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Poland is a traveler’s dream destination; full of history, culture and exciting attractions. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a great starting place for discerning tourists. The historic districts, Old Town and New Town are each impressive in their own right, and perfect for those wanting a feel for the country’s atmosphere. These areas also feature some of Warsaw’s most visited sights, such as the Presidential Palace, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising, and the Chopin Museum.

Another not-to-be-missed city in Poland is Krakow. The former home of Pope John Paul II, Krakow is also a noted UNESCO historic site. The city is full of historic attractions, such as Wawel Castle and a beautifully preserved Old Town area that went untouched during the destruction of World War II.

The city is also located close to the site of the concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau. Pay homage to this tragic chapter in world history by visiting these camps.
Zakopane, south of Krakow, is a beautiful area overflowing with natural splendor. The views from Mount Gubalowka and the charm of this historic area are legendary. This region also features the Tatra Museum and an enormous local market serving delectable regional dishes.

From the bustling streets of Warsaw and the historic beauty of Krakow to the serene vistas in Zakopane, PoIand truly offers something for everyone. Visitors will find Jewish culture, a wealth of tradition and an abundance of sites and attractions.

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip:

  • Poland is a member of the European Union, so citizens of EU member states can travel to Poland without a visa. Citizens of other countries will need to check the visa requirements for Poland.
  • The currency of Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN). Be sure to exchange your currency for Polish złoty before you go.
  • Poland has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and winters are cold. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing for the time of year you are traveling.
  • Polish is the official language of Poland. It is helpful to learn some basic Polish phrases before you go, but English is widely spoken in major tourist areas.

We hope this information is helpful. Have a great trip to Poland!

 

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