Poland is an exciting country that offers many great holiday opportunities. This beautiful eastern country is part of the European Union and offers beautiful scenery, great beaches and interesting cities with cultural attractions. The many traditional cities such as Krakow, Poznan and Gdansk capture the essence of Polish culture and offer a unique atmosphere.
The north of Poland offers great experiences and a pleasant climate along the beautiful sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea coast. Many of the hotels along the coast offer fantastic wellness facilities, making the northernmost part of the country a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy a hike on the long beaches at your own pace and if you're lucky you might find some amber pieces. The seaside resorts of Kolobrzeg and Szczecin are also popular tourist destinations. Close to the German border, Szczecin is also the largest port city on the Baltic Sea. Along the coast you will also find the town of Darlowo and here you can visit the impressive Darlowo Castle, which belonged to King Erik of Pomerania, who spent the last 10 years of his life here. For a different experience, enjoy an organ concert in the beautiful Gothic cathedral in Kamien Pomorski. The church can be traced back to the 12th century and under its floor are buried several West Pomeranian princes and the bishops of Kamien. You can also take a trip to Gdańsk, an old Pomeranian port town at the former mouth of the River Wisla. Gdańsk is the capital of the Voivodeship of Pomerania region and has almost half a million inhabitants. The city was founded back in 997 and has many beautiful buildings and sights. You can visit the large Church of St. Mary, the city's impressive Town Hall or the famous crane on the waterfront.
If you go on a self-drive holiday to southern Poland, you can experience the beautiful nature, the magnificent mountains and this part of the country offers many opportunities for mountain hiking and other physical activities in nature. You can visit Bieszczady National Park, the third largest in the country. Wildlife is rich here, with several species of endangered animals thriving in the area, including bears, wolves, wildcats, wild boars, beavers, otters and deer, as well as elk and European bison. The park also contains interesting bird species, including eagles and owls, and is also home to Aesculapian snakes. You can also go on a city break and visit the beautiful old city of Krakow. The city is the former capital of Poland, the country's second largest city and has previously been named Europe's Capital of Culture. Krakow boasts a beautiful old town which is incredibly well preserved and contains buildings dating back to the 12th century, the city is also an old royal city offering a wealth of cultural experiences and you can easily get around the city by tram. Just 15 km outside Krakow you will find the exciting Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a very popular destination, with over 1 million visitors each year. In the mine you will find beautiful wooden carvings and three very beautiful underground chapels. If you like historical experiences, a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp is recommended. Auschwitz is located west of Krakow and is one of the most famous concentration camps preserved and stands as a clear testimony to the horrific extermination of Jews and crimes against humanity.
A self-drive holiday to Poland offers cultural, natural and beautiful experiences. The possibilities in Poland are many. So whether you want a cultural and historical holiday, a city break or a wellness break by the sea, you'll find the options here. Visit this beautiful country and come home rich in cultural experiences.
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