Poland is definitely kicking it up a notch when it comes to health and wellness.
Experience authentic Polish massages at the Wielkopolska and the Dolnoslaskie, which both offer services such as skin and overall body care, exotic massages, and even hair spa treatments.
They also have facilities such as sauna baths, jacuzzis, solariums, and gyms.
Health spas have existed in Poland since the 13th century and have flourished due to the climate in the area.
Most health spas use therapeutic water and therapeutic mud to aid in the treatment of many ailments and disorders.
And speaking of health and wellness, check out Poland’s other medical services as well.
Only a few European countries have developed their medical tourism aspect, but Poland is definitely one of them and is now one of the Europe’s most promising medical tourism destinations.
Attend a film festival
International film festivals are not only held in France or Berlin; Poland also has its own version, the Tofifest Film Festival, which is held in Torun and has been called “a festival for dreamers and free thinkers.”
Every year, young movie makers as well as veteran directors from all over the world attend the Tofifest Film Festival, giving new blood to the world of film and cinema.
Currently, around 45 countries come and join the film festival every year.
At the Tofifest, you can find rarely seen Polish films and films which are not shown in mainstream cinema.
Film enthusiasts as well as tourists can just drop by and buy tickets to the film festival (if the tickets have not yet been sold out) and see what the Polish independent cinema has to offer.
Dance and sing your heart out
Music lovers – both the young and the young at heart – can come and join the fun at the music festivals held in Torun and Poznan.
One of the most prestigious music festivals in the country is the Jazz Odnowa festival.
This is not a music festival where people go crazy and the crowd reeks of sweat and alcohol. It’s a pretty clean place. People come here to appreciate all types of music genre.
The Poznan Malta Music Festival, which is held every June and July, is also one which shouldn’t be missed.
However, since this period is tourist season as well, expect a crowd of tourists and foreigners joining the fun.
Unlike the Odnowa Festival, the Malta Music Festival is a bit noisier. The free-spirited youngsters, who make up much of the crowd, would say that makes it more fun as well!
Poland has some of the best lakes and rivers in all of Europe, and one of the best activities to do there – aside from sightseeing, of course – is fishing.
The lakes and rivers are all clean, which is why there is a rich and diverse marine life anywhere you go.
For the more adventurous type, you can try sea fishing at the Baltic Sea. Yachts and cruises are offered to tourists and anglers, giving them a chance to go far out into the sea and try and catch the big fish.
There are also a lot of private fisheries in the area where tourists can get a guaranteed catch of Poland’s common fresh fish such as trout, salmon, eel, and pike.
Remember, though, that sustainable fishing is practiced in Poland. Ask first before you fish. Fishing is only allowed in areas with sustainable fish populations.
Pay your respects to the victims of the Holocaust
They say that your visit to Poland cannot be complete if you have not visited Auschwitz.
This place and the event connected to it is clearly is a landmark not just in Polish history but in the history of all mankind.
When you visit the Auschwitz death camps, take some time to offer a prayer, leave a bouquet of flowers, or even light a candle.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest and worst events in the history of the world. It is one that cannot – should not – ever be forgotten.
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