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Warsaw: Poland's Paris of The East

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Poland: Prologue One ( Amazing Poland 5K )

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The literally glowing beauty of Poland's capital Warsaw in the evening hours is showcased brilliantly by drone pilot Damian, earning him a Drone Video of the Week nomination for this video. The city, once known as the "Paris of the East", literally rose from the ashes after being nearly destroyed in World War II.  Today, the city on the Vistula has seen much of its Old City restored to pre-war condition and has sprouted a thoroughly modern skyline alongside its historical core.  

Krakow: Poland's Second City

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Krakow in 4K

iDrone Aerials

Krakow is Poland's "second city" after Warsaw.  It's situated in southern Poland, at the base of the Carpathian Mountains.  Having survived World War II with less physical damage than Warsaw, it is arguably the most important cultural and historical city in the country.  AirVuz star contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an incredible aerial tour of this ancient city.  The Old Town of Krakow, shown in the video, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Aerial Tour of Baltic Poland

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Poland (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Hel) in 4K | Drone video

XL Creations

Poland has a long Baltic Sea coast, which includes seaport city of Gdansk, Poland's fourth largest.  Parts of the coastline are much less densely inhabited and include spits or sand dune islands which run parallel to the mainland for great distances.  Contributor XL Creations traveled along the Polish Baltic Sea coast with his DJI Inspire 1 drone and caught these amazing aerial views of some of the coastline's most beautiful spots around Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot, and Hel. 

Poznań: Poland's Fifth Largest City

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Poznan On Air | @dronujemy.com

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Poznan is the largest city in western Poland and the fifth largest in the country.  At one point, the city had a large German population, and it was incorporated into Germany in World War II.  Poznan was the scene of some of the earliest unrest over the Soviet Union's hegemony in the 1950's, a role later taken by Gdansk.  In this video, contributor Dronujemy gives us a  fascinating aerial tour of Poznan, which includes aerial footage of the Poznan Cathedral.

Łódź: Poland's #3 City

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The New Centre Of Lodz

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Situated in the center of Poland, Lodz is the the country's third largest city after Warsaw and Krakow.  It was once home to one of the largest Jewish population centers in Europe, a community which was almost entirely destroyed in Nazi death camps during World War II.  In this video, contributor Smartfilms.pl uses a drone to give us an aerial view of a gigantic new construction effort remaking the center of this extraordinary Central European city.  

Gdansk: Poland's Great Port City

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Vacations in Gdansk

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Gdansk, once part of Germany and known as Danzig, is Poland's most important seaport and its fouth largest city.  Situated on the Baltic Sea, it was the site of the Solidarity Movement, which brought on martial law in Poland in 1979 but was ultimately responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall ten years later.  Contributor Castenoid brought a drone on a family trip, and the video he created gives a marvelous aerial view of this amazing city, now one of Poland's top tourist destinations.

Aerial Views of Rural Poland

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POLAND from North to South

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While Poland has become much more heavily urbanized, until recently it was far more of a rural society compared to countries like Germany and France.  In this video, a compilation of drone footage from the north-south length of the country, provides a good glimpse of the rural Poland that still exists far from its metropolitan centers.  It's a land of small towns, fields, forests, and lakes, and is a beautiful sight to behold from an aerial perspective. 

Malbork: Europe's Largest Castle

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Malbork Castle Poland, Mavic pro 4k

Mark's Mavic 2

Mark's Mavic 2 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to shoot this video of the famous Malbork Castle in Poland.  It's located in the northern part of the country, not far from the coastline on the Baltic Sea.  Built by the Teutonic Knights in the 15th century, Malbork Castle served as a Polish royal residence until the country was partitioned out of existence in the late 18th century.  This magnificent landmark is believed to be the world's largest castle by area, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Poland's Masurian Lakes

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MASURIA 2017 episode one THE LANDSCAPE

Splendid Films

If you move inward from the Baltic Sea in northeastern Poland, what you'll encounter is a world of lakes, forests, and canals.  The Masurian Lakes district is one of Europe's best spots for activities like kayaking, canoeing, and sailing, where travelers can access hundreds of lakes, dotted across vast forests, with many lakes connected by canal.  In this video, Splendid Films uses ground camera and drone footage to show you what this famed district has to offer for outdoors enthusiasts.

Auschwitz: Epicenter of the Nazi Holocaust

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Auschwitz - To know and never let that happen again...

