12 attractions of Poland you need to see

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By Joanna Dabrowska

By Joanna
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Offering tons of not-to-be-missed attractions, Poland is becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Even Poles themselves (myself included) haven’t exhausted all there is to do here! And while it can take years to explore every corner of this unique country, there are few places that travelers tend to favor.

Are you wondering what to do on your trip to Poland? Check out list of the best tourist attractions you can’t miss in the country.

Attractions of Poland

I've divided the attractions in Poland into 2 categories - natural wonders and historical sites. Lots of them are in the south but it's easy to travel in Poland by car, train or bus.

Tourists attractions in Poland

Historical sites

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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I've deliberately started this list with the nazi concentration and extermination camp as I think it's the most important place to visit in Poland.

Located in south Poland, it's part of the UNESCO World Heritage and is the most recognizable symbol of the Holocaust and a site of genocide worldwide. Never before did the nazis murder such a large number of Jews, Poles, Romani people and Soviet prisoners of war.

You may go there on your day trip from Kraków (it's just 70 km from this famous city) or include it in your travel itinerary. But you need to see it.

It's not a pleasant and easy trip. It's energy-draining and makes one feel like there is no good in life. But we all have to remember the past and learn from it.

You may get to know more about Auschwitz Concentration Camp in this guide.

If you'd like to visit it on a guided tour from Kraków, check out the below option:

Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Another UNESCO site in south Poland. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a unique, unparalleled place on a global scale. Located just 15 km from Kraków, it's a landmark that you need to visit.

Underground corridors will lead you to places where you can find landscapes unseen on the surface: brine lakes, impressive underground chambers (in one of the saline chambers there are concerts organized on regular basis!), salt sculptures. There's even a chapel of St. Kinga, carved into the salt rocks.

During the visit, you will get to see the tools and mining machinery used in the past, as well as the methods of salt extraction and transportation.

The tour is available for people of all ages, although it's good to know that:

✅ The visit includes over 800 steps to climb down.

✅ You'll walk quite a lot (about 3 kilometres) and I recommend wearing trainers and comfortable clothes. 

✅ The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is about 15 degrees.

✅  The corridors are at 64-135 metres under the ground.

✅ Wieliczka mine is often referred to as ‘Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland’ because of its enormous chamber where religious services take place. You can even get married in Wieliczka - sounds tempting? 😉

✅ In Wieliczka Salt Mine there are cafes, souvenir shops and restaurants.

✅ Wieliczka Mine is one of the most popular places in Poland and is visited by crowds of people every day. To avoid getting stuck in a line, it's best to get your tickets online or book a guided tour.

✅ The visits are always done with a guide and I recommend getting a tour with Get Your Guide. They're reliable company and the tour is highly-rated.

Malbork Castle

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The Malbork Castle is a famous Teutonic castle from the 13th century. It's the largest in the world in terms of area and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For me, it's one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Poland.

The castle is located on the right bank of the Nogat River and it's one of the best day trips from Gdańsk (just 62 km from this city).

The Malbork Castle has a very long and rich history and is also the largest medieval fortress in Europe. The castle serves as a residential-defensive complex and represents the Gothic style. According to estimates, the building in its current form consists of several thousand million bricks!

The castle consists of three main parts:

  • High Castle - this part of the castle includes, among others, a courtyard surrounded by cloisters, Gdanisko tower, Castle Church of the Virgin Mary, St. Anna Chapel, convent granary (where temporary exhibitions are held), Chapter House, Corner Hall under the Church with an archaeological exhibition, refectory;
  • Middle Castle - within the Middle Castle area, you will find the Grand Refectory (an impressive hall with a cross vault), a chapel, a cellar under the Palace of the Grand Masters, a kitchen, a kitchen chamber, a cloister with paintings from the Book of Revelation of St. John, rooms of the former castle hospital;
  • Low Castle - also known as the Forecastle area, where the Caravan (former arsenal) and economic buildings are located. The Palace of the Grand Masters, located in the Middle Castle, was built in the 14th century, it was carefully designed and equipped, and it is a high-class monument on a European scale.

In the Teutonic castle in Malbork is a historical and artistic museum which has gathered over 40,000 exhibits! You'll see  there archaeological collections from excavations, collections of militaria, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, stained glass, or amber It's a must-see for every history geek.

Since 2000, visitors can see the Siege of Malbork - one of the largest European historical festivals. It's usually held in July.

