Unknown to many people in the UK and other parts of Europe who have never been there before, Poland is a charming and wonderful place to travel through in winter. The Eastern European country offers truly authentic winter holiday experiences through a combination of history, culture, and cold weather activities.
Whether you’re into sight seeing, love getting active during your break, or a bit of both, our brief guide to winter travelling in Poland featured below will help you make the most of your time there:
Sights and Culture
As mentioned in the introduction above, Poland makes for a perfect winter getaway destination due to the wealth of both cultural heritage and winter activities the country has to offer. The country has a rich history waiting to be discovered and these sights seem to get even more special with a snowy background.
From the Royal Castle in Warsaw to St Mary’s Basilica, those interested in architecture will be spoilt for choice. Warsaw and Krakow in particular are home to many architectural wonders and cultural treats, including stately palaces and museums packed with historic artworks, sculptures and artefacts.
While there are many fascinating galleries, museums and Places to explore, the cities also boast many eateries and bars where you can keep warm, rest, and sample the countries culinary specialities such as Bararina,- roasted or grilled mutton.
The locals are warm and friendly, even to tourist’s eager trying share the funny polish phrases they learnt off the internet! Still, whether you are in the capital or further out in a city like Gdansk, the experience remains friendly and helpful.
There is no shortage of things to keep you active in Poland during the winter either, with Krakow’s nearby mountains providing crisp air for cold-weather walks or hiking, and great skiing opportunities.
In addition, there are cosy mountain villages which afford an opportunity to just enjoy the surrounding winter scenery. For ski lovers, Poland offers an ideal destination to enjoy a winter break without the crowds that normally come along with visiting the more commercialised ski resorts in other parts of Europe.
With Christmas one of the biggest dates of the winter it is also worth noting that Poland is a great destination for amazing Winter Wonder holidays and Christmas market getaways. There are bucket loads of old-style Polish charm within the gothic and Baroque architecture as cities like Krakow host their famous festive markets and winter celebrations. On offer is everything from jewellery to handicrafts, a variety of delicious foods and a buzzing atmosphere.
Here there is no need to break the bank in order to get that perfect unusual Christmas gift for friends and family back home, and you also get to refuel with a warming cup of mulled wine or cherry vodka!
Whether you prefer to visit historic cities and exploring their architecture, museums, culture, and cuisine, or you prefer more active pursuits; – Poland has lots of both to offer, even in winter. The guide to winter travelling in Poland above is a great place to start planning your own perfect getaway this winter.