The main square of any Polish city is the Market Square. In Mikolajki “Market Square” - plac Wolnosci - Independence Square. She does not have a medieval church or an old town hall. Neat well-groomed old houses are also pleasing to the eye, but only good restaurants will be of interest to a sophisticated tourist.
Recently, the city has received sufficient funding and it is pleasant to walk along its old streets today - neat houses, paved pavements - all this creates an atmosphere of patriarchy and comfort.
But the main attractions of Mikołajek are lakes, therefore, here, scenic promenades and bridges are chosen for walking.
For history buffs, the city has a museum at the main cathedral.
Holidays on the lakes
The city of Mikołajki attracts lovers of sailing and water sports, because a stay in our region gives tourists a great opportunity to get acquainted with the richness of local flora and fauna. Just a few kilometers from Mikołajk, there are a number of places unique in their flora or fauna.
Next to Mikolajki is Masurian landscape park. It was founded by a decree of the Voivodship National Council in Suwalki and Olsztyn in December 1977 to preserve natural spaces and conduct scientific research. Today, Masuria Landscape Park is part of the Warmian Voivodeship. Its area is 55,000 ha, and its conservation area is about 18,000 ha. Forests occupy more than 29,000 ha, and rivers and lakes - about 17,000 ha. The remaining territories are used in agriculture.
Masurian landscape park is located at the junction of two different geological forms, it preserves all the richness and diversity of the world of plants and animals, an abundance of forests, swamps and lakes.
Masurian landscape park is:
- more than 60 lakes, including the largest lake in Poland - Snyardvy,
- Krutyn River, recognized as one of the most interesting for kayaking rafting in Europe,
- about 850 species of plants,
- rich fauna with more than 200 species of birds,
- 11 nature reserves, including the Luknaino Biosphere Reserve.
For many years, preparations have been ongoing for the opening of the Masurian National Park on the part of the Masurian Landscape Park. Short distances make it possible to conduct cycling and hiking excursions that will diversify relaxation and make Mikołajki a pleasant pastime.
Unique plant species
An attentive observer will see here rare plant species, often found in completely different climatic zones. The most curious are:
- arctic species: chaly juniper and potogon sedge,
- northern species: found in the Siberian taiga and northern Scandinavia: Japanese and bushy willow, low birch, sedge spherical, as well as a northern water lily,
- Central European species: common hornbeam, oak, mountain elm, small-leaved linden, maple, arrogant ash, ordinary yew, ordinary beech, Amir mountain, white water lily, etc.,
- thermophilic species: carnation sand, sandy spacerata, broom, distributed
- south-siberian species: green limestone, hard doll, clover, aromatic bell.
Forests on the territory of the Mikołajki commune are mainly the complex of Puská Forest that extends from the southern edge of the city, along the western shore of Mikołajskie Lake, past Lake Beldany to the southern shores of Snyardv. Lovers of collecting vultures and berries will surely find a lot of interesting things here.
Lake Lucknowo Nature Reserve
The Luknayno Lake Nature Reserve has been a conservation zone since 07.24.1937, after the war in 1947 it was renamed the Ornithological Reserve. In 1977, the reserve was included in the international network of biosphere reserves under the auspices of UNESCO. The reserve covers an area of 709, 97 hectares located 5 km east of Mikołajk.
Here there are birds stopping on a flight to wintering places. Lucknowo is home to the largest concentration of wintering swans in Poland, sometimes up to 2,500 individuals.
There are a lot of flax and gogol, duck and heron here. Near the lake you can see hunting hawks and kites. Of the mammals, American mink, raccoon dog, wild boar, and elk deserve attention.
Attention: moving around the reserve is allowed only along the designated route. Group excursions are possible only with the consent of the Director of the Park.
Mikolajki, polish Mikołajki - resort and tourist center (having the status of a rural commune) in Mragovsky County Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship of Poland. Area - 8.85 square meters. kilometers, a population of about 3900 people. Included in the range of the MPP mode. This, as well as the Tropicana water park (the largest in the region) is the reason for the great popularity enjoyed by Mikołajki among the residents of Kaliningrad and the region.
