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Destinations in Poland

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Regions in Poland

Central Poland (Łódzkie, Mazowieckie)
Central Poland is centered around Warsaw, the capital city, and ód, a major city with a strong textile industry history.

Southern Poland (Małopolskie, Śląskie)
The region is home to magnificent mountain ranges, the world’s oldest working salt mines, breathtaking landscapes, caverns, historical sites, and towns. The beautiful medieval city of Kraków is Poland’s most popular tourist attraction, and the Silesian conurbation is the country’s biggest.

Southwestern Poland (Dolnośląskie, Opolskie)
A vibrant mash-up of several sceneries. Wrocaw, Poland’s most populous and vibrant city, is located in one of the country’s hottest areas. This area is home to people of Polish, German, and Czech ancestry.

Northwestern Poland (Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie, Zachodniopomorskie)
A diverse environment, a plethora of animals, a bird-delight, watcher’s and inland dunes For centuries, most of this region of Poland belonged to Germany, which influenced its history.

Northern Poland (Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie)
Poland’s beautiful coastline, sandy beaches with dunes and cliffs, lakes, rivers, and woods may all be found here.

Eastern Poland (Lubelskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Podlaskie)
A very lush region with lakes. It provides untouched environment and the opportunity to camp in lovely landscapes. The region’s unique primeval woods and beautiful waterways (such as the Biebrza river) with protected bird species make it more appealing to visitors.

Cities in Poland

  • Warsaw — The capital of Poland and one of the EU’s booming new economic hubs; the old town, which was almost totally destroyed during WWII, has been restored in a style influenced by Canaletto’s classicist paintings.
  • Gdańsk — previously known as Danzig; one of Europe’s oldest and most picturesque cities, restored after World War II. It is a fantastic departure point for the numerous marine resorts along the Baltic shore since it is located in the center of the Baltic coast.
  • Katowice — The core area of the Upper Silesian Metropolis, serving as both an economic and cultural hub.
  • Kraków — Poland’s “culture capital” and historical capital during the Middle Ages; its center is packed with ancient churches, monuments, the biggest European medieval market-place – and, more recently, fashionable bars and art galleries. Its city center is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Lublin — It is the largest city in Eastern Poland and boasts a well-preserved old town with traditional Polish architecture as well as unique Renaissance elements (the so-called Lublin Renaissance).
  • Łódź — Once known for its textile industry, “Polish Manchester” features Europe’s longest strolling street, Piotrkowska Street, which is lined with beautiful 19th-century buildings.
  • Poznań — The merchant city, considered the cradle of the Polish nation and church (together with Gniezno), has a variety of architecture from all epochs.
  • Szczecin — Pomerania’s most significant city, featuring a massive harbor, monuments, ancient gardens, and museums.
  • Wrocław — an ancient Silesian city with a rich history; built on 12 islands, it has more bridges than any other European city other than Venice, Amsterdam, and Hamburg.

Other destinations in Poland

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau — An notorious network of Nazi extermination and slave labor camps in Germany that became the epicenter of the Holocaust against Jews during World War II. World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Białowieża National Park — a vast tract of old forest bordering the Belarusian border World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Bory Tucholskie National Park — The Tucholskie Forests are protected as a national park.
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska — From 1600, a monastery in the Beskids with Mannerist architecture and a Stations of the Cross complex. World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Karkonosze National Park — Beautiful waterfalls may be seen in the Sudety National Park, which is centered on the Nieka Mountain.
  • Malbork — Malbork Castle, the biggest Gothic brick castle in Europe, is located here. World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Słowiński National Park — The largest dunes in Europe may be found in a national park close to the Baltic Sea.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine — This salt mine, the world’s oldest continually operating business, has been in operation since the 13th century. World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Wielkopolski National Park — Greater Poland’s national park that protects the biodiversity of the Wielkopolskie Lakes.

How To Travel To Poland

By plane The majority of Europe's major airlines fly into and out of Poland. LOT Polish Airlines is Poland's national airline and a Star Alliance member, running the Miles&More frequent flyer program with many other European Star Alliance members. Most other European legacy carriers retain at least one link to...

