Poland is a country in central Europe on the Baltic coast. The Oder and Vistula deltas dominate the coast, fringed with sanddunes. Inland much of Poland is low lying with forests and lakes. In the south lie the Sudeten and West Carpathian mountains. Poland borders with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Belarussia and the Ukraine.

The climate is continental with warm sum-mers and cold winters. Agriculture is important. Industry is heavily industrialised with mining and manufacturing. Poland is one of the worlds largest coal-producers.

The about 39.000.000 inhabitants live in an area of about 313.000 square kilometers. Languages spoken are Polish, German and in larger cities some English.

Between Baltic beaches and snow-capped mountains, Poland boasts two major cities vying for attention, each home to a noted Old Town. After World War II, Warsaw rebuilt to become today’s vibrant capital, while Krakow is often called the cultural heart of Poland with its universities and museums.

The Baltic coastline in the North and the mountains of the South are Poland’s most notable geographic features. There are opportunities for four-season recreation, including skiing in the winter and all manner of water sports in the summer.

If your start point is the capital, Warsaw, then expect a journey into hedonism as you explore some of the best clubs and bars in the country. If you’re after something more cerebral then check out the Warsaw Uprising Museum – possibly the best museum in Poland.

Most travellers tend to gravitiate towards Poland’s seat of culture, Krakow, and you won’t be disappointed with its cobbled old town, world class dining and endless cellar bars. It’s the ideal base to explore Poland; flanking it on each side are the Auschwitz death camp, and Poland’s winter capital, Zakopane. Regarded as Poland’s answer to Aspen expect little less than a top notch ski resort which pairs natural beauty with a lively nightlife.

If it’s history you’re after then don’t dare miss Gdansk, which can count itself as a one city waltz through history. A trading stronghold from the middle ages, this handsome town was the cradle of two of the most important events of the 20th century; the start of WWII, and the birthplace of the Solidarity movement. While you’re in the region then check out Poland’s party capital, Sopot: summer maybe over, but the party certainly isn’t. Further down the road the city of Gdynia completes what is known as the Tri-City conurbation, and is the areas financial and culinary pace setter.

Poznan and Wroclaw crown of a country full of gems. Poznan will bring you here for business, but bring you back for pleasure. There is a distinctly cosmopolitan feel to it, and the clubs and pubs are some of the best in the country; don’t believe us, then order a beer at the Brovaria Microbrewery, or take a trip out of town to the Lech brewing factory. Next up: Wroclaw. Gothic towers and hip clubs rub shoulders in what is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Central/Eastern Europe. Last but by no means Lodz; the latest addition to the In Your Pocket family. We’re delighted to have launched the most in-depth English-language guide you’ll find to the city. Find out about the highs and lows of Poland’s second city, taking in everything from Europe’s largest municipal park, to the awesome Manufaktura centre: possibly the most exciting and ambitious regeneration project undertaken in Central/Eastern Europe.

Our guides to Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz and Zakopane will help you to to get around, find the best hotels, bars, restaurants and museums and open your eyes to another side of Poland.

Poland’s long history is reflected in the historic sites visitors can see today.

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