Poland is not a big country, but it has been of great political and strategic significance in world war 2. This significance has made it a famous country, which is now known by everyone who has ever studied world war 2. It is not the only reason why tourists and people who love to go for a world tour loves the polish region.
Poland has 16 UNESCO world heritage sites, making it one of the amazing countries of Europe. There are several museums having precious historical monuments and articles. It is undoubtedly an amazing country with many treasures that an artist, historian, or tourist would love to explore.
If you plan to visit Poland, it is essential for you to learn which cities must be on your travel list and why. We have enlisted ten fantastic polish cities, and towns offering the indigenous polish culture, society, and history. Every passionate tourist who wants to traverse the historical and geo-strategic importance of Poland needs to visit all these precious regions in Poland.
Krakow is the former capital of the country. Any city that has ever been a capital of a country has definitely some amazing sites to cherish. Krakow has the biggest market square in Europe; it is an old city with picturesque churches and divine architecture. Many tourists do not know, but UNESCO has listed an old town with cobblestone streets, which are a vision for modern tourists.
The primary historic architecture of the city is built in Gothic, Baroque, and renaissance style. Having so much to explore, it is an absolute delight for architects who want to understand architectural designs’ evolution.
Zakopane is a small town with only 50 inhabitants, but every year, more than 3 million tourists come here as it is Poland’s winter capital. The captivating mountainous backdrop here delivering a colorful horizon of Tatra national park. If you love to enjoy outdoor activities, this is the town to visit in Poland. People love this place for skinning, snowboarding, and fascinating sled riding.
If you are searching for the best educational institutions in Poland or want to hook-up with researchers or educationists, Poznan has to be on your list. It is a vintage city with old architecture and the third-largest university in Poland. As there are many students in Poznan, there are various contemporary clubs for the intellectuals to quest their thirst for knowledge; there are numerous classical to contemporary knowledge pools to explore here. It would be worthwhile to visit this place.
Who does not visit the capital of a country when set to explore the entire country? When in Poland, do not forget to visit its metropolis capital Warsaw. It is a populated spot, offering a very good opportunity for tourists to explore the primary polish culture and the lifestyle of Poland’s urbanized communities.
It is the city of brave people; during world war two, Warsaw was entirely damaged, the polish government had to rebuild the city. Unfortunately, they are not very successful in restoring the real architectural beauty of the city. However, the remains are still enchanting enough to take the tourists back to the pre-world war two eras.
If you love to enjoy the scenic and serene beauty of bridges hanging over the magnificent rivers, do visit Wroclaw. This enthralling spot is situated on the bank of the Odra river. Wroclaw’s culture, architecture, and lifestyle are borrowed from different European clusters, such as Austria, Prussia, and Bohemia. It is an amalgam of different indigenous European lifestyles. Staying in Wroclaw in the festive seasons can spruce up your trip to Poland.
Marine life, sea sports, and port bustle. Gdynia is one of the best cities in Poland that is offering all these experiences. A week’s stay in Gdynia is enough to take you to their imaginary world of marine life, aquariums, and huge sea species. It is a safe city for tourists, having the best awards for infrastructure, management, and town planning.
Gdansk is also a seaport, but it is relatively more populated than Gdynia. It is a teeming spot with businessmen and investors. As it was the bone of contention between Poland and Prussia, this conflict resulted in several amazing architectural monuments. It is an amalgam of the post-world war two contemporary architecture and the cobbled stone streets, which is, in fact, the best blend you can ever witness in a single European city.
Those interested in exploring Jewish history, particularly in Europe, need to visit this relatively drab polish city. It was heavily bombed in WWII. It was once known as the Jewish oxford having varying architectures and buildings owned by Poland’s Jewish communities. You can go for a private day trip to the concentration camps or experience the past’s historical air.
So far, you have only known about the polish cities which were struck by the devastation of world war 2. Amidst all this, Poland was lucky enough to have an old city still preserved from the chaos of world war. Torun is a lesser-known city, but it has much to offer; unfortunately, tourists do not come here much, but now you need to mark it up for future visits to Poland.
It is one of the UNESCO old towns, its gothic church and their amazing architecture are enough to give you an awe-struck moment. Moreover, it has monumental and unreal castles, giving off the fantastic vibe of medieval times.
This is again a culturally rich city. It was founded in the 14th century when entire Europe was under the tumultuous revolution of industrialization. It has several museums securing the past of communists and the German rule. It can be the best residence for some who want to enjoy an easy journey all across Europe, as it is one of those few cities in the European Union which is connected to other countries through trains.