The Crooked Forest is one of the weirdest and interesting places in Poland that not many people actually know about. If you want to experience something completely different you should definitely consider a trip to the Crooked Forest. It’s a great place for taking pictures and if you are into creepy places don’t hold back and visit it at night.

Where is the Crooked Forest located?

The Crooked Forest is located outside Nowe Czarnkowo in the West Pomerania Voivodeship (województwo zachodniopomorskie).

What happened to the trees?

The Crooked Forest consists of 400 pines planted there around 1930 when the area was a German territory. There are many theories explaining the strange shape of the trees.
The Crooked Forest in Poland is one of the most exceptional nature monuments
It is generally believed that the pines were formed this way by some tools or planting techniques, but the motive of such actions is still unknown. Another theory states that the forest looks like that because of the tanks rolling over the young trees during the Second World War which forced them to grow in a less conventional way. Some people also believe that the woods were grown like that on purpose, created by the Compass Timbers (which are used in shipbuilding). Finally, some people believe that the place is hunted and is a result of dark powers bending the trees.

Whatever the answer is, it’s a great place to see so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip!

Welcome to the Skull Chapel in Czermna, near Kudawa Zdrój in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship (województwo dolnośląskie). It was built in 1776 by the local priest who wanted to make this particular chapel different from the others. And he did it! The chapel itself is nothing other than a mass grave of all the people who gave their lives during the Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648), the Silesian Wars (1740 – 1763) and also of people who died because of various diseases such as cholera.

Father Tomaszek (the priest we’ve already mentioned) collected all the casualties’ remains and put them inside the chapel forming this unique sight. The walls and the ceiling are covered with over three thousand skulls and bones – including the remains of the creators of the chapel (their remains are placed on the main altar). Keep in mind that the Skull Chapel is the only such monument in Poland and one of three in Europe so you might want to see it with your own eyes.