Must-do's in Poland
Cities in Poland
Think of Poland and think of bitterly cold weather, industrial cities, and dark history. However, nothing could be further from the truth! The country never fails to surprise, from its colorful cosmopolitan cities to its turquoise ocean and enchanting forests.
Candy Colored Cities
Tremendously undersold are the vibrant, dynamic, and artistic cities of Poland. On a summer day in Gdansk, eating gelato as you walk amongst the pastel-colored townhouses, cobbled streets, and flower markets, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were strolling the streets of Italy. Wroclaw is even known as the ‘Venice of the North’ for its bridges and islands!
But the beautiful neighborhoods of cities like Krakow and Warsaw are not just aesthetically pleasing. They are alive with a turbulent history that provides a new perspective. From the trauma of Auschwitz to World War 2 city bombings, there have been times of darkness in Poland. However, the country has always emerged bigger, brighter, and better.
Jump from remote sandy beaches and dense green national parks in the North to rolling fields of wildflowers and the high peaks of the Tatra mountains in the South. It’s true that every part of the Polish countryside is as diverse as it is breathtaking. Small villages are sprinkled across the country: home to folk traditions, art, and dance, kept alive by villagers for hundreds of years. Witness these customs, just a stone’s throw from opulent castles and medieval ruins; each with a story as unique as the villages that surround them. Poland is certainly the biggest surprise of Europe and a one of a kind adventure not to be missed.