"Lake Hancza" Suwalki Things to Do Tip by evaanna

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  Lake Hancza
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  • Lake Hancza - Suwalki
      Lake Hancza
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  • Crayfish in the crystal clear water of Lake Hancza - Suwalki
      Crayfish in the crystal clear water of Lake Hancza
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  • Little pond in the park at Stara Hancza - Suwalki
      Little pond in the park at Stara Hancza
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  • Linden tree spirit in the park at Stara Hancza - Suwalki
      Linden tree spirit in the park at Stara Hancza
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  • Lake Hancza from another spot - Suwalki
      Lake Hancza from another spot
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Suwalszczyzna abounds in post-glacial lakes. Situated north-west of Suwalki, Lake Hancza is the deepest of them with the maximum depth of 113 m. Its crystal clear water is a habitat of all kinds of fish, and even crayfish (vide:photo) but the area is a nature reserve so no fishing is allowed. The banks are mostly steep and high, with many boulders, which makes access to the lake difficult. The best place to get to it is the park with the ruins of the old manor at Stara Hancza. There is a car park by the road at the top and walking down you will soon get to the lake. Here is one of the few bathing places on the lake - the water is so shallow that even children can be allowed to bathe. Yet, most of the lake is accessible only to divers, who might like to explore its depths full of deep holes, ditches and ravines. They might even find the treasure hidden here by the withdrawing Napoleonic army, or so the legend says.

Address: Stara Hancza

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2006
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