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Visit Poland

Poland offers beautiful views of the Baltic Sea. It has faced challenging times throughout its history, but that has helped the country become one of the strongest members of Europe.

It is a deeply religious nation, which means many of the most important public holidays coincide with the Catholic calendar. Festivals that involve Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost allow visitors to explore local flavors and customs. Each community tends to have a festival for their patron saint as well, which offers an opportunity to enjoy this culture throughout the year.

The countryside of Poland is relatively untouched compared to other European nations. You’ll find forests, beautiful valleys, and towering mountain ranges to explore. Trails for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding are readily available.

You can even explore the oldest salt mine in the world, which has been in continuous operation since the 13th century. Enjoy some local gingerbread, relax in a Gothic city, or get acquainted with the Renaissance. The choice is up to you.

The history of Poland has created a unique culture of museums and galleries that let visitors know even more about the people of this great nation and its landscapes. You’ll find infamous locations to explore, such as Auschwitz, along with the unspoiled beauty of a woodland like Bialowieza National Park.

Poland really is a one-of-a-kind experience.

From the world heritage sites in Warsaw and Cracow to the hard-working cities of Gdansk and Poznan, Poland offers something for everyone to enjoy. Wide parks, open seas, and inviting mountains are mixed with the castles and cathedrals to create a memorable holiday. Make your way here and you will not be disappointed.

Travel and vacation in Poland

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City Guides

Barlinek

#Barlinek Visit Barlinek You’ll find the small town of Barlinek in Mysliborz County, which is in Northwestern Poland. It offers the visitor a history that dates...

Bialystok

#Bialystok Visit Bialystok Located along the banks of the Biala river, Bialystok provides much of the character one can experience with a visit to northeastern Poland....

Bielsko-Biala

#Bielsko-Biala Visit Bielsko-Biala Found in southern Poland, Bielsko-Biala came together as a result of Austria-Hungary dissolving in 1918. Both cities, along the Biala River, came into...

Bydgoszcz

#Bydgoszcz Visit Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg) is a city that is rich in architecture. You’ll find everything from modernist and Art Nouveau to neo-Gothic and Baroque...

Cracow

#Cracow Visit Cracow Krakow has always been in the forefront of educational opportunities in Poland, and that is most certainly still the case today. The city itself...

Czestochowa

#Czestochowa Visit Czestochowa Czestochowa is notable for its Pauline monasatery of Jasna Gora. This monasatery is the home of the Black Madonna. This icon of Virgin...

Good to know

Coronavirus & travel restrictions Poland

#Coronavirus Poland Coronavirus status - Poland How is the coronavirus situation in Poland ? See the statistics for the country in confirmed and present active Covid-19...

Dentist in Poland

Dentist in Poland Vacation and dentist at the same time ? You can do both !  Going abroad for cheaper dental treatment is increasingly popular. Many...

Discover Poland In Narrated Video

#Poland Poland Video Discover Poland With Guide Why You Should Visit Poland ! The top search results for visiting Poland actually provide you with reasons why you should...

Emergency numbers Poland

999 – Ambulance 998 – Fire Brigade 997 – Police 986 – Municipal Wardens From Mobile telephone 112 - All emergencies Mountain rescue service (GOPR) + 48 601 100 300 Water rescue...

Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankNamePop.State
1Warsaw1.706.624Masovian
2Kraków766.583Lesser Poland
3Łódź753.192Łódź
4Wrocław632.930Lower Silesian
5Poznań567.932Greater Poland
6Gdańsk458.717Pomeranian
7Szczecin410.811West Pomeranian
8Bydgoszcz361.222Kuyavian Pomeranian
9Lublin351.806Lublin
10Katowice317.220Lublin
11Białystok294.143Podlaskie
12Gdynia250.242Pomeranian
13Częstochowa242.300Silesian
14Radom224.857Masovian
15Sosnowiec222.586Silesian
16Toruń206.619Kuyavian-Pomeranian
17Kielce205.902Świętokrzyskie
18Gliwice197.393Silesian
19Zabrze189.062Silesian
20Bytom184.765Silesian
21Olsztyn175.710Warmian-Masurian
22Bielsko-Biała175.690Silesian
23Rzeszów166.454Subcarpathian
24Ruda Śląska144.584Silesian
25Rybnik141.080Silesian
26Tychy 129.776Silesian
27Dąbrowa Górnicza128.795Silesian
28Płock126.968Masovian
29Opole126.748Opole
30Elbląg126.710Warmian-Masurian
31Gorzów Wielkopolski125.411Lubusz
32Wałbrzych123.635Lower Silesian
33Włocławek118.432Kuyavian-Pomeranian
34Zielona Góra117.523Lubusz
35Tarnów116.118Lesser Poland
36Chorzów113.678Silesian
37Kalisz108.031Greater Poland
38Koszalin107.376West Pomeranian
39Legnica104.754Lower Silesian
40Grudziądz99.090Kuyavian-Pomeranian
41Słupsk97.419Pomeranian
42Jaworzno96.600Silesian
43Jastrzębie Zdrój93.939Silesian
44Jelenia Góra86.220Lower Silesian
45Nowy Sącz84.468Lesser Poland
46Konin80.140Greater Poland
47Piotrków Trybunalski78.475Łódź
48Siedlce76.939Masovian
49Lubin76.306Lower Silesian
50Inowrocław75.681Kuyavian-Pomeranian
51Mysłowice74.912Silesian
52Piła74.687Greater Poland
53Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski73.111Świętokrzyskie
54Ostrów Wielkopolski72.360Greater Poland
55Siemianowice Śląskie71.621Silesian
56Stargard Szczeciński70.217West Pomeranian
57Pabianice69.842Łódź
58Gniezno69.732Greater Poland
59Suwałki69.281Podlaskie
60Głogów68.297Lower Silesian
61Chełm67.782Lublin
62Przemyśl66.867Subcarpathian
63Zamość66.375Lublin
64Tomaszów Mazowiecki66.232Łódź
65Stalowa Wola64.988Subcarpathian
66Kędzierzyn-Koźle65.161Opole
67Leszno64.057Greater Poland
68Łomża63.036Podlaskie
69Żory62.008Silesian
70Bełchatów61.496Łódź
71Mielec61.005Subcarpathian
72Tarnowskie Góry60.975Silesian
73Tczew60.271Pomeranian
74Świdnica59.998Lower Silesian
75Piekary Śląskie59.061Silesian
76Będzin58.639Silesian
77Zgierz58.164Łódź
78Biała Podlaska57.783Lublin
79Racibórz56.919Silesian
80Ełk56.698Warmian-Masurian
81Pruszków55.621Masovian
82Świętochłowice54.525Silesian
83Ostrołęka54.109Masovian
84Starachowice52.614Świętokrzyskie
85Zawiercie52.435Silesian
86Legionowo51.058Masovian
87Tarnobrzeg49.771Subcarpathian
88Puławy49.386Lublin
89Wodzisław Śląski49.132Silesian
90Radomsko49.073Łódź

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish
January 1New Year's Day
January 6Epiphany
VariableEasterSunday
VariableEaster Monday
May 1May Day
May 3Constitution Day
VariablePentecostSunday
VariableCorpus Christi
.August 15Assumption
November 1All Saints' Day
November 11Independence Day
December 25ChristmasDay
December 26Second Day of Christmastide

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Best of Poland

What makes Poland stand out as a destination is its resilience and personal pride. There is a level of independence found here that is refreshing and inviting. This attitude also provides the foundation for the vibrancy and culture found in many of the country’s top sites.

If you are thinking about a tour of Poland, here are some of the best options to consider adding to your itinerary.

#1. Wawel Castle

Initially built in the 13th century, this Gothic castle is the home of some of Poland’s rarest artifacts. Here you will be able to find a preserved piece of the Polish royal crown. The stunning Szczerbiec coronation sword is here as well. You’ll find extensive grounds to explore, plenty of open space, and an inviting atmosphere.

#2. Auschwitz

Poland provides powerful experiences to those who love to wander. It has also seen some of the world’s greatest tragedies. One of its most humbling and emotional sites is the infamous Nazi concentration camp located near Oswiecim. More than 25 million people come here each here to pay homage to the many who suffered here. Yet, with each footstep taken, one can still hear echoes of hope.

#3. Slowinski Sand Dunes

Located within a national park in the north, these sand dunes are located just off the coast of the Baltic Sea. There’s an open-air museum within the park to enjoy as well, filled with artifacts from the Slovincians that once called the area their home. During the windy season, some of the sand dunes can reach heights of 30m or more.

#4. Malbork Castle

Founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights, this castle served as their headquarters as they ruled their Baltic territory. Over the next 200 years, the castle complex would be expanded several times to help host the growing ranks of knights that joined the order. Today, you will find this complex to be a well-preserved testament to the history of the region.

