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What You Should Know More About Poland

  • Travel Advice

    • If you ever come across an individual wearing weird or torn clothes and supporting a shabby look, there is a chance that such an individual may be a drug peddler. It is always advised for all of you to keep away from the drug peddlers. So, avoid an eye contact and try to get away from the situation at the earliest.

    • Do not get involved in drugs of any form.

    • Drink only as much as you can handle.

    • Do not carry with you cash more than you’ll need.

    • Do not leave your valuables and cash in the hotel room.

    • Book a hotel that is centrally located.

    • Make sure you enquire about the room safe before booking the hotel.

    • Do not trust the strangers so easily.

    • Gather enough information about every new destination before making a visit.

    • Don’t get involved in any fights with the locals.

    • Respect the cultures and tradition of the country you are.

    • Do not pass a hurtful remark on anyone.

    • Do not get over friendly with someone you barely know.

    • If you are loss anywhere, take help from the locals.

    • During the loss or theft of valuables, you must seek help from the local police of the region.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Poland is 16 years.


  • Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford to Miss?

    Wawel Castle

    Ever since the Paleolithic Age, people have lived upon the Wawel Castle. This castle has been in existence ever since the 14th century during which Poland was under the rule of the Polish monarch Casimir III the Great. This Gothic Castle is a home to the sole preserve piece of the Polish Crown Jewels. Embellished with the floral patters and the symbols, the blade is notched to accommodate a small shield, thereby giving the sword its nickname – Jagged Sword.   


    Malbork Castle


    Founded in the year 1274, the Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights. The castle was used as the headquarters to defeat the enemies of Poland to overtake their own northern Baltic territories. This castle has been expanded a number of times so as to host a variety of Knights until the final retreat in the year 1466 to the Königsburg. At present, it is one of the most fascinating tourist attraction in the Malbork city.  


    Auschwitz-Birkenau


    A visit to the magnificent Auschwitz-Birkenau is one powerful experience that is beyond the wordily description. The gigantic size of the Nazi concentration camp is indeed the first thing to strike visitors when they approach the entrance to museum and memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. It is in the memory of the murders that happened in the World War II camps. This attractive tourist attraction is visited by over 25 million people.


    Masurian Lakeland


    Nestled in the area which envelopes the lower Vistula River to the border of Lithuania, the Masurian Lake District comprises of over 2000 lakes that are connected by an exquisite system of rivers and canals. This Lakeland is indeed one of the most important places to see in the Lake District of Europe. You can find an array of hotels, resorts, guest houses as well as camp sites in the villages that encompass the lakes. Visitors usually come to this place on a boat or a bicycle so as to tour this magnificent area.  


    Slowinski Sand Dunes


    Lying in the Northern Poland, the Slowinski Sand Dunes is a part of the Slowinski National Park. Situated in the Baltic Sea, this park has been named after the Slovincians who once inhabited this area. There is an open air museum which in the town of Kluki which has a variety of artefacts presenting the culture of Poland. The sand dunes have been formed as the waves and wind carry sand onshore and go up to a height of 30 meters. These sand dunes change their appearance with the change of season and hence these sand dunes are also known as the ‘moving dunes.’


    Wieliczka Salt Mine


    Wieliczka Salt Mine is believed to one of the oldest companies of the world. Situated on the outskirts of the Krakow, salt has been mined from this very site every since the 13th century. This sightseeing attraction has an underground city which has been carved out of the rock salt. Known to have the most remarkable acoustics of the different structures of Europe, Wieliczka Salt Mine has dozens of ancient sculptures which have been carved from salt. These have further been transformed to new sculptures by the contemporary artists.   


    Bialowieza Forest


    Bialowieza Forest is a massive residue of the primeval forest which was once a significant part of Europe. Lying amidst the border of the Republic of Belarus and Poland, the forest has a number of border crossings for the tourists to explore on the foot or on the bicycle. This forest is a home to some 800 wisent which is a protective specie of the Bison. Wisent here are kept only within the fenced areas. You can take a guided tour to best explore the forest.  


    Gdansk’s Old Town


    Situated on the Baltic coast is the Gdansk’s Old Town. The city of Gdansk’s has a long standing history which goes back to the 14th century Teutonic Knights. At present the Old Town comprises of many 17th century structures which includes churches, mills and galleries. It is indeed one of the best tourist attractions in Poland.


