Poland is a European country with rich history and heritage that dates as far back as receiving mention of the geographical area during the times of Roman authorities. There also several types of cultures and religions present in Poland, but Catholicism perhaps has the deepest roots. Throughout Poland’s history there have been some shifts in the location of the capital city, which has been located in both Krakow and Warsaw. Poland has also been involved in significant disputes over sovereignty and boundaries with surrounding European countries during and after both World Wars. Poland also went through a period of communist influence, but has more recently attempted to re-align its fiscal policy in hopes of becoming a prosperous member of the European Union.

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In addition to making your way around some of the more salient cities like Krakow and Warsaw you will want to visit the history and imagery available for people to grieve and learn at Auschwitz, which was the location of unspeakable human atrocities and violence during the Second World War. There are also a wide variety of natural attractions to visit, such as a number of national heritage parks as well as the scenic rivers and mountains.

If travelling within a city or more of an urban space is not your favorite or ideal form of tourism, there are also a number of wonderful attractions to visit in the rural parts of Poland. It is particularly worthwhile to visit the breath-taking heritage castles and quaint, yet palatial cathedrals and churches that dot the countryside in Poland.

Perhaps the most popular heritage castle to visit is located in Krakow and is known as the Wawel Castle. If you would like to seek further information or the availability for touring this amazing place then you can do so with the tourism experts and also read testimonials. Alternatively, for information focused on visiting Auschwitz, you can visit the proprietors, who boast plenty of useful details.

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Local Food & Drink

Polish people most certainly love their foods and there are wide varieties of restaurants in the city that offer both vegetarian and regular dishes involving meat. There are a great deal of meals that involve the use of sauces that are both warm and cold as well. And, of course, Poland is well-known for the delicious and stuffed, cooked pastries known as perogies. If you are trying to be more economical while touring Poland, grab a quick and cheap meal from one of many locations known as Milk Bars.

There are also many beverages to choose from to wash down all of the wonderful Polish food. There exists a large variety of local beers to choose from as well as wines and vodka spirits. There are also wonderful blends of tea and coffee available for those tourists who prefer non-alcoholic beverages. Fresh water is available everywhere to drink, but it is not typically part of the way of living to enjoy a glass with a meal as one might in the United States of America.

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Unlike the United States of America, where the universal emergency telephone number is 9-1-1, the European number is 1-1-2. However, Poland is typically recognized a safe and well-policed country and it is the hope of the tourism industry that you would not require the use of the emergency number for any reason. Nonetheless, officials still strongly suggest keeping a close inventory of all of your belongings.

Another place to keep track of your valuables would be on the various trains that enable people to travel and tour the country and the rest of Europe with ease. This is a location to specifically take care with all of your personal information to avoid a possible identity theft or fraud scenario. Additionally, violence and racism are typically rare as the country has a blend of well-socialized people.