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Gizycko Water Tower

ul. Warszawska 37, Gizycko 11-500, Poland
+48 87 428 51 70
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Wonderful view of the Lake

We went there as a family (English and German speaking). We enjoyed every single floor of the tower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nathan K
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Baumholder, Germany
Fab view

Lovely building. Fab view from the top. Cafe with tasty treats available on the top floors. You can... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
incite_wanderlust
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York, United Kingdom
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The Water Tower was built in 1900 entirely of red unplastered bricks in the neo-gothic style with interesting external vaulting around its crown and two coats of arms over the entrance: one Mazurian and one municipal to emphasise its being part of the region. The water reservoir in the tower distributed water to all the dwellings for 97 years. Nowadays, following the great reconstruction of the interior and adding a dome and three additional floors and extending the viewing platform with telescopes, the tower has become Giżycko’s most unique tourist attraction. To reach the top, one has to climb 129 steps (or use the lift). The highest floor of the tower is 162 m above sea level and it houses a café. From this height, one can truly appreciate the panorama of the town and the surrounding areas with lakes and forests – a typical Mazurian landscape. The inside the tower houses the local museum with exhibits that illustrate the past life of the local people.
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ul. Warszawska 37, Gizycko 11-500, Poland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there as a family (English and German speaking). We enjoyed every single floor of the tower and enjoyed the cafeteria, too. But no a single soul spoke English, German or even Russian! The people categorically refused to speak any other language but Polish....More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lovely building. Fab view from the top. Cafe with tasty treats available on the top floors. You can walk all the way up or take a lift to the floor below the top (so you will need to be able to climb stairs). Some interesting...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great old tower with the added bonus of a great coffee shop at the top. Views are far reaching and the walk up gets you ready for the big pieces of cake 😁

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Gizycko water tower is amazing. It is a nice climb to the top, but if you prefer you can takehe elevator. You can see 360 degree view of the area. A nice spot to sit and enjoy a treat on the top. On the...More

Thank Lori K
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It is one of the best place to see this town and one of the bigest lake in Poland from high! Upstairs you can chill, drink a coffee and enjoy an amazing view. I liked it very much!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Pleasant coffee bar at the top. Go up the final stairs to enjoy the views with your coffee. There is a lift but interesting displays if you walk down. If you climb and it becomes too much you can take lift the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It is a small, but quite interesting museum witha a nice view. 360 city view was good for city orientation as well.

Thank Paulius D
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small but nice Includes a museum and a view around the area. Worth to get a feeling of the surroundings.

Thank WalterKuhn
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place cost for 10 zlots (for locals 5 zlots). There is little musiem and coffeteria on the top which i did not tried. On the top of tower you can view the city view. For my personal opinion if you have other plans what...More

Thank Agne B
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The best place to have panorama of Gizicko and nice cafeteria on the top. The views were somehow disappointing we expected to see more.

1  Thank Kestutis A
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