MAIN ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN THE POLISH PART OF THE BIALOWIEZA NATIONAL PARK
• Strictly Protected Area
It’s the heart of Bialowieski National Park and its most precious area which was created by nature itself without any human intervention. It is hard to believe but almost entire Europe was once covered with that kind of primeval forest! During a 3-hour walk through the Strictly Protected Area you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will tell you about the best the reserve has to offer – trees, birds and animals (it is not possible to explore the reserve without a guide). This is a walking part.
• The European bison Show reserve
No trip to Bialowieza Forest would be complete without a visit to the European bison Show Reserve. Despite its name, the reserve is inhabited not only by bisons, also called the kings of Bialowieza, but also several other species.
Closed on Mondays from October 15th until April 15th. Alternatively wild animal cages can be visited on the second day in Belarussian part of the park.
• Palace Park
This glorious garden located in the heart of the wild forest served as a hunting residence of the Russian tsars. As its name suggests, there used to be a palace in this area. If you are lucky enough you may encounter wild animals like deer, wild boar or fox while walking in the park.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN THE BELARUSSIAN PART OF THE BIALOWIESKI NATIONAL PARK
• Bison Zoo
We will stop at the zoo or actually open-air cages with wild animals. The most famous inhabitant of the open-air cages is definitely the bison, but if you want to we can spend more time there and see deers, lynx, wolves, the bears, the foxes and more species.
• Father Frost State
A residence of Belarussian Father Frost opended in 2003 make you feel like you are in a Christmas fairytale. The residence is situated in the primeval forest what makes a special atmosphere around it. Here you will see houses decorated with hand-carved wooden fretwork and sculptures of fairytale characters, discover the captivating world of myths and legends.
• Museum of Ethnography
At last but not least you will visit the Museum of folk life and old technologies. It contains rural utensils and items. In the museum you can become familiar with the culture, traditions and everyday life of the inhabitants of the Białowieża Forest from the 19th century. You will get acquainted with the process of brewing local vodka samogonka (moonshine) and you are also invited to taste it.