Someone once called Warsaw eastern Paris – for its baroque beauty, elegant regality and quiet charm. But World War II ruthlessly destroyed more than 85% of urban buildings, and the capital of Poland had to start life anew. It still rises from the ashes, and if the reconstructed sights – the Palace and Market Squares, the Royal Castle – can be blamed for some artificiality (although they were restored carefully and carefully), then little-known corners outside the center still retain their cherished authenticity. Continue reading
Auschwitz-Birkenau is one of the most frequently visited Polish museums. Its main feature is reliability – here everything remained exactly as it was at the time of the functioning of the camp. Here are personal belongings of prisoners, gas chambers and crematoria, and even entire rooms full of human hair, which the Germans used in light industry. Continue reading
In the coming weeks, we will discover the amazing natural and cultural attractions of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Our starting point will be the city of Zakopane, which is also the community center of the entire region.
Today we leave the city of Zakopane to the southwest along the road No. 958 to the huge village of Koscielisko, which includes 21 villages. Our first stop is the part called Kiri, where we park and go for a walk along the Koscielisko Valley. You can only walk around the valley on foot, but in summer you can also ride in wheelchairs, and in winter in a sleigh. Continue reading