Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Poland
Take a city break in Krakow, the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. On this study tour you can visit the most famous theaters, the most important events and other sights such as St. Visit Wawel Castle, St. Mary’s Church, Cracow Main Market Square, St. Kinga’s Chapel, etc. and discover the cultural heart of the city. Enjoy a variety of buildings from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and later eras that shape the image of the city of Krakow.
Book a city trip to Warsaw and visit the capital and largest city in Poland. Warsaw is one of the most important traffic, economic and trade centers in Central and Eastern Europe. A study tour takes you through the most famous universities, theaters, museums. Visit the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Palace Square, the Warsaw Royal Castle, the St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw, the Jesuit Church, St. Anne’s Church, the Chopin Monument, the Palace on the Water in Lazienki Park and much more. Let yourself be impressed by the treasures of Warsaw during a city break.
The medieval Hanseatic city of Torun as a travel destination
History of the Copernicus city on the Vistula
The Polish city of Torun on the Vistula River belongs to the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. It was founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Order. In the 14th century a member of the Hanseatic League, the city changed hands several times over the course of history after the demise of the knights of the order.
The old town of Torun
The medieval old town is almost completely preserved and is often the destination of study trips. There are around 200 beautiful town houses in the Gothic and Renaissance styles, and numerous granaries are reminiscent of the heyday of Torun as a member of the Hanseatic League. Parts of the city wall and three gates have been preserved from the city fortifications. Famous is the leaning tower from 1271, which tilts to the side by 1.40 meters due to the loamy subsoil.
Attractions in Torun
The old town hall with its magnificent halls originally dates from the 13th century and was given its present-day appearance in the 18th century. From the 40 meter high tower you have a panoramic view of the historic old town. Today the museum of local history is located here. A monument in front of the town hall commemorates Nicolaus Copernicus, who was probably born in Torun in 1473 and attended school here. Today the Kopernikus Museum is located in the house where he was born. The 13th century St. John’s Cathedral is decorated with wall paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries. The Tuba Dei bell weighs over seven tons and is the second largest in Poland. The St. Mary’s Church with its impressive star vault and monk stalls from the 15th century also dates from the same era.
Souvenirs and shopping
The gingerbread museum in a historic gabled house provides information about the famous Torun gingerbread. The Thorner Kathrinchen used to be a coveted treasure and are now a coveted souvenir when traveling. In many shops, both the soft version for eating and the hard version for decoration are available. The pedestrian zone in the city center offers, in addition to many cozy bars and cafes, from luxury shops to small boutiques, a wide range of shopping opportunities.
Malbork, also known as Marienburg in German, is a city in northern Poland in the Żuławy region, about 50 km east of Gdansk. The pretty little town has about 38,000 inhabitants. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and is known for the medieval Malbork Castle, which was built at the same time as the order’s headquarters.
The largest brick building in Europe
The city was built in Prussia around the Marienburg Order Castle, which was founded by the Teutonic Order in 1274 on the east bank of the Nogat. Both the castle and the city are named after their patron saint, the Virgin Mary. This fortified castle was the seat of the Teutonic Order and Europe’s largest Gothic fortress. During the Thirteen Years’ War, Marienburg Castle was pledged by the Teutonic Order to their imperial soldiers from Bohemia. They sold the castle to King Casimir IV of Poland in 1457 in lieu of compensation. The castle complex has consisted of three castles without interruption for almost 230 years. The pre-castle served as a defensive bulwark, the high castle was the base of the knights and the central castle housed the administration of the order and the country. A classic example of a medieval fortress, it is the largest brick castle in the world and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe. More than 50% of the castle was destroyed during the Second World War. The restoration started in the sixties. The castle and its museum have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
In addition to many sights, a medieval castle and a river, there is a huge park in the sprawling city, in which you can almost get lost. The beautiful deciduous trees and small paths make for a romantic or relaxing walk.