25 Amazing Places to Visit in Poland

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There are lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit in Poland, and it’s a destination that you can travel to 365 days a year. Every season has something special to offer visitors who come here. 

I love Poland, and I’ve traveled quite a lot around the country, but there are of course a lot of places that I’ve yet to discover. However, to make things easier for other visitors, I’ve made this list with 25 places to visit in Poland. 

I think this list is a great start when planning your trip! The places aren’t ranked in any particular order, and they’re just numbered as a reference to the list of 25 Amazing places to Visit in Poland. 

1. Tatra Mountain

Situated in the far south at the Polish-Slovakian border, the Tatras Mountain Range is a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their life. The Natural beauty here is breathtaking, and no wonder it has earned the UNESCO biosphere title.

The Tatras can compete with most places around the world, and here you can go hiking and skiing throughout the year.

tatra mountains

2. Zamosc

Zamość is a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe, and it was designed and built as the “ideal town” in reference to the Italian theories. It’s listed as a UNESCO heritage site, and it’s one of the best places to visit in Poland if you like history and architecture.

The Old town is simply adorable and the houses are very charming.

Zamosc

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3. Torun

Another beautiful city in Poland with lots of history. Torun also happens to be the birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It’s listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s often referred to as the “Krakow of the North”.

In Torun, you can also try the famous gingerbread.

Torun

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4. The Masurian Lake District

This place has long-time been a returning favorite among Polish people but has not become as famous among tourists. But the Masurian Lake District is truly beautiful and it’s home to more than 2000 lakes.

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It’s a great place for camping, sailing, and hiking. Here you’ll also find the largest lake in Poland – Śniardwy.

Masurian Lakeland

5. Gdansk

On the northern coast along the Baltic Sea, one will find the historic city of Gdansk. It’s known as the birthplace of Poland’s Solidarity movement and throughout history, it has been of great importance.

Go for a stroll in the harbor and old town. Sit down for a beer and some delicious Polish food.

gdansk old town

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6. Bialowieza Forest

An enchanted forest at the Polish and Belarusian border. This forest is considered one of the last vestiges of virgin woodland in Europe, and it’s definitely one of the best places to visit in Poland for nature lovers.

The forest is also home to the largest herd of the endangered European Bison, also known as wisent.

Where: In Eastern Poland, about 3 hours driving from Warsaw.

european bison - animal in poland

7. Poznan

I discovered this beautiful city by accident when I found cheap flights from Malmö to Poznan with Ryanair. The flight tickets cost 4 euros one way, so it was a no-brainer to travel there.

I instantly fell in love with the old town of Poznan, what a beauty!

Poznan

8. Wieliczka Salt Mine

It’s one of the oldest salt mines and what makes it even more unique is the fact that there’s a “city” down in the Salt mine, where the workers have carved out chapels and sculptures.

Today, it’s a popular tourist attraction, and one could also get married down in Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Where: About 25 minutes driving from Krakow.

salt mine krakow

9. Hel

Hel Peninsula looks nothing like hell, quite the opposite, and it’s a popular summer destination. Here you can find some of the best beaches in Poland, although it tends to get crowded during July and August.

Where: Near Gdansk and Gdynia.

hel island - poland facts

10. Krakow

Krakow is one of the most famous cities in Poland, and for a good reason. While many other Polish cities were destroyed to the grounds during World War 2, Krakow saw little destruction in terms of buildings being destroyed.

The city is well-preserved and has many interesting points of interest. From here, it’s also easy to visit places such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, The Salt Mine, Ojcow National Park, and other nearby cities.

Krakow is a sprawling city these days, filled with restaurants, bars, shops, and visitors year round. The old historic center is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

krakow places to visit in poland

11. Lake Morskie Oko

This is the largest lake in the Tatra Mountains, and perhaps also the most beautiful one, with the majestic reflections.

Lake Morskie Oko

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12. Zakopane

Perhaps the most famous mountain town in Poland, situated in the Tatras. Here you can immerse yourself in the local culture, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and ski slopes.

zakopane

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13. Kaplica Czaszek

This Skull Chapel might be one of the scariest and most peculiar places to visit in Poland. I’ve visited another Bone Church in the Czech Republic, and it was a fascinating experience.

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Where: About 2 hours driving from Wroclaw.

kaplica czaszek

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14. Słowiński National Park

The Sand dunes at Slowinski National Park is worth a visit, and you can find many beautiful beaches here. And yes, Poland also has a real desert named Bledow desert, which might also be worth a visit, although it’s not located in Slowinski National Park.

