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Are you planning an air trip to Poland or travelling across Poland?
Then you will need some important and practical Tips.
Here we are to help you with our Airport Guide!
We offer you a newly edited two-part tourist Airport Guide.
It contains 46 pages incl. 7 folding pages with city maps; it provides important information on six key airports in Poland: Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław, Poznań, Katowice, Gdańsk and Szczecin.
In our Airport Guide, you will find:
- communication links between airports and city centre
- necessary emergency calls and addresses of
institutions that are provided to assist tourists
- clear-cut explanation of the location of railway (PKP)
and bus (PKS) stations including their addresses
and telephone numbers
- information on taxis, parking places, "rent-a-car'
- brief information on cities and the most important,
world-famous historical buildings
The Republic of Poland
Poland lies at the heart of Europe and is home to a uniquely beautiful and diversified natural, and social environment: mountains showing the quintessential 'alpine' character, first rate wide sandy beaches, numerous lakes with very clean water, vast forests, world class historical monuments and sociable, kind, open people.
Poland has a moderate climate; however, the Poles are very warm and hospitable. One thousand year old cities, towns and communities invite everybody to encounter the history, the culture, and their monuments. They also offer rare conditions of perfect rest far away from our noisy civilization.The wild, untouched, and, at the same time, easily accessible Polish nature attracts visitors from all over the world. Their number has been constantly growing, and by the end of the 20th century, Poland ranked 9th in the world as a tourist destination.
Tourist Emergency Line
tel. 0 800 200 300 (available free only Poland ), +48 /608 599 999
Polish Tourist Organisation
ul. Chałubińskiego 4/6, 00-928 Warszawa
tel: (+48 022) 630 17 36, fax: (+48 022) 630 17 42
Tourist Emergency Line
tel. 0 800 200 300 (avalible free only Poland), +48 /608 599 999
Polish Tourist Organisation Offices
Lerchenfelder Strasse 2
tel. (+43 1) 524-71-91-12, fax: 524-71-91-20
Pools Informatiebureau voor Toerisme
Louis Schmidtlaan 119
tel. (+32 2) 740-06-20, fax: 742-37-35
Office National Polonais de Tourisme
9, rue de la Paix
tel. (+33 1) 42-44-19-00, fax: 42-97-52-25
tel. (+49 30) 21-00-92-0, fax 21-00-92-14
Polish National Tourist Office
London W5 1YY
tel. + 44 (0) 8700 675012, fax: + 44 (0) 8700 675011
Lengyel Nemzeti Idegenforgalmi Kepviselet
Karoly krt. 11
tel. (+36 1) 269-78-09, fax 269-78-10
Ufficio Turistico Polacco
via Vittorio Veneto 54/A
tel. (+39 06) 482-70-60, fax: 481-75-69
Biuro Polskiej Organizacji Turystycznej w Tokio
Shinjuku I-land Wing 5F
6-3-1, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokio , Japonia 160-8308
Tel. (+81 3) 5323-8508, Fax (+81 3) 5323-6751
Pools Informatiebureau voor Toerisme
1017 PD Amsterdam
tel. (+31 20) 625-35-70, fax: 623-09-29
Predstawitelstwo Polskoj Turisticzeskoj Organizacji
ul. Zemlanoj Wal 66/20, ART BUILDING
tel. (+7 095) 510 6210, fax: (+7 095) 510 6211
Polska Statens Turistbyra
S-114 32 Stockholm
tel. (+46 8) 21-60-75, 21-81-45, fax: 21-04-65
Oficina Nacional de Turismo de Polonia
Plaza de Espana, 18 p. 3 /of. 15
Edificio Torre de Madrid
tel. (+34) 91-541-48-08, fax: 91-541-34-23
Polish National Tourist Office
5 Marine View Plaza,
Hoboken, NJ - 07030 - 5722,
tel: +1-201-420-9910, fax: +1-201-584-9153
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST
The first UNESCO World Heritage List was established in 1978. Only 12 most valuable sites were designated as a World Heritage Site. And Cracow was one of them.
The one thousand year old city of Cracow, a former capital of Poland, is - no doubt - one of the most beautiful European cities. The historical value of the Cracow's Old Town lies in the well-preserved completeness of its mediaeval milieu and structure. Some of the buildings, for example the St. Adalbert Church on the Main Market Square or St. Andrew Church in the Grodzka Street date back to the early Medieval Ages (10th - 11th century).
There are tourists who come to Poland only to visit the Salt Mine Wieliczka. This mine is the oldest venture in operation in the world. Salt has been non-stop mined here since the 13th century.
Salt Mine Wieliczka
Several ten kilometres away from Cracow, there is the next exceptional site in Poland: a sanctuary of the Virgin Mary Cult in a town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska; it was established on the model of the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem.
Warszawa (Warsaw) (1980)
Warsaw was also included in the UNESCO List. Nowadays, it is hard to believe - when looking at this city - that it was razed to the ground during the World War II.
Toruń (1997) i Zamość (1992)
Another two municipal complexes are entered in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE List: Toruń and Zamość. Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Toruń.
The tourists admire the Castle of Teutonic Order in Malbork. The Castle is the largest gothic fortress in Europe.
