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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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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Poland
By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (376 pages)

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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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Krakow
By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-02-20
Paperback (256 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Krakow is your in-depth guide to the very best of the city of Krakow.

Enjoy the old-world beauty of Krakow with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide, your companion for discovering what the oldest city in Poland has to offer visitors. Enjoy scenic walks exploring Krakow's unique architecture and famous parks. Visit museums and galleries, stroll through the Historic Centre, or take a trip to Main Market Square: Our guide has everything you'll need to experience Krakow on any budget.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Krakow

   • 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.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • 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 and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • 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: Krakow truly shows you the city of Krakow as no one else can.

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

The Rough Guide to Poland (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2018-07-03
Paperback (488 pages)

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Discover this fascinating country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to wander through Krakow's magnificent medieval Old Town, hike in the Tatra Mountains or relax on the Baltic coast, The Rough Guide to Poland will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.



- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.

- Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the cobbled alleys of Lublin or Warsaw's New Town without needing to get online.

- Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

- Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Poland's best sights and experiences.

- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.

- Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

- Areas covered include: Warsaw, Mazovia and Lódz, the Bay of Gdansk and the Wisla Delta, Torun, Mazuria and Podlasie, Lublin, Zamosc, the Polish Carpathians, Kraków and Malopolska, the Tatras and the Pieniny, Upper Silesia, Wroclaw and Lower Silesia, Wielkopolska, Pomerania.

- Attractions include: the Mazurian Lakes; wooden churches near Zakopane; Auschwitz-Birkenau; Malbork Castle; Kazimierz Dolny; Slowinski national park; Wieliczka Salt Mine; Bialowieza national park; Bieszczady national park; Rynek Glówny, Kraków, and much more.

- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities and more.

- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books, music and film, plus a handy language section and glossary.



Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Poland
Rick Steves Eastern Europe
By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-07-03
Paperback (1100 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 Poland (Travel Guide)
By Mark Baker & 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 all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to 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 show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
  • Free, convenient pull-out Krakow map (included in print version), plus over 67 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Outdoor Activities, and Eat Like a Local
  • Coverage of Warsaw, Krakow, Malopolska, the Carpathian Mountains, Mazovia, Podlasie, Warmia, Masuria, Gdansk, Pomerania, Wielkopolska, Silesia, the Olsztyn region, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Poland, our most comprehensive guide to Poland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mark Baker, Marc Di Duca, and Tim Richards.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Eat Smart in Poland: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure (Eat Smart)
By Joan Peterson

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This smartly designed, richly photographed and illustrated culinary travel guidebook tells travelers how to find the most delicious, authentic and adventuresome eating experiences in Poland. The authors share the secrets they ve uncovered while hunting for something good to eat from restaurant dining to home cooking to fresh market produce to street-vendor fare to allow you to get to the heart of the culture through its cuisine.
    Eat Smart in Poland contains a quick, easy-to-use menu guide, a helpful glossary of foods and flavors, tips on how to shop the fascinating food markets, useful phrases in Polish when ordering or buying food, a collection of recipes to try at home, and more. If you are traveling or moving to Poland, take this book with you!

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Lonely Planet Pocket Krakow (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

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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.


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