Discovering Poland

If there is nothing new in the West, try the East. Poland, for example. The two most beautiful cities of the country offer a lot to discover.

Would you like to venture into the unknown in the East?

Board the Vienna-Berlin Nightjet and stop off along the way in Wroclaw. The city is also known as the "Venice of the East" due to its many bridges and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in all of Poland - it was even given the title European Capital of Culture for 2016. Sometimes also for the approximately 300 cast iron Wroclaw’s dwarfs which are dotted around the picturesque Old Town and serve as an artistic critique of the former communist regime. And when it comes to romance, Wroclaw can easily keep up with other famous cities - only you won’t find yourself surrounded by thousands of tourists here. Which makes the city a real secret tip. If your feet are aching from all the sightseeing, then you can hop aboard a tranquil boat tour: Wroclaw is dominated by the Oder river and its tributaries: the city on the water has twelve islands and more than 100 bridges.

The journey to Krakow and Warsaw is on the night train operated by our Nightjet partner PKP (Polish Railways): you’ll sleep well and wake fully refreshed in the pearls of Poland: in Warsaw, the economic, political and cultural heart of the country shows its old and new faces together. In the historic Old Town, you’ll feel immediately transported back to earlier times, while the impressive skyline is undergoing constant change. On the old marketplace, you can enjoy hearty Polish food - you should certainly give a portion of pierogi a try! The people of Warsaw also prize their parks - around a quarter of the city on the Vistula river consists of green spaces and nature.
The south of Poland can also be reached just as comfortably with the Nightjet.

The old royal city of Krakow is referred to by some as the secret capital and is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Here, you’ll find buildings from Romantic to Art Nouveau, interspersed with architectural monuments from the Gothic and Renaissance periods. In the shadow of Wawel Hill with its royal castle stands one of the oldest universities in Europe, while the historic centre is home to countless restaurants and bars in old brick buildings. Many of the old residences of powerful noble families in Poland have also been converted into hotels. For example, you can stay overnight in Paszkówka Palace near Krakow. What are you waiting for? Poland is waiting for you!


Sparschiene Tickets from Vienna to Poland are available from € 19.90*!