Every county has some unique and rare nature. Poland as a pretty big European country has a lot to offer when it comes to interesting nature formations. In this post we will present you inter alia a desert which is located in the highlands and some oddly-growing trees which are some of the must-see places in Poland!
- The Crooked Forest
The Crooked Forest is an oddly-shaped pine trees forest located outside Nowe Czarnowo village is West Pomerania. Approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, it is believed that some form of human tool was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method is not currently known. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber, others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what really happened to these pine trees.
- Błędów Desert
Błędów Desert is the biggest desert in Europe. The area lies on the Silesian Highlands in the Lesser Poland and is Central Europe’s largest accumulation of loose sand in an area away from any sea. The desert occupies an area of 32 km2 and was deposited thousands of years ago by a melting glacier. The Błędów Desert was not created naturally, but rather as a result of human activity which lowered the water table.
- Maczuga Herkulesa
Maczuga Herkulesa is a 30 meters tall limestone monadnock situated in Ojców National Park near in southern Poland. Its name, in Polish, means the “cudgel of Hercules”, due to its shape.[source]
- The Errant Rocks
The Errant Rocks reserve (853 m a.s.l.) is a rock labyrinth located in the Table Mountains in the southern Poland. The sandstones are cut by three very regular joint systems, 6-8 m deep and widened by weathering and erosion. These processes led to the formation of rock labirynth along which the tourist trail was developed.
- Pilgrims Rocks
Pilgrims Rocks in Karkonoski National Park are an impressive rock formations situated over 1,200 meters above sea level. The rock formations are composed of granite, and their height reaches up to 25 meters.
- The Orłowo Cliff
The Orłowo Cliff is the place where the sea and the high moraine with the high shore erosion processes occurring. This process creates a very steep cliff shore. The ravine going back becomes more and more steep as it gets close to the highest part of the hill. So year by year the Orłowo cliff becomes more and more monumental.
- Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave is a horizontal limestone cave in Poland located in the hill Malik, to the south of Kielce, Świętokrzyskie. The cave has a length of 240 m and vertical range of 9.5 m; however, only 180 m and 2 entrances is open to visitors. Its corridors lead through five chambers ornamented with stalactites, stalagmites and columns of rock created over thousands of years. Only fifteen people are admitted to enter the cave every fifteen minutes and only under a guide’s protection.