Apart from its stunning historic cities, a diverse natural environment largely untouched by human development is one of Poland’s key attractions. Extending from the golden beaches of the Baltic Sea in the north to the heart-stopping beauty of the Tatra mountains in the south, Poland has everything to fill those vacation albums.
The best way to explore the hidden gems of those beautiful mountains is to start by spending a few days in the resort town of Zakopane. When the creative minds of the 20th century paid homage to the beauty of the Tatras in their writings and art, Zakopane soon became a favored destination for adventure seekers. From the beautiful meadows of the Hala Gasienicowa, the mountain of the Sleeping Knight (Giewont), and the beautiful Tatra National Park, there’s a lot to keep you ‘actively’ enthralled.
Come down from those mountains and move to the pristine Masurian Lake District to discover why Poland is also known as the ‘land of a thousand lakes.’ Lakes are everywhere you look here, a fact that is hardly surprising since the area has over 2,000 lakes interconnected by rivers and canals. Charming Polish towns, organic farms, and tracts of forest lands that dot the landscape add to the charm. However, life hasn’t always been this idyllic for residents here. Head deeper into the forests near Gierłoż to discover the area’s dark past, where Hitler set up his main headquarters during WWII. 44 acres of partly destroyed concrete bunkers make up the infamous Wolf’s Lair which is gradually being swallowed up by nature.
Poland carries the scars of its horrific past in numerous monuments and museums throughout the country. Warsaw‘s museums and the Museum of WWII at Gdańsk tell horror stories of some of the worst events in its history. Another chilling reminder of this blot on history is at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. However, this is not the only history that is showcased in Poland’s monuments. Magnificent castles and iconic churches in Kraków, Wrocław, and Malbork tell of a more glorious past of knights and kings.

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