Attractions from Poland


St. Marys Church

Kosciól Mariacki or St. Mary's Church is the biggest brick stone church in the world due to its size of 105 by 68 metres. It was built during the period of 1342-1502 and has a capacity of 25.000 people.

The Maritime Museum

At the harbour in Gdansk you'll find the Gdansk-crane from the 15th century - one of Europe's biggest Medieval cranes. The crane houses the maritime museum, which has exhibitions of the history of Gdansk as a great commercial town.

The National Museum

At the National Museum in Gdansk you can enjoy nice exhibitions of porcelain, fabrics and paintings. Moreover, the museum also houses the catheral's original altar-piece, the Last Judgement, a true master piece by Hans Memling.


St Marys Church

On the market square in the middle of Krakow you'll find St Mary's Church, the parish church. St Mary's Church is best known for its famous altar-piece carved by the Nurnberg carver Wit Stwosz. The altar is the biggest and most beautiful altars from Medieval times.

The Czartoryski Museum

This museum, which is situated in the Czartoryski Palace, is considered one of Krakows finest art collections. The museum houses works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt as well as Egyptian and Asian finds.

The Sigismund Tower

On the 25-metre high rock of limestone sits the Sigismund Tower which houses Poland's biggest bell. The Sigismund Bell, installed in 1521, is 2 metres high and 2,5 metres in diametre.


Lazienki Park

The beautiful Lazienki Park, about one and a half kilometre from the centre of the city, is one of Warsaw's great resting-places. In the summer the park is full of visitors enjoying some of the many events which are held in the park.

The Black Madonna Shrine

In the industrial town Czestochowa, 100 kilometres from Krakow, lies the Jasna Góra monastery which is Poland's most important religious centre to Catholics. Thousands and thousands of pilgrims have come to see the The Black Madonna shrine which, according to the legend, was painted by St Luke the evangelist.

The Concentration Camps Auschwitz-Birkenau

Between 85 to 90 per cent of the Polish Jews disappeared in the Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau. Some of the cells and gas chambers in the camps have been preserved as a museum to show the atrocities of the past.

The Copernicus Museum

The Copernicus Museum is situated in the town Frombork, birth place of the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It was Copernicus who espoused the theory that the Earth was not the centre of the universe. You can learn more about this and much more at the Copernicus Museum, which has an impressive collection of the famous astronomer's instruments.

The Oliwa Monastery

In the Oliwa district north of Gdansk lies a Cistercian monastery accompanied by a church, founded around 1200 by Danish Cistercians. Inside the church, which lies end to end with the monastery, is one of Poland's biggest organs. It was built in the 18th century and has about 6000 pibes which are used three times a day.

The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle in Warsaw was built between the 13th and the 14th centuries and extended several times. The impressive castle with the modest exterior and the beautiful halls have been home of the King, residence of the President and meeting place for the Polish parliament.

The Wieliczka Mines

About 13 kilometres south-east of Krakow lies the Wieliczka Salt-mines - one of Poland's greatest attractions. In the well preserved mine chambers - of which some are even more than 700 years old - you can see the different machinery which has been used through the years.

Villa Koliba

In Zakopane you'll find a big beautiful wood house from 1893, designed by the painter and poet Stanislaw Witkiewicz. Villa Koliba, built in the socalled Zakopane style, has been converted into a museum of old furniture and much more.


In the south-western part of Poland, about 320 kilometres from Krakow, lies the Renaissance town Zamosc, which hasn't changed in 400 years. The town was constructed during the 16th and the 17th centuries and governed by the powerful Zamoyski family, and several streets are named after this family.

Polish Tatra Mountains

Kasprowy Wierch Mountain

The 1,985-metre high mountain peak, Kasprowy Wierch, is connected to Zakopane by a 4,181-metre long cableway. From the summit there are several nice hikes down, of which the most challenging and spectacular is the Eagle's Path.

The Mountain Lake Morskie Oko

The Mountain Lake Morskie Oko sits in a height of 1,393 metres and many people consider it the most beautiful place in the Tatras. You cannot drive directly to the lake, but instead there are organized hikes to the fascinating mountain lake and the surrounding areas.


The Market Square

If you have found the town hall you are also standing at Poznan's market square, which is an attraction in itself. The square was ruined during World War II but reconstructed to be an excellent example of how a market square should look like.

The Monument of Solidarity

In 1981 the Monument of Solidarity was erected in honour of those killed in the riot against the Communist government in 1956. 76 was killed and more than 600 wounded when the demonstrants were put down by tanks.

The Town Hall

Poznan's impressive town hall was originally built in Gothic style, but today - thanks to the Italian designer Battista - it has a Renaissance look, which was added in the 17th century.


Pomeranian Princes Castle

Szczecin's most striking sight is the castle which has been the residence of Pomeranian princes since it was built in the 14th century. After the war the castle was restored to its original 16th century appearance and today it works as a culture centre.

Red Route

If you follow the red route you'll easily get to Szczecin's different sights. The seven-kilometre long route begins at the Central Station and it is easy to follow via the red arrows on the pavement.

The National Museum

The National Museum is a must if you want to learn about the time when Szczecin was a Hanseatic League town. At the museum there are also collections of jewellery which once belonged to Pomeranian princes, as well as paintings and sculptures.


The National Museum

Poland's greatest museum is the National Museum in Warsaw. It displays both work by Polish and foreign artists as well as impressive collections of Medieval artwork and archeological finds.

The Royal Way

Lined by beautiful buildings and famous monuments, the main boulevard, the Royal Way, runs between the Lazienki Palace and the Royal Castle. Some of the many sights along the boulevard are: Copernicus and the equestrian statue of Jozef Poniatowski, both made by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

The Stare Miastro District

The greatest attraction in Warsaw is the old town district, Stare Miastro, which was reconstructed between 1949 and 1963. The historical district has been carefully restored to its original appearance in the 17th and the 18th centuries.


Panorama Raclawicka

The panorama is a big, 120-metre round circular painting which depicts the battle at Raclawice. The giant work of art, painted by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak, is Wroclaw's main attraction.

The Cathedral Island Ostrów Tumski

The Cathedral Island, or Ostrów Tumski in Polish, is the oldest part of Wroclaw with roots in the early Middle Ages. This city, full of atmosphere, has some of Europe's finest examples of Sacral architecture.

The Cathedral Island Ostrów Tumski

The Cathedral Island, or Ostrów Tumski in Polish, is the oldest part of Wroclaw with roots in the early Middle Ages. This city, full of atmosphere, has some of Europe's finest examples of Sacral architecture.

Wroclaw Town Hall

The Old Town Hall in Wroclaw is without doubt one of the finest town halls in Poland. The building, built in the Gothic style, originates from the 13th or 14th century and also houses a history museum.

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