#5. Wieliczka Salt Mine

Located just outside of Krakow, the company operating the salt mine has been operating continuously since the 13th century. It may be one of the oldest companies still in operation in the world today. There is a complete underground city within the complex with everything carved from rock salt, including a chapel.

#6. Gdansk

Old Town Gdansk is one of the most beautiful streets you will ever get the chance to explore. With cobblestone streets, pedestrian-only areas, and colorful buildings that stretch up tall to the sky, there are mills, churches, and granaries which date to at least the 17th century. You’ll find plenty of cafés, coffee shops, and boutiques to explore, so be sure to bring a comfortable pair of shoes.

#7. Krakow’s Main Market Square

With some elements dating to the 13th century, this is the largest Medieval town square in Europe. The center of the square is dominated by Cloth Hall, which was rebuilt in the 1t6th century.

Poland is a country which is filled with many opportunities to go exploring. Enjoy these options, as well as those specific to your destination, and you will have a wonderful experience.

Famous Poles

On a trip to Poland you for sure will stumble upon some names again and again, here you can see a short description about some of these names, famous poles.

John Paul II (1920-2005)

Probably the most famous Pole ever, Pope John Paul II was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Wadowice. By being elected pope by the Catholic Church in 1978, he became the first non-Italian pope in 455 years.

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

A Renaissance astronomer and the first European to contend that it is the Sun, not the Earth, that is at the centre of the Solar System.

Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934)

Famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. To this day she remains the only woman who received two Nobel Prizes, and the only scientist in history to be awarded two Nobel Prizes in two different fields of study.

Lech Walesa (Born 1943)

Shaped the end of the 20th century as the leader of the Solidarity movement that led Poland out of communism. Walesa’s contribution to the end of communism in Europe, and hence the end of the cold war.

Roman Polański (Born 1953)

Film director, producer, writer and actor. He is best known for his “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), “Chinatown” (1974), “Tess” (1979) and “The Pianist” (2002), for which he was awarded an Oscar.

Adam Małysz (Born 1977)

Ski jumper who has won 38 World Cup competitions and as one of only two men ever won the overall World Cup four times. Has more titles in World Championships than any other ski jumper in the world.

Zbigniew Boniek (Born 1956)

One of the most talented Polish footballers, debuting on the Polish national team at the age of 20, an effective goal scorer (24 goals in 80 matches), has played for Italian football teams such as Juventus Torino and AS Roma, and since then has settled permanently in Italy.

Robert Lewandowski (Born 1988)

Polish footballer who plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Poland national football team as a striker. He joined Dortmund in 2010 and is renowned for his excellent play in Champions League 2013.

Adam Mickiewicz (1798 – 1855)

As a poet Mickiewicz first gained attention with his “Ballads and Romances”. This collection of poems opened the romantic era in Polish literature.

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Best known Polish composer and virtuoso pianist, one of the great masters of Romantic music who was called “the poet of the piano”.

Discover Poland

A Central European country right on the border with Germany and Eastern Europe, Poland has a rich history, proud culture, and stunning geography all its own. The unique combination of Slavic and German influences result in a vibrant culture, with local artistic and culinary traditions like none other. From the Baltic coastline to the forests of the interior, Poland has plenty of natural beauty to explore. Historic cities like Krakow and Lodz house stunning castles and cathedrals, perfect for any lover of medieval architecture.

The capital city, Warsaw, is a huge, 800-year-old metropolis, called the ‘Phoenix City’ because it has sprung back and continued to grow after each conflict. Krakow, the former capital, is traversed by the picturesque Vistula River, and has been a cultural center for over a millennium. Lodz, full of beautiful parks and palaces, is another top destination for those looking to immerse themselves in Polish culture. Poznan, another river city, was founded on islands for protection, making it a unique city for visitors and residents alike. There are plenty of ways to explore on your Poland vacation.

Warsaw, the capital, is one of central Europe’s greatest cities. The city is filled with palaces and churches, many rebuilt after the city’s near-total destruction in World War II. From prime examples of Gothic architecture, especially St. John’s Cathedral and the majestic Royal Castle. Nearly all of Europe’s architectural styles are housed in the city, making it a great place to learn about the progression of Western Art. The city also houses multiple parks and gardens, with 25% of the city covered in green space. Cultural gatherings like Wianki, a festival on the river with roots in pagan times. Warsaw also has numerous jazz clubs for those interested in live music.

