Poland Travel Guide

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Poland Highlights

  • Pro
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     Pretty town squares. Great Castles. Some Really Good Bars. 

  • Con
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     unpredictable weather 

  • In a nutshell
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     Independent travel in Poland is the best way to experience the country 

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Warsaw

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2959,7133,141

Krakow

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Malopolskie/Krakow-490219/TravelGuide-Krakow.html

4468,10527,391

Wroclaw

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Dolnoslaskie/Wroclaw-466578/TravelGuide-Wroclaw.html

813,2158,85

Gdansk

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Pomorskie/Gdansk-498698/TravelGuide-Gdansk.html

1214,3679,84

Szczecin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Zachodniopomorskie/Szczecin-471229/TravelGuide-Szczecin.html

304,1138,21

Poznan

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344,921,30

Katowice

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Slaskie/Katowice-493402/TravelGuide-Katowice.html

214,491,27

Zakopane

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359,854,87

Sopot

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Sopot-473431/TravelGuide-Sopot.html

157,484,24

Lublin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Lubelskie/Lublin-486892/TravelGuide-Lublin.html

185,452,14

Lodz

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Lodzkie/Lodz-487247/TravelGuide-Lodz.html

142,463,22

Rzeszow

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27,46,11

Torun

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251,496,18

Oswiecim

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Malopolskie/Oswiecim-481228/TravelGuide-Oswiecim.html

365,980,4

Bialystok

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67,188,8

Czestochowa

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117,289,12

Hel

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Hel-496380/TravelGuide-Hel.html

69,193,1

Wadowice

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wadowice-469179/TravelGuide-Wadowice.html

39,394,2

Wieliczka

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wieliczka-468494/TravelGuide-Wieliczka.html

119,495,7

Kazimierz Dolny

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Kazimierz_Dolny-493260/TravelGuide-Kazimierz_Dolny.html

254,454,5

Gdynia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Pomorskie/Gdynia-498694/TravelGuide-Gdynia.html

52,195,22

Swinoujscie

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32,111,22

Mazury

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Mazury-485482/TravelGuide-Mazury.html

66,283,0

Malbork

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Malbork-486072/TravelGuide-Malbork.html

260,507,4

Gliwice

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Gliwice-498369/TravelGuide-Gliwice.html

25,66,7

Bydgoszcz

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Kujawsko_Pomorskie/Bydgoszcz-503231/TravelGuide-Bydgoszcz.html

55,131,15

Tychy

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Tychy-469554/TravelGuide-Tychy.html

184,263,7

Tarnow

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Malopolskie/Tarnow-470541/TravelGuide-Tarnow.html

57,131,2

Olsztyn

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Warminsko_Mazurskie/Olsztyn-481939/TravelGuide-Olsztyn.html

62,117,11

Kolobrzeg

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Zachodniopomorskie/Kolobrzeg-492185/TravelGuide-Kolobrzeg.html

23,68,24

Jelenia Gora

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11,45,17

Opole

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Opolskie/Opole-481841/TravelGuide-Opole.html

13,28,5

Sandomierz

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Sandomierz-475363/TravelGuide-Sandomierz.html

52,137,3

Bialowieza

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Bialowieza-505870/TravelGuide-Bialowieza.html

68,134,1

Bieszczady

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Bieszczady-505556/TravelGuide-Bieszczady.html

36,97,0

Przemysl

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Przemysl-478200/TravelGuide-Przemysl.html

25,48,4

Tatrzanski Park Narodowy

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Malopolskie/Tatrzanski_Park_Narodowy-470479/TravelGuide-Tatrzanski_Park_Narodowy.html

86,201,0

Rybnik

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Rybnik-475884/TravelGuide-Rybnik.html

26,69,0

Suwalki

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Suwalki-471737/TravelGuide-Suwalki.html

39,180,0

Zalipie

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Zalipie-465284/TravelGuide-Zalipie.html

24,67,0

Poznan

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Poznan-478531/TravelGuide-Poznan.html

27,145,45

Gniezno

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Gniezno-498186/TravelGuide-Gniezno.html

