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Torun, Poland

Toruń Gingerbread Museum

Dedicated to the history and art of making gingerbread, one of the oldest baked goods in Europe.
Zakopane, Poland

Old Zakopane Cemetery

Polish luminaries and masterful folk art find sanctuary in this unique cemetery.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

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

Nicolaus Copernicus House

Museum dedicated to "the man who moved the Earth."
Krakow, Poland

Collegium Maius

Poland's oldest surviving university building holds a wealth of historic science instruments including some used by Copernicus.
Krakow, Poland

Kościuszko Mound

This man-made mound monument was built out of soil from all across the Polish empire.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
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.
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.
Warsaw, Poland

The Canaletto Room

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

The Warsaw Basilisk

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

Mały Powstaniec (The Little Insurrectionist)

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

Mermaid of Warsaw

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

Gdańsk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Ketrzyn, Poland

The Wolf's Lair

This Nazi ruin was the site where Hitler was almost blown up by a suitcase bomb.
Poland

Trójstyk Granic

A small granite monument marks where the borders of three countries meet.
Gdańsk, Poland

Fahrenheit Monument

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

Dwór Artusa

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

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

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

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

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