Gizycko Water Tower
Gizycko Water Tower
4.5
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The Water Tower is closed until April. It was built in 1900 entirely of red unplastered bricks in the neo-gothic style with interesting external vaulting around its crown and two coats of arms over the entrance: one Mazurian and one municipal to emphasise its being part of the region. The water reservoir in the tower distributed water to all the dwellings for 97 years. Nowadays, following the great reconstruction of the interior and adding a dome and three additional floors and extending the viewing platform with telescopes, the tower has become Giżycko’s most unique tourist attraction. To reach the top, one has to climb 129 steps (or use the lift). The highest floor of the tower is 162 m above sea level and it houses a café. From this height, one can truly appreciate the panorama of the town and the surrounding areas with lakes and forests – a typical Mazurian landscape. The inside the tower houses the local museum with exhibits that illustrate the past life of the local people.
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Nathan K
Baumholder, Germany37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We went there as a family (English and German speaking). We enjoyed every single floor of the tower and enjoyed the cafeteria, too. But no a single soul spoke English, German or even Russian! The people categorically refused to speak any other language but Polish. We are not going there again.
Written June 20, 2018
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AaronB101
Norwich, UK441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Not a lot to say about this really, it's an old water tower with some interesting artefacts on the middle floors and then a 360 degree viewing platform at the top, along with a cafe that has 3 levels you can sit at. Entrance was 10 Zloty whether you climb or take the lift (unlike earlier review states). The view is quite nice at the top, A coffee was about 6 zloty in the cafe. Worth it if you like nice views.
Written September 25, 2014
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Lee H
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
This is one of my favourite places to visit in the area. You can literally see for miles on a clear day. I have been there at night, day and during sunset and all give a different effect and I am sure you will enjoy it. The price is very reasonable too.

When you walk up the tower, it is like a mini museum, there are different artefacts on each level. Defiantly a must see if you are in the area.
Written July 15, 2013
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Ineta L
Vilnius, Lithuania3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited the tower during our holidays while staying by the Niegocin lake. The tower itself is not tall enough to give a great panoramic view of the suburbs. We paid 12 zlots each but it was not worth it. I've been to many better places in Poland for 12 zlots.
Written July 29, 2019
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Giovanni F
Geneva, Switzerland60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013
Fully renovated when dismissed as water tower in 1996, the tower has lost its turn-of-the-century feel for a clean more modern look. The view over the Gizycko lake is wonderful, one can also see the rest of town and a bit of inland. The collection of antique objects-memorabilia on display is curious but not unmissable. A nice cafe' occupies the top three floors (have not tried it). All in all, the view is worth the 10 zl of the ticket, particularly in a clear day.
Written September 8, 2013
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Karolina L
Gillingham, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
It is one of the best place to see this town and one of the bigest lake in Poland from high! Upstairs you can chill, drink a coffee and enjoy an amazing view. I liked it very much!
Written August 19, 2017
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Kestutis A
Vilnius, Lithuania74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
The best place to have panorama of Gizicko and nice cafeteria on the top. The views were somehow disappointing we expected to see more.
Written June 28, 2016
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8travelbug
Bellingham, WA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
This converted water tower is a great place to get the lay of the land. You can take an elevator, or walk up the winding steps to the top, where you can enjoy a coffee, ice cream or other snacks while you take in the 360 view. The levels on the way up are fun stops too -- each highlighting a different aspect of the highlights and history of the Gizycko area.
Written March 7, 2014
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Monika Z
Horsham, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We have been lucky and with the great sunny weather we were able to have a wonderful views over Gizycko plus coming down from the top a lot of interesting history about the town
Written October 9, 2018
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nusair2017
Nazareth, Israel14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
A very nice panoramic place to visit where you can see Gizycko and the beautiful nature around. It is a must.
Written September 17, 2018
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