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One of the Baltic nations in Central Europe bordered by Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and the Ukraine, Poland manages to stand out among the rest with its rich history, amazing countryside, and its distinct cultural appeal. From its first settlement in Biskupin sometime prior to the seventh century BC, to its Roman roots, and the eventual golden era during the 14th through the 16th century when its kingdom stretched from the Baltic to the Black and Adriatic seas, Poland has long been a standard of stability within the region. And yet, for a country with such a noble heritage, Poland has been overrun more times than most, due to its strategic location in Europe. It has seen more than its share of war, yet the country has rebounded time and time again until now it stands, proud and straight, as it marches into the 21st century.

Unlike many of its neighbors, Poland did not embrace communism; it was forced into it. The topic is quite controversial with most of its residents, and while remnants of the Iron Curtain remain the country has been making major progress and is considered one of the more stable members of the European Union, with a robust economy that has flourished since its official joining in 2004. It is a country that is accessible to all levels of travelers, and first-timers will want to make their headquarters in the capital city of Warsaw. From here, visitors can branch out into some of the most amazing countryside that Europe has to offer. From the largest primeval forest remaining in Europe at the Bialowieza National Park, to the endless snaking of rivers and lakes that make up the Great Masurian Lakes region, to the mountain resort at Zakopane and the accompanying ski resorts, to the ancient royal city of Krakow, there is so much experience in Poland that it would take a lifetime of visits to accomplish.

Krakow #1 most popular location
It might have lost the title of capital city, but Krakow is still by far Poland’s most popular tourist destination, having absorbed far more than its fair share of striking history over the…
514travelers 286reviews 147blogs
Warsaw #2 most popular location
Warsaw has a surprisingly old-world atmosphere to it. It’s particularly unforeseen as Poland’s capital was turned into a large heap of rubble by the Second World War, and has been rebuilt…
965travelers 230reviews 104blogs
Gdansk #3 most popular location
Gdansk is the sixth largest city in Poland, but certainly one of the nicest. With a population of 458,053 (2006), it is situated in Northern Poland along the Baltic Sea. The architecture …
127travelers 29reviews 22blogs
Zakopane #4 most popular location
Zakopane, situated in southern part of Poland close to Slovakian border, is recognised as a capital of Polish Tarta Mountains, being the most popular place in the region. The population is on…
18travelers 23reviews 18blogs
Wroclaw #5 most popular location
A major city in the region of Silesia in south-west Poland, straddling the Oder River as the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Wroclaw has been established for centuries as one of th…
217travelers 85reviews 24blogs
Poznan #6 most popular location
The atmosphere of this city is created by the people - mainly students who come here to study and grow to love this town. There is always something going on at the old market square in the ce…
159travelers 12reviews 11blogs
sopot #7 most popular location
Sopot is a seaside town in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, with a population of approximately 40,000. Sopot is a powiat capital in the Pomeran…
14travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Karpacz #8 most popular location
Karpacz is a typical mountain town, situated at the foot of Śnieżka Mountain in Karkonosze region, in Łomnica valley and its tributaries. That area includes the most attractive eastern par…
1travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Gdynia #9 most popular location
Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is p…
51travelers 1blogs
Auschwitz #10 most popular location
More commonly known by its German name, Auschwitz, and overshadowed by its history as a headquarters for genocide and terror as the location of the concentration camp established there by the…
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Lodz #11 most popular location
Lodz (Łódź) is Poland's second largest city when it comes to population, and lies near the center of the country. Tourism is not one of Lodz's strong points. However, if you do visit L…
88travelers 51reviews 6blogs
Swinoujscie #12 most popular location
Świnoujście is situated in the corner of northwest Poland and is one of the most attractive towns on the Polish coast. Świnoujście is located on forty four islands, three biggest is Uzna…
16travelers 4reviews
Torun #13 most popular location
Torun is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River, with population over 207,190 as of 2006, making it the second largest city of the Kujawy-Pomerania Province, after Bydgoszcz. The med…
32travelers 12reviews 1blogs
Wieliczka #14 most popular location
This small town, in the south of Poland, just 10 km away from Krakow, is most famous for its Kopalnia Soli (Salt Mine) - the only construction of its kind which was one of the world's oldest …
2travelers 15reviews 11blogs
Katowice #15 most popular location
The area around Katowice, Upper Silesia, has been inhabited by ethnic Silesians from its earliest history. It was first ruled by the Polish Silesian Piasts dynasty (until its extinction). Fro…
54travelers 5reviews 4blogs
Bydgoszcz #16 most popular location
Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers, with a population of 369,151 (2004), agglomeration more than 400 000, which makes it the 8th biggest city in Poland. It…
51travelers 2reviews
Szczecin #17 most popular location
Szczecin it important seaport and shipbuilding city with germans (germany) border nearly. Medieval city center has been blasted in time of war painfully, nevertheless, there it is possible t…
77travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Lublin #18 most popular location
