Pasym, a picturesque town in Masuria, is a real treasure for lovers of history and architecture. Alongside Reszel, it is another undiscovered gem of Mazury for me. Quiet and peaceful with a unique atmosphere - if you want to experience time slowing down, make sure to visit Pasym.
Pasym, as seen in the photo, is a charming town located by Lake Kalwa. The surroundings of the lake are incredibly attractive for tourists. Picturesque landscapes and a peaceful atmosphere create perfect conditions for outdoor activities such as water sports, fishing or just a relaxing walk along the lake shore. Kalwa is a large and branching lake with an area of over 560 hectares. It stretches for 6 kilometers in length and has a width of 1.5 kilometers. The average depth of the lake is 7 meters, and the maximum depth is nearly 32 meters. It is a bream lake, with dominant species including bream, tench, pike, roach, perch, and eel. There are quiet zones on Lake Kalwa and there is a total ban on using motorboats.
The beginnings of Pasym date back to 1386, when it was founded by the master of the Teutonic Order, Konrad von Rothenstein. In the Middle Ages, Pasym developed dynamically. Around 1500, the city already had 557 inhabitants, and during the Thirteen Years' War, it sided with Poland. However, after the Peace of Toruń, it returned under the rule of the Order. After the Thirteen Years' War, the Schervitzen Hof Castle was erected in Pasym, but it has not survived to this day. The castle was demolished and a Catholic church was built in its place.. The medieval layout of streets surrounding the market square is preserved in the center of Pasym.
Pasym is one of the oldest towns in Masuria and offers a wealth of valuable landmarks. One of them is the neogothic town hall from the 19th century, which is a distinctive element of the town's architecture. Pasym has also preserved fragments of ancient defensive walls dating back to the 14th century. The Evangelical-Augsburg Church, built in the 15th century on the shores of the lake, is an important religious monument of the town. The mill complex, erected in 1903, serves as an intriguing example of Pasym's industrial heritage. The water tower, constructed between 1910 and 1911, is another interesting site worth visiting. In the town, one can also admire numerous buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, which showcase beautiful examples of historical urban architecture. Additionally, Pasym is home to a historic Evangelical cemetery dating back to the 17th century, serving as a valuable place of remembrance with intriguing tombs and a historic chapel. Exploring the monuments in Pasym allows visitors to immerse themselves in the town's rich history, appreciate its cultural heritage, and gain a deeper understanding of the local identity.
The Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Pasym is one of the most significant landmarks of the town. Built in the first half of the 15th century, it has a rich history and played an important role as a place of worship and defense. The church has undergone several renovations and modernizations, yet it has preserved its original architectural features. Its picturesque location by the lakeside adds to its charm. The interior of the church captivates with its decorations, vaulted ceilings, and altar, constituting a valuable collection of religious art.
The neogothic town hall in Pasym is one of the most characteristic landmarks of the town. It was built in 1855 on the site of the former medieval town hall. The building stands out with its impressive tower, which serves as a distinctive landmark in Pasym. The design of the town hall was inspired by the Babelsberg Castle. Today, the town hall serves as an administrative building and houses the Pasym Municipal Office.
The market square in Pasym is the heart of the city. The square is surrounded by historic buildings that give it a unique charm. There are shops, cafes, restaurants and tourist information at the market square. Various cultural and artistic events are also organized on the market square.
Pasym is a quiet and peaceful place, and when viewed from a bird's eye perspective, it gains additional charm. Small colorful houses covered with tiles and historic buildings set on the shores of the lake perfectly match the photos from the drone. Importantly - Pasym is outside all controlled airspaces and you can fly here without any problems, although as always before the flight you should check if nothing has changed in this matter.
The surroundings of Pasym are extremely attractive for tourists. You can discover the beauty of many nearby lakes, such as Kalwa, Leleskie, Gromskie, Małszewskie, and Sasek Wielki. These are perfect places for water sports, fishing, or simply relaxing by the lakeshore. In addition to the lakes, the area is surrounded by endless forests, providing opportunities for hiking and cycling. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and walks amidst greenery. You can also take a trip to nearby Szczytno or visit Olsztyn, where you will find a castle, the Old Town, a planetarium, as well as numerous museums and restaurants. Aerial view of the streets: Warszawska, Dworcowa, Pocztowa and Lake Leleskie in the distance in the photo.
The Osada Zamkowa housing estate was built near the old town of Pasym, on Lake Kalwa. There are 22 stylish houses with apartments and their own plots. The apartments are located directly on the water, have their own shoreline and private piers. You will admit that it looks very attractive - you want to go there on vacation.
Pasym in Masuria (north-eastern Poland) is a town that I really love because it exudes tranquility and has a unique atmosphere. It is a place where I can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in the midst of beautiful nature. Being in Pasym makes me feel how time slows down and the atmosphere promotes relaxation and unwinding. The charming landscapes and friendly locals create a special atmosphere in this little town. Pasym also offers many opportunities for active leisure such as swimming, fishing, hiking, and cycling in the picturesque surroundings. A visit to Pasym is always a special retreat for me, making me feel peaceful and inspired by the beautiful views. You can see more photos from this area in the galleries: Masurian Lakeland, Olsztyn Poland.
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