Kadyny

One of the most interesting places in the Elbląg Uplands is the village of Kadyny. In the 15th century, the village was acquired by Jan Bażyński, one of the chief activists of the Prussian Confederation. Nowadays, one can view an oak which is about 10 m in perimeter, called Bażyński’s Oak, in his honour. In the 18th century, a Franciscan monastery was established in Kadyny. The modern history of the village is also interesting. In the early 20th century the village was owned by the German Emperor William II, which was beneficial to the village as it was rebuilt according to the ideas of the best architects. A summer residency for the emperor was also built in the village.