Top 10 things to do in Poland

| March 2, 2013

You will only appreciate Poland if you approach it with an open mind – put aside the prejudice and consider the unnecessary, deserted remnants of the communist era as simply a free-spirited creative scene. Poland is a place of Gothic castles, old markets, and high-rise housings that is filled with history. However, it is now a busy business center and tourist hub with so many classy restaurants, fine dining, and shopping areas to choose from. If you are planning to travel to Poland, you might consider doing the top ten things to enjoy in Poland.

1. 

Mountain hiking in Poland

Mountain hiking in Poland

 

Poland makes an excellent holiday destination in winter! It is known to offer water and winter sports for both beginners and experts. Several ski resorts are famous of its cross-country trails. Nature trippers can go off-road skiing on the traverses of mountain hills and rough country roads in the forest.

2. Snow sailing in Karpacz

Snow sailing in Karpacz

Snow sailing in Karpacz

This is a special event for sailors and mariners where they can compete for Polish skiing and snowboarding that usually happens on the last weekend of February at the slopes of Bialy Jar Mountain. The competition is open to all but the participants should have a license or certificate in sailing.

3. Feel the therapeutic mud

Therapeutic mud

Therapeutic mud

Therapeutic mud is an activity wherein a person can enjoy various types of peat that has numerous mineral and organic mixtures. It includes, but not limited to, cranberries, blueberries, and heather. Polish use it to detoxify, revitalize, and energize the body.

4. Enjoy relaxing spa

Traditional Polish spa

Traditional Polish spa

For busy businessmen who are to make short travel to Poland, engaging in a unique and traditional Polish spa is the most relaxing to do especially if one does not have the luxury to travel around the famous Poland tourist attractions. Tourists can go to sanatoriums and health resorts with micro-climate fit for tired souls.

5. Go to a cabaret

traditional Polish music Instruments

Traditional Polish music Instruments

 A cabaret is a form of entertainment that features traditional Polish music, local songs, and folk dances. Tourist may fear the barrage of consonants, which is the Polish language but once they enter the cabaret they will be able to properly discern what really the country is all about.

6. Go to a café (kawiarnia) or a cellar (piwnica) near a university

kawiarnia

kawiarnia

Here you will find local beers and wines, tasty coffee, and szarlotka (an apple-meringue cake). You can also observe here how Polish do their daily activities and you can immerse yourself in an ecstatic Polish inner design work of art.

7. Wander around Auschwitz-Birkinau

Auschwitz-Birkenau-krakow-poland

Auschwitz-Birkinau

Auschwitz-Birkinau is a system of concentration and extermination camps operated by the Nazi army during the World War II. Many people lost their lives here and you will be able to know how painful the past for this country is.

8. Drive around the countryside

A View of Poland countryside

A View of Poland countryside

You will definitely enjoy seeing hermit works of art, wooden car, and countryside dining. You will also see houses that look like only in fairytales.

9. Visit a church

Karpacz Poland Church

Karpacz Poland Church

 The churches were the cores of gripes in the 1980s and you will see plaques on most of its walls that represents people’s struggle to Communist government.

10. Eat at a milk bar (bar mleczny)

Bar Mleczny

Bar Mleczny

This is something that has a unique Polish taste that most people – from students and businessmen alike are craving for.

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