Beautiful East Cultural tourism

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Unique natural values of the Beautiful East attract many visitors. A trip to this region is a great chance to meet the rich culture and tradition connected with the history of many nations. Even today we can admire the legacy of the turbulent history of these lands. Charming small and large towns and villages where old buildings mingle with modern structures provide unforgettable experiences that make tourists want to come back and visit this region again and again. Monuments, forts, palaces, castles and mansions have unique historical values. Various exhibits exposed in numerous museums allow visitors to enjoy the cultural and historical beauty of these lands. A wide variety of art galleries will satisfy even the most demanding guests. Just take a look at the events calendar… A whole range attractions of the Beautiful East are waiting for you!

The castle was built around 1280 by the Teutonic Knights on a cape at Morag Lake. From the west and south side, the castle was defended by the waters of the lake, while from the other two sides on have dug a moat. In the early years of its existence it was the seat of the Teutonic Order prosecutor.

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Located about 1.5 km from Frombork, on a hill having a height of 47 m above sea level (the so-called Crane Mountain). It has instruments for observing the sky - telescopes, binoculars and an observation terrace.

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Katedra
Katedra

The medieval, Gothic cathedral – Assumption of Mary and St. Andrew the Aposthel Cathedral – is the oldest building of the hill in Frombork. Built in 1329 – 1388, it has some outhouses, including two chapels: St. George chapel (the so called Polish Chapel) and Christ the Redeemer Chapel (called Szembek Chapel).

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Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika we Fromborku
Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika we Fromborku

The Mikołaj Kopernik Museum in Frombork – museum devoted to Mikołaj Kopernik. The Museum was founded in 1912 by the canon Eugen Brachvogla. The first exhibition hall took place at the Cathedral Hill, in the so called Tower of Copernicus. After the II World War, the museum re-opened on 5th September 1948, when in the internal canonries on opened an exhibition devoted to Copernicus. The rebuilding of the museum lasted until 1973.That was the year, when in the basement of the former bell tower on founded a planetarium. In 1975 the museum gained independence.

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Grunwald Pomnik
Grunwald Pomnik

Grunwald (battlefield) – area located in 2 km distance in south-east direction from the village Grunwald, between Stębark, Łodwigów and Ulnowo (district Ostróda, Warmia and Mazury Region).

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Kanał Elbląski Fot. A.Podhorodecki
Kanał Elbląski Fot. A.Podhorodecki

The Elbląg Canal leads through two geographical regions – Żuławy Wiślane and Pojezierze Iławskie. As its starting point on assume the Elbląg River. Further it leads through the Drużno Lake– a Nature Reserve (Ornithological).

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Kozłówka - neobarokowa rezydenacja Zamoyskich z ekspozycją sztuki socrealistycznej w dawnej powozowni, otoczona parkiem geometrycznym. Zespół pałacowo-parkowy uznany za pomnik historii Rozporządzeniem Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z 2007 roku.

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Muzeum Narodowe w Kielcach
Muzeum Narodowe w Kielcach

This is one of the greatest and best preserved residences from the Vasa dynasty times. The palace, located in the monumental city part, houses original interiors from the XVII and XVIII century with unique elements of architectural decorations: frame roofs with paintings from the workshop of Thomas Dolabella, polychrome beam-framed floors, ceiling friezes, marble and stone fireplaces, portals and floor fragments.

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Muzeum Orła Białego-Archiwum Rotwś
Muzeum Orła Białego-Archiwum Rotwś

The White Eagle Museum – located in the building of former mill administration and the yard. It is the second in size and exhibit number military museum in Poland. It has also undergrounds and rooms with interesting exhibits from other history sections of Skarżysko-Kamienna.

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Nagłowice-dworek Mikolaja Reja, Paweł Pierscinski
Nagłowice-dworek Mikolaja Reja, Paweł Pierscinski

The museum „Mansion of Mikołaj Rej” shows the writer’s connections with the town as well as the importance of his work both for literature and the whole Polish culture. There is an exhibition of reproductions showing life and literary output of Mikołaj Rej. The woodcuts contain extracts of Rej’s works and records of his biography. The show-cases house interesting descriptive documents (e.g. letter to a neighbor or a tax report).

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