Lublin, administrative centre of the voivodship and the capital of the Lublin Region, and home to 365 thousand inhabitants, is the biggest town in Eastern Poland. It was granted with municipa…
59travelers 11reviews 4blogs
Szklarska Poreba #19 most popular location
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Jelenia Gora #20 most popular location
9travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Kielce #21 most popular location
Kielce is a city in central Poland with 202,609 inhabitants (2006). It is also the capital city of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (Holy Cross Voivodeship) since 1999, previously in Kielce V…
24travelers 1reviews
Bielsko-Biala #22 most popular location
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Bialystok #23 most popular location
Białystok known also by alternate names is the largest city in northeastern Poland. It is located near the border with Belarus, and is the historical capital of the Podlachia region.Accordin…
45travelers 5reviews
Olsztyn #24 most popular location
Olsztyn is the capital of Warmia and Mazury. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Poland, among lakes and forests. Within the administrative boundaries of the town are located 11 lakes…
33travelers 2blogs
Czestochowa #25 most popular location
The village of Częstochowa was founded in 11th century. It is first mentioned as a village in historical documents from 1220. In 1382 the Paulist monastery of Jasna Góra was founded by Wła…
14travelers 2reviews 1blogs
ustka #26 most popular location
small fishermans village that over the years transformed into touristic little town. The best fried fish you can imagine, beautiful wilde beach (stay away from thecrowded public one) best waf…
6travelers 1reviews
Zielona Gora #27 most popular location
Zielona Gora - is the main city in Lubuskie Region, in western Poland, with its approximate 120.000 inhabitants. It is the centre of the region considerating culture, administration, trade an…
15travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Polanica-Zdroj #28 most popular location
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Gizycko #29 most popular location
Giżycko, which is generally known as the summer capital of northeast Poland, is a town located in the Mazury Lakeland Region, in an area that is unrivaled in terms of its nature and landscap…
4travelers 2reviews
Przemysl #30 most popular location
Przemyśl i s a big city located in east-southern Poland, really close to the polish-ukrainian border. Przemyśl is the second-oldest city in southern Poland (just after Krakow) so it has a …
4travelers 1reviews
Kazimierz Dolny #31 most popular location
Kazimierz Dolny is a small picturesque town on the eastern bank of the Vistula river in eastern Poland. The town, named after Polish king Casimir the Just, was established in the 14th centur…
1travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Malbork #32 most popular location
Malbork is a town in northern Poland in the Żuławy region, with 41,000 inhabitants (2001). Situated in the Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, it was previously assigned to Elbląg Voivodesh…
4travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Radom #33 most popular location
Radom proper and its history began in early Middle Ages.The first written mention of Radom can be found in pope Hadrian IV's bull of 1155.The name of Radom is usually derived from the proper …
11travelers 3blogs
Koszalin #34 most popular location
One of the cities of Western Pomerania. The smaller of Szczecin. It was once, and in part it is, the city manager rather agricultural region. For the communist era, was built a few interestin…
12travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Szczawnica #35 most popular location
Szczawnica is a resort town located in the southern Poland (in Nowy Targ County). The town is a famous polish resort, mainly thanks to alkali sorrel springs and good climatic conditions. Peo…
1travelers 1reviews
Walbrzych #36 most popular location
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Bialowieza #37 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Sokolniki #38 most popular location
Sokolniki is a small in-woods village situated in the administrative district of Gmina Ozorków, within Zgierz County in Łódź Voivodeship. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of…
Olesnica #39 most popular location
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Swidnica #40 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Klodzko #41 most popular location
The area of Kłodzko has been populated at least since the 1st century BC. There are several archaeological sites both in and around the town that indicate that there must have been a settlem…
1reviews 1blogs
Nowy Targ #42 most popular location
Nowy Targ is the historic, administrative and economic centre of Podhale region. It was founded by Polish King Casimir The Great in 1346. From several centuries every Thursday in this town fa…
2travelers 1blogs
Chorzow #43 most popular location
Chorzow is a city in southern Poland (in the region of Silesia, near Katowice). As most cities of Silesia region it is mainly connected with industry. The biggest touristic attraction of th…
4travelers 1reviews
Wadowice #44 most popular location
Wadowice is a small town of 19,000 inhabitants, located in Malopolskie west of Kraków. (No idea, why the TB map places "Wadowice, Poland" in the Czech Republic!) The town, otherwise hardly…
Rumia #45 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Ostroleka #46 most popular location
Ostroleka is a town in northeastern Poland on the left side of the Narew River (the youngest river in Poland). The name comes from a meadow grass sharp in touch. You know the kind of grass th…
1travelers 4reviews
Cieszyn #47 most popular location
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Gdańsk #48 most popular location
Gdańsk (Gdansk) is a large city located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, and it is part of a conurbation with the neighbourhood towns of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities,…
30travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Birkenau #49 most popular location
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Niepolomice #50 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews