Autumn has officially arrived in every corner of Poland. If you want to visit Poland to explore wonderful landscapes and romantic historic towns, the best time of the year is about now!

??? Early autumn in Poland is mostly warm and sunny, visitors can enjoy themselves thoroughly in peaceful and pleasant places surrounded by natural beauty and without worrying about the rain and big crowds.

Though all of the regions in Poland are beautiful and worth visiting, we’d like to share three special places where boast extremely beautiful views in autumn.

?Bieszczady mountains
One of the best regions to see during autumn in Poland is the Bieszczady mountains, located in the most south-eastern part of Poland on the border with Slovakia and Ukraine. The most beautiful part of the mountain range is protected by the Bieszczady National Park, which is the third-largest national park in Poland. By day, you can take a hike to the highest peak of Bieszczady Poland, or walk along the wooden architecture trail filled with historical attractions and beautiful wooden churches. By night, you can also find the darkest place in Europe here, up to 7,000 stars may be seen by the naked eye at Starry Sky Park.

?Białowieża Forest
One of the most famous Forest in Poland, Białowieża Forest is the last remaining fragments of Europe’s primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. Known for its beauty and natural values, this ancient forest is hardly untouched by humans. There are many trails for pedestrians and cyclists in the forest. The must-see attraction is the European bison Show Reserve, where visitors can see the king of the forest – the bison! In addition, there are a unique museum, church, numerous hotels and restaurants, making it the perfect place to visit in autumn.

?Polish Baltic Coast
Though autumn may not be the perfect time to go swimming in the Baltic Sea, it is an ideal time to explore the Tri-City area (Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot). Wandering the beach, admire the spectacular views along the Baltic Coast, It is exceptionally beautiful at this time of year. With fewer tourists, it is the perfect time to visit some of the museums, castles, and other historical sites around the cities as well. Don’t forget to visit the incredible new Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, you will be blown away by the experience!

Polish autumn is truly beautiful, if you have any chance to visit Poland during autumn, do not miss it!?

??✈️?? Poland to reinstate flights to the Schengen zone on Sept 30! But the air travel ban will apply to 29 other countries where a 14-day cumulative Covid-19 infection rate exceeds 90 per 100,000 inhabitants, and soon the ban will come into force from September 30 and last for two weeks, the Infrastructure Ministry announced on Friday.

“Additionally, we are maintaining a very strict epidemic security regime at all Polish airports. Therefore, we can safely continue to gradually lift the flight bans,” Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marcin Horała was quoted as saying.

Have you got any travel plans for the holiday? There are many appealing attractions and stunning views of nature in Poland, and we are here for you.?

If you are passionate about history and want to experience the atmosphere of Poland’s medieval history, then the Eagles’ Nests Landscape Park would be your best choice. Situated on the beautiful, undulating Kraków-Czestochowa Upland, it is a 597 km2 protected area established in 1980 and covers much of the area of the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests, which is a marked trail along a chain of 25 medieval castles. This special name of the Park stems from numerous medieval castles built in the area, which are mostly located on tall rocks and cliffs in the Polish Jura and are compared to eagles’ nests.

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For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many hiking trails and limestone rocks perfect for climbing. One of the best ways to visit the Eagles’ Nests is to hike along the 164 km the Trail of the Eagle’s Nests, which is a marked trail along a chain of 25 medieval castles that starts in Kraków and ends in Czestochowa and is considered as one of the best tourist trails in Poland. Along the way, people can admire many historic castles and a location for the Netflix series The Witcher. For families with children, they will love the fresh air and easy trails here. 

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The castles date mostly to the 14th century, they were constructed probably by the order of King of Poland Casimir the Great and were built to protect Krakow as well as important trading routes against the foreign invaders. Later on, some of the castles passed on into the hands of various aristocratic families. New owners usually refurbished and renovated their medieval fortresses as stately manor-houses and family nests but eventually, the proud Eagle-nest castles largely turned into picturesque ruins. Nonetheless, they remain spectacular landmarks and well worth a visit.

? Among all the castles, the most particular one is Pieskowa Skala Castle, which is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Poland that once serviced as a seat of several noble families, located just 40 km from Krakow Old Town and surrounded by the picturesque Polish Jurassic Highland. Today, the castle is known as one of the pearls of the Polish Renaissance featuring the 16th-century arcaded courtyard and observation loggia. It looks fabulous, especially in autumn when surrounded by colorful leaves.

