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Historical Trails

Warsaw Rising Museum

Warsaw Uprising Museum is located just 3 kilometres from the Royal Castle. The museum was opened in 2004 and is situated at 79 Grzybowska Street. The main aim of the museum is to provide documentation and present history of Warsaw uprising during the Second World War and activities of Polish Unde...

Teutonic Knights Malbork Castle

Malbork is a picturesque town in the north of Poland about 60 km from Gdańsk by Nogat river banks. The main touristic magnet of Malbork is Teutonic Knights Castle of the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. The construction of the castle started in 1278 when the knigh...

Stutthof Extermination Camp Museum

Sztutowo (Stutthof) is a small town about 65 km from Gdańsk in which during WWII there was a German Nazi extermination camp. The museum was created in 1962 thanks to former prisoners actions. In the area of about 20 hectares, visitors can see part of the Old Camp, the gas chamber, the reconstruct...

Westerplatte

Westerplatte is a peninsula in the delta of Wisła Martwa and Gulf of Gdańsk. It is a symbol of the Second World War as the war started here. The peninsula has width from 200 to 500 meters and it was a strategic point in Polish defence lines of Baltic coast region, this was the reason why it was a...

Schindler’s Factory

The factory is a part of National Museum in Kraków and shows exhibition devoted to World War II. The place itself was popularized by 1993 film “Schinler’s List” by Stephen Spielberg picturing Oskar Schindler saving Jews during World War II. Tourists who come here from all around the world may see...

Auschwitz

It is a memorial and museum of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau which is situated in Oświęcim and Brzezinka about 65 km from Cracow. A visit in this place is definitely not an easy one. After a visit in this former Nazi German concentration camp you will definitely perceive the world in...

Museum of the Second World War

World War II began with Germany’s attack on Poland at the Polish military base at Westerplatte on September 1, 1939 and it’s therefore, appropriate that the remarkable WWII museum, opened in March 2017, should have been built in Gdańsk. A conflict that claimed the lives of an estimated 55 million...

Kwidzyn Castle

Kwidzyn Castle construction started in 1233 but between 16th up to 19th century some major construction works took place to change the original design. The buildings is the cathedral and castle group. One of the best well known element of the castle are unique latrines which may be slightly funny...

Gniezno

Gniezno is situated about 60 km (45 min drive) from Poznań. The main attractions of Gniezno include: St. Adalbert Cathedral with his famous relics and the historic Gniezno door; the Archdiocese Museum with one of the richest and oldest church collections in the country, the main market square wit...

Majdanek Concentration Camp Museum

German Nazi concentration camp KL Lublin (informally called Majdanek at the time) functioned in 1941-1944. In Majdanek there were 5 gas chambers to kill prisoners. The prisoners included: Jews, members of resistance movement, the Polish intelligence, soviet prisoners of war, Zamojszczyzna region ...

Riese Complex Włodarz

Riese is a name of a plan and an underground mine-constriction complex created during the WWII. It is located in Góry Sowie (Awl Mountains) and Książ Castle. The main aim of the project was creation of massive, underground, bombing-proof spaces for Hitler and the most important people in Nazi Ger...

Palmiry National Memorial and Museum

Palmiry National Memorial and Museum is highly recommended as the forest outside Warsaw significantly ups the standard for how a small exhibit can pack a huge punch. A little history: during World War II the forests of Palmiry and Kampinos became a refuge for those fleeing the destruction in Wars...

Treblinka Nazi-German Extermination Camp

For the overwhelming majority of Warsaw’s wartime Jews their journey was destined to end in one place, a hitherto unknown village called Treblinka. Set 100 kilometres north east of Warsaw this small rural community found itself unwittingly thrust into the eye of the Holocaust. Split into two sepa...

Wolf's Lair

Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair is located in Polish Lake District Mazury in small settlement Gierłoż about 36 km from Mrągowo (about 40 min drive) and 96 km from Olsztyn (about 1.5 h drive). In years 1941-1944 it was the headquarters of Adolf Hitler. This town camouflaged in the forest consisted about...

Biskupin

Biskupin settlement is situated 50 km from Bydgoszcz (about 50 min drive) and 88 km from Poznań (about 1.5 h drive). The beginnings of Biskupin modern existence dates back to 1933 when the level of water in Biskupin fell and local residents started to find relics from the Bronze Age and the early...

Wolin island

Museum of Slavic and Viking people shows a reconstruction of buildings from early Medieval times, dating from 9th to 11th century. It is a settlement which presents everyday life of people, it shows how they worked and lived. In the buildings, visitors can see and touch and experiment with exhibi...

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