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Curiosities – Poland

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Curiosities - Poland

The oldest and continuously operating cinema in the world is located in Szczecin! It was founded in 1909 and named “Pionier” which means pioneer. Cinema has its place in the Guinness Book of Records. Here you can watch a movie sitting at a table, as in the cafeteria. Kino Pionier – 1909 In Chelm under the […]

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Polish Food

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Polish food

Polish Food Pierogi, rosol, schabowy, bigos… have you ever heard about any of these? We hope you have, but for those of you who don’t know what we’re talking about – these are the names of some of the most popular (and of course delicious) Polish dishes. Unfortunately, there is a very small chance that […]

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Security

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Security The maintenance of public order and citizen security in Poland is the responsibility of the police and the municipal police. Police The police is authorised to: Check IDs in order to establish the identity of their holders (if justified) Perform a strip search, as well as check the content of luggage and cargo in harbours, […]

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Visas

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Visas

In the European union visas are not needed. Citizens of the following countries that can travel to Poland without Visas: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (special administrative region), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, […]

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Embassies and consulates in Poland

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Embassies and consulates in Poland

Embassies and consulates in Poland Majority of the countries have their embassies or consulates in Warsaw and other major cities (Gdansk, Poznan, Krakow, Szczecin, Lodz). Please be informed that most of the offices are opened only weekdays, so check the opening hours before. For a full list of embassies please see  

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Polish Currency

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Polish currency

Polish currency The polish currency is zloty (PLN). It consists of 100 groszy. The banknotes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 PLN denominations, the coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, 5 zlotys. There are numerous banks and exchange offices where you can exchange money. The main conversions are: 1 […]

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Polish language

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Polish language

Polish language About Polish language belongs to a group of west slavic languages, and is a part of the family of Indoeuropean languages. It is estimated that the Polish language is the mother tongue of about 44 million people worldwide, the Poles and Polish citizens residing abroad. It is also one of the official languages […]

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Time Zone

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Time Zone

Time Zone in Poland Poland is in the Central time zone (GMT + 01:00). Most European countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Czech, Slovakia, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, belong to the same time zone. From March to October Poland is in so called summer time.

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Climate in Poland

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Climate in Poland

The climate in Poland is a mixture maritime and continental. There are very cold and snowy winters and warm summers with plenty of rainfalls in July. During the spring and autumn the weather can be very surprising, because of the air masses which come either from the south west (warm air) or from the north […]