TiSSA Conference Tips

About Olsztyn

Olsztyn is the capital and largest city of Warmian-Masurian Voivodship in Poland with 176 000 inhabitants. It is known for its cultural and academic centre. The picturesque city of Olsztyn offers numerous possibilities for pleasure and leisure with its conemas, theatres and cafes. The city is easy accessible through the airport of Wardaw or Gdansk.

The Old City 

The old city Olsztyn is characterized by the immense High Gate which serves as the northern entrance to the Old Town. At the most western side of the city, you will find the castle, which is preserved in a good state and currently the place of the Museum of Warmia and Masuria. Near the castle hulks the Neo-Gothic evangelical church of Jesus Christ the Saviour built in the years 1876-1877. From the east, the area of the Old Town buildings was closed with the monumental Gothic church of Saint James.
At the Old Town marketplace, a Gothic monument adorns in the central part of the founding where the Old City Hall is now used by the Municipal Library. The marketplace itself is surrounded on all four sides by the frontage of XVIIth and XVIIIthe century tenement houses. These houses were rebuilt after the Second World War and made higher by another storey, giving them Baroque features and decorating them with modern ornaments.
The Old Town is the center of the Olsztyn social and cultural life, especially during summer. The amphitheater, which is at the foot of the castle, becomes the main stage for these events, as well as the marketplace, the Fish market, and the atmospheric streets.

Central Park 

The Olsztyn central park is ideal for cyclists and walkers to relax and anjoy the environment. You can bring your picnic and enjoy a meal in a wonderfull environment. The park is easy to reach by foot or public transport and close to the old city. There are several nice restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood where you can enjoy a drink with your friends and family.

Copernicus bench 

Copernicus is a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the sun rather than the earth at the center of the universe. Olsztyn, the birth city of Copernicus honored him by placing a bench statue of Copernicus near the castle and the aphitheater. In the summer, many events take place in this amphiteater, as it is a lively area that attracts a lot of people.

University campus 

The Kortowo University Campus of the University of Warmia and Mazury is definitely worth a visit. Not only because the TiSSA Conference will take place at this campus, but because it 230 hectares offer endless possibilities for learning, leisure and recreation. The campus is surrounded by four lakes and includes shops, a sport stadium, parks and greenery as well as restaurants, bars, a swimming pool and several recreation areas.


The information about Olsztyn is based on the content of the following website, which you can visit to get more information about the city (1) www.staypoland.com and (2) www.visit.olsztyn.eu.