Food and drink highlights of Poland 🥕

  • Tipping - Tipping is welcome in restaurants (10-15% of the bill).
  • Eating hours - A stereotypical Pole eats three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The young generation does not necessarily follow this tradition. Dinner is the main meal eaten between 12 and 4 pm.
  • Shopping hours - Markets are open daily from 9am to 9pm, except Sundays. Small neighbourhood and village stores are also sometimes open on Sundays.
  • Discount shops - To do cheap shopping look for Biedronka, Lidl or Netto.
  • Cuisine type - Polish cuisine is very rich and varied, with many unusual but much appreciated dishes.
  • Savoir Vivre - Before tucking into your food, wish everyone 'Smacznego'. End the meal by saying 'Dziękuję'. When raising a glass, greet your Polish friends with 'Na zdrowie'!
  • Main ingredients - Polish cuisine is dominated by meat, including game, mushrooms and forest fruits, as well as vegetables and grains. Dominated by flour dishes and, in contrast, pickles.
  • Warning - Restaurants sometimes serve pizza with ketchup, which is not very popular in other European countries.
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Foods to try in Poland 🥘

  • Bigos
    Appetizing, seasoned hunter's stew made from sauerkraut with pieces of various meats and meats, extremely traditional. Apart from sauerkraut, the list of ingredients includes sausage, dried mushrooms, onion, sometimes apples or dried plums, and the characteristic unchangeable set of spices: bay leaf, black peppercorns, and allspice. Sometimes white wine is added, but it is not a rule. Polish first bigos is usually eaten with bread, sometimes only with potatoes.
  • Pierogi
    Famous Polish pierogi. The popularity of pierogi is probably due to the fact that this Polish food is varied, with several fillings. So we have not only Russian pierogi (with cheese and potatoes), there are delicious pierogi with meat stuffing, mushrooms or cabbage, sweet pierogi with sweet cottage cheese filling or fresh fruit such as blueberries or strawberries.
  • Gołąbki
    They are made by stuffing white cabbage leaves with rice and minced meat and served with tomato sauce .
  • Kotlet schabowy
    Pork chop is a staple of Polish dinners. This Polish dish is simply a breaded pork chop, served with potatoes (sometimes French fries) and vegetables or braised shredded white cabbage.
  • Golonka
    Pork thigh - boiled, braised or generally roasted. A real Polish delicacy, the meat should slide off the bone, served with horseradish and sipped with beer.
  • Oscypek
    It is a smoked cheese made from salted sheep milk exclusively in the Tatra Mountains in Poland and Slovakia. Oscypek is made by a shepherd. It is often served hot with cranberries.
  • Żur
    Żur is a soup made of leavened rye flour (on sourdough) and meat (usually cooked pork sausage or pieces of smoked sausage, bacon or ham). The recipe varies from region to region. In Poland it is sometimes served in bread or with boiled potatoes.
  • Rosół
    Rosół is a traditional Polish meat soup. The most popular variety is chicken broth, or clear broth. It is commonly served with very thin pasta.
  • Makowiec
    Makowiec is a cake consisting of a roll of sweet yeast bread (viennoiserie) with a thick, rich, bittersweet poppy seed filling. An alternative filling is a paste of ground walnuts or ground chestnuts.
  • Napoleonka
    Napoleonka less commonly known as kremówka, is a Polish cream cake. It consists of two layers of puff pastry filled with whipped cream, buttercream, vanilla cream (custard) or sometimes egg white cream and is usually dusted with powdered sugar.
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Unusual facts about food in Poland 🥘

