Collected by Nicolette
Rynek 16/17, 50-101 Wrocław, Poland
I’d never heard of the city before until looking through the Poland guidebook. It sounded lovely but it exceeded all expectations. Not overrun by tourists, and full of beautiful and historic buildings, classic town squares, river islands, and...
plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
After walking carefully around the room looking at all the portraits that frame the windows, I sat still for quite awhile studying the ceiling above. I kept thinking that if I were a student and had to sit through lectures in this hall, I would...
Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland
Salt Mine - Wieliczka Situated 10 km from the city centre of Krakow. The Mine is the heritage of the work of several dozen generations of miners. Today, the Wieliczka chambers are known mostly as one of Poland’s most visited tourist sites. There...
Łazienki Królewskie, al. Ujazdowskie, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Chopin concerts are a summer tradition at Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Great pianists have performed beneath the Polish composer's monument every year since 1953 (Christina Biørkøe is featured in the photo). The performances run from May through...
Rynek 50, 50-996 Wrocław, Poland
One of the many gems within the gem of Wroclaw is the Town Hall. One thing about being a little off the beaten track is that it’s harder to get English language tours and brochures. So I don’t really know much of the history, but it was a treat...
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
My girlfriends and I were traveling through Eastern Europe during our Peace Corps stint and heard that one of the 7 Chakras was in Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland. We were also told that guides in the castle wouldn't tell us where it would be so we...
The Tatra Mountains are awe-inspiring and full of opportunities for adventure! Trails, cliffs, valleys, lakes...so much to explore. This rainy summer day in Poland showed me spectacular views of the cloudy valleys before the gleaming afternoon...
Długi Targ, 80-833 Gdańsk, Poland
Gdansk is possibly one of the most photogenic cities I have been to, the streets are lined with beautifully decorated houses. You can surely spend an entire day exploring the old town with its churches, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22, 00-124 Warszawa, Poland
Focusing on visual arts, graphic design, industrial design, and architecture, the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie holds over 200 works of art by contemporary Polish and foreign artists and hosts a variety of innovative exhibitions. There is...
Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland
Referred to as “the Polish Versailles,” Wilanow Palace and its surrounding gardens and park are pretty extraordinary. Originally built in the Baroque style, Wilanow Palace was constructed for King John III Sobieski in the 17th century, and its...
Kabaty, 00-001 Warsaw, Poland
If you come across two paths that diverge in Kabaty Woods, feel free to take either: you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lush surroundings any direction you go. There’s something magical about this place. Tourists rarely visit, but it’s a...
01-999 Warsaw, Poland
The area of today's Royal Łazienki Gardens equals to 76ha. The Palace on the Isle constructed in 1689 is only one of many old buildings in the park. http://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en,site.html http://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en,Gardens.html...
Freta 33, 00-227 Warszawa, Poland
While walking around old town Warsaw I was trying to find an authentic place to eat when I came across a distinct, stylish restaurant. Freta 33's unique menu focuses on healthy dining and perfectly presented plates. I tried a fig dish with fresh...
Madalińskiego 10/16, 02-513 Warszawa, Poland
While visiting two friends in Warsaw I was taken to this super hip café cum bookstore cum concert venue. Despite the concert-set up when we went, there was still delicious food to be had, including different types of home made focaccia and cakes....
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
The Palace of Culture and Science looms large on the Warsaw landscape, a Stalinist wedding cake amidst modern, shiny glass skyscrapers. With food trucks out in force in the parking lot on the weekends, four theaters, two museums (Museum of...
pl. Wszystkich Świętych 5, 31-004 Kraków, Poland
The interior of this church is stunning, the exact opposite of what you’d be led to believe if you simply glanced at the simple brick exterior. The interior features art nouveau inspired designs of flowers, geometric shapes, and interesting floral...
Szczepańska 5, 31-009 Kraków, Poland
Krakow’s medieval skyline is best viewed from the top—at the roof-level Sky Bar of Hotel Stary, which also happens to be a solid choice for accommodations. For your first beer of the night, order any type of Zywiec, Poland’s national brew, made...
Sienna 12, 31-041 Kraków, Poland
A five-minute walk from the main market square and you’re at Kogel Mogel, a cozy, velvet-curtained spot for traditional Polish cuisine. On the cheeky menu, printed to look like a Communist newspaper, watch out for the pierogies and the house...
Szeroka 1, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
The walls of Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu are lined with accordions, mannequins, and miscellany in a nod to Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter where it stands. Absolutely everyone, the elderly women included, will be taking shots of Zubrowka, a...
Świętego Wawrzyńca 12, 31-060 Kraków, Poland
Night owls convene at Stara Zajezdnia, a former tram terminus, to dance to sets from live DJs. A good word to know here: piwo. It means “beer,” and this spot brews its own. This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue.
Estery 5, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
Krakow loves its music. Shows at Alchemia are generally more mellow—jazz and folk are staples—but you are in Europe; check the lineup if you’re allergic to techno. The bar doesn’t close until 4 a.m., so feel free to linger after the encore. This...
Grodzka 43, 30-962 Kraków, Poland
You can translate bar mleczny as “milk bar,” but the name is misleading. These Communist-era canteens (we recommend the aptly named Bar Mleczny in Old Town) recall Poland’s shortage economy in the 1950s, when the government subsidized meals for...
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