Mikołajki, Poland

Mikołajki is a popular destination in Poland and as you can see from the photographs and film, this should be no surprise.  Located between two lakes, it was 'discovered' in the interwar period.  A frequent visitor, I park my van where I can, which as can be seen in the below film was in a field.  However there is a motorhome campsite in the town with full facilities.

The town was first documented in 1444. The settlement grew during the 18th century, receiving its town privileges as Nikolaiken in 1726. Because of its location on Lake Śniardwy, the fishery of Nikolaiken ensured continued prosperity; the white fish of the region were especially popular throughout East Prussia.

Until 1945 the town was part of Landkreis Sensburg within East Prussia in the Kingdom of Prussia. During World War II Nikolaiken was one of the few East Prussian towns not destroyed deliberately by elements of the Red Army. It became part of Poland as Mikołajki in 1945. .

The town was a growing tourist center before the war, and is now one of the largest tourist attractions in Masuria

Video: 

Comments