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UNESCO HERITAGE. 1978 - CRACOW’S HISTORIC CENTRE. 1978 - WIELICZKA SALT MINE. 1979 - THE BIAŁOWIEZA FOREST. 1979 - AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU –GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP (1940-1945). 1980 - HISTORIC CENTRE OF WARSAW. UNESCO. 1992 - OLD TOWN OF ZAMOŚĆ.

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UNESCO HERITAGE

  • 1978 - CRACOW’S HISTORIC CENTRE

  • 1978 - WIELICZKA SALT MINE

  • 1979 - THE BIAŁOWIEZA FOREST

1979 - AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU –GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP (1940-1945)

  • 1980 - HISTORIC CENTRE

  • OF WARSAW


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UNESCO

  • 1992 - OLD TOWN OF ZAMOŚĆ

1997 - MEDIEVAL TOWN OF TORUŃ

1997 - CASTLE OF THE TEUTONIC ORDER IN MALBORK

1990 - KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA THE MANNERIST RCHITECTURAL AND PARK LANDSCAPE COMPLEX AND PILGRIMAGE PARK


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UNESCO

2003 - WOODEN CHURCHES OF SOUTHERN LITTLE POLAND

2001 - CHURCHES OF PEACE IN JAWOR AND ŚWIDNICA

2006 - THE CENTENNIAL HALL IN WROCŁAW

2004 - PARK MUŻAKOWSKI


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THE WHOLE

WORLD IN ONE SPOT

You Needn’t Leave Poland

St Peter’s Square

The Statue of Liberty


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Inwałd, a small town located in the south of Poland. It's a place where you can meet beautiful miniature models of the most famous architectural wonders from all over the world. In the park you can admire structures like:

the Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the White House and many other.

It sounds fantastic, isn't it?

MINIATURE LANDMARK

PARK


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SAFARI

GOLD PANNING

WESTERN CITY

VIKINGS’ FESTIVAL

CHIVALRY COMPETITIONS

MUSEUM of WAX FIGURES

DISCOVERING EXOTIC

POLAND

Warsaw


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It’s safari in Świerkocin near Gorzów Wielkopolski. You could see there more than 600 species of animals from the whole world. An area of Safari ZOO is about 20ha. Roads are similar to African Savannah , wild prairies or Mongolian Steppe and they lead to the most exotic animals. There are four regions in the ZOO: Asia , Africa, South America and Mongolian zone.

In the ZOO we have to move only by cars. We mustn’t go out of the car and feed animals even if they come near us. Thanks to that trip, we can see the animals in close-up ,so it gives us the opportunity to have different view of wildlife.

ADVENTURE ON SAFARI


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If you share our passion for gold prospecting and collecting gold nuggets, this place is for you.

Welcome to the capital city of Polish Gold - Złotoryja.

Catch Gold Fever!    

It is undoubtedly the most wonderful small town in the Sudeten mountains. Only here will you find gold - both in nearby streams, and in hearts of inhabitants. For years local authorities have been doing activities associated with traditional seeking of the gold ore.This long-standing experience shows that they provide high-quality services which enjoy great popularity.


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The atmosphere of the gold prospecting triggers unusual joy in participants, arousing rivalry and sometimes even leading to the illness called „gold fever”. Gold is the symbol of the affluence and riches. The word itself evokes pleasant thrill in hearts of many people.

Stay  for Adventure! 

Gold Fever Prospecting


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COME FOR THE HISTORY!


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  In 2001 the representation of Poland participated in the World Championships in Australia – from where we brought two gold medals, in 2002 in Japan we won a gold medal in the category of amateurs, and in 2003 about 70 strong representation team of Poland took part in the world championships in Switzerland taking also high places among competitors.

OUR SUCCESSES IN  GOLD PROSPECTING & PANNING


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The Polish Brotherhood of Gold Panning is an organizationoperating for the promotion of the city, the region, and Poland as an unusually attractive place for tourists. Their another objective is the popularization of „gold panning" as an active form of family rest in the natural environment. 

They are the only Polish organiser of ” gold prospecting” events - displays, cups, regional, Polish , European and world championships. Till now ten editions of the International Open Polish Championships have been held in which a few hundred competitors from Europe, Australia and the USA participated. They also got media coverage.

