"Bialowieza ~ Bialowieski National Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Bialowieza by gosiaPL
Bialowieza Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 134 photos
The Bialowieski National Park is the oldest one in Poland but the main reason to visit it is that it has some remains of the last primeval forest that a human hand never interfered with. No tree was ever cut or planted in the Special Protection zone, it is 100% pure natural, one of the seven such places in the world.
The second reason is that it was in Bialowieza that the lowland European bison was restituted into the forests from near extinction. You can see the bison in the Demonstration Reserve, and if you're lucky, you may spot the bison living freely in the Bialowieza forests.
The Bialowieza forests (Puszcza Bialowieska) have the status of the World Biosphere Reserve. They are in eastern Poland and actually extend into Belarus.
Two main places to bear in mind when in the region are the Bialowieza village and the county town of Hajnowka. To get a better idea of what is available in the area, please visit also my Hajnowka page.
This map comes from the National Park's website. If you want more information, you'll find it there. I've borrowed a few close-up pictures from their website, but I give them the credit due with their pictures. Other photos were taken by myself or my friends who visited Bialowieza with me.
Hope you enjoy the little tour :-)
- Pros:The primeval forests, the bison, the beautiful nature
- In a nutshell:Exceptional experience!
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