  • In 2012 the Culinary Trail of Silesian Flavours was created in the Silesian Voivodeship to protect the culinary heritage.
  • Traditional bakery in Wielkopolska is croissants świętomarciński (a gift for the poor). They were created about 150 years ago, the oldest advertisement of this baking comes from 1860.
  • Poland abounds in beautiful forests and a wide range of edible mushrooms, which can be picked without any charge or permit.
  • Poles eat potatoes often and in a million different ways: boiled, fried, baked, with stew, dill, sauces, as kopytka (or leniwe, depends on the part of Poland), potato pancakes etc.
  • A very popular form of feasting is barbecuing. Meat is fried almost everywhere - in the garden, on the home lawn, and sometimes even on the balcony.
  • Unprecedented in other parts of the world, is drinking beer with juice or as a mulled wine with spices.
  • The oldest surviving Polish cookbook dates back to 1698.
  • The oldest evidence of cheese production was found near Warsaw. It was produced 7500-8000 years ago.
  • The production of vodka in Poland was mentioned as early as in the 8th century.
  • Kashubia is famous for soup made of yellow swede, czernina made of goose blood with the addition of dried fruit or a dish called szmulowany pomuchel, i.e. stewed cod.
  • Apple is the national fruit.
  • In the Lublin region some of the most appreciated meads in Poland and in the world are produced.
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Place to stay in Poland 🛏️

  • Best booking sites - Very popular is Booking, where you can cancel your reservation and possibly book breakfast free of charge.
  • Rating system - There is a classic five-star hotel rating in Poland.
  • Seasonality - At the seaside in winter is much quieter than in summer, while in the mountains the low season occurs in October and November.
  • Cost-effective - The cheapest way is to take a tent with you, or look for hostels and private accommodation.
  • Formalities - Usually to register you need an ID card or driver's license and fill out a short questionnaire.
  • Air conditioning - The climate in Poland does not require air conditioning, and you can usually count on such amenities only in high-standard rooms.
  • Parking - In most locations parking is available and free of charge. The only exception to this rule are hotels in the very center of large cities, such as Warsaw, Wroclaw or Krakow.
  • Payments - Payment by card is already a standard, but in small tourist towns for renting private accommodation the owner may prefer cash (not all have payment terminals).
  • Unusual accommodation - At slowhop.com you can book an atmospheric and unusual accommodation.
  • Camp - In Poland you will find many camping sites, unfortunately their quality is usually quite poor in comparison with camping sites in Croatia or Germany.
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Accommodation in Poland 💡

  • For the whole family, a cheaper solution may be to rent apartments.
  • There are many accommodation options available at the Polish seaside, including campsites, luxury apartments, hotels and private accommodation.
  • Many regions in Poland have their own portals with local accommodation.
  • If you are looking for a cheaper option, it is worth looking through the offers of hostels with places in dormitory rooms, they can cost up to several zlotys per night.
  • It is worth going directly to the website of the hotel. Especially in low season you can find great promotions.
  • To search for accommodation in Zakopane, choose the local portals e.g., 'udanypobyt.pl/en'. The accommodations offered are fully equipped.
  • Poland does not deviate from the standard and types of accommodation from the rest of Europe. You will find both luxury hotels and European chains. There is also no shortage of motels, guesthouses and private accommodation.
  • In many parts of Poland you can find small camping fields, usually they have poor sanitary facilities and are not guarded.
  • Hostels in large cities can positively surprise you with their standard and are a cheaper option in the center.
  • Popular for families are agritourism farms, where you can get to know the local nature and cuisine.
  • In the mountains while hiking you can stay overnight in a hostel - however it is worth to know in advance the available hostels in the area and the rules for booking accommodation.
  • Information on shelters in Poland can be found, for example, on the Polish-language website 'klubpodroznikow.com/schroniska-gorskie'.
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Getting around Poland 💡

  • Cost-effective - You can travel cheaply by rail and intercity buses, if you buy tickets well in advance, they are much cheaper.
  • Time-efficient - There are many traffic jams in large cities, public transport - buses, city trains and bikes -are better solution. However, between large cities, it is worth paying attention to trains.
  • Traffic safety - The main roads and highways are in pretty good condition.