31,82,4

Pszczyna

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Pszczyna-477796/TravelGuide-Pszczyna.html

127,445,0

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Kalwaria_Zebrzydowska-494021/TravelGuide-Kalwaria_Zebrzydowska.html

70,180,1

Augustow

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Augustow-506745/TravelGuide-Augustow.html

24,54,2

Leba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Leba-488278/TravelGuide-Leba.html

36,66,14

Zgorzelec

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Zgorzelec-464232/TravelGuide-Zgorzelec.html

28,80,2

Slowinski Park Narodowy

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Slowinski_Park_Narodowy-474000/TravelGuide-Slowinski_Park_Narodowy.html

19,42,0

Klodzko

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Klodzko-492665/TravelGuide-Klodzko.html

12,37,2

Treblinka

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Poland/Treblinka-470123/TravelGuide-Treblinka.html

9,23,0

Warsaw

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  • Old Town

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This part of Warsaw was heavily damaged during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It was rebuilt after the war and today, consists of cafes and restaurants. The colorful facades of the buildings nonetheless, are a magnet to locals and tourists alike. The east side is home to the Historical Museum, which is currently undergoing restoration work on the...

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  • Intercontinental Warszawa

    Warsaw Hotels

    Easily accessible to the mall. Just go down and reach the train station in a few minutes. View of...

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  • Polish Cuisine

    Warsaw Restaurants

    I have chosen this place for a special birthday dinner of my friend. I was there on Friday evening. I book a table in advance but it was not necessary as the restaurant was not crowded. The interior is really great - cosy but elegant. The service was ok but nothing special. The waitress recommended a good wine for the dinner. However, they gave...

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Krakow

See all 4468 Krakow Tips
  • Wawel Castle

    Krakow Things to Do

    I passed 4-5 times in front of the Smok Wawelski, down the Wavell Hill, expecting to film the Dragon's sculpture when breathing fire but each time my camera was ready "Smok" as he is called in Krakow ceased spurting fire to start again when I was out of reach ! A nasty beast not only devouring sheep but also showing sexual harassment (as it is now...

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  • Sodispar Service Apartments

    Krakow Hotels

    After finding Sodispar online I was impressed by what they seemed to offer, and the price at which...

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  • In the Jewish Quarter

    Krakow Restaurants

    As soon as I entered Ariel, I was charmed by the atmosphere. A small gift shop at the front of the restaurant offers a nice assortment of gifts, soulvenirs and post cards. The food and service were excellent. The art work exhibited on the walls here is quite good. They encourage you to come in the evening when they have live music in one of...

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Wroclaw

See all 813 Wroclaw Tips
  • The Main Square - Rynek

    Wroclaw Things to Do

    The Rynek, or Market Square is, and always has been, the heart of Wroclaw. Not only is is it at the geographical centre of the city but it is also where everything happens. Although its beginnings originate from medieval times what we see today is a re-construction after it was devastated in World War 2. It has to be said that you would hardly know...

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  • Art Hotel

    Wroclaw Hotels

    Hotel is in an excellent location, steps away from the town square and all major places you can walk...

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  • Inviting People

    Wroclaw Local Customs

    The Polish chicks like to be invited in a restaurant or a cafe. If you meet one here and you would like to invite her for dinner or for a pint you should pay the whole bill. Sometimes they want to pay their part of the bill but you should say that she is invited and you'll cover the bill. Inviting can be understood here as paying.Let the Polish...

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Gdansk

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  • Fish and Zapiekanki

    Gdansk Restaurants

    This is the best restaurant I know in Brzezno. Whenever I walked by, the neighboring restaurants would be empty, but this one would always be full. The first two times I came, I had beer and zapiekanki. They cooked them different both times. The first time it was raining, so I was the only one in the restaurant. They took their time to make it, and...

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  • Mercure Hevelius

    Gdansk Hotels

    Great view from my 9th floor room. [ half way up ]. The room is just what you expect for 450 zloty...

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  • Best pizza place, if the right staff is...

    Gdansk Restaurants

    The restaraunt is located in a rundown building in Nowy Port. These buildings date from before World War 1, and haven't been renovated, so the building is ugly and rundown, but the interior is okay, but weird. I don't know who designed this place. One half of the restaraunt looks like a cheap Eastern European local, and the other half looks like a...

