#VisitPoland #Polandtravel The Polish National Tourist Office (PNTO) is a government agency founded in 1992, and chartered with promoting Poland as a premier destination to tourists originating from both the United States and Canadian markets.
Our goal is to create awareness, and then educate, encourage, and assist tourists who may be interested in travel to Poland, a modern country offering high standard of services and unique experiences. PNTO is a major source and supplier of travel related information to the country. PNTO further strengthens the identity and enhances the image of Poland by participating in major travel trade events,
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Visitors might head to Poland for many reasons. Heritage, family ties, and castles are all big draws, but there is no denying the fact that the rich culture of Poland is also a highlight of any trip to the country. Music, arts, and crafts are all tangible representations of Poland's heritage and culture. One of the best ways to truly understand the history and culture of Poland is by spending time in some of its many museums. As might be expected from the birthplace of Chopin, Poland is a place where music is appreciated, and travelers can enjoy it in some of the world's most excellent venues. Art has a particular way of capturing moments in time and portraying events, scenes, and feelings in ways that people can relate to. Poland's many art galleries are a precious resource of paintings, sculptures, and other handmade crafts. After getting a taste of all that Poland offers, you'll see why travelers love to .
Poland is a country rich in compelling tradition and captivating culture that all visitors should get to know. Whether you are tracing your heritage and interested in finding out more about your ancestors or exploring a way of life different from your own, you will find that Polish culture is multifaceted and remarkably intriguing. As a result, there are a number of cultural activities to enjoy, including music, dance, museums, art galleries, and everything in between.
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, 17 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located throughout the country. Discovering some of these sites will take you on a grand journey through Poland's distinctive regions, offering unique attractions, colorful history, delicious food, and interesting traditions. Medieval towns and churches, national forests and stunning castles, and even historic mineral mines, just wait for you to
Whatever kind of tourism you enjoy, something is exciting to do in Poland for everyone. Poland is home to over 400 castles that history enthusiasts will enjoy exploring. Only one province, Lower Silesia, boasts over a hundred such magnificent structures. Visit the impressive Festival of Slavs and Vikings on Wolin Island for a trip back in time. Make your way to an Iron Age settlement of Biskupin, often called the Polish Pompeii, because of how well-preserved it has been.
For a touch of modern or post-industrial, stop in Łódź for an impressive selection of old factories turned into museums, clubs, restaurants, or shopping malls. Łódź proudly bears the title of a Polish Tourism Brand and recently found itself on National Geographic’s “Best of the World 2022” list.
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In Poland, a particular proverb describes perfectly the incredible Polish hospitality. The saying "A Guest in The House Is God in The House" (Gość w dom, Bóg w dom) highlights the importance of properly welcoming and honoring your guests.
This traditional expression of generosity is easily found and felt in everyday interactions with the locals, regardless of if it is a high-end hotel, family-run bed and breakfast, or a private residence.
The essential part of the "guest in the house" concept is homemade food. It doesn't matter which part of Poland you visit; the regional specialties will introduce you to authentic and genuine Polish cuisine.
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Easter is an exceptional holiday, inscribed in Polish tradition and culture for centuries and generations. The time around Easter is marked by many festive and colorful events. This rich selection of attractions plus the bright, warm, and sunny spring weather creates a perfect reason to visit Poland around this time of the year. Happy Easter!
Happy Easter! Easter is one of the most joyful and meaningful religious holidays in Poland.
As Easter approaches, a remarkable display of decorative eggs has gone on show in Bytom as part of a competition held to honor a 1,000-year-old Silesian tradition. Hosted by the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the exhibition seeks to spotlight an ancient custom relating to so-called Kroszonki, elaborately painted eggs.
Stunning display of decorative Easter eggs honour 1,000-year-old Silesian tradition As Easter approaches, a remarkable display of decorative eggs has gone on show in Bytom as part of a competition held to honour a 1,000-year-old Silesian tradition.
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.
Poland's Covid-19 entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for nationals of the United States and Canada. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic of Poland's government has implemented obligatory restrictions on the Polish border, which also constitutes the external border of the European Union. These restrictions limit foreign nationals' entry an...
The beginning of spring is a joyful occasion celebrated in many cultures. In Poland, a tradition linked with changing seasons has surprising pagan roots and rather exceptional practice. The drowning of Marzanna, a Slavic goddess associated with winter’s hardships and troubles, symbolizes the end of winter and the rebirth of spring. The figure of Marzanna is braided from straw and dressed in traditional folk costume. The doll is set on fire and floated down the river in a harsh farewell to the cold and dark winter days.
Karolina Bielawska - Miss Polonia 2019 became Miss World 2021! The world’s most beautiful woman is also a great ambassador of Polish tourism! Together with host Augusto Valverde, she guided viewers of the Polish episode of Global Child TV on Amazon Prime Video.
Embark on a magical journey during which Karolina will show you Poland’s most captivating sights. Kraków PL, Miasto i Gmina Wieliczka, Region Pieniny and Szczawnica Miasto i Gmina, Tatry as well as the Tricity with the city of Miasto Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot are full of fantastic attractions, delicious food and options for active leisure.
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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. According to the long-lasting tradition to ensure happiness and prosperity throughout the year - everyone should eat at least one pączek.
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.
Fat Thursday aka Pączki Day is coming up!
Feasting on Fat Thursday This week, as we approach the Christian period of Lent and mark the end of carnival, Poles up and down the country will be feasting on Fat Thursday, or ‘Tłusty Czwartek’, which is the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday.
Gorgeous Warsaw concert hall takes gold medal at prestigious international design awards. The venue has overall seating for 305 attendees, has its own recording studio, and houses a music school.
