Poland

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Mizerna - by Vanessa

Among the gems of Poland are the primeval forests in the north, on the border with Belarus. Wherever there is nature, the Polish establish a national park or nature reserve. For those interested in forests and lakes, there are Bialowieza or Drawienski. But there is more to be explored: marshes, limestone formations, cliffs on the Baltic coast and true mountains. Everyone knows the Tatras, a mountain range on the border with Slowakia, which has Polands highest mountain Rysy (just under 2500m).

How wonderful it must be to explore this country on foot. Good news: Poland has a fantastic system of hiking trails. As proverbial worker bees of Europe the Polish took up the task in a serious way. Believe it or not, there are 45000km of marked hiking trails. A coloured strip between two white bars is the characteristic waymark.

The paths form a maze of colourfully marked trails. Most do not carry a name, but are known by the names of their starting and ending points in combination with a particular colour, which is also indicated on the map. So forget about trails with magical names, and keep in mind that the majority of trails only last 10 to 50km. As a foreigner your best strategy is to set your mind to a specific region or biotope, buy the maps thereof, put on your backpack with camping gear, and set out to explore and enjoy.

All is well organised by the Polish Tourist Association, the PKKT. Their website gives you all you need, if you read Polish that is... PKKT owns 179 mountain huts in the most popular hiking areas.

Winters are cold and summers are hot in Poland. Summer is the best time for the High Tatra mountains, although dry days are few. Lowland areas are best in spring.

