General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Tourist Attractions Of Central Europe And The Balkans
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Rafał Dymczyk; prof. Greta Komur-Thilloy
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-EPI-TA


18 October 2021 – 14 January 2022

Module aim (aims)

The course is intended to present the most important tourist attractions of selected countries of Central Europe and the Balkans. It 'll be focused on their historical and cultural significance. The most popular tourist attractions 'll be presented during the course. The countries that 'll be discussed are: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria. The lectures are focused on the impact of presented objects on the culture of that countries. This influence was different in the other centuries and depends on historical, cultural and even the social context. During the course the students receive not only knowledge about culture of selected countries, but also interesting facts and some curiosities related to everyday life and local cuisine.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Interest in Central Europe and the Balkans. Basic knowledge on Tourism.


Week 1: Introduction to the Central Europe and Balkans

Week 2: Tourism Attractions of Poland

Week 3: Tourism Attractions of Czech Republic

Week 4: Tourism Attractions of Slovakia

Week 5: Tourism Attractions of Hungary

Week 6: Tourism Attractions of Serbia

Week 7: Tourism Attractions of Slovenia

Week 8: Tourism Attractions of Croatia

Week 9: Tourism Attractions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Week 10: Tourism Attractions of Montenegro

Week 11: Tourism Attractions of Albania

Week 12: Tourism Attractions of North Macedonia

Week 13: Tourism Attractions of Bulgaria

Week 14: Practical aspects of Tourism

Week 15: Competency test

Reading list

· Bramley Z., Tour Guiding Skills,

· Kumar Ch., Tour Guiding: A Training Manual & Professional Approach of Guiding in Tourism, 2016,

· Lonely Planet Poland, 2020

· Widawski K., The Geography of Tourism of Central and Eastern European Countries, Springer ed., 2017

· DK Travel, DK Eyewitness Eastern and Central Europe, 2015