Masuria is always associated with its forests, the depths of its lakes and its shadowy greenwoods, animal sanctuaries and this dreamy landscape still not touched by civilisation. If you are looking for a place with fresh and clean air, clear water and untainted nature, and where each spot has its own history, this is a perfect place for you.
The Hotel Stara Kuźnia is located in Ogonki, by the banks of Lake Święcajty. The lake forms part of Mamry, a strongly divided lake complex and Poland’s second biggest body of water.
It is a real paradise for sailing, kayaking and scuba diving enthusiasts. Once you home here, you are sure to have a great time: all that thanks to connected lakes of Kisajno, Dargin, Sztynorckie, Dobskie, Łabap, Kirsajty, Świecajty and Mamry, numerous islands, bays and havens.
The diverse landscape and splendid views will satisfy even the biggest cycling enthusiasts.
The Stara Kuźnia is a perfect place for an encounter with nature and history. It is close to Giżycko and Twierdza Boyen, near the infamous Wilczy Szaniec in Gierłoża and the sparkling sanctuary in Święta Lipka.
You will find here extraordinary nature monuments such as a complex of 600 erratic boulders in Dobiański Róg (the biggest one has a circumference of 8 metres!). Enthusiasts of recent history can visit Himmler’s headquarters in Pozezdrze, located just a few kilometres from our hotel, or wonderfully preserved bunkers of the main headquarters of the Supreme High Command of the German Army in Mamerki.
If you prefer older times and castles are your hobbyhorse, the castle in Reszel is just one among many other places you should find especially interesting.
Do you remember Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s film “Pharaoh” and the scene where the troops were crossing the Nile? The isthmus between lakes Kirsajty and Dargin is exactly the place where the scene was shot.
You can get to the Stara Kuźnia on your bike and it is just a few steps from the haven and the palace in Sztynort. There is not enough space to mention all the attractions worth visiting. You had better come here and see them yourself.
We promise – you will not be disappointed!