Poland: Sightseeing

A country with new world cuisine, a bustling nightlife and a haunting past

Although much of the country was ravaged and destroyed, particularly the capital, Warsaw, during the Second World War, Poland still holds some great sightseeing gems. The wealth of sightseeing spots in Poland is also not diminished by the range of landscapes to be found there. Whether you spend your time in the historic cities of Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Gdansk or venture further afield into the mountains, along the coast or down one of Poland's many lakes and rivers, Poland has a great number of sightseeing spots well worth the visit.

Most of the major cities have Old Town districts there the atmosphere is as charming as the buildings themselves, while other towns and cities suchhhh as Zamosc, Torun and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska are UNSECO world heritage sites. More sightseeing highlights are the Black Madonna painting in Czestochowa, Auschwitz concentration camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine, both located just outside of Krakow, and the amazing 400ft x 500ft panoramic painting of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw.