Lidzbark Warminski

Member of the Polish National Network

Historic capital city of the Warmia region. A diverse, hilly area ideally fitted to practicing winter sports – including cross-country skiing – breaking the stereotype that the Warmia and Masuria regions can only be visited during the summer time. It is possible to follow the path of Gothic castles or the path of Copernicus all year round.


  • Castle of Warmia Bishops including the bailey – this place has been visited by such prominent persons as Nicolaus Copernicus, Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (the subsequent pope, Pius II), Johannes Dantiscus, Ignacy Krasicki, Stanislaus Hosius, Martin Cromer, Adam Stanisław Grabowski and many others. The castle houses the Warmia Museum,
  • Saint Peter and Paul Church – built in 1315,
  • High gate and defensive walls,
  • Evangelical Church – a prominent monument of wooden Protestant architecture in the Warmia region. Built between 1818-1823 (presently, the building functions as an Orthodox church),
  • Krasicki's Orangery – a garden pavilion which combines the Baroque and Classic styles, erected between 1711-1724,
  • Romanian cemetery – a prisoner of war camp was located in Lidzbark Warmiński in the years 1914-1918. The prisoners of war, who died, were buried near the city, which contributed to the creation of a cemetery for Russians, Romanians, British, French, Italians, Serbians, Belgians and Germans,

The largest events

  • March - Kaziuki – Wilniuki, a concert devoted to Shevchenko
  • June – A re-enactment of the Napoleonic battle of Heilsberg from the year 1807, Festival of Farmer's and a Traditional Cheese fair – "Time for Cheese"
  • August – The Days of Lidzbark Warmiński, Lidzbark Evenings of Humour and Satire, Regional Final of the "Taste of Warmia and Powiśle" Competition,

Recreational Sites

  • Krzyżowa Mountain- downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and cross-country cycling,
  • Municipal beach - lake Wielochowskie,
  • Ice rink – during the winter period,
  • Municipal park – an area of the protected landscape of the Symsarna River,


  • Stoczek Klasztorny – The Mother of God - the Queen of Peace Sanctuary, the place where Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński was detained,
  • Ignalin – the site where a Napoleonic Battle with the Russians was fought
  • Kłębowo – relax at lake Symsar,

Culinary heritage

Warmianka Restaurant – situated at the castle, home-made meals.

Tourist Information point

  • Yearlong - ul. Krasickiego 1 phone 0048 89 519 00 52
  • Seasonal (from 1.07 to 31.08) ul. Wysokiej Bramy – phone 0048 89 767 41 48


Cittaslow Representatives:


Artur Wajs - Mayor of Lidzbark Warminski and coordinator of the Polish National Cittaslow Network

Supervisor Cittaslow Lidzbark Warminski - Katarzyna Radulewicz