EuroCheapo's Poland Articles

Zakopane: A visit to Poland’s premier mountain resort

Zakopane: A visit to Poland’s premier mountain resort

Is it not curious how some small communities have so powerfully shaped the European imagination? Sometimes it is merely one treaty or a single military encounter that propels a place to continent-wide recognition. Yalta, Solferino and Austerlitz are all good examples (though many of us might be hard-pushed to pinpoint these spots on a modern » Read more

Szczecin: Prussian flavors in a Polish port city

Szczecin: Prussian flavors in a Polish port city

Unsung places are often the most interesting. Enter Szczecin, the Polish port city on the Baltic which lies just a shade east of the German border. This is Poland with a twist, for the city has a complicated history. One-time capital of Pomerania, Swedish until 1720 and then German until 1945, the city now known » Read more

Dark Tourism: Auschwitz and Srebrenica

Dark Tourism: Auschwitz and Srebrenica

“Dark tourism” has come of age. Yet traveling to encounter the macabre or the gruesome is not just a modern whim. Many medieval pilgrims headed for spots where martyrs were allegedly killed. In our home city of Berlin, thousands of visitors head for the Topography of Terror, a chance to stand at the very spot » Read more

Poznan Journal: A buzzing Polish town

Poznan Journal: A buzzing Polish town

The main square of Poznan, Poland always has a buzz on weekend nights as the Lizard King competes with Bee Jay’s and the DV Club to transmit the loudest vibes. But the university city of Poznan, exactly half way between Berlin and Warsaw, is more than just a pizza and party town. Poznan’s main square: a » Read more

Introducing Szczecin: Poland on the Baltic

Introducing Szczecin: Poland on the Baltic

Every now and then we like to bring an overlooked European city to the attention of our readers. Today’s overlooked city? The Polish city of Szczecin, Poland’s biggest and most important Baltic seaport. Szczecin has a Mitteleuropa ambiance all its own. Its architecture reflects the ownership ping pong the city has experienced as it has » Read more