Extraordinary, modern, intimate and boutique hotel created for those who esteem aesthetics, light cooking and calm atmosphere. A concept not influenced by foreign ideas. Thus nobody except a designers duo (in private live they are a couple) is responsible for final result. Galery69 is the way of life. It consists of architecture, indoor projects and furniture. Beatuy, wellness and diet as well. Consequently this object is a gallery of applied art. The restaurant mentally fallows the main conception of the object. Therefore the cooking is light, not greasy, based on fish and wine.

"Sailing the Great Lakes of the Mazurian Lake District

Winrich von Kniprode, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, was the pioneer in sailing the route of the Great Lakes of Mazury. In 1379 he sailed from the north to the south of the Great Lakes. The greatest difficulty in this risky and difficult trip was the lack of connection between the lakes; therefore the boat was repetitively carried by land or swampy ground. A plan of connecting the lakes was prepared upon personal order of the Grand Master. Unfortunately it was executed only partially. Only in 1687 did a Polish engineer Józef Naroński prepare a realistic plan of connecting the lakes by channels. Samuel Suchodolski and his son Jan worked on the plan of channels till 1744, whereas the construction itself took only a year.

It is easy to trace the lake route on maps. The main route of the Great Lakes of Mazury starts on Wiartel Lake close to Pisz. This lake connects with the huge Nidzkie Lake through a navigable stream. The water region, although in a great part closed for vessels, remains accessible for sailors. The lake, situated among the fir and pine forest of the Puszcza Piska is one of the largest of Mazury, and at the same time its shores are almost entirely undeveloped. The only bigger settlement – the town of Ruciane-Nida - is located on its western end, west of the pass leading to other big lakes.

Further down the route of the Great Lakes of Mazury, through the Bełdany Lake and along a peninsula, wild konik horses are bred in a huge reserve. A small ferry operates at the end of the peninsula. The Bełdany Lake transforms into Mikołajskie Lake. The route to the east leads to the largest Polish Lake – Śniardwy. In Mikołajki, the summer capital of Poland, the Tałty Lake starts. Then the route goes through the Szymoncki and Tałtowski Channels and through the Tałtowisko, Szymońskie, Jagodne and Boczne lakes. The shortest channel of Mazury – the Kula channel – leads to Niegocin Lake. According to the sailing tradition a watershed between the reception area of Wisła and Węgorapa is located there. From that place on, water seems to flow north straight to the Baltic Sea. For many many years, this is where the appointing of sailing students into true “lake wolves” takes place.

Between Niegocin and the connected by canals lakes of Kisajno and Dargin, the town of Giżycko is situated – a town known to sailors mostly because of a bridge moved by human muscle and the massive Boyen Fortress, but also for the many festivals held there, delicious bream, which are even in the town’s coat of arms, and... for motorcyclists’ rallies. After traversing the channels in Giżycko ones sails into the complex of the Kirsajty and Mamry lakes, which is full of islands. The route ends in Węgorzewo. The length of the route described exceeds 100 kilometres.

It is possible that the journey will soon be extended to the Baltic Sea. At the moment only 2,500 metres and several locks on the Mazurski Channel are missing in order to create an attractive water way.

Along the whole route a sailor may expect not only charming and magnificent swimming and fishing spots, but also “cult” marinas and towns. The most famous places along the route which have not been mentioned above are: the “Pranie” forester’s lodge located on the high banks of Nidzkie lake, the extraordinary recreational complex of Galindia is situated on the western bank of Bełdany near the mouth of the Krutynia river and a Bicycle Village on the eastern bank. In Ryn, at the end of Ryńskie Lake where the Tałty Lake starts, the second biggest Teutonic castle, inferior only to the one in Malbork, was converted into a luxurious hotel. The Zęza Tavern in Sztynort is the subject of many talks and the place of many cultural events.

So... Ahoy!"

Source: Poland's Official Travel Website


Hotel owners try to keep the colours in the rooms as natural as possible. They want you to feel the lake breeze in there as well. The hotel is situated just on the lake shore so the most important thing for us was to give you easy access to the lake from your room. That is why the windows are so big and the terrace is so enormous. The insides of the rooms are also peaceful and bright. Can you imagine the combination of fresh pine wood and clean white? If not come and check for yourself how it works. They tried to keep their curtains in natural colours that would blend in with what you see outside the window, cream, olive and grey. The rooms facing the other side have more of the oranges and brown colours just like the old bricks buildings you will see outside the window.

Rates per Room & Day, taxes VAT and Breakfast incl.

East-Room 1pers. from 230,00
East-Room 2pers. from 300,00
Side-Room (Lake side, half view) 1pers. from 260,00
Side-Room (Lake side, half view) 2pers. from 330,00
South-West-Room (Lake view) 1pers. from 310,00
South-West-Room (Lake view) 2pers. from 380,00
Suite 3pers. from 450,00
Studio 2per. (Küche) from 420,00
Appartement "The Best of Galery69", 2-3pers. from 680,00
Appartement "The Best of Galery69",4pers. from 980,00

A wonderful swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and various terraces provide any time for complete relaxation and refreshment and swimming fun.

Hotel Galery69

Dorotowo 38, 11-034 Stawiguda

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