9. Crooked Forest – Poland
Just south of the unpronounceable city of Szczecin on Poland’s extreme eastern haunch, a stone’s throw west of the border with Germany, a little clutch of just over 400 pine trees has been garnering the attention of Atlas Obscura types and off-the-beaten-track travellers for years.
The whole forest seems to be bent over nearly 90 degrees at the trunk, before twisting back right again and again growing vertically to the Slavic sky.
The debate has raged as to exactly what caused the unusual wood to come to look like it has, together with notions as wide including directional snowstorms and lumberjack climbing techniques.