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Poland Landmarks and National Parks

  • Auschwitz German Nazi Concentration Camp - while occupying Poland, the German Nazis established the concentration camp in 1940 for Polish prisoners. From 1942 to 1945 it became the centre of the Holocaust on the European Jews.
  • Bialowieza National Park a huge area of ancient woodland straddling the border with Belarus which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bory Tucholskie National Park national park in Kujawsko-Pomorskie protecting the Tucholskie Forests.
  • Karkonoski National Park national park in the Sudetes around the Sniezka Mountain (1602m) with beautiful waterfalls.
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska monastery in the Beskids from 1600 with baroque Stations of the Cross
  • Malbork Castle a beautiful huge Brick Gothic castle, the largest one in Europe.
  • Slowinski National Park national park at the sea with the biggest dunes in Europe.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine the oldest still existing enterprise worldwide, founded more than 700 years ago. Once, it made the Polish kings very rich, as salt was the expensive white gold. 4.5 km of nearly 400 km of the mine can be visited. The tourist route shows the most beautiful halls and salt pieces of art made by the miners throughout the centuries.

Source: Wikitravel.org