Poland Absolute Musts
Most Beautiful Nature Spot
The not so hidden treasure of Poland are its beautiful snow capped southern mountains and most definitely worthy of inclusion on any list of Poland Absolute Musts. The Tatras, covering an area of 750 km², contain the highest peaks in the larger Carpathian mountain range and form a natural border between Poland and its southern neighbour Slovakia. The highest summit in Poland can be found here, Rysy standing imposingly at 2,499m. The stunning landscape simply takes the breath away.
Zakopane hidden in the valleys of the mighty peaks is a picturesque, if tourist heavy, town and is used as a base by those who come to take advantage of the skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The hiking paths are some of the best we have walked and the views something to behold.
Best City / Town
Toruń, with its UNESCO listed medieval old district, is one of the oldest cities in Poland and was the birthplace of the renowned astrologer Nicolas Copernicus. Less touristy than Kraków, and all the better for it, Toruń is a joy to behold and one can spend hours walking around its jaw-droppingly beautiful old town. The city also maintains a large student population that keep the night-life buzzing along nicely.
Warsaw is a bustling modern metropolis that remains distinctly unpopular with all Poles not living there. Whilst living in Poland, many times I tried to persuade my Polish friends to see the benefits of their own capital, but to little avail. But what is there not to like? Containing the best museum in Poland (the Warsaw Uprising Museum), acres of inner city parkland and a painstakingly restored old town, Warsaw will continue to attract the political elite and tourists alike.
written by: Jon