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5 ways to get back to medieval times in Poland

Battle of Grunwald re-enacted

Dressed in the uniforms and regalia of the Polish and Teutonic troops, hundreds of re-enactors march once again across Grunwald field to recreate the battle every year. Hundreds of spectators gather at the battlefield for the dramatic re-enactment, which takes you back to Medieval times. Thirsting for more? Follow the Teutonic Knights trail in Malbork, Gniew and Grunwald and visit some of the best-preserved medieval castles in Poland.

Slavs and Vikings Festival in Wolin

Discover the stories behind the early-medieval life in Poland during the Slavs and Vikings Festival in Wolin. Soak up the medieval way of life, catch a glimpse of dragon-shaped prows sailing on Lake Dziwno and watch the medieval warriors clash in the battle. Organized at the beginning of August in Wolin open-air museum, the festival attracts hundreds of visitors every year.

International Knights’ Tournament in Leczyca

Experience a thrilling medieval spectacle at one of the medieval jousts, organized annually in the 14th-century medieval Leczyca castle in August. Feel the heat of the contest and see medieval knights in their glory. Get a glimpse of life in the Middle Ages with actors in period dress, occupying themselves in pottery, weaving and blacksmithing.

In the footsteps of Nicholas Copernicus

Nicholas Copernicus’ trail will take you back to the 16th century. The trail starts in Olsztyn where Copernicus resided as the Varmia Chapter administrator and, through Lidzbark Varminski, where he served as a bishop secretary, it leads further to Frombork ,where his major work was born.  The trail ends in Torun, Copernicus’ birthplace.

The Trail of the Eagles' Nests

Follow the trail of 25 medieval castles in Poland, located between Cracow and Czestochowa. Famous for their stunning cliff-top location, the 14-th century castles, built by the order of King Casimir III the Great, will give you a reason to travel back to medieval times and discover all the important medieval sites in the Polish Jura.

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