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6 Disturbing historic places in Poland worth seeing

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

The largest German Nazi concentration camp witnessed the death of nearly 1.1 million people. With the collections of the deportees’ personal possessions, Auschwitz museum is a disturbing place to visit.

Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory

Established in 1937, Oskar Schindler factory employed Jewish workers from the nearby Cracow ghetto. Its owner thus facilitated the survival of around 800 Jewish men and nearly 400 Jewish women.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

With its labyrinth of channels and chambers, the 13th-century mine is one of the oldest operating salt mines in the world. Renowned for its health-giving properties, Wieliczka has underground sanatorium treats chronic allergic diseases and... underground hotel!

Ksiaz Castle, Walbrzych

The third largest castle in Poland. The 13th-century Ksiaz Castle,   seized by the Nazi in 1944, was to serve as Hitler’s abode.


Cracow’s  beautiful architecture, the Wawel Royal Castle and the stunning Old Town boasting a number of historic landmarks make the historic city a top tourist destination.

Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora 

Established by the Pauline Order in 1382, the monastery is a historic place of adoration in Poland. Visited by thousands of pilgrims every year, it boasts the miraculous Black Madonna painting in the Chapel of Our Lady.

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