Where: About 2 hours driving from Gdansk, along with the Baltic Sea.

Slowinski Sand Dunes

15. Wroclaw

Another fantastic Polish city that everyone should visit at least once. Wroclaw is perhaps my all-time favorite, and it was named as the cultural capital of Europe back in 2016.

The old town is exquisite and one of the best things to do here is just strolling around. Vegetarians and Vegans who visit will also be happy about the abundance of Vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Wroclaw.

wroclaw

16. Kamieńczyk Waterfall

Poland might not be famous to have many spectacular waterfalls, but Kamienczyk Waterfall is definitely spectacular and worth a visit. It’s very close to Karpacz as well.

Where: 2 hours drive from Wroclaw.

Kamienczyk Waterfall

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17. Malbork

This castle is a UNESCO heritage site, that can also title itself as the largest castle in the world by land area. It gives a glimpse of Medieval times and will be very interesting for architecture lovers and history buffs.

Where: About 50 minutes driving from Gdansk.

MALBORK CASTLE

18. Rysy

Want to climb the highest mountain in Poland? Then you should plan a trip to Rysy, which is situated on the Polish-Slovakian border. There are 3 peaks that you can climb, and the highest one is 2 503 meters above the sea.

Where: in the Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland.

rysy

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19. Bieszczady Mountains

Tatra mountains often get the most attention from tourists visiting Poland, but Bieszczady mountains is also a lovely place to go for hiking and enjoying nature.

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Some of the animals roaming these mountains include brown bears, wild wolf packs and even the endangered European bison.

Bieszczady Mountains

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20. Krzywy Las – The Crooked Forest

Ever seen a crooked forest before? Krzywy Las as it’s named in Polish is located in Nowe Czarnowo, about 50 minutes driving from Poznan, in the western part of the country.

Krzywy Las

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21. Lake Wielki Staw

Another beautiful lake in the Tatras Mountains. It’s the deepest and longest lake in the Tatras, and the view from above is simply amazing. The Lake has about 13 million m³ of water, and the warmest temperature recorded was 11.2 °C (52.2 °F).

It’s a not a place you go for a relaxing swim unless you’re made of ice!

Where: In the High Tatras.

Lake Wielki Staw

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22. Czocha castle

This castle is one of the best places to visit in Poland if you’re a Harry Potter fan. At Czocha Castle, you can get attended to a wizard school and live out your dreams from the famous books and movies that have gained millions of fans worldwide.

Where: About 2 hours driving from Wroclaw.

czocha castle

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23. Ojcowski Park Narodowy

Another beautiful national park in Poland, filled with diversity and amazing scenery. The Ojcow National Park is just a short drive from Krakow, and one of the places of interest include “the White Hand Rock” and the various caves and canyons.

You can also visit the famous Kazimierz Castle, where King Casimir the Great used to live.

Where: About 30 minutes from Krakow.

Ojcowski Park Narodowy

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24. Karpacz

A famous and beloved Ski-destination nestled in the Karkonosze Mountains. Karpacz has everything for a perfect family getaway, and nature lovers will enjoy this area year round.

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25. Warsaw

Last but not least, we have the capital of Poland, Warsaw. A bustling city that gets more modern each year that passes.

In Warsaw, you will find shopping, artistic metro stations, a beautiful old town, top restaurants and basically everything you can wish for from an awesome capital city in Europe!

warsaw - capital of poland

Warsaw

Top 10 Best Places to visit in Poland

In my opinion, these are the top 10 places to visit in Poland.

  • Tatra Mountains
  • Wroclaw
  • Poznan
  • Bialowieza Forest
  • Masurian Lake District
  • Zakopane
  • Gdansk
  • Lake Morskie Oko
  • Zamosc
  • Warsaw

Do you agree? Share your own favorite places to visit in Poland in the comment section!

Book Your Trip

So, now that you know about all these beautiful places to visit in Poland, it’s time to book your trip!


Poland is an incredible destination where you can spend weeks or even months. If you know some more beautiful places to visit in Poland, feel free to share in the comment section!

September 30th, 2018|

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  1. Mirek 10/01/2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Moszna Castle – http://artophilia.com/articles/moszna-castle-in-poland-which-is-worthy-harry-potter/ specially in end of April And begoning of May

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