Poland – a land of chic medieval hotspots, vibrant towns, charming lakes, and cities beckon with a heart-stopping energy few European countries command. It is here you will find magnificent palaces set in between bustling squares. It is here you will find log cabins set among some of the most unspoiled and breathtaking mountainscapes on the planet. In essence, Poland truly is magic in disguise.
Home to some of the most amazing cities on the planet, much of Poland’s charm stems from its remoteness. Although large swathes of the country are flat (you might feel like you’re in the Netherlands at times), the southern border is lined with a chain of lovely mountains, which invite weeks or even months of fabulous solitude. Oh, and if it’s lakes you’re after, look no further – the north is full of them. Think: kayaking, canoeing, and even skinny-dipping (but ssshhh don’t tell the locals).
Oh and let’s not forget the food. Oh the food! If you love a bit of home cooking, this is where you need to go. Think the freshest local ingredients like pork, beetroot and cabbage, cooked to absolute perfection. And if you love sweets: cream cakes, fruit-filled dumplings and a special mania for lody (ice cream) will make you skip the main course and jump straight to the main event.
If you’re still not convinced, here are 17 epic photos that will make you fall in love with Poland (right now):
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