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Another event you may be interested in is the International Biennale of Contemporary Exlibris. It's the oldest cyclical artistic event in Poland, usually held in June.

Malbork Castle - sightseeing

During the sightseeing of the Malbork Castle, you can explore the castle grounds (open until 8:00 p.m. in the summer season and until 4:00 p.m. in the winter season), as well as museum exhibitions (open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the summer season and until 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the winter season).

It's worth knowing that you may visit the castle only with a guide or audio guide and it takes about 4 hours. On the castle grounds, there are two restaurants and several souvenir shops.

During the night tour of the castle, a guide in Teutonic costume will take you around the courtyards, terraces, cloisters, and selected castle interiors. This sightseeing option is available from April to September.

If you would like to stay in a beautiful aparthotel close to the Malbork Castle and with view on Nogat River, choose Spichlerz Malbork. Besides the location, guests appraise comfort, free car park and well-equipped apartments.

Wawel Castle

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Wawel Castle, situated in Kraków, is one of Poland's most iconic landmarks and a symbol of national heritage. Wawel Castle has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.

If you wish to get to know Polish history, culture, and architectural heritage you need to see the castle.

Wawel's origins trace back to the 14th century when it was built by King Casimir III the Great. Over the centuries, it underwent numerous expansions, renovations, and architectural changes, reflecting various styles from Romanesque to Renaissance and Baroque.

It's renowned for its diverse architectural styles, representing different periods of Poland's history. Its features include the Wawel Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Sigismund Tower (with the famous Sigismund Bell which weighs almost 13 tonnes and requires 12 bell-ringers to swing it!), and the Arcaded Courtyard.

For centuries, Wawel served as the residence of Polish kings and the political center of the Polish state. It witnessed many significant events in Polish history, including royal coronations, weddings, and funerals.

The castle houses a vast collection of art, artifacts, and historical treasures, including the famous Wawel Tapestries, which are among the largest and finest tapestry collections in the world.

If you wish to explore this famous Polish landmark with a guide, check out the below option:

For me, Wawel Castle is one of the most significant attractions of Poland. To learn more about this unique place, check out this detailed travel guide to Kraków.

If you wish to stay in Kraków, choose K4 APARTHOTEL KRAKÓW. This comfortable hotel is located in Kraków Old Town. Guests are happy with reasonable pricing, spacious rooms and tasty breakfast..

Centennial Hall

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Centennial Hall is located in Wrocław, which is also called the City of 100 Bridges, situated in southwest Poland.

In 2006, Centennial Hall was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, recognizing its architectural significance and contribution to the development of modern engineering techniques. Since 2005 it has also been one of Poland's official National Historic Monuments.

Centennial Hall, originally known as Jahrhunderthalle, was built between 1911 and 1913 to commemorate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig. It was designed by the renowned German architect Max Berg. The hall was constructed during the time when Wrocław was part of the German Empire and was called Breslau.

Centennial Hall is considered a pioneering work of modern engineering and architecture. It features a massive reinforced concrete dome, which was the largest of its kind at the time of its construction. The dome has a diameter of 65 meters (213 feet) and rises 42 meters (138 feet) above the ground. The structure is supported by a system of slender columns arranged in a circle.

Inside the hall, there is a large open space free from columns, thanks to the innovative structural design. This unique building is a venue for exhibitions, concerts, trade fairs and cultural events.

What I especially like about the Centennial Hall is its location - it's situated in the Szczytnicki Park, a beautiful urban park with lovely gardens, water features, and walking paths.

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To get to know more about the most interesting places in Wrocław, check out the below guided tour which takes visitors to 30 of the most important attractions.

To learn more about Wrocław city take a look at our complete travel guide.

If you'd like to stay in Wrocław, choose PURO Wrocław Stare Miasto. This modern and eco-conscious hotel is located in Wrocław Old Town on the Oder riverbank. Guests are delighted with comfortable rooms, abundant breakfast and nice views.

Royal Castle in the capital

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Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site 🙂

On the eastern side of the popular Castle Square in Warsaw stands the impressive, beautiful Royal Castle. It's a reconstruction of the complex blown up by the Germans in 1944. The reconstruction of the building took place between 1971 and 1984.

Today, it's one of the most important landmarks of the Polish capital. The beautiful Royal Castle in Warsaw, now open to tourists, is the Museum of the Residence of the Kings of the First Polish Republic.

