ABOUT THE PODKARPACKIE REGION
Here are five highlights of Podkarpackie, which contribute to the unique attractiveness of the region. Check out the fascinating places and options, also exciting for families with children. You will find out here about five reasons why it is a good idea to visit Podkarpackie for a weekend or for a longer break.
A land of delightful natural and cultural diversity, Podkarpackie features a variety of rare wildlife species, picturesque landscapes, a wealth of cultural heritage as well as amazing landmarks and thrilling tourist attractions. Where is the Podkarpackie Region? It is located in the south-eastern edge of Poland, close to the national borders, as a result of which the area is even more unique. See for yourselves what makes Podkarpackie so special!
SEVEN THOUSAND STARS
What is Podkarpackie famous for? The region, particularly its southern part and the Bieszczady Mountains, are a perfect place for exploring the night-time sky. Because of the high quality night sky darkness, about 7,000 stars are visible to the naked eye!
BEAR SPOTTING IN THE BIESZCZADY
Podkarpackie is home to a large number of protected plant and animal species. The Bieszczady Mountains are the favourite habitat for the brown bear as well as the wildcat and the lynx. In the region you can also encounter the royalty of the primeval forests – majestic wisents, golden eagles, and lesser spotted eagles.
UNKNOWN JEWELS OF POLAND: WOODEN CHURCHES
What historical landmarks should you visit in Podkarpackie? UNESCO recommendation certainly provides a good motivation. The renowned group of UNESCO sites includes the 15th century church in Haczów, the slightly younger church in Blizne, as well as the tserkovs in Chotyniec, Smolnik, Turzańsk and Radruż.
SECRETS OF POLISH CASTLES
The wealth of Podkarpackie is not only represented by wooden churches and tserkovs. Visitors to the region definitely must see three unique landmarks, gems of architecture – the castles in Krasiczyn, Baranów Sandomierski and Łańcut.
WHEN YOU WANT A BREAK FROM URBAN LIFE Bieszczady choo-choo train and rail-cycle draisines
In Podkarpackie there are also two awesome tourist attractions, perfect for a trip with children. The first rail-cycle draisines in Poland are an excellent option for those looking for adventures, beautiful scenery and active leisure. Another superb attraction, extremely popular with the young and the old, is the Bieszczady Forest Train.