Open air museum in Olsztynek

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History, Kids

Astonishing monuments and impressive wooden architecture from the past as well as a unique chance to acquaintance yourself with local history - all that can be easily found at the open air museum in Olsztynek.

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It is surely one of the biggest and most important place of this type in Poland.


Located in northeastern Poland, the Folk Architecture Museum and Ethnographic Park (it's the official name of the museum), was founded in 1909 in Königsberg (today's Kaliningrad in Russia) which belonged to East Prussia at the time. The musuem grew bigger and bigger and therefore was moved to Olsztynek in 1937.


Nowadays Olsztynek is situated on the area of 100 hectars and that really is something!

Among 68 buildings one can find for example a watermill from the late 18th century, a village school from early 19th century and the fabulous church from Rychnowo from 1909.


It's good to know this place isn't only about architecture and exhibitions. As you wander around you may learn a lot about life in the countryside in the past, take part in countless happenings, listen to folk music, admire dance groups or shop at Christmas and Easter markets.


Travel in time by visiting the open air museum in Olsztynek!

How do you get to the open air museum in Olsztynek? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Gdańsk or Warsaw and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly in the nearby city of Olsztyn. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Picture: Warmińsko-Mazurskie.

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