POL AND Home, sweet home… PART 2 – by Jozef Pilsudski High School, Poniatowa
KRAKÓW WROCŁAW Częstochowa Ogrodzieniec Krzyżtopór Wieliczka Łańcut Kozłówka Sudetes Tatras Bieszczady Zakopane <ul><li>In our presentation we want to say something about 2 major cities of southern Poland. These are: Kraków (Cracow) and Wrocław (Wroclaw) . </li></ul><ul><li>There are also many attractive smaller towns like: Zakopane (Polish winter capital), Wieliczka, Łańcut, Kozłówka, Częstochowa, Ogrodzieniec or Krzysztopór. </li></ul><ul><li>Our southern border winds through picturesque mountain ranges – with their unspoilt nature and breathtaking landscapes. </li></ul>Poniatowa
Cracow <ul><li>Let us start with Cracow . This city is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist resorts in our country. It used to be our capital in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Cracow is a great place for sightseeing. You particularly should see Wawel Castle, Old town square, St. Mary’s Basilica or Kościuczko Mound. </li></ul>
Places you can’t miss Wawel Castle The Chapel of St. Bronislawa and in the background Kosciuszko Mound St. Mary’s Basilica
Altar made by Wit Stwosz in St. Mary’s Basilica Sukiennice (Drapers’ Hall) , O ld T own As you can see in Cracow you can meet also many pidgeons. Wawel Castle, meander of the Vistula river
Cracow is the place where you can also relax, eat some delicious food in many restaurants and pubs. Here you can enjoy your time with friends by drinking a glass of cola… or other stuff ;)
Wieliczka Now we want to show you Wieliczka. Wieliczka is situated near Cracow. There is a unique salt mine, which is popular in all Europe. Underground, there is a famous tourist path through the mine…You can participate in a 3km tour and you can see statues of historic , mythic figures, chambers and chapels. The most magnificent is Chapel of St. Kinga .
If you need salt…go there, and scratch some from the wall …
Częstochowa <ul><li>The next stop of our presentation is Częstochowa . T here is the most important Polish sanctuary called Jasna Góra. </li></ul><ul><li>It gathers thousands of people every year, it is destination for many pilgrims. </li></ul>
The miraculous picture of Black Madonna In the sanctuary you can find some belongings of the P ope John Paul II .
Wrocław <ul><li>And now let’s have a look at another big city. Wrocław is one of the most modern cities in Poland. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s becoming more and more popular with students because there are lots of possibilities to find an interesting job. In Wrocław, there is a popular university-Uniwersytet Wrocławski. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a destination for many tourists. </li></ul>
Wrocław historic City Hall Town square and St. Elisabeth's Church Wrocław Cathedral in the oldest District of Ostrów Tumski
Panorama of Wroc ł aw Centennial Hall Post-modernist Arkady Complex
Wrocław University Wrocław University of Technology Grunwaldzki bridge Millennium bridge
Łańcut <ul><li>Now, let us show you a smaller town. Ł a ń cut is an adorable town with bea u tiful park, church and castle. </li></ul><ul><li>The Castle was built in the seventeenth century. </li></ul>
Kozłówka <ul><li>Here’s another, small burg. In Kozłówka , a marvellous Baroque/Classical palace is located with its outstanding park . It is now the museum of the Zamoyski family. </li></ul>
Krzyżtopór <ul><li>And now we want to show you something older. In Ujazd village there is a castle of Krzyżtopór… In fact, there are only some ruins left but it is a great place for tourists. </li></ul><ul><li>It has as many windows as days in a year, as many rooms as weeks in a year, as many spacious halls as months in a year and four towers which are symbols of four seasons of a year. </li></ul>
Ogrodzieniec <ul><li>Here’s another great castle. </li></ul><ul><li>In a small village of Ogrodzieniec, there are ruins of medieval castle which was built in the fourteenth century. </li></ul><ul><li>According to some legends it has been hounted by ghosts of former owners of this castle. </li></ul>
Polish mountains <ul><li>And now, we want to take you to the highest places in Poland. We have two mountain ranges: Karpathian mountains and Sudeten mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>From these ranges, we want to show you the most interesting, smaller areas . </li></ul>
Tatras <ul><li>They occupy area of 750 km², most of them belong to Slovakia. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the highest peaks in Poland: </li></ul><ul><li>Rysy (2499m), Kasprowy Wierch (1987m), Giewont (1894m). </li></ul><ul><li>In Tatras we can find beautiful lakes , for example: Morskie Oko, Czarny Staw. </li></ul>
Zakopane <ul><li>The town in mountains we want to show you the is Zakopane. Zakopane is the most important Polish center of mountaineering and skiing, and is visited annually by some three million tourists . </li></ul><ul><li>In Zakopane you can’t miss Krupówki street. There are many restaurants, pubs and souvenir stores. </li></ul><ul><li>The most recognizable symbol of the town is ” Oscypek”, a type of cheese made from sheep’s milk. </li></ul><ul><li>Oscypek is a protected trade name under the EU's Protected Designation of Origin geographical indication. </li></ul>
Krupówki street Oscypek. You should definitely try its unique taste…
Bieszczady <ul><li>Bieszczady belong to Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia. This range is a part of Carpathian Mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest peak is Tarnica (1346m). </li></ul><ul><li>Bieszczady aren’t very high, but they are very beautiful and every tourist will enjoy hiking there. </li></ul>
TARNICA Szeroki W ierch - the most popular tourist path in Bieszczady.
Sudetes <ul><li>The Sudetes stretch from eastern Germany to Poland and the Czech Republic. Sudeten mountains have experienced growing tourism for winter sports during the past ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest peak is Śnieżka (1602 m). </li></ul>
ŚNIEŻKA Table Mountains in Sudetes - in the background you can see some flat peaks.
It is a country of great opportunities, beautiful nature, historical monuments and friendly people known for their hospitality.