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A must see

A unique place to visit if you're in town. You can easily spend hours walking the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Brendon M
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Interesting place with a bit of history

We visited this place with the family. It is a historical object with quite a lot to see. We were... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
4dr3n4lin3
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Gizycko’s most interesting monument of exceptional historic value and tourist appeal is the Boyen Fortress. It is a rare example of a 19th century Prussian-school fortification and is one of the best preserved monuments of defensive architecture of...more
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ul. Turystyczna 1, Gizycko 11-500, Poland
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+48 87 428 83 93
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

A great history lesson but needs more displays An empty ammunition’s shed ? Why not put some displays of ammunition. Why the lack of English information? Still well Worth the visit

Thank 767Crusader
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We made the East Prussian Castle part of our tour, and we didn't regret it. It's been well preserved and is being used for the yearly reenactment the Battle of Tannenberg in the summer of 1914. It was out good luck to have watched the...More

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting historical site. I wish I had had more time to explore it. There are translations of certain exhibits etc in english and other languages. But it's not consistent. And coloured tracks were also confusing for me as they did not...More

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really big area covered and you can explore by yourself. Kids would love it but you need to take care as some of the paths are worn and could be slippy if it was wet. We enjoyed a long hike around the perimeter and poking...More

Thank incite_wanderlust
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A unique place to visit if you're in town. You can easily spend hours walking the grounds and traversing the fortress. Bring good walking shoes.

Thank Brendon M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very interesting fort, not suitable for wheelchair or issue walking but anyone else make sure to see it. You can pick from 3 paths, I picked red, very scenic!

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Came away after spending an hour, and none the wiser on the history. Majority of that time was lost, there is little markings telling you where to go, I learnt more reading the history on wikipedia Total waste of a day

Thank 457neilm457
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The fortress is so huge, it is good for walking exercise. Because of the large distance it is hard to see the actual shape of the fortress, and/or to grasp the idea how all the elements are functioning together. There are three trails through the...More

Thank tzd60820
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend, her daughter & boyfriend, and son. This was a pleasant surprise; for a fistful of zlotys (our guide was a few more, but he's optional), you get to see a large slice of local history, set in the area...More

Thank Hearts5Hibs1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We visited this place with the family. It is a historical object with quite a lot to see. We were walking for about 2 hours and we haven't seen all. Some buildings are being renovated at the moment and clearly when it is done this...More

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