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8 Places That Will Make You Want To Go To Poland ASAP

June 9, 2017

Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation.

Honestly, when I moved to Poland about 6 months ago, I was excited because I could finally go on a nice Euro trip. But with time I learned so much more about this country & in these 6 months my point of view has completely changed. No doubt, I still wants to go & explore Milan, Venice, Barcelona & so many other places but I also want to discover the smaller, less-talked about places in Poland.

So my bucket list for Poland has grown so much in these 6 months & I’m more than excited to share it with you guys

Since I have already been to Auschwitz, Krakow & Warsaw, I’ve not included them in this list.

So here are 8 Places That Will Make You Want To Go To Poland ASAP

Zakopane

Must Go To Poland Zakopane

Nested in the foot hills of the very famous Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland, lies the city of Zakopane. It is Poland most popular mountain resort best known for its scenic hikes in summer & skiing in winters. It boosts of amazing wooden villas dating back to late 19th & early 20th century.

Gdansk

Must Go To Poland GDANSK

Located on the Baltic coast of Poland, this port city is truly a must see in Poland. It is one of Poland’s oldest towns and boasts of an age-old European tradition & beautiful harbour. It is very different from any other Polish city & is a beautiful sight to behold comes summer or winter.

Sopot

Must Go To Poland Sopot

A part of the Tri-City or Trójmiasto, Sopot is another lovely destination just half an hour away from Gdansk. This sea spa town has been a retreat for the rich and royal for centuries. The wooden pier at Sopot is the longest in Europe. It is a pleasant, simple walkway into the open sea surrounded by jetty and quaint lovely cafes. The food, the vibes & the weather, especially when it is a bit warm, makes it an excellent Riviera destination.

Malbork Castle

Places Must Go To Poland Malbork castle

If you love castles, you really need to visit Malbork Castle. A UNESCO world heritage site & the largest castle in the world (when measured by land area), Malbork Castle is the most elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex. It is also the largest brick castle in the world & you need a lot of time to visit it, precisely at least 3 hours. Since it is located near Gdansk, a trip to Gdansk, Sopot & Malbork seems like a nice mix of everything .

Wroclaw

Must Go To Poland Wroclaw

Wrocław was once described as “the holy blossom of Europe, a beautiful gem among cities”. What makes it so different than another Polish city is the fact that Wroclaw is an amalgamation of German, Polish, Bohemian & Prussian influences that is reflected well in its architecture. Since the city is spanned with more than a 100 bridges, it almost looks like a city on water.  Also, if you look closely, you can find some really interesting dwarf statues around the city. These are called the Wroclaw Dwarf & started appearing near the old town in 2005 and have been growing ever since. There are currently a total of 165 dwarf statutes in Wroclaw. They have become so popular today that tourists go on a dwarf search across the city, trying to catch them all.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Must Go To Poland Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Poland. It was opened in the 13th century & continued to produce table salt till 2007, making it the world’s oldest salt mine in operation. The mine sites around 25 levels below the ground & features dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners.

Masurian Lakeland

Must Go To Poland Mausrian Lakeland

The Masurian Lakeland or Masurian Lake District boosts of over 2000 lakes as well as large forests. It is truly a paradise for various outdoor activities especially sailing & windsurfing and as well  s hiking, fishing, kayaking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Świnoujście

Must Go To Poland Swinoujscie

Świnoujście ranks among the most attractive destinations on the Polish seacoast. Located at the north-western end of Poland, is the only Polish city located on several dozen islands. It is also called the Land of 44 islands out of which only 3 are inhibited.

All these are smaller & lesser known places that deserve your attention.

Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation.

Which one of these would you like to go to? Let me know in the comments below.

Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation. Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation. Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation. Poland is a beautiful country that many people don’t really know about. From Tatra Mountains to the architecture of Krakow, there is so much that Poland has to offer. And there are just so many places that will make you want to go to Poland on your next vacation.
  1. The world geographically seems to live in Poland, I see places here that look like they could be on another continent or country. That to me is a great reason to visit Poland. I’m putting it on my destination wish list!

  2. I had no idea that you had moved to Poland. My good friend moved here from Poland and she said I should come with her this summer , I am pretty sure that she mentioned Wroclaw! x

  3. You are right! Most people don’t know about Poland. European countries have such rich architecture and history. Looks like a beautiful place.

  4. I’ve been to Poland. Love your photos and I do like your blog name! so perfect! One of my favorites is the salt mines.

  5. The salt mine looks incredible! Stunning pictures. Poland has always been on my list of places to visit and this has made it more so.

  6. The only place in poland I have been is Krakow but i would love to go back and see much more of it! It is an amazing country with so many beautiful places, your photos perfectly encapsulate this!

  7. Poland looks nothing like I imagined. When we lived over there, Poland was off-limits since it was on the other side of the wall. Need to go back now!

  8. Poland always looks such a nice place. I’d love to visit one day. I can never understand why so many Polish people came to work in the town where I live in England, when you have such a beautiful country!

    Louise x

  9. I’ve always wanted to go to Poland! My neighbor is from there and she tells me about it all the time! I would love to visit these places while I’m there!

  10. Poland is truly one of the little known places especially for Indian travelers. When we talk about a Europe trip our usual haunts are France, Italy and so. Poland seems to be in a different league all together. It looks that gorgeous 🙂

  11. Poland is quite and underrated country, but I actually love it. It is beautiful, people are very nice and the food is out of this world! I have been to Poland few times, during my last trip I have finally got to stay in Warsaw for few days. I was delighted with it. I went to museums and restaurants. One of the best in my opinion was the Akademia in Mokotow. Very romantic and elegant and with delicious Polish food. Just perfect! I hope to go to Poland again quite soon 🙂

  12. I’d have to spend my time at the castle! I had no idea of the resources Poland had. There’s a great draw between both city and country life. Poland is defiantly going on our Euro-travel itinerary.

  13. Wow, what a great blog post:) I’ve visited Poland, but only Warsaw so far… I didn’t even know about the other places! It looks so fun! Thanks for sharing:)

  14. Gdansk has been on my list for a while now, and I didn’t know that castle was nearby, so thanks for the tip! But why no mention of Krakow, it’s a lot more than just Wieleczka. And it’s good timing for this blog, my blog next week is on Wieliczka.

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