Ostróda is a city on the route Gdańsk - Warsaw and Gdańsk - Olsztyn. We have traveled these roads many times but never went to the city. And there always was a thought in my head - we must enter the city one day and see it ... but not today because we are in a hurry ... maybe next time ... In the end, we decided to go to Ostróda to visit the city, see nearby tourist attractions and take a cruise along the Elbląg Canal. It was a very nice summer weekend!
Roads to Ostróda
The S7 expressway (from Gdańsk to Warsaw) and the national road No. 16 (from Grudziądz to Olsztyn) in Ostróda - an impressive transport hub.
The pier in Ostróda and the city center
Pier on the Drwęckie Lake in Ostróda and a bird's eye view of the city center.
Relax at the Drwęckie Lake
Ostróda is a city in Masuria beautifully situated between lakes on the water route of Elbląg Canal. It is a great place to spend a few days and take advantage of the various attractions of this region
Amphitheater in Ostróda
An amphitheater on the eastern shore of Lake Drwęckie in Ostróda. The amphitheater is roofed, the audience has 2,500 seats. Some concerts of the largest reggae music festival in Poland - Ostróda Reggae Festival are in the amphitheater.
The beginning of the Ostróda-Elbląg Canal. There is a canal that connects lakes Drwęckie and Pauzeńskie.
Tourist attractions in Ostróda
Ostróda is a tourist city that has many attractions. There is everything you need for water sports: beaches, piers, kayak rentals, boats, marinas and even a 800 m long water ski lift. Ostróda has a very rich history, so there are also monuments: Teutonic Castle, churches, Bismarck Tower, Water Tower and unique devices of the Elbląg Canal.
Castle in Ostróda
The exhibition in the museum in the Teutonic castle in Ostróda. There is a museum, gallery, library and cultural center in the castle at this moment.
Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ostróda.
Interior of a neo-gothic church
nterior of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin. I like mirrorless cameras with matrix stabilization - they allow you to take pictures of even dark interiors of buildings without the use of a tripod. Picture parameters: ISO800, aperture: 4.0, time: 1/10.
Marina on the Drwęckie Lake
Pictures from the drone with a vertical perspective is a completely different way of looking at the world around us.
There are many paths and bicycle routes in Ostróda and its surroundings. There is a bike path at the Drwęckie Lake in the photo.
Football stadium in Ostróda
Walking around Ostróda we reached the OCSiR City Stadium. There was a football match. The footballers played very well, dynamic actions, accurate passes, commitment of the players - a good show!
There is a park next to the stadium with many attractions for those who enjoy active recreation. You can go cycling or go-karts, work out in the gym, climb boulders, play table tennis, basketball, mini football, chess or checkers.
Expo Mazury (Arena Ostróda), with a total area of 50,000 m2, is the second largest trade fair and conference complexes in Poland.
South of Ostróda is the highest hill in Masuria - Dylewska Góra (312 m a.s.l. height) it is also the highest hill in the Dylewskie Hills Landscape Park.
The Dylewo Hills (Wzgórza Dylewskie), post-glacial moraine hills covered with natural forest is the perfect place for long trekking. There are many marked hiking trails and nature path.
Ostróda - panorama of the city
View of Ostróda at sunset from Lake Sajmino. There is Drwęckie Lake in the distance.
Walk on the boulevard
An evening walk on the boulevard at the Drwęckie Lake. It is the city center and it is quite quiet here. Ostróda is a green city, there are many parks, large trees and green areas. Ostróda is located in Masuria, so there are many lakes, rivers and canals here. You can sail, canoe, swim a motor yacht, buy a boat trip on the surrounding lakes or on the Elbląg Canal.
We stayed here:
ul. Michał Kajki 6, Kajkowo 14-100 Ostróda
Our opinion and photos from the 2 * hotel located in Ostróda
The hotel is located in a quiet and peaceful area, about a kilometer from the beach on Lake Sajmino, 3 km from the center of Ostróda and less than 4 km from the Mazury Expo trade fair center.
We had a spacious room with a balcony and a large bathroom with a shower.
WiFi, sauna, billiards, table tennis, bike rental, huge parking, children's playground
The restaurant has very good food and friendly service.
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