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Szczecin

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  • Tram and bus ticket prices

    Szczecin Transportation

    It's quite obvious you have to have a ticket if you want to go by bus or tram.. But it's not so obvious which one you should buy though.In Szczecin, price of a ticket depends on the period of time it is valid. When you punch the ticket, the puncher places a current time on it. You can change means of transport as many time as you want, but when the...

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  • Park Hotel

    Szczecin Hotels

    ul. Plantowa 1, Szczecin, 70-527, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Plenty of choice

    Szczecin Nightlife

    Szczecin comes alive at night, there are plenty of places to unwind and enjoy the Polish party spirit. Many places are tucked away in the vaulted cellars: Fuga, Hormon and Music Tunnel to name a few.

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Poznan

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  • Map of Poznan

    Poznan Transportation

    The map of Poznan. The map marks the main railway station (Poznan Głòwny) and other things position in Poznan. Map legend: Dworzec PKS = PKS (bus corporation) Station.Free Polish - English - Polish Translator: http://www.poltran.com/

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  • Rezydencja Hotel Solei

    Poznan Hotels

    click here! The residence is located in the center of the Old Town, in a beautifully restored...

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  • How to find the objects.

    Poznan Favorites

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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Katowice

See all 214 Katowice Tips

Zakopane

See all 359 Zakopane Tips
  • Christmas Carols Festival

    Zakopane Things to Do

    During 'Carols, Pastorales and Christmas Songs Festival wich takes place each year in Zakopane you can hear carols performed by local artists. This is a great chance to listen to traditional carols from different regions. The Festival starts during Christmas and lasts till February.I went to the concert of Hanka Rybka (vocalist coming from the the...

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  • Belvedere

    Zakopane Hotels

    We didn't actually stay in this place - but we popped into the bar on a stormy night for a few...

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  • Bell towers against thunderstorms

    Zakopane Off The Beaten Path

    In the villages around the Tatra Mountains, mainly in the Orava region, we can meet narrow wooden towers – those are the bell towers protecting from the thunderstorms. It was believed that when the storm was approaching the village someone had to run up to the bell tower and ring the bell. The sound of the bell had the power to scare away the...

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Sopot

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  • Grand Hotel

    Sopot Things to Do

    One of the most famous landmarks in the tri-city area, the luxurious Grand Hotel was built between 1924-1927. Some famous hotel guests included, Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, former French president Charles DuGaulle, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and even Fidel Castro, and Adolf Hitler, stayed in this hotel.Today, the hotel is a symbol of Sopot,...

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  • Sofitel Grand Sopot

    Sopot Hotels

    This is probably the best hotel in Sopot and one of the best in Poland. It is after complete...

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  • Augsburski Church

    Sopot Things to Do

    This Lutheran/Evangelical church was built between 1913 and 1919.The church is small, and doesn't have any historical significance, other than being nice to look at.There is a small organ loft inside the church, and they were playing it when I went in.The architecture is different from most Polish Catholic churches. It's built in a modern style,...

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Lublin

See all 185 Lublin Tips
  • Polish Money: Zloty

    Lublin Local Customs

    Although Poland joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is divided into 100 Grosz and the official currency code is PLN.Poland might introduce the Euro as official currency at the earliest in 2016.I got my Polish Zloty from cash points (ATMs), which...

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  • Vanilla Hotel

    Lublin Hotels

    Ul Krakowskie PrzedmieScie 12, Lublin 20-002, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Restaurant Mandragora

    Lublin Restaurants

    On our second evening in Lublin we had dinner in Mandragora, which is a Jewish themed restaurant. The menu lists dishes from Middle European and Middle Eastern cuisine.Inside the restaurant consists of at least two rooms which are decorated in great detail. Restaurant Mandragora also has an outdoor terrace on the market square, but as it was a bit...

