Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Olsztyn
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Olsztyn with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Olsztyn area
This Olsztyn map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Olsztyn and surroundings
Poland - moving around the country
The roads in Poland are simply great. Hence, many tourists choose to rent cars. You can do this either at the city agency or at the airport terminal. You will need to show an international driver’s license for this. However, it will not be convenient to move around a large city in a rented car. Firstly, there are strict restrictions in the country. The maximum speed limit in the city in the afternoon is 50 kilometers per hour and at night, 80 kilometers per hour. Please note that there are often big traffic jams in tourist cities. In such a situation, it is faster and cheaper to move on foot or by public transport. Between cities however, you can travel on a rented car. It is worth stating that it is permissible to drive at a speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour on modern highways. Many rivers and waterways flow in the country, and you may find boats running through them. However, this is not a means of transportation but rather, tourist entertainment. Tourist liners, cruise ships and boats, as well as small yachts run on the coast of the Baltic Sea also in the warm season.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Poland
Another important holiday for the Polish culture is Easter. On the eve of Easter, the whole family goes to the church to consecrate 7 products intended for a celebration. These are lamb, horseradish, meat smoked products, Easter cakes, eggs, bread, cheese, and salt. These products are placed in a special basket, which is called swieconka. On the day of Easter, you must definitely attend a church service before you start a festive breakfast with a consecrated egg and Easter paska. After this, the holiday starts. The Poles compete with eggs. The owner of the toughest will be lucky throughout the year. The second day of Easter is called Smigus-dyngus, or wet Monday. Children collect a sweet tribute from neighbors. The main feature of wet Monday is pouring each other with water. It’s impossible to stay dry on this day. Besides that, being dry is a bad omen.