Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
The towns were stripped of their town status by the Russians in revenge for helping to support an uprising against Tsarist rule.
Led by renowned gingerbread artist Marcin Goetz, more than 30 artists came together to create the 80-square-metre gingerbread town in the city of Gliwice, southwest Poland.
Once beset by industrial decay and decline Łódż is on the rebound and establishing itself as one of Europe’s go-to destinations.
There will be ten new towns in Poland in 2019 under a decision taken by the government, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration announced in a press release on Friday.