Blagoy Momchilov

Poland was the scene of some of the worst violence of World War II, seeing about 25% of its population killed.  Some of the most concentrated and horrific violence occurred at the Auschwitz concentration/death camp in Galicia in southern Poland, where over a million holocaust victims perished.  Contributor Blagoy Momchoy flew a drone over the camp complex, creating an deeply moving aerial view of this important historical site, which was abandoned in early 1945 before being overrun by the Red Army.  

Poland's Hel Peninsula

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Hel Peninsula (Watch in 4K)

Splendid Films

Contributor Splendid Films used a drone to give us a bird's eye view of one of the more notable geographic features of the Baltic Sea.  Hel is an narrow sand bar which juts out about 35 km (20 mi) in a southeastern direction from Puck County to the town of Puck at the tip.  Due to its military significance, Hel heavily fortified by Germany during its Polish occupation in World War II, and the troops stationed there were amongst the last to surrender, several days after VE Day.

Carpathian Poland: Karkonosze National Park

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Polish Treasure

ludoweet

The landscape of Poland's long southern border region varies along its length but it's mostly hilly-to-mountainous, covered by parts of several different ranges.  In this drone video by contributor Ludoweet, you'll get a bird's eye view of the westernmost part of this border, in Karkonosze National Park.  Here is a beautiful landscape which features the tallest points of the Sudetes, a range which covers parts of Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.  

Warmia-Mazury: Frombork and Elblag

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MY BEAUTIFUL POLAND : Frombork and Elblag

PASSENGER 21B

Passenger21 created this beautiful aerial video of two towns in the Warmian-Masurian province of northern Poland.  Fromborg is a small town on the Vistula Lagoon, a lagoon on the Baltic Sea which is demarcated by the Vistula Spit.  Elblag is a considerably larger town, with a population of over 120,000.  It lies on the Elblag River, which flows into the Vistula Lagoon.  Elblag is one of the oldest cities in northern Poland, and was a member of the Hanseatic League.  

Silesia: Katowice

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Phantom 4 Pro / OMD 5II Zuiko 25mm 1,2

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Katowice is one of the largest cities in southern Poland.  It's part of the province of Silesia, to the west of Krakow.  It lies near the Silesian coal fields, one of Poland's most important natural resource bases.  The region had been part of Prussia (the core of modern Germany) but came under Polish control after World War I, where it's remained but for six years of occupation in World War II when it was annexed to the Third Reich.  Check out Katowice from above in this drone video, captured by a DJI Phantom 4. 

Gdynia: On the Bay of Gdansk

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DJI Mavic Pro: Cruise Ship in the Port of Gdynia, Poland

KrecikTurbo

Krecik Turbo used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial of a cruise ship docked in the Baltic Sea port of Gdynia, Poland.  It's the second largest city in the Pomerania region after Gdansk, which lies to its south.  It's located on the western shores of the Bay of Gdansk, just south of the area which is partly divided from the rest of the bay by the Hel Peninsula.  Gdynia is a significant leisure travel destination and an important port for cruise ships plying the waters of the Baltic.  

Małopolska: Dunjaec Castle

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Dunajec Castle @dronujemy.com

dronujemy

Dunajec Castle, also known as Niedzica Castle, sits at the very southern edge of Poland near the foothills of the Carpathians.  Built in the 14th century, it is one of the most well known castles in the country.  Ownership of the castle changed several times over the centuries between Polish and Hungarian owners.  In this video, contributor Dronujemy flies a DJI Phantom over the castle, giving us a bird's eye view of this amazing structure.  The castle lies in the province of Lesser Poland (Małopolska).

The Peininy Mountains of Southern Poland

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PIENINY 2016 @dronujemy.com

dronujemy

Southern Poland is mountainous, covered by a series of different ranges. Towards the eastern end is the Pieniny range, a sub-chain of the Carpathian Mountains.  In this region, you'll find a land of green rolling mountains, the magnificent Dunajec River,  and medieval landmarks like Niedzica Castle which overlooks Czorsztyn Lake.  Contributor Droneujemy used a DJI drone to create an amazing aerial tour of this spectacular region, which contrasts sharply with the plains of central and northern Poland.

Masurian Lakes in Winter

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Gizycko - active on winter

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If you want to see one of the world's most well known lakes district looks like in the dead of winter, check out this drone video by contributor Lukasbudzinski.  He flew a drone over Giżycko, a small town in the northeastern part of Poland known as the Masurian Lakes District.  Once the home of outposts of the Teutonic Knights, the town is now a popular tourist destination in the summer.  As you'll see in this video, the area's lakes become a frozen playground for all sorts of winter activities.  

