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Old September 6th, 2016, 03:41 AM   #661
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For me the most beautifull cities in Germany are the ones that were formerly settled by Slavic peoples.
.. Especially Dresden(Drežďany) and Leipzig(Lipsk).
No offense but it is a fact.
Don't forget Lubeck Rostock and even Berlin, which means swampy ground in old Slavic
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Old September 6th, 2016, 05:01 AM   #662
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It's hard to choose one but I really like Wroclaw. I actually fell in love with it because it's a colorful city and you can find so many things to do plus the nightlife there is pretty cool. It's a place that's hard to forget not only because it's very promising.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #663
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It's hard to choose one but I really like Wroclaw. ...
What other Polish cities did you visit?
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Old September 7th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #664
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@Black Dahlia might have some point. Cities that once were occupied by Germany are more attractive with its architecture. Buildings are higher, more detailed and for me prettier, though in a way worse condition.

To be honest, I find much smaller cities like Wałbrzych, Nysa, Kłodzko, Świnoujście, much more beautiful and worth visiting than Białystok or Lublin.

I am sorry guys, but for me Lublin is the most overrated city as far as "beauty" is concerned. It's just my personal opinion, but I've been there three times.

A list by me:

1. Kraków
2. Wrocław
3. Trójmiasto
4. Warszawa
5. Szczecin
6. Łódź
7. Toruń
8. Gliwice
9. Katowice
10. Kłodzko
11. Wałbrzych
12. Kalisz
13. Zamość
14. Olsztyn
15. Sandomierz

The first 4 is an obvious "must see" in Poland. Also, many people see Łódź as an ugly city, but it really is not. Due to its history, it's one of a kind.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:19 PM   #665
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@Black Dahlia might have some point. Cities that once were occupied by Germany are more attractive with its architecture. Buildings are higher, more detailed and for me prettier, though in a way worse condition.

To be honest, I find much smaller cities like Wałbrzych, Nysa, Kłodzko, Świnoujście, much more beautiful and worth visiting than Białystok or Lublin.

I am sorry guys, but for me Lublin is the most overrated city as far as "beauty" is concerned. It's just my personal opinion, but I've been there three times.



A list by me:

1. Kraków
2. Wrocław
3. Trójmiasto
4. Warszawa
5. Szczecin
6. Łódź
7. Toruń
8. Gliwice
9. Katowice
10. Kłodzko
11. Wałbrzych
12. Kalisz
13. Zamość
14. Olsztyn
15. Sandomierz

The first 4 is an obvious "must see" in Poland. Also, many people see Łódź as an ugly city, but it really is not. Due to its history, it's one of a kind.
You put Szczecin above Torun!!? Szczecin is not that pretty. Bydgoszcz is nicer than Szczecin. And Przemysl? Wroclaw main square reminds me of Krakow main square. The Germanic gothic spoils Wroclaw for me. Its too harsh - heavy - dark and repetitive. Lublin is not overrated. Just because you are bored with it? I have been there 10 times and it still beats anywhere in the UK.

Krakow is number 1 every time because the architecture is ballanced just right. Not too gothic/harsh but not too light.

Warsaw is still a big mess but in 15 years it will be the place to be in Europe.

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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #666
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For some that being harsh heavy and repetitive is the best value. It's a bit like saying Turin is not that great. Lublin is not ovverated because I am bored with it, but because of the size of the city centre and the quality of anything else but the centre. I understand the sentence with "beats anywhere in UK'' as a joke. For some people polish villages are more beautiful than british, because they are more colourful and less repetitive.

I agree, Bydgoszcz is beautiful as well.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:11 PM   #667
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@Black Dahlia might have some point. Cities that once were occupied by Germany are more attractive with its architecture. Buildings are higher, more detailed and for me prettier, though in a way worse condition.

To be honest, I find much smaller cities like Wałbrzych, Nysa, Kłodzko, Świnoujście, much more beautiful and worth visiting than Białystok or Lublin.

I am sorry guys, but for me Lublin is the most overrated city as far as "beauty" is concerned. It's just my personal opinion, but I've been there three times.

A list by me:

1. Kraków
2. Wrocław
3. Trójmiasto
4. Warszawa
5. Szczecin
6. Łódź
7. Toruń
8. Gliwice
9. Katowice
10. Kłodzko
11. Wałbrzych
12. Kalisz
13. Zamość
14. Olsztyn
15. Sandomierz

The first 4 is an obvious "must see" in Poland. Also, many people see Łódź as an ugly city, but it really is not. Due to its history, it's one of a kind.