It's also a place of permanent and temporary exhibitions of ancient art. During the reconstruction of the castle, the early Baroque silhouette, Gothic facade of the wing, and sets of Baroque and Neoclassical interiors were recreated, using fragments of former buildings.

At the Royal Castle in Warsaw, visitors can explore the royal chambers created for King Stanisław August Poniatowski, as well as the parliamentary chambers. The most distinguished is the Throne Room, adorned in red damask and golden decorations. Worth seeing are also the Knight's Hall and the Ballroom with the largest ceiling fresco in Poland.

Among the permanent exhibitions are the Gallery of Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Art, the Duke Józef's Apartment in the Pod Blachą Palace, the multimedia exhibition "Destruction and Reconstruction of the Castle", the Numismatic Cabinet, and the Collection of Eastern Carpets.

Castle Gardens

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The castle presents itself wonderfully from the Vistula side, where the extensive Castle Gardens stretch. Shaped over centuries, they retain elements of garden art from various historical epochs, and since 1991, their reconstruction has been ongoing.

The gardens are planned on three levels - the highest being a geometric garden from the era of the Vasa dynasty, the middle lying above the Kubicki Arcades, which is a hanging garden from the 19th century. The lowest level features a geometric layout from the interwar period.

Today, the Castle Gardens enchant visitors (me included!). Finally, this incredibly significant space around the majestic Castle has gained the charming appearance it has long deserved. Both tourists and residents of Warsaw enjoy it and relax here, between the historical residence of Polish kings and the queen of Polish rivers - the Vistula. For me, the Castle Gardens in Warsaw one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Poland.

To learn more about the Poland's capital, check out our detailed travel guide.

If you'd like to stay in Warsaw, choose Hotel Polonia Palace. It's located in the city center, just opposite the Palace of Culture and Science. Guests appreciate beautiful interior, friendly staff and diverse breakfast.

Interestingly, in the left wing of the Warsaw Royal Castle you may listen to a unique live Chopin concert.

Concerts take place every day throughout the year and start at 6:00 PM. Each concert lasts a little over an hour with a break, during which you will be served mead or freshly squeezed cold apple juice and water. When the weather permits, you can go out to the terrace with a garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the Vistula River.

The intimate hall can accommodate about 60 people. The old Gothic interiors are great for contemplation of music, and there's also (changing monthly) exhibition of the best Polish photographers.

If you'd like to listen to live Chopin music, check out the below ticket:

St. Mary's Church

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The full name of this impressive building is the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It's located in Gdańsk Old Town, in the north Poland just on the Baltic sea coast.

The church is an outstanding example of Brick Gothic architecture. It's also one of the largest brick churches in the world with a length of about 105.5 meters (346 feet) and a height of the nave reaching approximately 26 meters (85 feet)! The church's main tower stands at a height of around 78 meters (256 feet).

I'm not fan of religious tourism but the intricate detailing and soaring spires made a huge impression on me. The main facade features elaborately decorated gables, ornate sculptures, and a massive entrance portal.

The interior of St. Mary's Church in Gdańsk is equally impressive, with high vaulted ceilings, slender columns, and beautiful stained glass windows. The basilica is decorated with numerous works of art, including altarpieces, sculptures, and paintings which present the talent of medieval and Renaissance-era craftsmen.

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One of the most famous features of St. Mary's Church is its astronomical clock, known as the "Zodiac Clock" which dates back to the 15th century. The clock displays the positions of the sun, moon, and stars, as well as various astronomical phenomena.

You may also visit the famous St. Mary's Tower. Beware - there are 412 steps to climb! In contrast to the free entry to the church, to enter the tower, you need to purchase a ticket - payment in cash only.

If you'd like to visit this basilica with a guide, you may choose the below tour:

To learn more about attractions in Gdańsk check out our travel guide.

If you'd like to stay in Gdańsk, choose Gotyk House. This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of the Gdańsk Old Town. Guests are delighted with cozy rooms, helpful staff and tasty breakfast.

Natural wonders

The High Tatras

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The High Tatras are mountain range which is part of the Tatra Mountains. They're divided between Poland and Slovakia. The High Tatras are considered one of the most beautiful places in Poland.

They are a fantastic option for a day trip from Kraków or a longer mountain adventure.

