The Gothic temple has a few hidden secrets including a double burial in one of eight coffins dating back to the 18th century where there are two people buried together. Several legends exist as to why that was . According to one of them, it was pure love why this wife and husband were buried in the same coffin as they did not want to be parted after death.
Still today other legends are alive among the older inhabitants of Iława. The legend of the sunken treasure in Lake Jeziorak is one of them. A large quantity of valuable oak wood is believed to be hidden somewhere close to the Old Sawmill Hotel and it’s growing in value all the time and still has not been found!
Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg ,the last President of Germany before Adolf Hitler took power spent the last years of his life here and died in Ogrodzieniec located close to Iława.
Iława with the longest lake shore in Poland, Lake Jeziorak, was famous and appreciated during the interwar period by lovers of good cuisine. It was Lake Jeziorak where the famous eel was harvested and sent to Berlin and a well known restaurant Ratskeller situated in the town hall cellars served an incredibly sophisticated fish dish called Blau Aal, in other words, a blue eel. Experts of good cuisine from Eastern Prussia and others used to come specially to Iława to try the eel.
by Dariusz Paczkowski, a local guide in Iława