Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki

Brama Ostrołęcka (Ostrołęka Gate) leads from the east into the Modlin Fortress by Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki. It was built in 1836. – Photo by: Jakob Hoffmann


38 km V,
5 km V, 18 km SE, 34 km NV, 49 km SE, 51 km SV, 36 km SE


27.576 (2001)

Location and history

Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki is located northwest of Warsaw, on the rivers Wisła and Narew’s confluence and near highway 7 (from Warsaw to Gdańsk).
In the middle of the 14th century. the locality Nowy Dwór was mentioned for the first time in the sources. During the Middle Ages, the place had developed into a center for the trade in salt, grain and cloth. In 1374, the city was granted commercial property rights, issued by Masovian prince Siemowit III. For nearly 600 years, the city was privately owned. The city has suffered from several flooding disasters over the years. Nowy Dwór lost his market town rights towards the end of the 17th century. but in 1782 was again granted such privileges by Prince Stanisław Poniatowski, who inherited Nowy Dwór with surrounding villages. Under Russian rule, in 1830, Nowy Dwór became governorate. The city and population grew in part as a result of the Russian expansion of the old Modlin fortress. The railway and bridges over Narew and Wisła improved communication and increased the recovery in the city. Nowy Dwór’However, its strategic location also led to accidents as a result of war actions, both in the middle of the 17th and the beginning of the 19th century. In September 1939, the city was significantly destroyed, but rebuilt and expanded after the war. New living quarters and schools were built. In 1952, Nowy Dwór became the district capital.

Tourist attractions

The fortress Modlin is one of the most famous fortifications in Poland – and one of the largest in Europe. It is located exactly at the spot where Narew flows into Wisła, a strategic location on a high ridge that allowed traffic control on and over the rivers.
The fortress Modlin

Sailing on the rivers . – Within the city limits meet two major rivers: Wisła and Narew (with the tributary Wkra). It offers great opportunities for water sports. The local kayak club “Wodnik” has organized kayaking events at Narew and Wkra for many years – with participants from all over Poland.

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