Honestly, this list without two Polish first capitals - Gniezno and Poznań is a kind of joke or radical subjective opinion.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 01:16 AM   #668
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Honestly, this list without two Polish first capitals - Gniezno and Poznań is a kind of joke or radical subjective opinion.
Although Krakow is and should be at the top - the rest of the list is purely a 'very individual' opinion.

Different things are pretty to different people for different reasons.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 03:15 PM   #669
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Torun would've been nicer place if more Renaissance and Baroque architecture had been preserved (e.g. Jesuit Collegium, Marian Column and Artus Court)



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Old September 8th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #670
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Lately I've been traveling to almost all of 10 the biggest cities in Poland (excluding Łódź and Lublin that I'm going to see next year) and I came to conclusion that curently every city from TOP 10 has something special that distunguish it among other.

Warszawa - the most ,,american" polish city
Kraków - amazing old town
Łódź - I'm sure that i will be able to say something special next year! I can't wait to see a new railway station!
Wrocław -rivers everywhere, old town
Poznań - bussiness and tenaments
Gdańsk - river in centre, Metropolis over the see shore
Szczecin - unique urbanity
Bydgoszcz - river in centre
Lublin - I'll see
Katowice -Tenaments and very good new architecture.

All of the biggest cities are already worth to see according to me. As it turned out a little bit of renovations and good new architecture have been enough and new amazing cities to visit turned up.
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Lately I've been traveling to almost all of 10 the biggest cities in Poland (excluding Łódź and Lublin that I'm going to see next year) and I came to conclusion that curently every city from TOP 10 has something special that distunguish it among other.

Warszawa - the most ,,american" polish city
Kraków - amazing old town
Łódź - I'm sure that i will be able to say something special next year! I can't wait to see a new railway station!
Wrocław -rivers everywhere, old town
Poznań - bussiness and tenaments
Gdańsk - river in centre, Metropolis over the see shore
Szczecin - unique urbanity
Bydgoszcz - river in centre
Lublin - I'll see
Katowice -Tenaments and very good new architecture.

All of the biggest cities are already worth to see according to me. As it turned out a little bit of renovations and good new architecture have been enough and new amazing cities to visit turned up.
I think Lodz is the most fascinating place on Poland. It has no river - but this is not a minus. It evolved in the centre of Poland so people from all over could come and trade. Is has great old architecture and factorys which are all being renovated. David Lynch fell in love with Lodz and has a studio in the new 20 hectare centre which is now being developed. The 5 billion zl train station is only a fraction of what will happen. New roads - alleys - whole districts being renovated and converted. New residents are being attracted from all over Poland. A new rail trade link is also planned direct from Beijing China promising Lodz to be one of the richest cities in Europe. Buy your appartment now and make lots of money in 10 years. Lodz is also bidding for expo 2022. If it wins it will become known world wide.

Lublin is like a mini Krakow - original architecture - nice to look at. The suburbs vary - some are nice and some are not but thats the same anywhere - but we only need to concentrate on the central area - which is magical.
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I've been to various Polish cities in the past few years and the degree of urban decay as well as overall low density are somewhat bothering. With that being said, I don't consider Polish cities to be beautiful as a whole. There's some very interesting and breathtaking areas in most bigger cities, but the fact that most of each city's urban landscape looks like either some Soviet urban nightmare or WW2 ruins is really depressing. Polish cities have so much potential and could compete with most well-known European capitals, but it's rather disappointing that what you see on these forums are images of carefully selected areas rather than a general overview of each respective city.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 06:52 AM   #679
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you obviously never saw Poland in the 80's and 90's. If you had, you like I would see blossoming cities. Warsaw and soon Lodz I would consider among the most improved European cities of the last 10 years. Lodz I agree has many areas of urban decay, probably the worst in Poland, but that is changing fast. Krakow, Poznan and Gdansk have very little urban blight...now I'm not comparing Poland to Switzerland I was in Hamburg and Berlin this past summer and saw some very seedy neighbourhoods too. Wroclaw with all its revitalizations of public spaces and infill is really becoming stunning. Having said that, much remains to be done....curbs on rampant parking, ad pollution, graffiti and more infill (to boost density and for aesthetics) and a better public realm is needed. Having seen nearly 100 world cities of various sizes, I would say Poland is doing quite well even against European capitals, especially in this region.
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