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At the end of Fall, Poland marks one of the most significant and solemn religious holidays, All Saints’ Day. On that day, Poles visit cemeteries and gather around their family graves, laying flowers and lighting candles in memory of...
Millennium Docs Against Gravity is the largest Polish film festival and the only film festival in Europe that takes place in seven different cities at once: Warsaw, Gdynia, Wrocław, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Poznań, and now for...
winter in the mountains, lodge in the woods
Winter tourism is a type of niche travel that Poland is ideally situated to accommodate. Gleaming city lights and decorations beckon to explore while cozy cafes offer a warming refuge from the chill.
Chopin momument in Lazienki Park
Fryderyk Chopin is undoubtedly considered one of the world's greatest composers. No other pianist before or since has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire, at the exact moment so movingly capturing music's...
Flavours of Rural Poland
Discover amazing assets of the Polish countryside The Polish countryside and Polish cuisine are a perfect pair of tourism assets that harmonise  seamlessly with the slow life and slow food trends that so many tourists look for today....
The Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko is one of the three other locations in Poland where the sculptures will be on display until October 17th, 2021. 
windmill autumn
The Golden Polish Autumn is just but a brief period between the end of September and the beginning of October. While it lasts, however, it turns Poland into a stirring and sensational mélange of colors, breathtaking vistas, and...
a woman being filmed
The PBS travel series „Family Travel with Collen Kelly,” is visiting Poland, shooting scenes for the upcoming episode.
Living History of Poland
Discover many amazing sites and historical events! Since its inception Poland has been in the centre of Europe at the junction of different cultures. That’s why when you visit, you will discover multicultural and varied traditions,...
Kurozweki palace comlex
The National Institute of Cultural Heritage has launched a new version of the ZABYTEK.PL portal. It is the only place on the Internet with a complete collection of nearly 500,000 historic buildings and constructions listed in the...
abstract painting of Lodz
What if you could feel a gentle breeze in your hair, gazing out across the picturesque panorama of rooftops, church towers, town halls and mysterious streets? Poland’s cities, both big and small, have plenty of these viewpoints,...
posters mounted on a fence
The fence surrounding the historic building of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York became a backdrop for the “Poland-ready when you are” exhibition.
Innovative Polish Museums
Museums in Poland are far from boring! It’s impossible to be bored at Polish museums. They change just as fast as the reality around us. The times of displaying nothing but objects within four walls are becoming history. Today it’s...
shopping stall with amber
In 2021, the St. Dominic's Fair will observe its 761 anniversary and take place from Saturday, July 24th to Sunday, August 15th
Come to Poland and find out it offers much more than you expected!
Manufaktura comlex in Lodz
The Promised land, Textile City, a place of dialogue for four cultures – these are just some of the names used over the years to describe Łódź.
Books Beckon You to Poland
Poland’s beauty hidden in literature Choosing a holiday destination, we often seek emotional, positive inspiration. Book Lovers Day is an excellent opportunity to set off on a journey that follows the lead of exciting literature by...
colorful peasant cottage
Zalipie is considered Poland's prettiest, most picturesque village. Colorful cottages adorned with vibrant hand-painted flowers win visitors' hearts.
We are ready!
Due to the decreasing number of cases, Poland is introducing further easing of restrictions related to COVID-19.
wooden church
While there are plenty of reasons to explore the country, there is no question that the World Heritage Sites of Poland are some of the biggest draws. Thanks to Poland's natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural vibrancy,...
house, villa inside Warsaw Zoo
The film Of Animals and Men tells the story of the Żabiński family, the long-standing keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, already extensively covered in Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife.
Bikes along a river with the Wawel castle in the backdrop
When the temperatures warm up each summer, Poland comes alive as a truly remarkable destination. While there is no unpleasant time to explore Poland, summer is a popular season for travelers who want to explore the amazing landscape...
Poland’s Fine Folklore
Amazing traditions and costumes in Polish regions Polish roads will take you to many places with fascinating local customs and original traditions. The most notable tradition is… Polish hospitality! You are sure to get a taste of it...
Lifting Lockdown in Poland
This May, Poland has seen a significant decline in coronavirus cases leading to the gradual easing of restrictions across the country.
black and white photo of men waving
Many Americans and Canadians with Polish roots grow interested in tracing their family heritage to rediscover their ancestral ties to Poland.
For a Great Summer, Pick Poland
Mild climate, expanses of clean beaches, enchanting cities. Poland is the best place for a summer holiday. It offers a remarkable combination of historical cities packed with attractions, sandy beaches stretching to the horizon, and...
woman sitting on top of a cliff watching sunset
Travelers looking for a good hike will find plenty of reasons to plan a trip to Poland. Whether you enjoy weeklong hikes that span many miles or just want to take a day or two out of city sightseeing to get in touch with nature, the...
Ksiaz castle, women in flower dresses
From April 30th to May 9th, 2021 special floral arrangements will decorate the castle terraces and grounds. You can expect fountains, plant alleys and tunnels adorned with elegant and colorful bouquets and flower decorations.
Poland - Holidays in the heart of nature.
Away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities, explore Poland’s wild world of nature. Discover stunning landscapes, majestic forests, and pristine national parks along with endless sandy beaches and a land of one thousand lakes....
wooden church
The Wooden Architecture Route is one of the largest interregional undertakings created to propagate local cultural heritage. The trail connects the most treasured wooden structures located in the provinces of southern Poland, and even...
