Christmas in Warsaw

Every December Warsaw turns into a Christmas amusement park, full of light decorations and seasonal markets. The festive atmosphere lasts until the end of January. Last year, the winter lights display covered approximately 20 km of streets and cost 6. 5 million PLN (divide by 4 to get the amount in EURO or USD). What is…

Gardens, parks and Frederick Chopin: a day in the countryside

Planning a day trip in the countryside? Then, perhaps, you could consider a visit to the palaces and manor houses of the western Mazovia. Just one hour of drive from Warsaw you will find gardens, parks and Frederick Chopin. What is more, our itinerary will give you a unique yet nostalgic insight into traditional country…

Praga: eastern bazaar, bears at the tram stop and more…

The eastern bazaar is called in Polish Bazar Różyckiego and it is the oldest in Warsaw; bears are for real as they live in a zoological garden enclosure. What more can you find in Praga? Praga in Warsaw, the eastern part of the city, is a district where you can explore multicultural traditions. Jews, Roman Catholics…

Stalin’s gift and five star decadence

Some love it, some hate it – but every one notices it while in Warsaw; The Palace of Culture and Science was a gift from Joseph Stalin and symbol of the Soviet Union political domination over Poland after WWII. Today, you can meditated on the turbulent history of the last century over a sophisticated cocktail…

Chinese garden in the heart of Warsaw

There is a piece of Beijing in Warsaw. The red lanterns will guide you along the paths of the most loved park in our city. Perhaps, it is a bit controversial – some people simply adore it, but some just ask why we decided to have a Chinese garden in the middle of our capital…

The highlights of Warsaw and a selfie with Frederic Chopin

What are the highlights of Warsaw? Well, the absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw include: the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library and its roof garden, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo session with the composer….

The perfect Polish chef and a notorious wizard on the road to Lithuania

“A perfect cook” [Kucharz dostkonały] is the title given to one of the oldest cookbooks published in Polish whose author, Wojciech Wielądko, was born in a small village located on the ancient road from Warsaw to Vilnius, a little more than one-hour drive from Warsaw. Truth be told,  Wielądko’s book was a translation from the…

War/saw: Warsaw and WWII

Are you interested in the city’s complex and heroic past? Would you like to find some traces of the WWII in Warsaw? It is possible even if you have just 3-4 hours to spare for a city walk and you prefer to stay in the city centre.     You can start your walk in…

Royal Baths of Warsaw: peacocks, squirrels and gondolas

 Peacocks, squirrels and gondolas… you will find all that, and more in Łazienki / the Royal Baths of Warsaw  or Park Łazienkowski. These names are given to one place that is considered the most magical in Warsaw. This is a common belief shared by the local people and visitors. So, what is all the fuss…

To the Heroes of the Ghetto: memorials and daffodils

Young men, women and children from the Warsaw’s ghetto armed with guns and Molotov cocktails or fighting with their bare hands. You will see them sculptured on the walls of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial. If you look around standing at the memorial you will discover many other ghetto commemorations. Let’s begin with…

#selfiewithchopin, multimedia and national pride

Let’s start from the beginning – there is a photo competition in Warsaw organised by the Bureau of the city’s promotion. It is simple: take a selfie with Chopin, hashtag it: #selfiewithchopin #contest and wait for the results. It lasts until May 14th (2017), but there are Chopin themed multimedia that you can enjoy all the…

Jukebox, Jewkbox! Music in Polin Museum

Warsaw and all kinds of music: classic, pop, folk, dance, indie rock – all that in one exhibition and with a Jewish twist. Here are some photos from a special meeting for the Polin Museum guides… “Only the empty sleeves” -Hanno Loewy, the curator of the exhibition, has informed us, just at the entrance. So,…