25 things we love about Poland

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CNN  — 

It’s the land of Pope John Paul II, Frederic Chopin and really good cheese.

To celebrate Poland’s 25 years of independence, June 4, 2014, we asked readers to share their favorite things about the country.

Don’t pay attention to the outdated stereotypes. From gorgeous town squares to wise octogenarians to the uniquely Polish sense of humor, the list above is bound to make you start planning a trip to Poland this year.

See all submissions for the best things about Poland in English and Polish via CNN iReport and Polish news network Kontakt24.

CNN’s Daphne Sashin, Christina Zdanowicz and Matthew Ponsford contributed to this story.