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At the beginning of the 20th century, a 30 metre water tower was built in Giżycko.


For 96 years, it delivered water to the residents of the town. The reconstruction of the grid in the mid-1990s, however, made it lose its central importance as a technical facility.

 

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Back in 1707, when Wilhelm Fleischer built the first wooden manor house in Łękuk, next door stood the murmuring original Borecka Forest, full of wild animals headed by the king of the forest – the European bison. Today, after more than 300 years,

 

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Polish small horses (Polish: konik polski, plural - koniki polskie) living in the wild can be seen on the way from Wierzba village to Wejsuny village. They are monitored by the Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Popielno. We were successful in meeting them, although not everyone is so lucky.

 

European Bisons


A European Bison enclosure located in Wolisko in the Borecka Forest is one of the most interesting attractions in the Kruklanki area. Thanks to an observation platform it is possible to watch these huge animals while they are fed.

 

 

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The Boyen Fortress is an exceptional example of military architecture in Eastern Europe and the most important historical building in Giżycko. The fortress became a symbol of German defence during WWI. In 1914, the Russians failed to capture it.

 

St Bruno


St Bruno Hill over Lake Niegocin in Giżycko is a special place for Christians. The hill commemorates the death of Bruno of Querfurt, a missionary who tried to spread Christianity in the land of Prussians and was killed there on 9 March 1009. Historians agree on the date but the place is doubtful.