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Poland welcomes millions of tourist each years. If you are a traveller or If you living in Europe or interested to visit Europe then Poland could be your hot list to visit.
I am here, make a list where you should definitely visit in Poland.
Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland, in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998, it was part of Nowy Sącz Province; since 1999, it has been part of Lesser Poland Voivodeship. As of 2017 its population was 27,266. Zakopane is a centre of Goral culture and is often referred to as “the winter capital of Poland”. It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and tourism.
Zakopane lies near Poland’s border with Slovakia, in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill. It can be reached by train or bus from the province capital, Kraków, about two hours away. Zakopane lies 800–1,000 metres above sea level and centres on the intersection of its Krupówki and Kościuszko Streets.
2. Tatra Mountain
Tatra Mountains differ from the Alps for sure in respect of their lengthiness. At similar peak heights (circa 2300 metres) the mountain range is very short and narrow. The length of Tatra Mountains as the crow flies amounts to 53 kilometres, whereas the length along the main ridge on almost entire length both along the tourist route as well as the border between Poland and Slovakia, 80 kilometres. The width of the Tatra Mountains is “up to” 30 km. On the territory of Slovakia and Polish Podhale there are many places, from which it is possible to admire their full splendour with no difficulty. The impression of fairy-tale character of the scenery and the vastness of the mountains is enhanced by the peculiar geological landscape construction. Both on the southern and on the northern side there are large tectonic valleys, with gentle 1000 meter hills behind them. Tatra Mountains seen from Podhale and lighted up by the morning sun actually constitutes the most beloved theme for Polish landscape photographers.
3. Krakow Night (City Centre)
4. Baltic Sea Beach in Gdańsk
Gdańsk also means beautiful and clean beaches.
Thanks to serious ecological investments all Gdańsk beaches have been opened in recent years and the quality of sea water is very high.
There are two guarded bathing beaches in Gdańsk: in Stogi and in Brzeźno. Other beaches are located in the Jelitkowo and Sobieszewo districts.
There are a couple of stationary water slides available on the Gdańsk beaches: two at the beach in Stogi, one in Jelitkowo and one in Brzeźno. There are also some inflated water slides, intended for the youngest beach lovers. The fans of active recreation can enjoy volleyball and football pitches and a walking and biking route which runs along the sea coast, from Brzeźno to Jelitkowo. A wide choice of catering facilities can also be found at the beaches or close by.
5. Auschwitz Concentration Camp
All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz, which also became the name of Konzentrationslager Auschwitz.
The direct reason for the establishment of the camp was the fact that mass arrests of Poles were increasing beyond the capacity of existing “local” prisons. The first transport of Poles reached KL Auschwitz from Tarnów prison on June 14, 1940. Initially, Auschwitz was to be one more concentration camp of the type that the Nazis had been setting up since the early 1930s. It functioned in this role throughout its existence, even when, beginning in 1942, it also became the largest of the extermination centers where the “Endlösung der Judenfrage” (the final solution to the Jewish question – the Nazi plan to murder European Jews) was carried out.
6. Thrilling Chapel of Skulls – Unsusual and Fascinating
The chapel was built in 1776 by Bohemian local parish priest Václav Tomášek. It is the mass grave of people who died during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648), three Silesian Wars (1740–1763), as well as of people who died because of cholera epidemics, plague, syphilis and hunger.
