About Ostroda

Information about the city

Ostroda has a very good location in the communication system of the country and the province. It is located in the international road E – 77, connecting Warsaw and Gdansk via the S-7 expressway. The national road No. 16 runs through Ostroda in the east-west system and the national road No. 15 Olsztyn – Wroclaw. A railway line connecting border crossing points on the northern and western borders of the country passes through the city, namely the Poznan – Skandawa line.

Basic distances:

  • Gdańsk (DCT terminal, Lech Wałęsa airport) – 150 km
  • Warsaw (Fryderyk Chopin Airport) – 220 km
  • Olsztyn – 40 km
  • Olsztyn-Mazury Airport – 100 km

Ostroda, due to its geographical location, does not belong to industrial areas. The industry, which exists in the Ostroda poviat, is mainly associated with agri-food processing, boat and wood processing. At the Ostroda group, Animex produces cold meat products bearing the Morliny brand and employing about 1000 people.

In Ostroda, the majority of business entities are small enterprises employing up to 9 employees (over 95% of enterprises). The largest enterprises operating within the city include:

  1. Ostróda Yacht Sp. zoo. – approx. 750 people
  2. Wagon Service Ostróda Sp. z o.o. – around 350 people
  3. Model-ART Sp. z o.o. – approx. 250 people
  4. Indyk Mazury Spółka z o.o. Sp. k. – approx. 200 people
  5. EKOBUD Sp. z o.o. General Building Enterprise – approx. 100 people
  6. EXPO MAZURY S.A. – around 100 people

Within the ​​Ostroda, there are five entities in the field of upper secondary education, offering directions of education in fields of study:
– public services,
– engineering and technical,
– IT,
– economic and administrative,
– social,
– architecture and construction.

In high schools (technical secondary schools, vocational schools) and post-secondary schools, there are currently over 3,500 students.


Name Contact details

(phone, mail)

Web page
Associations, including business centers
Ostroda Business Center

Fundacja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości ATUT

Jana III Sobieskiego St. 3C/57

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 79 57



Consulting centers, including, for example, personal and agricultural
PZDR Ostróda Składowa St. 2 (budynek GS) pok. 2,5,6

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 24 24

mobile: +48 665 890 147

e-mail: pzdr.ostroda@w-modr.pl

Centrum Kształcenia Kadr


Pionierska St. 1a

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 97 42

mobile: +48 513 159 840

e-mail: ckk@ckk.edu.pl

Fundacja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości ATUT Jana III Sobieskiego St. 3C/57

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 79 57


Loan and guarantee funds
Fundacja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości ATUT Jana III Sobieskiego St. 3C/57

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 79 57


Employment agencies
Centrum Kształcenia Kadr Anita Graczyk Pionierska St. 1a

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 97 42


Centrum “OKEY” sp. z o.o. Jana III Sobieskiego St. 3/3

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 615 80 00




ESTOM Tomasz Zmysłowski Mrongowiusza St. 1D

14-100 Ostróda

mobile: +48 502 620 766


KEY sp. z o.o. Jana Pawła St. II 3

14-100 Ostróda

mobile: +48 514 644 232; +38 067 308 93 24


KIWI POLSKA Katarzyna Józefiak Grunwaldzka St. 43

14-100 Ostróda

mobie: +48 798 740 110


PASSS JOB Mirosław Czob Handlowa St. 4

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 798 638 005


Polskie Stowarzyszenie Na Rzecz Osób Z Niepełnosprawnością Intelektualną Grunwaldzka St. 19A
14-100 Ostróda
Phone: +48 89 646 49 29
Sudwoj Marcin Pracownia Doradztwa Edukacyjno-Zawodowego “Cel” Samulowskiego St. 6

14-100 Ostróda

mobile: +48 691784781



VICAR Doradztwo Personalne Agencja Pracy Tymczasowej Grzegorz Wojciechowski Sienkiewicza St. 21

14-100 Ostróda

mobile: +48 606 264 232


Warmińsko-Mazurski Zakład Doskonalenia Zawodowego w Olsztynie Olsztyńska St. 17

14-100 Ostróda

Phone: +48 89 646 25 10
mobile: +48 507 124 216


In addition, there are around 15 law and notary offices, about 7 real estate agencies, and about 15 sworn translators, including German, English, Russian and Spanish.


An example combining the offer supporting the development of the business sphere and skilful use of available European funds is the functioning EXPO MAZURY. It is a high-quality trade and conference center implemented with co-financing from the Operational Program Development of Eastern Poland for the years 2007 – 2013. The value of a two-stage project implemented by Mazury Expo Sp. the joint stock is over PLN 188,484,000, including the co-financing obtained over PLN 78 824 000.

EXPO MAZURY is one of the most modern trade fair centers not only in Poland, but also in this part of Europe. Since 2013, a number of exhibitions and fairs have been held on its premises
and other promotional events. The facility already has its reputation, which can be evidenced by at least a wide range of undertakings included in the calendar of events.


