Nearby attractions

Nearby attractions worth seeing
When planning a visit to Biała Olecka

Viaducts in Stańczyki

Two railway viaducts in Stańczyki are among the largest such constructions in the country (180 m long and 36 m high) and because of their location over the Błędzianka river valley, they offer beautiful scenery (used, e.g., in the film “Ryś”). The viaducts were built in 1917-1918 as a significant part of the railway infrastructure. However, after the geopolitical changes in the early 1920s, only the narrow-gauge lines were left along the route. Due to their height, the viaducts are often used by bungee jumping fans.

From the Museum – 32 km


The only health resort and town in Mazury with such a unique microclimate. In Gołdap, there are the fourth largest brine graduation towers in Poland. Adding the pump room with therapeutic and mineral waters and the Spa Park, it is no wonder that this Masurian spa was awarded the title of Best European Tourist Destination in the health and wellness tourism category. Gołdap has ideal conditions for recreation and relaxation all year round. There are 170 km of picturesque cycling routes nearby (including the Green Velo trail). In winter, on the other hand, it is a lively ski resort (two kilometres of ski trails) with a unique revolving cafe built on top of Piękna Mountain.

From the Museum – 28 km

Noteworthy manor and park complexes:



An old village with a beautiful palace and park building with a preserved old-growth forest. The palace was built in 1750 and extended almost 100 years later. (From the Museum – 20 km)


A neglected but still architecturally interesting manor house and a small park, that is what remained of the former large property. The building was erected in the first half of the 19th century. A linden avenue leads from the palace complex to the old manor cemetery. (From the Museum – 2 km)


The 17th-century manor complex underwent many transformations and gained its present shape at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is situated at the bend of river Giżanka. (From the Museum – 21 km)

Tourist and nature attractions:


Church in Wieliczki

This is the oldest wooden church in Masuria with an altar dating from 1654. Two years later, the building was destroyed by Tatars. Rebuilt, the church was destroyed by the hurricane less than two decades later. It was then reconstructed from larch and in this form has survived to this day. (From the Museum – 20 km)

Rospuda Valley

The Rospuda Valley made headlines in Poland because of the planned Augustow ring road, which was to cut through this unique protected landscape area, where some nationally rare plant species are present. Despite protests, construction work began but was eventually abandoned, so the planned bridge’s construction components now disfigure the pristine landscape. (From the Museum – 60 km)

Szeska Góra (Szeska mountain)

The highest point in the Masurian Lake District rises to 309 m a.s.l. and is only three metres lower than the highest point in north-eastern Poland (Dylewska Góra). In addition, Szeska Góra (near the village of Szeszki) has another interesting parameter: it is the third elevation in Poland with the highest topographic isolation index (meaning the surrounding area that does not exceed it) of as much as 170 km. (From the Museum – 16 km)

Góra Zamkowa (Zamkowa mountain)

One of the most beautiful vantage points in the Suwałki region – from a height of 228 metres, one can see a fairy-tale, nearly endless landscape of the four lakes: Szurpiły, Kluczysko, Jeglówek and Jeglóweczek. One needs to look for signposts to reach the mountain top between Jeleniewo and Szurpiły. In the Yotvingian times, there was even a significant fortified settlement here. (From the Museum – 37 km)

Wigry National Park

One of the largest national parks in Poland (with a total area of 15,000 ha) comprises, among other things, 42 lakes. On its terrain, there are as many as 190 km of publicly accessible trails (hiking, cycling and canoeing) and tourist routes. One fact testifies to the abundance of the park’s fauna: it is home to 185 protected species of birds and 37 species of mammals. (From the Museum – 44 km)

European bison enclosure

The European bison is the largest European land mammal (it can weigh up to a tonne). In Wolisko, located in the Borki’s Forest, you can observe these majestic animals in an enclosure with buildings. There are about 80 of them in the forest and some are living in the Wolisko enclosure. Visits to the enclosure are only possible under the supervision of a local employee, so prior contact is recommended. (From the Museum – 38 km)


Ulrich von Jungingen’s Castle

On the island on the Ełk Lake, there stand the ruins of a Teutonic castle from the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. It was built by Ulrich von Jungingen, later Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. Initially, the castle was made of wood, but after the Jagiellonian army burnt it down, it was rebuilt in brick. It was connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge. In the 19th century, the Prussians arranged a prison in the garden around the castle and its surviving buildings. (From the Museum – 43 km)

Museum of Maria Konopnicka

This is the house where the writer Maria Konopnicka was born (in 1842) and lived for the first seven years of her life. Since 1973, it has housed a museum with objects related to the life and work of the author of, among others, „Rota” (“The Oath”): paintings, photographs, old documents, fragments of works and private correspondence. Maybe you will take part in a fun quiz about the famous writer? (From the Museum – 37 km)


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Biała Olecka 9, 19-400 Olecko

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