1. Searching for Chopin

Immerse yourself with Fryderyk Chopin’s music and learn about the composer’s life visiting several places across the country that were of particular importance to him. The first one, Warsaw, is where he spent roughly half of his life. Start with the spectacular Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw with lots of Chopin-related artefacts, and then visit Kazimierz Palace and Czapski Palace, where he lived. Equally interesting is Zelazowa Wola, Chopin’s birthplace, with his family house and a museum.

2.  Nicolaus Copernicus Trail

Nicolaus Copernicus Trail starts in Olsztyn and leads through Lidzbark Warminski, Braniewo to Frombork, where he spent many years of his life, died and was buried. It follows to Malbork and ends in Torun, Copernicus’ birthplace. The trail includes a great variety of Copernicus-related memorabilia, particularly those that are connected with the functions he held throughout his life – his work as a physician, Chapter canon, administrator and bishop’s secretary.

3.  St. James’s Trail

St. James' Way – a European pilgrimage trail for the body and soul, marked with a shell. One of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Europe is St. James’s Trail, which leads to St. James’s town Santiago de Compostela, situated in north-western part of Spain. It runs through nearly all parts of Europe. In Poland there several sections of the trail http://camino.net.pl/co_zabrac_eng.html , including the Greater Polish Way; the Lesser Polish Way; Via Regia; the Lower Silesian Way; and the Polish way, also called Camino Polaco.

4. World War II Trail

In 1939-45 Poland was thoroughly affected by war, which left its mark on nearly all Polish cities and villages. From the Baltic coast to the south, there are several landmarks you might be interested to see: Westerplatte  peninsula and the Monument to the Defenders of Gdansk Post Office; the Uprising Museum and the remains of Ghetto in Warsaw, the RIESE Military Complex near Wroclaw, the Wolf’s Lair; the Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow; Kazimierz, a Jewish quarter in Cracow; and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Camp Museum.

5. Trail of the Eagles' Nests

A marked trail in the south of Poland, named after 25 fortified castles, built to protect Krakow important trading routes against the foreign invaders. The Eagles’ Nests, erected in the 14th century by the order of King Kazimierz the Great, were situate on large limestone cliffs of the Polish Jura.

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