The population of the city – approx. 33 000

Working-age population – approx. 20 000 (61%)

Population at pre-working age – approx. 5 700 (17%)

Unemployment rate – 4%

Average salary – PLN 3 393


Wśród wielu atrakcji na szczególne wyróżnienie zasługują:

Among the many attractions for particular distinction deserve:

– shipping system of the Elbląg Canal – which is extremely interesting in technical terms and unique on the world scale canal waterway. It consists of three main sections with a total length of 129.8 km and with many side branches. The canal was designed by the Dutch engineer Georg Jakob Steenke and built in 1852-1860. The biggest technical problem was overcoming a 99-meter difference in water level between the Drużno lakes near Elbląg and the Piniewo lake, over a distance of 11 km. Steenke has developed an extremely original concept that is still in its unchanged form, surprising the craft of 19th-century engineering knowledge. The solution consisted in the construction of two locks (Miłomłyn and Zielona) and five slipways (Buczyniec, Kąty, Oleśnica, Jelenie, and Całuny). Ships pass inclines on special trolleys.

– stone castle – which is one of the oldest and most interesting monuments in the area of ​​Ostróda. The construction of a brick castle on a stone foundation began around 1349 with the commander of Ostróda Günther von Hohenstein. The construction works lasted for a relatively long time and were interrupted by the Lithuanian invasion of Prince Kiejstut in 1381. The castle was founded on a plan of a quadrilateral measuring 44.7×45.2 m. From the north it had an extended dansker and a tower in the south-east. corner of the building. Ostróda Castle was similar to the castle built in Lochstadt. In the stronghold there were, from the east, a chapel, a commander’s flat and a refectory. The remaining parts of the quadrilateral had to accommodate: a chapter house, infirmary, dormitories for religious brothers and guest rooms. Ceramic profiled portals on the internal façades have been preserved to this day. The communication within the castle was provided by wooden cloisters added to the façade. The Gothic character of the building has been preserved by the cellars, where cross vaults on buttresses have survived. In contrast, cross-rib vaults were used in the basement of the north and south wings. These rooms were intended for economic purposes. After the battle of Grunwald, Ostróda’s castle was briefly ruled by Prince Janusz Mazowiecki, who received it from King Władysław Jagiełło. On 19.09.1410 the castle was taken over again by the Teutonic Knights. In 1629, the Swedish king Gustav Adolf lodged in the Ostróda castle. In 1633-1639, the castle was managed by the Silesian prince Jan Chrystian. In 1788, during a fire in the city, flames got into the castle, where in the eastern part there were stored stocks of gunpowder. The explosion caused the destruction of the eastern wing. From 21.02 to 01/04/18, Napoleon Bonaparte quartered in the Ostróda castle. The castle in the nineteenth century served as the seat of the eldership, court and served as a flat for officials. In 1945, after the invasion of the army of the Red Army, it was burned. The reconstruction began in 1974. At the moment, it houses the Center for Culture, the Library and the Museum. In Ostróda castle you can visit, above all, the gallery and exhibition halls of the museum. There is, among others, painting by Marie-Nicolas Ponce-Camus “Napoleon lends favors to the inhabitants of Ostróda”, Napoleon’s letter and the “Napoleon in Ostróda” medal.

– ski lift for water skiers – 800 m, electronically controlled, can simultaneously handle up to 9 skiers. It enjoys great interest, attracting crowds of both amateurs as well as professionals who practice this unique and original water sport discipline. The lift has a rich accompanying infrastructure – on the shore there are facilities for skiers with changing rooms, showers and equipment rental. The instructor and the lifeguard are watching over the safety of the skippers all the time. The popularity of the ski lift is estimated at tens of thousands of skiers during the summer season and is constantly growing.

– city beach at the Drwęckie Lake – after the revitalization, the city beach has piers and social-technical buildings, making it more functional and safe. The neighboring water equipment rental facility allows active recreation on the water.

– city beach on the Sajmino lake – is the most visited place in the summer season. There are beach volleyball courts on the beach where regular tournaments take place. The facility is equipped with hygienic and sanitary facilities.

– embankment at the Drwęckie Lake – fulfills the role of the ideal stop when visiting the city, a place to rest, relax and unwind. Beautifully landscaped parkland, with alleys, bicycle paths, a large playground and numerous attractions for children, couches over the lake’s surface are a perfect place to relax. The surroundings of the Ostróda pier along the waterfront of the Drwęckie Lake are complemented by numerous cafes, restaurants, taverns and modern hotels of a high standard. The rich gastronomic and accommodation offer is adapted to the needs of all visitors.

– sports and recreation complex – stadium and Collisa Park. The football stadium consists of a football pitch with a surface of natural grass with heated turf, a training ground with a synthetic grass surface and a two-storey building with roofed and uncovered stands for almost 5,000 places. The whole complex of courts has artificial lighting. Modern locker rooms for competitors and judges, along with sanitary facilities and massage rooms provide excellent comfort for players. Directly in the area of ​​the football stadium there are tennis courts (including 2 indoor courts), a year-round artificial ice rink, a climbing wall, a skateboard ramp. Next to the so-called Collis Park is also located, among others health paths, mini-golf, rope and climbing rocks, open-air gym, ping-pong tables, basketball court.

– amphitheater – put into use in 2012, completes the offer offered by the Drwęckie Lake and its immediate surroundings. The location, comfortable conditions and large capacity of the facility (2 500 places) allow to organize here a number of artistic and cultural events. Summer cabaret reviews, music concerts, and all kinds of artistic performances draw a great deal of interest. Ostróda has prepared a cultural offer based on the use of the amphitheater. In the amphitheater in the autumn of 2014, a cinema room was created.

– athletics stadium – is a very good base for sport, athletics and various physical activities – active walking, Nordic walking or running, which can be continued on attractive and interesting forest, field and paved routes.