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The Masurian Lake District, one of Europe’s only primeval forests. This beautiful landscape has more than 4000 lakes and is densely wooded. It is a brilliant place for sailing and canoeing. It is the mainstay of Poland’s shrinking unspoiled natural habitat. It was shaped by the Pleistocene ice age and occupies an area of 52,000 km2. A few historical sites around the Masurian Lake District are; The Luciano Reserve, ethnographic museum in Olsztynek and my personal favourite the Wolf’s Lair this is where Hitler’s main headquarters were during the Second World War. Hitler spent there ca. 800 days between 1941 and 1944 and it’s especially famous for assassination attempt against him.


Poland is a historic site in Europe, which is in the northern hemisphere. It is attached to the main land but has access to the Baltic Ocean. Its 6 surrounding countries are; Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.The capital is Warsaw which is 520 13’ 47” N, 210 0’ 44”E. It is 15211.52km from Brisbane.



The town of Nysa. A historic city, with a population of 47,545. This city is the largest city in Poland. And the Oldest in Silesia (state in Poland) it was probably founded in the 10th century. In the 30 year 1618-1648 war Nysa was hit about 3 times. It was also taken from Poland in the Napoleonic War by the French.

Glog by: Alyse Dowd

Climate and Climate and it's effects on people

Poland’s climate is very temperate. Poland has relatively cold winters and warm summers. Winters though can sometimes be 0 degrees celcus - -20 degrees celcus. Which is quite cold but to be honest summers are sometimes 40 degrees celcus if I were you I would bring winter and summer clothing. Poland’s climate is oceanic (influenced by the ocean). Which makes it very unpredictable because the climate can change dramatically. Climate can influence things people do in Poland and their houses. Their houses are not usually insulated and are usually made of wood. These house are mostly found scattered in the polish country side. Poland due to its climate it sells lots of fresh fruit. When visiting Poland in summer you will be greeted with happy festivals. There are also outdoor concerts and ice-cream and beer. Summer is a very happy season in Poland. At winter in Poland it is relaxing and a good get away. There are not as many people which means attractions will be less crowded. Another fun thing to do in winter is snow sports like skiing and snowboarding.

Poland has a white sandy coastline, positioned at its north. This beautiful coast is 1032km long. With huge sand dunes. One example is the lovely town of Leba, which is one of the biggest dunes in Europe! But not all the coast is and sand dunes there are also scattered cliffs.

Bochia a small town in Poland, with a beautiful secret the Bochia salt mines. This 767 year old mine is the oldest functioning mine in the whole of Europe. Built in 1248 it has 16 levels and is 4.5km in length and 468m in depth. Just imagine being that low! These levels are full of deserted chambers, shafts and passages. The largest chamber is preserved is now a Sanatorium. This beautiful site is now open for sight-seeing.

Australia vs Poland

Australia and Poland are quite different but there are a few things that are the same. Australia and Poland have quite a different climate. Australia dips down and Poland points up. Poland can go to negatives whereas Australia can go to only an average 70 . Poland’s biomes are similar to Australia’s coastal biomes (Shrubs, mountains and grasslands). But inland, west and most of north Australia is arid hot deserts. Australian and polish clothing are quite different. Australians wear; singlets, shorts and thongs etc. Polish people wear; long sleeve tea-shirts, jeans, closed in shoes and long, thick dresses etc. Australia and Poland both use the outdoors in summer. Lastly, Australian and Polish houses are both quite open (not much insulation).


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