History and Description
The name "Mikolajki" comes from St. Nicholas, who, according to legend, was the patron saint of sailors. Over the years, the name has changed, but has always been inextricably linked with it - St. Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicelsdorf, Niclausdorf, Nikolaiken. At this place there was an ancient Prussian settlement, the inhabitants of which were fishing, weaving, cutting and rafting. The first mention of Mikolajki dates back to 1444, when the great master of the Teutonic Order Konrad von Erlichshausen recognized the right of Prussia to the land located near the chapel of St. Nicholas. In 1726, Mikołajki received city rights.
Lake Tałty, on the shores of which Mikołajki is located, is ideal for yachting and water sports, for which they are sometimes called the “Pearl of Masuria”.
Gmina Mikołajki covers an area of 256.4 square meters. km, about half of which falls on forests and lakes, many of which are interconnected by a system of canals. Favorable natural conditions and developed tourism infrastructure contribute to attracting a large number of Polish and foreign tourists to the region. The population of the commune is almost 9000 people.
The main attractions in Mikołajki are numerous architectural and historical monuments, including a Roman Catholic church built in 1910, a school, town hall, gas plant, railway station, chapels, cemeteries, residential buildings of the XIX-XX centuries.
Mikołajki, Hotel Golebębiewski ****
The largest, most famous and most popular hotel in Mikołajki, located on the outskirts of the city on the shores of Lake Talty.
- 689 single, double, family rooms, studios and apartments (bathrooms, shower, hairdryer, telephone, Internet, balcony), storage space for strollers, parking for 350 cars (20 PLN per day), Wi-Fi, domestic animals - for an additional fee.
- “Green”, 350 seats, European, Polish, traditional local cuisine, children's menu. Live music and dancing on Saturdays and Sundays after 20.00.
- "Red", 700 seats, buffet, breakfast from 7.00 to 11.00, lunch from 13.30 to 16.00, dinners from 19.00 to 21.00. For clients of “All Inclusive” - a bar from 11.30 to 21.00 (tea, coffee, soft drinks and spirits), a buffet with desserts and cold snacks from 11.30 to 19.00.
- "Smakolandia", a children's restaurant.
A cafe (Kawiarnia Patio) and bar - non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, cocktails, pastries, children's corner, live music in the evenings, open from 9.00 to 23.00.
Conference center an area of 8,000 square meters. m, two congress halls with an area of 1800 square meters. m. and 2200 square meters. m equipped with the most modern technical equipment.
Beauty and Healthoffering various Beauty and Wellness treatments.
- rental of rowing boats (PLN 40 per hour, PLN 200 per day), rowing boats with an engine (PLN 80 per hour), motor boats (110-160 PLN per hour), yachts (60 PLN per hour, 360 PLN per day, helmsman 50 PLN per hour), kayaks (20 PLN per hour), pedal boats (25 PLN per hour), boat excursions (July, August, daily except Monday, 30-35 PLN per person).
- Games for beginners and experienced players, exercises, instructor services. Open from May to late autumn.
Equestrian Club "Stable" (Klub Jeździecki "Stajnia"):
- riding lessons in the arena for beginners,
- pony riding for children,
- horseback riding in a wildlife park or in the nearest nature reserves,
- skiing (in the winter - on a sleigh) with a picnic in the forest and live music.
Road bike rental: 40 PLN per day, up to 4 hours - 10 PLN in hour.
Electric bike rental: eFun - 140 PLN per day, $ 35 for 2 hours, eCross, eRace, eLycan - 180 PLN per day, 50 PLN in 2 hours.
Year-round skating rink:
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Fri, 4 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sat, 12 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission is free for hotel guests, the rest - 10 zł. in hour. Skate rental - PLN 10 per hour, helmet - 5 PLN in hour.
Mini Las Vegas for children and adults (bowling, billiards, minigolf, air hockey, simulators). Opening hours: Mon-Thu, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Fri, 4 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sat, 12 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Night club with a capacity of 400 people, open from 22.00 daily, admission to hotel guests is free, the rest - 50 PLN.