To learn more about this stunning mountain range check out our guides:

⛰️ 6 easy hikes in the High Tatras

⛰️ 8 most beautiful trails in the High Tatras for avid hikers

⛰️ Tatra Mountains - Poland vs Slovakia

⛰️ Weather in the Tatra Mountains - all you need to know to stay safe

If you'd like to get to know the most famous mountain resort in Poland - Zakopane - check out this travel guide.

To visit the most beautiful lake in High Tatras - Morskie Oko lake - with a guide check out the below tour:

If you'd like to stay longer in Zakopane, choose Aparthotel Cristina. This lovely hotel is located within walking distance from Krupówki Street in Zakopane center. Guests appreciate quiet location, comfortable rooms and access to SPA facilities.

Ojców National Park

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Ojców National Park is a picturesque nature reserve in southern Poland, situated just 20 km from the city of Kraków, in the Prądnik Valley.

Ojców National Park may be the smallest national park in Poland, but it's definitely fascinating! The park is known for its stunning geological formations, including limestone cliffs, gorges, caves, and rock pillars. One of the most famous landmarks in the park is the "Hercules Club" - a tall limestone monolith.

The park has over 700 caves, ranging from small to large, but only two of them are open to visitors: Łokietka Cave (Jaskinia Łokietka) and Dark Cave (Jaskinia Ciemna). Remember to check the opening hours beforehand as they vary depending on the month. Also, be sure to pack something warm, as cave tours can last a while, and the temperature inside is only around 7-8 degrees Celsius.

The architecture of Ojców is also very interesting, both the wooden residential and sacral structures as well as the brick ones. In my opinion, the wooden villas complement the Prądnik Valley beautifully, almost naturally. Unfortunately, some of them are in decline, while others are splendid. The wooden architecture mainly dates back to the 19th and 20th centuries. On one side, you'll find old homesteads, while on the other, villas and guesthouses belonging to the Ojców resort.

You may also visit the ruins of Ojców Castle. They're located on Zamkowa Góra Hill and are the ruins of a castle built here by order of Casimir the Great in the 14th century.

Another place which is worth visiting is Pieskowa Skała Castle. It was renovated to its former glory and this castle shines again, serving as a local star in the film industry. Numerous films and series like "Janosik," "Reich," and "With Fire and Sword" were shot here.

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I also recommend taking a look at a Chapel "On the Water". This chapel is an example of Swiss-Ojców wooden architecture with interiors reminiscent of Zakopane style. Inside, you'll find three altars shaped like peasant cottage gables.

Ojców is crossed by five trails offering ample opportunities to explore the most beautiful spots. The total length of trails in Ojców National Park is about 46 km. Of course, some sections of the trails overlap, but even after accounting for this, there are still over 37 km of trails to explore. You can go for short walks around the area or embark on a long-distance hike along the Eagle Nests Trail.

If you'd like to visit Ojców National Park on a guided tour, check out the below tour:

Białowieża National Park

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This national park is one of the most unique attractions in Poland. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most renowned national parks in the country.

Białowieża National Park is situated on the border between Poland and Belarus, about 230 km from Warsaw. The park is located in the Białowieża Forest, one of the last and largest remaining parts of primeval forest in Europe. It dates back thousands of years and has remained largely untouched by human activity.

What I especially like about this place is the fact that there are not many tourists - it's perfect if you're looking for peace and quiet.

The park is known for its exceptional biodiversity of nature in Poland with a rich variety of plant and animal species, including many that are rare or endangered. It is home to the European bison, which is the continent's heaviest land animal and a symbol of conservation success, as well as other iconic species such as wolves, lynx, and rare bird species.

Because walking through the Białowieża Forest, there is a small chance of seeing a Bison live, a show reserve has been created, where you can safely see the king of the region.

This national park is also a perfect place for hikers and bikers - there are lots of trails and educational paths.

Interestingly, right next to the entrance to the Białowieża Forest, on the right side, there is a beautiful red Orthodox church, funded by the same Tsar Alexander III. In the 19th century, the forest was regularly visited by tsars, so the temple served as the tsarist church.

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The temple survived both World Wars. During the first one, only the psalmist's house suffered. During World War II, the building suffered greater losses inside, but it was quickly rebuilt, and the area witnessed horrible and brutal events during the German occupation.

