Northeast of Lodz on the E30 is Warsaw. The city was almost razed to the ground in the Second World War and only a painstaking effort has seen the city rebuilt to its former glory. The city is seen as representative of almost every European architectural style since medieval times and is a fascinating place to walk around, especially in the old centre. The city has plenty of open space too with nearly 10% of the city being parks.
Take the A30 and travel northwest of the city to Konin and Poznan. The best way to get to know Poznan is to follow the Royal-Imperial Route which is marked throughout the city and which will take in all of the important sights including the Archicathedral which contains many beautiful artefacts.
To the north of the city you’ll find Bydgoszcz Torun. In the old town the huge main square is surrounded by beautiful buildings including the elegant town hall. The city was the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous astronomer who first postulated that the earth went round the sun rather than the other way round.