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Lodz

See all 142 Lodz Tips
  • All dangers of Lodz

    Lodz Warnings and Dangers

    The fans of Widzew and LKS are no danger to you, unless you say you like/ dislike one of the teams or have a scarf or t-shirt with teams symbols on you (which can be bought in a store for tourists).Piotrkowska is NOT dangerous at all in the evening as well as at night. There are cameras and police patrols on every corner. It's actually the safest...

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  • Andel's Hotel Lodz

    Lodz Hotels

    Ul Ogrodowa 17, Lodz, 91-065, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Real Podhale restaurant in Lodz!

    Lodz Restaurants

    Welcome to a highlander's cottage! Hand-painted glass pictures, sheaves of straw and the smiling farmer's wife greeting all the arriving guests. The exceptional charm, simplicity and exquisite cuisine of the Podhale region - these are the attributes of the in „Bacówka" which has enchanted the dwellers of Lodz since the first days of its presence in...

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Rzeszow

See all 27 Rzeszow Tips
  • Good train connections

    Rzeszow Transportation

    Seems as if you can make good train connections from all directions thru Rzeszow. The train stations seemed confusing to me because I don't speak the language and I found the schedules on the wall pretty useless for this reason. I would suggest that you know which train you want and be ready to ask for the right ticket. We were lucky to have people...

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  • Prezydencki

    Rzeszow Hotels

    Podwislocze 48, Rzeszow, Southern Poland, 35-309, Poland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Traditional Polish Food

    Rzeszow Restaurants

    This is a small restaurant nestled in one of the side streets in Rzeszow. The food served is great if you want to experience local cusine, you can eat dishes such as Pierogi Ruskie (like Ravioli) or Bigos (Hunters Stew). The food is warm and filling and the service is friendly.If you prefer you can just stop by and get yourself a drink from the...

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Torun

See all 251 Torun Tips
  • Riverside stroll

    Torun Things to Do

    Take a stroll by the banks of the river Wisla, Torun side. From the other side is a good panorama of Torun. To walk, the bridge is very long so i walked on bridge till i got the famous view for my camera. In that picture you can see the city wall..

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  • 1231 Hotel

    Torun Hotels

    Ul. Przedzamcze 6, Torun, 87-100, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Leaning Tower

    Torun Things to Do

    The tower has a vertical deviation of 1.5 m , was part of Torun fortifications, has been a prison , smithy, now a cafe.

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Oswiecim

See all 365 Oswiecim Tips
  • Birkineau Part 2

    Oswiecim Things to Do

    Those who were given a reprieve at Birkineau were forced to work as slave labor either at one of the nearby factories, or as Sonderkommandos. These were those who were forced to dispose of the dead from the gas chambers and then work the ovens of the crematoria. A grisly job.Yet, in the fall of 1944, a group revolted. With crudely made tools and...

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  • Hotel Galicja

    Oswiecim Hotels

    I booked one night and was put in a very nice new room in the newer section of hotel. Then i added...

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  • Auschwitz II/Birkenau

    Oswiecim Things to Do

    Located just 2 miles from Auschwitz, Birkenau is a completely different yet associated camp. It was here that the Jews of Poland and elsewhere in occupied Europe were sent for extermination. Many of them women and children. And unlike the former which had been converted into a modern museum, here, its left as it was the day the camp was liberated...

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Bialystok

See all 67 Bialystok Tips
  • Real Mexican Food In Poland

    Bialystok Restaurants

    The atmosphere was a little boring but what they lacked in style they made up for in food. I never expected to find a real deal burrito in Poland. The food was amazing. We ate there three different times during our stay in Bialystok. The owner was there and greeted us in English. We asked what he suggested and of course he offered the biggest item...

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  • Hotel Branicki

    Bialystok Hotels

    Zamenhofa 25, Bialystok, 15-435, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • 7 seasons resturant

    Bialystok Restaurants

    Nice little resturant which was again very cheap,they have live musicians while you eat.A strange thing happened in this resturant ,which wouldn't happen in england.Acouple of women were sitting at a table and were asked to move so that some tables could be moved to accomodate our large party.This was not a problem for them,we offered to buy them a...

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Poland vacations deliver an opportunity to explore. Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the Wawel Royal Castle, and the Auschwitz concentration camp, used during World War II. Once you arrive in...