Traditional Torcik Wedlowski.

It is a unique wafer cake spread with delicious hazelnut cream and dipped in a thick dark chocolate. Each cake is decorated with a hand-made decoration and cakes are available with special messages for holidays and personal celebrations. Emil Wedel’s signature is used on each produce to distinguish it from others.

As the oldest chocolate brand in the country, Wedel has won people’s hearts and business for generations, since it was first founded in 1851. Its founder, Karol Wedel was a pioneer in the field. The famous chocolate factory is located in Prague district, in Warsaw. E.Wedel is most famous for its Ptasie Mleczko (chocolate-covered marshmallows), Mieszanka Wedlowska (assorted chocolate-covered candy), Torcik Wedlowski and Pawelek (chocolate bar with flavoured filling).

Amber is known as the ‘Gem of the Baltic’, and often referred to as ‘Polish Gold’.

It’s the oldest, most precious export product from the Baltic Coast. Amber is a tree resin hardened and weathered for millions of years and washed ashore of the Baltic Sea. 

It’s a mineral of many different names and colours. The colour of amber might vary and depends on the amber nuggets age. It ranges from nearly white, through all shades of yellow and orange, to dark, almost cherry-like red. It’s known under different names such as ‘jantar’, good stone, gold of the north, Baltic gold and electron. 

In the past, amber was associate with a magical power and healing properties, and nowadays is used in the cosmetic industry and folk medicine. 

If you are looking for Polish amber, Gdansk is the city to visit. The seaside city Gdansk is home to the Amber Museum, where you can admire both old and contemporary works of designers. Stadion Energa Gdansk, considered to be most stunning football arena, resembles a piece of amber. 

From the Baltic Sea in the north of the country, to the magnificent mountain trails in the south, Polish health resorts offer unforgettable experience.

Combination of nature-filled holidays, relaxation, medical and beauty treatments. Polish Health resorts have rich resources of mineral waters with medicinal properties. The oldest mention of using mineral waters for therapeutic purpose in Poland dates back to the 12th century. Besides mineral water springs, the most precious resource in Polish health resorts is peloid deposits of various mineral compositions. Treatments in Polish health resorts are made with a use of natural resources and rare microclimates.

The biggest seaside health resort in Poland is Kolobrzeg, which is known as the capital of all Polish spas. The graduating towers in Ciechocinek are the oldest and the largest such complex in Europe. The UNESCO Heritage site, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an underground rehabilitation and treatment centre.

The historic and beautiful town halls city in Poland

Polish town halls were traditionally built in the centre of a town or in the middle of a town square. Their main function was to be a seat of local government. The town halls were a symbol of freedom, wealth and city importance. Beautifully decorated with precise finish façade elements, they contain vital links to the culture of a town.

Beautiful Polish Town Halls:

  • Wroclaw’s Town Hall ranks among the finest town halls in Europe.
  • Poznan’s glorious Town Hall is the most valuable Renaissance architecture monuments in Central Europe.
  • Tarnow’s Town Hall is a 15th century building, originally constructed in the Gothic style and remodelled at the end of the 16th century in a classic Renaissance manner.
  • Stunning Town Hall in Zamosc has 52-metre-high tower and monumental curved stairway, which were built in the second half of the 18th century.

Oscypek is a Polish traditional, mountain smoked, sheep cheese.

A well-known local delicacy in Podhale region of Poland, which is sold in different shapes, designs, shades and sizes on outdoor markets. The production of cheese started in 15th century and the first recorded recipe for Oscypek was in 1748. This famous cheese, from the Tatra Mountains is slightly tooth squeaking and is springy-textured. The original, protected recipe is used to produce oscypek and its authenticity is guaranteed by trade name protection under the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin.  If  you are interested please read more here.

Poland makes amazing beers and they have been for centuries.

Now, with all food and wine scene flourishing beer has generated more interest.Poland has an expending craft beer scene with many delicious brew. You can try the most accessible  flavours and work your way to the more adventurous styles. If you want to experience how the beer is made and taste it direct from the source, make sure to visit: Browar Kociewski, Browar Ksiezy Mlyn, Browarmia Krolewska, Zywiec Brewery and Browar Warmia. Read more about Polish beers here and here

 

There is no better time to explore colourful country of Poland than in autumn.

The colourful changing surroundings are a feast for the eyes. The very beautiful season in Poland just started. Visit the Lazienki Park today and enjoy its beautiful autumn colours.The Lazienki Park is a former summer royal resort, one of the European finest complexes and the most beautiful park in Poland. The most famous monument of Frederic Chopin and Palace on the water can be admired in the park.

The European Bison, a symbol of Bialowieski Park Narodowy

The Bialowieza National Park is the largest and oldest primeval forest in Europe. The reserve has never been modified by human being, with an exception of the areas largely populated by old-growth trees. This natural park is a home for the biggest European land mammal, European bison, which is also a symbol of the reserve.

Poland is a paradise for different animals and extremely rare species of birds. The best known in Poland is European Bison, which is the biggest European mammal, weighing up to 800kg. European Bison is a symbol of Bialowieski Park Narodowy, listed on UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Bisons are naturally shy, but can be spotted at hay meadows and on fringes of the forest. While you are in Poland make sure to stumble across Zubrowka vodka, the Polish national firewater!

Six beautiful old towns in Poland.

Have  you heard of: Kazimierz Dolny, Malbork, Sandomierz, Nysa, Tykocin and Sanok. Besides the popular, big cities of Poland, there are many adorable villages and small towns in Poland. These charming towns, can not be found in a guidebook and not every Pole know about them. Do not wait to get to know them. Go off the beaten track today and fall in love with romantic towns of Poland, which inspire your travel.

Gnomes, or ‘Krasnale’ are one of Wroclaw’s most popular attractions.

New gnomes arrive every year, gradually populating more and more streets in Wrocław. People from all over the world are coming to hunt for them. They play an important role in Wroclaw’s daily life and history.

Wroclaw’s Gnomes history dates back to the 1980, when the country was under communist regime. Members of Pomaranczowa Alternatywa (Orange Alternative) wanted a peaceful campaign, which help to bring a dark period of history in Poland to an end. They decided to paint dwarves on paint stains on the walls covering the anti-government graffiti. Dwarves present everywhere, soon became symbols of the Polish dissident.