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Most Amazing places in Poland. What does it for you?


ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
16 Jul 2008 /  #31
I enjoyed Krakow, most of what Miranda says it all really, but I did enjoy sitting in the park watching the world go by, it's quite strange how you can be on a crowded street and then have some peace and quiet only 2 minutes walk away...remarkable place..

I did enjoy the salt mines and I do think what they have done is quite wonderful but I suppose the tour lasted a little bit too long for my liking and I got a bit bored towards the end...nonetheless, it's well worth a visit if you are in that neck of the woods.

I also enjoyed Wraclaw, lovely churches and architecture with friendly people.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
16 Jul 2008 /  #32
One of the Europe's best places for ski

??? zakopane???? i'm no aficianado but you might want to re-evaluate that one.

I'm a big wrocław fan, i love the Beskidy area, mazury is also lovely . i really need to go north more often.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #33
??? zakopane???? i'm no aficianado but you might want to re-evaluate that one.

Why should he re-evaluate? I love Zakopane. I'm not creating a debate topic here. If you like it ..post it.

Has anyone been to Podzamcze?
miranda  
16 Jul 2008 /  #34
Podzamcze?

this word has more than one meaning. specify the area of Poland please.

BTW castle in Kurnik around Poznan is nice too.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #35
this word has more than one meaning. specify the area of Poland please.

My bad, it was supposed to be Podzamcze castle (or Grodzieniec Castle ) :)

Yes, the Kornik castle is overlooked as well as Rogalin palace.

The Kornik castle is very cool. I'm in love with the fantastic woodwork inside. The floors are simply amazing. I will update with photos after work :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Jul 2008 /  #36
I have several from kolobrzeg. I may be back next month....one of the BAltic beaches anyway

God I am soooo jealous.

I've travelled to a lot of places over the years... all round Europe, N. America, Asia and have only recently discovered Kolobrzeg and am enchanted by the place <dreamy expression>
plk123 8 | 4,148  
16 Jul 2008 /  #37
Śnieżka area is one of my all time fav spots.

Dolny Staw - Schronisko

and one of the valleys that leads out of Zakopane into the Tatras. I can't remember the name. prądnik maybe.

Hel penninsula is killer too.

kazimierz dolny is a super weekend get-away, for sure.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #38
discovered Kolobrzeg and am enchanted by the place <dreamy expression>

It's beautiful, but you should also wander east up the coast and check out all of the other little beach towns. Gąski is cool, but small. Excellent Gofry though :)

Hel penninsula is killer too.

I;'m goint to try to make this place in Aug :) I think it was rated PL #1 beach.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Jul 2008 /  #39
It's beautiful, but you should also wander east up the coast and check out all of the other little beach towns. Gąski is cool, but small. Excellent Gofry though :)

Cheers for the top tips.

I want to get back to the Baltic coast soon. Mr LC is a bit concerned by this obsession LOL!

Just been on the phone talking to somebody there... and I feel a bit down that I'm stuck here in London <sigh>
miranda  
16 Jul 2008 /  #40
The Kornik castle is very cool. I'm in love with the fantastic woodwork inside. The floors are simply amazing. I will update with photos after work :)

right it is Kornik. Thanks. Pics are always welcome:)
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
16 Jul 2008 /  #41
Why should he re-evaluate

it's beautiful for sure but not one of the best places to ski in europe imho.
but ok, i'll defer to the spirit of the thread and cease with my blasphemy:(
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #42
not one of the best places to ski in europe imho

I agree 100%, but if he likes it...whatever. I honestly don't like snowboarding anywhere in PL due to the fact that there's no off piste, but I go for the fun/getaway anyhoo.

i'll defer to the spirit of the thread and cease with my blasphemy

No biggie, I just don't want this to turn out like every other topic.
miranda  
16 Jul 2008 /  #43
(or Grodzieniec Castle ) :

or Ogrodzieniec castle

If that is the case: Look up "szlak orlich gniazd". it is a name for a number of old castles in the Krakow Czestochowa region and I might have been to Orgodzieniec if that is the case.

It would be good to see most of them.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Jul 2008 /  #44
I guess the time of year that you visit a place also has some kind of bearing on how you feel about it...

I enjoyed Krakow in Winter - I had a lot of fun wandering around in the darkness trying to decide which little basement bar or jazz cafes to check out next.

Not sure whether it would be as much fun in Summer.
Jova - | 172  
16 Jul 2008 /  #45
The area of Morskie Oko and Czarny Staw. Breathtaking views. Not far from Zakopane.

Even though I still prefer the seaside ;)





OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #46
I enjoyed Krakow in Winter

Honestly, I love Poland during the winter. I enjoy photography and really like taking B&W pics of the city.

