View Full Version : Poland in two weeks
06-04-2005, 05:38 PM
For those who visited Poland (or live in Poland) -
What places/cities would you recommend for somebody who wants to visit Poland, doesn't speak the language but wants to get best out of it?
06-04-2005, 09:27 PM
I have been living in Krakow for 4 months now and really enjoy it. I still don't speak the langauge but it is easy to manage without speaking too much Polish (learn a few phrases, though). If you want to see nature, Zakopane is a couple of hourse from Krakow and the mountains there (Tatras) are a lot of fun.
People in Krakow often don't have good things to say about Warsaw but I really like Warsaw, there is so much more diversity there than in Krakow and it has the bustle of a big city and it is easy to get around.
well, that's my 2 grosze.
10-28-2007, 09:19 PM
Po polsku pisać, czy nie... ;-)
I'm not sure about 2 weeks, but I can recommend at least one must-see. One should visit Malbork castle (Northern Poland)- the ticket price is quite high (for Poland), but includes the tour with a guide - you can choose Polish, English, German or, I believe, Russian). I've tried Polish and it's v.good. The groups for particular language tours leave at the planned times (napisane na tablicy koło kasy). To be allowed to take pictures in the chambers you need to buy the licence and carry the given sticker proudly on your chest ;-)The castle is impressive, you must see it!
Where else to go?
Warsaw, Cracow, Gdansk - yes! If somebody can't speak Polish, big cities make it easier. But to get the real Poland, one should visit villages as well... Big, modern cities are alike everywhere.
I'd concentrate on northern and southern Poland - let's think: Kaplica Czaszek w Czermnej (the chapel decorated with 3000 human bones, in Czermna), Wieliczka (the salt mine)in the South; Warmia and Mazury - the 1000 lakes and clean, beautiful landscape, Gierłoż- Wilczy Szaniec - Wolfschanze(the secret Nazi quarters from the World War 2nd.).
Just some ideas, maybe they'll help.
Have a nice journey!
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