Ciechanow combines centuries of history with a passion for science and technology. From leisurely strolls around the city centre to fun-filled days at local museums, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Visit a medieval castle built by Polish dukes, sip ale at craft breweries and enjoy a relaxing day by the lake.
Things to do in Ciechanów
Wander around Market Square, the beating heart of Ciechanow. Framed by colourful buildings, the square hosts festivals, markets and community events throughout the year. The historic Town Hall soars over the square and features a striking façade designed by Polish architect, Henryk Marconi.
Walk in the footsteps of Polish royalty at Ciechanow Castle. Also called the Castle of the Masovian Dukes, the medieval fortress dates to the 14th century and features an imposing façade with 10-metre high defensive walls and enormous towers. Visit the museum dedicated to the region's cultural heritage and climb the battlements for sweeping views over the surrounding countryside.
Spend a sun-drenched day at Kąpielisko Krubin, a picturesque lake surrounded by woodland. Relax on the sandy beach and swim in the cool water. Rent a kayak and explore the shoreline and explore the family-friendly trails that skirt the lake. Food trucks park by the lake on weekends and serve burgers, snacks and ice cream.
Visit local breweries and learn about the centuries-old art of beer-making in Poland. Join a guided tour to go behind the scenes and sample fresh, unpasteurised beer brewed using centuries-old recipes and fermentation methods.
Discover fun for the whole family at the Torus Science Park. An enormous water tower soars over the park and is clad in gleaming titanium-zinc sheets. The park is packed with engaging exhibits designed to introduce the laws of science and explore fields like maths, physics, technology and architecture.
Getting around Ciechanów
Ciechanow is a pedestrian-friendly city and easy to explore on foot. Local buses are a fast and affordable way to cover longer distances and visit nearby sights and attractions. Car rentals offer flexibility to explore the region at your own pace. The city is 1.5 hours from Warsaw by car or train. Warsaw Chopin Airport is a two-hour drive away.