If that is the case: Look up "szlak orlich gniazd

Thanks M :) This may be a place for me to see my next trip.
Lir  
16 Jul 2008 /  #47
little basement bar or jazz cafes

I so loved the basement bars when I visited Krakow some time ago. The atmosphere is just great. I bought a modern, contemporary painting in Krakow too !

:)
masks98 27 | 289  
16 Jul 2008 /  #48
Have a favorite site masks?

Not yet really, I haven't been around much I like Zamosc, it's sweet renaissance town with a nice history, I liked biking around the town, too bad I got shouted at by some drunk kids, in the forest though...( Sorry I had to slip that in) But yeah, overall 'd say Zamosc, I liked it better then Augustow, which is nice as well...
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #49
You should hop a train one day and explore PL with a bud or sth. I like some of these really small country towns.

I haven't been to Zamosc...yet :)

I've updated a few of the above post with pics. Here are a few more:

Poznan:
One of my favorite in Poznan, but I keep forgetting to get the name of it :)

Mielenko:

St . Kinga Chapel: Wieliczka salt mine

Wieliczka::

Zakopane:
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Jul 2008 /  #50
Awww... those pics are a sight for sore eyes.

I've been stuck at my desk for 16 hours today, and seeing those has just prompted me to take a peek at the Ryan Air website ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #51
One of the things that amazed me is the crazy tour thing in Nowa Huta, Krakow.
I really think this is genius idea and before you all start having a go at me, I am not affiliated with it, infact I have never been on it, I am planning to go on it with a particular friend.

Anyway Nowa Huta was the communist ideal and people from central Krakow used to think it was a dump 6 years ago. They have apparently turned the tour into one of the must see things in Poland, see https://polishforums.com/archives/2005-2009/uk-ireland/poland-michael-palin-visits-14922/

The lads have turned communism on its head and are making money from it. And have over shadowed Krakow and all it's grandeur for something genuinely unique (I hope). It is incomprehensible for westerners to know what it was like during communism. And unless you have to go to offices here, it might be a chance to see communism "at work". I love these things, unique people using disadvantages to their advantage.
miranda  
16 Jul 2008 /  #52
Thanks M :) This may be a place for me to see my next trip.

could be interesting. It is a strech of 160 km. Pretty interesting and most of them are located on the highest point of the area, so you have a great 360 degree view.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Jul 2008 /  #53
One of the things that amazed me is the crazy tour thing in Nowa Huta, Krakow.

It is a bloody amazing trip (and I am not affliated to the guys either). We were driven around by this young guy (that makes me sound ancient LOL!) who was a history student - really passionate about the history from that era.

We went out for a drive around the steel works. Now I know a thing or two about steel, but I was blown away by the sheer awesomeness (hahaha, trying to find a better word there) of it.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2008 /  #54
It is a bloody amazing trip (and I am not affliated to the guys either).

It doesn't matter here. It's what I was looking for anyway. If this has impacted you more than other places, it may be worth me seeing. I have a couple of motives with theis topic. It helps others visualize the awesome sights of Poland and it's going to give me ideas of where I may frolic to during my visit.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
17 Jul 2008 /  #55
That's a good point.

The funny thing is that when I think of Krakow, my first impression is to sigh and think of the stag party crowds and masses of tourists buying plastic dragons at Wawel Hill.

But looking at individual aspects, like the Crazy Tours of Nowa Huta and the jazz clubs on Florianska, and actually, I really do have a soft spot for Krakow... I guess it's just nowhere near as intense my current obsession with the Baltic Coast ;)

Polish National Tourism Office has started publishing a monthly magazine that focuses on different aspects of Poland. Lots of interesting articles, well written and uncovering Poland's "hidden gems".

discoverpl.com
brazilii 8 | 97  
17 Jul 2008 /  #56
my current obsession with the Baltic Coast

If you like Baltic Coast you should go to Chalupy. It`s really nice place and in summer time they have Kitesurfing competition.
Personally, I love all the way to Hel :)

Great post Zgubiony!
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
17 Jul 2008 /  #57
my current obsession with the Baltic Coast ;)

Geezus dont tell everyone!!!

Chalupy

Bladdy ell mate its only small - too many people there already!!!!
brazilii 8 | 97  
17 Jul 2008 /  #58
Bladdy ell mate its only small - too many people there already!!!!

It's cute and the beach is perfect. I've been there few times and couldn't see too many people. Maybe it's because I live in London and lost the notion what overcrowd places are :)
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
17 Jul 2008 /  #59
Were you there to party - thats when it really crowds up
miranda  
17 Jul 2008 /  #60
LC - check out Grzybowo beach, which is just around the corner from Kolobrzeg.

I guess you need to drive there, so having a car would be handy. Th beaches are nice and much less crowded and for the night life hit back to Kolobrzeg - gee, I almost grew up there:)

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