If you'd like to visit Białowieża National Park with a guide, take a look at the below tour:

If the Polish nature, peace and quiet is what you need, then choose to stay in Apartamenty Carskie. It's a unique aparthotel in which the apartments resemble a train carriages. Guests appreciate the decor, location and homemade breakfast.

Wolin National Park

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There are only two seaside national parks in Poland, and one of them is the Wolin National Park located on the island of Wolin, close to the Polish-German border. The other one is Słowiński National Park situated about 100 km from Gdańsk.

This protected area is one of the best tourist attractions in Poland for nature lovers who especially like seaside and appreciate closeness to tourist resorts.

The Wolin National Park mainly consists of forested areas of post-glacial hills. The park also features scenic coastal cliffs and lakes, with the most spectacular being Lake Turkusowe, formed in the place of an old chalk mine. However, the Wolin National Park offers visitors much more!

This nature reserve is home to over 1300 species of plants, of which 65 are protected. Almost 230 species of animals live in the Wolin National Park. The most spectacular are the white-tailed eagles and bison. However, you can also see there hen harriers, cormorants, Eurasian wigeons, roe deer, wild boars, deer, raccoons, and minks. Sometimes porpoises and gray seals sunbathe on secluded beaches.

An interesting feature of the park is the Bison Show Reserve where you'll also see other interesting animals like house deer, wild boars, and white-tailed eagles. After convalescence, these animals are released into the wild.

The Wolin National Park also features hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty, lengths, and offering different attractions:

The red trail measures 19 km and runs along the seashore. Within it, there are numerous viewpoints, Kawcza Góra, and the Kikut lighthouse. You can relax on the beaches in Międzyzdroje or Wisełka. There's also Lake Koprowo which is also very picturesque spot.

✅ The green trail is 15 km long and is the most popular among tourists because it includes the Bison Show Reserve and lakes: Czajcze, Żółwinowskie, and Kołczewo.

✅ The blue trail is 26 km long. Following it, you reach Lake Turkusowe, Zielonka Hill, or many bird observatories. Within this trail, there is the only exhibition of German secret weapons in Poland, the church in Lubin, and one of the oldest trees in the Park - the Wolin Oak.

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Lake Turkusowe in the Wolin National Park

All cyclists will certainly be interested in the international cycling route around the Baltic Seashore R-1, the international cycling route around the Szczecin Lagoon R-66, and the Bicycle Trail "Through the Warno-Żółwińskie Forests".

How to get to the Wolin National Park?

The main gate of the Wolin National Park is located in the center of the picturesque tourist resort of Międzyzdroje. This is where all hiking trails begin. However, it's not the only entrance gate to the park.

A picturesque and unique entry, often chosen by tourists, is the drawbridge in Dziwnów. By choosing Dziwnów, you can not only get to know the tourist attractions of this small but picturesque seaside town but also see one of the few drawbridges in Europe.

If you wish to stay close to this unique area choose Villa Baltic Dream in Międzyzdroje. This comfortable guesthouse is located very close to the beach. Besides location, guests appreciate peace and quiet, and spacious rooms.

Masurian Lake District

The Masurian Lakes District

The Masurian Lake District, also known as Mazury, is one of the most picturesque and popular tourist destinations in Poland. If you appreciate fresh air, great views and water sports, this is the place you need to visit!

Located in northeastern Poland, the Masurian Lake District is known for its 2,600 interconnected lakes, vast forests, and wild nature.

Masuria and the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes is one of the most diverse and rich in tourist attractions regions of Poland. It's the perfect place for a holiday not only if you enjoy sailing and water activities but also if you are interested in history, World War II mysteries, hydrotechnical monuments, ancient castles, and impressive architecture.

You can admire the Mazurian landscape during hiking trips, exploring the area by bike, but also by hopping on a sailboat or paddling a kayak.

One of the main attractions of this region is the Great Masurian Lakes Trail - a water trail over 100 km long! The lakes that make up the Great Masurian Lakes Trail are connected by canals. Although they may seem unconnected at first glance, you can easily navigate them without leaving the water. Along the way, you will come across many interesting engineering structures, such as the rotating bridge in Giżycko on the Łuczański Canal.

Complementing the sailing trail is the Masurian Cycling Loop covering the entire area of the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes. Of course, you can ride only parts of the loop, stopping by, for example, the observation towers along the way.

