Located in the northern part of Poland, on the bank of the Łyna River, Olsztyn is the administrative and cultural center of the Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship. There are eleven lakes in its environs; the town is an ideal base for exploring the lake region. Olsztyn’s main attraction is its Gothic castle, which was built in the 14th century.
The red brick castle was the former residence of Warmia Bishops and today it houses the Warmia and Masuria Regional Museum. The High Gate is the only remaining gate of the three what were part of the town’s fortification in the 14th century. Olsztyn’s other important building is the St James’ cathedral, which was built in the 15th-16th centuries in the Gothic style. In the summer period concerts of organ music are often held in the cathedral.