World Heritage sites in Poland

17 Sites in Poland

There are 17 World Heritage sites 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 2021.

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.

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 World Heritage sites in Poland at the top of their ‘Must Visit’ lists.

If you only have a short amount of time to spend in the country, 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 in Poland, Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Make your descent to 64 meters below the surface of Krakow for a guided tour of one of the most popular World Heritage sites in Poland. Wander through chambers, see underground lakes, shrines and salty monuments in one of the oldest UNESCO-listed salt mines!

 

Take a tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and explore the twin concentration camp with a licensed guide.

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