🚗 Car

  • Renting a mid-range car for 1 day is about 140 PLN.
  • When renting a car, there may be additional fees for drivers under 21 years old.
  • Drinking and driving is strictly forbidden – the legal blood-alcohol level is 0.02%.
  • The speed limit in Poland is 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside urban areas, 120 km/h on dual carriageways and 140 km/h on motorways.
  • Headlights must be on at all times.
  • In Poland, right-hand traffic is in force.
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🚆 Train

  • Remember that there are several train companies on the market - check whether your carrier provides connections in case of transfers.
  • Bikes require a separate ticket costing about 10 zł (flat fee regardless of distance).
  • On rozklad-pkp.pl/en you can find information for all Polish trains.
  • Ticket sellers may not speak English. Write down details on a piece of paper.
  • The most expensive trains are InterCity EIP/EIC trains.

🚌 Bus

  • A good idea is to buy a long-term ticket.
  • Almost all city buses have special areas to accommodate prams and pushchairs.
  • For comprehensive timetable information, use the online journey planner at en.e-podroznik.pl.
  • Tickets for intercity buses can be bought online.

🚲 Bicycle

  • Many big cities have bike rental infrastructure and bike paths.

Plane

  • There are 8 airports in Poland.
  • Airplane can be a quick option, but ticket costs are still quite high and you have to add the time of transport to and from the airport.

👍 Hitchhiking

  • Hitchhiking is never completely safe. Travelers who hitchhike are taking a small but potentially serious risk.
  • Hitchhiking was most popular in Poland in 1950-1970, but is now being replaced by carpooling. However, you can still meet young people during the holiday season with a piece of paper telling you where they want to go. There are also hitchhiking competitions organized in Polan
  • In big cities it is hard to get a lift. The fastest way to get a lift is to hitchhike in the mountains and smaller tourist resorts. But the waiting time also depends on the popularity of the road.

How to travel in Poland 🚗

  • In big cities public transport is usually very well developed and pretty cheap.
  • In many Polish cities there is a problem with parking. It is worth using tourist parking lots, instead of wasting time looking for a free space in narrow streets.
  • Eating in public transport is not allowed.
  • Use the JakDojadę app to check public transport connections in large cities.
  • In many cities the main bus station is located near the railroad station.
  • In Poland obligate some regulations about using electrical devices such as electric scooters, balancing devices, etc. If you plan to use such devices, check the rules.
  • Watch out for pedestrian crossings. Even on the busiest city roads, people drive quite fast. Wait for your light to turn green.
  • There are cities where you can buy tickets on trams/bus but not everywhere. Check it before traveling.
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Best time to visit Poland 💡

⏱️ When to go

  • The best time to go is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Poland has a typical European temperate climate (with six seasons). Summers are usually hot and humid and winters are cold.
  • If you're planning a beach vacation, it's best to choose July and August. In June, it is already sunny and warm, but the water can still be quite cool.

🌡️ Temperature

  • Temperatures vary depending on the season and the geographical location. The proximity of the sea means that summer temperatures are sometimes lower than in other parts of the country. The warmest areas in Poland are the Silesian Lowlands and the Sandomierz Upland, and the coldest in the northeastern corner of the country in the vicinity of Suwałki.

Rainfall

  • In the central part of Poland, rainfall amounts to around 500 mm, on the coast up to 800 mm, and in the Tatra Mountains it reaches even 1000 mm. The most rain is in summer.

🌱 Spring

  • Spring starts in March, bringing sunny days and sometimes rain and light frost, with daytime temperatures ranging from 5 ºC to 15 ºC.

☀️ Summer

  • The summertime can be really hot, with temperatures around 20-25 ºC it begins in late May/June and lasts until the end of August.

🍂 Fall

  • In autumn the weather is changeable - from September to October the temperatures can be pleasant, while November brings rain and lower temperatures.

