The Biebrza River National Park

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The biggest national park in Poland (592 sq km) is situated around the Biebrza river. If you want to run away from civilization and explore nature intensely, the Biebrza River National Park is waiting for you!

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The Biebrza River National Park is often associated with swamps and peat bogs. They all have got huge worth as they are still growing and expanding, whereas in other parts of Poland they are fearfully disappearing. Here you will find e.g. downy willow, early marsh orchid, lady's-slipperorchid, lesser butterfly-orchid, royal helleborine,broad-leaved helleborine, creeping lady's-tresses, common sundew, English sundew, and stiff clubmossand ground pine.

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This park is famous due to being an important halt for migratory bird such as ducks, geese or cranes. There are about 270 bird species living the park, one of them - a ruff – is park's symbol. However the most characteristic animal in here is an elk. Northern parts of the USA as well as Canada have got mooses whereas elk is typical for northern and eastern parts of Europe. It is here where the biggest elk reservat is located. Try to spot one and find differences between these two closely related animals!


Why don't you take a walk along peat bogs, take your binoculars and observe migratory birds, let yourself be enchantedby breathtaking nature during your canoe trip. All that and even more is within your reach in Biebrza River National Park!

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How do you get to the Biebrza RIver National Park? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Warsaw or Olsztyn and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly in the nearby city of Białystok. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Region: Podlaskie.

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