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07 Best Places to Visit in Poland – Ancient Country of much Splendour

Poland over the years has risen like a phoenix from the ashes; a marvellous country offering the modern tourist all he needs as well as medieval architecture and a taste of traditional culture.

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Malbrok

Malbrok

The Medieval town of Malbrok is home to a majestic castle built way back in the 13th century; this was commissioned by the knights of the Teutonic Order to serve as their headquarters. The town is better known and recognised by its German name – Marienburg. The Gothic style structure is made up of 3 castles which took a staggering 230 years to build and is made entirely of brick; it is therefore the world's largest brick castle. The castle is named after the city's patron saint – the Virgin Mary. If you love culture and vintage buildings surrounded by beautiful nature then Malbrok is a must visit.

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Lublin

Lublin

Located across the Vistula, Lublin too is an ancient medieval city. The biggest lure here is the market which many believe dates back to the 6th century. Located on the eastern border of Poland Lublin has seen her fair share of invading armies and was destroyed many times. The charming town has survived though and is one of Poland's biggest attractions.

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Bialowieza Forest

Bialowieza Forest

Located along the borders of Poland and the Republic of Belarus, Bialowieza is part of the huge Primeval Forest that engulfed Europe in days of yore. As it is a border sanctuary you will be able to cross borders by cycle or foot. European Bison freely roam this forest and is in fact the only place these mighty creatures are seen. Tours of the forest on foot or in a lovely horse drawn carriage are available; these tours yield sights of lynx, red deer, wolves, wild boar, roe deer and elk. Hankering for a tour of Europe? Why not book one of the marvellous European Tour Packages from a good tour company. For the best experience make sure to book a holiday package from a reputed company with branches in many offices. Poland holiday packages like those offered by Freedom Holidays are just the icing on the cake; choose from tours to the Greek Islands, Baltic, Russia, Scandinavia and many other fascinating destinations.

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Torun

Torun

The National Geographic Polska has named Torun as one of 30 most beautiful destinations in the world. It is located on the Vistula River and is best recognised as the birthplace of Copernicus while Gothic buildings and an ancient market place lend loads of character to the vintage town. Many of the majestic churches there date back to the 14th century with the Town Hall having been constructed in the 13th century.

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Tatra National Park

Tatra National Park

Tatra National Park located in the southcentral region of the country is a must visit for all nature lovers. Set up in 1954 this scenic park is home to meadows, forests and the Tatra Mountains along which unusual rock formations are found. Spelunkers are in for a treat for the park consists of 650 caves; waiting to be explored. Waterfalls, biking trails and verdant walking paths are other thrills to be enjoyed there.

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Poznan

Poznan

This is the centre for academics in Poland; it is also home to the country's largest university. The Malta International Theatre Festival is just one of the exciting events hosted at this city. The manmade Lake of Malta is where you will find swimming pools, ski slopes and ice rinks.

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Wroclaw

Wroclaw

This is the largest city in west Poland; it sits by the banks of the Oder River. Wroclaw has been under the governance of many countries such as Germany, Bohemia, Prussia and now Poland. Attractions consist of the old market square, St Elizabeth's Church, the old town hall and the largest zoo in the country.