Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide – a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Malopolska. Bochnia is a town on the Raba River between the Wielickie Foothills and the Sandomierz Basin in southern Poland, about 35 km south east of the regions capital, Kraków. It has a population of about 30,000 inhabitants and is known for its salt mine which is the oldest functioning one in Europe, built about 1248.
Since Poland’s administrative reorganization on 1 January 1999, Bochnia has been the administrative capital of the powiat, Bochnia County in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Before reorganization it was part of the Tarnów Voivodeship.
Bochnia is twinned with: Bad Salzdetfurth in Germany, Cavtat in Croatia, Kežmarok in Slovakia and Roselle in the United States. Today it is an industrial centre for the metal industry.
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You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.
If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the accommodation directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
If you wish to advertise your accommodation on Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide please get in touch with us.
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Poland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the activity provider directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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Poland is a country with a large variety of attractions for the tourist to visit, a place where you can experience all sorts of places to see. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for learning about Polska, whether you enjoy the many monuments, historic churches or buildings, history of places, or more modern attractions, you will find something that suits you.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the attraction provider directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
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Bochnia is one of the oldest cities of Malopolska, (Lesser Poland). The first known document mentioning the city is a letter from 1198, where Aymar the Monk, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, confirmed a donation by the local magnate the Knight, Mikora Gryfit to the monastery of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Miechów. The discovery of a major vein of rock salt at the site of the present mine in 1248 led to the granting of city privileges, the Magdeburg rights on 27 February 1253 by Bolesław V the Chaste.
During the war when Poland was under German occupation, between 1939 and 1945 the town was known as Salzberg. At the outbreak of World War II, there were an estimated 3,500 Jews living in Bochnia, representing about 20% of the total population. An estimated 15,000 Jews were deported from Bochnia during the war mainly to the extermination camps, with a further 1,800 killed in the town and or its surroundings. About 90 Jews from Bochnia survived the war, either in hiding, in camps or in the Soviet Union. Most of them immigrated to the United States of America, Belgium or Israel.
District Bochenski has centuries of rich history, tradition and culture, with its beautiful monuments, objects of worship and the unique landscape all found in the Museums in Bocheński, it is a great place to visit.
Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country.
Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.
Some of the museums shown below may have an article about them here on Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide. Follow the link for the article. For the rest, if you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the museum directly as we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
What ever museum you run, if you wish to advertise it on Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide at no cost please contact us.
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|Museum W Bochnia||Rynek 20, 32-700 Bochnia||folk||www.muzeum.bochnia.pl|
|Muzeum Pamiątek||Stary Wiśnicz 148 32-720 Nowy Wiśnicz||regional||www.muzeum.tarnow.pl|
There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.
Polish cuisine (Polish: kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. It has evolved over the centuries due to historical circumstances. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region) and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and spices.
It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles the most notable of which are kluski as well as cereals such as kasha (from the Polish word kasza). Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.
The Polish national dishes are bigos; pierogi; kielbasa; kotlet schabowy (type of breaded cutlet); gołąbki (type of cabbage roll); zrazy (type of roulade); roast (Polish: pieczeń); sour cucumber soup (Polish: zupa ogórkowa); mushroom soup, (Polish: zupa grzybowa) (quite different from the North American cream of mushroom); tomato soup (Polish: zupa pomidorowa); rosół (variety of meat broth); żurek (sour rye soup); flaki (variety of tripe soup); and barszcz among others.
If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the place to eat directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.
If you wish to advertise your place to eat on Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide please get in touch with us.
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This web site will eventually have tourist information on most of the places in Polska. Being a web site you will be able to access the information on most digital platforms, including your laptop, personal computer or a mobile phone.
Tourist organisations are welcome to contact us for details on how to display their information on Poland Explorer.
PTTK – Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.
It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).
Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified. All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.
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Here are some useful websites to help you find your way to this place.
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If you have a website that is an official one linked to this town, or you administer a local community or an important trade site please contact us here at Bochnia Travel and Tourist Guide as we may be interested in including it.
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|Urząd Miasta Bochnia||ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 2
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The Małopolska Voivodship (Little Poland) was created in 1989 and is located in the south of Poland.Province
The cities, towns and villages of the region of Małopolska.Places in Province
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