Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Warsaw, the capital, has shopping and nightlife, plus the Warsaw Uprising Museum, honoring the city’s WWII-era resistance to German occupation. In the city of Kraków, 14th-century Wawel Castle rises above the medieval old town, home to Cloth Hall, a Renaissance trading post in Rynek Glówny (market square).
Currency: Polish złoty
Religion (2011): 87.6% Roman Catholicism; 7.1% No Answer; 3.1% Other Faith; 2.2% Atheism
The Wawel Castle is a castle residency located in central Kraków, Poland. Built at the behest of King Casimir III the Great, it consists of a number of structures situated around the Italian-styled main courtyard.
The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork was built in the 13th century in Prussia and is currently located near the town of Malbork, Poland. It is the largest castle in the world measured by land area.
Bieszczady is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. It forms the western part of the Eastern Beskids, and is more generally part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.