It is a member of the world federation (World Goldpanning Association) with the registered office in Great Britain.In 2000 the Brotherhood was entrusted with the task of being the hostto the World Gold Panning Championships, which was recognised as the "best tourist offer for Central and Eastern Europe".

WHOSE  IDEA  WAS  IT?


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The Western Country town called 'Kansas City' in Rudnik near Grudziądz in the southern part of Poland. It is not a very big village, but it looks like in the old western film. You can meet cowboys or Indians there or see a show. There are a lot of them - for example a bank robbery or defence of Alamo fort.. Kansas City gives you an opportunity to go to the Saloon in the evening and take part in dancing show full of country dances. There is also a small zoo and other attractions.

Western city


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The event is considered as one of the largest and most important events of this kind in Europe, every year it attracts one thousand participants from dozen European countries, as well as from United States and Australia. During the festival, you will be able to see, among others, Slav races and Vikings ships, theatre productions, Slavs and Vikings battle, presentation of early medieval crafts, cooking and Slavs and Vikings camp, Slavic wedding ceremony, sea battle, slaves market, horse fighting, the presentation of Slavic myth about the creation of the world, and even a competition for the most dignified beard. One of the main organizers of the event is association: Slavs and Vikings Wolin - Jomsborg - Vineta Center.

Vikings’ festival

I strongly advise you to see the historical festival which takes place at the Promenada Centre in Rynia, near Warsaw - the site of Viking ruins.


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CHIVALRY COMPETITIONS

  • On the fields of Grunwald

  • In the castle of Princess Anna Wazówna

    in Golub-Dobrzyn

  • Chivarly Tournament of St. Dominik in Gdańsk

  • Knights Feasts in Rynie /Mazury


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MUSEUM OF WAX FIGURES

Międzyzdroje


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Breathtaking views


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SEASONS OF THE YEAR

S

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R

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P

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WINTER

AUTUMN


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Among flora for a special attention deserves oakcalled Bartek, which is 670 years old and it is the monument of nature.

It’s also worth mentioning the Polish unique Bison bonasus ( aurochs) the biggest land mammal in Europe inhabiting the natural reserves .

FAUNA & FLORA

Beautiful stork which is

inseparable element

of our country.

The White-tailed Eagle, also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), or White-tailed Sea-eagle,

is a large bird of prey in the family. It is considered a close cousin of the Bald Eagle and occupies the same ecological niche in Eurasia

SYMBOLS OF POLAND


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WILDERNESS

Waterfalls and rising springs are very often found in the Tatra Mountains and they are one of the Park attractions. The largest waterfall is Wielka Siklawa, which is 70 m high.

( in the Tatra mountains)

The bear cave in Kletno in the Sudetes is unique beause of many corridors reaching 3 km in length.

Sand dunes-Łeba

Lake Solina (Polish: Jezioro Solińskie)- the largest artificial lake in the Bieszczady Mountains

This lake is known as Turkusowe (turquoise), because of its crystal clear water, which on a sunny day has a splendid emerald or turquoise color. (Woliński National Park)


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The spotted salamander – the largest amphibian in Poland

The wild mushrooms

UNIQUE SPECIES

TYPICAL OF POLAND

Tatra chaomis( only 63 species in Poland)

The Aesculapian snake- the longest up to 170cm of length and the only constrictor snake in Poland

The chestnut

The birch


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Polish traditions and customs

XMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS

Sharing a holy wafer and exchanging wishes

Going carolling

WET MONDAY

EASTER SATURDAY

Custom of dousing one

another with water

Taking a food basket

to church for blessing


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Sledging cavalcadein winter

REGIONAL CUSTOMS

Making bonfires

HIGHLANDERS

„CHMIELAKI” –festival of hops harvesting

to enjoy mug of beer in Krasnystaw

CROP HARVEST home festival


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DANCING THE POLONAISE

YOUTH CELEBRATIONS

  • PROM NIGHT

GRADUATION DAY


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CATHOLIC FESTIVITIES

CHRISTENING

WEDDING RECEPTIONS

Poland is famous for unusually sumptuous weddings, which last two or even three days in rural areas. A bride and a groom invite not only close and distant relatives but also neighbours so in all there are up to 200 guests. During this unique reception people dance, drink, and sing – simply enjoy themselves to remember this special festivity for many years to come, and Polish hospitality of course!

