Once the centre of the Polish-Lithuanian Empire, Poland has had a long and often turbulent history. At the crossroads of three of Europe's largest empires - Russian, Austrian and Prussian - Poland was completely partitioned for over 100 years before being reinstated in the 19th Century. Its cities and old towns still reflect these influences in their monuments and architecture, as well as the grandeur of the Polish golden age.
Outside of the cities, numerous national parks showcasing Poland's natural beauty, with mountain ranges, wildlife, lakes and forests, and even beaches all within its borders. These wild and beautiful places are also home to the demons and mythical creatures from Polish legends and folklore.