Within the boundaries of the Masurian Landscape Park, you will find the largest Polish lake - Lake Śniardwy. Its surface area is 113.8 km². On the lake, you can count 8 islands. Think about a bike trip around Śniardwy - cycling around it is about 85 km. The route mostly leads through the picturesque Masurian Landscape Park. An additional attraction is the crossing of Lake Bełdany by a ferry pulled by ropes.

If you'd like to visit a charming marine town head to Mikołajki.

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Mikołajki - a tourist resort in the Masurian Lakes District

Located by Lake Mikołajskie and Lake Tałty, the tourist resort of Mikołajki stands out for its visually pleasing architectural coherence. Low buildings, red, pitched roofs, bustling promenade, and lakes full of boats leave good memories.

In the town of Giżycko, there is the Boyen Fortress. It's currently one of the biggest attractions in this part of Masuria. You can visit the fortress museum with a large model (thanks to it, it's easier to navigate the fortress and realize its size) and several reconstructed buildings, such as the Armorer's Workshop and the stable with a coach house. At Boyen Fortress, you can come across historical reconstructions.

Another interesting place is the Wolf's Lair, known as "Wilczy Szaniec" in Polish, was Adolf Hitler's Eastern Front military headquarters during World War II. In the Wolf's Lair Hitler conducted military planning and strategy sessions with his top generals. It was also the site of several key meetings, including the planning of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Some of the bunkers and ruins of the Wolf's Lair still remain and have been preserved as a historical site and tourist attraction.

If you'd like to get to know one of the most unique attractions of Poland, choose Słoneczny Port Hotel in Mikołajki. Guests are delighted with peaceful location close to the town's center, delicious breakfast and spacious parking. The hotel features its own private access to the lake.

Other beautiful places in Poland

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There is so much more to discover in my beloved country! Nature in Poland - spectacular lakes, scenic mountains and the Baltic seashore, welcoming and budget-friendly towns, tourist resorts unknown to international travelers - the list goes on!

There are so many attractions in Poland that you'd need to visit this country countless times to see everything it has to offer. Therefore, I want to share my subjective list of beautiful places which are also worth a visit:

🌇 Poznań - an interesting city which hides a lot of national gems.

🏞️ 12 most beautiful nature places in Poland.

🏞️ Rabka-Zdrój - a picturesque mountain resort so close to Kraków!

⛰️ Babia Góra National Park - great option for hiking near Kraków.

⛰️ Silesian Beskidy Mountains - discover hidden gems in Poland.

⛰️ Beskid Wyspowy Mountains - another great place close to Kraków.

⛰️ Gorce National Park - a getaway in south Poland, not too many hikers on the trails, lovely views.

⛰️ Pieniny National Park - some consider Pieniny Mountains the most beautiful in the country. Another spot for hiking near Kraków.

Poland map

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Having a paper map while traveling is good for several important reasons. Here's why:

✅ Paper maps don't need batteries like phones or electronic devices do. So, even if your gadgets run out of battery, you can still use a paper map to find your way.

✅ A travel map helps you navigate unfamiliar places and provides a sense of orientation. It allows you to plan routes and find landmarks.

✅ In areas where language barriers may exist, a map becomes a universal tool for communication.

✅ Maps (especially laminated ones) handle rain and low temperatures much better than electronic devices. All in all, it's less hurtful to ruin a map rather than a smartphone or a tablet.

You may buy a reliable travel map of Poland on Amazon.com here:

If you plan to visit Poland for longer than just several days and see many places, you may need to use paper travel guide.

This paper guidebook by Lonely Planet will help you travel Poland with ease and create your perfect trip with exciting itineraries:

Transportation in Poland

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Travelling by train in Poland slowly gets better. It's good if you travel between big cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, etc. Visiting hidden gems in Poland and travelling by trail is difficult and time-consuming as often villages don't have a train station.

If you decide trains are for you, you can check the timetable and purchase your ticket in advance online here.

There are a few bus services like FlixBus or Polonus - you may check routes and tickets on ComparaBUS.

Renting a car is the most practical means of travelling Poland, especially if you plan to explore lesser-known destinations. Attempting to reach villages or traveling from the airport to smaller towns via hitchhiking or public transport could be time-consuming.

If you'd like to visit easily some of the most beautiful places in Poland, you will find good deals on car hire here. When we need to rent a car we always use Rental Cars and have never had any issues with them.

I wish you a wonderful time exploring attractions of Poland! 

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