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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 AM   #41
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:43 AM   #42
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Degree of destruction of cities in WW2:

Warsaw - 85%
Berlin - 33%
Cologne - 61%
Dortmund - 54%
Dresden - 59%
Essen - 50%
Tokyo - 51%

Sources: Wikipedia, strategic bombing during WW2

Some cities in Japan experienced 90% of destruction, like Hiroshima. So, at least in terms of destruction, Warsaw was a very acute case, but wasn't unique.
Berlin was only 33%? Wikipedia is not always reliable.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:47 AM   #43
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Adding to what was said above:

- Poland's human losses in WWII - largest in the world per capita
- Poland's capital Warsaw - most destroyed large city in the world after WWII
- Poland's GDP cut by more than half - most ravaged economy in the world post WWII
- Poland's national treasures looted or destroyed - up to 80% - most in the world
- Poland's telecommunication industry destroyed in 90% - most in the world
- Poland's intellectuals systematically wiped out - unlike anywhere in the world

Just to put things in the right perspective.

Deny ignorance !
Regarding national treasures, I read that most things were actually recovered or hidden. Most important museums in Poland are well stocked? Can anyone agree?

Anyways, reading these stats, Germans are not easy to like.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:51 AM   #44
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hi rychlik,

we are moving this discussion to "Warsaw in 1945...look at that"
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...187906&page=24

We have hijacked Perun's photo thread.

Thanks and my apologies to Perun
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #45
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Nice thread.

So, we (my two best friends and I) are planning on doing a 8 day roadtrip through Poland
aoon.
Which places and cities are a MUST in your opinion?

We won't go to Gdansk and Sopot since we've already been there but what other areas (cities and national parks, special sights) besides Krakow, Warsaw and Torun would you recommend?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:10 PM   #46
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i believe Warsaw before WWII is far more beautyful than today Warsaw coz that was the original architecture of Polish people .. but now,Warsaw is getting better day by day after years of communist commies block apartment,bravo..
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:19 PM   #47
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Nice thread.

So, we (my two best friends and I) are planning on doing a 8 day roadtrip through Poland
aoon.
Which places and cities are a MUST in your opinion?

We won't go to Gdansk and Sopot since we've already been there but what other areas (cities and national parks, special sights) besides Krakow, Warsaw and Torun would you recommend?
Krakow is close to Zakopane and mountains. You should visit it( also Wieliczka Salt Mine- UNESCO) Tarnów is quite clos to Kraków

Torun is close to Bydgoszcz.

Warsaw is close to Łodź.

I would go to eastern Poland, and visit beautifull cities like Zamość( UNESCO), Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny, Sandomierz, Przemyśl.

Wrocław is quite close to Germany


BTW: some photos to prove my point

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Kazimierz Dolny:


Tarnów:


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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM   #48
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Nice thread.

So, we (my two best friends and I) are planning on doing a 8 day roadtrip through Poland
aoon.
Which places and cities are a MUST in your opinion?

We won't go to Gdansk and Sopot since we've already been there but what other areas (cities and national parks, special sights) besides Krakow, Warsaw and Torun would you recommend?
I would also add Pieskowa Skala outside Krakow - one of the castles built by Casimir the Great along the Eagles Route and the 10th Century Tyniec monastery. I have not been to latter, but I hear it's fascinating and in tact. There is a little town called Biecz that would be a nice stop-off if you were touring the countryside south of Krakow, it's just south of Tarnow then I would head down to the spa town of Krynica Zdroj and onto Zakopane and do some mountain trails around there. The scenery is magnificent.

When heading back west tio Germany, I would drop in to see Bielsko-Biala (Little Prague) and Jelenia Gora, both very beautiful little cities.

BTW, the best thread for figuring out what to see in Poland is here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...859180&page=61

"Poland - Two Photos Per Post"

- it's got cities, landscapes, parks, palaces, castles etc.

Have a great trip! Any more questions, feel free to ask.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #49
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I'd visit Wroclaw, Poznan, Warsaw, Krakow, and something from eastern Poland, Rzeszow is very nice city.
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