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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 17 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Definitely worth a visit

We enjoyed our day in this former Prussian town of Allenstein - on a Saturday so the Old Town was... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
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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 spring or summer few hours couple of hours nice walk coffee castle poland architecture
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Reviewed 17 August 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 .

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Reviewed 29 July 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

2  Thank ivankP9451FP
Reviewed 21 June 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

2  Thank Juan S
Reviewed 6 June 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

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 1 June 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.

1  Thank Audrey J
Reviewed 14 May 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.

2  Thank Charles050
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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

2  Thank KarciaC3
Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

1  Thank 365kevinv
Reviewed 19 November 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

1  Thank Cubbies99
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Easy to get to and compact. Very attractive. Loads of lovely coffee shops and restaurants. Quite peaceful and not crowded.

Thank Chemteacher
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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.