Poland ,formally known as the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast and Lithuania to the north. Poland is the Eastern European country on the Baltic Sea and it is well known for its medieval architecture and hearty cuisine. Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe, and it is the sixth populous country of the European Union. Poland experienced an increase in the number of tourists after joining the European Union. Tourism contributes a large portion in the overall economy of Poland. Warsaw is Poland’s capital. Poland’s main tourist offerings are outdoor activities such as skiing, sailing and mountain hiking, agro tourism, sightseeing, countryside excursions, holiday and business trips. Poland is the 17th most foreign visitors country in the world. Most tourist attractions in Poland are connected with natural environment, historic sites and cultural events.
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Attractive Places of Poland:
Tourists prefer Poland as their destination point because of its green and calm environment. Poland has a diversified natural environment, which is relatively unaffected by human development. Visitors are attracted by mountains, sea-coast, forests and the lake reserves. Following are the Poland’s top and stunning destinations.
Tatra mountains are a mountain range that forms a natural and beautiful border between Slovakia and Poland. Rocky peaks covered with snows, sharp ridges, astronishing ponds, waterfalls and valleys make this place supposedly the most spectacular in Poland. The Tatra Mountains occupy an area of 785 square kilometres. The Tatra mountains lies in the temperate zone of Central Europe. They are an important barrier to the movements of air masses. Because of its rich Flora and Fauna it has wide variety of plants and large types of animal species. The wide range of slopes and trails would satisfy the most demanding hikers and skiers. More Information on Tatra Mountains.
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Warsaw is the capital and the largest city of Poland. Warsaw is a big world with an east European flavour. It is also the capital of Masovia. It stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland. It was rebuilt after the Second World War. So you can find many historical monuments regarding the World War II. Warsaw is visited every year by thousands of tourists from all over the world, especially during the summer because of its climate. There are about 69 museums in Warsaw but the following one is the famous among them.
The National Museum in Warsaw was founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently one of the oldest art museums in the country. After Poland’s independence this museum played a vital role in palns for the new country and also for the capital city. The Museum contains a collection of nearly one million arts from poland and also from abroad. It also contains ancient paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and coins. The people who visit the museum can find the history and the culture of Poland. Click to get the official website of the museum.
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The Masurian Lakeland in Poland consists of more than 2000 lakes connected by the canals and rivers. It is located in the northeastern part of Poland and it is also called as “A Land Of Thousand Lakes“ The lakeland is the most popular tourist destination of Europe’s lake districts. Their are plenty of Hotels, resorts present in this area. The people can watch the beauty of the lakes in bicycles and boats. A wide variety of flora and fauna are persent in this area. It is an excellent base for canoeing, windsurfing and of course sailing.
Malbork Castle was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights. It is the largest castle in the world by surface area. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and after its completion, it was the world’s largest brick castle. Malbork Castle is also one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments. Its listing is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland. At the conclusion of the war, the Malbork castle became a part of Poland. It also shows us the situation of the Poland people during the World War II. It is the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Malbork.
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People have lived upon the site of Wawel Castle since the Paleolithic Age. The Wawel Castle in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great. It consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. The Crown Treasury situated in the historic Gothic rooms which were used from the 15th century on for storing the Polish coronation insignia and Crown Jewels. It contains State Rooms Royal Private Apartments, The Lost Wawel, Oriental Art, The Royal Gardens. Because of these features it became a favourite tourist destination. Official website of Castle.
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Lublin, located east of the Vistula is another ancient city with a market place that may have dated back to the sixth century. It is located on Poland’s eastern border so it became a line of defense against various invaders that destroyed the city over the centuries. Lublin is situated on the Zimnica river in the Lower Silesian historical region, about 71 kilometres northwest of Wrocław and 20 km north of Legnica. It is also a home for jewish communities. It is famous for its lively arts and nightclub scene.
The Bialowieza Forest is a large remnant of the primeval forests that once covered much of Europe. The forest straddles the border between Poland and the Republic of Belarus, and there are border crossings for tourists on foot or on bicycles. It is the only place where you can see European Bison, Europe’s heaviest land animal. The forest contains a number of large, ancient pedunculate oaks, some of which are individually named. The border between Poland and Belarus runs through the forest, there is a border crossing available for hikers and cyclists.
How to Reach:
There are more than 10 airports including the domestic and international airports in Poland. It connects major countries in the world. This is the another reason Poland become a famous tourist destination. Flight Schedule of Poland. The major one is the Warsaw International airport.
In the large cities in Poland the public transportation system is well developed. Traveling around a city is easily done using buses or trams. In Warsaw you can also use subway. In small towns local and regional bus services are widely provided.