Regions

Regions of Poland
Beaches, cliffs and Kashubian folklore. Thousands of lakes hidden deep within forests, watched over by the towers of Teutonic fortresses. The domes of eastern churches scattered throughout the mountainsides. Poland is a fascinating jigsaw puzzle, composed of colourful regional pieces.
DOLNOSLASKIE VOIVODSHIP - THE LAND OF MANY TREASURES
Mysterious tunnels, castles on high hills, mansions hidden in romantic parks – when it comes to the number and beauty of the castles, the Dolnoslaskie Voivodship (Lower Silesia) can compete with many places in Europe. Even at times with the Loire Valley.
KUJAWSKO POMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP - HOME OF GINGERBREAD AND BRINE
Salty and sweet at the same time – this is the flavour of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship, located in the northern part of Poland. The salt comes from a gigantic, underground lake, and the sweetness from the Toruń gingerbreads, with recipes which haven’t changed in years.
LUBELSKIE VOIVODSHIP - FOLLOW THE BUG RIVER
The third largest Voivodship in Poland lies along the eastern borderlands of the country. Its neighbours are Belarus and the Ukraine, across the Bug River, a wild and twisting river. This is the area where Polish and Russian, Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish influences are all mixed together. It is a land which has seen many changes. A full-blooded borderland.
LUBUSKIE REGION
If you prefer discovering and admiring the beauty of nature without the accompanying crowds of tourists, go to Poland! My fiancé and I have recently visited this magical country. The journey doesn’t take long and holidays there are much cheaper than in many Western European countries. People are very friendly and it is easy to find those magically secluded areas and avoid the noisy city life. We spent several days relaxing on the shores of pristine and silent lakes in the west of Poland, which only put us in the mood for planning another visit. Don’t wait too long – if you are looking for a mystical fairy-tale, visit Poland!
ŁÓDZKIE - nabiera prędkości
...ŁÓDZKIE - nabiera prędkości - z coraz większą liczbą atrakcji turystycznych przyrodniczych i antropogenicznych, zwłaszcza takich jak jedyne w Polsce uzdrowisko termalne w Uniejowie czy obiekt narciarski w środku Polski - Góra Kamieńsk na zboczu interesującej kopalni Bełchatów; w województwie łódzkim jest geometryczny środek Polski we wsi Piątek, a stolicą regionu jest wielokulturowa i nowoczesna Łódź...
MALOPOLSKIE VOIVODSHIP - MORE THAN PASTRIES WITH CREAM
You can’t say you know Poland if you haven’t visited the Malopolskie Voivodship. The former capital of our country, Krakow, is situated here. And to the south, the Tatry - the highest mountains with 5 places in Malopolska on the UNESCO World Heritage List!
MAZOWIECKIE VOIVODSHIP - THE LARGEST OF THEM ALL
The capital of Mazowsze, Warsaw, is – next to Helsinki – considered the most verdant of European capitals. There are many parks, gardens, and grassy promenades in the city. The silver-willow-green garden on the roof of the University Library is one of the most original ones. A perfect place to catch your breath.
OPOLSKIE VOIVODSHIP - A TALE ABOUT THE DINOSAUR
The tiny Opole region is an exceptional part of Poland – it is here that the oldest dinosaur fossils in the world were discovered. Silesaurus opolensis (the Silesian lizard from Opole) lived 230 million years ago in Krasiejowo.
PODKARPACKIE VOIVOIDSHIP
Podkarpackie is one of the greenest regions of Poland. There are pristine meadows and beautiful forests. Over one third of the region’s area, including remnants of the ancient Carpathian primeval Forest, is protected. Mighty wisents, lynxes, wildcats, and a number of rare bird species such as the golden eagle, are just a few of many species you can meet while hiking in the area.
PODLASKIE VOIVODSHIP - UNDISCOVERED BEAUTY
There is a region in Poland that can be easily called … The Wild East. It still has not been affected and overwhelmed by today’s Great Tourism movement. It is in fact unspoiled, as yet. Only a small group of the initiated knows that apart from the pristine quality of its nature, a fascinating borderlands culture waits here for those who wish to explore this region. And where do we find this mysterious place? The Podlaskie Voivodship, the best kept secret in Poland.
POMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP - BALTIC'S AMBER
A thousand blue lakes, a desert, verdant forests and rushing hill land rivers. Any adventure in the Pomorskie Voivodship along the Baltic coast usually starts in the Tricity, an unusual urban assembly of three towns: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
SLASKIE VOIVODSHIP - INDUSTRIAL ADVENTURE
The outlines of foundries on the horizon. Factories and mining towers dominate the landscape of Silesia, one of the smallest Voivodships in Poland. There are not many rural landscapes here, but plenty of urban ones: 71, one next to the other, dense, as in any industrial anthill. Run away? Why, no! Stay – as long as possible.
THE SWIETOKRZYSKIE VOIVODSHIP - GEOLOGY AND ART LOVERS’ PARADISE
The oldest mountains in Europe – the Pepper Mountains, caves full of marvels from the Kras era, dinosaur prints and the fossils of unique shell fish. Musical motifs and historical sites of technology from the Stone Age, Iron Age and industrial revolution. Those are the treasures of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodship.
WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODSHIP - THREE COLOURS
Blue, white, red – the flag of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship is made up of these colours. The deep blue of the lakes, the white of sails and storks’ wings. Sometimes, as a contrast, the red bricks of the Teutonic castles.
WIELKOPOLSKA REGION - THE CRADLE OF POLAND
Wielkopolska is a special place on the map of our country. This is where the first ruler of the Piast dynasty became the leader of several united Slavic tribes and was baptised a Christian by a German bishop. Over 1000 years ago Poland was born here.
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP - BISONS AND CLIFFS
Golden beaches sheltered by massive, sharp cliffs, fishing boats dragged out on the sand with seagulls soaring over them. You can enjoy these images typical for the Baltic coast in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship, but the less typical … such as the feeding of the bison – can be experienced as well.

