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Descend to the Dragon's Den beneath the grandeur of Krakow's Wawel Castle Enjoy guilt-free calories eating Pope John Paul II's favorite cream cake Learn how to determine real amber from fake with a cigarette lighter Take a quintessential Polish tipple, vodka flavored with lemon, pepper or 'bison grass'

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Discover Poland

Descend to the Dragon's Den beneath the grandeur of Krakow's Wawel Castle Enjoy guilt-free calories eating Pope John Paul II's favorite cream cake Learn how to determine real amber from fake with a cigarette lighter Take a quintessential Polish tipple, vodka flavored with lemon, pepper or 'bison grass'

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Four authors, 133 days of in-country research New Activities chapter highlights opportunities for trekkers, skiers, and kayakers Interviews with cartoonists, museum curators and film festival directors Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler insights

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741044799
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Country Travel Guide Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents


On the Road     4
Poland Highlights     5
Destination Poland     16
Getting Started     18
Itineraries     23
History     29
The Culture     45
Food & Drink     60
Environment     68
Activities     75
Warsaw     82
History     83
Orientation     84
Information     85
Dangers & Annoyances     87
Sights     87
Walking Tour     102
Courses     103
Warsaw for Children     103
Tours     104
Festivals & Events     104
Sleeping     104
Eating     108
Drinking     110
Entertainment     112
Shopping     114
Getting There & Away     116
Getting Around     117
Around Warsaw     119
Kampinos National Park     119
Zelazowa Wola     120
Mazovia & Podlasie     121
Western Mazovia     122
Lodz     122
Lowicz     130
Around Lowicz     131
Leczyca & Tum     133
Oporow     134
Plock     134
Northern & Eastern Mazovia     137
Pultusk     137
Treblinka     138
Southern Podlasie     138
Bialystok     139
Around Bialystok     141
Tykocin     142
Nowogrod     143
Biebrza National Park     143
Narew National Park     144
Kruszyniany & Bohoniki     145
Hajnowka     146
Bialowieza National Park     147
Ciechanowiec     151
Grabarka     152
The Augustowsuwalki Region     152
Augustow     153
Around Augustow     156
Suwalki     157
Around Suwalki     159
Krakow     162
History     163
Orientation     163
Information     164
Dangers & Annoyances     167
Sights     168
Best of Poland     173
Activities     193
Walking Tour     194
Krakow for Children     194
Language Courses      195
Tours     195
Festivals & Events     195
Sleeping     196
Eating     200
Drinking     202
Entertainment     203
Shopping     205
Getting There & Away     206
Getting Around     208
Malopolska     209
The Krakowczestochowa upland     210
Ojcow National Park     210
Ogrodzieniec     213
Czestochowa     213
The Malopolska Upland     218
Kielce     218
Around Kielce     221
Swietokrzyski National Park     223
The Sandomierz Valley     224
Sandomierz     224
Baranow Sandomierski     228
Ujazd     229
The Radom Plain     229
Radom     230
Oronsko     230
Szydlowiec     231
The Lublin Upland     232
Lublin     232
Kozlowka     239
Pulawy     240
Kazimierz Dolny     241
Janowiec     246
Chelm     247
Zamosc     250
Zwierzyniec      255
Roztocze National Park     257
The Carpathian Mountains     258
The Carpathian Foothills     259
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska     259
Wadowice     261
Nowy Wisnicz     261
Debno     262
Tarnow     262
Zalipie     265
Rzeszow     265
Lancut     269
Przemysl     270
Krasiczyn     273
The Bieszczady     274
Sanok     274
Icon Trail     278
Lesko     278
Ustrzyki Dolne     280
Lake Solina     280
Ustrzyki Gorne     281
Wetlina     282
Cisna     282
Komancza     283
Around Komancza     285
The Beskid Niski     285
Krosno     285
Haczow     287
Bobrka     287
Dukla     287
Biecz     288
Gorlice     289
Around Gorlice     291
The Beskid Sadecki     291
Nowy Sacz     292
Stary Sacz     295
Krynica     296
Around Krynica     298
Muszyna     298
Around Muszyna     299
The Pieniny     299
Szczawnica     300
Kroscienko     300
Dunajec Gorge     301
Niedzica     302
Czorsztyn     303
Debno Podhalanskie     303
The Tatras     304
Nowy Targ     304
Zakopane     306
Silesia     312
Wroclaw     313
History     313
Orientation     313
Information     313
Sights     315
Courses     322
Tours     322
Festivals & Events     322
Sleeping     322
Eating     323
Drinking     324
Entertainment     325
Getting There & Away     326
Getting Around     326
Around Wroclaw     327
Trzebnica     327
Lubiaz     327
Sobotka & Mt Sleza     328
The Sudetes Mountains     329
Swidnica     329
Krzyzowa     331
Ksiaz     332
Jelenia Gora      333
Cieplice Slaskie-Zdroj     336
Karkonosze National Park     336
Szklarska Poreba     337
Karpacz     338
Klodzko     340
Kudowa-Zdroj     343
Gory Stolowe     344
Wambierzyce     346
Bystrzyca Klodzka     347
Miedzygorze     348
Kletno     349
Paczkow     349
Otmuchow     350
Nysa     351
Upper Silesia     353
Katowice     353
Oswiecim     357
Pszczyna     359
Lower Silesia     361
Opole     362
Legnica     365
Legnickie Pole     366
Zielona Gora     367
Wielkopolska     370
Poznan     372
History     372
Orientation     372
Information     373
Sights     373
Activities     380
Festivals & Events     380
Sleeping     381
Eating     382
Drinking     383
Entertainment     384
Getting There & Away      385
Getting Around     386
Around Poznan     386
Kornik     386
Rogalin     387
Wielkopolska National Park     388
Morasko     388
The Piast Route     388
Lake Lednica     388
Gniezno     389
Znin     393
Biskupin     394
Strzelno     394
Kruszwica     395
Southeastern Wielkopolska     396
Kalisz     396
Goluchow     399
Antonin     400
Lichen     401
Pomerania     402
Gdansk     403
History     403
Orientation     405
Information     405
Dangers & Annoyances     406
Sights     406
Festivals & Events     418
Sleeping     418
Eating     420
Drinking     421
Entertainment     422
Shopping     422
Getting There & Away     423
Getting Around     424
Around Gdansk     425
Sopot     425
Gdynia      430
Hel Peninsula     433
Kashubia     434
Lower Vistula     435
Torun     436
Golub-Dobrzyn     442
Bydgoszcz     442
Chelmno     444
Grudziadz     446
Kwidzyn     447
Gniew     447
Malbork     448
Elblag     451
Frombork     453
Northern & Western Pomerania     455
Leba     455
Slowinski National Park     457
Slupsk     458
Ustka     460
Darlowo     461
Kolobrzeg     462
Kamien Pomorski     465
Miedzyzdroje     466
Wolin National Park     467
Swinoujscie     468
Szczecin     471
Stargard Szczecinski     476
Warmia & Masuria     478
The Olsztyn Region     479
Olsztyn     479
Olsztynek     484
Grunwald     484
Ostroda     485
Elblag-Ostroda Canal     486
Lidzbark Warminski     487
Reszel     488
Swieta Lipka      489
The Great Masurian Lakes     490
Ketrzyn     492
Wolf's Lair     492
Wegorzewo     494
Gizycko     495
Mikolajki     498
Luknajno Reserve     499
Ruciane-Nida     500
Directory     501
Transport     516
Health     530
Language     533
Glossary     539
The Authors     541
Behind the Scenes     543
Index     550
World Time Zones     562
Map Legend     564
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