Did you know that Narnia and Eldorado existed in Poland? Our country is also a haven for storks, and the Polish mountains are home to many wolves and lynxes. Get familiar with Polish wildlife.
In 2016, the number of foreign tourists visiting Poland reached a record high. This is by no means the only evidence pointing to the growing importance that this sector has for the Polish economy. Could Poland become a tourist heaven?
Tatras sees record number of tourists in 2016
Last year, the Tatra National Park (TPN) received a record 3.5 million tourists, Szymon Ziobrowski, the Park’s director, announced on Tuesday.
Prehistoric flint mines to be added to UNESCO list
Buried in the Holy Cross Mountains, “Krzemionki” is a monument which dates back 6,000 years. Precious banded flint, a mineral discovered by archaeologists not to be found anywhere else in the world, used to be mined here.
Poland's oldest yew tree
He survived the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties, the anointment of kings, the partitions of Poland as well as the Second World War …and he still lives on.
Bieszczady under the stars
The Bieszczady Mountains are one of the few places in Poland and Europe offering views of the starry sky undisturbed by artificial light.
Rushing to the rescue of wild animals
Many rare and protected animals live in Poland. Private centres are being created with an aim of rushing to the rescue of wild species.
Following the Amber Road
It can be golden, brown, reddish or even white, transparent and opaque. Amber also often contains plants, insects, grains of sand and air bubbles, making it truly unique. Each nugget is one of a kind.
More beehives on the streets of Warsaw
Four beehives were installed at one of the lower roofs of the Palace of Culture and Science. More and more hives for city bees are installed in the capital city of Poland.
Europe’s untouched river
The documentary Biebrza – Between Reality and Dream is testimony to the beauty and power of one of the last untouched rivers in Europe and one of the major wildlife sanctuaries on the continent.
Poland’s most beautiful beaches
Bustling beaches and promenades vibrant with life, deserted dunes, steep cliffs and white sand—the Baltic coast will suit everyone’s taste. Where to go sunbathing? Here are our tips.
Polish map of the Tatras named the world’s best map
A 3D map of the Tatra Mountains created by scientists from Krakow universities was named the best map published in 2014 by the Journal of Maps.
Orchards for bears in Bieszczady Mountains
The Bieszczady Mountains in Poland are home to Europe’s biggest predators. Under a programme aimed at protecting local bears, during springtime foresters restore some half-forgotten orchards that lie hidden in the forests.
Poland is a stork paradise. Each year in spring, ca. 25 percent of the total population of these birds fly to Poland.
Poland exporting wolves to Germany and Denmark
The number of large predators is growing in Poland. Wolves feel so good here that they contribute to the replenishment of their population in our Western neighbours.
World’s first petroleum well
Bobrka near Krosno has an unusual Museum of Oil and Gas Industry on the site of still operative wells built in mid-19th century.
Five places in Poland that fascinate scientists
Polish nature and monuments may astound even scientists.
Plants in a genetic arc
The Botanical Garden in Powsin is home to a unique pasture where biologists have succeeded in gathering the rarest species of naturally-occurring flora in Poland.
Under the stars
The Izera and Bieszczady mountains are among the few places in Europe where thousands of stars can still be seen in the night skies.
Europe’s most modern museum of man
A Science and Human Evolution Park in Krasiejow is Europe’s most modern museum devoted to the history of Earth and its inhabitants.
Wild species in the middle of the city
Warsaw is the only European capital where lynx may be spotted within the city boundaries, while white-tail eagles and black storks nest on the banks of the Vistula river.
Mountains as flat as a table
These mountains with plated structure, which are rare in Europe, are built of horizontal joint sandstones.
Cactus field in Pomerania
The collection of Mr and Ms Hinz in Rumia near Gdynia features nearly two million spiny beauties.
On the trail of white-tailed eagle and horseshoe bat
The sites of Natura 2000 in Poland protect Europe's most valuable species and habitats.
Discover Polish Amazonia
Backwaters stretching from horizon to horizon and thousands of birds in the sky and in the reed on their banks – this is what the Biebrza Valley looks like in spring.
Polish Eldorado: Kaczawskie Mountains
After several hundred years, gold rush returns to Lower Silesia. A company with US capital will try to find the precious ore there.
Thousands of treasures in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea is a real rarity for underwater archaeologists.
Narnia is in Poland
Polish locations have been used in many foreign movies, including several blockbusters rooted in Hollywood or Bollywood.
An herbal enclave in Podlasie
If you can't find a particular herb at Mirosław Angielczyk's farm, you can't find it in Poland.
The Wawel Dragon and Silesauruses are the most famous dinosaurs discovered in Poland.
Poland’s pride - the European bison
In order to see the king of Polish fauna you can take a trip to one of the nature reserves or simply go online.
More seals in the Baltic Sea!
Polish scientists have played a significant role in the program of protecting and restoring the population of seals.
Arabian Horses – the pride of Poland
The town of Janów Podlaski is hosting the annual Arabian Horse Days – one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world.
Day of Ancient Settlement in Biskupin
The Archeological Festival in Biskupin is one of the biggest events of this kind in Central Europe.
Frenchman in the Tatras
At the end of August 1879, an unusual guest from France visited the Tatra Mountains. It was Gustave le Bon, a French sociologist and psychologist, later author of the famous book “The Crowd”.
The Lipka Forest District in north-western Poland looks is home to one of the few osprey nests. New online transmission feeds made available by the State Forests has made it possible for us to track the life of a bird family. This is worth doing especially now, because the female osprey lays eggs at the turn of April and May. After five weeks baby birds hatch from the eggs. At this moment, two birds in the RoSzponka and Szuwarek nests are expecting hatchlings.