Poland, a country worth exploring!

Thanks to its geographical location, from the Baltic Sea and the Masurian Lakes in the north, through the plains in the center of the country to the mountain ranges in the south, Poland is a country characterized by rich nature and varied landscapes. There are 23 national parks, 1500 nature reserves, and 145 landscape parks.

High Tatras, view of Lake Morskie Oko. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Słowiński National Park. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Storks in the Biebrza National Park. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski

This landscape diversity encourages active recreation, such as mountain hiking, cycling, canoeing on rivers and lakes, sailing, surfing, horseback riding, or watching rare bird species in their natural habitat.

For more information: https://www.pologne.travel/fr/passe-temps/sport

Kitesurfing on the Baltic Sea. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Rafting down the Dunajec Gorge. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Lakes of Mazury. Photo : Mariusz Cieszewski

Poland has also a lot to offer to lovers of urban tourism. With their rich historical and cultural heritage and modern atmosphere, cities such as Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Katowice, and Szczecin attract millions of visitors every year. 

More information about Polish cities: https://www.poland.travel/en/travel-inspirations/these-polish-cities-will-wait-for-you

Panoramic view of Warsaw from the Vistula river. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin. Photo : Mariusz Cieszewski

Numerous cultural events, music, film, and theatre festivals also attract tourists to Poland. These festivals are hosted by Polish cities famous for their extraordinary and award-winning architecture, such as the magnificent building of the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin (the first building in Poland to receive the European Mies van der Rohe Award), or the National Museum in Szczecin, which won first prize at the Berlin Architecture Festival in 2016.

Other Polish public buildings that stand out on the architectural map of the world include the Shakespeare Theatre and the European Solidarity Centre at Gdańsk, the Silesian Museum in Katowice built on the site of a former coal mine, the seat of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre at Lusławice, the Cricotheca (Tadeusz Kantor Museum) in Krakow, the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski
The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice.
Photo : Mariusz Cieszewski
The Shakespeare Theatre of Gdańsk. Photo : Mariusz Cieszewski

There are lots of reasons to come and see what Poland is really like.