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Biebrza National Park (Biebrzański Park Narodowy)

Biebrza National Park

 

 

 

Location: Podlaskie Voivodeship   Map

Area: 592 sq km (229 sq mi)

 

 

 

 Biebrza National Park is a nature reserve in Podlaskie Voivodeship in North- East Poland. It covers a biosphere of wetlands and marches with an area of 592 sq km (229 sq mi) along a Biebrza river. It was established in 1993 and it is the largest national park in the country. The park contains a network of hiking trails that reach a total length of over 500 km. Additionally there are 60 km of trails especially designed for biking. Biebrza river is also open for exploration by kayaking and canoeing that can be rented locally. It is inhabited by wolves, bears, foxes, roe deer, elks, moose, beavers, otters and many others. However one of the most dangerous mammals here are wild boars. Keep a distance from these animals. Despite their cute appearance, these animals might be quiet aggressive if humans decide to approach a group. Additionally there are about 276 species of birds that nest here.
 
Don't forget to visit Osowiec Fortress. It was constructed by the Russian army in the end of the 19th century. Poland at the time was part of the Russian Empire. It was heavily shelled by the Kaiser German Army that reduced it to a pile of concrete blocks. Its ruins now contain a museum of weapons that date back to World War II. Additionally there is a population of bats that live in the underground structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osowiec Fortress

Osowiec Fortress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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