Warsaw, Poland – Anyone who has ever travelled there can agree: Poland is a beautiful and varied country, with a vast diversity of breath-taking destinations to visit.
Since Instagram itself is becoming an important medium for people to choose their next holiday trip, we’ll look at some of the most popular and “Instagrammable” spots in Poland.
This article is intended for everyone interested in travelling around Poland – whether you’re a travel fan or Polish blogger looking for some new content ideas to get more likes (or if you’re thinking of boosting your Instagram travel page and buy engagement, the price option for 20 likes might surprise you).
Royal Lazienki Park
A real gem at the heart of Warsaw, Lazienki park was built in the 17th century, and was originally a bath for noblemen. Famous Polish architect Tylman van Gameren designed this park for politician Stanisław Lubomirski, who ordered a bath in baroque style where he could come and find inspiration. Its name Lazienki derives from the Polish word for “bath.”
Today, it is one of the most famous and visited parks in Poland, with an impressive number of secret pathways and hidden gardens it. It is a perfect spot for history fans and people who simply love spending time outdoors. A number of shows and performances are also held there throughout the year.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Being a UNESCO Heritage site, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is considered one of the “wonders of Poland.” With nine different levels to explore, hundreds of thousands of tourists have visited this incredible site, which boasts more than 2,000 different caves with a depth of 327 m.
Since medieval times, this place was called Magnum Sal and was a source of wealth and prosperity for the country. Today, it has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists, domestic and foreign alike.
Castle in Moszna
This breath-taking castle may truly make visitors believe they ventured at the heart of a medieval fantasy.
Built as a palace for rich magnates, the castle is located about 20 miles south of Opole, in the south of Poland, and boasts a fascinating history. In 1945, the location was used as a Red Army base, and later became a sanatorium and clinic until just a few years ago.
The Isle of Usedom
Nicknamed “the sun island” with vistas reminding one of luxurious Greek destinations, the island is situated in the Baltic Sea and jointly belongs to Poland and Germany.
The breath-taking beaches and stunning architecture, as well as the famed botanical garden make this little island a genuine little paradise.
Wroclaw Old Town
Part of Poland since the end of the Second World War, Wroclaw is one of the top destinations in the country, and the city is the sort of place you’re likely to see on the frontpage of any tourism brochure.
An incredibly colourful and dynamic place, the city itself is home to thousands of young Polish and international students, and boasts a great array of interesting historical and culture sites including the Town Hall, Wroclaw Zoo, Ostrów Tumski, and St. Elizabeth’s Church.
The Valley of Five Polish Ponds
Formed during the ice age, the valley itself is a mountainous, post-glacial area spread over 4 km and featuring loads of spectacular and breath-taking places to see. Peaks and ridges are some of the most beautiful examples of mountain regions, and you could feel like you’re actually in Austria or South America.
The Pliocene Valley has five different ponds, some with crystal clear water, beautiful plants and even wildlife. Make sure you dress appropriately for the incredible hike rather than just for the cameras, as it can get pretty cold, and all the pathways aren’t easy to walk.
The whole of the city of Torun is worth the trip, with some truly unbelievable sites and full of winding side streets and old buildings. Torun has stayed largely intact since the 8th century, with the marketplace and surrounding historic buildings (dating back around 500 years) as some of the most memorable spots to visit.
The Old Quarter is probably the most “Instagrammable” area, as it has a soulful and historic look, including a 13th-century castle. It’s actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located between Poland and neighbouring Slovakia to the south, the Tatra Mountains are one of the most popular mountainous destinations for both Polish and foreign tourists alike, boasting extensive infrastructure and numerous picturesque views and sights. It’s estimated that more than 2 million visitors come to the area each year.
Due to its favourable climate conditions, the Tatra massif can be visited all year round, whether you’re looking for some winter attractions or some great hikes during the summer period. Among its most interesting sights not to miss, don’t forget to make the trip to the Tatra National Park and Morskie Oko, the biggest lake in the massif.
Ojcow National Park
The Ojcow National Park is located not too far away from Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city and capital of the olden days. Although not as famous as other ones, it is attracting growing numbers of tourists, not the least due to its amazing natural variety, from cliffs and caves to beautiful ravines.
Ojcow is also famous for its biodiversity, with thousands of different species living there. The place is also famous for its trout farm and ruins of the ancient castle, built by King Casimir III in honour of his father.