Although much of Poland was destroyed during the Second World War some cities remained intact and in others, the citizens rebuilt their lost heritage. As a result, mediaeval buildings and cobbled streets combine with lively commercial centres and nightlife in the major cities. Ancient structures include wooden churches, Gothic castles and Teutonic fortresses.
Poland’s countryside remains relatively unspoilt. It boasts the remains of the primaeval forest that once covered Europe and is home to the last survivors of the European Bison that used to roam all of Europe.
Mountain trails abound in the national parks whilst the Lake District offers great opportunities for canoeing or sailing, and the Tatra Mountains are good for skiing, at a fraction of the cost of a skiing trip to the Alps, and the isolated trails are great for hikes in the summer.