Together with sacristan J. Schmidt and grave digger J. Langer, father Tomášek who was inspired by the Capuchin cemetery while on a pilgrimage to Rome, collected the casualties’ bones, cleaned and put them in the chapel within 18 years (from 1776 to 1794). Walls of this small, baroque church are filled with three thousand skulls, and there are also bones of another 21 thousand people interred in the basement. The skulls of people who built the chapel, including Tomášek, were placed in the center of the building and on the altar in 1804. Inside are a crucifix and two carvings of angels with Latin inscriptions that read “arise from the dead” and “come to judgment”. A recording inside the church available in three languages (Polish, Czech and German) explains the history of the chapel
7. The Valley of Five Polish Ponds
Old shelter in name of Ludwik Zejszner – Five Polish Pond Valley was a pastoral area in the past. Since the year 1637, Five Pond Hall belonged to Nowobilscy family. The remains of former pastoral economy to this day is a stone hut, serving as a refuge for first mountaineers and wanderers. It ceased functioning in 1876, when the first shelter above Mały Staw was created by Tatra Society’s initiative. It was a small, one-room building made from granite blocks. Named after polish geologist, Ludwik Zejszner, shelter was often visited in summer, although deteriorated in winter, when it was left without care. Necessary renovations were conducted almost annually, which resulted in enormous costs. Due to that, Tatra Society decided to built a new, more comfortable shelter in 1896. Construction works started quite fast. Already in 1898 a new shelter was finished. It had wooden walls, stove and bunks. It was quickly appreciated by tourists because of convenience and better protection from cold. The building, being more and more popular, was renovated several times. In summer season it was managed by Jędrzej Nowobilski, Wojciech Budz, Jan Nowobilski and Maria Budzowa. In winter, starting from year 1907, a newly established Ski Section of Tatra Society hosted Five Ponds. During World War I, the shelter was destroyed few times, later brought back to use by High Mountain Company of Polish Army. After Maria Budzowa, the lease was overtaken by her daughter, Wiktoria Bigosowa. Shelter served tourists till 1924, when reformed Zakopane branch of PTT decided to allocate founds on next, new and bigger shelter.
8. Warsaw City Tour
Each city has a place that is its showcase and a must-see on any trip. In Warsaw, it’s the Old Town, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List – it’s where the city’s heart has been beating for centuries. However, when you cross the Vistula River and look at the Old Town from a distance, you are struck by how unusual the panorama of the city is – skyscrapers rise above the red roofs of the Old Town. Historical buildings blend in harmoniously with modern architecture, and the city surprises us by revealing its second face.
9. Słowiński National Park
Along the Baltic Coast of Northern Poland, in the Pomerania Region is the Slowinski National Park. It was founded to preserve beauty of the seaside coastline including lakes system, peat bogs, meadows and woods. But the most important is to protect the most exceptional in Europe belt of moving dunes. As they move along the Mierzeja Lebska (Lebska Spit), they uncover ancient tree stumps and the fossilized remains of forest once growing there.
The area is famous for unique plants from dune grasses and coastal pinewoods to marsh plants. The park is also home to rare bird species including the white-tailed eagle, the eagle owl, cormorant, the black stork, and many of the aquatic birds
This biosphere reserve provides over 105 miles of paved paths for hiking. They offer visitors the chance to admire the dunes and the rolling waves of the Baltic Sea. Climbing observation towers that dot the park gives even better vantage points.
The resort city of Łeba, found at the entrance to the Slowinski National Park, is a great spot for guests to spend the night before or after exploring the park. Łeba offers horseback riding right on the sand for a memorable time in Poland.
10. Mysterious Polish Castles
Mysterious Polish Castles in Torun, The legend has it that what are now the partially renovated and reconstructed ruins of an overwhelming stronghold which is open to the public, were the first Teutonic brick castle in Poland. From Torun we head 20 km for Bydgoszcz, to Bierzglowski Castle. Built in 1260, it was composed of a spacious utility settlement outside the castle walls and the castle proper. Next stop on our itinerary is the castle in Nowy Jasiniec, built in 1377-1392 on the site of a former castle of Pomeranian dukes. The next fortress in Swiecie, built where the Wda and Vistula rivers fork, is one of the very few in Europe. Its tourist highlight is a round tower inclined around 1 m. Another gem of historical architecture is the castle in Chelmno, one of Poland’s oldest and most beautiful towns. It used to be the capital of the Teutonic Order before Malbork castle was erected (1309)I