The beaches, cliffs and resorts of West Pomerania occupy a strip of the Baltic coast from the island of Wolin up to Kolobrzeg. This region also contains the Drawskie lake district.

In East Pomerania, you will find Poland’s largest shifting sand dunes (in the Slowinski National Park), the country’s longest peninsula (that of Hel) and the largest cluster of yew trees in Europe (in the Tucholskie Woods). All this is spiced with the folklore of Kashubia and Kujawy and reminders of the Mennonite culture in Zulawy.

Mazuria is a land not only of 4,000 bright blue lakes, but also of natural forests and rivers which provide excellent conditions for canoeing. Tourists are attracted here by the Trail of the Great Lakes and the unique Ostrodzko-Elblaski canal, as well as the nearby Teutonic castles and Prussian forest lodges.

Lost in the extreme north-east of Poland is the region of Suwalki, which enchants visitors with the charm of its glacier-shaped landscape and the rich culture from the Polish, Russian and Lithuanian border areas.

Across the middle of Poland lie the following regions: Wielkopolska, the cradle of the Polish state; next to it are the green lands of Lubuskie; the flat level plains of Mazovia ; the region of Lodz; and Podlasie, a land of wild nature, multicultural border towns and villages with beautiful eastern churches.

Silesia, which occupies south-west Poland, is divided into Lower Silesia, with its capital in Wroclaw, and Upper Silesia, centred on Katowice. Although this is a heavily industrial area, there is no shortage of places of valued natural beauty, such as the Lower Silesian Woods, the Sudeten mountains, Beskid Slaski and Beskid Zywiecki.

A region particularly generously endowed by nature is Malopolska. The mountain ranges of the Beskids and the area of Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska, with its many forts from the era of the Piast dynasty, border the historic towns of the Lublin region, the industrial wonders of Swietokrzyskie and areas of natural interest such as the loessial Roztocze and the marshy Polesie.

Podhale, the cradle of Polish highland culture, stretches from the Tatra mountains to Orawa and Spisz. Its capital is Zakopane. Podkarpacie is best known for the Beskid Niski and Bieszczady mountains, in which there are scattered wooden Orthodox churches, reminders of the Lemki and Bojki who once lived here.

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