Travel Blogs from Gizycko
... we might find somewhere interesting for dinner. But didn't so checked out trip advisor and head to a Taverna by the river where we got very good food and beer. An easy 700 meter walk from the hotel. Had a very nice simple Polish meal of crumbed pork, spiced cabbage and chips. Should have been boiled potatoes but they had run out. We seem to always be last in for dinner in these regions where folks eat ...
... actually get to it. However we decided to park and joined the few people promenading along a huge wide walking street with tall trees in the middle and an enormous church at the far end. We had coffee and pastries at a bakery before driving south to the Polish border. An extremely busy road that is the only road into Europe from the Baltic states with Kalingrad on one ...
... Tom Cruise as Colonel Stauffenberg. All this happened in Poland at The Wolf's Lair in a wooded area 8 kilometres from Rastenburg, now known as Ketrzyn.
During World War Two "Wolfsschanze" was Hitler's military headquarters. This is from where orders affecting all WW2 fronts were given and sent to wherever German officials and soldiers operated. Hitler spent over 800 days of the war at The Wolf's Lair. The area is heavily wooded and provided ...
Now the Wolf's lair was Hitler's Eastern HQ.
There were, still are the remains of, huge bunkers for all his inner guard and high ranking officers.
Andrei and Dimitri had said they would like to come along, which was great.
Well apart from Andrei deciding we should do a bit of off roading, they had light girls bikes, I was carrying a lot of gear.
It got better when we stopped at what looked like the end of the track cos ...
... we most wanted to see, a UNESCO site with lots of birds, was close enough to do on foot. We're glad we decided that, as we'd have not seen so many birds from bikes, not to mention the mixture of cobbles and sand we'd have ended up cycling over. The lake has lots of reeds at the edges, but they have observation towers, from which we could see that the large flocks of mute swans were on the other side, out of the wind. However we did see some great birds including marsh ...
Other places to stay in Gizycko
3 Maja 2 Street, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $61
Al Wojska Polskiego 56, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $59
al. Wojska Polskiego 37, Gizycko | 3 star hotelfrom $62
Plac Grunwaldzki 8, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $43
Moniuszki 1, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $39
Guty 9, Gizycko | Hotelfrom $25