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Polish Heritage

Ten Reasons to Visit Poland

Biskupin is a life-like reconstruction of a complete fortified settlement. A visit gives one a good insight into life in a Polish village during the Lusatian period. The site is the centre for experimental archaeology and includes a wonderful museum. More

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  Podzamcze Castle in the south of Poland is just one of many fantastic ruins one can find here. This one, also known as Grodzieniec Castle is thought to haunted by a previous owner who appears as a ghostly black dog dragging a chain!  

The area around Zakopane, on the edge of the Tatra Mountains, has several beautiful wooden churches. This example dates from  c1650. Other attractions include: the best mountain hiking and skiing, and the Tatra Folk Museum.

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The town of Miedzyrzecz in the province of Lubuskie, though not featured in many tourist guides, is well worth a visit. Local attractions include: the 14th century castle, a unique museum featuring coffin portraits, and German underground fortifications 

Gdansk is an old Hanseatic city on the Baltic coast. Our photograph shows the city's, 30 meter high, 15th century crane. Other cities well worth visiting include: Szczecin, Torun, Poznan and Wroclaw

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 The Skull Chapel in Czermna. In 1776 a local priest founded a church made up of human skulls and tibia bones. All the bones were the victims of the Silesian wars and epidemics. A stunning and shocking place to visit. 

Malbork Castle is the former seat of the Teutonic Knights' Order and Europe's largest Gothic fortress. The castle and its museum are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The castle sited on the River Nogat was started about 1270 and was completed in 1404. Visitors can also see a splendid collection of amber art in the museum. 

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Wolsztyn offers visitors a return to a different age. The town is the location of the last mainline steam train depot in Europe. On a daily basis passenger and freight trains leave the depot on route to various locations all over Poland. More    

Oswiecim was the site of the Auschwitz (and nearby Birkenau), German death camps  where 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, were murdered during the second world war. More on the camps.

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 The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw is a spectacular structure and offers the best view in Warsaw. The towering Palace was built in the 1950's as a gift from Stalin to the Polish nation and stands 234 metres high with more than 3000 rooms. More information about the Polish capital, Warsaw, can be found here

Other places to check out: Skwierzyna, Lagow, Wieliczka Salt Mine (near Krakow).

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