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Trails

Regions

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Tatra Mountains of Poland and Slovakia: Car Tours and Walks
  • Within the compact area covered by this guide (140km east-west, 65km north-south) are two outstanding national parks in southernmost Poland: Pieniny and Tatra, and the best of neighbouring Slovakia`s mountains in four national parks: Tatra, Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise), Low Tatra and Mala Fatra. There can be few places where walkers are... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Polnische Ostseeküste, Danzig
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die Polnische Ostseeküste intensiv vom polnischen Teil Usedoms bis zur Frischen Nehrung an der russischen Grenze – mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort an der Polnischen Ostseeküste an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der... Read more
Kompass
Germany
2017
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Warschau
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Erleben Sie mit MARCO POLO die polnische Hauptstadt intensiv vom Frühstück bis zum Nightcap. Mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Warschau an und wissen garantiert, „wohin zuerst´´. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben dem Kulturpalast und dem Museum... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Warschau | Marco Polo
  • Leuke kleine stadsgids voor Warschau, met uitklapkaart. Goede eerste kennismaking van de stad en prima voor een weekendje Warschau. Kompakter Reiseführer mit Insider-TippsImmer aktuell und gut informiert erleben Sie alle Sehenswürdigkeiten und die Best of-Empfehlungen für Warschau. Sie entdecken gute Hotels, Restaurants, Trend-Spots und... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2017
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Danzig
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Erleben Sie mit MARCO POLO die so lebendige wie geschichtsträchtige alte Hansestadt an der Mottlau intensiv vom Frühstück bis zum Nightcap. Mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Danzig an und wissen garantiert, „wohin zuerst´´. Erfahren Sie, welche... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Danzig - Gdansk | Marco Polo
  • Duitstalig Het is een handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een goede kennismaking met de reisbestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Toch best veel aandacht voor de toeristische hoogtepunten en leuke tips van en door de schrijvers die er vaker geweest zijn Erleben Sie Danzig mit all seinen Facetten!... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Polen
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Erleben Sie mit MARCO POLO Polen intensiv von den Stränden an der Ostsee bis zu den Waldkarpaten an der Grenze zur Ukraine und Slowakei – mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Polen an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben dem eindrucksvollen Museum des... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids CityTrip Warschau | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Reise Know-How is een duitstalige praktische reisgids voor alle leeftijden, boordevol informatie over accommodatie van budget tot luxe, vervoer en plaatsbeschrijvingen. Kenmerk: brede cultuur en achtergrondinformatie, bondig geschreven. Warschau ist eine der führenden und lebendigsten Metropolen Osteuropas und lebt vom Charme des... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Merian live Krakau | Deltas
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met Krakau. Aandacht voor o.a. winkelen, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto’s. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Natuurgids - Reisgids Bialowiesza forest - Polen | Crossbill Guides
  • Zeer gedegen natuurgids van het betreffende gebied. Unieke gids met streekinformatie, plekken waar je echt moet zijn, routes en veel achtergrondinformatie over het landschap, de ecologie, ontstaansgeschiedenis en de flora en fauna. De routes en plekken die beschreven worden in de gids zijn zo gekozen dat je een heel compleet beeld krijgt van... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Lonely Planet Poland
  • Lonely Planet Poland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Krakow's scintillating nightlife, admire the elegance of Warsaw's 'Palace on the Water' or explore the amber stalls along the crooked medieval lanes of Gdansk; all with your trusted travel... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Poland - Polen | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Get a thirst for bison-grass vodka as you dive into the cellar bars and thriving... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Lonely Planet Poland
  • Lonely Planet Poland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Krakow's scintillating nightlife, admire the elegance of Warsaw's 'Palace on the Water' or explore the amber stalls along the crooked medieval lanes of Gdansk; all with your trusted travel... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Polnische Ostseeküste
  • Warum in die Südsee fahren, wenn das Gute ist so nah? Das fragt sich Izabella Gawin, wenn sie die Orte ihrer Kindheit an der Polnischen Ostseeküste beschreibt: die Strände mit Sand, so weich wie Samt und so weiß wie Schnee, und mit viel Grün am Ufer. Dazu die bunten Fischerboote und die verspielte Bäderarchitektur, die Promenaden und... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Reiseführer Polen | Baedeker
  • Een van de beste en meest complete reisgidsen van het land. Een klassieker in het Duits! Met heel veel informatie over alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, inclusief een losse grove kaart achter in het boek. Angekommen im Westen Der Baedeker Polen begleitet in einzigartigen Naturschönheiten und lebhaften Städten; zu mittelalterlichen Burgen, an... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids CityTrip Posen - Poznan | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Posen, auf Polnisch Poznań, liegt nur knapp 200 km von der deutschen Grenze entfernt. Die Stadt an der Warthe lebt von ihren Gegensätzen: Mittelalterliche Architektur und preisgekrönte; moderne Bürogebäude bilden eine beeindruckende Kulisse. Ob beim Bummel durch die malerische Altstadt, bei einer Bootstour auf dem idyllischen Maltasee oder beim... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Warschau | Lannoo
  • Geen tijd te verliezen: je krijgt een uitgebreid blok praktische informatie vanaf pagina 1! Door de handige opdeling van de stad in wijken kun je snel kiezen waar je heen wilt. Op de uitneembare stadsplattegrond vind je alle in de gids besproken restaurants en hotels terug. Met een handige kaart van het openbaar vervoer. Met een... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Warsaw City Journal, City Notebook for Warsaw, Poland
