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Poland sights: You absolutely have to see these most beautiful places + map

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Poland - a country full of hidden cultural and natural treasures

Poland impresses with its many Tourist Attractions both in the cities and in the country. So how about a trip to our beautiful, often underrated neighboring country?

In Poland, supposed opposites such as tradition and innovation, culture and nature, history and modernity are harmoniously combined with one another. Picturesque cities, unique national parks, hospitable people and of course culinary delights await you.

Accompany me on my round trip through Poland and discover the most beautiful Natural and cultural highlights of the country. In the map I will show you where you can find the most beautiful attractions in Poland. Witam serdecznie w Polsce! Welcome to Poland!

The author

Hello my name is Anita and belong to the permanent team of authors of the Phototravellers. I lived in Madrid for two years and I am always looking for new adventures. So far, Costa Rica, New York and Iceland have been very special destinations for me.

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The sights of Poland at a glance

My top 5 sights

  • Krakow
  • Tatra Mountains
  • Białowieża National Park
  • Warsaw
  • Danzig

1. Wroclaw

Our trip to Poland starts in Lower Silesia, more precisely in beautiful Wroclaw (Polish Wrocław). The big Polish city was in 2016 European Capital of Culture and will cast a spell over you with its unique architecture, diverse culture and exciting history.

In the heart of the old town is the picturesque Rynek, the medieval market square of Wroclaw, which is also called the "Big Ring" in German. Around the rectangular square you can, among other things, the magnificent Town houses and the Gothic town hall admire. Wroclaw and many buildings on the Rynek were destroyed in World War II, but this doesn’t detract from the city’s renovated beauty. Another attraction is the Wroclaw Cathedral on the cathedral island. The Gothic church was built from 1244 and is that Landmark the city.

You are sure to find a few on your city tour Dwarfs to encounter. You read that right: In Wroclaw there are now over 600 of the small bronze statues, whose origin is on the Protests the anti-communist movement “Orange Alternative” declines in the 1980s.

To this day, the dwarf troop of Polish artists and students is constantly expanding and is one of the highlights for every visit to Wroclaw. Have fun with your dwarf hunt!

2. Krakow

You continue to the south of Poland, where the second largest city in the country awaits you: Krakow (Polish Kraków). The fascinating metropolis on the Vistula was until 1596 capital of the Kingdom of Poland and is still considered to be the “secret capital of Poland”.

In the historic old town of Krakow you will find most of the sights around the impressive Rynek Główny, the main market. Here you can Marienkirche with the largest Gothic high altar in Europe, the imposing ones Cloth Hall in the style of the Renaissance and the somewhat crooked ones Town hall tower from the 13th century.

But Krakow has even more to offer: the so-called rises about 25 meters above the Vistula Wawel hillwhere the Polish kings once resided. The most important church in Poland is also located here: the Gothic one Wawel Cathedralthat can look back on 1000 years of history.

As the coronation site of the Polish monarchs and the burial place of many Polish kings, artists and national heroes, it is one for the Poles national sanctuary. Together with the old town, the Wawel has been part of the since 1978 UNESCO World Heritage Site and also houses that Wawel Castle, under which a dragon is said to have once lived in a cave. The former Polish capital is definitely not lacking in legends and culture.

The Jewish quarter is also worth seeing Kazimierzwhich was an independent city until 1800. Today you can visit both Jewish sites and monuments as well as hip, alternative-inspired restaurants here.

As you can see, Krakow is a city full of culture, and a visit to it should be at the top of your list.

3. Wieliczka Salt Mine

About 15 kilometers south of Krakow is another fascinating sight: the Wieliczka Salt Mine (Website). It is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Salt works has a long tradition in the Wieliczka region. The white gold has been mined here since the 13th century, and the Wieliczka and Bochnia salt mines even formed it from the 14th to the 18th century largest mining company in Poland. It was not until 1996 that salt production in Wieliczka was completely stopped.

Nowadays you can do different Tours Immerse yourself in the subterranean salt world and explore a small part of the 300 kilometer long corridors. On the Tourist route Not only do you learn more about the extraction of salt, but you also get to see impressive underground salt lakes and chambers.

The highlight is that Chapel of Saint Kinga, a magnificent hall with altars, chandeliers and sculptures - everything made of salt, of course. If you are looking for a special adrenaline rush, you can go to the Miners Route face the duties of a miner.

Apart from the tourist visit, some halls also take place Events such as concerts or receptions. The special microclimate of the salt mine is in the underground Sanatorium used to heal respiratory diseases. A stay in Wieliczka is both an unforgettable experience and balm for body and soul.

Address: Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka (Google Maps)

4. Tatras

After staying in the depths of the mine, it is now time for a trip to lofty heights. The Tatra Mountains extends on both sides of the border between Poland and Slovakia and is called in both countries National park and UNESCO biosphere reserve specially protected.

The High Tatras, a partial mountain range of the Tatra Mountains, is one third on the Polish side and is home to the almost 2500 meter high Rysy, the highest mountain in Poland. In the “smallest high mountains in the world”, as the High Tatras are often called, you can enjoy the beautiful natural landscape while hiking, mountain biking or paragliding and with a little luck you can even observe rare animal species such as brown bears or lynxes. You see: nature in Poland offers you undreamt-of sights.

Winter sports fans also come around the city Zakopane on your costs. The largest winter sports center in Poland offers many ski slopes and regularly organizes international competitions. The place is also known for its typical Wooden houses in the so-called Zakopane style.

One of the four local mountains of Zakopane is the Kasprowy Wierch on the Polish-Slovak border. The 1987 high mountain is one of the most visited places in the Tatra Mountains and can do great with the Cable car (Website) can be reached from the Kuźnice district. Even the drive through the mountains is a highlight, when you arrive at the top a grandiose awaits you Mountain panorama and many beautiful ones Hiking trails.

So let's be clear: you won't get bored in the Tatra Mountains.

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