Country Poland

World Heritage Site 1992
Old City of Zamość

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. Modelled on Italian theories of the ‘ideal city’ and built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Pa…

World Heritage Site 1979
Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the T…

World Heritage Site 2003
Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska

The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since…

World Heritage Site 2004
Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

A landscaped park of 559.9 ha astride the Neisse River and the border between Poland and Germany, it was created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau from 1815 to 1844. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding farmed landscape, the park pioneered new ap…

Brutalism 1959
Municipal Exhibition Pavilion (today: Bunkier Sztuki)
Former Silesian Science Institute
Brutalism 1958
Museum “Panorama Rac?awicka”
World Heritage Site 2013
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine

Situated in the eastern fringe of Central Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of sixteen tserkvas (churches). They were built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of Orthodox…

World Heritage Site 1979
Białowieża Forest

The Białowieża Forest World Heritage site, on the border between Poland and Belarus, is an immense range of primary forest including both conifers and broadleaved trees covering a total area of 141,885 hectares. Situated on the watershed of the Baltic…

Brutalism 1973
Hotel of Polish Diaspora College, Jagiellonen University
World Heritage Site 2001
Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica

The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica, the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical…

Brutalism 1978
Hotel Forum
World Heritage Site 2006
Centennial Hall in Wrocław

The Centennial Hall, a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture, was erected in 1911-1913 by the architect Max Berg as a multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds. In form it is a symmetrical quatrefoil w…

World Heritage Site 1997
Medieval Town of Toruń

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. It soon developed a commercial role as part of the Hanseatic League. In the Old and New Town, the …

World Heritage Site 2019
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region

Located in the mountain region of Świętokrzyskie, Krzemionki is an ensemble of four mining sites, dating from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age (about 3900 to 1600 BCE), dedicated to the extraction and processing of striped flint, which was mainly used …

Brutalism 1975
Uniwersus Book Store (today: ING Bank and other tenants)
World Heritage Site 2007
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

This transboundary property stretches over 12 countries. Since the end of the last Ice Age, European Beech spread from a few isolated refuge areas in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides, Mediterranean and Pyrenees over a short period of a few thousand year…

Brutalism 1976
Church of St. Jan Kanty
Brutalism 1966
Church of St. Michael
World Heritage Site 1999
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a breathtaking cultural landscape of great spiritual significance. Its natural setting – in which a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out at t…

World Heritage Site 1978
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines

The deposit of rock salt in Wieliczka and Bochnia has been mined since the 13th century. This major industrial undertaking has royal status and is the oldest of its type in Europe. The site is a serial property consisting of Wieliczka and Bochnia salt …

Brutalism 1976
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
Brutalism 1960
Church of St. Joseph
Brutalism 1980
“Kredka” and “O?ówek” Student Dormitories, Wroc?aw University
World Heritage Site 1980
Historic Centre of Warsaw

During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw’s historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today’s meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its ch…

Brutalism 1978
Church of St. Jadwiga the Queen
Brutalism 1967
Grunwald Estate
Brutalism 1972
Campus of the Bia?ystok University of Technology
Brutalism 1981
Church of St. Joseph the Worker
Brutalism 1968
Church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland
Brutalism 1972
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church
World Heritage Site 2017
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System

Located in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland, one of the main mining areas of central Europe, the property includes the entire underground mine with adits, shafts, galleries and other features of the water management system. Most of the property is situ…

World Heritage Site 1978
Historic Centre of Kraków

The Historic Centre of Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle. The 13th-century merchants’ town has Europe’s largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnific…

World Heritage Site 1997
Malbork Castle

Discover Malbork Castle in Malbork, Poland: This 13th century Gothic brick castle is the largest in the world by surface area.