6 Amazing Things to do in Poland

Bordering Germany and the Czech Republic, Poland is one of the most underrated places in Europe to visit. It’s not generally on everyone’s list of wonderful holiday destinations, but perhaps it should be! This is a compilation of 6 truly amazing things to do when you visit Poland.

Gaze on the Beauty of the Tatra Mountains

Poland has many areas of extreme natural beauty. But, it’s difficult to find somewhere more eye-popping than the glorious and majestic Tatra mountain range. You can hike along some of the designated mountain trails. The sights you’ll see will be completely unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Make sure you take a camera and plenty of film because you’re going to want to capture this wondrous adventure forever. For those daredevils among you, check out Orla Perć, one of the most dangerous and thrilling hikes in Poland. This should be restricted to experienced climber only, and even then, you need to have your wits about you.

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Take a Trip to the Museum of Textiles

Finding out a bit about the places you’re going to is always important. That’s why you need to visit museums and get a feel for the culture of a place. Łódź, in central Poland, is home to many wonderful attractions. One of them being the Central Museum of Textiles. The museum tells you all about the history of textiles in Poland and has plenty of exhibits to keep you interested. This is the sort of museum that might not be ideal for the kids, but parents and older people will get a lot out of it. Besides, it’s another place to tick off the list and gives you a unique look at industry in Poland.

Pay Your Respects at Auschwitz

There are a lot of places in the world that are important to visit, even if it’s not going to be fun. Auschwitz concentration camp was the scene of many Nazi atrocities during the war. Visiting the camp now still gives people an eerie sensation and you may feel very moved when you’re there. This is a painful place to come, even if you have no link to it. But, it is an important piece of history, not just for Poland, but for the world. And it’s the kind of experience you need to have, even if you don’t yet know it. One thing is certain about your trip to Auschwitz; you will not be the same person when you leave.

Tunnel Through Wieliczka Salt Mine

Of course, it’s unlikely you’re going to want to actually tunnel here! But, the salt mines at Wieliczka are certainly somewhere you’re going to want to visit. Now the mine has run out it’s been turned into a tourist attraction. Millions of visitors a year flock to these mines to explore the amazing depths. The mine is an easy to short trip from Kraków, and it’s well worth pencilling in for one of the days you’re in Poland. You won’t have experienced anything quite like this before in your life. It’s truly one of those unique, once in a lifetime experiences that only Poland can offer you.

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Try Some Traditional Polish Vodka

You think you’ve had vodka before? Forget about the Smirnoff you’re used to picking up from the supermarket. You’ve not lived until you’ve sampled traditional Polish vodka in Poland. You should check out Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka. This is one of the most famous vodkas in all of Poland. And just the name alone makes it worth trying. The Poles are famed for the delicious and crazy strong vodka they make. This brand is actually illegal in many countries outside of Poland. Obviously, you should enjoy it sensibly. But this is a unique opportunity to try something unique that’s not widely available. Just make sure you get a good night’s sleep afterwards, and take plenty of aspirin!

Sand Dunes!

No, you didn’t read that wrong, Poland actually has sand dunes. Crazy right? But it’s actually true. If you take a trip to Slowinski National Park in the north, you will think you’ve stumbled into a completely new country! Seriously, it looks just like the Sahara Desert here! You will have an opportunity to camp or stay in a hotel so you can make the most of your journey to the National Park. Walking trails and forests are also in the surrounding area. But, you’ll probably be more concerned with the sand dunes because, well, you know, they’re sand dunes. In Poland.