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Malbork Castle on a day trip from Gdansk

The Castle Museum at Malbork is one of the greatest historical attractions in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1309 it became...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 2, plus Westerplatte

There is so much to discover by walking the streets of the historical city of Gdańsk, Poland, that I felt compelled to split my...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 1

This is the first of two walking routes through the historic city centre of Gdańsk, Poland. It was largely destroyed during WWII but soon...

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Gdansk – past and present

The history of Gdańsk is that of being squeezed between the great powers and peoples of Europe. Its fate has been on the table of high...

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VIDEO – Poland – The Malbork Castle

The Castle of Malbork was built by knights of the Teutonic Order in the late 13th century. They withdrew here after having fought as...

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World Heritage #0847 – Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

It took an extreme amount of red bricks to create this massive complex, the world’s largest of its kind. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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World Heritage #0030 – Historic Centre of Warsaw

The Polish capital suffered immensely during the Second World War, but managed to rebuild and grow its wonderful historic centre. The...

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PICS – Poland

This is a collection of picture galleries from Poland, the result of trips to different parts of the country. Consult the map...

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Warsaw: A couple of days in the Polish capital

Warsaw is a large European capital with a population of a couple million depending on how you define its limits. Unless you have come to...

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Poland and the Baltic Countries – an introduction

Four World Heritage Sites in four capitals of four countries in eight days. That was my plan. It seemed possible, but I was unsure of it...

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Krakow, Auschwitz and the Wieliczka salt mine

This is about a few days in a most wonderful city with excursions to a terrible WW2 past and a magnificent salt mine. I spent a few hot...

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VIDEO – Poland – Auschwitz

“Auschwitz Birkenau – German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945) in Poland is no. 31 on UNESCO’s World...

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VIDEO – Poland – Wieliczka Salt Mine

“The Wieliczka Salt Mine” outside Krakow is no. 32 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The mine is among the world’s...

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World Heritage #0032 – Wieliczka Salt Mine

Here they have been mining rock salt for centuries, and you are invited to a fantastic subterranean world. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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World Heritage #0031 – Auschwitz Birkenau

There are only horrors connected to this heritage site, the horrors of exterminating more than 1.5 million people. The UNESCO World...

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