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Warsaw, Poland

The Monument Tree of Pawiak

A bronze replica of an elm tree that honors the victims that perished in Pawaik Prison.
Warsaw, Poland

Skarpa Ski Jump

Ruins of a late 1950s Polish ski jump ramp in the middle of the city.
Warsaw, Poland

St John’s Arch Cathedral

The last king of Poland was interred in this church nearly 200 years after his death.
Warsaw, Poland

'Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue'

An artificial date palm stands as a memorial to Warsaw's Jewish community.
Krakow, Poland

Statue of Jan Matejko

Extremely famous in his native country, this Cracovian painter is all but unknown beyond Polish borders.
Sochaczew, Poland

Sochaczew Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

This unique railroad museum secretly contains the history of Poland rebuilding itself from the inside-out.
Wolin, Poland

Jomsborg Marker

A stone in Wolin, Poland, marks the possible location of a legendary Viking fortress.
Warsaw, Poland

The Canaletto Room

These 18th-century paintings of Warsaw were used to reconstruct the city after World War II.
Warsaw, Poland

Battle of Grunwald Painting

This enormous 32-foot painting depicts Poland's greatest medieval battle in glorious detail.
Wrocław, Poland

Racławice Panorama

Relive a Polish uprising via an enormous, century-old cyclorama.
Żagań, Poland

Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

The site of one of the largest prison escapes of World War II.
Kartuzy, Poland

Carthusian Church Monastery

The coffin-shaped church was once home to monks who slept in coffins.
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland

Modlin Fortress Granary

In northeastern Poland, the ruins of a massive granary overlook the Narew River.
Wągrowiec, Poland

The Wagrowiec Bifurcation

One of only two places in the world where two rivers cross each other without the waters mixing.
Gdańsk, Poland

Fahrenheit Monument

This antique thermometer honors the creator of the first universal temperature scale.
Wrocław, Poland

The Train to Heaven

A 90-ton, gravity-defiant steam locomotive shoots for the skies in this bizarrely beautiful public artwork.
Jelonki, Poland

Elbląg Canal

Boats must transform into railroad cars to navigate this Polish canal.
Pniewo, Poland

The Ostwall Fortification

What was once an underground Nazi city is now Europe's largest bat reserve.
Gdynia, Poland

Hotel Zdrowie

A haunting deserted hotel is a favorite with artists and photographers.
Sopot, Poland

Krzywy Domek - Crooked House

This fairytale inspired, warped building houses restaurants, shops, and a radio station.
Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

A 20th-century picture show in 3-D.
Grabarka, Poland

Holy Mountain of Grabarka

Crosses of all shapes, sizes and colors litter the mountain, the site of a huge yearly Orthodox pilgrimage.