In Poland, we have everything: beautiful coastal beaches and sand dunes, glacier-carved lake districts, lowlands as flat as a pancake, splendid forests, old and new mountains (including the only table-like mountains in Europe!), even a desert. Just you try to say that Poland does not live in wealth!
How to get there? Where to stay? What to watch out for? With this practical guide, sightseeing in Poland will be a pleasure.
Europe’s geographical centre is near Warsaw,so it’s only right to say that all roads lead to Poland. Visit us and discover Poland for yourself!
By air, Warsaw is only an hour away from most European capitals. You can take a quick and convenient flight to several Polish cities, including those which are especially popular with tourists.
In Poland you drive on the right-hand side of the road. The network of motorways and expressways is expanding all the time; you will have no difficulty renting a car.
Poland is crisscrossed by almost 20,000 km of railroad tracks. You can reach our country by train directly from such cities as Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Budapest, Moscow and Kyiv.
Our major ports are Gdansk, Gdynia, Szczecin and Swinoujscie. Poland has a number of convenient ferry connections, including with Scandinavia. Yachts from all over the world are increasingly calling at our ports.
In Poland, you can see Europe’s biggest shifting sand dunes, walk through a labyrinth carved out in stone, and come across a bison in the last primary forest on our continent. Discover some of the Polish national parks. More you will find in the National Parks section.
In Poland, you will find kilometres of ski slopes, horse riding trails, kayak trips down the rivers, tourist trails, bicycle trails and much more. You can begin by trying out one of the trails below. Learn more by visiting the Urban tourism, Active leisure and Nature sections.
Trail of Copernicus
Nearly 300 km long, this trail will take you back in time as it centres around the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who “stopped the Sun and moved the Earth”. You can visit places where the acclaimed scientist lived, studied and worked at the turn of the 15th century.
The Teutonic Order has left behind a great many of Gothic buildings and fortified castles. The best preserved ones, such as the famous castle of Malbork, continue to impress to this day. Set off on the trail to experience the spirit of the Middle Ages!
This is one of the oldest tourist routes in Poland. It brings together key monuments dating back to the beginnings of the Polish state and the Piast dynasty. Along this trail you will find out more about our eminent rulers, get to know legends about Poland, and explore some valuable monuments.