Białowieża National Park

A natural nature park in Poland.

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Summary

Białowieża National Park is located in Eastern Poland on the border with Belarus. It's called the "last untouched wilderness of Europe", because it has been free of human intervention for about 800 years. Also, it is known as a home to the world's largest population of European bison.

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Reasons to visit Białowieża National Park

  • It is home and a breeding center to the largest population of European bison (żubr), the heaviest land animal on the continent.
  • It is the best place to experience wildlife in its natural state since it is strictly protected from human intervention.
  • The forest contains trees that are over 400 years old.
  • Poland and Belarus share the park. A border is located within the park and is available for hikers and cyclists only.
  • Białowieża National Park is the only Polish natural property listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The park covers a total area of 105.2 square kilometers.

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Frequently asked questions about Białowieża National Park

Why is Białowieża National Park worth visiting?
  • It is home and a breeding center to the largest population of European bison (żubr), the heaviest land animal on the continent.
  • It is the best place to experience wildlife in its natural state since it is strictly protected from human intervention.
  • The forest contains trees that are over 400 years old.
  • Poland and Belarus share the park. A border is located within the park and is available for hikers and cyclists only.
  • Białowieża National Park is the only Polish natural property listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The park covers a total area of 105.2 square kilometers.
What other places worth visiting when traveling to Białowieża National Park?
  • Białystok
  • Tykocin
  • Supraśl Orthodox Monastery
  • Narew National Park
  • Ziołowy Zakątek