Ostróda is one of the oldest towns in the Masurian lake district. Amongst the monuments of the town distinguishes the Gothic castle, which was built by the Teutonic Knights during 1393 at the site of a former fortress from the late XIII century. Here was the seat of the Teutonic order Commanders. Since 1977, it was rebuilt after the devastation caused by war. Nowadays, it hosts numerous events in the courtyard and castle halls. It is also worth visiting a Neo-Gothic church in Ostróda built in 1856 - 1875, with an added tower in the early twentieth century, and as well as the evangelical-augsburg church of 1907. In the picturesque landscape of lakes surrounded by a dozen or so numerous moraine hills and charming mixed forests stretch yarn canals linking the lakes in the most charming waterways. Azure waters of the Masurian lakes, clean air, lush flora and rare in other regions of the country's fauna create the perfect environment for relaxation. The advantage of Ostróda is modern and well-developed base of the hotels, allowing every tourist to feel good. Depending on the abundance of pockets, guests can relax in luxury hotels or camping sites and tents. Many other attractions of these beautiful and picturesque areas consist a prominent place a branched navigational system of Elblag Channel, Which is being not only the longest, it is doubtless a unique masterpiece of the 19th century engineering on the world scale. Cruise starts in Ostróda, at the center of the town, at the harbor of Lake Drwęckie. on the route of this monument of art hydrographic were built two locks and five inclined ramps. Which do not overcome the difference in water levels of 99 meters. When approaching a ramp, a ship is hoisted onto a platform and travels on land to reach the other end of the canal. Amazingly, the ship seems to be sailing on grass. Regular cruises on the Ostróda-Elbląg canal set off at the marina on the Drwęckie Lake in Ostróda from the 1st., of May till 20th., of September. There are amazing attractions for tourists who like hiking; are hiking trails: blue - "Naddrwęcki" and green - "Jezior podostródzkich" with a total length of 25 km. The excitements for the canoeists are to get familiar with the trails of Chanel: "Szlak Rzeki Szelążnicy", "Szlak Kanału Ostróda-Elbląg", "Szlak Rzeki Drwęcy", "Szlak Ostróda - Miłomłyn - Stare Jabłonki" and the "Szlak Górnej Drwęcy". The commune of Ostróda is endowed with rich nature and tourism. In the vicinity of Ostróda there are picturesque lakes, rivers, canals, forests and hills, including the highest peak - Dylewska Mountain (312 m above sea level). The commune has "Rezerwat Jez. Czarne" with rarely existing aquatic vegetation "Rezerwat Jez. Francuskie" and close to the hill of Dylewska (Góry Dylewskiej) "Rezerwat Rzeka Drwęca". A significant part of the municipality is Dylewskie Hills (Wzgórz Dylewskich) Landscape Park with an area of 7,782 hectares. Besides the magnificent wildlife in the municipality there are many architectural monuments. These comprise sacral buildings, mansions, palaces, bridges, viaducts and ancient railway lines. Worth seeing is the 14th century Gothic church in Glaznoty, the 15th century Gothic church in Ornowo, palaces in Ostrowina, Szydlak and Klonowo. One of the most famous and attractive leisure and tourist resort in the municipality of Ostróda and the Masurian Lake District is Stare Jabłonki situated by the lake Szeląg Mały. There is a hotel, camping, resorts, riverside hostels. A wide range of possibilities - water sports, and winter (ski slope near the hill of Dylewska), beautiful forests, fresh air, rest, and a wide range of databases of accommodation - catering, that everyone will find something interesting.
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE
Pl. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 1a, tel. +48 89 642 30 00, www.it.ostroda.pl, www.mazury-zachodnie.pl
Museum, ul. Mickiewicza 22, tel. +48 89 646 32 31
Museum - open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Exhibitions - a permanent exhibition including models of towns from the 14th and early 20th century; furniture; archaeological finds; farmers' and craftsman's tools.
The observation tower in the Church of the Evangelical-Methodist, ul. Sienkiewicza 22,
tel. +48 89 646 29 02
Aquapark Ostróda, ul. Jana Pawła II 9a, tel. +48 89 642 05 52
Water ski lift, boulevard Lake Drwęckie, tel. +48 89 646 08 13
Cruise on the Ostróda-Elbląg canal
CULTURE - TOURISM
The Centre of Culture and Sport - at the castle, ul. Mickiewicza 22, tel. +48 89 646 32 31
Gallery at the castle, ul. Mickiewicza 22, tel. +48 89 646 32 31
Ostróda-Elbląg Canal, ul. Mickiewicza 9a, tel. +48 89 646 38 71
Hotel Willa Port Conference Resort & Spa****, ul.
Mickiewicza 17, tel. (89) 642 46 00, www.willaport.pl
Hotel Platinum Aqua Fun & Events****, ul. Wyszyńskiego
11a, tel. (89) 642 36 00, www.hotelplatinum.pl
Hotel "Panorama" Hotel, ul. 3 Maja 21, tel.
+48 89 646 22 27
Hotel "Promenada" Hotel, ul. Mickiewicza 3,
tel. +48 89 642 81 00
Conference & Leisure Center "Sarmatia",
ul. Pieniężnego 6, tel. +48 89 646 95 96
Hotel "Platinum", ul. Wyszyńskiego 11a, tel.
+48 89 642 36 00
Hotel "Sajmino", ul. Michała Kajki 3, tel.
+48 89 646 71 24
"La Luna", ul. Mickiewicza 13, tel. +48 89 646 89 08
"Kresowa", ul. Sienkiewicza 10a/1, tel. +48 89 646 67 85
"Columb", ul. Mickiewicza 13a, tel. +48 89 646 40 96
"San Biagio", ul. Mickiewicza 13b, tel. +48 89 646 81 68
"Tawerna", ul. Mickiewicza 21, tel. +48 89 640 52 93
"Gospoda Sajmino", ul. Olsztyńska 57, tel. +48 89 646 18 33
"U Wokulskiego", ul. Bolesława Prusa 2, tel. +48 89 646 76 11
EVENTS - in the summer season - the Ostróda Days of the Sea, the Ostróda Reggae Festival, Dance Music Festival, Fire Festival
The Town Office (Urząd Miasta)
ul. Mickiewicza 24, phone: +48 89 642 94 00