When visiting Western Mazuria it is impossible not to come to Iława, the second largest city in this region. Thanks to its fantastic location at the shores of the longest and the sixth largest lake in Poland, Jeziorak, Iława holds the title of makes it a wonderful place for sailors, canoeists and other sportsmen.
Jeziorak however attracts them with enchanting bays and 16 islands, one of which being Europe’s biggest interior island. There, on Wielka Żuława Island, are still remains of a Prussian settlement. In the heart of the city there are stylish town houses, a beautiful neo-Baroque city hall and the medieval church standing on the city’s highest point by the lakeshore. Being a bastion it was once part of the city wall. The church has exactly the age of the town.
The water front of Iława invites its visitors to take a walk along the shore and step into one of its cosy cafes and restaurants. This place is definitely to be seen in the night, when the surface of the Jeziorak reflects the lights of the lanterns. In the summertime these views will be accompanied by shanties and, if you are lucky, you might have the opportunity to listen to the smooth sounds of traditional Jazz, as Iława is the host of the nationwide known Jazz Festival Złota Tarka Old Jazz Meeting. http://www.ilawa.pl http://www.lot.ilawa.pl http://www.it.ilawa.pl