Types of Tourism in Poland
The main cities that attract tourists with their attractions are Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Lodz, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Torun, located 200 km from it, the birthplace of Copernicus. It is also worth visiting the Wieliczka salt mines, which are one of the most famous sights of Poland and are included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. In addition, there are many natural monuments in the country – the Tatras, the Masurian Lake District, the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, caves.
The healing properties of Polish spas have been known for a long time. A wide variety of diseases are treated here, including rheumatic conditions, problems with the musculoskeletal system, blood circulation, respiratory tract, digestive tract, gynecological problems, skin diseases, endocrine system problems, metabolic and genitourinary problems. Currently, about fifty resorts operate in Poland every year. On the Baltic coast and in Central Poland, resorts are rich in therapeutic mud, in the Sudetes – carbonic and radon mineral waters, in the Carpathians – iodine hydrogen sulfide sources. The most popular medical resorts: balneological – Krynica, Rzegestow, Szczawnica, Rabka, Polanica-Zdrój; balneo-mud – Cieplice, Busko-Zdroj, Ciechocinek, Polchin-Zdroj; balneological – Löndek-Zdrój, Dushniki-Zdrój, Kudova-Zdrój, Szczavno-Zdrój, Sieradow, Iwonich, Inowroclaw; climatic – Sopot, Kolobrzeg; mountain climatic – Zakopane. Even if you are absolutely healthy, in the treatment centers in Poland you can increase your vitality and cleanse your body. Check top-medical-schools.org for travel information in Poland.
Although beach holidays are not the main tourist destination in Poland there are opportunities for him. Sandy beaches stretch for 500 km along the Baltic coast, in some places their width reaches 40 m. The landscape of resorts is lakes, islets, river mouths, bays, sandy spits with dunes, hills descending to the sea in steep ledges. The effect of the sun’s rays in this area is not as strong as in the southern resorts, and does not affect human health. Sea air saturated with iodine has valuable healing properties, so it is recommended to visit the Baltic coast for everyone who suffers from respiratory diseases, not only in summer but also in winter, for example, in resorts such as Kolobrzeg and Swinoujscie.
Today, Polish resorts are not inferior to European ones in terms of comfort and level of service. In addition, each resort area has its own natural healing resources: mud therapy, hydrotherapy, inhalations. The main resorts in Poland are Sopot, Kolobrzeg, Swinoujscie, Leba, Yastrzhembya Gura, Ustka, Krynica Morska. Among the bottoms, the most popular is Sopot, sometimes called the “Pearl of the Baltic”.
REST ON THE LAKES.
In Poland more than 9 thousand lakes located in a picturesque area. The most popular holiday destination is the “land of a thousand lakes” – the Masurian Lake District. It is located in the north-east of the country and has been called the “green lungs of Poland”. Here are the largest lakes – Shniardvy and Mamry, as well as many picturesque reservoirs connected by rivers. The lakes are surrounded by vast forests with landscaped parks and nature reserves. In the Masurian Lake District, you can not only swim and sunbathe, but also go fishing, rowing, surfing, sailing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and the surrounding rivers are popular among kayakers. There are many water sports bases and boarding houses. They offer their services not only in summer, but also in autumn and winter.
Poland is proud of the picturesque corners of nature, almost untouched by man. The country has 22 national parks, 122 landscape parks, dozens of nature reserves and thousands of natural monuments. Many corners of the country have retained their original beauty, which is almost never found in densely populated Europe. These are, first of all, the Tatras in the south of the country, the Bieszczady and wooded Beskids in the southeast, the Sudetenland in the southwest – a favorite, along with the Tatras and the Baltic coast, a place of rest for the inhabitants of Poland, as well as rocky limestone Pieniny. In the east of the country there are the only large virgin forests in Europe – Belovezhskaya Pusha, Peninsky Park, Oytsovsky National Park. In the north, a chain of numerous lakes stretches, located among picturesque hills and forests – the unique land of the Great Masurian Lakes. In Poland the unique ecosystem of the Biebrza Marshes has been preserved, one of the last natural marshlands in Europe.
Thanks to the unique nature, hiking has become one of the most popular types of recreation in Poland.