Poland is home to a rich culture, beautiful landscapes and incredible historical sites. If you are planning to visit this country, you will surely be mesmerized by the unique mix of stunning places; plus it is a photographer’s paradise! Right from the lively cities to the calm countryside, from forests to sand dunes, from lakes to castles, it’s all like living a dream. So, pack your bags and get going, we assure you an exhilarating experience.
Here Are A Few Places That You Must Visit On Your Trip To Poland:
Carpathian Mountains are the highest mountain range in Central Europe, and define the southern border of Poland. The forested chain with high peaks is a heaven for cyclists, hikers and skiers, and is usually bustling with activity during the peak season.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Labeled as one of the old historic companies in the entire world, these salt mines are situated on the outskirts of Krakow. A salt mining site since the beginning of the 13th century, it is home to an underground city where everything is carved out of rock salt. The chapel present here has some incredible statues carved from salt by contemporary artists and is considered one the best in Europe.
A city famous for the solidarity movement which demolished the Communist government of Poland, Gdansk has more history to it than you can even imagine. The city has completed a full circle of ownership right from Poland to Germany, Russia, no man’s land and then back to Poland. It was majorly rebuilt after World War II, to eliminate the German influence in its architecture and features some old fashioned buildings, mills, granaries and marvelous pedestrian streets running through the entire city.
This castle was built by the Teutonic Knights in 1274. It served as a headquarter for these Knights who protected Poland from its enemies and also ruled their own Baltic territories. The castle was expanded numerous times to house the growing number of knights in the territory, before the final retreat to Konigsburg in 1466. It is a historical tourist attraction and is visited by people from all over the world.
Beautiful land of about 3000 lakes all interconnected through canals and rivers, this is one of the most admired tourist destinations of Europe. It is home to numerous guest houses, hotels and camp sites in the surrounding villages, and is a popular picnic spot for tourists. You can either ride around on a bicycle or take a boat ride to explore the beauty of this land.
This gothic castle was constructed somewhere around the 14th century by a Polish Monarch by the name of Casimir III the Great. It is home to the legendary sword ‘Szczerbiec Coronation Sword’, which is the only conserved token of the Polish Royalty. Also known as the Jagged Sword, it is a decorated with floral patterns and symbols, with a notch in the blade to hold the shield. A popular tourist site, it gives you a picturesque feel of the royal polish regime.
The town of Oswiecim, popularly known by its German name ‘Auschwitz’ was home to the infamous Nazi concentration camp. Devoted to the reminiscence of the murders that took place in the camp during the World War II, it has a memorial and museum which attracts tourists from all over the world.
A perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and romantic couples, these green mountains are the remotest and most peaceful places in Europe. Covered in green pastures, a vibrant wildlife and traditional wooden churches, these mountains are at the peak of their glory during the summer and autumn; and when winter strikes, they invite the skiers and snowboarders.
Slowinski Sand Dunes
A part of the Slowinski National Park, the sand dunes are sited on the coast of the Baltic Sea. These dunes often form a wavy pattern due to the strong winds and are also known as ‘moving dunes’ due to their changing forms in different seasons. The national park which houses them was named after the Slovincians, who once inhabited the place. It also has an open air museum which is home to various artifacts from their tradition and culture.
Old Market Place: Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital of Poland and a city rich in culture and history. Warsaw was rebuilt with precision right after it was destroyed in the World War II. The old market place is located in the heart of the city of Warsaw and was founded in the 13th century. It was rebuilt after the World War II and features a bronze sculpture of the Warsaw Mermaid, which is the symbol of Warsaw.
Main Market Square: Krakow
The largest medieval town square dates back to the 13th century and is surrounded by churches, historical architecture and town houses. One of the main tourist attractions in Poland, it has a beautiful Renaissance style structure right in the center called Cloth Hall, built in 1555.