The Białowieża Forest (1979) is the biggest naturally afforested area in Europe.
Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oświęcim-Brzezinka) is the Holocaust Museum. Every year, it is visited by several hundred thousand people. The Nazis murdered here Jews, Poles, the Roma, and Russians during the World War II.
Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica (2001)
Evangelic Peace Churches in Jawor and Świdnica, today symbolise ecumenism, but they are also the only representatives of this kind of architecture across the world. ( the beginning of the second half of the 17th century)
Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland (Małopolska) (2003)
CHARMED OUT OF WOOD Since time immemorial southern Little Poland brought up carpentry masters who were able to build whatever they wanted not using a nail nor a saw: a farm shed but also a comfortable house and even a uniquely beautiful village church.
Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski (2004)
Muskauer Park is an exceptional example of a European landscape park that broke new ground in terms of development towards an ideal made-made landscape.
Courtesy of MSZ
Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla (1920-2005) - Pope since 1978. The pontificate of John Paul II was characterised by an openness to dialogue with the world and active spiritual work. He was the first in the history of the Church to hold prayer meetings with all religions. The important message of the pontificate of John Paul II were: respect for human rights and the right to work, struggle for peace, opposition to totalitarianism and also new evangelism.
THE POLISH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) novelist and storyteller, author of "Quo vadis". In 1905, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934) outstanding Polish scientist in physics and chemistry; she lived and pursued her scientific projects in France. She was the first woman professor at the Sorbonne University Paris. She and her husband Peter Curie were the first to discover two elements: the polonium and radium in 1898. Twice, she was awarded with the Nobel prize: in 1903 for physics (the Prize was awarded to her and her husband) for their studies in the domain of natural radioactivity; and in 1911 - in chemistry for having isolated the pure radium.
Władysław Reymont (1867-1925) writer, his main work was "Chłopi" (The Peasants) and for this novel he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1924
Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) poet, prose writer, essayist, translator. Nobel Prize Laureate in 1980.
Lech Wałęsa (born 1943) active member of Trade Union in Poland, founder of "Solidarność" its President, campaigner for human rights, and politician. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1983.
Wisława Szymborska (born 1923) poet and literature critic. In 1996, she was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature.
11 Nowogrodzka Street
tel. +48-22/ 521 34 44
Embassy of The Republic of Austria
34 Gagarina Street
Tel.+48-22/ 841 00 81-84, 841 41 46,
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Embassy of The Kingdom of Belgium
34 Senatorska Street
Tel.+48-22/ 551 28 00, fax: 828 57 11,
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Embassy of the Czech Republic
18 Koszykowa Street
Tel+48-22/ 525 28 50
Embassy of The Kingdom of Denmark
19 Rakowiecka Sreet
Tel.+48-22/ 565 29 00
Embassy of The Republic of Finland
4/8 Chopina Street
Tel. +48-22/ 629 40 91
Fax .+48-22/ 621 34 42
Embassy of The French Republic
17 Puławska Street
Tel. +48-22/ 529 30 00
Embassy of The Hellenic Republic
35 Górnośląska Street
Tel. +48-22/ 622 94 60-61
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Embassy of THE Kingdom of Spain
4 Myśliwiecka Street
Tel. +48-22/ 622 42 50
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Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands
10 Kawalerii Street
Tel. +48-22/ 559 12 00
Embassy of The Republic of India
15 / 2-7 Rejtana Street
Tel. +48-22/ 849 58 00, 849 62 57
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Embassy of Ireland
5 Mysia Street
Tel. +48-22/ 849 66 55, 849 66 33
Embassy of The State of Israel
24 Krzywickiego Street
Tel. +48-22/ 825 00 28, 825 09 23
Embassy of Japan
8 Szwoleżerów Street
Tel. +48-22/ 696 50 00
Embassy of Canada
1/5 Matejki Street
Tel. +48-22/ 584 31 00
Embassy of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
28/30 Żelazna Street
Tel. +48-22/ 820 61 00
Fax. Tel. +48-22/ 820 61 99
Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany
30 Dąbrowiecka Street
Tel. +48-22/ 58 41 700
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Embassy of The Kingdom of Norway
2a Chopina Street
Tel. +48-22/ 696 40 30
Embassy of The United Mexican States
1b 4/5 Starościńska Street
Tel. +48-22/ 646 88 00
Embassy of The Portuguese Republic
37 Francuska Street
Tel. +48-22/ 511 10 10-12
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Embassy of The United States of America
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
Tel. +48-22/ 504 20 00
Embassy of The Swiss Confederation
Al. Ujazdowskie 27
Tel. +48-22/ 628 04 81-82
Embassy of The Kingdom of Sweden
3 Bagatela Street
Tel. +48-22/ 640 89 00
Embassy of The Republic of Hungary
2 Chopina Street
Tel. +48-22/ 628 44 51-55
Embassy of The Republic of Turkey
32 Malczewskiego Street
Tel. +48-22/ 646 43 21-22
Embassy of The United Kingdom
1 Róż Avenue
Tel. +48-22/ 311 00 00
Embassy of The Italian Republic
6 Dąbrowskiego Square
Tel. +48-22/ 826 34 71