    Warsaw Old Market Place


    Warsaw Old Market Place came in existence in the late 13th century. For over 5 centuries, Warsaw as well as the central marketplace were the heart of the culture of Poland. During the second World War, the original Market place was destroyed. However, the place was carefully reconstructed immediately when the war was concluded. This market features a bronze sculpture of the Warsaw mermaid which is also a symbol of the capital of Poland.


    Main Market Square


    Main Market Square has been in existence ever since the 13th century. Located in the Old Town in Kraków is this market square which is the largest medieval town square of Poland. It indeed happens to be one of the best tourist attractions of Poland. Encompassed by the historic buildings, historical townhouses, churches and palaces, visiting the square is one of the most important thing to do.


  • What You Will Like There?

    Polish Cities and Towns

    There is a diversity in the cities and towns of Poland. This means that travelers who come to Poland for a holiday will never experience a catalogue of repetition. Almost every city of Poland has a distinct social culture, feel and vibe associated with it. From the Krakow’s historic pride to the Gdansk’s stately maritime heritage, Warsaw’s urban pulse and the Wroclaw’s whimsy, distinguishing the cities of Poland from one another is just as easy. Your tour to Poland must be comprised of a visit to the different towns, cities and the villages in between. You will definitely be hard pressed to opt for your favorite one amongst them all.


    World Heritage Sites


    A number of the tourist attractions, monuments and sites of Poland have been designated by UNESCO. They very well depict the cultural and the historical artefacts of the long past of the Poland. Together these sites make great travel destinations for travelers who come to this country. One of the most significant attraction of Poland is the Krakow’s Old Town. However, you have finally arrived to Krakow, you must extend your visit and explore the 2 other UNESCO protected sites here too - Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mines. Other places to see here include the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora Monastery or the wooden churches of southern Little Poland.  


    Food


    Are you partial to good home cooked food just the way your grand mother used to make it? If yes, you have finally arrived at the right place. The food in Poland is largely based on the local ingredients such as cabbage, onion, pork, beetroot and mushrooms. Several regional specialties such as goose, duck and tout prevent the things from getting dull. As when it comes to sweets, it is more or less impossible for you to imagine a more accommodating place than this.  Fruit filled dumplings, pancakes, cream cakes, special mania for lody and apple strudel may even have you skipping the main course often and jumping straight to the main event.  


    Musical Heritage


    The music scene of Poland ranges from medieval to jazz to opera making the country a haven for music lovers. Music can be enjoyed in a variety of modern venues and historic destinations in some of the major cities of Poland. Several outdoor concerts also take place on regular basis. More so, to best enjoy the current and modern musical vibe, you can plan a trip to the bars or nightclubs of the Poland and simultaneously enjoy the nightlife here.  


    Natural Beauty


    Poland is a home to incredible natural beauty. With seaside to the North, Mountains to the North and a variety of landscapes to relax and unwind, there is a lot of things to see in Poland. In the South, there are resorts which tend to attract a number of hikers and skiers. However, if you wish to trawl the beach for amber you can head to the coast.


    Castles


    For all you who love the castles, Poland can be one of the top destinations for you to visit. The castles of the Poland can be found in the different states of preservations right from foundations to only ruins of the structures that are here to maintain the original integrity. Some of the must see castle attractions of the Poland include the Krakow’s Wawel Castle or the Royal Castle in Warsaw which can be visited with absolute ease. However, there are other castles that may require a spirit of adventure. However, the authentic taste of history and the magnificent views, will make the visit to the castle worthwhile. One of the gigantic and the well preserved castle which requires an afternoon visit is the Malbork Castle.   


    Polish Holidays and Festivals


    The holidays of Poland are a great even for the visitors. Easter and Christmas markets are organized in the Warsaw, Krakow as well as the other cities of the Poland which very well depict the importance of these holidays. Decorations here brighten the city centers of Poland. Moreover, the performances and concerts contribute massively to the celebratory atmosphere here. You can travel during one of the extended holidays and relish on the seasonal delights, souvenirs or the seasonal foods here. Partake in the festivals of Poland such as the Drowning of Marzanna, Wianki and Juwenalia which are the long standing traditions that will give you a sneak peak into the Polish culture. You can check the event calendars and enjoy the science, fashion, music, theatre and film festivals conducted here.


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