Just a few hours or maybe more, but finally you will find yourself in the medieval Krakow – the cultural capital of Poland. Its heart is the Old Town (listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List) with a spacious Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and Wawel Castle. Indeed, the number of attractions in Krakow is huge, but what makes this location truly unique is the two places near the city.
The first is Wieliczka salt mines with several trails (tourist and mining), a salt cooling tower, a church and other interesting additions.
In Warsaw, you immediately feel that you were in the capital: wide avenues, long streets, high glass buildings. The Old Town is traditionally located in the center. True, he is only 60 years old! Warsaw will not surprise as many attractions as Krakow or Wroclaw, but there is something to see. The city is very dynamic, technological, cosmopolitan. The life and work of the great composer Chopin is inseparably connected with Warsaw. The city has 15 “singing” benches, sitting on which you can listen to melodies written by the composer. Even more, you will be amazed by the Copernicus Science Center – it’s not just a museum of the legacy of Nicolaus Copernicus, you can become a scientist yourself, you can check on yourself the effect of all physical laws. An excellent view of the city opens from the tallest building – the Palace of Culture and Science.
Gdansk – is a city in the north of Poland. Together with the neighboring towns of Sopot and Gdynia, it forms the agglomeration of Trójmiasto, a triple city. The cities are interconnected by a high-speed city electric train. The city has a unique atmosphere, the smell of the sea and beautiful monuments of architecture. The old city is an architectural complex of the 13-18 centuries. Gdansk is a major port city on the Baltic Sea. The modern city of Gdansk is one of the main centers of economic and administrative life in Poland.
Wroclaw – is a remarkable and charming city of Poland, the historic capital of Silesia; located on both banks of the Odra River. One of the largest and oldest cities in Poland. Wroclaw is a city of gnomes and bridges (about 220, until the Second World War was 303). In addition to the beautiful city center in the suburbs, such attractions as churches, monasteries, castles are located.
Poznan – is one of the oldest Polish cities and rich in historical monuments. The Polish Cathedral is the oldest church in the country (XIII-XV centuries). There are numerous urban architectural monuments: gothic churches, a Renaissance-style town hall (XIII-XVI centuries), houses of the 16th-19th centuries.
Torun – the city of Nicolaus Copernicus, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Located in the north of Poland. Due to its unique architecture, almost inviolable medieval layout and many Gothic buildings built from brickwork since 1997, the city has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the Second World War, the city remained intact, and all the monuments of architecture are original. 96 percent of Torun residents are glad to live here. For each tourist, it is necessary to try at least one “Torun gingerbread” (toruńskie pierniki). Torun gingerbreads – the edible sights of the city, vary in size; they are usually depicted by the symbols of the city of Torun and the scenes from the medieval knight’s life. In the city, there is even a museum for the Torun gingerbread (Muzeum Piernika).
Slowinski National Park
The Slowinski National Park is one of the two seaside national parks in Poland, located about 115 km to the northwest of Gdansk. The feature of the Slowin Park is the moving dunes, which reach a height of several tens of meters and are among the largest in Europe. And the huge mountains of sand create the illusion of the landscape of the Sahara ergs. Here you can see even a sandstorm. As well as in this desert, going for a walk along the Slowinski National Park for several hours, it is necessary to take care of a substantial supply of water. Due to the extraordinary natural diversity, the National Park of Slowin in 1977 was included in the list of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
Belovezhsky National Park
Belovezhsky National Park is the only complete forest complex in Europe. It is one of the most important treasures of nature in Poland and in Europe. In 1979, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The total area of the forest is 1500 km²: 620 km² – within Poland, the rest in the territory of Belarus. The symbol of the park is the bison, which has always lived here. During the First World War, bison was destroyed. A small amount of these animals still managed to be kept in zoos. Every effort was made to rebuild the population that was crowned with success. Thanks to this bison were returned to the natural habitat. At the moment, several hundred bison live in the park.
Mazury is a historic district of Poland, located in the north of the country, is a pride of the Poles. This area is also called Kraina Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich or “the edge of a thousand lakes” (in fact, there are about 4 thousand of them) and accounts for 1/4 of all Polish water resources. The largest lakes are Sniardwy (113.8 km²) and Mamry (104 km²). Mazury is just a real paradise for lovers of water sports: windsurfing, kayaking, sailing. Also, the edge of the Greater Masurian Lakes is a wonderful place for rest all the family. Here you can fish, collect mushrooms, ride a bike and just walk through the forest.
The castle of the Teutonic Order of the Crusaders Malbork (Zamek Malbork) was built on the turn of the XIII and XIV centuries. It is the most significant gothic fortress in Europe and the world’s largest brick castle. Since 1309, the residence of the teachers of the Teutonic Order has moved from Venice to Malbork. Castle Malbork consists of 3 castles, a total area of 20 hectares. In 1997, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will fully enjoy Polish beauties, delicious local cuisine, take several hundred pictures near the backdrop of countless Catholic temples and castles!