❄️ Winter

  • In winter the days become noticeably shorter. It is cold and cloudy. The average temperature in January is about -4ºC, but can drop as low as -35ºC.

Poland weather Insights ☁️

  • Poland has a temperate continental climate, with quite cold winters (from December to March) and hot summers (from June to August).
  • The lowest temperatures occur in January and February there is a significant difference in air temperature between the cold eastern and warm western regions of Poland.
  • The warmest months are July and August on the coast, the coldest is in the mountains and highlands in January and February.
  • In summer, the highest air temperature is recorded near large cities (these are the so-called islands of heat) and in the southeastern part of the country (in the Roztocze).
  • December to February is the best time to practice winter sports in the Polish mountains.
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Savoir-Vivre in Poland 📝

  • Greetings - The standard greeting is a handshake and direct eye contact. Good friends often exchange three kisses on the cheeks as a greeting.
  • Punctuality - Tardiness is a sign of bad manners. Punctuality is expected. However, tardiness is still quite common. In less formal meetings, tardiness is acceptable to the extent of the so-called academic quarter hour.
  • Bargaining - In Poland, it is rather not customary to bargain in local shops or chain stores, while in bazaars, car showrooms, or buying/renting a flat, it is standard practice.
  • Dress code - Poland is not a particularly style-conscious destination, though there are some undeniably trendy places in Warsaw, Kraków or Gdańsk. You can usually dress in T-shirts and shorts or jeans.
  • Temple entrance - Poles dress rather modest and smart clothes to church. If you want to see the interior of churches, it is enough to cover your shoulders and neckline and keep conversations to a minimum.
  • Home invitation - If we are invited to a Polish house, it is worth buying the hosts a gift. For a woman - flowers, for a man - alcohol. You should not come empty-handed. When entering the apartment immediately take off your shoes.
  • Etiquette - The man is welcome to open the door for a woman or elderly person, help to carry heavy shopping or give way in public transport. Always address an elderly person or a stranger as madam or sir. Addressing 'you' is a sign of disrespect.
  • Drones - We recommend using this map to easily check the applicable restrictions. If you are looking for more specific information take a look here.
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Things not to do in Poland ⚠️

  • Do not drink alcohol in a public place as it is against the law.
  • It is not appropriate to pay for a bus ticket (e.g. 4.40 PLN) with a 50 or 100 PLN bill.
  • If you pay in cash and do not have the amount deducted do not say 'thank you', the excess may be treated as a tip.
  • If you want to visit museums and galleries check the website, because in Poland often on a selected day of the week, you can enter and see the exhibitions completely free of charge.
  • Check out the cultural events in the spring. In May (most often) is the Night of Museums, then selected museums, galleries and other cultural centers are for visitors in the evening hours, completely free.
  • In many older Polish cities you will find medieval street layouts. It is worth to approach a tourist office and ask for a map in order not to get lost among the streets.
  • There are special precautions at some popular historic sites, e.g. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow and Auschwitz; don't bring large backpacks - you may not be allowed in with it.
  • Check it out! Almost everywhere, kids get discounts on local transportation, lodging and museum tickets; museums often have kid-friendly playgrounds.
  • Don’t talk about religion and politics, poland is very polarized country now.
  • According to Polish beliefs, one should not shake hands over the threshold, it may result in a quarrel.
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Interesting facts about Poland 🤓

