8 Best Places to Visit in Poland

8 Best Places to Visit in Poland. A Mind Map by Arpit Banjara.

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8 Best Places to Visit in Poland by Mind Map: 8 Best Places to Visit in Poland

1. 1. Lublin

1.1. It is located east of the Vistula, is another ancient city

1.1.1. with a market place that may have dated back to the sixth century

1.2. Because it is located on Poland’s eastern border

1.2.1. it became, early on, a line of defense against various invaders that destroyed the city over the centuries

1.3. Evidence of Lublin connecting Western and Eastern cultures

1.3.1. can be found at the Holy Trinity Chapel that blends Catholic and Russian-Byzantine styles

1.4. But don’t be fooled by the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture of the Old Town

1.4.1. as it boasts a lively arts and nightclub scene.

2. 2. Gdansk

2.1. Gdansk is the largest city in northern Poland

2.1.1. and its main seaport since it lies on the Baltic Sea

2.2. at different times it belonged to Germany and Poland

2.2.1. and was a free state before permanently becoming a part of Poland after World War II

2.3. The city rebuilt itself after the war

2.3.1. which is famous for the Royal Road that Polish kings traveled on when visiting this historical city

2.4. The city also is home to St. Mary church

2.4.1. the largest brick church in the world.

3. 3. Tatra National Park

3.1. It is located in southcentral Poland

3.2. the park is mainly forests, meadows and numerous rock formations

3.2.1. covering the Tatra Mountains

3.3. Spelunkers may enjoy touring six of the park’s 650 caves

3.3.1. that are open to the public

3.4. The park also offers more than 30 alpine lakes

3.4.1. as well as the Wielka Siklawa waterfall that is 70 meters (230 feet) high

3.5. Tatra, the most visited national park in Poland

3.5.1. will delight hikers with its 270 km (170 miles) of trails

3.6. There is a similar national park in the neighboring part of Slovakia

3.6.1. also called the Tatra National Park.

4. 4. Krakow

4.1. Krakow is the second most important city in Poland

4.1.1. being known for its cultural, artistic, academic and economic activities

4.2. During World War II, the Nazis herded Jews into the Krakow

4.2.1. Ghetto where they were later sent to concentration camps

4.3. Located on the Vistula River this former Polish capital is easy to get around

4.3.1. since attractions radiate out from Old Town considered the best Old Town in the country

5. 5. Torun

5.1. It is located on the Vistula River, is best known

5.1.1. as the birthplace of Copernicus

5.2. As Torun escaped bombing during World War II

5.2.1. the city still boasts numerous buildings that date back to the Middle Ages

5.3. Construction on the town hall started in the 13th century

5.3.1. with many churches including the Cathedral of SS.

5.4. Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist

5.4.1. is former main parish church of Old Town of Toruń

6. 6. Poznan

6.1. Poznan is long known as an academic center

6.1.1. and home to Poland’s third largest university

6.2. The city hosts many international events

6.2.1. including the Malta International Theatre Festival that takes place every summer

6.3. Major sites are easily accessible by strolling the Royal-Imperial Route

6.3.1. a walk set up especially for tourists

6.4. Athletes may enjoy a visit to

6.4.1. the artificial lake of Malta home to ski slope ice rink and swimming pools

7. 7. Bialowieza Forest

7.1. The Bialowieza Forest is a large remnant of the primeval forests

7.1.1. that once covered much of Europe

7.2. The forest straddles the border between Poland and the Republic of Belarus

7.2.1. and there are border crossings for tourists on foot or on bicycles

7.3. Bialowieza Forest is the only place

7.3.1. where European Bison still remain free and living in the forest as they once did throughout Europe

7.4. Wolves, Lynx, Red Deer, Wild Boar, Elk and Roe Deer

7.4.1. are among its other inhabitants

7.5. While the bison are kept within fenced areas

7.5.1. guided tours are available either on foot or in horse-drawn carriages.

8. 8. Warsaw

8.1. Warsaw was pretty much destroyed during World War II

8.1.1. but has rebuilt itself into a thriving historical and cultural center complete with a restored Old Town

8.2. Once known as the “Paris of the North”

8.2.1. it also is famous as the home of classical composer Fryderyk Chopin

8.3. Travelers of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Copernicus Science Center

8.3.1. where hands-on activities abound.

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