Tourism in Poland
> Tourism in Poland
Poland is interesting for everyone who wants to visit old cities, pubs, culture and a picturesque landscape varying from sea shores to mountains for an affordable price.
Tourism in Poland includes visits to big and old cities like the capital Warsaw with its castle and its old town, its parks and boulevards. Other famous and old cities are Cracow with its cathedral and its old town, the medieval Hanseatic city of Gdansk (Danzig), the old city of Wroclaw with its famous cathedral, the harbour city of Szczecin (Stettin) or Lublin with its impressing Jewish history. The bigger Polish cities are especially interesting for bagpackers because of their young population, affordable cultural events and many pubs.
The Mazury lake district in northeastern Poland with its picturesque villages and Malbork castle is also worth a visit. South of Bialystok one can find the Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO Heritage Site and nature preserve where Eastern European bison may be found.
There are several sea resorts on the coast of Baltic Sea like Wolin island, which is located close to the German border, and the coast of Pomerania.
In southern Poland there are resorts for skiing and hiking in Karkonosze mountains, which is part of the Sudeten mounain range. Karkonosze includes the touristical centre of Karpacz. Another famous resort for skiing and hiking is Zakopane in the Tatra mountain range.
Every major Polish city has an airport with connecting services with the Frederick Chopin International Airport in Warsaw. For travelling in Poland the PKP's intercity train network or PKS's overland bus service are both comfortable options. Since the fall of communism roads in Poland are improving. There is acceptable tourist infrastructure, especially in larger cities, on Wolin island, and in the resorts in the Karkonosze and Zakopane mountains.