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Best places to visit in Poland

PennBoy 76 | 2,436
23 Dec 2010 #31
Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk

Krakow is nice but i dunno the colors of the buildings seam dull and boring, Gdansk and Wroclaw have much nicer old towns.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
23 Dec 2010 #32
if you don't spend it, you take it back home with you.

and we both know, he'll most likely blow it all, lol

Gdansk and Wroclaw have much nicer old towns.

absolutely agree with you here.
musicwriter 5 | 87
23 Dec 2010 #33
Warsaw is a dirty city and the vislaw is a very poluted river.

I believe the English name for the Wisła is Vistula.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
23 Dec 2010 #34
Licheń... to see the full madness of Polish catholicism.
Ksysia 25 | 430
23 Dec 2010 #35
Bieszczady and the San River.

DO NOT, under any circumstances, leave the hostel without map, compass and a mobile, and DO NOT, EVER, leave the clearly marked trail. This area is not densely populated, and noone will find you if you get lost.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
23 Dec 2010 #36
A bear might ;)
imagegroup 1 | 9
28 Dec 2010 #37
Have visited several places in Poland all are fantastic. Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, Wroclaw, Krakow and Zakopane
Going back to Gdansk in Spring, looking forward to it. If you want to see our photo's go to
10 Jul 2011 #38
Top places to visit in Poland/tourism in Poland

I am going to visit Poland soon and am starting to plan places to visit. Anyone know some "must see" places i should go or some "off the radar" places to visit. Also what is the overall mood of Poles towards tourists? Would you say that they are fairly welcomed? And also I was going to bring my kids and wife so I need to make sure everyone stays safe. Are there any dangerous places in particular? Thanks for the travel advice and I look forward to visiting the land of my ancestors!
pip 10 | 1,659
10 Jul 2011 #39
Dangerous places? Probably the same as every other country in the world- travel smart and you will be fine.

Krakow is must see, I like Torun, the Tricity area is gorgeous- particularly Gdansk. If you can make it to the peninsula the take a drive to Hel- it is nice.

Malbork is great.

that is a start anyway.
southern 75 | 7,096
10 Jul 2011 #40
and wife

In order to enjoy Poland you need first to send your wife to Belarus.
Natasa 1 | 580
10 Jul 2011 #41
Why not Germany? It is close.
Belarus seems like more dangerous place for one unchained wife, than Germany.
Women are safe there. Sex will not happen. Shops are full. Potent.

Or am I wrong?
southern 75 | 7,096
10 Jul 2011 #42
Maybe he wants to avoid seeing his wife coming back with 5 Germans under her leash.
Natasa 1 | 580
10 Jul 2011 #43
You are right, but they might come in handy, they are practical, good with numbers (simple calculus ;)), excellent in reinigung and putzen, they don't talk much, and they are ueberhoeflich. Strong and hardworking, fleissig. The only problem is they shouldn't be together, they tend to be creative in groups (it usually gravitates around creating new borders for their Reich...) ;););)

Singled out they are perfect ;)
booptastic84 - | 1
5 Sep 2011 #44

Hello everyone, me and my partner love Poland, we have been to Krackow, Szczecin, Torun, Leszno, Zakopane (sorry if i have spelt any wrong) and we loved them all, now we have decided to visit Poland for 2 weeks in May/June 2012, Gdansk is definitely on the itinerary and so is Torun, however we are not sure where else to go and thought you guys could help.

Like i said we are going for 2 weeks, however we dont want to spend half our time on trains :-), i love pretty scenic places with culture, lakes basically stunning views and my partner loves Speedway (żużel), so we hope to get a bit of both in the time we have.

We are also learning polish (or im trying to) and thinking of moving to Poland, also my partner is thinking about teaching English over there, its all a pipe dream at the minute but if we can get a better understanding of the Country and the different places it will help us to make a decision, plus i am a nanny and im not sure how i would get on job wise in Poland.

Anyway im going to stop rambling and hopefully i will get a few answers on some lovely places to visit in Poland and get the ball rolling.

Thank you
delphiandomine 88 | 18,446
5 Sep 2011 #45
plus i am a nanny and im not sure how i would get on job wise in Poland.