Poland’s culinary culture is completely unique, and if you’re visiting, there are several dishes you don’t want to miss. Bigos, a hunter’s stew made of meat and cabbage, is a popular and delectable dish. Like most central European nations, Poland has many local soups, ranging from rye to tripe, and all are worth trying; while potato pancakes are also a local specialty that should be missed.

Poland’s geography is home to a wide array of natural environments, ranging from the coast to mountain ranges. Skiing, both downhill and cross-country, is the most popular winter activity, and mountain lodges house travelers as they trek across mountain ranges. The Karkonosze range, shared with the Czech Republic, is home to unique rock formations that make it an ideal destination for climbers.

Poland is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, recognized for both historic buildings and pristine ecosystems. Visitors flock to Bialowieza forest, one of Europe’s last reminders of an ancient primeval forest that once covered the continent. The forest is home to a wide variety of endemic species, including European bison. Castles, including one built by the Knights Templar, also command the attention of visitors from around the world. Whether you’re looking for the quiet of nature or the proud reminders of one of Europe’s oldest cultures, Poland delivers.

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Poland Covid-19 / Coronavirus

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1,284
9,916
Albania
5,519
166
2,335
Algeria
31,465
1,231
8,815
Andorra
937
52
64
Angola
1,199
55
683
Anguilla
3
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
91
3
21
Argentina
201,919
3,648
109,245
Armenia
39,102
762
8,479
Aruba
122
3
8
Australia
18,318
221
7,475
Austria
21,385
718
1,604
Azerbaijan
32,443
462
4,868
Bahamas
648
14
543
Bahrain
41,536
148
2,722
Bangladesh
242,102
3,184
101,013
Barbados
132
7
27
Belarus
68,166
571
4,652
Belgium
69,849
9,845
42,414
Belize
57
2
25
Benin
1,805
36
733
Bermuda
157
9
5
Bhutan
103
0
14
Bolivia
80,153
3,153
52,844
Bosnia
12,296
352
5,632
Botswana
804
2
739
Brazil
2,733,677
94,130
755,496
British Virgin Islands
8
1
0
Brunei
141
3
0
Bulgaria
11,955
388
5,147
Burkina Faso
1,150
53
150
Burundi
395
1
90
Cabo Verde
2,547
24
663
Cambodia
240
0
43
Cameroon
17,255
391
1,544
Canada
116,884
8,945
6,365
Caribbean Netherlands
13
0
6
Cayman Islands
203
1
0
Central African Republic
4,614
59
2,920
Chad
936
75
48
Channel Islands
587
47
7
Chile
359,731
9,608
17,712
China
84,428
4,634
781
Colombia
317,651
10,650
139,762
Comoros
386
7
49
Congo
3,200
54
2,317
Costa Rica
18,975
162
14,228
Croatia
5,294
153
703
Cuba
2,646
87
190
Curaçao
29
1
4
Cyprus
1,150
19
275
Czechia
16,800
384
4,811
Côte d'Ivoire
16,182
102
4,279
DRC
9,133
215
1,494
Denmark
13,996
616
698
Diamond Princess
712
13
48
Djibouti
5,161
59
83
Dominica
18
0
0
Dominican Republic
72,243
1,178
32,821
Ecuador
86,524
5,750
44,561
Egypt
94,483
4,865
47,163
El Salvador
17,843
477
8,557
Equatorial Guinea
4,821
83
2,556
Eritrea
279
0
54
Estonia
2,080
63
82
Ethiopia
18,706
310
10,795
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
0
Faroe Islands
225
0
33
Fiji
27
1
8
Finland
7,466
329
187
France
187,919
30,265
76,154
French Guiana
7,857
43
1,283
French Polynesia
62
0
0
Gabon
7,531
50
2,258
Gambia
498
9
421
Georgia
1,179
17
203
Germany
211,567
9,226
8,741
Ghana
37,812
191
3,308
Gibraltar
188
0
5
Greece
4,662
208
3,080
Greenland
14
