Discover Poland's Tri-City

Discover Poland’s Tri-City

It’s hard to talk about Northern Poland without mentioning the Tri-City. Stretching along the Baltic Sea coastline near the mouth of River Vistula, the Tri-City is in fact a large metropolitan area consisting of three distinct cities: Gdansk, in the east, Sopot, the smallest, in the middle and Gdynia in the west. The distance between this cities is quite negligible and good train and road connections make it easy to travel from one to another. As for the cities themselves, they all have th... [ read more ]

Ski Resorts in Krakow

Ski Resorts in Krakow

Depending on how much time you are willing to do the transfers, Krakow has really many ski resorts to offer. Other than weather conditions, the traffic conditions such as off-peak times, you can pick from Lysa Gor or Rabki which is just within an hour from the Krakow airport. Lysa has two kilometers of downhill skiing. This place is great for snowboard breaks or short holidays since it is just two hours drive away and get on any of the three individual pistes as quickly as you can. There are... [ read more ]

On Powdery Snowy Poland

On Powdery Snowy Poland

The town in Jelenia Gora County in the south-west part of Poland has a well-known ski-resort called Szklarska Poreba. Mainly you can do mountain hiking, skiing, and cycling. In the valley of the Kamienna, this is really a budget alternative to the Alps. It has both Alpine and Nordic skiing facilities. Szklarska Poreba is just between Jizera Mountains and the Karkonosze Mountains. It is 1900 feet above the sea level. The maximum vertical is 652 metres and the highest lift is 1362 metres high.... [ read more ]

Masovia and Lublin

Masovia and Lublin

Mazowieckie is also known as Masovia, it is in the east-central of Poland with Plock as its historical capital. It used to be the medieval residence of the first Dukes of Masovia. Today if you visit it, you should check out its largest national park called Kampinos National Park. It was created in 1959 and added to UNESCO list of biosphere reserves in 2000. Pines are the most common trees you will see here. Valleys of Vistula, Narew, Bug, Bzura and Wkra meet altogether. Lasica is the biggest... [ read more ]

Central Poland What to See

Central Poland What to See

Other than the two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Central region of Poland, namely Warsaw and Zamość. You are also recommended to check out the five regional must-see: Łódź, Kozłówka, Raj cave, Żelazowa Wola and Sandomierz. Warsaw is the largest city of Poland, it is also the capital of Poland. As for Zamość at the southeastern Poland, it has its Renaissance town historical city centre added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992. Łódź is the third largest city with a pop... [ read more ]

Planning a Poland Trip

Planning a Poland Trip

The way to get to Poland can be by plane, by train, by bus, by car or by ship. If you are going by plane, there are extensive connections to Warsaw from Europe as it is the major air gateway to Poland. You can also get there to Krakow’s Jan Pavel II Airport. From central Europe, there are many available low-cost carriers and you can also check out other cities such as Poznan, Wroclaw or Gdansk. Getting ready the Zloty Zloty (zl) is the main currency use in Poland today. It consists of de... [ read more ]

Kashubia

Kashubia

The biggest city in Kashubia is Gdansk. With about 300,000 people of the Kashubian ethnicity in Poland, their old Kashubian culture survived partially due to its folk crafts like pottery, embroidery, sculpturing, plaiting, amber-working and glasspainting. Visiting Kashubia, you will find that their traditional Kashubian wooden houses particularly in the Kashubian Ethnographic Park. This is an open-air museum which is one of the oldest and with an old village of the Kashubian fishermen. It wa... [ read more ]

Top Attractions in Toruń

Top Attractions in Toruń

One of Poland’s best known touristic destinations, the city of Toruń is located on the Vistula River, in the northern half of the country, and just a few hours drive from Warsaw.  Toruń is well-known for its historic centre, whose beautifully preserved fortification structures, merchant houses, squares and churches offer tourists a very accurate image of a medieval trading centre. Toruń is also the birth place of 16th astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who was the first to advance the ide... [ read more ]