2 GRADERS RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION


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POLISH CUISINE CONQUERS THE WORLD

  • Menu

Pierogi

Bigos

Sour rye and sausage

Wild mushroom

Beetroot

Sauerkraut soup

Cold borscht

Stuffed cabbage

Potato pancakes

Tripe

Enjoy the meal!


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BigosHunter’s stew- is a traditional stew typical of Polish and Lithuanian cuisine that many consider the Polish national dish. A savory stew of cabbage, meat and sausage blended with other ingredients like dried mushrooms or prunes and a glass of dry red wine. There is no standard recipe, as recipes vary considerably from region to region and from family to family, depending on spices added according to someone’s liking and local tradition.

CULINARY DELIGHTS

Pierogi - dumplings, usually filled with sauerkraut and or mushrooms, meat, potato and / or savory cheese. There is also a sweet version for gourmets: sweet curdcheese with a touch of vanilla, or other fruits, such as cherries, blueberries or strawberries, and sometimes even apples - optionally topped with sour cream and sugar.


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Gołąbki- a cabbage roll (also stuffed cabbage) is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings. The filling is traditionally based around meat, often beef, lamb or pork and is seasoned with garlic, onion and spices. Grains such as rice and barley, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables are often included in the filling as well. As the dish originated as a way to use leftover food, other ingredients may also be used in the stuffing.

Żurek- the sour rye soup is a soup made of soured rye flour and meat (usually boiled pork sausage or pieces of smoked sausage, bacon or ham). In Poland it is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread or with boiled potatoes. The recipe varies from region to region. In Silesia, the żur śląski, different from the more traditional żurek, can be found. In the Podlasie region, it is common to eat żurek with halved boiled eggs.


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Discovering DIFFERENT FLAVOURS

Polish sausages, Kiełbasa, come in a wide range of styles such as Swojska, Krajańska, Szynkowa, Biała, śląska, Krakowska, podhalańska, and others. Sausages in Poland are generally made of pork, rarely beef.

In Poland, vodka (Polish: wódka), has been produced since the early Middle Ages.

Honey is the perfect sweetener for hot winter drinks

Oscypek (Polish; plural: oscypki) is a smoked cheese made of salted sheep milk

Żubrówka- also known in English as Bison Grass Vodka.

In Poland since the 16th century, and by 18th century it was one of the favourite raw drinks of the nobility

Infusion of herbs, berries or fruits steeped in alcohol


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SHOPPING SPREE

FURNITURE

LEATHER BAGS

EMBROIDERED

TABLECLOTHS

WHAT’S WORTH BUYING IN POLAND?

SILVER

CLOTHES

AMBER

CRYSTALS


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AMENITIES

FOR FOREIGNERS

  • Water Sports:

  • Rafting along Czarna Hańcza, Biebrza, Dunajec

  • Canoeing on the Rega, Słupia, Łeba rivers

  • Sailing in Mikołajki – heart of Mazovian Lake District or Giżycko or Solina

  • Kayak regatta on the Malta Lake in Poznań

  • Windsurfing – coast of Pucka Bay

  • Diving in a quarry in Jaworzna – Szczakowa (Upper and Lower Silesia)


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Other Pursuits

Overseas tourists can join Poles in their favourite pastimes:

  • Horse riding in the stables in Zastawno, Zawiesiuchy (near Warsaw), Jaszków k/ Śremu

  • Speedway course in Toruń

  • Rock climbing/mountaineering in the Tatras and Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska

  • Hang-gliging and paragliding in Zakopane, Szczyrk, Bielso-Biała.


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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

WORLD CUP OF

CHESS AND BRIDGE

Poles are ranked among the best chess players in the world.

In 2008 Radosław Wojtaszek became Champion of Europe in chess.

The best Polish chess players are Bartosz and Monika Soćkowie. The latter is the first Polish woman who was granted the title of man super champion.

Polish bridge players are also considered to be amongthe best 3 teamsin the world, soon after Americans and Italians.

At the International Championship of Mind Sports held in Pekin in 2008 Polish bridge players won 2 silver and 1 brown medal.


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Atlas Polski - Reader’s Digest


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1978 - CRACOW’S HISTORIC CENTRE

Close to the Old City, the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill has also been registered on the UNESCO list. It was the centre of power and chief residence of the kings of Poland from the 10th to the late16th century. Wawel Castle and Cathedral overlook the River Vistula, and both edifices have had numerous conversions and additions over the centuries, which has resulted in a mixture of styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. In Wawel Castle you'll see the biggest and most valuable collection of Renaissance arrases (Flemish tapestries) in the world - over a hundred of them.

