Go skiing in the Polish mountains, sail through our country in a canoe, fly through Europe’s state-of-the-art aerodynamic tunnels, and if you want more, discover Polish subterranean wonders.
12 destinations you should visit in 2019
Even if Lonely Planet chose Łódź as one of ten places to visit in 2019, you shouldn’t stop at it. To help you plan next year’s travels, we present you a subjective list of the 12 best places in Poland to visit in 2019. One trip for every month of the year!
Poland for the Youngest
Visiting Poland with a child is a good idea not only on Children's Day, but today, especially with our youngest readers in mind, we chose 10 unique child-friendly attractions from all parts of Poland. Enjoy!
Jurassic (Po) Land
Although traces of dinosaurs have been discovered on all continents, until recently, few people associated them with Poland. The bones of one dinosaur, found in Lisowice next to an enormous synapsid, have enriched not only the history of evolution, but also the "dinosaur" map of Poland. Take a look at the biggest – quite literally – secrets discovered in Silesia and the Świętokrzyskie Mountains in recent years.
Wrocław named European Best Destination of 2018
The south-western Polish city of Wrocław has been named the European Best Destination of 2018.
Wieliczka salt mine attracts record number of visitors in 2017
Over 1.7 million tourists from 200 countries visited the Wieliczka salt mine, outside the southern Polish city of Krakow in 2017, 200,000 more than in the previous year. "This is a historic record of attendance", Monika Szczepa from the mine told PAP.
Tarnowskie Gory historical silver mine a tourist hit in 2017
Nearly 90,000 tourists visited the historical silver mine in Tarnowskie Gory (southern Poland) in 2017. The mine was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 41st UNESCO World Heritage Committee sitting in Krakow in July.
Greater Poland’s Great Loop
Greater Poland’s Great Loop is a closed, almost 690-kilometre long inland waterway trail running along the Warta and Noteć, interconnecting lakes and waterways. On May 14th, the grand opening of the water sports season on the Loop will take place at the Ślesin marina. Water sports enthusiasts get ready!
Kayaking on the Drawa
The Drawa river is one of the most beautiful kayaking trails in Poland. The trail is named after Pope John Paul II – in his youth, the future Pope took several rallies down the river.
Through shafts and drifts
On 4 December, Polish miners celebrate St. Barbara’s Day – a traditional feast held by miners in honour of their patron saint. For this special day, we invite you to travel across Poland along a route punctuated by the most interesting historic mines.
An increasing number of routes running through cellars, mines, dungeons or caves are made available for sightseeing.
Draisine trips through the Bieszczady Mountains
Deserted for years, one of the most picturesque rail routes in Poland, Bieszczady No. 108 line from Zagórze to Krościenko on the border with Ukraine, has been given a new lease on life. The tracks are being used once again – this time by rail-cycle draisines.
Kayaking down the Bug River
The Bug River, a haven for wildlife, flows through the cultural borderlands and along the eastern border of the European Union.
Polish gliders reach new heights
Poland is one of the world’s leaders in aerobatic gliding, despite the fact that Poland’s gliders are better known internationally than in Poland itself, Maciej Pospieszyński, a two-time aerobatic gliding world champion tells Polska.pl.
Kitesurfers’ paradise on Hel
The Hel Peninsula is regarded as one of Europe’s best kitesurfing spots. Its local “surfer’s village” has developed a good reputation the world over.
In a land of thousands lakes
You could spend weeks sailing the Masurian lakes, connected by rivers and channels, but even a weekend will suffice to make you fall in love with one of the most beautiful inland sailing routes in Europe and a real treasure of Poland’s nature.
On horseback through Poland
The longest horse route in Europe, covering 1800 km, runs through the centre of Poland.
Rails, Ropes and Wheels: Poland’s Unique Waterway
Following a four-year renovation, the Elbląg Canal is once again open to tourists. It is the world's only waterway through which ships not only sail, but also ride – on rails.
Triathlon trend grips Poland
The triathlon is becoming increasingly popular across Poland. The world’s greatest triathletes will take part in Poland’s first IRONMAN event between 7 and 9 August in Gdynia.
Water stunts in the heart of Warsaw
The first cable wake park in Europe is up and running in Warsaw.
Poland is one of the few countries in Europe, where rare bird species have been preserved to the present day.
Kayaking through Poland
Kayaking enthusiasts in Poland can swim along picturesque, solitary routes on which wild vegetation and rare animals can be observed.
Where everyone can fly
Two state-of-the-art aerodynamic tunnels were opened in Poland in 2014 – in Leszno and near Warsaw
Sightseeing up in the clouds
Hot air balloon races in Poland have a long history. But strong-minded contestants are not the only people to float over Poland – tourists too can admire Polish landscapes from a balloon basket.
European capital of Nordic walking
Barlinek, the European Capital of Nordic Walking, attracts tourists with picturesque routes in the Barlinek Forest.
Sailing in the Great Lake District
The Masurian District is a genuine paradise for sailing enthusiasts – it is the biggest and the most interesting in terms of landscapes inland water region in the north–eastern Poland.
Cycling through Silesia on the trail of… witches
It is a bicycle route like no other. The 100 km stretch across a unique corner of Poland combines the beauty of nature with legends and thrilling history.
Ski touring around the Tatras
While some people prefer reaching the peaks of mountains in the comfort of ski-lifts, ski tourers choose to climb to the summit on their own accord, away from the commotion of crowded pistes
Gliding on skis
In Poland, skiers and skaters have embraced the unusual and are taking winter sports to a new level.