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12 Unusual Places You Should Visit On Your Trip To Poland

12 Unusual Places You Should Visit On Your Trip To Poland

 

Poland is a beautiful country with a long and interesting history that also turned out to be a popular budget travel destination. Poland is getting a more and more commonly chosen holiday spot, especially for backpackers.

However, regardless of your travel title come and see it yourself. Besides luxurious hotels, Poland has its own original Airbnb (kind of) – you can stay at a local’s house and rent a room for a night or two. That is because back in a day tourist infrastructure wasn’t very sufficient across Easter Europe, thus people were encouraged to rent out rooms to tourists. You will fall in love with Pierogi (traditional polish dumplings) and Pączki (a polish type of donuts), and you may even try hundreds of types of Kiełbasa (sausages). And if those facts are reasonable and encouraging enough for you, here is a list of 12 Unusual Places You Should Visit On Your Trip To Poland!

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1. Crooked Forest

There is no doubt that this is a very unique forest with dozens of mysteriously J-shaped pine trees. It is located near Gryfino in West Pomerania in Poland, and it attracts hundreds of tourists each year.

2. The Neon Museum

It is located in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, in Praga district, and it is a very interesting and historical spot. There is a collection of documents and neon advertisements that were created right after World War II. The Neon Museum is the first of this kind museum in Poland, and one of the very few neon light museums in the world.

3. The Skull Chapel

This very unusual church is can be found in Kudowa, Lower Silesia in Poland. The walls and ceiling of the chapel are covered with skulls, and with another 21,000 skeletons below it.

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4. The Painted Village Of Zalipie

This treasure is located only 68 km away from Cracow, and it looks incredible. If you’ve been there, you’ll know! It is a traditional custom to paint and decorate cottages, mostly with flowers.

5. The Keret House

The Keret House is an art installation of the narrowest house in the world! It has been designed by Jakub Szczęsny and it looks very impressive, and surprising too! It measures 152 cm at its widest and only 92 cm at its thinnest!

6. Warsaw Fotoplastikon

It isn’t like any of your local theatres! This theatre rotates stereoscopic images using the Kaiserpanorama system, and essentially it presents the 20th-century picture in 3D form. It is the oldest stereoscopic theatre in Europe that is still in use since it opened in 1905.

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7. Toruń Gingerbread Museum

Traveling to Poland and not treating yourself with traditional polish gingerbread is like buying a scoop of ice-cream but without waffle or cup, but on your hand instead. It is one of those things you either like or dislike but must try.

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8. Warsaw Uprising Museum

This museum is a tribute to all Polish insurgents who decided to fight in a failed attempt to end their city’s Nazi occupation in 1944.

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9. Moving Sand Dunes

These massive sand dunes located in northwestern Poland are as tall as 131 feet and are moving on average 10 meters a year. Locals claim that over the hundreds of years, these dunes have overtaken at least one village. These days, the dunes are protected World Biosphere Reserve and grab the attention of many visitors.

10. The Monument of Anonymous Passerbys

It is a memorial for the group of 14 citizens from the difficult martial law period in Poland in the 1980s. They are sinking in the ground on one side of Swidnica Street in Wrocław and emerging again on the other side.

11. Czar PRL: Life Under Communism Museum

This is a small museum but has a massive collection of items that were common in the communist period. Many products were donated by the citizens, and the museum is growing when new products arrive.

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12. Dollhouse Museum

In Poland, there is a wide spectrum of museums and they’re unique! Have you ever been to a museum that is solely dedicated to tiny homes of dolls? Some of the outstanding dwellings on display date back to the 19th century, and some present times. It is very interesting how the toy industry and perception of homes for dolls have changed throughout the centuries.

What unique and unusual places in Poland would you recommend? Share with us in the comments below.

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