Poland – a land of medieval magic
Poland is known for its medieval cities like Warsaw, Kraków and Gdańsk, as well as its heart-warming food. Steeped in history, this country has endured some of the worst conflict ever seen on European soil. From ancient battles to the bombings of World War I and II, Poland has managed to survive everything ever thrown at it. But there’s more to Poland than its battle-scarred heritage – from beautiful scenery to tasty borsch stew, it’s filled with delights just waiting to be discovered.
Situated in the geographical centre of Europe, Poland has everything you could ever want in a holiday destination. Outside the big cities, the Polish countryside features a rugged coastline, golden sand dunes, glacier-carved lake districts, splendid forests, and majestic mountains.
To see all these sights, having a pocketful of Polish currency throughout your trip is essential - swap your Aussie dollars for Polish zloty in store or online at Travel Money Oz.
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Coins and notes
The Polish zloty is divided into 100 groszy (think of groszy as the Polish form of cents, and zloties as the Polish form of dollars… except they both sound way cooler). Polish banknotes are circulated in $10, $20, $50, $100 and $200 denominations, and coins come in 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 and $5 quantities. Prosty! (That’s polish for simple.)
Facts about the currency
- Poland joined the European Union in May 2004, but it hasn’t yet adopted the euro. This means you’ll need to come prepared with some Polish zloty.
- The name “zloty” comes from the Polish word for golden.
- Dating back to the Middle Ages, the zloty has a long and complicated history. It was replaced by Russian currency during the late 1800s, and then by German currency in WWI, before eventually being brought back to Poland.
- A financial crisis in the 1980s led to a dramatic redenomination of the zloty. The currency has been fairly stable since then.