Masuria, known as the land of a thousand lakes, is distinguished not only by its picturesque lakes but also by its tranquility and calm, rich history, and wild nature. This region offers ideal conditions for water sports enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who seek contact with nature and want to enjoy a unique landscape. Masuria also has numerous landscape parks and nature reserves. It's a place where you can find peace and enjoy the beauty of nature. We suggest thematic excursions to our guests. All attractions proposed by us are within a 20-40 minute drive from our Guesthouse.
Tracing the Second World War
The most famous of the Masurian war quarters served Adolf Hitler and the most important personalities of the Third Reich. Located in the forests near Gierłoż, this complex of several dozen bunkers is where Hitler spent about 800 days. It was here, in the conference barrack, now only ruins, that Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg on July 20, 1944, made a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler.
Visiting this area evokes unease, considering that these were paths trodden by the greatest criminals of World War II. In the Wolf's Lair, there are several objects and bunkers that have survived in various conditions after the evacuation of the Germans and the blowing up of the complex. Despite the use of tons of TNT, the solid bunkers still stand, testifying to their enormous resilience. This place is an instructive history lesson, reminding us of the consequences of war and totalitarianism.
The Wolf's Lair is a unique tourist attraction and is a "must-see" for everyone who comes to Masuria. The tourist movement in the former Hitler headquarters is organized. There is an admission fee, and you can also use the services of a guide. Among the ruins, three tourist routes have been marked out. The site is accessible all year round.

In the forest in the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes, there is a complex of the former German main headquarters of the Army High Command.
Between 1940-1944, over 200 facilities were built here serving various units and staff services. Some of them were wooden buildings that no longer exist today. In good condition, 30 concrete shelters have survived with characteristic rough walls, covered with plaster made of sea grass soaked in concrete.
At its peak, about 1,500 people worked in Mamerki, including several dozen generals. The headquarters facilities, which were not destroyed by the Germans during the retreat in 1945, are located in the forest bunker town and can be visited at any time of the year. It is worth coming here from May 1 to October 30, when the visit is paid, but closed places are made available outside the designated season. You can then look inside the shelter-giant, an object similar to the largest buildings of the Wolf's Lair. The walls of this bunker within a bunker are 7 meters thick! Modern comfortable wooden stairs lead to the roof of the shelter, on which a viewing tower has been built. From a height of 15 meters, there are magnificent views of the nearby Lake Mamry.

The preserved ancestral residence of the Lehndorff family.

In the year 1936, Count Heinrich Lehndorff took over the administration in Sztynort and led the estate to prosperity. The outbreak of the war halted progress on the farm. Most of the palace rooms were designated for the field headquarters of Hitler's Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, who stayed in Sztynort from July 1940 until November 1944. Heinrich and his family were only allocated rooms in one of the palace wings. The area was surrounded by trenches, dugouts, and barbed wire defenses – guarded by 60 soldiers.

Heinrich Lehndorff was one of the conspirators preparing the assassination attempt on Hitler.

Nature and Wildlife
In the Pisz Forest, there is a unique zoo where over 100 species of animals live (including lynxes, wolves, storks). They can be admired by walking over an area of more than 100 hectares. A guide tells about the specimens in this unique zoo – the area is so vast that one could easily get lost on their own. This is one of the few zoos in the country where visitors can enter the enclosures with the animals.
The Krutynia River is valued among kayakers for its picturesque route. Flowing through the Pisz Forest and the Masurian Landscape Park, it offers some of the most beautiful landscapes on kayak routes in Poland, and even Europe.
Sailing Capitals
The town nearest to our facility is picturesquely situated between two lakes, Ołów and Ryńskie. In the town center stands a Teutonic castle erected on a low hill around the year 1337. It is the second-largest Teutonic castle in Poland. In 1393, a commandery was established here, and the first commander of Ryn was Friedrich von Wallenrode.

The Teutonic castle has been renovated and transformed into a hotel. The hotel offers the possibility of touring the castle with a guide.

It is not only a capital for sailors, where the port is bustling with life thanks to the moored yachts and boats, but it is also a tourist resort teeming with pubs and restaurants.

The most recognizable attraction of Giżycko is the Boyen Fortress and the 19th-century historic swing bridge on the Łuczański Canal – the only one of its kind in Europe. It was designed and constructed in such a way that one person could rotate the 100-ton span.

This small town, picturesquely located between the lakes Tałty and Mikołajskie, is one of the most beloved resorts in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. This popular resort and holiday town is located at the central point of the Great Masurian Lakes Trail and is a true paradise for sailors.
Places Worth Visiting
Święta Lipka, located a few kilometers from Reszel, is a well-known Marian sanctuary, attracting both the faithful and lovers of sacred architecture. It is famous for its Baroque organs from 1721, which have moving figures and are often used during organ music concerts. Although tourists do not always have the opportunity to experience a concert, the interior of the sanctuary impresses with its rich decoration.
A historic gem of the army architecture and Masuria. It is worth visiting the town to feel the atmosphere of the medieval stronghold, walk through the narrow streets, and look into the Castle in Reszel where there is an observation tower and an exhibition of medieval torture instruments.
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