Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (Polish: województwo warmińsko-mazurskie) is a province in Poland.


Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Powiats (roughly equivalent to counties) of the Voivodeship

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Masurian Lake District

Masuria (Mazury in Polish, and Masuren in German) is a lake district. It has over three thousand lakes, the most in the Great Masurian Lakes area. Many of them are connected by channels and rivers, so it is possible to sail hundreds of kilometers from Węgorzewo to Pisz.

Get in

By car

Road in Masuria

Masuria and the Mazury Lakes are easily accessible with the numerous roads. Note that the roads are narrow, unlit and sometimes unmarked. There is also a chance for potholes.

By train

Giżycko has a train station with bi-hourly connecting trains to Warsaw and Gdańsk. Note that trips from Warsaw take a very, very long time (6 hours or more) because of the lack of North-South rail connections in Poland, therefore the train takes very many detours rather than a direct route.

By plane

There is no international airport in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. The nearest Airports are Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), Gdańsk's Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN), and Bydgoszcz's Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (BZG).


The Mazury Lakes played a very important role in World War 2. It was home to the headquarters of the eastern front of Nazi Germany. Because of this, many Nazi relics can be found all around the lakes, ranging from many intact or blown up bunkers to an unfinished canal. Some highlights are:


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Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship borders four other Polish voivodeships:

as well as Russia and the Baltic Sea.

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