Welcome to Białowieża National Park
Second, the park shelters what's considered to be Europe's largest swath of original lowland forest, known in Polish as puszcza (primeval forest). Much of the park has been undisturbed for centuries, leaving a fascinating mix of old- and new-growth forest. It's been designated both a Unesco World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve.
These days, the village of Białowieża is a popular summer weekend destination. People come mainly for the chance to hike, bike and, possibly, spot a bison (aside from the one on the label of a bottle of Żubr beer).