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Poland Flag Poland is a country in eastern Europe. It has land borders with Belarus. the Czech Republic. Germany. Lithuania. Russia (specifically the Russian exclave of the Kalinigrad Oblast). Slovakia, and Ukraine, as well as a coastline on the Baltic Sea.

The population of Poland, as of 2010, was estimated at 38,163,895. Approximately 1.7 million people live in the country's capital and largest city, Warsaw, with around 3.3 million living in the Warsaw metropolitan area.

Economically speaking, Poland is one of the most successful of the post-Communist countries of Europe. The country has made a successful transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, and has experience high GDP growth, even in the teeth of the late 2000s worldwide recession. Poland is today a member of the European Union, and plans the join the eurozone and adopt the euro currency within the next few years.

Poland Country Details


Country Name Poland
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Eastern Europe
Flag Poland Flag
Principal Language Polish
Capital Warsaw


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Lonely Planet Poland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Marc Di Duca

Lonely Planet
Paperback (456 pages)

Lonely Planet Poland (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Poland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Krakow's scintillating nightlife, admire the elegance of Warsaw's 'Palace on the Water' or explore the amber stalls along the crooked medieval lanes of Gdansk; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Poland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Poland Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife
  • Over 60 maps
  • Covers Warsaw, Mazovia and Podlasie, Krakow, Malopolska, the Carpathian Mountains, Silesia, Wielkopolska, Gdansk and Pomerania, Warmia and Masuria, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Poland, our most comprehensive guide to Poland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Krakow? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-09-22
Paperback (376 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Poland. Whether exploring the liveliness of its big cities or taking in the natural beauty of its idyllic lakes, beaches and mountains, you will experience the culture of Eastern hospitality and community values of this land that is deeply rooted in tradition and history.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights .
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Recommend: For an in-depth guidebook to Eastern and Central Europe, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Eastern and Central Europe, which offers the most complete coverage of the region, trip-planning itineraries, and more.

Insight Guide: Pocket Poland (Insight Pocket Guides)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guide: Pocket Poland (Insight Pocket Guides)
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Poland's towns certainly rank among the finest in central Europe. The towns are rich in history, architecture and Polish character. As well as it's beautiful cities, Poland has a lot more to offer including the surrounding mountains, seas and lake districts which incites love at first sight. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Poland, a concise, full-color guide to this beautiful country that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Poland has to offer.

Inside Insight Pocket Guide Poland:

Where To Go takes you from the old town and market square in Krakow to Poland's largest, most famous castle in Malbork.

Take in the impressive countryside of Poland which is ideal for leisurely walking, or if you fancy something more challenging then a hike through the high Tatra Mountains around Zakopanes is highly recommended.

Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the Tatra Mountains,the capital city of Warsaw and Malbork Castle.

Perfect Tour provides an itinerary for the best way to spend your time in the country.

What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from watersports and shopping to seeing the opera.

Essential information on Poland's culture, including a brief history of the country.

Eating Out covers the countries best cuisine.

Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.

A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Rick Steves Eastern Europe
By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2015-06-09
Paperback (1428 pages)

Rick Steves Eastern Europe
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Eastern Europe—including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Explore Eastern Europe's top cities, from the romantic spires of Prague and the steamy thermal baths of Budapest to charming Kraków and laid-back Ljubljana. Enjoy the imperial sights of Vienna and walking tours of exotic Dubrovnik. Then delve into the region's natural wonders: hike through the waterfall wonderland at Plitvice Lakes National Park, drive the winding road to the Julian Alps, and watch the sun dip slowly into the Adriatic from the Dalmatian Coast.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, and boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the magical medieval castle on Wawel Hill, join the Krakow bike tour for an introduction to the city or experience the underground nightlife; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Krakow and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Krakow map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Wawel Hill, Old Town, Kazimierz, Podgorze and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick-trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Krakow's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Poland guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Insight Guides: Poland
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
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Insight Guides: Poland
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure



Poland is a country in transformation, keen to drop its Communist past and become an integral part of a modern, innovative Europe. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Poland, a comprehensive full-color guide comprehensively updated by a team of local Polish writers keen to showcase the beauty and new attractions that their country has to offer.



Inside Insight Guide Poland:




  • A fully-overhauled edition by our team of local authors.


  • Stunning new photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life.


  • Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the beautifully preserved Kraków, the newly regenerated Gdansk and the spectacular Tatra Mountains in our Best of Poland.


  • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the dense forests and “shifting” sand dunes of its national parks to the top sea and sun destinations in Western Pomerania.


  • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants.








About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



‘Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.’ - Wanderlust Magazine
Top 14 Places to Visit in Poland - Top 14 Poland Travel Guide
By Atsons

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Top 14 Places to Visit in Poland - Top 14 Poland Travel Guide
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“Top 14 Places to Visit in Poland” is an easy to use, no-nonsense travel guide showing you the 14 best destinations Poland has to offer. Packed full of interesting and useful information for each place, this Poland travel guide is the ultimate travel accessory for discovering this amazing country!

Inside Atsons “Top 14 Places to Visit in Poland”:
  • Poland’s top 14 best places to visit listed in order of importance.
  • High quality photos of the top 14 places.
  • Easy to digest descriptions of every place.
  • Essential historical information to provide you with a better understanding of each destination.
  • Recommendations of attractions and activities to give you a better visiting experience.
  • Places you must visit include Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk, and Auschwitz.

FAQs

There are lots of travel guides for Poland, why should I get this one?

If you are looking for an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point Poland travel guide, then this is for you. All the destinations listed contain high quality pictures, historical and background information, attractions and activities, and are listed in order of importance ensuring you’ll know exactly which place you want to visit when discovering Poland!

I’ve never been to Poland, will this guide help me?

If you’ve never visited Poland or plan on visiting but don’t know where to go then this Poland travel guide is the perfect starting point. Poland has so many interesting and unique places that it can often be difficult to decide where you want to go. This guide is here to help you with that decision by giving you 14 breathtaking destinations to choose from, with the added bonus of the guide being a top 14 list so you'll know exactly where to start your journey.


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