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“A good walk, little else”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Boyen Fortress

Boyen Fortress
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Gizycko
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Owner description: 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 the 19th century in Poland.
Limavady, United Kingdom
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“A good walk, little else”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The fortress is huge and almost totally undeveloped. After paying to get admittance, there were about four typical stalls selling the usual tourist stuff. After that there was little else open.
Climb the wooden steps beside the entrance, turn either left or right and you can follow a rough path along the ramparts for about 30 to 40 minutes around the huge fort. However, there are much nicer walks in the area.

Visited June 2014
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“For English Tourists there is no information about the place in English!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 as we could get by with that, again the response was 'No'.

While up on the wall outside the ticket office is a BIG plan of the place with the 'buildings' identified by numbers and what they were in 3 languages: Polish, German & English.

However taking a picture of the 'Plan' to then use as we walked around was not really practical.

While it transpired that not all the buildings that are numbered on the plan have their number on the building, so identification becomes a 'problem'.

Then one of the buildings that is on the 'Plan' as Number 1 is now a private company and entry is not allowed as we were stopped by the Security Guard at the gate, who explained the error which is know about but the Feste Boyen owner seems not to care!

While the majority of buildings are in a very bad condition with 'Entry Forbidden' signs on quite a lot then looking at derelict buildings is not much fun, especially with graffiti daubed on the inside that you can see through the windows as the glass has been smashed.

I could not recommend a visit to this place as information available at the place was not available in English, while the place needed a lot of making good.

Visited June 2013
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