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Sopot is located on the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Gdansk. Together with Gdansk and Gdynia, it builds a metropolitan area. While the two neighboring cities specialize in commerce, industry and logistics, Sopot uses its favorable location and benefits mainly from tourism. As a small fishing village, Sopot belonged to …
Katowice, located in the Silesia region in southwest Poland, is a very industrial city. There isn't a picturesque old town to speak of, and the socialist architecture is nothing to write home about. Katowice, though, can be an interesting visit, because it doesn't offer the standard tourist gig. This city is rough at …
Poland’s modern capital of Warsaw is an amazing example of the extent of post-war rebuilding in Europe, and is a city that has embraced all aspects of its past as well as its future. Whether you are interested in seventeenth-century architecture or the horrors of the Second World War, Warsaw is sure to have something …
Poznań is located on the Warta River and has played a key role throughout Polish history. The city has been an important administrative and trade center since the early Middle Ages. Poznań is one of the fastest-developing cities in Poland in the past twenty years, and offers great deals for its visitors. For example, …
Bialystok was first mentioned in the sixteenth century -- around this time, it belonged to the Branicki family that chose the city for their residence. Bialystok and the surrounding region came under Prussian rule in the late eighteenth century; by the early nineteenth century, it was under Russian rule. This fact and …
Wisla, a lovely small town of Cieszyn County, lies in the very south of Poland, near the border with Czech Republic. Although it is a home to only slightly more than ten thousand people, the town is a pretty popular tourist destination among the fans of winter sports. Because of the nearby mountains, it offers many ski …
Lodz is the third largest city in Poland and a capital of the province with which it shares a name. It is located in the center of Poland -- about one hundred twenty kilometers southwest of the capital, Warsaw. The origin of the name of the town (Lodz translates to "boat") is disputed. Some assumptions state that the …
Brzeg -- a small, Polish town in Silesia -- has a population of forty thousand people and it has quite a few historical monuments. One of the most beautiful and important Polish Renaissance monuments is Brzeg Town Hall -- it was built in the second half of the sixteenth century and it is known as the seat of the …
Gdynia is a port city in north Poland, on the south coast of Baltic Sea, with around quarter of a million residents. It is a part of the Pomeranian province and was first mentioned as a fishing village sometime around the thirteenth century, but it wasn't until after World War I that Gdynia gained more notice, as it …
Lublin was first mentioned in the late twelfth century, but archaeological findings show that even five thousand years ago, there were settlements near Lublin. It grew as an important city in the Polish Kingdom, and later became part of Austria, and then Russia, before rejoining Poland again after World War I. Lublin …
Szczecin is a Polish city also known for its annual street art festival that takes place in July. It is a celebration of various forms of art -- there are various events and performances in the streets, which also include theater shows. This festival also known in Polish as "Festiwal Artystów Ulicy" is a big event and …
Wroclaw, located on the Odra River, is a trade center whose importance has spanned from the Medieval Ages through today; its geographical location has always been important. Control of the city has always been desirable; it has been part of Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, Prussia, Germany, and Poland (several times). All …
Torun was founded in the thirteenth century as the first settlement in Kulmerland under the administration of the Teutonic Order under the name Thorn. First, it was a German city, but later the city was part of the medieval Polish Kingdom for several centuries. After another German period, the city was more than …
Zakopane is the leading winter resort in Poland. Like any winter resort, the most important thing is snow and winter without enough snow is a disaster for local people and tourists alike. There are enough machines for artificial snow, of course, but they cannot wholly substitute for natural snow. There are enough …