  • There are about a thousand regularly cultivated vineyards in Poland. The largest concentration, about 150, is in Podkarpacie. The wine-making traditions of this region date back to the 10th-11th centuries.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists in Poland. It's worth buying tickets a few days before your visit.
  • Bialowieza Forest - the natural oldest European forest in the heart of Europe, here nature rules, not man.
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau - a concentration camp created by the Germans in occupied Poland during World War II. It is a symbol of cruel genocide.
  • Upper Silesia is an unusual agglomeration on a national scale - driving for example along the DTŚ route you pass 5 cities in less than 15 minutes. It is densely populated and if you travel along smaller roads you don't even know when one city ends and another begins.
  • Poland is a strongly Catholic country - you can find churches on every corner.
  • Lowicz is like Paris and Bonn. The triangular market square in Łowicz is the only one of its kind in Poland.
  • The most famous natural region is Masuria - the Land of the Great Lakes. It is also the capital of Polish sailing.
  • The Elbląg Canal, one of the most valuable construction monuments in Poland, built in 1848-1876, is the only waterway of this kind in Europe, as ships run there on rails.
  • The custom of placing effigies on tombstones is a Polish custom originating from the Polish nobility
  • Gdansk is a beautiful city on the coast. Spend some time admiring the old town and visiting local markets and artists' stores.
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Best souvenirs from Poland 💝


Beautiful landscapes, great gastronomy and famous Polish hospitality - there are many reasons why you should visit Poland. Check what souvenirs to bring to your loved ones from a trip to Poland, so that you can share your memories with them and remember the magic of this holiday for as long as possible!

🍺 Beverages

Bison Vodka 💲 💲 💲 💲

Bison Vodka is a flavoured vodka. Produced since the 17th century, it was considered a delicacy of the nobility. Each bottle contains a blade of turtledove. It tastes best when drunk with apple juice.

🛒 Where to buy: supermarkets, liquor stores

💰 Price range: 15 - 30 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse

Bison Vodka

Nalewka 💲 💲 💲 💲

Nalewka is an alcoholic beverage made from fruits, flowers, or herbs with an alcohol content of 40-45%. It comes in many flavors. Its color depends on the type of products used in its production. It works well as an alcoholic beverage for desserts.

🛒 Where to buy: village fairs, markets

💰 Price range: 30 - 90 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse

Nalewka

Vodka 💲 💲 💲 💲

A specialty among Polish liquors. Polish vodka is appreciated worldwide for its taste and quality. It tastes best when chilled. You can mix it with other drinks, such as juices, to create exceptional combinations.

🛒 Where to buy: supermarkets, liquor stores

💰 Price range: 25 - 40 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse

Vodka

👚 Clothes

Embroidered scarf 💲 💲 💲 💲

Embroidered in traditional patterns from Łowicz, the scarf will work both as an unusual decoration of an outfit and protect against the cold on cooler evenings. It is also a great souvenir to hang in a frame on the wall.

📌 Region: Łódź

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 20 - 60 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends

Embroidered scarf

🛍 Collections

Goats 💲 💲 💲 💲

You will find real, ramming goats every day at 12:00 on the clock tower of Poznan City Hall, but that doesn't mean you can't take the goats with you. The wooden statuettes will be a great souvenir to remind you of this city - children and adults will smile at their sight.

📌 Region: Greater Poland

🛒 Where to buy: Main square

💰 Price range: 5 - 25 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends

Goats

Magnets 💲 💲 💲 💲

Ceramic, with photos, wooden or plastic - magnets depicting the biggest monuments of Poland can be found in every city. Most often you will find them in tourist places such as markets or museums.

🛒 Where to buy: markets

💰 Price range: 5 - 25 PLN

💡 Pro tip: Beware of overpricing in extremely popular places.

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, kids

Magnets

Stripped flint 💲 💲 💲 💲

Flints come from polish mines, among others from Wieliczka, they are often turned into a majestic jewellery which may be a perfect gift for a woman. Typically they take shades of grey and white.

📌 Region: Lesser Poland

🛒 Where to buy: jewelry stores

💰 Price range: 10 - 150 PLN

🎁 For whom: spouse

Stripped flint

💄 Cosmetics

Skincare products 💲 💲 💲 💲

Respected for the natural and eco friendly ingredients - the polish cosmetic industry is growing rapidly. Especially organic skincare products deserve recognition.