  • Journal your time in the city Here's the Dragon Dragon City Journal deal: You wander the world having adventures, exploring citie and such. Dragon Dragon offers you 200 pages to document your experiences. That's it. Simple. Beautiful. True. To help keep things organized, we've given each journal a unique city name. Wherever you go in this... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Warsaw City Journal, City Notebook for Warsaw, Poland
  • Journal your time in the city Here's the Dragon Dragon City Journal deal: You wander the world having adventures, exploring citie and such. Dragon Dragon offers you 200 pages to document your experiences. That's it. Simple. Beautiful. True. To help keep things organized, we've given each journal a unique city name. Wherever you go in this... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Polen | Dumont
  • Zeer diepgaande reisgids op het gebied van kunst, cultuur en geschiedenis. Veel plattegronden van interessante bezienswaardigheden, beschrijvingen van achtergronden. Absoluut een aanrader voor de geïnteresseerde reiziger! Nur wenige Kilometer von Berlin entfernt beginnt Polen, der große; unbekannte Nachbar Deutschlands, mit dem ihn eine... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2011
  • DuMont Kunst-Reiseführer Polen
  • Nur wenige Kilometer von Berlin entfernt beginnt Polen, der große, unbekannte Nachbar Deutschlands, mit dem ihn eine wechselvolle Geschichte verbindet. In der geographischen Mitte Europas gelegen, befand sich das Land seit einem Jahrtausend an der Schnittstelle europäischer Kultur, sodass sich hier eine erstaunliche Vielfalt kultureller... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland Michelin
  • The Michelin National road map of Poland at 1:700,000 scale is ideal for route planning. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing all major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and some single-lane roads.Distances between major locations are marked along roads, with total distance and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tatra Tourist Attractions (Dookola Tatr)
  • The Tatra Mountains in Poland and Slovakia on an overview road map at 1:100,000 from Cartomedia showing access to the mountains on both sides of the border and highlighting picturesque locations and other places of interest, plus street plans of Nowy Targ in Poland and Poprad and Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia. Coverage extends from Nowy Targ... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Podlasie Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poznan and Environs South Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Iron Curtain Trail 1 Barents Sea - German-Polish Border
  • Iron Curtain Cycle Trail Part 1, a 3500-km long northern section from the Barents Sea to the Polish/German border, in an English language guide from Verlag Esterbauer with mapping highlighting the route and its variants and extensive information conveyed by symbols indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Iron Curtain Trail 1 Barents Sea - German-Polish Border
  • Iron Curtain Cycle Trail Part 1, a 3500-km long northern section from the Barents Sea to the Polish/German border, in an English language guide from Verlag Esterbauer with mapping highlighting the route and its variants and extensive information conveyed by symbols indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bieszczady
  • Bieszczady Mountains on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map from CartoMedia highlighting waymarked hiking trails, mountain huts and campsites, places of interest, etc, The map covers region at two scales: the furthermost south-eastern corner of Poland including the Bieszczady National Park and Jezioro (Lake) Solinskie at 1:50,000,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Podlasie Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Warsaw and Environs North Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Karkonosze
  • Karkonosze Mountains in Poland and the Czech Republic on a detailed hiking map at 1:50,000 from EKO-GRAF, with on the reverse on overview map of hiking trails with timings, seven street plans and a sightseeing map of the region highlighting locations of palaces and other historic buildings in Poland.On one side is a detailed map at 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Szczecin + 4 (Goleniow, Police, Swinoujscie, Stargard Szczecinski)
  • Szczecin + 4 (Goleniow, Police, Swinoujscie and Stargard Szczecinski) at 1:25,000 from Demart, Poland’s leading publisher of high quality street plans, showing public transport routes with line numbers and stops, coach connections, petrol stations, hotels, campsites, youth hostels, places of interest, etc.Demart’s street plans are designed to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lublin Province Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Warsaw and Environs South Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bialowieza / Puszcza Bialowieska National Park
  • Puszcza Bialowieska - Bialowieza National Park at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights waymarked hiking,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Poland F&B Road Atlas A4 PAPERBACK
  • Poland Compact Road Atlas from Freytag & Berndt, presenting their mapping of the country at 1:500,000 in an A4, paperback format with street plans of Warsaw and Kraków, plus coverage of the whole of Europe at 1:3,500,000.The atlas uses the same cartography as the publisher’s folded map of the country at 1:500,000. Relief shading with spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Podkarpackie Cycling Map
  • A series of maps, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes across Poland at 1:100,000 scale, include: - the exact course of the trail - facilities for cyclists - mileage and slope of the area - sights, viewpoints, museums- accommodation - and lots of other attractions Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen - Mazurië
  • Stille natuurfietstochten over verharde en onverharde wegen door het Poolse boerenland van ooievaars, blonde korenschoven en pruttelende tractoren. Je fietst langs spiegelende Mazurische meren en uitgestrekte loofbossen. Ook rijd je door de onvergelijkbare 'wetlands' rond de Biebrza: thuisland voor zeearenden, otters en elanden. Je verblijft... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Sächsische Schweiz
  • Afwisselende wandelvakantie door het Nationaal Park de Sächsische Schweiz, bij het drielandenpunt van Duitsland, Polen en Tsjechië. Klauter door kloven, beklim imposante tafelbergen en verbaas u over de bizarre rotsformaties. Geniet tijdens de niet al te lange wandelingen van prachtige panorama's over dit spectaculaire landschap. Overnacht in... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Polen - Bialowieza & Biebrza
  • Het noordoosten van Polen is met zijn oerbossen, moerassen en kleinschalige cultuurlandschappen een paradijs voor de vogelliefhebber! Gewapend met gedetailleerde beschrijving van routes en de beste vogelspots reis je per auto rond in dit  vogelparadijs. Twee dagen ga je met een lokale Engelstalige gids op stap: in Bialowieza verken je het meest... Read more
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