Poland

Poland - Przedni Tatras, Staw Polski Lake

Poland is a European Union member and one of the many countries that successfully transformed itself from a communist to a parliamentary democratic state. Poland boasts of many tourist attractions – from castles and palaces to beautiful landscape and wildlife.

For lovers of nature there are many attractions in Poland, like Sandomierz Valley and Park von Muskau. Best way to explore nature is to go for hiking at Carpathian range of the Tatras; Bieszczady Mountain or Masuria. Masurian Lake is the top-most attraction for sailing fans, fishermen, cyclists and for those who are in search of tranquility. Suwałki Lakeland has a diverse landscape boasting of countless hills, steep slopes and lakes.

There are many national parks as well, few of them are Slowinski, Narew, Kampinos, Białowieża, Biebrza, Pieninski, Wigierski and Babiogórski, Warta Mouth and Ojcow National Park, which is the smallest national park in Poland.

Poland has a host of historical and architectural marvels like the beautiful Krakow’s mediaeval cathedrals, Art Nouveau theatre, Renaissance castle, Baroque churches and many other monuments. Few of the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites are Castle of TheTeutonic Order, Malbork, Kazimierz Dolny, Auschwitz concentration camp, Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

Poland - Wieliczka Salt Mine

Other attractions are the archaeological site at Biskupin; Grand Royal residence, Wawel and the beautiful churches like Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland, Church of Peace, and Wooden church in Debno. The Elblag-Ostoda Canal, a 19th Century masterpiece, is also worth a visit.

Poland also hosts a number of events and festival like Wroclaw: Wratislavia Cantans, Palm Sunday and Easter, Polish Contemporary Opera Festival and the Jazz in Old Town festival.

For outdoor activities, the options are hiking, skiing, trekking, canoeing and a lot more. But a must-do activity is horse riding in Penates or horse riding and walking-tour outside Hunting Mansion ‘Mysinek’.

Poland has a temperate climate with wet, cold winters and milder summers. The best time to visit is during the warmer months- May to October.

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