Niegocin – a favorite lake of sailors

gizyckoAlong the shores of the lake, just behind a narrow strip of reeds, offers idyllic views: fragrant meadows, undulating with every gust of wind of the grain. Between them, surrounded by small forests, they have grown into the landscape of campsites. The specificity of the shore and the size of the water surface are conducive to the show of sailing – regatom. Niegocin is the third largest lake in Masuria. Because Giżycko, located in the isthmus between Niegocin and Mamry, is the tourist center of the Great Masurian Lakes, this is where the regatta is usually held – an unforgettable spectacle for non-sailors. The largest regatta is held in August.

There are two ports in Giżycko: Żeglugi Masurskiej and Marina Yellow. From the first one, you can go on a boat trip around the area, yachts are moored in the second.

When Giżycko was founded as a settlement next to the Teutonic castle (only the ruins have survived), they were surrounded by virgin forests. Now a lot of blocks here, but there are also places, which attract thousands of tourists every summer. One of them is the impressive Boyen Fortress. In XIX century, when it was created, performed a defensive function. Today, its walls include, among others. historical museum i… disco. An amphitheater was arranged in the moat in front of the Powder Gate, where concerts are held.

Przez Kanał Giżycki łączący jeziora Kisajno i Niegocin prowadzi jedyny zachowany w Polsce obrotowy most zwodzony z XIX wieku. Worth seeing, as it is rotated, that sailboats could pass through the canal.

Tourists like to stroll along the pier in Giżycko – it has a length 208 meters and is the longest pier on the lake in Poland.