These natural and cultural wonders, from ancient forests to lost civilizations, were recognized for their value to humanity.
Planning to visit Poland? Check out these 15 things to do in Poland, plus tips on where to stay in each place, best tours, what to eat, and more!
‘We lose people all the time,’ said the local guide. Kerry van der Jagt thought he was kidding.
While Germany, UK, France and Italy reconstructed select historical buildings, the people of Poland rebuilt the city from scratch…
Explore Malbork Castle, one of Europe’s largest brick castles, on a tour from Gdansk. Hear about the castle’s history and enjoy the scenic views.
Wondering what to see in Warsaw? Learn about world history and see how Poland’s capital has rebuilt itself with this perfect one day itinerary for Warsaw.
Find a perfect place to stay in Białowieża, the village situated on the edge of Poland’s famous UNESCO-listed primeval forest.
Self-guided walking tour of old town Warsaw, the capital and heart of Poland, that was completely razed down in World War II.
Source: Warsaw Walking Tour
Warsaw is one of Eastern Europe’s great capitals of culture.
Read more from source: 12 Weird and Wonderful Reasons to Visit Warsaw
VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE
Situated on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, this 354-feet-high (108 meters) waterfall is part of the Zambezi River. It produces the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet.
Year of inscription: 1989
One of the oldest continually-inhabited cities on the planet, Sana’a’s Old City is packed with stunning geometrically-patterned architecture dating back to the 11th century.
Year of inscription: 1986
Once the center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire, today Bryggen is a bustling town famed for the colorful commercial buildings that line Vågen harbor.
Year of inscription: 1979
Featuring wooden architecture from the 18th century, this port town is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.
Year of inscription: 1995
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
Of vital strategic importance in the colonial Portuguese-Spanish wars of the 17th and 18th centuries, the city has a beautifully preserved Old Quarter boasting winding cobbled streets with colonial-era architecture.
Year of inscription: 1995
Situated on the hills of the Tormes river, Salamanca is famous for its Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.
Wrocław, pronounced “Rotes – slav”, is a beautiful Polish medieval city with a vibrant cultural scene. Looking at the restored buildings in the historic center one can imagine what life may have been like four or five hundred years ago, while sipping a nice Starbucks café latte macchiato! The view from this café is incredible and, of course, free wifi is always enticing. But we weren’t in Poland to check the pulse of globalization; we were far more interested in getting out and walking the city, and finding the absolute best things to do in Wroclaw. Along our walk we found dwarfs galore and an enormous 360 degree panorama painting, markets, museums, as well as the best pierogies I’ve ever eaten.
It’s easy to see why Wroclaw was voted the Best European Destination of 2018! We totally agree. In fact, as you can see from our Poland travel blog and guide, we are just starting to scratch the surface of this large country. Even so, we’ve traveled to Wroclaw twice; the city has such a good vibe we just love going there.
Read more from source: The Best Things to Do in Wroclaw | Reflections Enroute
With iconic castles, delicious food, and landscapes that can accommodate a ski trip or a beach vacation, Poland is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. There are over a dozen UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this small country, as well as affordable accommodations, a fun nightlife scene, and breathtaking views. The cities are artsy and full of energy, while the countryside is romantic and rustic. This year, experience a different side of Europe and check out these top things to do in Poland!
Main Market Square, Krakow
Krakow is a must-visit city in Poland that pretty much every first-time visitor falls in love with. Here you’ll find cobblestone streets, traditional pubs, people selling flowers, and manageable crowds. The Main Market Square is an ideal place to start your exploration of the city. It’s known as Rynek Główny and is a large medieval town square. Cloth Hall is at the center of the Main Market Square and was rebuilt in the 1500s.
From the mountains of Morocco to the beaches of Australia, these stunning, multicolored metropoles will make you want to pack your bags.
Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands,” is the name given to not one but five stunning villages perched along the Italian Riviera. Each village has its own character, but they all boast an incredible array of pastel-colored houses. Cinque Terre is situated inside a national park near Tuscany, so cars are a rare sight! Most of the 2.4 million tourists who visit per year arrive by boat. Once they get there, they mainly walk, taking in the sights of the Riviera along the seven-and-a-half-mile hiking trail. Check out some of America’s most picturesque hiking spots.
Kampung Pelangi, Indonesia
In Kampung Pelangi, it’s not just the houses that are rainbow-colored. Everything from the awnings to the fences in this village is bedecked with rainbow hues. In mid-2017, the town underwent a major makeover in hopes of drawing more tourists. According to Architectural Digest, every house in the village was required to have no fewer than three colors represented.
Poland’s 700-year old salt mine, just outside Kraków, not only is a cultural art treasure, but also an active research site for geologists, chemists and more.
101 uses for marrow (plus a herd of very rare European bison, some UNESCO World Heritage sites and stuff); David Walker; Travel Blog
#23 – Slice the marrow, sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil, then grill for ~20 minutes. Serve with grilled ocypki and cranberry sauce (ocypki is Polish smoked sheep’s cheese).
There are few reasons for an alarm to be waking you at 2:30am. That’s more a time for going to bed than getting up. One of the reasons I would, and did, get up at that time, would be the chance of seeing a magical animal. I’ve had a thing for bison ever since seeing one in High Park in Toronto. That one was in a pen, which made me quite sad as it was such a huge majestic beast. I later found out that we have bison in Europe, but not many. There are about 2500 in the wild, most of which are in Poland.