🛒 Where to buy: drugstores

💰 Price range: 20 - 90 PLN

💡 Pro tip: Read the labels with proudct ingredients before the purchase.

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Skincare products

🥗 Food

Gingerbread 💲 💲 💲 💲

It is worth remembering that gingerbread from Toruń was for centuries the greatest and most desired gift from the City of Copernicus. It was given to the kings and diplomats. Young Fryderyk Chopin was delighted with it. Even today, tourists who come to Toruń cannot imagine how they could leave without taking this sweet and spicy cookie with them.

📌 Region: Pomeranian

🛒 Where to buy: bakeries, supermarkets, grocery stores

💰 Price range: 20 - 30 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, kids

Gingerbread

Oscypek 💲 💲 💲 💲

According to EU regulations, real oscypek can only be produced from May to September and sold until the end of October.

📌 Region: Lesser Poland

🛒 Where to buy: village fairs, markets

💰 Price range: 1 - 16 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends

Oscypek

Ptasie mleczko 💲 💲 💲 💲

This delicacy is the most frequently bought thing by tourists. The small milk foam covered in chocolate is a perfect coffee snack, and because it's small, you can take it with you wherever you go. Traditional Ptasie Mleczko is vanilla flavoured and is coated with dessert chocolate, but other taste options are available for those looking for new experiences.

🛒 Where to buy: supermarkets, grocery stores

💰 Price range: 10 - 15 PLN

💡 Pro tip: Ptasie Mleczko is often available for a lower price in local supermarkets. If you are looking for an original taste, buy Ptasie Mleczko produced by E. Wedel.

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, kids

Ptasie mleczko

St. Martin's croissant 💲 💲 💲 💲

This delicious croissant is a regional product of Wielkopolska. Protected by the European regulations, the original St. Martin's croissant is a combination of crispy and puff pastry. It has a filling made of white poppy seeds, orange peel and dried fruits.

📌 Region: Greater Poland

🛒 Where to buy: bakeries

💰 Price range: 10 - 20 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, kids

St. Martin's croissant

🖖 Handmade

Amber 💲 💲 💲 💲

This brown pebble is a sign of the past. Its hardened plant and insect fragments are a unique decoration created thousands of years ago by nature itself! Amber is a valued product from Poland. In the past it was valued more than many precious stones. Nowadays, amber can be bought in the form of bracelets, rings, earrings or necklaces, but it is also adorned with spoons and other everyday objects.

📌 Region: Pomeranian

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 10 - 100 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse

Amber

Ceramics from Bolesławiec 💲 💲 💲 💲

Ceramics from Boleslawiec are known for their unique, colorful patterns on mugs, cups, plates, and even vases. It is a favorite souvenir of tourists, appreciated in Poland and abroad and it's guaranteed to make make an impression on every house party.

📌 Region: Lower Silesia

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 10 - 200 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents

Ceramics from Bolesławiec

Kaszubka doll 💲 💲 💲 💲

This national polish treasure is a symbol of Kashubia region with its traditional folk elements. The colours such as red, blue, white and black as well as the patterns, play important role in the apperance of this outfit.

📌 Region: Kashubia

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 25 - 160 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, kids

Kaszubka doll

Wooden angels 💲 💲 💲 💲

Made of wood, clay and painted in a characteristic way, the wooden angel figures refer to the Christian roots of polish history.

📌 Region: Mazovia

🛒 Where to buy: gift shop

💰 Price range: 40 - 300 PLN

🎁 For whom: souvenirs.for_whom.grandparets, parents

Wooden angels

Wooden animals 💲 💲 💲 💲

Those wooden figures are painted in very bright colours and they mainly show species which can be found in polish fauna.