Minimum room rate at the Golembievsky Hotel in Mikołajki is 258 zlotys per day per person (7 or more nights in the period from January 7 to April 2).
Supplement for single room - 210 PLN per day.
Children under 4 years in a room with two adults - free of charge.
Children under 7 years in a room with two adults for 7 or more nights - free of charge.
Children under 15 years in a room with one adult - extra charge PLN 249 per day for 2-6 nights, 229 PLN at 7 and more nights.
Mikolajki, Tropicana water park (Tropicana)
The Tropicana water park in the Golembievsky Hotel is the largest in the region and is very popular among Kaliningrad tourists.
- sports pool 25x12x1.6-2.5m,
- recreational pool 20x12x1.6m with artificial wave,
- a pool with a water-air hydromassage,
- Children's swimming pool,
- pool for babies,
- water slides (4 pcs. With a total length of 700m),
- slide for descent on the pontoon,
- hill mill
- magnesium-calcium, alkaline, mud baths, Jacuzzi,
- steam and dry sauna,
- snow and ice sauna,
- salt cave,
- outdoor sports pool 25x15x1.7-2.6m,
- an outdoor recreational pool with "Scottish whips" and hydromassage,
- outdoor pool for babies,
- sun terrace.
The water temperature in children's pools is 30-35 degrees.
Water Park Hours: from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
- for hotel guests - free of charge,
- for other guests - 30 PLN 1.5 hours (adults), PLN 15 1.5 hours (children under 12 years old), 5 PLN for each subsequent 0.5 hours. Children under 12 years old can visit the water park only under the supervision of adults. At the entrance issued a towel.
Organized group visits to the water park (more than 10 people) - only by prior reservation (tel. + 48-874-260-777), Monday - Friday, from 8.00 to 13.00. Children's groups are allowed in the water park only if there is an accompanying person (payment is not charged from him).
By prior arrangement, thematic corporate events (from 50 people).
Where to stay
Hotel Robert's Port ****
Lake Resort & SPA
Number of seats: 180
Hotel Amax ***
Mikołajki, Al. Spacerowa 7
Tel + 48-874-219-000
Number of seats: 64
Hotel Mazur ***
Mikołajki, Pl. Wolności 6
Tel + 48-874-282-899
Number of seats: 70
Hotel Mazurski Dworek ***
Mikołajki, Stare Sady 1
Tel + 48-874-216-918, + 48-874-215-001
fax + 48-874-215-008
Number of seats: 116
Hotel Na Skarpie **
Mikołajki, ul. M. Kajki 96
Tel / Fax + 48-874-216-418
Number of seats: 67
Hotel Santa Monica **
Mikołajki, ul. Papieża Jana Pawła II nr 3
Tel + 48-874-207-057 fax + 48-874-207-057,
mob + 48-501-407-087
GPS coordinates: 53˚48'18``N, 21˚34'45''E
Number of seats: 36
Pensjonat Mikołajki **
Mikołajki, ul. M. Kajki 18
Tel + 48-874-216-437
Number of seats: 20
Pensjonat Tałty ***
Mikołajki, Tałty 19
Tel. +48-874-216-398, mob. + 48-509-172-533
Number of seats: 30
Pensjonat Wodnik **
Mikołajki, ul. M. Kajki 130
Tel + 48-874-216-141
Number of seats: 20
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 13
Tel + 48-874-216-280
Number of seats: 28
Hotelik Mazurska Chata
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 26
Tel + 48-531-850-880
Number of seats: 50
Port Millennium -
Pensjonat Żurawi Kąt
Mikołajki, ul. Górkło 4C
Tel + 48-608-343-322, + 48-226-398-986, + 48-875-622-703
Number of seats: 46
Mikołajki, ul. Słoneczna 7
Tel + 48-606-445-097, + 48-691-253-666
Pokoje A. A. K
Mikołajki, ul. Słoneczna 9
Tel + 48-874-216-595, mob. + 48-505-979-492
Number of seats: 15
Domek kempingowy Karolinka
