The most important tourist attractions in Poland

The Malbork Castle in Poland

The Malbork Castle in Poland ©Jeroen Fossaert/Flick

Poland has managed over the centuries to remain an independent country without any problems.

Its visitors will discover a land characterized by culture, breathtaking landscapes and places full of history.

Whether you want to explore the vibrant cities or the empty and mysterious forests you have plenty of choices.

We already presented many tourist destinations, but today we would like to briefly present some of the most important tourist attractions in Poland.

The Wawel Castle

The Wawel Castle is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Poland and it was built in the 14th century to the request of the monarch Casimir III. It is made in Gothic style and inside of the building you will find the only piece of the Polish Regal Jewels, a legendary Szczerbiec sword, that was used at the coronations. Its edge is decorated with various symbols and floral designs.

The Wawel Castle in Krakow

The Wawel Castle in Krakow ©EazyIanish/Flick

The Slowinski Sand Dunes

The Sand Dunes are located in the Slowinski National Park on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The park is named after the Slovaks who once lived here, and an open-air museum in the city of Kluki houses the artifacts of their culture. The dunes look like waves and the wind takes the sand even up to height of 30 meters.

The Malbork Castle

The Malbork Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Poland and was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1274 and used as headquarter for the defense against the enemies of Poland. Many knights were trained here until they removed to Konigsburg in 1466. Today is the most popular attraction of Malbork.

The Malbork Castle in Poland

The Malbork Castle in Poland ©Jeroen Fossaert/Flick

The old town of Gdansk

Located on the Baltic coast, Gdansk was inhabited in the 14th century by the Teutonic Knights, this being their stronghold. In the 15th century Casimir IV allowed the demolition of several Teutonic structures, but still remained mills, churches and granaries.

View of the city of Gdansk

View of the city of Gdansk ©argusfoto/Flick

The Biawieza Forest

This forest is a large remnant of the primary forest that once covered the whole Europe. The forest lies on the border between Poland and Belarus, tourists can cross the border by foot or by bike. It hosts a protected and endangered species of bison.

 

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