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Warsaw, Poland

'Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue'

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

Shrine of St. Thaddaeus

Hundreds of notes give thanks to the patron saint of lost causes.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin Monument

In the summer, the area around this sculpture transforms into a vibrant concert venue.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw's Chopin Benches

Special benches that play Chopin's music are scattered throughout his native city.
Krakow, Poland

Kraków-Płaszów Concentration Camp

At first glance, this area seems like just another city park, but the lush landscape hides a dark past.
Warsaw, Poland

Mieszko the Stone Bear

Legend says this is actually a heartbroken prince waiting for his true love's kiss.
Warsaw, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus Monument

The giant statue and its model solar system honor the native Pole who declared that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
Gdańsk, Poland

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

Modern art commemorates one of the first military actions of World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Dwór Artusa

A merchant court dedicated to the fictitious King Arthur is heavily adorned with bizarre Renaissance art.
Warsaw, Poland

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Gdańsk, Poland

Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania

These rare statues are one of the few remaining material witnesses to Old Prussian culture.
Gdańsk, Poland

Fahrenheit Monument

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

The Three Boar Heads of Gdańsk

A mysterious emblem tucked in an small alleyway is actually the coat of arms of a heroic medieval family.
Warsaw, Poland

Mały Powstaniec (The Little Insurrectionist)

A statue honors the children who fought Nazis in Poland.
Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Basilisk

A menacing statue of this mythical creature can be seen at the legendary site of the monster's lair.
Krakow, Poland

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's features one of the most spectacularly decorated cathedral interiors in all of Europe.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

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

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
Gdańsk, Poland

Ruins at Westerplatte

The site of the first battle of World War II.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Krakow, Poland

The Bones of the Wawel Dragon

Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.