Driving Directions Poland
POLAND is situated on the North European Plain with a Baltic Sea coastline. It shares borders with Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Russia (Kaliningrad) to the north, and Belarus and Ukraine to the east.
Poland consists mainly of lowlands. A low-lying narrow coastal plain of sandy beaches and dunes forms most of the Baltic Sea coastline in the north.
The low-lying wooded hills and valleys of the Baltic Heights region lie further inland and then come to the extensive central lowlands, which are crossed by numerous rivers and streams in a series of shallow valleys. There is a region of uplands and valleys in the south, and then the land rises more steeply to form the Sudeten Mountains and ranges of the Carpathian Mountains.
The Plain of Silesia lies in the southwest beyond the Sudeten Mountains.