In every major city in Poland you can find a tourist information point where you can obtain information on places worth visiting. You can also receive maps, postcards and guidebooks. Usually employees speak English..
Below you can find a short description of several Polish tourist attractions that is highly recommended:
The biggest city and the capital of Poland, situated on the both sides of Vistula River (Wisła). The city was completely destroyed during the World War II and was practically rebuiIt from scratches. Warsaw's business downtown takes pride in its skyscrapers and the ambitious plans to build more. Do not miss the beautiful Old Town, the Royal Route and Royal Castle, the Chopin museum, Wilanów Palace and the former Jewish ghetto and finally, the Palace of Culture and Science – the communist „souvenir” which is the tallest building in Poland.
Located on the southern part of the country on the both sides of Vistula River, the former country’s capital is one of the main tourist attractions in Europe. Most of the city guests are captivated by its magical atmosphere and the splendid architecture. In Krakow you can visit mediaeval cathedrals, the Renaissance castle, Baroque churches, the Art Nouveau theatre and the famous district of Kazimierz. Krakow is well known as an acedemic centre, not only visited by tourists but also by Polish and international students. Thanks to this Krakow sparkles with life throughout the year.
The capital of Lower Silesia (Dolny Slask) has a huge Old Town built on several islands connected by over 100 bridges. Wroclaw has extremely complicated history, combining the cultural influences of Germany, Bohemia, Austria and Poland. 1000 years history has left its mark on the atmosphere of the city. The Wrocław’s gothic Market Square with Town Hall is the most popular place in the city together with the tourist trail, where small figurines of dwarfs are placed. There is also an UNESCO listed monument - the Centennial Hall build just before World War II
Recent years were important for Wroclaw's development in both economic and cultural dimension. Wrocław will be the European Capital of Culture in 2016.
This city is also known as an important academic centre in Poland. Nowadays it is known also of its sociable character: "Wroclaw - the meeting place".
Tricity - Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia
Situated on the south coast of the Baltic Sea, Tricity is a conurbation of three cities - within Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia.
Gdansk is the capital city of Pomeranian Voivdeship and is popular among visitors because of its thousand-year history and impressive architecture. Gdansk is a historical seaport and nowadays sixth most populous city in Poland. Gdansk’s main tourist attractions are located in the Old Town – among them is the Neptune’s Fountain, the medieval port crane and St. Mary’s Church (the largest brick church in Europe). It is well known for its role in the Solidarity Movement that played a significant part in bringing an end to the communism.
Sopot is a popular resort located between Gdańsk and Gdynia. Sopot is both a nightlife centre as well as a chamber place for those who would like to take advantage of the sea air (health resort).
Gdynia was described by National Geographic as a "Polish New York". It is one of the youngest city in Poland build from scratch after World War I. It is well known from it's beautiful seashore, modern architecture and high standard of living.
Masurian Lake District
A picturesque region of more than a thousand lakes, linked by rivers and canals, covered with thick forests it is a perfect dream spot for sailors, fishermen, hikers and cyclists. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Poland, near the borders with Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad area). The main towns of this area are Elk, Ketrzyn, Gizycko, Mikolajki, Mragowo and Wegorzewo. But the best way to get there is through Olsztyn, which provides easy connections with most of the towns and villages of Masuria.
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains
Zakopane is well known as the „winter capital” of Poland. The town lies in a picturesque valley surrounded by the Tatra Mountains and it is the best Gateway to the whole area of the Tatras. The Tatras are situated along Poland's southern border. They are shared between Poland and Slovakia. To protect the local wildlife, all of the mountain area was included in the Tatra National Park and put on the UNESCO Biosphere List. Zakopane offers a great range of activities, both in winter and summer and is also famous for its unique culture, especially traditional food, folk music and costumes.