Things You Should Know Before Visiting Poland

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland. Photo by Elijah G on Unsplash

Poland offers fantastic experiences for all travelers, whether you are interested in adventures, enjoying natural wonders, or just want to visit a place with rich history and culture. However, there are some things you should know about Poland before you visit.

Poland Doesn’t Use Euro

Poland is part of the European Union but doesn’t use the Euro as its currency. Euro is also rarely accepted, even in major cities, so you will have to get the country’s official currency, Polish złoty. Luckily, exchange offices are widely available in all parts of the country.

Drinking Alcohol in Public Places is Illegal

We don’t blame you if you think that Poland has a loose view on drinking alcohol, especially considering the stereotype regarding Polish people’s love for vodka. But the reality is quite different. The country is actually quite strict when it comes to the consumption of alcohol, and drinking any type of alcohol, even beer, in a public place is illegal.

Poland is Not Part of Eastern Europe

Poland is often wrongly referred to as part of Eastern Europe. This is a result of the Soviet influence on the country, something that the country is trying to get away from. It is geographically in Central Europe, and Polish people feel like that, which is why they will correct anyone who makes the mistake of saying otherwise.

You’ll Find the Cheapest Eats at “Milk Bars”

Bar mleczny, which translates to “milk bars,” are eateries that offer cheap but quality meals. They were popular during the Communist period and have been making a comeback in recent years. Milk bars are subsidized by the government, which allows these establishments to offer low prices without compromising on quality.