Travelling across Poland can be an exceptional journey through unique treasures of history and nature.
This country impresses with as many as fourteen out of nearly a thousand sites included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The capital of Poland is a meeting place for politicians, economists and artists of all nationalities. Warsaw’s 1.7 milion inhabitants are known for their sense of humour and hard-working tradition. It took them 15 years, with the help of the entire nation, to rebuild their beloved city – 84% of which was razed to the ground during World War II.
The scenic Old Town and its Market Square, with its mansard-roofed houses, attract artists and tourists. Here, the wine cellars and elegant restaurants are buzzing, and there is always a table waiting for new guests. Warsaw's St John's Cathedral is the national Pantheon and not far from it is the King's Castle, which was the residence of the last Polish king. The most elegant houses in Warsaw line the Royal Route, which links the three royal residences: the King's Castle, Łazienki Palace and Park and Wilanów Palace. Among the numerous neo-classical buildings in Royal Łazienki Park, the most impressive is the Palace on the Water, which is on a picturesque island. A particularly beautiful landmark is the Frederic Chopin Monument. The music of Frederic Chopin is played here by celebrated pianists every Sunday in summer. See more
Wrocław is the capital city of Lower Silesia province. Overlooking the waters of the Oder River for over a thousand years, the city is unique in that it has 12 islands and 112 bridges. Bearing the traces of the Czech, German and Polish rule, the present-day city of Wrocław is a true European melting pot.
Magnificent manor houses, churches, the university and a whole gamut of Nobel Prize winners are all witnesses of the town’s past and present splendor. Ostrów Tumski, once an island on the Oder, recalls the earliest period of Wrocław’s history. Its soaring Medieval churches tower over the Old Town which stretches on the other side of the river. The Old Town is the focal point of city life, with the busy Wrocław Market Hall (Hala Targowa), countless banks and office buildings and, amid all of them, the splendid Wrocław Opera. See more
The Tri-city Area of Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia showcase some of Poland’s best features. Located in the Pomorskie Province, these cities give visitors a taste of Poland’s natural beauty, arts and culture, interesting history, enterprising spirit, and impressive beaches all in one place.
Gdańsk is as old as Poland itself. Located in the north of the country on the sea coast at the mouth of the Vistula, Gdańsk was the Polish gateway to the sea, a thriving, wealthy city, an important Hanseatic port and a Free City. In the 20th century, Gdańsk was the scene of the first battle of the Second World War. Like the heroes of ancient Thermopylae, the heroic defenders of Westerplatte wrote a chapter in the history of this majestic city. Being so prosperous, the city of Gdańsk was often besieged by mercenary armies and had to defend its sovereignty. It is no wonder that here in Gdańsk, the Solidarity movement and the struggle for the freedom of Poland, was born. See more
The Tatras: Legendary Mountains
The Tatra Mountains’ soaring, rocky peaks delight visitors. With their rough ridges and mighty faces, they are the only alpine mountains in Poland, and the highest in the whole 2,000 km long arc of the Carpathian Mountains.
On the Polish side, the park surrounds and protects the whole Tatra massif with its highest peak, Mount Rysy (2,499 meters above sea level), and is the only region of an Alpine character in Poland. The jagged granite ridges and forested slopes, post-glacial depressions, mountain lakes, numerous caves and scenic valleys with rushing mountain streams create one of the most beautiful landscapes in Poland. See more
Pieninski National Park
The most characteristic feature of this range is its particularly diversified landscape. During the traditional raft and kayak trips down the Dunajec River, visitors are able to admire the picturesque crags and peaks, steep rocky walls and several hundred meter high precipices dropping down to the river.
Lush flora abounds in a number of endemic and reintroduced species of plants like the Pieniny dandelion and the Pieniny wallflower. Mixed beech and fir forests are predominant in the area. Barren slopes and ledges are covered with small, pine forests. See more
Pomorskie voivodship - Balitic's Amber
A thousand blue lakes, a desert, verdant forests and rushing hill land rivers. Any adventure in the Pomorskie Voivodship along the Baltic coast usually starts in the Tricity, an unusual urban assembly of three towns: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
There is also another jetty in the Pomorskie Voivodship, created by nature this time. Long and narrow, lashed by the wind, made of sand, the Hel Peninsula is one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe. It is a natural barrier separating Pucka Bay from the waters of the Baltic sea. As a result of this natural condition the bay is perfect for surfing, para-surfing and all the other popular water sports of today. See more