Thursday, June 11, 2009

Top 10 places worth to see in Poland

Today I'd like to recommend you TOP 10 must see places in Poland, so in case you travel to Poland, you may drop by and see these true wonders. This is my very private choice based on my preference, if you would like to add a site, please let me know in comment section. Then I will visit the place and decide whether it is worth to recommend.

This list is in alphabetical order, places are not ranked.

# 1

An ancient woodland located north of Poland, close to the border of Belarus.
This is place is so unique, because it is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the huge primeval forest that many centuries ago was spreading across the European Plain.
Białowieża Forest is UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.

# 2
Fortifications in Hel - north of Poland at the Baltic Sea. Hel is the name of narrow peninsula, which is 300 m wide in the most narrow place close to Jurata.

Picture by Myto

Hel Peninsula was considered as one of the most important military areas and after 1918, when Poland gained independence, Polish army decided to build there a naval base. Today it is very popular place among tourists, especially windsurfers due to strong winds.
If you get there, you shouldn't miss to see some of the many bunkers, which it is possible to enter. I attach the link to a page with some picture, although it is in Polish, just scroll down and look at the pictures.

# 3

Góry Stołowe - The Stołowe Mountains, part of Middle Sudety Mountains,

located west-south of Poland.

Picture by hr.icio

Mountains structured from plated rocks, making overall amazing impression. This is the only mountains of its kind in Poland. Abundant in different kind of habitats - scientists counted 16 of them in total and claim it valuable for European nature.


Krakow - city in the south of Poland.

You may know it as Cracow. Wonderful, old city that dates back to the 7th century. Starting from the Stone Age it has been grown to one of the most important cities in Poland.
There is an oldest and best in Poland Jagiellonian University with very old library containg large collection of medieval manuscripts.

# 5
Marienburg Castle in Malbork - north of Poland.

Picture by BiLK Thorn

This is a gothic castle, one of the most awesome in Europe, built in XIII century by Teutonic Knights. It used to be the Europe's largest gothic fortified castle, today it is a museum listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

# 6

Picture by Pawel Bak

Nikiszowiec was build 100 years ago for coal mine workers. Place is very unique in entire Europe, also among film producers.

# 7

Peatbogs and marshes of Biebrza River - located in north-eastern Poland within Grajewo County.

Picture by Jurek Durczak

This is vast and untouched fenlands, where you can see unique plants, rare wetland birds and other animals (Elk or Beaver) and other. This is very important place of birds’ nesting, feeding and resting. From 1995 this place is under protection of the Ramsar Convention. The most unique part is under strict protection, if you want to see it look for Red Marsh.

# 8
Polish Jura Chain - (Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska) part of Jurassic system in the south-central Poland.

Picture by Maciek Bor

This is a hilly landscape that consists of vast limestone formations, cliffs and about 220 caves. It is a part of Ojcow National Park - one of the most attractive in Poland.


Toruń - city in northern Poland.

Picture by Janusz I

This is an extraordinary, beautiful medieval city and place where Nikolaus Copernicus was born - it is possible to visit a house from XV century, where he was born.

Archelogists have proofs of first settlements in this area from 1100 BCE. You can see there many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages, about 200 military structures, 4 gothic churches, oldtown from XIII century, ruins of teutonic castle, city fortifications from XIII century etc.
This place is also on the World Heritage List of UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

# 10

Warsaw Old Town - central Poland.

Picture by Jarosław Pocztarski

This oldest part of the city is definately worth to see. It was established in XIII century and still keeps the mood. There is many restaurants, cafes, shops etc.

Ufortunately in 1939 during the Second World War the Old Town was very badly damaged. In 1944 the Warsaw Uprising took place here and the Old Town was turned into pile of bricks.
After the war is was meticulously reconstructed based on all availabe pictures and photographs.
In 1984 it was placed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Best buy befre you come to Poland - Michelin Poland (Michelin Map) (Multilingual Edition).


  1. Thank you for posting your lovely photos. I am so excited to visit Poland!

  2. Hello,

    I traveled to Poland for the month of July, 2010. I would strongly recommend visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps and the city of Wroclaw (formerly known as Breslau) on the German border. I stayed in this wonderful city for an entire month. The city itself is still unmarked by tourist so it offers a true Polish experience.

    Thanks for the pictures, I can wait to return!

  3. These are beautiful choices.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. very nice.thank you.

  5. Very good pictures... I really like the pictures especially! I would have to agree with Ryan, above, that Auschwitz would be high up on my list of places to see in poland. Another one you might like looking into that is pretty unique is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, in (or near) Krakow. It is one of the most visited site in Poland and I can't think of anything else quite like it!

  6. Agreed. the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a true site to see. You will not be disappointed.

  7. If you love historical place i strongly recommend you to get flights for pakistan where you can find hundredths of places which are not very famous but too much precious.

  8. Poland is a beautiful country but this year i got cheap umrah packages so now i can't spare my holidays next year i will go to poland.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of Poland. I am just beginning my research for my trip to Poland next year.

  11. A nice guide! Of course, Oland has much more to offer: Tatra Mountains, Slowiwnki Park Narodowy, Wieliczka... But there's also good entertainment in Poland, especially summer festivals. I can recommend Satyrykon in Legnica - good old school comedy festival with international artists.

    This year's edition was hilarious,can't wait to see the next. See you there :)

  12. Adorable Poland! i always got admired by these places! thanks for sharing! yosemite national park

  13. Very nice pictures... I really like the pictures especially!

  14. Well they are many place to stay in Poland .A lot of actually. But personally I would love to visit Cracow. It is a really nice city with a lot of attractions which you can find on this site:

  15. Hey this time we have decided to travel to Cuba. Let me know if any of you been to Cuba before. Does anyone know about the places to visit in Cuba? Please suggest if you have any idea.

  16. thanks for telling me more about about polland, i just loved this place, I'll surely visit this place soon..

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  18. 2 years ago I spent really good time in Poland. I live in the Czech Republic so it wan't for me very long trip :) Our countries are quite similar, and therefore I feel in Poland like at home. The place which i liked very much there is Malbork. I love the story and the Teutonic Castle, which I visited in this city, was for me the the biggest attraction.I rented a room in Dedal Hotel (Hotele Wam Group) and I can say it was good choice.
    There were great conditions, friendly service and delicious food. Next summer I'm going to Czestochowa:).


  19. Ever since my parents and I have been to Europe twice we were fascinated bu the castles we saw. The Polish castle was the last one and made our visit to Poland so memorable, because of its icreadible history and legends.
    At first glance, the ancient building was simply very pleasant to look at, but the longer one gazed, the more attractive and comely it bacame.

    More information you can find in the main webpage:


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