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.

Trails

Regions

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • time to momo - Krakau
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Krakau-gids! Jij gaat Krakau ontdekken! De voormalige hoofdstad van Polen is een van de weinige steden die de Tweede Wereldoorlog zonder al te veel kleerscheuren overleefde. Aan de rijke historie van de binnenstad, vooral in de wijk Stare Miasto, heeft Krakau zijn plek op de Werelderfgoedlijst en zijn... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • time to momo - Krakau
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Krakau-gids! Jij gaat Krakau ontdekken! De voormalige hoofdstad van Polen is een van de weinige steden die de Tweede Wereldoorlog zonder al te veel kleerscheuren overleefde. Aan de rijke historie van de binnenstad, vooral in de wijk Stare Miasto, heeft Krakau zijn plek op de Werelderfgoedlijst en zijn... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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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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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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Insight Guides Travel Map Poland
  • Travel Map Poland is a double-sided, indexed, road map at 1:800 000. It includes detailed city plans of Krakow and Warsaw together with plans of Prague in the Czech Republic and Bratislava in Slovakia, each city has its own separate listing in the attached index. Places of interest including nature reserves, national parks, museums, monuments... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Insight Guides Travel Map Poland
  • Travel Map Poland is a double-sided, indexed, road map at 1:800 000. It includes detailed city plans of Krakow and Warsaw together with plans of Prague in the Czech Republic and Bratislava in Slovakia, each city has its own separate listing in the attached index. Places of interest including nature reserves, national parks, museums, monuments... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Trotter Polen | Lannoo
  • Goede informatieve gids met nadruk op praktische informatie om rond te reizen. Echter ook aandacht voor cultuur en geschiedenis. Geschreven met prachtige Belgische humor, oorspronkelijk Franse gids. Deze handzame reisgids begint met allerlei algemene en inleidende informatie over het land, de cultuur, de taal evenals praktische toeristische... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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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
2018
  • Reisgids Polnische Ostseekuste - Poolse Oostzeekust | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Uitstekende Duitstalige reisgids over de Oostzeekust van Polen. Prima beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden met veel praktische informatie. Kaartmateriaal en foto's maken het een zeer bruikbare gids. Kilometerlange Sandstrände; bis zu 40 Meter hohe Wanderdünen; atemberaubende Steilküsten; tiefgrüne Wälder und kristallblaue Eiszeitseen im... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Krakau - Krakow | Trescher Verlag
  • Goede Duitstalige reisgids met veel culturele beschrijvingen. Daarnaast ook aandacht voor praktische zaken als overnachten en rondreizen. Bijzondere duitse uitgever, vaak als eerste een boek over een bepaald gebied of land. Zeer uitgebreide stadsgids over Krakau / Krakow Krakau, die einstige Hauptstat Polens, macht auf einzigartige Weise mit... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Polen - Poland | Rough Guides
  • Up-to-date praktische reisgids met veel info over vervoer, eten en drinken, vele plattegronden ed. Daarnaast een goede omschrijving van cultuur en natuur. Zowel voor de georganiseerde als zelfstandige reiziger. Voor Europese landen veelal nog iets meer details dan de Lonely Planet. "The Rough Guide to Poland" is the ultimate guide to this... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Reisegast in Polen
  • Polen ist vielen noch unbekannt, dabei ist es sehr lohnend, sich auf dieses schöne Nachbarland mit seiner reichen Kultur, unberührten Landschaften und sympathischen Menschen einzulassen. Dieses Buch zeichnet ein detailliertes Bild der polnischen Gesellschaft und gibt viele wichtige Hinweise zum Verständnis der polnischen... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Reisegast in Polen
  • Polen ist vielen noch unbekannt, dabei ist es sehr lohnend, sich auf dieses schöne Nachbarland mit seiner reichen Kultur, unberührten Landschaften und sympathischen Menschen einzulassen. Dieses Buch zeichnet ein detailliertes Bild der polnischen Gesellschaft und gibt viele wichtige Hinweise zum Verständnis der polnischen... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Poland
  • The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this historic and diverse nation.Take a guided tour of Warsaw, join in at a festival, hike Poland's beautiful countryside or visit peaceful churches: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Poland
  • The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this historic and diverse nation.Take a guided tour of Warsaw, join in at a festival, hike Poland's beautiful countryside or visit peaceful churches: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Krakow and Environs South Cycling Map
  • A series of maps covering Krakow/Cracow and southern area, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes 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
  • Krakow and Environs North Cycling Map
  • A series of maps around Krakow/Cracow and northern area, following the trail of the most beautiful cycling routes 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Polen | ADAC
  • ADAC Länderkarte Polen 1 : 700 000 ab 9.99 EURO Register: Legende, Citypläne, Ortsregister mit Postleitzahlen. Karte: Sehenswürdigkeiten, Natur- und Nationalparks, landschaftlich schöne Strecken LänderKarte ADAC Karte. 8. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2020 Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Tatra, Hohe, Wesltiche, Belaer, Tatry, Vysoké, Západné, Belianske 1:50 000
  • Een gedetailleerde kaart van de Hoge Tatra, ideaal voor het uitstippelen van wandel- en fietsroutes en om onderweg te gebruiken; goed leesbare kaart met heel veel topografische details; duidelijke symbolen maken de kaart extra overzichtelijk; wandel- en fietsroutes zijn aangegeven; praktische informatie over de regio; bruikbaar met GPS; nuttige... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Tatra, Hohe, Wesltiche, Belaer, Tatry, Vysoké, Západné, Belianske 1:50 000
  • Een gedetailleerde kaart van de Hoge Tatra, ideaal voor het uitstippelen van wandel- en fietsroutes en om onderweg te gebruiken; goed leesbare kaart met heel veel topografische details; duidelijke symbolen maken de kaart extra overzichtelijk; wandel- en fietsroutes zijn aangegeven; praktische informatie over de regio; bruikbaar met GPS; nuttige... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 2100 Tatra - Tatry | Kompass
  • One of the titles in a series of hiking maps of the Tatra Mountains and the adjoining areas of Slovakia, part of an extensive coverage of hiking areas of Central Europe from Kompass , the largest publishers of walking maps. The maps have shading and graphic relief, with contours at 40m intervals on the 1;50,000 maps and at 20m intervals in the... Read more
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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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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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