Mikołajki, ul. Warszawska 11/3
Tel + 48-874-216-380, + 48-663-364-844
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 65
Tel + 48-874-216-044, mob. + 48-691-488-157, + 48-603-206-044
Number of seats: 4
Domki do wynajęcia
Mikołajki, Tałty 10
Tel + 48-874-215-833
Number of seats: 12
Mikołajki, Zełwągi 7
Tel. + 48-693-633-034, + 48-785-184-545
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 58
Tel. + 48-515-562-321
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 48
Tel. + 48-502-704-448
Mikołajki, ul. Kościuszki 6/2
Tel. + 48-509-958-142
Mikołajki, ul. Kościuszki 17
Tel. + 48-698-626-603
Mikołajki, Prawdowo 28
Tel. + 48-509-712-225
Number of seats: 8
nad jeziorem Tałty
Mikołajki, Tałty 40
Tel. + 48-609-028-560, + 48-694-976-717
Mikołajki, Stare Sady
Tel. + 48-693-496-030, + 48-608-613-580
Mikołajki, Tałty 2
Tel. + 48-607-524-412
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 91
Tel. + 48-874-216-263
Domki letniskowe, pokoje
Mikołajki, ul. Ogrodowa 17
Tel. + 48-874-216-465
Domek nad jeziorem
Mikołajki, Tałty 42
Tel. + 48-874-216-569, + 48-500-374-138
Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy Leśna polana
Mikołajki, ul. Lena 7
Number of seats: 200
Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy PRZYSTAŃ
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 126
Tel. + 48-874-216-125
U Waldka i Krystyny
Mikołajki, Tałty 11
Tel. + 48-874-216-476
Where to eat
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 7, tel. + 48-874-219-845
Mikołajki, al. Kasztanowa 6, tel. + 48-874-215-338
Mikołajki, pl. Wolności 8, tel. + 48-874-215-103
Król Sielaw, restaurant
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 4, tel. + 48-874-216-323
Mikołajki, pl. Wolności 13, tel. + 48-874-215-506
Mikołajki, Zełwągi 6, tel. + 48-874-216-823
Porto Cafe, restaurant
Mikołajki, pl. Wolności 7, tel. + 48-604-279-263
Złota Rybka, restaurant
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 3, tel. + 48-874-215-318
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 5, tel. + 48-874-216-323
Mikołajki, ul. 3 Maja, tel. + 48-874-215-588
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 13, tel. + 48-874-219-919
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 14, tel. + 48-874-215-218
Mikołajki, pl. Wolności 10, tel. + 48-874-216-160
Pod Kasztanami, bar
Mikołajki, Sady 8, tel. + 48-874-215-198
Pod Gwiazdami, bar
Mikołajki, Zełwągi 19, tel. + 48-874-216-800
Mikołajki, ul. Kowalska 4, tel. + 48-874-216-511
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 11, tel. + 48-874-215-247
Mikołajki, ul. Okrężna 14, tel. + 48-874-216-190
Mikołajki, ul. Kowalska 4, tel. + 48-874-216-447
U Rybki, cafe
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 13, tel. + 48-874-216-280
Mikołajki, ul. Dąbrowskiego 2,
tel. + 48-222-053-300
Mon-Sat: 7.00 - 21.00,
Sun: day off
Mikołajki, rlac Wolności 7, tel. + 48-874-215-334
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 1, tel. + 48-874-216-248
Bank Pekao SA
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 34
Bank Polskiej Spółdzielczości SA
Mikołajki, ul. Kajki 1
ul. 3 Maja 2 A
Tel + 48-874-216-315,
fax + 48-874-216-315
9.00 — 18.00
ul. Mrągowska 22
Tel + 48-874-21-631-587,
fax + 48-874-215-288
9.00 — 18.00
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 19, tel. + 48-874-291-000
PKN Orlen S.A.
Mikołajki, romenada, tel. + 48-874-219-977
Mikołajki, ul. Mrągowska 19
Mikoznak Sp. z o.o.