1978 - WIELICZKA SALT MINE

There are tourists who come to Poland just to see the Wieliczka Salt Mine. It's the world's oldest commercial enterprise still in business  - salt has been mined here since the 13th century with no interruptions, although it's no longer done on an industrial scale. Today's mine is a labyrinth of corridors and chambers 350 km long, 2 km of which are accessible to visitors. The most spectacular sight is Saint Kinga's Chapel, although, in fact, it deserves to be called an underground salt church in deference to its dimensions.

1979 - AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU - GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP (1940-1945)

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp museum  has been entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Several hundred thousand people visit it every year. During the Second World War, the Nazis murdered  Jews, Poles, Romany People, Russians, and people of several other nationalities; the majority of those who died were Jews deported from all over occupied Europe. Entry to the Auschwitz museum is through the gates immortalised in many films and photographs, inscribed "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("work makes you free").

1979 - THE BIAŁOWIEZA FOREST

There's also a work of nature on the UNESCO list; the Bialowieza Forest, the biggest naturally afforested area in Europe and the last remaining section of primaeval forest, with an abundance of flora and fauna unmatched anywhere else in Europe. The Bialowieza National Park is also on the World Biosphere Reserve list. It's the habitat of the European bison, the continent's largest mammal, 26 species of trees and 56 species of shrubs. The average age of the trees is 126 years.

1980 - HISTORIC CENTRE OF WARSAW

Warsaw is also on the UNESCO list. It's hard to believe, looking at this city, that it was almost razed to the ground during the Second World War. Once known as the "Paris of the North", this city, boasting 13th-century buildings, ceased to exist having been bombarded. Little coloured houses surrounded by defensive walls, the spires of the churches and the Royal Castle; it's all the result of reconstruction carried out in the post-war years. Warsaw's Old City was entered on the UNESCO list as an example of faithful reconstruction including the preservation of original sections of the architecture.


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1992 - OLD TOWN OF ZAMOŚĆ

Zamosc was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Modelled on Italian theories of the 'ideal city', Zamosc is a perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town. It has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions.

1997 - MEDIEVAL TOWN OF TORUŃ

Torun owes its origins to the Teutonic Order, which built a castle there in the mid-13th century as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. It soon developed a commercial role as part of the Hanseatic League. In the Old and New Town, the many imposing public and private buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries (among them the house of Copernicus) are striking evidence of Torun's importance.

1997 - CASTLE OF THE TEUTONIC ORDER IN MALBORK

Another UNESCO site  which arouses excitement and admiration is Malbork Castle, erstwhile headquarters of the Teutonic Order and the largest Gothic fortress in Europe. It consists of three wards surrounded by separate fortifications and occupies about 20 hectares. There's also a museum  with an amber collection. The Castle organises special night-time tours and son et lumière shows in its courtyards.

1990 - KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA THE MANNERIST RCHITECTURAL AND PARK LANDSCAPE COMPLEX AND PILGRIMAGE PARK

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a breathtaking cultural landscape of great spiritual significance. Its natural setting – in which a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out at the beginning of the 17th century – has remained virtually unchanged. It is still today a place of pilgrimage.


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2001 - CHURCHES OF PEACE IN JAWOR AND ŚWIDNICA

The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church.

2003 - WOODEN CHURCHES OF SOUTHERN LITTLE POLAND

The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since the Middle Ages, these churches were sponsored by noble families and became status symbols. They offered an alternative to the stone structures erected in urban centres.

2004 - PARK MUŻAKOWSKI

A landscaped park of 559.9 ha astride the Neisse River and the border between Poland and Germany. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding farmed landscape, the park pioneered new approaches to landscape design and influenced the development of landscape architecture in Europe and America. This integrated landscape extends into the town of Muskau with green passages that formed urban parks framing areas for development. The town thus became a design component in a utopian landscape. The site also features a reconstructed castle, bridges and an arboretum.

2006 - THE CENTENNIAL HALL IN WROCŁAW

The Centennial Hall, a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture, was erected in 1911-1913 by the architect Max Berg as a multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds. The 23m-high dome is topped with a lantern in steel and glass. The Centennial Hall is a pioneering work of modern engineering and architecture.


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