Poland is situated in Central Europe and serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe.
Since 1999, Poland has been a member of NATO and in 2004 it joined the European Union.
The neighboring countries are Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east, the Kaliningrad enclave of Russia and the Baltic Sea to the north.
Poland is mostly lowland, but the landscape is very varied. We have sandy beaches in the north and the Tatra Mountains in the south, where people who love nature will find a perfect place to rest. People who prefer an active lifestyle will also find plenty of opportunities for recreational activities. The mountains are a great place for hiking in the spring and skiing in the winter.
Olsztyn is a city that stands out from other cities in Poland in many ways!
As the popular capital of Varmia and Masuria, it is a paradise for lovers of aquatic sports, especially canoeists and sailors.
Founded over 650 years ago, it is probably the most dynamically growing city in Poland.
The oldest part of Olsztyn is dominated by its Gothic Castle of the Cathedral Chapter – one of the strongest medieval defence complexes in the region. The castle, the tail spires of the churches, the tenement houses, the 14th century Old Town Hall and the High Gate are mementos of its long and rich history. These monuments are on the European Route of Brick Gothic. So for the historian in you, the city is truly a treat!
The city also offers a wide variety of social activities. A number of theater performances, philharmonic concerts, music festivals and competitions take place throughout the year. Cinemas, museums, galleries, pubs, clubs, coffee shops and restaurants will all allow you to relax in a friendly environment in Olsztyn.