Over the past decade Poland has accelerated up the ranks to become a fantastic European travel destination. Although it is unlikely to be a top destination if you are seeking sun and beaches, what it lacks in this area it more than makes up for in history and culture.
Poland offers a huge amount of interest to tourists, especially if you are heading out to the country for a city break. There are many cities to choose from however the most popular destinations remain as the Capital city of Warsaw and the vibrant, popular city of Kraków to the south.
Wherever you stay in Poland you will be hard pressed not to immerse yourself in their history from both centuries ago to modern history. If heading south to Kraków be sure to spend some time learning about the persecution of the Jews and visiting the Oskar Schindler factory and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from the Nazi occupation.
|Currency||Polish złoty: zł (PLZ)|
|Time Zone||Central European Standard Time: GMT+1|
Central European Summer Time: GMT+2
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PROVINCES OF POLAND
Poland is made up of 16 provinces known as “voivodeships” within which there are 380 “powiats” (equivalent to UK counties) – these include 66 cities with dedicated powiat status.
PLACES TO VISIT IN POLAND
With so many powiats to explore in Poland you’ll have a tough decision knowing where to head to on a visit. For most first time holidaymakers and explorers however the most popular destinations remain as the capital city of Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków and Gdańsk.
Warsaw is the Capital City of Poland located in central-east Poland on the Vistula River. Warsaw is well worth a visit if you are seeking out a city break destination this year. With incredible architecture, history, modern shopping and incredible food, this city will satisfy your every need.
Although its not the Capital City, Kraków is arguably the most popular city to visit in Poland for a city break. Home to the Oskar Schindler factory and close to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Kraków is a popular destination for those seeking to learn about this country’s centuries of history.
POLAND TRAVEL GUIDES
Poland has a vast history that offers holidaymakers rich cultural experience. With 16 voivodeships and world-leading city break destinations such as Warsaw and Kraków be sure to plan your trip in advance with a Poland travel guide and not miss out on any of the key sights of this incredible country.
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The Capital City of Poland is Warsaw, located in east-central Poland on the Vistula River.