Worplawki Journals

Family weekend in Warmia and Masuria

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A travel journal to Worplawki by Praskipark

Ketrzyn Photo, Ketrzyn, Poland More Photos
Quote: The first of two weekend journals about a family trip to Warmia and Masuria, Poland. This one is based around Worplawki where we stayed and the Kętrzyn area.

Ketrzyn

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Teutonic Castle - Ketrzyn Photo, Ketrzyn, Poland
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The Warmia and Masuria province of Poland have a wealth of historical attractions to look at but not all of them are suitable for young children. How many kids like to be dragged around churches looking at vaulted ceilings and altars? My granddaughter always follows me when I go to photograph churches but she very rarely enters into one as she says that they are scary. On our second day of our family weekend we took a short drive to Kętrzyn so the kids could stretch their legs and have a mooch around. It was a bit of a drizzly day but not too bad, it didn’t seem to bother them. Kętrzyn isn’t the most beautiful of towns in this area but it is very near to The Wolf’s Lair (Hitler’s Headquart...Read More

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The uninhabited village

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Mamerki Bunkers Photo, Mamerki, Poland
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Mamerki is a village in the Warmia/Mazury region of Poland. Nobody lives there; it is home to one of the largest bunker complexes in Poland.You probably think that this is not an ideal place to take two small children to on a Sunday afternoon, one aged 20 months and the other, 4 years. It was our last day in the Warmia/Mazury region and my son wanted to show me the bunker complex. As it is situated in a dense green forest we thought the children would like a long walk through the many paths that lead to bunkers made of reinforced concrete. They are both too young to understand why these bunkers were built so we didn’t see any harm in the trip.The bunker complex isn’t very well sign p...Read More

A Saintly Secret

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Swieta Lipka Photo, Swieta Lipka, Poland
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On our recent trip to Warmia and Mazury our son had lots of hidden secrets that he wanted to share with us. There was one magical building and its frescoes that he knew I would love and to reach this fairy tale secret he took us on a forest track from our accommodation which was situated in the back of beyond. The route from our temporary home for the weekend was a bumpy one; we hit a couple of heavy boulders, sharp edged stones kept jumping up and one of these must have cracked the windscreen but we didn’t notice until the last day of our trip. Arriving at the end of the forest trail, we drove into the small hamlet of Święta Lipka (Holy Lime Tree). Lo and behold, in front of my eyes stood...Read More

Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Attraction | "A Miraculous Sight"

Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Photo, Swieta Lipka, Poland
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To continue my story about Święta Lipka I will now tell you about the church and its legend. By the way, my granddaughter found her hair slide; it was inside the car so she was a lucky girl that day as she saw the frescoes of Maciej Mayer twice in one day.When I look at the Święta Lipka Church I think of pilgrimages, it is just the way the church stands on flat ground with a lake at the back of it, the long sweeping walk from the village to the entrance and the towered cream and gold façade that welcomes you in. I visualise lines of pilgrims waiting to go inside each holding an empty bottle to be filled with Holy Water from the tap in the cloisters next to the small shop selling memorabili...Read More

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Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Swieta Lipka

Dwor Barocco

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Hotel | "It's like stepping back in time "

Dwor Barocco Photo, Reszel, Poland
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When my son says that he has booked an apartment away for a weekend, I am always concerned about where it is and what it looks like. He spent his youth wandering around Europe staying in cheap rooms and hostels, he’s used to roughing it and when I was younger I didn’t mind it either but now I like a bit of comfort so when he said we were going to Worpławki in Warmia/Mazury which is in Kętrzyn County, and staying in an apartment that was part of a Manor House, I was surprised and excited at the same time.Worpławki is a small rural village in the middle of nowhere yet only 2 kilometres away from the historical town of Reszel and very close to Święta Lipka, a famous Baroque church and convent...Read More

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Warsaw, Poland