Visit Poland

Visit Poland

Overview

 
While Poland as a country and a people has certainly suffered over the years, particularly during World War Two and the reign of the communist regime that followed, today’s Poland is a great place to travel.
 
With beautiful scenery, well preserved architecture, and distinct cultural wealth, Poland is a true European gem well worth a visit.
 

Sites to See

 
There is a lot to see and do when in Poland.
 
In the capital city of Warsaw you can visit the Financial Centre, Royal Castle, Old Town Marketplace, and Presidential Palace. The Jewish influence on the city which ended so tragically can be experienced at sites such as the Jewish Theater, Nożyk Synagogue, and Janusz Korczak's Orphanage. Noteworthy Holocaust commemorations include the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the Umschlagplatz both in the former Warsaw Ghetto.
 
In the unofficial cultural capital of Poland, Krakow ,you will encounter the elite of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life. Some of the top landmarks to visit include St. Mary’s Basilica, Main Market Square, Wawel Castle, the National Art Museum and the medieval St. Florian’s Gate.
 
If you have the time there are many smaller cities and towns worth a visit.

Cuisine

 
Polish cuisine is not exactly known as light fare. In fact the typical food is generally quite heavy with a focus on meats (chicken and pork in particular) as well as winter vegetables (like cabbage) and pasta.
 

Famous People

 
Wondering who hails from Poland? Quite a few famous people in fact called Poland home including the composer Frédéric Chopin, film director Roman Polanski and no lesser man than Pope John Paul II himself.
 

Casinos in Poland

 
There are numerous casinos throughout Poland.
 
In Warsaw the casinos can be found in hotels such as the Amusement Casino in the Polonia Hotel or the rather literally named Grand Hotel & Casino.
 
In Krakow casinos include the Novotel Bronowice Hotel & Casino and the Sofitel Orbis Hotel & Casino.
There are also casinos in smaller Polish cities like Gdansk, Gdynia, Gorzow and Lodz.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.