Poland Travel Guides & Information
There's something to satisfy every desire in Warsaw. From history in the Old Town and post-war architectural gems of Mokotow and Zoliborz to the flourishing arts scene of Praga and 82 city parks.
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Krakow presents the importance of being Easter
Explore the lesser-known sights of Krakow
Poland’s capital reveals its softer side
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Situated at a confluence of European cultures, Poland has often borne the brunt of conquerors and conflicts. However, a headlong rush toward modernisation following EU membership has today made Poland one of the most desirable tourist spots on the continent.
A relaxed city break might lead you to the trendy cafes, sleek shops, and pulsing nightclubs of Warsaw, or the jaunty maritime influence and laidback dockside beer gardens of Gdansk. A pursuit of the past begins in Krakow, a treasure trove of magnificent architecture, including the grandiose red-roofed Wawel Castle, and Old Town’s expansive Main Market Square and Gothic churches. Others might take a pilgrimage south to Auschwitz, a sombre monument to Poland’s devastating recent history. Beyond city limits you’ll find all the dense forest and panoramic mountain views expected of Europe, along with the broad ice-age river valleys that mark Masovia, extensive waterways once navigated by Vikings dissecting the lush countryside, and southerly barren deserts with the shifting sand dunes of Slowinski National Park.
There are few other countries in Europe that bear a history as rich as Poland’s. Whether you prefer to gaze up at gorgeous buildings backed by all the comforts of home, or delve deep into unexpected adventure, Poland is guaranteed to have you covered.
Did you know
- Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe.
- The most popular name for a dog in Poland is Burek which translates to: “brownish-grey colour”.
- Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.
- According to legend, Krakow was founded by a Krak, who built the town above a cave. The cave was inhabited by a ravenous dragon.
- Polish born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the earth was not the centre of the universe.
Destinations in Poland
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac