Devoted to the memory of the murders in the camps during World War II, Auschwitz-Birkenau has been visited by more than 25 million people.
Located in an area that encompasses the lower Vistula River to the Lithuania border, the Masurian Lake District contains more than 2,000 lakes connected by an extensive system of canals and rivers.
The nightlife in Poznan is thriving and party-goers can expect all-night entertainment in every corner of the city.
For those that prefer the daylight hours however, must-see attractions include Mickiewicz Square, the Zamek, Franciscan Church, the National Museum and Renaissance Hall.
The Masurian Lakeland is the most popular tourist destination of Europe’s lake districts.
Hotels, guest houses and camp sites are plentiful in the villages that surround the lakes, and visitors often travel by bicycle or boat to tour the scenic area.
Located on the outskirts of Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is considered one of the oldest companies in the world.
Salt has been mined from the site continuously since the 13th century.The Bialowieza Forest is home to around 800 wisent, a protected species of European bison.While the wisent are kept within fenced areas, guided tours are available either on foot or in horse-drawn carriages.The dunes themselves are formed as waves and wind carry sand onshore and can reach as high as 30 meters.Their forms change with the season and are known as the “moving dunes.” Malbork Castle was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights who used it as their headquarters to help defeat Polish enemies and rule their own northern Baltic territories.Visitors to Poland are discovering what the locals have long known, that Poland is a country rich in fine culture, scenic landscapes and extraordinary historical sites.