With a charming old town and a setting on the banks of the Brda and the Vistula Rivers, Bydgoszcz cannot fail to amaze you. Fascinating museums are housed in beautiful architecture and scattered throughout the city. But above all else, Bydgoszcz is all about music. Here you can enjoy the opera or any of the countless music festivals.
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Tricity is a special complex of three different urban bodies connected due to their unique location on Gdańsk Bay (Zatoka Gdańska) and divided from the rest of the World by post-glacial moraines. Gdańsk is a thousand years old, is the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship with high architectural and cultural values, and is joined onto Sopot, the most famous health resort and spa, which is located next to Gdynia, a modernistic, cutting-edge city. The three cities are connected by a fast railway line, offering combined leisure and cultural packages and shopping bargains. It is well connected to land, air and sea transport and affords lots of attractions and a unique climate.
Prosperity and the extensive growth in the late 19th century was brought by the coal and steel industry which converted the city into the biggest Silesian metropolis in Poland. Today the heavy industry has disappeared and the new small businesses are creating a flourishing, creative and a modern city. With all the great historical monuments and art museums, combined with the atmosphere spread by the inhabitants you will feel that Katowice is a unique place in Poland. Walk the beautiful old township Nikiszowiec during the day and be inspired by the art and music presented all over the city. Do not forget to stroll around in the lovely shops and when the evening comes be prepared to spend a long night clubbing and dancing.
This medieval city looks like it has fallen straight out of a fairytale book, with its bustling market square, spiralling Gothic towers, castles and legends about dragons. Explore the narrow backstreets, hidden courtyards and the network of underground cellars and tunnels. Krakow is known as the cultural capital of Poland through its love of music, poetry and theatre. After years of occupation and struggle, Krakow has emerged a proud city with a strong sense of identity, yet has still maintained its artistic and fun-loving soul.
Lodz, Poland’s third largest city and the former textile industry empire, today is a city of modern technologies, a city of culture and grand events. It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of 20th century office buildings, production halls, culture and sports buildings. Lodz is perfect for anyone wanting to get a glimpse of exciting, modern Poland.
Have you ever had occasion to fall in love with a city? If not, Poznan will take your heart with its unique treasures, which stand dreamily watching their own reflections in the fast flowing Warta River. Here, history and tradition interweave with modernity offering you everything from bustling tourist attractions to idyllic hideaways. The city is perfect for romantic getaways. Even if you walk the cobbled streets alone, you will be swept away by the magic that has given Poznan a reputation for being Poland’s most popular small-big city.
Rzeszów is a town retaining links with its medieval past, whilst looking towards the future. Rzeszów is boldly emerging from behind the Iron Curtain to claim its place on the European stage. With such rich historical roots, the vibrancy of a modern student city combined with the surrounding Carpathian Mountains, Rzsezów’s charms will surprise even the most worldly-wise of travellers.
Szczecin is an energetic city where the River Odra eventually flows into the Baltic Sea. Today it is the capital of a new province, Western Pomeranian, which has suffered a turbulent history and now looks to an enlightened and cultural revival. A focal point is that it has managed to preserve its unique character and charm since its recent reform. Szczecin is now awakening to its full potential at an ever increasing pace. You will really feel inspired as you explore this enthralling city.
Warsaw has come a long way since its almost complete destruction in the Second World War. This vibrant, busy city has slowly been emerging as a new cultural diamond of the East, forming the centre of modern Poland. And while shiny skyscrapers, new restaurants and funky clubs shoot like mushrooms from the soil, Warsaw’s many historic buildings serve as a reminder of this city’s glorious history.
Wroclaw is one of the prettiest and liveliest cities in Poland. The multicultural city has an important university, a vast array of restaurants and bars, designer shops, theatre and musical events. The Odra River and dozens of little canals that meander through its tree-lined streets with their tall, multi-coloured buildings set the scene. In fact, Wroclaw is made up of no less than 12 islands, joined by over 100 bridges, and simply begs to be explored.