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Poland - here you will find an exciting mixture of historical landmarks and modern attractions that will make your trip unforgettable. From charming ancient cities and beautiful landscapes to delicious traditional local dishes and drinks, Poland has something to offer travellers of all types. Whether you're looking for a relaxing vacation or an action-packed adventure, this is the country for you.

History

Poland's history dates back more than 1,000 years with influences from the Kingdom of Poland, the Prussian Empire, and Austria-Hungary. In 1795, Poland was annexed by the Russian Empire until 1918, when it regained its independence after World War I. The country later suffered a devastating World War II occupation but eventually emerged as a communist state under Soviet influence. In 1989, communism fell and Poland transitioned back to democracy, introducing liberal reforms and becoming an official part of the European Union in 2004. Nowadays, Poland remains a vibrant nation full of historical sites and monuments.

Cities

Some of the largest and most popular cities in Poland include Warsaw (the capital), Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin. Each of these cities offers a different type of experience.

Warsaw is home to some of the best museums, restaurants, and shopping spots in the country. Kraków boasts centuries-old architecture, stunning churches, and idyllic squares. Wrocław offers a delightful mix of culture, art galleries and music scenes. Poznań is known for its vibrant nightlife, street art and delicious local cuisine. Gdańsk is steeped in medieval heritage with attractive old towns to be explored while Szczecin stands out for its picturesque architectural gems.

Tourist Destinations

When it comes to tourist destinations in Poland, there truly is something for everyone! Start your journey in Warsaw and explore the Old Town and Vistula River. Make sure to visit the iconic Palace of Culture and Science - the tallest building in Poland! Then head down to Kraków for a breathtaking look into the medieval past with must-see sites like the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill, the Salt Factory at Wieliczka Salt Mine, Kazimierz - Krakow's lively Jewish quarter and Auschwitz - a poignant reminder of World War II horrors. No visit to Poland would be complete without exploring Gdańsk's atmospheric port towns as well as the stunning Baltic Coast near Szczecin.

Things To Do

From outdoor activities like skiing in the Beskid Mountains to cultural experiences such as summer festivals in Poznań or jazz concerts in Wrocław - there is an abundance of things to do in Poland! If you’re looking for fun in nature then make sure to check out the ski resort in Zakopane where you can rent equipment or take lessons if needed! Hiking enthusiasts should visit Pieniny Nation Park along the Dunajec Gorge while rafters take over the lake district near Łazienki Park in Warsaw. After that running around you can treat yourself to a restorative spa treatment at one of several thermal springs spread around the country including Solec-Zdrój near Kielce or Busko-Zdrój near Kraków!

Local Cuisine & Drinks

When it comes to food and drink, Poland has plenty to offer! For those who like stews, try pierogi with sauerkraut or meat-filled dumplings flavoured with bacon. And don’t forget about bigos: a stew made from pickled cabbage. Meat lovers are in for a treat with Polish kielbasa sausage! As for drinks go beer is always popular but also try slightly sweetened vodka – perfect for cold winter days! Remember to enjoy your meals responsibly!

Is It Expensive?

Overall, travelling in Poland is generally inexpensive compared to other European countries especially if you plan ahead. Accommodation prices range from budget dorms to around 40 PLN per night in upmarket hotels closer to 500 PLN per night depending on the venue. Food prices are reasonable with a typical meal costing around 20-30 PLN while cafés offer delicious coffee for around 8 PLN per cup! Public transportation fares vary depending on the location and city but generally cost 3-6 PLN per ticket.

All In All

In conclusion, Poland offers a sensational showdown of the old and new! Spend some time here walking along streets full of history punctuated with modern energies yet still boasting a vast array of unique culinary specialities that no traveller would ever forget!

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Łazienki Palace

The Łazienki Palace (Шаблон:IPA-pl; Baths Palace; polski. Pałac

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Ogród Botaniczny BUW

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Wilanów Palace

Wilanów Palace (Polish: Pałac w Wilanowie; Pałac Wilanowski) in Wi

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Brzeźno Plaża

Brzeźno Plaża is a tourist attraction, one of the Beaches in G

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Brzeźno Pier

Brzeźno Pier (Polish: Molo w Brzeżnie) - a pier located in Brzeźno, on

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Africarium

The Wrocław Africarium (Polish: Afrykarium) is the only themed

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Wrocław Zoo

The Wrocław Zoological Garden, known simply as the Wrocław Zoo (

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Moszna Castle

The Moszna Castle (polski. Pałac w Mosznej, before 1945 Deutsch.

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Poznań Fortress

Poznań Fortress, known in German as Festung Posen (Polish: Twierdza

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Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, short MOCAK, (Polish:

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Sigismund's Column

Zygmunt's Column or Sigismund's Column (Polish: Kolumna Zygmunta),

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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (Polish: Państwowe Muzeum

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Wawel Dragon

The Wawel Dragon (Polish: Smok Wawelski), also known as the Dragon of

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Wawel Cathedral

The Wawel Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of Sts.

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Warsaw Uprising Museum

The Warsaw Uprising Museum (named Warsaw Rising Museum, polski. Muzeum

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Ujazdów Castle

Ujazdów Castle (polski. Zamek Ujazdowski) is a castle in the historic

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