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Poland is located in central or central-east Europe depending on various qualifications. The area is slightly more than 312 thousand square kilometres. It is the eight biggest country in Europe (if we don’t count Russia). It has borders with 7 countries - Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany. The longest border line is with the Czech Republic - 796 km, the shortest with Lithuania - 104 km. In the north, Poland has 770 km of coastline on the Baltic Sea, in the south the borders are marked by the Carpathian and Sudetes ranges. From the east, the country is bordered by the Bug river line, and from the west by the Oder and Nysa Luzycka rivers. The country is inhabited by almost 38 million people which means it is the fifth biggest country of European Union and the 8th in Europe in general. It is a huge potential for growing economy and also tourism. Poland has many interesting tourist regions that are more readily visited by international tourists every year. Let’s discover the most interesting tourist regions of Poland for international tourists with ITS DMC Poland local travel agent.  

 

Main Polish tourist regions by ITS DMC Poland:

  1. Big cities
  2. Masuria
  3. Pomerania
  4. Lower Silesia
  5. Sudetes
  6. Tatras (Carpathians)

 

Big cities

International tourists most often enjoy sightseeing of the big Polish agglomerations. Here the first place at the podium for years has belonged to the former capital of Poland Cracow. Enlisted at UNESCO World Heritage List with multitude of historical monuments and modern interesting and interactive museums, usually is the first place that tourists visit in Poland. Next in line, international tourists choose Tri-city agglomeration of Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk, the Polish capital city Warsaw (UNESCO Old Town), next Poznan, Torun (UNESCO Medieval Old Town), Wroclaw, Lodz and Lublin. All of them have much to offer in terms of picturesque old towns, historical monuments, museums and top-class cuisine. ITS Poland especially recommends reserving more time to sightsee also Wroclaw vicinity as Lower Silesia region is particularly interesting in terms of tourist spots and Cracow vicinity offers many UNESCO enlisted attractions.

 

Masuria

It is the biggest and most interesting lake land in Poland. In Mazury Lake District lakes cover 7% of the whole area. Here tourists can find two of the biggest Polish lakes Sniardwy and Mamry. Apart from them the region boasts the most famous tourist basins such as: Niegocin, Nidzkie Lake, Ros and Talty. There are 2 700 lakes that are bigger than 1 hectare here. In the area we will also be able to observe the most interesting Polish mammals such as: a European bison, moos, beaver, deer, wild boar, hare, wolf, lynx, fox, and badger. In Masuria region there are many sailing trails, kayaking routs and trekking trails. The area is the Makkah of sailors and fishing enthusiasts.

 

Pomerania

It is the coastal region of Poland in the north part of the country that is characterised by white sandy beaches, spits and coastal lakes. The most precious natural elements can be found at Hel Split, in Slowinski and Wolinsk National Parks. The biggest and most interesting tourist cities and towns include: Szczecin, Swinoujscie, Miedzyzdroje, Kolobrzeg, Ustka, Mielno, Koszalin, Hel, Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk. ITS DMC Poland suggests visiting Slowinski National Park that has magnificent moving dunes on which tourists feel like on a desert that is enlisted as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

 

Lower Silesia

It is a region situated in the south west Poland with its capital in Wroclaw. Wroclaw has many interesting attractions itself: one of the biggest European Zoos, UNESCO enlisted Centennial Hall, beautiful old town advertised as a city with one thousand bridges and many interesting museums. On the other hand, in close vicinity of Wroclaw tourist can find beautiful wooden Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor also enlisted by UNESCO and dozens of castles and palaces. Just to name a few most important, we can find here Ksiaz Castle, Kliczkow Palace, Kamieniec Zabkowicki Palace, Wojanow Palace or castles of Grodziec, Czocha or Bolkow and many others. Here tourist can also discover old castles and palaces in the Valley of Palaces and Gardens. ITS DMC Poland mostly recommends visiting Ksiaz Castle with the underground route, stables, palm house and beautiful Walbrzych town situated among Walbrzych mountains.

 

Sudetes

This second largest mountain range in Poland is situated in the south of Lower Silesia region mentioned above. The main parts of Sudetes vary a lot and offer diverse panoramas to all mountain lovers. Here tourists most often visit Sowie Mountains, Karkonosze Mountains and Izera Mountains. Trekking lovers usually visit Snieznik Massif, Sniezka, Szrenica and Sniezne Kotly Summits. People that are not so much into walking usually visit waterfalls of Kamienczyk, Szklarka and Podgornej and towns such as Szklarska Poreba, or Karpacz. At the eastern end of Sudetes tourists also really enjoy to visit Klodzka Valley with numerous resorts based on healing waters. ITS DMC Poland especially recommends visiting Niedzwiedzia Cave with beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars in this part of the country.

 

Tatras

The most important region in Poland for mountain tourism is the Carpathians. They are Alpine type of mountains really popular among tourist. The most important centre is Zakopane town and its vicinity. The Carpathian Foreland is also popular among tourists and includes hilly areas of the High Beskid, the Silesian Beskid, the Low Beskid, the Bieszczady Mountains and the Podhale Basin. The natural environment of the Carpathians is protected in the national parks: Babiogorski, Pieninski, Tatrzanski, Bieszczadzki and Magorski. 5 national parks in the area just prove how naturally precious this area is. Tourists will find here numerous walking, cycling and horse-riding trails. ITS DMC Poland also highly advises visiting new thermal complexes located in Zakopane area. 

 

Summing up, Poland is a really interesting country for all tourists that are adventurous enough to discover the newer European Union countries. It is also very friendly to tourists as for the Poles hospitality is one of the main national features. Therefore, most tourists find this country very welcoming and surprising in terms of economical advancements. You clearly should visit Poland on your own and built your own opinion about the attractions of this country. If you plan a visit in Poland, feel free to contact professional group advisors in ITS DMC Poland who will happily help you to plan and organise your Polish adventure.

 

Author: Agnieszka Szwedzińska

Date 14.05.2021

      

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