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 ]

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 ]

Masurian Lake

Masurian Lake

In the northeastern lakes of Poland is the region of Masuria with two thousand lakes. It has been included a the New7Wonders of Nature. Other than the forests, this place is great for people who enjoys outdoor activites such as kayaking. Also for those who likes swimming as well as sailing. The ?niardwy being the largest lake of twenty-three meters depth is a must see. Totally there are eight islands. Amongst which are the resort towns namely Pisz, Gi?ycko and Miko?ajki, Ryn, W?gorzewo and I?a... [ read more ]

One Week of Baltic Travel

One Week of Baltic Travel

If you only have one week in Poland, you might wish to maximize your time in the country by visiting the worthy places. The highlights of Poland include lots of culture, historic towns and beaches. You may want to check out the Baltic coast such as Gdansk and Sopot. The other historic places are Poznan and Wroclaw. Everybody who has been to Poland will tell you to see Krakow and Warsaw, well, they are indeed must see places to include in your itinerary. The best way to arrive is by flight to ... [ read more ]

World Heritage Sites in Poland

World Heritage Sites in Poland

Dating from the oldest to the latest, this post is about the world heritage sites in Poland. From the 11th century is the Krakow Old Town in Cracow's Historic Centre which is surrounded by a three kilometers defensive wall but it should not stop you from seeing it. It has seven main entrances before you get nearer to the amazing fortifications. Besides the sculptures, there are a lot of churches. You must see the best known gathering place at the Main Market Square. Next is the 12th century ... [ read more ]

Ryn, Węgorzewo and Iława

Ryn, Węgorzewo and Iława

Teutonic Castle in Ryn is a majestic sight. Ryn was formerly Rhein and you can find there the Regional Museum with many precious collections relating to geology, art and ethnography. For a luxurious treatment, there is a hotel in the castle for the most refined category of tourists. In Rye, a special and unique event is the 'Night Festivities' that recreates the atmosphere of the middle ages. This is another place for the history buffs due to the many historic monuments to recollect the memori... [ read more ]

Amazing Cities on Vistula River

Amazing Cities on Vistula River

One of the largest rivers in Europe, Vistula crosses Poland right through the middle and flows into the Baltic Sea. Once you’ve reached the river Vistula, it means you’ve reach the very heart of Poland. Form its foamy upper course in the Carpathian Mountains, to the large delta in the North, Vistula traverses the whole country and witnesses the most diverse landscapes. And, coincidence or not, Poland’s most superb cities are also situated along the Vistula. Warsaw, Krakow, Torun and Gd... [ read more ]

Extraordinary UNESCO Sights in Poland

Extraordinary UNESCO Sights in Poland

This forest has existed long before 1600 and it is a woodland or old growth forest crossing the borders of Belarus. Such immense primeval forest is really rare and this one in Poland is classified as another heritage site that worth to be perserved. It spans through the European Plain with a large mountain-free landform. About 800 wisent can be found here. Wisents are the continent's heaviest land animals and worry not as they do not roam around in the 100 square kilometers Bialowieski Natio... [ read more ]

Rivers of Poland

Rivers of Poland

The two longest rivers in Poland are the Vistula followed by the Oder River. They both empty into the Baltic Sea. The Vistula is more than 1000 kilometers in length, while the Oder River is 854km and out of which 742 lies in Poland itself. The other worth to see third longest river in Poland is the Warta. It is rather a tributary  located in western-central of Poland is the third longest river. The Bydgoszsz Canal cannects it to the Vistula river. This canal built at the order of the King ... [ read more ]