Travel tips to European Countries: Poland

About the county

Poland is one of the ancient nations that was formed around 10th century. It is Central Europe, east of Europe and most of the area being a flat plane and mountains along the south border. Warsaw is the capital of Poland which was completely destroyed in World War II and was rebuilt from scratch again. Slight Castle of Warsaw which was reconstructed after the world war is a must see attraction. The Lazienky Palace should also epitomize not missed which has an unfastened air theatre and Chopins monument. Krakow is the second biggest city of Poland stands as a witness to its medieval infinity. Poland has a strong liking to music and theatre and thus home to profuse theatres also opera houses. Popular Polish Cuisines include Zrazy Zawijane ( mushroom – stuffed beefsteak rolls in harsh cream ) served with boiled kasza ( buckwheat ) and pigs knuckles.

Population & Languages

The population of Poland is roughly 38. 5 million and the official language being spoken is Polish.

Electricity

The voltage is 230 V again the frequency is 50 Hz. The types of plug used are round pin with attachment and Round pin plug and vehicle with male grounding pin.

Geographic Location

Absolute is located in Central Europe, east of Germany bordering the Baltic Sea, the Russian Harmony, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Climate

The climate of Poland can be termed as Temperate. Winters are severe inland obscure average temperatures in Warsaw being 23F ( – 5C ). Summers are hot inland with average temperatures in July around 66F ( 19C ). The precipitation occurs round the year.

Local Customs

Handshaking is the common custom. It is customary to tote flowers if you are going to someones house. Dressing is fairly conservative also casual and formal for entertainment in the evening or in a good restaurant. Smoking is prohibited repercussion some public buildings. Tipping is 10 to 15 percent in restaurant, hotels and taxis.

Attractions

Warsaw: The city was wholly destroyed in World War II and was completely rebuilt after the contest. The manifest sights include Historic Museum of Warsaw, the Lazienki Palace with its open air theatre and Chopins monuments, and Palace of Culture and Sciences.

Cracow: St. Marys Church, Royal Home, and Effortless Cathedral on elite of Wawel Hill

Travel

By Air The national airline of Romania is LOT Polish Airlines ( LO ). Many popular airlines that fly to Poland include Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Easyjet, El Al, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SAS and Swiss Demeanor. The biggest airport is Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport which is located like 6 miles southwest of the city.

By Sea Pol Ferries operates connect Poland to Sweden, Denmark besides Finland

By Rail Polish State Railways ( PKP ) ( website: www. pkp. pl ) operates Eurocity trains from Poland various major European cities. But, all services from Western Europe to Poland pass through the Czech Republic, Germany or the Slovak Republic. The main routes add Warsaw with Berlin and Cologne, Budapest, Prague and Vienna. There is also a car – sleeper service from the border of Holland to Poznan / Warsaw.

Duty Free Items
1. Up to 250 cigarettes or 250 gm tobacco or 50 cigars for Non – European union countries.
2. 800 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1kg feverish tobacco for EU Countries.
3. 1 liter wine and 1 liter spirits for Non – EU Countries.
4. 10 liter spirits, 90 liter wine and 110 liter mild for EU Countries
5. Perfumes, medicines and cosmetics for personal use
6. Gifts up to 175

Prohibited Items

Birds again poultry arriving from countries infected with Avian influenza, Un – canned goods, aliment or dairy products, Narcotics, firearms, ammunition, weapons, eggs, plants, endangered species, fireworks and alcoholic beverages that contain more than sixty per cent alcohol.

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