0
1
Grenada
24
0
1
Guadeloupe
265
14
72
Guatemala
51,306
1,995
10,895
Guinea
7,364
46
813
Guinea-Bissau
1,981
27
1,151
Guyana
474
21
268
Haiti
7,468
165
2,697
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
0
Honduras
43,197
1,377
36,026
Hong Kong
3,592
37
1,518
Hungary
4,544
597
534
Iceland
1,915
10
80
India
1,812,770
38,249
583,785
Indonesia
113,134
5,302
37,595
Iran
312,035
17,405
24,402
Iraq
129,151
4,868
32,397
Ireland
26,162
1,763
1,035
Isle of Man
336
24
0
Israel
73,231
541
25,167
Italy
248,070
35,154
12,456
Jamaica
894
12
139
Japan
36,689
1,011
9,772
Jordan
1,213
11
103
Kazakhstan
92,662
793
29,358
Kenya
22,053
369
13,207
Kuwait
68,299
461
8,099
Kyrgyzstan
37,129
1,420
7,782
Lao People's Democratic Republic
20
0
1
Latvia
1,246
32
162
Lebanon
4,885
62
3,028
Lesotho
718
19
526
Liberia
1,207
77
457
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
3,837
83
3,131
Liechtenstein
89
1
3
Lithuania
2,120
80
395
Luxembourg
6,855
117
1,546
MS Zaandam
9
2
7
Macao
46
0
0
Macedonia
11,128
500
3,656
Madagascar
11,660
118
2,717
Malawi
4,231
123
2,189
Malaysia
9,001
125
208
Maldives
4,164
18
1,503
Mali
2,541
124
474
Malta
874
9
199
Martinique
269
15
156
Mauritania
6,323
157
1,051
Mauritius
344
10
0
Mayotte
2,962
39
202
Mexico
439,046
47,746
101,906
Moldova
25,362
792
6,628
Monaco
120
4
11
Mongolia
293
0
63
Montenegro
3,258
51
1,762
Montserrat
13
1
2
Morocco
25,537
382
6,720
Mozambique
1,946
13
1,279
Myanmar
353
6
49
Namibia
2,294
11
2,096
Nepal
20,750
57
5,732
Netherlands
55,470
6,149
49,321
New Caledonia
22
0
0
New Zealand
1,567
22
27
Nicaragua
3,672
116
1,064
Niger
1,147
69
46
Nigeria
43,841
888
22,645
Norway
9,268
256
260
Oman
79,159
421
17,317
Pakistan
280,029
5,984
25,172
Palestine
12,541
84
7,067
Panama
67,453
1,471
24,944
Papua New Guinea
110
2
74
Paraguay
5,644
52
1,626
Peru
428,850
19,614
115,049
Philippines
106,330
2,104
38,405
Poland
47,469
1,732
10,856
Portugal
51,463
1,738
12,741
Qatar
111,322
177
3,143
Romania
54,009
2,432
23,827
Russia
856,264
14,207
188,464
Rwanda
2,062
5
913
Réunion
667
4
71
S. Korea
14,389
301
808
Saint Kitts and Nevis
17
0
1
Saint Lucia
25
0
3
Saint Martin
53
3
9
Saint Pierre Miquelon
4
0
3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
55
0
10
San Marino
699
42
0
Sao Tome and Principe
874
15
72
Saudi Arabia
278,835
2,917
35,837
Senegal
10,386
211
3,274
Serbia
26,193
590
11,556
Seychelles
114
0
75
Sierra Leone
1,843
67
401
Singapore
53,051
27
6,098
Sint Maarten
146
16
66
Slovakia
2,354
29
579
Slovenia
2,181
122
228
Somalia
3,220
93
1,529
South Africa
511,485
8,366
155,892
South Sudan
2,429
46
1,208
Spain
335,602
28,445
307,157
Sri Lanka
2,824
11
296
St. Barth
9
0
3
Sudan
11,738
752
4,849
Suriname
1,849
27
628
Swaziland
2,775
43
1,518
Sweden
80,422
5,743
74,679
Switzerland
35,616
1,981
2,135
Syrian Arab Republic
809
44
509
Taiwan
475
7
27
Tajikistan
7,495
61
1,158
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
3,320
58
120
Timor-Leste
24
0
0
Togo
961
19
282
Trinidad and Tobago
182
8
42
Tunisia
1,561
51
289
Turkey
232,856
5,728
10,634
Turks and Caicos Islands
116
2
76
UAE
60,999
351
6,033
UK
304,695
46,201
258,494
USA
4,814,440
158,375
2,275,504
Uganda
1,195
5
120
Ukraine
73,158
1,738
31,544
Uruguay
1,286
36
239
Uzbekistan
26,066
157
9,071
Venezuela
20,206
174
8,628
Vietnam
642
6
263
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
1,734
497
375
Zambia
6,580
171
1,708
Zimbabwe
3,921
70
2,835
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