Porta Posnania ICHOT (Interactive Centre for the History of Cathedral Island)
Multimedia, interactive Polish history exhibitions Lying at the junction of different cultures, Poland has multicultural traditions and distinctive historical monuments. Many valuable sites and landmarks illustrating Polish history...
What to bring from a trip to Poland?
Bringing back home souvenirs is an obligatory element of every trip. They are little reminders of adventures, journeys, and explorations and help us keep those memories alive and relevant for a bit longer. They can also serve as...
Easter Holidays in Poland
In Poland, Easter is one of the most joyful and meaningful religious holidays. On Easter Sunday, the church bells ring exceptionally, announcing the resurrection of Christ. In the Podhale region, it was widely believed that the church...
Adventure Travel in Poland
One of the biggest attractions of Poland is its wealth of natural beauty. Poland has been blessed with spectacular mountains, vibrant forests, sandy beaches, and alluring lakes. Travelers who want to combine both rich cultural...
Man sitting at the airport
As of March 28th, 2022, Poland has lifted most of its Covid-19 travel restrictions, including the quarantine requirements for travelers arriving from EU/Schengen and non-EU/Schengen countries.
The Mesmerizing Polish Spring
We are just steps away from the first days of calendar spring, which officially starts on March 21st. Spring’s warmer weather and increased daylight hours make it one of the best and favorite seasons to many of us. Poland is a perfect...
Leisure in Urban Green Spaces
Being able to relax surrounded by greenery and nature, but without losing out on what a city has to offer: this is many a person’s dream, but is it realistic? It is in Poland! Discover the country’s wonderful urban centres that...
Peculiar Polish customs, habits, and ways which may surprise you.
Each country has its own customs and habits that have been established over the generations. Sometimes these can seem unusual and peculiar to visitors. Poland, too has a few quirky traditions worth mentioning.
Polish popular beliefs and superstitions
While many approach the idea that an object or specific action can influence one's fate with varying degrees of skepticism, we cannot deny a particular attraction to these superstitions' mysterious side. Polish culture is rich with...
 Lublin's specialty - is "cebularz."
Each country's culinary traditions are the reflection of its soul and often serve as a guide used by visitors set to choose their travel destinations.
A couple sitting on stairs reading a map. Text accross Destination Poland
Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation in cooperation with SITE Poland introduced a new tool dedicated to the promotion of Poland.
Castle fron, fountain, trees
The photography exhibition "Gourmet's View of Książ" is one of the latest displays to draw attention.
Wild Animals in Poland – A trip into nature for wildlife tracking
You can find majestic European bison, wild boar and long-legged elk in many of Poland’s unique natural sites, of which there is an abundance. Our forests take up almost 30% of the country’s area. We have 23 national and 125 landscape...
Fat Thursday- the sweetest day in Poland
Fat Thursday or the Pączki Day is the only day in Poland where you are expected to devour pączki, faworki, and other sweet pastries with guiltless impunity.
Poland, a top post-COVID-19 travel destination.
Poland, a top 2021 post-COVID-19 travel destination
Warsaw for families
A family day trip in Warsaw can sure be a bunch of fun. The range of possible activities is extensive, entertaining, age-appropriate, and even crummy weather will not put a damper on the grand family fun.  
University of Warsaw Library to the urban beaches of the Vistula river
After a very long winter, we’re all looking forward to the delights that spring may bring. Poland’s cities blend diverse architecture, rich history and a vibrant culinary scene with beautiful parks and open green spaces. From Warsaw,...
Poland - your best winter destination
You need to fully explore winter to appreciate its unique character and reveal its magic and mysteries. Poland boasts a wide range of exceptional places, whose beauty is especially prominent in winter.
The iconic Tatra Mountains
The Tatra mountains are an iconic location with their own breathtaking sights, outdoor adventures, and local customs and traditions.  The rocky peaks reach between 2,000 to 5,000 thousand feet with the highest Rysy peak towering at...
Your Favorite Poland Destination Contest
Your favorite Poland destination contest.
Merry Christmas from the Polish Tourism Organization
The Polish Tourism Organization wishes you a Merry Christmas, and a holiday season full of peace, joy, and health as well as many unforgettable journeys in 2021.
Oscypek, Crystal, Amber…
Unique experiences powered by locals in Poland What do the products in the title have in common? Let’s add wine, pottery and gingerbread to the mix. Then glass, proziak and lace… Isn’t that intriguing? Yes, they are all unique...
Winter experiences in Poland
Unfortunate pandemic restrictions on hotel accommodations and Christmas markets cancellations damped the usual winter and holiday spirit. Nevertheless, winter tourism is a type of niche travel which Poland is ideally situated to...
International Camping and Caravanning Rally 2023 to take place in Poland.
The General Assembly of the International Federation of Camping and Caravanning selected and announced Poland as the host of the International Camping and Caravanning Rally in 2023.
2023 European Games – plan your trip to support your team in Poland
Once the pandemic is over, the Polish Tourism Organisation plans to turn to its attention to cultural and sporting events to attract more foreign tourists. The 2023 European Games, scheduled to take place in Krakow and the Malopolska...
Vote for Poznan Christmas Market
Poznan Christmas Market has been short-listed as one of Europe’s top Christmas Markets by European Best Destinations and is now in the running to be crowned the best Christmas Market in 2021!
Wildlife in Poland
Poland's landscapes are home to an incredible array of wildlife that you can find in all nooks and corners of the country.
castle ruins
The mysterious castle of Krzyżtopór roughly translates into a cross and ax, which also happens to be its symbol.
wawel castle, church spires from drone during the day
The Wawel Royal Castle is one of the most recognized castles in Poland and hallmarks of Kraków.
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