Christmas Wishlist: The Best Places to Visit in Poland
Is skiing not your thing? Try bison tracking, go on a sleigh ride, or relax in a winter spa! There are lots of Poland destinations waiting for you this Christmas!
Poland is one of the best Christmas destinations in Europe. It is easy to get there and there is a cold, but charming atmosphere during the winter months that will offer you a truly authentic winter holiday experience. There are mountain villages where you can enjoy the sweeping views and enjoy your Christmas holidayswithout the crowds and commercialism of the larger European ski resorts. Also, Poland features a medieval architecture has a variety of lively cultural activities to meet the needs of every single kind of tourists. So, if you are looking for a Christmas holiday in Poland, we suggest you keep scrolling and find out our list of the best places to visit in Poland!
Located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane is Poland’s best-known mountain resort. With streets and rooftops that are especially picturesque when covered in snow, Zakopane is probably one of the most incredible places to go for Christmas. It’s the perfect city for winter sports enthusiasts, and there are many exceptional ski slopes and hiking trails to try out. To add some culture to this Christmas holiday, travelers can also find out more about Witkacy, a controversial and a colorful artist associated with the city.
Gdańsk is the most important seaport of Poland. Its architecture is simply breathtaking, featuring a beautiful old town full of houses and buildings. If you visit Gdańsk in Christmas, be sure to stop by its Christmas marketon Targ Weglowy to meet the Polish Santa, take a twirl on the ice skating rink, and see Christmas tree displaysfrom around the world.
Located in the Karkonosze Mountains, Karpacz is mostly worth visiting for the wide range of winter activities it offers. Karpacz is an ideal place for those who are entering the world of downhill, cross-country skiing and ski touring. There’s also a 19th-century medieval church that was brought from Scandinavia called Wang Chapel, a marvelous example of Romanesque architecture. A Christmas destination you can’t miss!
Warszawa is one of the most magical cities in Poland, offering lots of things to do even now in the winter. If you visit this city during the Christmas, you have to walk through the Old Town, where you can find colorful light decorations and even meet a Santa.
Białowieża Forest is the last remaining primeval forest in the lowland Europe. For this diversity, age and largely natural structure it has been recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site now visited by thousands from all over the world and it is one of the best destinations to go this Christmas. If you like thrillings experiences, then you can to go bison tracking in the winter and search for these majestic animals in the snow-covered wilderness.
Poznań is a true winter wonderland.The main square is a lovely venue for a Christmas market, where everything is decorated with beautiful lights. This market stands out with a nativity scene and the International Ice Sculpture Competition, the products of which are left standing until they melt.
The town of Giżycko is one of the most popular yachting resort of Poland. This Christmas holiday destination lies between large lakes that have navigable connections to other surrounding bodies of water. The sailing capital of Poland is filled with beautiful lakes that frozen solid in winter, becoming a popular iceboating destination as well.
Kraków is probably one of the most dazzling cities in Europe, and there is no surprise it had to be on our Christmas wishlist! The Christmas market on the Market Square offers a wide range of Christmas merchandise such as hand-painted bubbles, Christmas tree decorations, decorative articles, Christmas attire, ceramic, wooden, woolen and cloth goods, glass art, jewelry, souvenirs, postcards, and calendars. This market attracts visitors from around the world. Main Market Square, always lively, becomes festive with carriage rides, Christmas decorations, and the smell of mulled wine. Christmas in Kraków is not to be missed.
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