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Malbork Castle in Poland
Malbork Castle in Poland

Facts about Poland

Area: 312 685 sq. km

Population: 38 635 000

Capital: Warsaw

Other major cities: Lodz, Cracow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Gdansk

Currency: Zloty (PLN)

Language: Polish

Telephone country code: 00 48

Time Zone: CET (GMT + 1 hour)

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Poland TOP Destinations

Cracow is Poland’s richest city in terms of the number of its historic sights and monuments – at the same time it is one of the most beautiful and charming cities of Central Europe. For more than 500 years, Cracow served as the country’s capital and as the royal residence; with a population approaching 800 thousand, the city today is Poland’s centre for the arts, tourism and culture. The historic centre of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and with its 6000 monuments and forty museums. The best Krakow Apartments can also be found in the old town. More...

Warsaw’s main attractions can be found near the old-city’s Market Square; these are the Royal Palace, the round “Barbakan Bastion”, and the Gothic style St. John’s Cathedral. Following the war, the buildings of the old-city – including the Royal Palace – were individually reconstructed; as a result of this exemplary work, this section of the city was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

One of the most beautiful cities in Poland, situated on the Oder River, Wroclaw is also known as the “City of a Hundred Bridges”. Because of its bridges, streams and canals, it is also referred to as the “Polish Venice”. Wroclaw is also a bustling university-city. More...

Gdansk sits on the shore of the Gulf of Gdansk, part of the Baltic Sea shore. Merging with nearby Gydinia and Sopot, it forms an agglomeration, the so-called Tricity of close to 1 million people. Also known as Danzig, the  one-time member of the Hanseatic League was an important commercial city and port in the Middle Ages. More...

Poznan’s oldest quarter is the “Cathedral Island” (Ostrow Tumski), in the middle of the Warta River; its 10th century cathedral contains the tombs of Poland’s first rulers. More...

Torun, Poland
Torun, Poland
 


World Heritage Sites in Poland

The Malbork castle is the biggest gothic fortress of medieval Europe. The construction of the castle was started in the 13th century and built by the Teutonic Knights. More...

Torun is one of the most beautiful small towns of Poland. Located in northern Poland, on the banks of the Vistula River, Torun is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun is famous for the well preserved medieval architecture. More...

Cracow is Poland’s richest city in terms of the number of its historic sights and monuments – at the same time it is one of the most beautiful and charming cities of Central Europe. For more than 500 years, Cracow served as the country’s capital and as the royal residence; with a population approaching 800 thousand, the city today is Poland’s centre for the arts, tourism and culture.More...

Warsaw’s main attractions can be found near the old-city’s Market Square; these are the Royal Palace, the round “Barbakan Bastion”, and the Gothic style St. John’s Cathedral. Following the war, the buildings of the old-city – including the Royal Palace – were individually reconstructed; as a result of this exemplary work, this section of the city was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.More...

Situated in southern Poland, about 50 kilometers west from Krakow, Auschwitz – Birkenau is the largest Nazi concentration camp in former German- occupied Europe. The Auschwitz concentration camp was established on the outskirts of Oświęcim in 1940. More...

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The “Centennial Hall”, erected in 1913, is considered to be the world’s first reinforced-concrete building; it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.More...

Wieliczka is the only mining object in the world in continuous operation since medieval times until today. Located 10 km from the centre of Krakow, Wieliczka is one of the best-known and most visited tourist attractions in Poland. More...

Situated in eastern Poland, 88 kilometers southeast from Lublin, the small picturesque town of Zamość is also called as the “pearl of renaissance” and the “Padua of the north”. Zamość has preserved its original layout and fortifications and a great number of buildings combining Italian and Central European architectural traditions. More...

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is the second centre of pilgrimage in Poland, after Czestochowa . Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a Bernardines Monastery complex with a baroque church and famous Calvary paths with churches, chapels and monuments. More...

 
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