? Ogrodzieniec Castle is another highlight in the trail, which is one of the biggest fortresses in Europe. Located on the peak of the Upland – the Castle Hill, rising at 515,5 m above sea level, the castle is a ruined medieval castle that was originally built in the 14th–15th century. It is perfectly integrated with the area. Three sides of the castle were covered by high rocks, and the circuit was closed by a stone wall, leading through a narrow slot between the rocks. People who visit here will marvel at its wonders. 

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Known as the third-largest castle in Poland, as well as the largest castle in Lower Silesia, Książ Castle was built at the end of the 13th century by the Silesian Duke Bolko I. It located in northern Wałbrzych, perched on a tall hill, surrounded by a deep valley covered with lush forest. It’s aptly described as ‘Pearl of Silesia’.

Over the centuries, Książ Castle changed hands often and belonged to various states. It was destroyed during the numerous wars, and then was repeatedly remodeled until well into the 20th century, which shape the castle form into what it is today – a colorful castle full of different styles including Romanesque, Baroque, and Renaissance style. This fairy-tale castle we see today took shape during the 16th century. Thanks to the lord of the castle at that time, the affluent Hochberg family, who expanded the castle and significantly contributed to its splendor. After many transformations, Książ Castle finally became more of a stately home than a fortress by taking down the dikes, ditches, moats, part of the defensive walls, and creating a French-style garden.

During World War II, the castle was seized by the Nazis, and they created a system of tunnels underneath the castle, in which the function still remains a mystery. After the war, the castle was started falling into ruin. But luckily, restoration work began soon and the castle has been elaborately restored to its previous grandeur. 

Today, much of the castle is open to visitors, including the elegantly decorated Maximilian’s Hall, which is the best-preserved Baroque banquet room in Silesia, the Princess Daisy apartments in baroque-style, the Games Salon, the Oriental Room. Climbing up the castle tower to admire a delightful view of the surroundings is also a highlight of the castle. Apart from impressive attractions, Książ Castle houses luxury hotel accommodations and fine restaurants. It is also a venue for exhibitions and festivals even weddings.

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Over 1,600 meters above sea level, Mount Śnieżka is situated on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the highest mountain in the Karkonosze Mountains and the Sudetes, Stretching along the Polish-Czech border, as well as the tallest peak in the Czech Republic on the border with Poland.

Towering over the Karkonosze Mountains, Śnieżka captures the attention of interesting hikers from all over the world. There are many marked hiking trails of varying difficulty from the Polish side to the top, each of them providing unforgettable views. You can set off from a Polish town, Karpacz, which is a spa town and ski resort, where you can enjoy the picturesque view over the Karkonosze Mountains and the town. There’s also an option to take a chairlift from Karpacz to Mount Kopa (1,377 m), and then to hike up to the peak of Śnieżka, which significantly shortens the way to the summit. Apart from the baroque Chapel of St. Lawrence that has over 350 years of history and interesting mountain huts along the way, there are a number of attractions on the way from Karpacz to Mount Śnieżka that worth a visit.

Once you arrive at the peak, make sure to visit the famous UFO-like meteorological observatory on Śnieżka, which is consists of three joined discs, each with a different function. The highest disk is home to the meteorological observatory. The middle disk is a technical facility and observatory employee’s rooms. The lowest disk is used as a public service area including a restaurant, restrooms and tourist chill room. In nice weather, It would be a good experience for visitors to climb up to the observation deck near the meteorological observatory to admire the panoramic view of the Karkonosze Mountains.


Poland boasts over 500 castles and 2,5 thousand of palaces around the country, but If you want to visit the most authentic Polish aristocratic residences, make sure to have a look at Zamoyski Palace in Kozłówka. 

Situated about 35 km north of Lublin, this large rococo and neoclassical palace complex were owned by Zamojski’s family, famous Polish magnates. The original palace was founded in 1735-1742 for the Bieliński family, built in late Baroque style with some elements of rococo presenting a merger of European art with old Polish building traditions. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the palace was acquired by the aristocratic Zamoyski Family and rebuilt in Neo-Baroque style. The remodeled apartments are furnished with magnificent ceramic stoves, marble fireplaces, huge chandeliers, an oak parquet floor, a rich collection of paintings, furniture, original porcelain, and countless works of art. Instead of being destroyed by World War 2, all of these fancy furniture and refined interiors are perfectly preserved miraculously. 

Featuring fantastic original interiors and lots of art collections, It is no surprise that Zamoyski Palace is considered as the most monumental and representative magnate residences in Poland. Nowadays the palace houses a museum of Poland’s finest collection of the well-preserved 19th-century everyday objects and around 1000 paintings which almost completely cover the walls. 

