UNESCO World Heritage Sites

16 Sites in Poland

World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be a somehow unique landmark which is geographically and historically identifiable and has special cultural or physical significance.

There are 16 World Heritage Sites located in Poland ranging from ancient woodlands & medieval castles to incredible salt mines. The list also includes the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau Camp. The first two sites in Poland were inscribed in 1978 and the latest in 2019.

Cultural heritage & rich traditions

Poland has a 1,000 year-old-history filled with cultural heritage & rich traditions and the country attracts millions of tourists each year with many tourists placing Poland’s World Heritage Sites at the top of their ‘Must Visit’ lists.

If you only have a short amount of time to spend in Poland, we highly recommend that you try to visit some of the places on the World Heritage list, particularly Krakow; which is a World Heritage Site in its own right plus it is conveniently located to two other well-visited World Heritage Sites, Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Make your descent to 64 meters below the surface of Krakow for a guided tour through Polish mining activity and more. Wander through chambers, see underground lakes, shrines and salty monuments in one of the oldest UNESCO-listed salt mines!

 

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and in operation for five years. In that time, 1.5 million people perished here. On this Auschwitz tour from Krakow, you'll learn the facts as you tour the world's most famous concentration camp with a guide.