While the country’s steeped in history, Poland’s contemporary culture is vibrant, colourful and intriguing. Poland holidays offer opportunities to immerse yourself in city life or get back to nature, to uncover Europe’s past and soak up plentiful art, music and theatre. From the Baltic Coast in the northwest to the Carpathian Mountains in the south, the country’s diverse landscape and temperate climate make it a joy to delve into. And Poland’s location, with Germany to the west and Ukraine to the east, has produced a unique fusion of influences.
Poland’s biggest cultural hub is, of course, its capital, Warsaw. The city is a cultural hard-hitter, from its exciting arts scene to its brilliant nightlife and restaurants. Krakow is equally impressive, with magnificent monuments and churches and a buzzing city centre. Lodz, Poznan and Gdansk feature among the country’s other popular destinations. Outdoor enthusiasts have an abundance of nature to explore, including the stunning Masurian Lake District which is largely unpopulated and features more than 2000 lakes.
Poland’s recent past is dominated by World War II, and many museums and historic sites detail poignant tales from the country’s occupation. But it’s also a nation that refuses to dwell on darker times, and gets stuck in to enjoying the present. Great food choices range from local delicacies such as delicious beetroot soup and borscht to cabbage rolls, a wide range of fish and hearty hunter’s stew. Affordable, diverse and welcoming, Poland holidays are an ideal choice for holidaymakers across the board.