Gorgeous Warsaw concert hall takes gold at prestigious international design awards A Warsaw concert hall has received a gold medal at the prestigious International Design Awards (IDA) competition.
As the Valentine’s Day or Walentynki is upon us, Culture.pl has an interesting insight into Polish wedding traditions and how they have changed with times. In the meantime, we are wishing you much love from Poland! 💝💞
Polish Weddings: Then & Now The traditional Polish wedding is no longer what it used to be. For centuries, a wedding in Poland was a two or three-day affair that included many unique traditions. But globalisation and social media have begun to change the way many Polish couples plan this important day of their lives…
The Polish countryside is often overlooked in favor of more trendy cities. Venturing into the country, one soon will realize that the scenic pastoral landscape goes in hand with longstanding local customs and traditions. Religion and faith carried generations of Poles through partitions, wars, and occupations. Even today, the faithful pray at small shrines along roads, fields, and villages.
Evocative photo essay captures ancient custom of praying at roadside shrines A photographer from the village of Wyskitna near Nowy Sącz has captured the ‘charm and beauty’ of countryside life with a series of fascinating shots showing the ancient custom of gathering to pray at roadside shrines.
Once a failed post-WW2 communist utopia, Krakow's Nowa Huta neighborhood has found a new lease on life and is emerging as a distinct tourist destination.
Nowa Huta: The city that went from communism to capitalism Once a failed post-WW2 utopia, Krakow's Nowa Huta neighbourhood has found a new lease on life and is slowly emerging as a tourist destination.
Combining his love of paragliding with photography, Gdynia’s Kacper Kowalski has become known as the ‘King of the Skies’. His original and stunning aerial photos show Poland as you’ve never seen it before.
Extraordinary aerial photos show Poland as you’ve never seen it before Predating the trend for bird’s-eye photography by several years, few photographers have captivated the planet in quite the same way as Kacper Kowalski.
The magical aura of Wrocław in winter is simply stunning. As a winter travel destination, Polish cities serve as a perfect backdrop in creating memorable moments, exciting adventures and unforgettable experiences.
Lublin attracts with its fascinating history, cobbled streets, and vibrant architecture. Bursting with museums, historic buildings, traditional flavors, and exciting events, this dynamic city quickly becomes one of Poland's most popular city break destinations.
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Already firmly established as one of Poland’s best-loved artists, Tytus Brzozowski has returned to the spotlight with another large-format mural in Warsaw.
Warsaw’s ‘King of the murals’ returns with huge smog-friendly tribute to Wola Already firmly established as one of Poland’s best-loved artists, Tytus Brzozowski has returned to the spotlight with another large-format mural in Warsaw.
Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
During World War II, the disastrous and tragic years of the Nazi-German occupation left a dark mark on Poland, Poles, and Polish Jews. The infamous Nazi-German extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek, and six others stand as a stark reminder of the unfathomable evil brought by totalitarian ideology and regime.
Through centuries, Poland was the center of the Jewish Diaspora and the home of the largest prewar Jewish community in the world. This translated into Poland having a robust network of thriving Jewish institutions, major religious sites, vibrant cultural life, and flourishing communities. In the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, Poland's sizeable Jewish population of 3 million people were decimated to closer to 100,000 souls.
Traditional lacemakers from the Silesian Beskid mountains have broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest lace doily!
Measuring 5.32 m (17.45 ft) in diameter, with a surface area of 22.2 m² (239 ft²) and requiring 61 km (38 mi) of thread and four months to make, the giant doily beat the previous world record of 5m (16 ft) diameter, which was set in 2013, also by lacemakers from the town. Congratulations!
Mountain lacemakers set Guinness World Record for world’s largest lace doily Traditional lacemakers from the Silesian Beskid mountains have broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest lace doily.
The Mazowsze Ensemble is a hallmark of Polish folk culture recognized internationally for its creative dance choreography, bright and vibrant costumes, and exceptional performances. In a lively and engaging way, the Center for Polish Folklore Karolin highlights the folklore of various regions of Poland and the Polish national culture that inspires Mazowsze's style and image.
THE NATIONAL FOLK SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE MAZOWSZE AND THE CENTER FOR POLISH FOLKLORE KAROLIN Mazowsze is the legend of the Polish musical stage – the ensemble has been continuously present there since 1948.
A Kraków man has set himself the unusual challenge of becoming the first person to walk the length of every street in his home city. This includes around 3,000 streets, avenues, squares, parks, housing estate roads, gardens, roundabouts, bridges, footbridges, flyovers, boulevards, plantations, road junctions and cemetery paths. Taken together, they add up to around 1,400 kilometers (870 miles), or the equivalent of walking from Kraków to Gibraltar.
Kraków man plans to walk up every street in historic city A Kraków man has set himself the unusual challenge of becoming the first person to walk the length of every street in his home city.
Colleen Kelly, the host of the PBS travel series "Family Travel with Colleen Kelly,” had visited Poland in 2021, to shoot scenes for the upcoming Season 7 episode. The show explores countries from a family travel perspective. The sneak peek of the Poland episode is available now and the airing time should follow soon.
Part of Łódź’s irresistible attraction and appeal are her many original and artistic murals. The most recent addition is the gigantic Geralt of Rivia painted on the side of a high-rise building. The Witcher covers 26 floors and is about 230 feet tall. It took eight artists two weeks to create this largest mural in Poland.
The Largest Witcher Mural | Łódź 🇵🇱 2021 | Aerial - 4K Drone The largest Witcher mural | Lodz, Poland 🇵🇱 2021. 70-meter high.
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