Poland, Useful Travel Guides

Monday, 10 September 2012

Malbork Castle, Poland

While staying in Gdynia recently, we decided to have a day out at Malbork Castle. Travel was straightforward the distance from Gdynia to Malbork is about 60km and the journey took us about an hour by train.. The walk from the railway station to the castle being only ten minutes.
Malbork is the worlds largest brick built gothic castle and is located by the side of the Nogat River in Poland.
The castle construction was started in the 13th century and it was occupied by the Teutonic Knights.
Originally only the Upper Castle was built, then expanded with the Middle Castle and in 1382-1399 the Palace of the Grand Master was added.

Below, photograph of a model of Malbork Castle which gives some idea of size and layout. This can be found in Malbork town on the way to the castle.

Gate passage of the Middle Castle
Courtyard with well

Statues of four Grand Masters of the Teutonic  Order
A bombard from the 15th century

Courtyard with well
The Chapter House

Heating system in the Chapter House

View from the top of  Malbork Castle main tower

As you can see from the above photograph it is well worth the climb to the top of the castle main tower, a stunning view over Malbork Castle, the Nogat River and adjoining countryside.

Useful links

Poland, photographs and travel information:www.imaginepoland.com

More information re Malbork Castle:http://www.zamek.malbork.pl/index.php?p=informacje

UNESCO Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork:http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/847

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Gdynia Viewpoint

We recently visited Poland to photograph and review the Tri City area of Poland for our website Imagine Poland.
Flying with Ryanair who we found to be once again economical and comfortable, tried 'priority boarding' for the first time, it will not be the last as the system worked well for us and got us onto the aircraft well before everyone else and we had a very comfortable flight.
Prior to the visit our research led us to discover a location called St Maximilian Hill above Gdynia which would give us a good view of both the harbour and the City, looking at the street map showed us it was only five minutes from our apartment.
Our first day in Gdynia started with a lovely blue sky morning, perfect. Not long before we arrived at our viewpoint and it was all we hoped it would be, hope you like the results.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Imagine Poland Facebook Cover Photo

Just changed our Facebook cover photo for Imagine Poland
The beach at Orlowo near Gdynia, June 2012
More photo's on our main website www.imaginepoland.com

Saturday, 31 March 2012

'Horse and Carriage' at Krakow Rynek

Last year we spent several days in Krakow, Poland, the visit was to top up our image library of Poland.
We had managed to book an apartment near the Rynek through a company called ApartmentsApart
For the period of our visit the weather was superb, Krakow was even more beautiful bathed in glorious sunshine.
At the moment the we are editing the photographs in our office in the UK and should be publishing them to our website Imagine Poland in the near future.
A small selection of the Rynek  'horse and carriage' photographs can be viewed here.
Horse and Carriage for a Wedding, the Rynek, Krakow

Horse and carriage in front of the Church of St Mary, Krakow

Horses looking splendid, the Rynek, Krakow

A little love and attention

Quick lunch break in between passengers

We have many more photographs and useful information for travel and holidays in Poland to view on our website Imagine Poland
In summer we plan to tour the Baltic coast area of Poland so a lot of thought is going into the detail and organisation.

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Hotels in Poland
Apartments in Poland
Poland Travel Information

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Tumski Bridge, Wroclaw, Poland

Hope you enjoy our photographs of the Love Locks on Tumski Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland.
You can see more at our website Imagine Poland