Activities For Dogs In Poland

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Introduction

When thinking about top country destinations in Europe, Poland is not that high up on the list. However, what sets Poland apart from other more famous European nations is its status as being a pet-friendly country. In fact, Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, is considered to be one of the most dog-friendly cities in the entire world. While underrated, Poland has so much to offer for not only the residents but also tourists who are traveling with their mutts. From the coastal beaches at the north to the cliffs at the south, there is always something beautiful to discover in Poland.

Museum Visit

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Leash
Activity description

Poland has a rich history and was the setting for some of the most momentous events that took place in the past. To commemorate these affairs, a number of museums have been erected all over the country. These museums are a great opportunity to learn about Poland’s history. In Warsaw alone, there are already a number of museums that are worth visiting. What’s good about exploring museums in Poland is that these establishments often allow patrons to bring their dogs along, as long as they are kept on a leash. Moreover, touring museums are a great activity that can be enjoyed any time of the year. 

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Look for a museum to visit
Poland is teeming with museums and it should be easy enough to find a dog-friendly museum that is worth visiting in your area. The internet is your best friend in this situation; a simple online search can help you gather information on which museums are close by, their operating hours, contact number and any other important details.
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Discover and learn the museum's history
When you have picked out a museum that you like, get in touch with them and verify if you can bring your dog with you. If yes, find out the rules regarding bringing of dogs. When all is settled, show up at the museum and get ready to learn about its history. For instance, the Galicja Jewish Museum in Warsaw is known for exhibiting Jewish history in Polish Galicja culture. There is also the Polish Aviation Museum, which features ancient planes and relevant details such as the planes’ history, the pilots who flew them and when they were flown.
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Masurian Lake District

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
12 - 72 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food
Water
Activity description

When you think about beautiful beaches and water sports, Poland is probably not the first place that comes to mind. However, the country features a hidden gem that is a haven for beachgoers and water sports lovers – the Masurian Lake District. Located in northeastern Poland, this lake district features a 290km Lakeland that is all connected by canals and rivers.  The waterways system that is formed is then linked to the Baltic Sea via the Masurian Canal. The Masurian Lake District is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Poland and is frequented by nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, bikers, hikers and outdoor junkies. If you fall under any of these categories, then the Masurian Lake District is definitely a must-see. Don’t forget to bring your dog along for some outdoor fun!

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Find a place to stay
The Masurian Lake District covers a huge area and while day trips are possible, staying for at least one night is recommended to get the full experience. If you are traveling with your dog, do not fret; there is a myriad of pet-friendly hostels in the area. Take time to consider other factors (budget, location, services offered) before settling on a final decision.
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Try out different activities
The Masurian Lake District has so much to offer to visitors. Do you like to go canoeing or kayaking? Are you a fan of cycling? Would you like to go on a hike with scenic views? Are you interested in seeing historical sites? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck; all of these activities (and more!) can be done in the Masurian Lake District.
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Dog-friendly Guesthouse

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Food and Water
Activity description

Hotels are always a good choice for accommodation. However, if you want to have a truly unique experience with your dog in Poland, then staying at a guesthouse might be a better option. There is a long list of dog-friendly guesthouses scattered across the country. In fact, most of these guesthouses are specifically designed for hosting pets. For example, the well-loved Siedlisko Blominko is one of the few establishments that allocate part of their proceeds for rescuing and treating of horses and dogs. The beauty of staying in a local guesthouse is that it allows for a more authentic feel. 

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Research and weigh your options
The difficult part about this activity is choosing the guesthouse that you would like to stay in. Most of these guesthouses have a distinct feature or a certain charm that makes them unique. Do you want to stay somewhere that has a scenic hiking path? Then Centrum Lakowa 1 might be your best bet. Are you looking for a simple, eccentric place not too far from the city? You might want to check Bialy Domek Zawady 4 out. With all the lovely options, you might end up having a hard time choosing. This is why it is important to do your research beforehand and to weigh your options.
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Book the guesthouse of your choice
When you finally come to a decision on which guesthouse to choose, call ahead and check for availability on your preferred dates. Although there are a number of options, they might be unavailable, especially during peak seasons such as summertime. On the date of your visit, take advantage of the many facilities and services offered by the guesthouse.
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Watch a Movie

If you are looking to watch a flick and you need a movie buddy, you can bring your dog to the movies with you. Movie theaters such as the Kino pod Baranami, which offers both European and international flicks, allows moviegoers to bring their pups along with them, provided that they stay quiet while the film is rolling.

Grab a Bite

If you want to enjoy a meal out without leaving your dog at home, you’re in luck. Poland is packed with dog-friendly restaurants and diners that serve both local and international cuisine. Some of these restaurants even have a separate menu for your four-legged friend.

Conclusion

Poland has gradually made moves in order to become a more dog-friendly nation and they are definitely on the right track. At present, it has made its mark as a favorite for dog owners because of the variety of activities for them and their dogs. Next time, when you are planning a vacation with your pooch, you should include Poland in your list.