Polish tourist organisations have appealed to the prime minister for measures to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their sector, which, they warned, is in a dramatic situation.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
Staring majestically over the Lower Oder Valley, and offering stunning views over where the River Oder forks into two, the woodland structure has triggered a wave of public appreciation.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).
The city isn’t short on covert quirks and curiosities – things and places that somehow fall between the cracks when it comes to receiving the widespread adulation of the backpacker bibles and internet’s travel sites.
Locals decided to cheer up their bus stop in the picturesque village of Skajboty, north Poland, by giving it a facelift.
The total number of tourists who stayed overnight in Poland in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, fell by 54.3 percent to 7.3 million, according to Central Statistical Office (GUS) data released on Monday.
Just a PKP train ride away from major Polish cities, Gniezno is an ideal destination for a weekend filled with charming architecture, strolling among lush greenery, and a series of unexpected attractions.
Easily accessed by a picturesque trip on PKP (approximately three hours from Warsaw with a change at Malbork), Elbląg is a town that although remaining somewhat off the radar, nonetheless warrants lavishing with attention.
Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.