We know, we know, the mere fact of going on a tour to Poland makes you one of the luckiest people on Earth. But if you keep your eyes open, you can find even more luck along the way. Here’s our short guide to the places in Poland that are believed to bring good fortune. Find out if they work for you too!
With Kraków being one of the top tourist destinations in Poland, no wonder it has its own legends and beliefs connected to it. There’s no doubt that you’ll get to hear the story of the Wawel Dragon, perhaps you’ll even manage to spot the bones of the dragon hanging above the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral.
But the cathedral is also the right place to go if you’re looking for luck. Just climb the tower and look for the Royal Sigismund Bell. Don’t worry, you can’t miss it - after all it’s the second largest bell in Poland! Then touch the huge Gothic clapper and make a wish. Your wish should come true, but if for any reason it doesn’t, don’t worry. You can have another go with the Tuba Dei bell in Toruń or the Kanonia Street bell in Warsaw.
Kraków is also the right destination if you’re looking for luck in your love relationship. The Father Bernatek Footbridge that links the districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze is where people lock their love padlocks. Just write your and your loved one’s initials on the padlock, lock it to the bridge and throw the key away and your love should last forever.
Łódź, among other things, is known for its numerous sculptures that commemorate famous people and characters, from the best Polish writers to characters from the most famous Polish cartoons. But if you’re taking exams anytime soon, keep your eyes open while you take your stroll along the Piotrkowska street and look for the Tuwim bench. Once you find it, sit next to the famous poet, touch his nose and you’ll definitely succeed. Tuwim, who was a fantastic poet (you can read more about his poems for children here: Polish Children’s Books in English), also brings luck to writers, journalists and anybody who is about to begin their journey with writing.
The famous Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, will also bring you luck, if you sit on a bench next to his sculpture and rub his nose. And where’s this sculpture? No, not in Toruń https://realpolandtours.com/the-charming-medieval-city-of-torun/, even though Toruń is the first city that comes to people’s mind when they think of Copernicus. You’ll find this sculpture in Olsztyn, one of the cities on the Copernicus trail.
One of the best things about visiting Poland is the delicious Polish food. One of the famous gnomes that can be found all over Wrocław seems to share this opinion. He’s lying flat on a plate with his belly sticking out. When you see him, remember to pat his belly, which is believed to portend the journey of your dreams!
There are many places where you can find luck in Poland. But when you visit Lublin, be careful not to find bad luck instead. By all means avoid touching the stone of misfortune, which rests on Jezuicka Street! According to legend, awful things happen to people who do, so better safe than sorry.