Poland is the 16th most visited country in the world by foreign tourists, as ranked by the World Tourism Organization. Poland experienced an increase in the number of tourists after joining the European Union (EU) and tourism contributes significantly to Poland's overall economy. Poland is recognised as a regional economic leader within East-Central Europe with nearly 40 percent of the 500 biggest companies in the region (by revenues) as well as a high globalisation rate. Poland was the only member of the EU to avoid the recession of the late 2000s.
In September 1939, World War II started with the invasions of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. More than six million Polish citizens died in the war, but despite the large number of casualties and destruction Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Category : Travel Photography
Locations : Gdansk, Krakow, Auschwitz & Birkenau