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Beautful old town.

Allenstein (german) or Olzstyn is the centre of Mazuria. It offers nice burgher houses and its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Cute old town .

Lovely and very friendly place with lots of good restaurants and shops in the old town . It’s a... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Olsztyn 11-041, Poland
+48 89 521 03 98
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All reviews bars and restaurants ice cream the river worth a visit lovely place st james the main square local brewery many places few hours couple of hours spring or summer nice walk coffee poland castle architecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allenstein (german) or Olzstyn is the centre of Mazuria. It offers nice burgher houses and its oldtown is quite impressive

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely and very friendly place with lots of good restaurants and shops in the old town . It’s a small old town but worth the visit and near the lakes .

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our day in this former Prussian town of Allenstein - on a Saturday so the Old Town was busy. Worth seeing the castle, Copernicus statue, the old Olsztyn Gazeta building (the editor was killed by the Nazis in a detention camp) and just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ivankP9451FP
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

It's one of the smallest old town I've seen in Poland. Not sure what's going on though with the town as more businesses have been closing down. Unfortunately, the location of the town is not ideal for most tourist. From a personal experience, the town...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Juan S
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Old town Olsztyn lends itself to a very pleasant walking tour. You can start at the St James (Jakub) Cathedral, wander towards the lovely old square, visit one of many cafes and restaurants, walk through the city gate, head to the castle, museums, and along...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Not a very big square but the buildings and architecture is a sight. Plenty of pubs and restaurant. The good weather is lovely to enjoy a mug or two of the local brewery.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Audrey J
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Copernicus lived here. Wonderful castle and great local museumworks of art and medieval artefacts on view. Reconstructions of meieval village living set out in beautiful museum building.Helpful staff, and great bargain tickets. Berautiful setting in old town, surrounded by beautiful grounds, and fast flowing river.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Charles050
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Few good coffee shops, few good restaurants, nice place to take a walk around. Quite good park nearby. It is good enough.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank KarciaC3
Reviewed December 29, 2017

The Old Town of Olsztyn is very cosy. It's not too big, so it's perfect to walk around for an afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 365kevinv
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Olsztyn is quite picturesque. If you are into history the old town and castle offer museums, the old city tower, as well as the old town market which today contains various restaurants, and shops. If you are vegetarian or vegan I know for a fact...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cubbies99
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
Autumn will bring less touristy atmosphere and cooler weather but kind of in line with the general weather pattern in Europe. I see less crowds as an advantage - visit museums, castle, the cathedral - less distractions.