Recognized as the best surviving example of an aristocratic residence in Poland, Zamoyski Palace retains the authenticity and fidelity both of its historic interiors and its surroundings, which were honoured with many awards and distinctions.

Sixteen destinations in Poland have been awarded Google Maps’ coveted Golden Pin award! ?

The awards are handed out to the one top-rated destination in each of Poland’s 16 provinces, based on the opinions of Google Maps’ users.?

Here is the full list of 16 Golden Pin Destinations in Poland?

How many of them have you visited so far??

  • Marlbork?Malbork Castle, the largest brick castle in the world
  • Szczecin?Chrobry Embankment, the best place to capture the vast panorama of the Odra River and the harbour
  • Stańczyki?Stańczyki Viaducts, among the largest bridges in Poland
  • Bialystok?Branicki Palace, known as the Polish Versailles
  • Toruń?The Living Museum of Gingerbread, the first interactive museum in Europe and you can take part in the making processes of Gingerbread
  • Wroclaw?Africarium, the only themed oceanarium devoted solely to exhibiting the fauna of Africa
  • Międzyrzecz?The Miedzyrzecki Fortified Region, visit the museum of fortifications and the largest European underground bat refuge
  • Kozłówka?Zamoyski Palace and Museum, a picturesque rococo and neoclassical palace complex
  • Ujeździe?Krzyżtopór Castle, a majestic and magnificent ruin
  • Kraków?Wawel Royal Castle, the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland
  • Lodz?Rose Passage, the biggest wall decorated with glass mosaic in Poland
  • Poznan?Citadel Park, a picturesque national historic monument
  • Sanok?The Rural Architecture Museum of Sanok, one of the biggest open-air museums in Poland presenting 19th and early 20th century life in this area
  • Zabrze? Guido Mine, a must-see spot of the European Route of Industrial Heritage
  • Opole? Philharmonic of Poland, one of Poland’s leading Orchestras
  • Warsaw? Lazienki Royal Park, the largest park in Warsaw where the Palace on the Island is located

Szczecin is the largest city in northwestern Poland, located near the Baltic Sea at only about 20 km from the German border. There is no better way to capture some of the glamour of the city than by taking a stroll on Waly Chrobrego Promenade with great views on the Oder river and beautiful architectural complexes along the way. 

To the south of the promenade, one can find the Pomeranian Dukes Castle which was originally built in 1346, St. James’ Church which is about 110 meters high, the historical Town Hall and the other attractions in the old town. To the northwest of the promenade, the picturesque Kasprowicza Park is the largest park in the city, situated in an idyllic valley sloping down to the Rusalka Lake. At the edge of the park, come to the incredible Różanka Rose Garden, which features over 9,000 fragrant roses of 99 varieties.

Szczecin boasts many historical sites which are well worth a visit. Not only that, but it’s also home to three vast local forests and one of the biggest lakes in Poland, Lake Dabie. A quarter of the city’s area is covered by water, you can enjoy both the natural scenery and the city sights by experiencing sailing, canoe or prefer motorboats, there is a lot of ways to discover the charm of Szczecin. 

Katowice, one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Poland, is the gateway to Silesia and has no lack of appealing attractions. Situated on the banks of the small river Rawa, Katowice is a product of the industrial boom in the 19th-century that you can still find plenty of historical architectures that were built at that time. 

One of the highlights is the Industrial Monuments Route in Nikiszowiec district, which is a historical settlement that all made of the red brick and was only housing for mining families. This settlement consists of 9 buildings representing Silesian “familiok” architecture, each one has a square or triangle form with the level of floors limited to three, surrounding large inside courtyards. It is one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments and there is a big chance it is going to join UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the future. 

Katowice is also one of the most interesting musical cities in the world. It is home to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and is also the place holding the biggest indoor blues festival in the world, Rawa Blues Festival. With its musical soul of the city, Katowice was named a UNESCO City of Music as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative in 2015.

Katowice is definitely the destination for cultural visitors, and it’s convenient to visit, less than an hour’s drive from Krakow.?

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Known as “Polish Maldives”, Park Grodek is located in Jaworzno, 30 km east of Katowice. It is a spectacular place with lush greenery and a stunning lake, featuring the azure water, steep cliffs, and tiny islands, which make visitors feel almost as if they are going on an exotic holiday. Take a stroll on the winding wooden footbridge, admire the view of the lake with its bright blue turquoise water which is so crystal clear that one can see the bottom. Thanks to the convenient bike paths, here is also a popular destination for cyclists. If you are planning to travel to Katowice, don’t forget to stop by here to spend a pleasant time.