House of Creative Work of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Wierzba, is a beautiful place in the very heart of the Piska Primeval forest (the Mazurian Lake District), on the shore of a large peninsula cutting into three large lakes: Śniardwy, Bełdany and Mikołajskie. This beautiful spot is separated from other nearby towns and villages by forests, with the nearest towns of uciane-Nida (14 km) and Mikołajki (8 km away with a summer ferry passage). Picturesque landscapes, discrete service and gourmet cuisine leaves legions of satisfi ed guests choosing Wierzba as their fi rst choice of retreat in Mazuria. The cuisine will satisfy the taste of the most discriminate gourmet. Restaurant specialities include a variety of fi sh and venison dishes, as well as regional Masurian and traditional Polish cuisine.