📌 Region: Mountainside

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 10 - 50 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, kids

Wooden animals

🏡 Home Decor

Keepsake box 💲 💲 💲 💲

Usually made of wood and painted in floral patterns in a shape of a box with cover and a lock, is designed to keep all your personal belongings such as keys, jewellery or credit cards

📌 Region: Mazovia

🛒 Where to buy: art galleries, gift shops

💰 Price range: 15 - 100 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Keepsake box

Linen products 💲 💲 💲 💲

Colorfulc fancy folk patterns also with outstanding quality - this is polish lin. It is perfect as a home decor and in the form of tablecloth or bedding looks really stylish.

📌 Region: Mazovia

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 30 - 500 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents

Linen products

Salt lamp 💲 💲 💲 💲

Salt lamps are very popular home decor among the poles because of its natural healthy properties. Whole sheath of lamp is made from salt and first salt lamps were made in one of the most famous polish mines - Wieliczka

📌 Region: Lesser Poland

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 100 - 200 PLN

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Salt lamp

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Poland packing list 💡

  • Footwear - It pays to have good footwear to keep you comfortable and your feet in good condition. From hiking up a mountain to exploring cobblestone streets in Polish cities. Blisters from uncomfortable shoes will undoubtedly put a bit of a damper on your vacation.
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent - Summers can be very hot. If you’re hiking or spending time in the country, insect repellent is recommended but this can be bought locally.
  • Travel Adapter - Poland uses the same round ‘Type E’ plug as France.
  • Waterproof Jacket or Raincoat - It does rain in Europe, so a waterproof outer layer is ideal.
  • Evening clothes - If you plan to go out to the theater, the opera or to certain posh restaurants in Poland's biggest cities, be aware that the dress code is usually quite formal.
  • Warm clothes - Evenings can be very cold, and after a storm the temperature drops a few degrees down.
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  • Most popular sports: 🚣‍♀️ Canoeing, 🚴‍♀️Cycling, 🎿 Skiing
  • Most popular activities: 📷 Photography, 🥾 Hiking, 🏖️ Sunbathing
  • Must see places: 🏞️Tatra Mountains, 🏛️ Malbork Castle, 🌊 Sopot

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Tourist information about Poland 🤓

🏳 Country Poland
🌆 Capital Warsaw
💸 Currency Polish złoty
💭 Language Polish
Timezone GMT+1
🇬🇧 English speaking Widely spoken (basic)
🏳️‍🌈 LGBT tolerance Low
👫 Gender ratio (overall) 👩 52% | 👨 48%
👩🏻‍🤝‍👨 Population 37.8 mln
✈️ Visitors per year 21.2 mln

Useful information about Poland 🤖

💳 Card payments Yes, almost everywhere
🏧 ATM Availability Widely available
🏦 Suggested ATM takeout 1000 PLN
🍺 Drinking in public Illegal
🚰 Tap water Drinkable
🌐 Internet speed (avg.) 38 Mbps
🔌 Socket type Type C Type E C / E
🚕 Best taxi app Uber
🚾 Public toilets Popular & Paid
📱 Top mobile providers Orange, Play, T-mobile, Plus
✈️ Best internal air carrier Lufthansa
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Cost of living in Poland 💸

🌮 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
5.52 EUR
6.26 USD
4.62 GBP
25 PLN
🥘 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant
22.07 EUR
25.04 USD
18.47 GBP
100 PLN
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
1.77 EUR
2 USD
1.48 GBP
8 PLN
Gasoline (1 liter)
1.02 EUR
1.15 USD
0.85 GBP
4.6 PLN
🎫 One-way ticket (public transport)
0.75 EUR
0.85 USD
0.63 GBP
3.4 PLN

Quality of life in Poland 💚

💚 Quality of life Moderate
☺️ Safety Index High
👨 Healthcare likability Moderate
☁️ Climate likability High
💰 Costs of living Very low
😷 Level of pollution Moderate

Important numbers ☎️

General emergency number (mobile phone) 112
Fire 998
Police 997
Ambulance 999
Emergency numbers in the mountains 985/601 100 300
Emergency number over the water 601 100 100

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