Mikołajki, ul. Tałcka 2
Mikołajki, ul. 3 Maja 3, tel. + 48-874-216-316
Mikołajki, ul.Szkolna 2, tel. + 48-874-216-868
Mikołajki, pl. Handlowy 15, tel. + 48-874-215-356
Kaliningrad - Mikołajki, distance 148 km.
Nearest border crossing: Bagrationovsk - Bezledy.
International Bus Schedules
Polish National Tourist Hotline: + 48-222-781-600
City Hall and Administration of the Mikołajki Commune (Urząd Miasta i Gminy w Mikołajkach)
Ul. Kolejowa 7, tel. + 48-874-219-050, fax + 48-874-219-099
Mikołajki Tourist Information Center
Mikołajki, plac Wolnosci, 7, tel. + 48-874-216-850, fax + 48-874-216-850, [email protected]
Opening hours: June, July, August - daily, September - from Tue to Sat from 9.00 to 17.00, Sun from 10.00 to 15.00, Mon - day off.
112 - a single emergency number for all EU countries. The dispatcher will forward your conversation to the appropriate service.
997 - City Police (ul. M. Kajki 16)
998 - fire brigade
999 - Ambulance (ul. Papieża Jana Pawła II)
How to get there
You can get to Mikołajk by bus from Olsztyn or Warsaw, which are connected by bus and rail links to many cities in Europe. The path is not straight, and therefore can take quite a lot of time. But, as experience shows, the most profitable way both in terms of time and in terms of financial means is to buy a bus tour from Kaliningrad. In this case, the road will take several hours, taking into account the border crossing. It should be remembered that in the border zone you can neither take pictures nor smoke.
Search for flights to Warsaw (the nearest airport to Mikołajki)
The hotel base of Mikołajek is quite extensive, in any case, it is possible to choose accommodation of any category, from luxury rooms in modern hotels offering many additional services and the highest level of comfort, to modest and unpretentious rooms in tourist class guest houses. A number of hotels offer their guests not only accommodation, but also spa programs, cozy bars and restaurants where you can have a good time.
The staff of many hotels speaks Russian. This is due to the large number of tourists coming here from the Kaliningrad region of Russia.
Especially popular among Russians is the 4 * Golebievsky Hotel, which has a fitness center, a solarium, a massage room, a disco, cozy bars, restaurants, night and children's clubs.
Restaurants and shops
The tourist infrastructure of the city, sensitively sensing an increase in interest in Polish cities, is developing rapidly, so in the city you can always find a restaurant or cafe to taste and afford. The menu is usually offered European, but you can find both exotic cuisine and local. Since the city is focused on family vacations, baby food will not be a problem, many cafes and restaurants offer dishes for children and dietary food.
Things are interesting with souvenirs: standard magnets and plates, of course, are present in the assortment of shops, but handicrafts are much more interesting, things are not only beautiful, but also functional.
Entertainment and Attractions
Around Mikołajk a lot of attractions. Old cities, ancient castles, the history of which contains many dramatic pages. About 20 minutes from Mikołajk, there is the small town of Ryn, which formed around the castle, which appeared here in 1337. The city suffered from Tatar raids, and from the plague, and from fires. Since the castle was rebuilt several times, it now does not make the impression of a medieval building. Another rather mysterious attraction of his is the Dutch mill; today it does not work. The town itself is quiet, cozy, provincial.
If you drive a little further, you can get into a larger city, Ketrzyn. Here the castle is a little older, it looks massive and intimidating, it is immediately clear that this is, first of all, fortification. During the Second World War, the castle was significantly damaged, but was restored in the 60s of the last century. Experts in the history of this war are well aware that not far from Kenschin, in the woods, was Hitler’s headquarters Wolfshanze, from which operations on the Eastern Front were supervised. The historical part of the city in Kenshin is surprisingly large, neat and pretty, and new buildings look pretty attractive.
Reshel Castle, near Mikołajk, is the residence of the bishops of Warmia. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a very revered place by Polish Catholics. Holy Lipka, one of the main shrines of Poland, is dedicated to her.