Rural Pomerania in the Fall

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The Golden Polish Autumn

lemelpictures

Contributor Lemelpictures used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this stunning video of a rural area of northwestern Poland in the Fall season.  The area is the Pomeranian Voivodeship (province) west of Gdansk, the provincial capital.  It's the heart of the historical region of Pomerania, which covers most of northwestern Poland and a part of northeastern Germany.  The area anchors the eastern end of the great North European Plain, which runs across the northern part of the continent.

Licheń Stary: Poland's Largest Church

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Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń 🕍 @dronujemy.com

dronujemy

Contributor Dronujemy created this magnificent drone video of one of the newest landmarks in Poland.  The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń is a massive Catholic church built in the village of Licheń Stary in central Poland.  Completed in 2004, it's the largest church structure in Poland, a country which is known in part for its churches.  The church, which is about an hour's drive east of Posnan, was built to accommodate the Virgin Mary icon which attracts over a million visitors per year.

Moszna Castle, Upper Silesia

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Moszna Castle by Drone, Poland

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Check out this beautiful drone video of one of the most famous castles in Poland, compliments of contributor Mawefo.  Moszna Castle is located near an eponymously named village in the southwestern part of the country.  The area is part of a historical region called Upper Silesia, which covers parts of modern-day Poland and a corner of the Czech Republic.  Moszna Castle is a Baroque design which dates to the 17th century.  Partially destroyed by fire in 1896, it was largely restored to its original state.

Stępina: Hitler's Train Bunker

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Anlage Süd - Stępina, Poland - Biggest train bunker from II World War

FLYRES4K POLAND

Contributor FLYRES4K POLAND created this amazing drone video of a little-known but important historical site in Stępina in southern Poland.  The Anlage Süd was a system of two underground rail tunnels built by Nazi Germany during its occupation of Poland in World War II.  In August, 1941, Adolph Hitler and the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini met here to discuss the progress of Operation Barbarossa, the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which was just then reaching a critical point. 

Toruń: Cultural Treasure on the Vistula

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Toruń, the Treasure

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Check out this drone video of Toruń, an important city in the north-central part of Poland, compliments of contributor Johny Kondakjian Photography.  The city is situated on the province of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, the heart of the historical region of Pomerania.  It's situated on the Vistula River, Poland's most important waterway.  Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with roots to the 8th century.  It is also considered one of the most beautiful, both for its river setting as well as its architecture.   

Poland's Lower Beskid Mountains

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Wilderness spots: Beskid Niski (Poland)

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Check out this stunning drone videos of a mountainous area in southeastern Poland, compliments of contributor Greenlife.  The Low Beskids (Beskid Niski) is a small mountain range in the southeastern part of the country.  It's part of the Eastern Carpathian range which covers much of southern Poland and eastern Slovakia.  The highest peak in the range in the range is Mt. Busov, in Slovakia; its peak elevation is about 1k meters (around 3.3k ft.).

Plock: Historical City on the Vistula

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Plock City, our home

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Contributor Bombel2424 created this drone video of Plock, a very old city in the heart of Poland.  It sits on the Vistula River, the country's most important waterway, in the Masovian Voivodeship, which covers much of east-central Poland.  In the 11th and 12th centuries, Plock was actually the capital of the proto-Polish nation.  It suffered heavily during the Swedish-Polish conflicts of the late 1600's and spent over a century under Russian control after Poland was partitioned out of existence in the late 18th century.  

Zamość, Lublin Voivodeship

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Poland- UNESCO Zamość World Heritage Drone Video

MichaelDrone

Contributor MichaelDrone created this beautiful drone video of a historical town in southeastern Poland called Zamość.  It's situated in the Lublin Voivodeship, one of the country's 16 provinces.  Founded in the late 16th century along a key trade route which connected the northern part of Europe to the Black Sea region, it's considered one of the best-preserved Renaissance towns in Central Europe.  Much of the old town was designed by a famous Venetian architect named Bernardo Morando.

Zakopane: Poland's "Winter Capital"

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Beautiful Zakopane

johny kondakjian photography

Contributor johny kondakjian photography created this beautiful drone video of a town in the mountains of southern Poland called Zakopane.  It lies in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, near the country's southern border with Slovakia.  The town is situated in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountain.  Once a mining town, since the early 20th century Zakopane has been the country's most prominent destination for winter sports activities and is sometimes called Poland's Winter Capital. 

