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Summer beginning

Summer in Poland starts in June and is typically the warmest and brightest season of the year. The month of June is the strawberry season in Poland. You will find them everywhere. From strawberry smoothies and strawberry pierogi, to being sold at outdoor markets. 

July is supposedly the hottest month of the year, however, there is a possibility of a mild summer, when it winds from the West. Then it can be pretty cold and wet. But usually, they are good solid summers. The average temperatures are 25 degrees Celsius, which makes this season the best moment to travel and enjoy the beauty of Poland. 

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Longing for travel

My dream is to travel. Travelling makes me feel free. I desire the freedom to explore, to see the world in all its glory. 

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Moritzburg Castle - beautiful example of Saxon Baroque style

About 13 kilometres north-west of the Dresden is located Baroque castle Morizburg. It is one of the most picturesque castles in Saxony, Germany. The castle lies on a symmetrical artificial island and has four round towers that beautifully reflect in the blue water of the pond. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built in the Renaissance style on a granite dome in 1542. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. 

Between 1661 and 1671 the Baroque chapel was added to the castle. The chapel was consecrated in a Catholic rite in 1697 during the coronation of Augustus the Strong to the King of Poland. 

Augustus the Strong in 1723 began the large renovation work from Renaissance to Baroque hunting and pleasure palace. During the reconstruction works the large pond surrounding the castle’s artificial island was built from what was originally four smaller ponds. One alley running directly east visua…
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