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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 4 October 2017
via mobile
Long Walk

We walked from our hotel and then around the fortress with some side trips whenever we saw... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jack K
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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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
ul. Turystyczna 1, Gizycko 11-500, Poland
+48 87 428 83 93
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Close to Gizycko lies the Boyen fortress. An impressive military structure which played an important part in the big battles between Russia and Germany in August 1914. Some bunkers are from the time of WW2, when this stronghold was part of a whole circle of...More

1  Thank RobertNo
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

This place is also called 'Feste Boyen' and upon paying the entrance fee we were given a leaflet in Polish about the place. I asked if the leaflet was available in English, 'No' came the response. Again I asked if it was available in German...More

3  Thank Who M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel and then around the fortress with some side trips whenever we saw something interesting to go explore. It was a long way around. The carriage and sleigh display was nice. Also, the Polish military had a display of equipment within...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great place to learn more about the history of the Mazurian region and its turbulent past. Lovely walk on top of the fortress especially in a lovely sunny day- great views I would like to see more information being written in English rather than German...More

Thank monxxLondon
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were unlucky in that a Fantasy Festival had taken over the fortress. Entry fee increased threefold and the historical areas were not well signposted. This place seems to be a missed opportunity to create a more interesting attraction

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

everything was amazing, full of information. My favorite hall was weapon hall.They had examples of old and new guns, cannons.

Thank iekuc
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 Martin A
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 4 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 brendonm460
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
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