From a personal point of view, it’s sheer depth of contrast comes somewhere near the top: lavish wedding cake palaces that reference the might once wielded by the city’s power players; futuristic office compounds; blackened, broken tenements; abandoned, creepy warehouses; restored redbrick factories; and PRL blocks of cosmic dimension.
Treasured by historians, the fortifications which formed a bulwark of Festung Krakau, an ambitious 19th century project that was to safeguard the city from further conquest, will now be turned into museums, art galleries, equestrian centres and tourist ‘hotspots’.
The Polish Tatra Mountains will be visited by 40 percent fewer tourists in 2020 compared to the previous year as the coronavirus restrictions have scaled down tourist traffic, the Tatra Chamber of Commerce has reported.
The total number of tourists in Poland dropped by 57.4 percent year on year in October, with the number of foreign tourists down by 76.1 percent, the Central Statistical Office reported on Wednesday.
Baedeker’s sinister travel guide has been described as “one of the most extraordinary documents in the history of both travel literature and WWII”.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
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.
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.
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.