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Masuria (Polish: Mazury) is a beautiful region in northern Poland famous for its 2,000 lakes. It has been the part of East Prussia inhabited by Polish-speaking, Lutheran Masurians. Masuria occupies much. Administratively, it belongs to Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. The name Masuria began to be used officially after new administrative reforms in the Kingdom after 1818 when many protestant immigrants from the more southern located Masowia settled at Eastern Prussia. The term “Masowian” means “human being“ or “inhabitant” and is equivalent to the polish term “mąż“ (men). – Since the division of East Prussia in 1945, Masuria has become the most popular and biggest lake district in Poland.
Our farm yard is located in the so called “Humped Masuria” respectively the “Masurian Swiss”, which is characterized by its stunning forests, hills, and meadows. A vast variety of wild animals can be also be found here in harmony with the nature. The reservation Puszcza Borecka – located just eight km away – is home to wisents, wolves, deer, roe deer and many other animals feeling comfortable in this untouched nature.
The nearest shopping facilities are to be found at the district city of Kruklanki (approx. 7 km away). Also Gizycko, with its 33.000 inhabitants, is just 20 km. If you would like to discover the traditional East Prussia, you could cross the border within 40 km (and with a single-entry visa) and visit Kaliningrad (previously Königsberg), Tilsit, and the Kurian Spit.
Other tourist attractions include:
- Baroque Castle of Dönhoffstädt
- Borken Heath
- Open-air Museum of Traditional Architecture
- Galindia Paradise
- Big Wilderness Wildnis
- Holy Lime Tree
- Johannisburger Heath
- Lisji Trakehner Stud Farm
- Lycker Small Trains
- Masuric Channel
- Masurian Homeland Museum Owczarnia
- Pyramid at Rapa
- Romint Castle
- Steinort Castle
- Wolf´s Lair