Kolobrzreg: West Pomeranian Port

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The Port of Kołobrzeg Poland

DroneEyePerspective

From DroneEyePerspective comes this beautiful "drone's eye" view of a historical Baltic Sea port in Poland.  It's called Kołobrzeg, and it's a mid-sized city of about 50,000 in the Vlodship (province) of West Pomerania, which covers the northwest corner of the country.  The town was at one time a member of the powerful Hanseatic League of Baltic port cities, and later spent three centuries under Prussian and German rule before becoming part of reconstituted Poland after World War II.  

2018 Pro Drone Reel

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2018 Volatus Media SHOWREEL

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Volatus Media is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Poland.  This video represesents a compilation of their work over the course of 2018, most of which was shot in their native country.  It features a broad range of landcape, action-oriented, and people shots.  The reel is also notable for its incredible footage from across this large Central European country, including its fabled lakes and forests, its Baltic Sea coastline, mountainous south, and blend of old and new to be seen in its major cities.  

Poland's Largest Wind Farm

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Wind Farm Margonin, Poland | @dronujemy.com

dronujemy

Here's an awesome aerial view of the largest wind farm in Poland as of 2019, compliments of contributor dronujemy.  It's called the Margonin Wind Farm, and it's situated in the Voivodeship (province) of Greater Poland, in the west-central part of the country.  Commissioned in 2010, the installation consists of 60 turbines with a rated capacity of 2MW each.  With much of the country covered by plains, Poland is moving into the top ranks of the top 7-8 windpower producers in the European Union.  

Jugów, Klodzko County

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Polish nature

SHIVAKASHI

Check out this drone video of some of the beautiful landscapes of southern Poland, compliments of contributor SHIVAKASHI.  It was filmed near the village of Jugów, which is in Kłodzko County, the southernmost of Polish counties and part of the Lower Silesia region.  Like most of southern Poland, this region is mountainous; it's covered by various sub-ranges and foothills of the Carpathian Mountain system, which serves to divide Poland from the Czech Republic and (further east) Slovakia to the south.  

Grodziec Castle, Silesia

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Grodziec Castle - Jewel of the Land of Extinct Volcanoes

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials created this drone video of Grodziec Castle in the Silesia region of southwestern Poland, a famous landmark whose history reflects the region's tumultuous past.  The original Gothic structure was heavily damaged during the 15th century Hussite Wars and later rebuilt in an early Renaissance style.  It again became a casualty of military conflict when it was nearly ruined by Habsburg forces during the Thirty Years War of the 1600's.  Partially restored, it was damaged again during WW II.

Warsaw's Royal Łazienki Museum

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The Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw // Łazienki Królewskie w Warszawie z lotu ptaka

volatusmedia

Some of the most important cultural attractions in the Polish capital city Warsaw are in Łazienki Park, the city's largest, which lies a short distance south of the city center.  In this dronen video by volatusmedia, you'll get a bird's eye view of the centerpiece of the park, which was designed in the 17th century: the Royal Łazienki Museum.  The museum site was formerly the summer residence of the last kings of Poland before the country was (temporarily) partitioned out of existence in the late 18th century.  

Kazimierz: Vistula River Town

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Poland Kazimierz Dolny

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The Vistula River is Poland's most important waterway.  Rising in the Carpathians and emptying into the Baltic Sea, it runs a bit over 1k km (around 650 mi.) on a generally northerly course that's entirely within Polish territory.  Passing through some of Poland's most important cities, it also has long stretches dotted with beautiful small, often historically important, towns.  In this drone video by artusam, you'll get an aerial view of one of them: Kazimierz Dolny, in the (southeastern) Lublin Voivodeship.  

The Lakes of Polish Pomerania

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POMERANIAN FISHING

lemelpictures

Check out this beautiful drone video from the lakes of Polish Pomerania, compliments of lemelpictures.  Pomerania is a historical region of northern Europe which runs along the Baltic Sea and extends some ways inland (south).  Since World War II, it's been split between Poland and Germany.  Much of its interior land area is covered by beautiful lakes and forests.  Less well known than Poland's Masurian Lakes area to the east, it's home to some of the finest fishing lakes in Europe.  

The Masurian Lakes by Drone

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Beautiful Mazury - Polish Lake District in 4K

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Check out this stunning 4k drone video of Poland's Masurian Lakes region, compliments of contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials.  Part of East Prussia (Germany) prior to World War II, the district is home to over 2,000 lakes.  Interspersed amidst vast forests, this region historically represented the frontier between Germany and Russia.  Here was fought the momentous Battle of Tannenberg in 1914 when a Russian field army was encircled by a smaller German force in the opening weeks of World War I.  

