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There are some countries to which we have special connection – friends, family, great experiences, mentality of people who live there. Such country for us is Poland.

Sunrise over the Rooftops of the Jewish district Kazimierz in Kraków, Poland

Sky over Kazimierz | Kraków, Poland

Does that sound familiar to you? You’re on a 10 days trip and would like to make some photos. Half of the time you have to cope with thick clouds or even rain. You set your alarm at 5am to maybe be surprised by a nice sunrise (which works from time to time). And then on the last day, when you’re on the way back home, it happens – the best sunrise of the whole trip.

Dar Pomorza in Gdynia. HDR Photo of the Museum Ship in Poland

Dar Pomorza | Gdynia, Poland

This beauty is over 100 years old. It was built in Hamburg in 1909. For many years the Dar Pomorza was used as a training ship and today you can still see it in the port of Gdynia where it serves as a Museum ship.

Altarpiece of Veit Stoss in the St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków. HDR Photo inside the church

Altarpiece of Veit Stoss | Kraków, Poland

The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world. It was built in the 15th century by the Bavarian sculptor Veit Stoss and comes with a long history. For centuries it was located in the St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków (Kościół Mariacki) until the Nazis carried it off to Nuremberg during the Second World War.

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains at Night from Gubalowka Hill. HDR Photo from Poland

Glowing Zakopane | Poland

The lanterns in Zakopane were still shining bright as we walked up to Gubałówka hill in total darkness. We arrived just in time on a plateau from which you had a good view over the town without having to climb up the whole mountain. The sun was still under the horizon, but you started to notice the first light.

Kraków Main Square (Rynek Główny). HDR Photo of Sukiennice and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument

First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland

The Main Square of Kraków (Rynek Główny) is the central element of the city and no tourist will ever visit Kraków and don’t walk on this square. On this photo you can see the Kraków Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) with the Adam Mickiewicz Monument in the foreground. The sun just made its way over the roofs and throws the town’s silhouette on the walls of the Cloth Hall.

Zakopane and the polish Tatra Mountains during Sunrise

Sunrise at Tatra Mountains | Zakopane, Poland

The Tatra Mountains are the biggest mountains in Poland with a height up to 2,499m. Zakopane is a small town at the foot of the mountains that invite tourists from all over the world. What’s especially nice about Zakopane is its location in the valley. Because of that you can climb a “hill” (Me as a Berliner, I call it a mountain) and have a stunning view on this highest part of the Carpathians.

Fishing in the Gdansk Old Town. The most beautiful port in Poland

Fishing in Gdańsk | Poland

Gdańsk is such a magnificent town and with all the water around one can surely get the idea to go fishing in Gdańsk. I was very lucky with the weather. The clouds caused a great sunset but no ten minutes later it started pouring. But in other ways as well, it is impossible to capture this scene a second time.

Fountain in Świdnica, Poland. The small main square (rynek) in Świdnica is worth a visit

Fountain in Świdnica | Poland

The Rynek, polish for market square, is as in most Silesian towns the centre of Świdnica. Remarkable was the variety of blooming flowers. I wanted to capture the blossom together with the architecture and the fountain serves well as a balancing weight in the middle of the hedge and the small green house.