How To Travel Around Poland

The Polish road system is vast but usually in bad condition, and the high-speed highways that are presently in existence are inadequate. However, public transportation is abundant and reasonably priced: buses and trams in towns, and charter buses and trains for long-distance travel. By plane LOT Polish Airlines has domestic flights...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Poland

Poland is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement. Border restrictions are usually not required between nations that have signed and implemented the pact. This covers the majority of the European Union as well as a few additional nations. Before boarding foreign planes or boats, passengers' identities are typically checked. Temporary border...

Accommodation & Hotels in Poland

When it comes to accommodation availability and quality, Poland is catching up with Western Europe. Following the Euro 2012 championships, the situation in Euro host towns is now similar to that of most other cities in Northern and Western Europe. Many smaller cities and places that are less visited...

Things To See in Poland

Since Poland's accession to the European Union, foreign visitors have quickly rediscovered the country's rich cultural history, magnificent historic monuments, and simply breathtaking variety of landscapes. Whether it's architecture, urban atmosphere, or a sense of the past, Poland's busy cities and villages provide something for everyone. If you want...

Food & Drinks in Poland

Food in Poland Poles eat according to the typical continental schedule: a modest breakfast (generally some sandwiches with tea/coffee), a bigger lunch (or historically a "dinner") at about 13:00-14:00, and a supper at around 19:00. Many restaurants provide at least one vegetarian meal, making it easy to forgo meat. Most large...

Money & Shopping in Poland

Paying The Polish zoty (z, international abbreviation: PLN) is the legal currency in Poland. The zoty is split into 100 groszy (check the box to details). Poland was anticipated to adopt the Euro (€) after 2014, but such plans are still in the works. Private currency exchange offices (Polish: kantor) are...

Festivals & Holidays in Poland

A variety of holidays, including several (Catholic) religious festivals and many significant anniversaries, have been recognized as public by legislation, as mentioned below. Most service and retail shops, other businesses, museums, galleries, other attractions, and government offices are obliged to shut completely on certain days. Plan ahead of time...

Internet & Communications in Poland

Mobile phones Plus (code 260 01), T-Mobile (previously ERA) (260 02), Orange (260 03), and Play are the four mobile phone carriers in Poland (260 06). The typical European GSM 900/1800 MHz network covers about 98 percent of the nation, with the remaining 2 percent being nature reserves or high...

Language & Phrasebook in Poland

Poland's official language is Polish. Foreign tourists should be informed that almost all government information is typically only available in Polish. Street signs, instructions, information signs, and so forth are often exclusively in Polish, as are train and bus timetables and announcements (airports and a few major train stations seem...

Traditions & Customs in Poland

Etiquette In terms of gender etiquette, Poles are typically conservative. It is usual for males to hold doors and seats open for ladies. When greeting or saying farewell, some men, especially elderly males, may kiss a woman's hand. Kissing a woman's hand is considered gallant by some, although it is...

Culture Of Poland

Poland's culture is inextricably linked to its complex 1,000-year history. Its distinct personality arose as a consequence of its geographical location at the crossroads of European civilizations. With its roots in Proto-Slavic civilization, Polish culture has been deeply impacted throughout time by its intertwining connections with the Germanic, Latinate,...

History Of Poland

Early history The earliest towns in modern-day Poland, Kalisz and Elblg on the Amber Trail to the Baltic Sea, were recorded by Roman authors in the first century AD, while the first Polish settlement in Biskupin goes back much earlier, to the seventh century BC. Poland became a nation in the...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Poland

In Poland, the European unified emergency number 112 is being used. It currently works for all mobile phone calls and the majority of landline calls. In addition, three "ancient" emergency numbers are still in operation. They are as follows: Ambulance: 999 (Pogotowie, dziewięć-dziewięć-dziewięć)Firefighters: 998 (Straż Pożarna, dziewięć-dziewięć-osiem)Police: 997 (Policja, dziewięć-dziewięć-siedem)Municipal Guards: 986 (Straż...

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