Although history has not always been kind to Poland, the people who live there have great attitudes and passion. They have managed not only to survive but to thrive as well. If you’ve never visited Poland before, you owe it to yourself to make the trip. Not only is it a beautiful country but it offers tons of places to see and things to do that have both cultural and religious significance, among others.
If you’re not sure where to start, do not worry because we’ve compiled a list of some of the most wondrous places in the country and you’re certain to enjoy every one of them.
Tatra National Park
Located in south-central Poland and established in 1954, this is a hidden gem that consists of some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever experience. Included in the park are a total of 650 caves that tourists can enjoy in addition to rock formations on the Tatra Mountains, hiking trails, amazing waterfalls, and more than 30 alpine lakes.
If you’ve visiting Poland and love the outdoors, this is the place you want to be even if all you want to do is relax in its forests and meadows.
Home to Poland’s third-largest university, this is a great place to visit if you’re interested in learning how students live and learn. The walk known as the Royal-Imperial Route is set up especially for tourists and you can follow it to get just about anywhere in the city. If you’re an athlete, try visiting the artificial lake of Malta where you can enjoy ice skating on the rink, skiing on the slopes, and swimming in the pool.
With a bold, contemporary look and lots of things to do and see, both students and non-students alike will enjoy this amazing city.
Although the city was practically destroyed during World War II, it is now a beautiful, thriving city filled with cultural and historical sights that you won’t want to miss regardless of what your interests are. The birthplace of the composer Chopin, Warsaw is also home to the Copernicus Science Center where you can learn about science and even enjoy some hands-on activities.
Indeed, no trip to Poland is complete without visiting its capital city, which includes a museum dedicated to Polish Jewish history, several palaces, historic streets that still look like they did decades ago, and a market square that will delight all shoppers, among others.
Also known as Marienburg, the city of Malbork is well known for the castle that was built in the 13th century, which is actually a total of three castles and took 230 years to complete. Although it was practically destroyed during World War II, most of it has since been restored. It is a beautiful, regal-looking castle that sits on the water and allows for a beautiful view regardless of where you’re standing when you look at it.