‘Poland, come and find your story‘ is the new Polish Tourism Board’s campaign which shows not only the country’s most traditional sides but also its fabulous features, made of aery atmospheres and emotions. So here a few hints to live this fabulous Poland through its major attractions: 16, just as the number of its Voivodeships (‘provinces’).
Warsaw – Masovian Voivodeship
Poland’s capital is, although its troubled past, a very lively and modern city. Reborn after WWII’s bombings, its historic centre has been included in UNESCO World Heritage sites. Beside being a college town, Warsaw is also the most important cultural, artistic and scientific centre in Poland.
Wrocław – Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Wrocław is one of Poland’s oldest cities. It develops on the river and rises over twelve islands connected by 112 bridges. The most ancient part is Ostrow Tumski, an ex-island now united to the mainland. There was once a fortress there, which became a castle, which now is Saint John’s Cathedral.
Ciechocinek Thermal Baths – Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
In Vistula river’s valley, surrounded by pinewoods and meadows, lies this hydrothermal station with saline waters which are curative towards rheumatics, blood and lung illnesses.
Lublin – Lublin Voivodeship
Lublin has always been a bridge between Western and Eastern Europe, beside being an important mercantile and diplomatic centre. Today the town is a popular destination among artists, students, entrepreneurs and researchers.
Lagow – Lubusz Voivodeship
This small but picturesque town lies in an area full of lakes, half the way between Poznan and Berlin. Its square castle is surrounded by nine-metre high walls.
Lodz – Lodz Voivodeship
This town is constantly in balance between its glorious past and industrial present. Moreover, Lotz is also lively and culturally rich, beloved by artists and tourists from all over the world.
Kraków – Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Located in the south, it’s one of the most ancient town of Poland. It was a royal residence and is considered the national capital of culture. Its historic centre is UNESCO heritage.
Moszna Castle – Opole Voivodeship
The village is surrounded by a beautiful park full of rhododendrons and azaleas. The castle is in the same park and has been turned into a SPA centre.
Bieszczady Mountains National Park – Podkarpackie Voivodeship
Woods of beeches, firs and maples, with a rich fauna including bears, bisons, wolves, lynxes, and deers, ando over 150 different bird species.
Biebrzanski National Park – Podlaskie Voivodeship
In this area are to be found many swamps with a rich variety of flora and fauna. The park also constitutes a major habitat for deers.
Gdańsk – Pomeranian Voivodeship
An historic town located on the Baltic Sea’s coastline. Poland’s cultural, scientific and industrial centre.
Trail of the Eagle Nests – Silesian Voivodeship
The trail stretches between Kraków and Częstochowa, over a mountain. For walkers and mountain bikers, it’s one of the most interesting Polish regions, with castles and untouched nature.
The capital of this province is Kielce, an open air geological museum. Here are Europe’s oldest mountains, full prehistoric signs and fossils.
Warminsko – Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
This area is characterized by a gorgeous natural environment. Many different bird species live in its lakes, while bisons and foxes inhabit the forests.
Rydzyna Castle – Greater Poland Voivodeship
Built in XVII century, the castle is a baroque masterwork laying on the rests of a gothic fortress.
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
The province’s major attraction is Wolin Island where a national park is located. The many lakes are an ideal spot for aquatic sports lovers.
These are just a few hints to plan your journey in Poland, a wonderful country with stunning natural landscapes and charming culture. Now go on following what really inspires you and… have a nice journey!