Giżycko is a tourist town in Masurian Lake District in north-eastern Poland. The city is situated on the lakes Kisajno, Niegocin, Tajty and Popówka Wielka. There are many hotels, guesthouses, apartments, resorts, restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, ports and marinas in Giżycko. The city is a center for sailing and other water sports in summer. In low season it is much calmer but in good restaurants it is better to reserve a table in advance because sometimes (especially at the weekend) there may be a problem with a free place. You can see more photos from this beautiful weekend in the gallery: Autumn in Masuria.
We got to Giżycko several minutes before sunset, so before we went to the apartment, I started the drone and made a quick flight to take advantage of this beautiful light and take some photos :-)
Ekomarina in Giżycko is a modern passenger port on Lake Niegocin, about 500 meters from the city center. The footbridge visible in the photo connects the port and the lake shore with the city center. There is room for 138 vessels in the marina. Sailors have access to water and electricity. It is also possible to pump sewage and waste from yachts in the port.
A bird's eye view of the Ekomarina port.
We reach the center of Giżycko after crossing the footbridge from the marina over the tracks and the street. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars in the tenement houses on the promenade (Pasaż Portowy), and a bit further the Batory shopping center and the Warszawska main street.
Sandy city beach with a guarded bathing area on the Niegocin Lake in Giżycko. There are basketball and volleyball courts on the beach.
The Giżycki Canal (currently the Łuczański Canal) connects Lake Niegocin with Lake Kisajno and passes through the western part of the city. The canal is 2,130 meters long and approximately 12 meters wide.
Footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the Łuczański (Giżycki) Canal.
The Teutonic Castle in Giżycko from the mid-fourteenth century is located on the Giżycki Canal between the lakes Niegocin and Kisajno. Only one building with Renaissance decorations on the gable walls has survived from the original castle. Stylized brick buildings with towers were added to it. Today, the castle houses the St. Bruno.
Popówka Wielka is a small lake located within the city of Giżycko. There is a large port on this lake where mainly fishing boats are moored. Popówka is connected with Lake Kisajno by a canal.
Evangelical-Augsburg Church from 1827 at Grunwaldzki Square in Giżycko.
The pier and the footbridge are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Giżycko. There is a very nice view of the port and Niegocin Lake from the footbridge.
I recommend walking on the pier and footbridge ... we used to go there at different times of the day and there were always nice views.
I must admit that the view of Lake Niegocin from the terrace at the end of the footbridge is nice. The footbridge is only a few meters high, but after reaching the top the perspective changes.
So many sails at once makes an impression!
In summer, Lake Niegocin is white with sails. In the fall, with the setting sun, I managed to catch the last three water scooters rushing towards the Łuczański Canal.
Top view of Giżycko: marinas, canal, park, beach and buildings in the city center.
There are Allotment Gardens named after W. Kętrzyński on the right side of the canal and on the left the so-called Giżycka Island. The Giżycka Island is an isthmus between Lakes Niegocin, Tajty and Kisajno.
The view from the drone on the tenement houses at the Port Passage, the Masurian Shipping Port, the Marina and the Niegocin Lake. From the port in the summer season, you can take a cruise ship to Mikołajki or Węgorzewo.
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