In Warsaw, you could make a killing if you have all the professional papers from the UK - an English nanny is seen as very posh right now.
gumishu 13 | 6,113
5 Sep 2011 #46
If you are in Gdańsk you should visit Malbork nearby a former seat of the Teutonic Order which hosts an impressive medieaval castle and a museum - I am not sure about the end of May but June should be good enough to visit Kanał Elbląski: - you can consider going further east to see the Great Mazurian Lakes (the biggest things in Poland) with the Wolfschanze (Hitler's Headquaters - in ruins mostly) nearby - if you already venture to Mazury the next logical step is the Białowieża Forest: (you can definitely find much more specific tourist information about the places on the internet in English)

again back to Gdańsk area - there is very nice vicinity in Pojezierze Kaszubskie near Gdańsk (Kartuzy are - lakes, hills, forests) and also the Słowiński National Park on the coast (big wandering dunes, a big lake and the Baltic)

as for speedway - well there is a speedway club in Gdańsk (Lotos Rafineria Gdańsk I guess) but I am not sure if they are in the top Polish division at the moment
pip 10 | 1,659
5 Sep 2011 #47
I am partial to the hel peninsula- the open side of the baltic is gorgeous. there will not be a lot of people up there then- the weather is really fresh at this time too. I have a rental property in Puck that is on the beach in a new construction apartment if you are interested.
gumishu 13 | 6,113
5 Sep 2011 #48
there is a top speedway league club in Toruń though (Unibax Toruń) (Bydgoszcz used to be in the Speedway Ekstraliga too- but from what I read now they have fallen to the lower leagues - Bydgoszcz is the birthplace of Tomasz Gollob.

Słowiński National Park in Poland
noreenb 7 | 557
5 Sep 2011 #49
Maybe Olsztyn.

Wroclaw Boy
5 Sep 2011 #50
Zakopane is the best place to visit in Poland by a long shot.
Sebastian 6 | 108
5 Sep 2011 #51
The three best places to go when in Poland are Krakow, Zakopane, and Wroclaw. Krakow, IMO, is in the top 10 most beautiful cities in Europe. Amazing old town, Wieliczka, Kazimierz and Wawel is a big sight to see, the crown jewel of the city. A lot of things to do, great pubs, and good restaurants.

Zakopane is also a must see when in Poland. Its around a one hour drive from Krakow, so you should go. The tatra mountains are beautiful. They may not be as big or impressive as the Alps, but its still a sight to see. I loved the town of zakopane with the wooden architecture.

Wroclaw is a nice Polish city as well, but there is not as much to do compared to Krakow. Personally speaking, cities like Gdansk, Sopot, Lublin, Zamosc are nice cities, but they are nothing too special. Those cities only need a day each.
scottie1113 7 | 898
5 Sep 2011 #52
So true. the Old Town in Gdansk is unique because of it's architechture. And on the way to Hel, stop in Jastalnia. I like it better than Hel.
micheljonson - | 2
16 Sep 2011 #53
Merged: Some tourist spots in poland

Poland is my favorite place, i have a great desire to come there, so this is my request to all Poland residents that give me some information about tourists spots of there.
MyMom 6 | 137
16 Sep 2011 #54
What are you interested in? History, architecture, lakes, mountains, post industrial wasteland, prostitutes, getting drunk and running naked?
coppermouse 16 | 62
20 Sep 2011 #55
My favorite places were Zakopane, Weliczka (not sure about spelling it is an ancient salt mine) and Krakow
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
20 Sep 2011 #56
Definitely not Rudy Chebrze ;)

No votes for Radom, Wałbrzych or Kielce?? These people haven't lived ;)

I would never recommend Warsaw as a "first place to visit in Poland", but I've spent a lot of time there, and I like it. But I've spent most of my life in rough, tough, crime-ridden cities, so maybe that's why I feel at home - places which get given names like "Shottingham" or "Gunchester", places where people riot just because some gangster gets killed, places where it's grimey pon road and u kno dat blud ;) I even used to live around the corner from So Solid Crew and we know what they were like, so I can easily deal with the Commie blocks, relentless leafleters, Mafia-funded DVD sellers, skinny tirówki and dodgy karki everywhere... so it's still like a vicar's tea party compared to being white and wandering around Tottenham dressed in fluoro clothing, looking for an illegal rave at 2am on a Sunday morning, while spaced-out of your brains on high grade :-) And my uncle cooks me dinner whenever I'm in Bielany, which rules. lol :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Sep 2011 #57
How about Zielona Góra? I'm thinking of going there this week. Isn't Admin from there?
beckski 12 | 1,617
21 Sep 2011 #58
What are you interested in? History, architecture, lakes, mountains

All of the subjects above share my interest in Poland ;)
loc_kanika - | 19
21 Sep 2011 #59
Have you seen Malbork Castle in Poland-
It's truly an artistic brilliance-
beckski 12 | 1,617
22 Sep 2011 #60
Have you seen Malbork Castle in Poland-

Gothic gem is a perfect description :)

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