The Wisła River

Royal Castle & St. John's Cathedral

A beautiful view of the Wisła river and the Royal Castle

Known as the Vistula River in English, the Wisła is Poland’s main artery, and the subject of many legends and historical events.

It is the largest river in Poland and starts in the Śląsk (Silesia) region of Poland, finally emptying out into the Baltic Sea north of the country near the city of Gdańsk (Danzig).

The Wisła is where Poland’s fabled Syrenka (mermaid) lived, and where legendary Princess Wanda drowned herself to prevent another German invasion meant to secure her as the German Prince’s new queen.  The Wisła passes by many notable Polish cities, including the two biggest, Warsaw and Kraków.

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