Kolobrzeg, West Pomerania

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Entrance to the Port of Kołobrzeg in Poland

DroneEyePerspective

DroneEyePerspective brings us this drone video of Kolobrzeg, a medium-sized Baltic Sea port city in the Polish region of West Pomerania, an area that was part of Germany until World War II.  Then known as Kolberg, the city was the scene of an intense battle between advancing Russian and Polish Home Army forces and German forces who had been ordered to hold the city at all costs.  The clash that ensued in March, 1945 saw roughly 80% of the city destroyed; it's since been rebuilt.  

Warsaw by Drone

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FALL IN LOVE WITH WARSAW FROM AIR

KG AIRVIEW

Poland's capital Warsaw is one of the world's most fascinating cities.  Once known as the Paris of the East for its beauty, Warsaw was nearly destroyed in World War II, with large sections leveled including its famed Old City.  Much of the damage was repaired during the Cold War era, and since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a very modern city has emerged on the Vistula River.  As you will see in this amazing drone video by KG Airview, Warsaw seamlessly blends the old and the new.

Morning Aerial Tour of Warsaw

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WWA Morning Warsaw from above

volatusmedia

Part of the unique look of Warsaw, Poland is due to the immense destruction it endured during World War II.  Vast sections of the city were leveled by Nazi Germany, but some of its most prominent areas were meticulously reconstructed after the war.  Other areas, which were not reconstructed, eventually became redeveloped with much more modern architecture as Poland transitioned back to capitalism.  In this drone video by volatusmedia, you'll get a nice aerial overview of the "two Warsaw's".  

Aerial Reel from Poland

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AERIAL SHOWREEL_2016

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There's something for everybody in this outstanding demo reel from Poland, compliments of contributor smartfilms.  The video features a mix of cinematic and action shots from across the country, including amazing shots of some of the country's treasured and well-preserved old cities.  You'll also be treated to some great aerial views of Poland's stunning Baltic Sea coastline and the beautiful Masurian Lakes, as well as of the country's ultramodern transportation and energy/mining infrastructure.  

Gardens of Warsaw's Royal Castle

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The Gardens of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

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The Royal Castle is one of the great landmarks of Warsaw, Poland.  The castle, along with most of Warsaw's Old Town, was virtually destroyed by Nazi Germany during the course of World War II, with most of the damage being deliberately inflicted following the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising in late 1944.  In the postwar decades, the castle and most of the Old Town were meticulously reconstructed.  You can see the famous castle and its gardens from above in this drone video by volatusmedia.     

Commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising

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Commemorating the Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

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The Warsaw Uprising in the summer of 1944 was a seminal event in World War II as well as for the Polish nation.  Although Germany had no chance of winning the war by this point, troops under control of the German SS brutally suppressed an uprising by the people of Warsaw, mercilessly killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and razing the city.  In this video, contributor Mackox flew a drone over the celebration marking the 74th anniversary of this important historical event.

Southern Poland: Kraków and Zakopane

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Kraków & Zakopane from above

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In this drone video by contributor ra, you'll get an aerial view of two important cities in southern Poland.  The first, Kraków is by far the most important city in the region, and second only to Warsaw in all of Poland.  It's Old Town is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.  The rest of the video covers Zakopane, sometimes called Poland's Winter Recreation Capital.  It is situated a bit over 100 km (around 65 mi.) due south of the larger city, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains.  

Demo Reel from Poland

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VOLATUS MEDIA AERIAL DRONE SHOWREEL 2017

volatusmedia

Here is an amazing demo reel from one of the top commercial drone piloting and video production companies in Poland.  Volatus Media's compilation demonstrates the range of the services they provide, which includes some of the most difficult to film action shots.  Their work also shows off the beauty of this Central European country.  It features footage of the capital city Warsaw on the Vistula River, the beautiful Masurian Lakes District, medieval castles, the plains of Pomerania, and more. 

Aerial Tour of Poland

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Take me back to... POLAND

MaXcoRp

Contributor MaXcoRp used a combination of drone and ground camera footage to create this indelible memory of a trip to Poland in the summer of 2016.  Watch it and be taken all over this fascinating Central European country.  Locations featured include some of the top spots of the capital Warszaw (Zoo, National Stadium, Vistula river, Palace of Culture and Science, and Łazienki Park), Malbork Castle (the largest in Europe), Molo Resort in Osiek (in southern Poland), and the Baltic port city of Gdansk.

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