World Heritage Sites in Poland


Historic Centre of Cracow

(50.062 N 19.94 E) -- satellite image

See the Cracow Page


Wieliczka Salt Mine

(49.979 N 20.064 E) -- satellite image

See our work: Air Pollutant Intrusion into the Wieliczka Salt Mine


Auschwitz Birkenau

(50.067 N 19.35 E) -- satellite image

German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)


Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest

(52.72-52.80 N 23.80-23.93 E) --
satellite image

Historic Center of Warsaw

(52.25 N 21.00 E) --
satellite image

Old City of Zamosc

(50.72 N 23.25 E) --
satellite image

Zamosc was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. The soldid fortress was able to resist attacks by both the Cossacks and the Swedes.


Medieval Town of Torun

(53.02 N 18.58 E) --
satellite image

Torun owes its origins to the Teutonic Order, which built a castle there in the mid-13th century as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. One of its most famous people was Nicolaus Copernicus.


Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

(54.03 N 19.05 E) --
satellite image

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

(49.87 N 19.67 E) --
satellite image

Mannerist architectural landscape complex and pilgrimage park.


Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

(51.07 N 16.20 E) and (50.83 N 15.49 E)

Built in the mid 17th century, these are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe.


Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

These wooden medieval churches include:


Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski

(51.58 N 14.73 E) --
satellite image

Landscaped park along the Neisse river on the border between Poland and Germany, it was created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau from 1815 to 1844.


Centennial Hall in Wroclaw

(51.107 N 17.077 E)

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region

(49.534 N 21.0322 E)

Joint listing with Ukraine comprised of 16 churches, built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths.



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Last updated: July 2, 2013