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St. Marys Church (Gdansk)
Kosciól Mariacki or St. Mary's Church is the biggest brick stone church in the world due to its size of 105 by 68 metres. It was built during the period of 1342-1502 and has a capacity of 25.000 people.
The Maritime Museum (Gdansk)
At the harbour in Gdansk you'll find the Gdansk-crane from the 15th century - one of Europe's biggest Medieval cranes. The crane houses the maritime museum, which has exhibitions of the history of Gdansk as a great commercial town.
The National Museum (Gdansk)
At the National Museum in Gdansk you can enjoy nice exhibitions of porcelain, fabrics and paintings. Moreover, the museum also houses the catheral's original altar-piece, the Last Judgement, a true master piece by Hans Memling.
St Marys Church (Krakow)
On the market square in the middle of Krakow you'll find St Mary's Church, the parish church. St Mary's Church is best known for its famous altar-piece carved by the Nurnberg carver Wit Stwosz. The altar is the biggest and most beautiful altars from Medieval times.
The Czartoryski Museum (Krakow)
This museum, which is situated in the Czartoryski Palace, is considered one of Krakows finest art collections. The museum houses works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt as well as Egyptian and Asian finds.
The Sigismund Tower (Krakow)
On the 25-metre high rock of limestone sits the Sigismund Tower which houses Poland's biggest bell. The Sigismund Bell, installed in 1521, is 2 metres high and 2,5 metres in diametre.
Lazienki Park (Poland)
The beautiful Lazienki Park, about one and a half kilometre from the centre of the city, is one of Warsaw's great resting-places. In the summer the park is full of visitors enjoying some of the many events which are held in the park.
The Black Madonna Shrine (Poland)
In the industrial town Czestochowa, 100 kilometres from Krakow, lies the Jasna Góra monastery which is Poland's most important religious centre to Catholics. Thousands and thousands of pilgrims have come to see the The Black Madonna shrine which, according to the legend, was painted by St Luke the evangelist.
The Concentration Camps Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland)
Between 85 to 90 per cent of the Polish Jews disappeared in the Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau. Some of the cells and gas chambers in the camps have been preserved as a museum to show the atrocities of the past.
The Copernicus Museum (Poland)
The Copernicus Museum is situated in the town Frombork, birth place of the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It was Copernicus who espoused the theory that the Earth was not the centre of the universe. You can learn more about this and much more at the Copernicus Museum, which has an impressive collection of the famous astronomer's instruments.

Area and city attractions

• Gdansk
• Krakow
• Poznan
• Szczecin
• Warsaw
• Wroclaw

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