tunnel that allows you to get to the castle in Szymbark.
Town hall in the city of Ilawa
There is a neo-baroque town hall from 1912 (now the City Hall) is one of the few historic buildings that survived the Second World War.
Top view of the center of Iława - port, marinas, hotels and apartment buildings on the shore of Lake Jeziorak.
Monuments in Iława: red church, town hall, cinema-theater, railway station, gymnasium Nicholas Copernicus, the building of the Sanepid, water towers, a stable-coach house, city walls.
Top view of the Old Town Square and the surrounding (already classic) 20th century large-panel buildings. It is a pity that there was no desire, idea and determination to rebuild according to the original ... because it could have been so beautiful ...
A large pier, sandy beach and bathing area on the shore of Jeziorak.
As you can read on the website of the Inland Port in Iława, the port built in 2015 is the most modern facility of this type in Warmia and Mazury. Tourist yachts, cruise ships and even cargo ships can moor here.
I like looking vertically down... you can play like a graphic puzzle :-)
Railway Station - Iława Główna
A historic neo-Gothic station building from 1900 at Dworcowa Street in Iława. I recommend you go inside to see the unique interior, stained glass windows and frescoes depicting plant motifs and city coats of arms.
Amphitheater Louis Armstrong from 2010 on the shores of Mały Jeziorak in Iława. There are two and a half thousand seats in the audience. There is the Old Jazz Meeting Traditional Jazz Festival "Złota Tarka" every August.
View of Jeziorak and the "wild" beach. Jeziorak is impressive! It is a large lake with a very interesting shoreline. You have to go on a cruise here!
The marinas look amazing from above - I like such pictures with lots of details :-)
Railway station, tracks, platforms
I have been to Ilawa many times, but always only for a moment during a train journey from Tricity to Warsaw or further south of Poland. Now I know that it is worth to stay here for longer.
After leaving the station building, we get to Iława Railwaymen Square. There is a monument to railwaymen from Iława, a steam locomotive TKt48-53 from 1951 and an illuminated fountain with a sail.
The restored steam locomotive TKt48-53 from 1951 is the main attraction (especially for children) on the square in front of the train station in Iława.
Sports Center in Iława: City Stadium, Tourist and Recreation Center with swimming pools, saunas, gym, bowling alley, massage room, salt cave, ice rink and skatepark.
Modern apartment buildings on the shores of Jeziorak in the center of Iława.
Iławskie Lake is a shallow and quite large lake. The Iławka River flows through this lake.
Top view of the Old Town Square in Iława.
Summer evening in Iława is the perfect time to fly and admire the city from above - no wind, there is almost no wave on the lake, the gentle rays of the setting sun illuminate the buildings in the city ...
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