Baron Grindwal’s Polish Treasure Hunt

100 years ago Baron Grindwal explored Poland! Now we're following in his tracks as we set off on a treasure hunt...

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Things to do in Poland! Tourist hints and tips.

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We’re on a treasure hunt! That’s a POSZUKIWANIE SKARBÓW in Polish.

We’re using Baron Grindwal’s map to learn more about POLSKA – or Poland as we call it in the UK.

Baron Grindwal was a riddler – and so to explore POLSKA, we’re going to have to solve some of his riddles.

There are so many more places to discover in Poland than the Baron could fit on his map – so here are some ideas if you’re planning a visit to this beautiful country.

If you’ve enjoyed our treasure hunt, get yourself to WROCLAW – and look out for the KRASNALE – their gnomes! There are lots of tiny statues hidden around the pretty streets. If you’re good at Pokemon, maybe you can catch them all!

Or maybe you’re more of a Minecraft fan? Well, why not explore some real mines in Poland.

As well as KOPALNIA SOLI WIELICZKA, the famous Salt Mines near Krakow, you could discover gold at ZŁOTY STOK – a real gold mine south of Wroclaw!

Are you a gamer or science nut? Well, if you around Warsaw why not check out CENTRUM NAUKI KOPERNIK – the Copernicus Centre. It’s a cool science museum with loads of hands on exhibits and a planetarium. Science and technology lovers should definitely take a look.

Perhaps you like your fun to be a little more adventurous? Well, you can’t get more adventurous than ENERGYLANDIA.

This theme park in ZATOR is full of rollercoasters and waterslides – it even has a 7D cinema! What – not exciting enough? In that case, let’s add a bit of bite.

Poland has not one but THREE Dinosaur adventure parks. The Polish word for dinosaur is DINOZAUR.

You’ll find one of these parks between WROCŁAW and KATOWICE. Another is between BYDGOSZCZ and TORUŃ, and the third – and oldest – is near OSTROWIEC.

The BAŁTÓW JURASSIC PARK is both a tourist attraction and a scientific research centre. You can see real dinosaur footprints that were discovered in the nearby ŚWIĘTOKRZYSKIE MOUNTAINS.

This is a very old mountain range – some say the oldest in Europe – that during the Jurassic period used to rise out of the sea that once covered most of what is today Poland.

As we have seen, the Baron’s map shows some famous places where children in his day would have enjoyed playing. Children back then would have liked doing many of the same things that you do – like paddling and swimming. And where better to swim than in MAZURY – the Polish Lake District.

This is a beautiful place in north eastern Poland where you can explore the lakes and waterways either on foot or take sail in a ŁÓDŹ – you guessed it, that’s a boat!

And down by the edge of Krakow, you could check out SZLAK ORLICH GNIAZD – the Eagle’s Nest trail that has 16 medieval castles to explore. The Polish word for castle is ZAMEK. There are also caves and rope parks along the way.

There are lots of castles all over Poland. The biggest one is called MALBORK – which was a seat of Teutonic Knights. You can visit it at night and look for ghosts, but it’s not for the faint-hearted!

As we have seen, Poland’s history is very rich – and its future is exciting. I hope you’ve enjoyed our POSZUKIWANIE SKARBÓW with Baron Grindwal’s map, and that you too get the chance to look at the treasures inside this amazing country – POLSKA!

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Related Polish words and phrases:

GÓRY – mountains
KRASNALE – gnomes
PUSZCZA – forest
JEZIORO – lake
MORZE – sea, the seaside
KAPLICA – chapel
CZASZKA – skull
TATRY – the Tatra Mountains
CENTRUM – centre
GRÓD – fortress
ZAMEK – castle

More to click…

Click to find out more about Wrocław

Click to find out more about the Thinkatorium at the Copernicus Science Centre

Click to find out more about the city of Toruń

Click to find out more about the amazing Hewelianum Science Museum in Gdańsk.

Click to find out more about the EnergyLandia theme park in Zator

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Baron Grindwal’s Polish Treasure Hunt

100 years ago Baron Grindwal explored Poland! Now we're following in his tracks as we set off on a treasure hunt...

More From Baron Grindwal’s Polish Treasure Hunt