Poland is cited to be the ‘Chicago of Europe’ because there was a large influx of Polish immigrants in Chicago during the 19th century. Also, owing to its Baltic Sea’s long coastline, Poland is counted among the larger-sized countries in Central Europe. Poland’s official language is Polish; and its currency is Złoty (PLN).
Poland has a rich historical background. In fact, World War II officially commenced in the country by German’s Nazis on Hitler’s orders; Hitler triggered the war using German nationalism issues.
Moreover, Poland has a rich cultural heritage; and if you’re looking to know more about the local culture, then be sure to stop over at the palaces, museums, rural areas, palaces, castles, churches, and basket-weaving workshops. In fact, Poland’s countryside is a haven for travelers because the region has mountains, picturesque landscapes, conventional farms, lakes, grasslands, and forests. Also, there are several activities such as horseback riding, cycling, and bird watching for you to indulge in.
In Poland, visiting Warsaw that is the country’s capital and largest city is an absolute must. During the World War II, Warsaw’s old town was destroyed entirely. Later on, the town was reconstructed in a style that is reminiscent of Canaletto’s classic paintings. Presently, the area is hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.
You may want to consider visiting Poland’s cities such as Warsaw and Krakow too. The former contains ancient buildings and churches; and the latter is Poland’s cultural capital. Also, you can pay your respects at the Auschwitz concentration camp on the outskirts of Krakow.
You may want to visit Wroclaw in the Silesia district if have an interest in architecture. Further, be sure to stop over at Silesia’s capital city, Katowice, for exploring several cultural attractions such as Spodek concert hall that houses the Silesian Philharmonic. Besides, the Bydgoszcz city has museums, orchestras, and operas that may interest you.
Taking a tour of the Underground Way at Rzeszow is exciting too, with long basement tunnels that were used as warehouses, hideouts, and shops in the past.
Poland’s peak season lasts from June to August when the temperatures are warmer, and the skies are sunny. During the months from November to February, the snow-covered mountains and dipping temperatures can be great for people who love indulging in snow activities. Nonetheless, consider visiting the country during the months from March to October if you love the spring and autumn seasons.