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.