From May 15, face masks would no longer be mandatory in public places, as long as you keep a distance of 1.5 m from other people, announced by Poland’s Health minister. Meanwhile, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels and museums are set to gradually reopen in early May. By then, people can enjoy fresh air without a mask and nice food and drinks in the open air with a beautiful view. Tourists will be able to visit various museums, to admire castles and palaces, to try the local cuisine, to indulge in incredible sights and fascinating cultures as well as to get a good night’s rest in a comfortable hotel.

Are you missing traveling? It’s time to start planning your next trip to Poland, in such a beautiful season of flowers.??? ??

Photo: Kraków PL

?Today is the international day of dance, a day to encourage participation and education in dance. Poland boasts a rich culture ​that is embodied in its music and dance. You have certainly heard about Fryderyk Chopin and his immortal music, but have you seen Polish national dance? It’s a kind of dance full of life and joy, displaying different characteristics in different regions in Poland. And one of the most famous is the polonaise, which is highly likely to be inscribed on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
?Make sure to enjoy this graceful dance while you are in Poland, you will fall in love with the polonaise and its elaborate costumes!

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Can you imagine a wonderful scene of the magnificent Książ Castle adorned with colorful flowers? ??? ? ???

From 30th April to 9th May, the Flower and Art Festival will be held in the Książ Castle to celebrate the coming of spring. Floral arrangements will decorate the castle terraces, bringing with it lively colors. Garlands and flowers are dotted on the fountain and walking path. ? Spring will come to life at Książ Castle, don’t miss out on this fairytale castle packed with flowers.? 

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Photo: Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

Just 30 km south of Poznań, there is a spectacular palace known as the Palace in Rogalin, which is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Poland. Located in the picturesque Warta valley and surrounded by ancient oaks, this two-story palace dating back to the 18 century was home to the Raczyński family, an aristocratic family in Poland. This multi-hectare complex palace consists of a main building and two quarter-circular galeria wings connected to the side, forming a massive horseshoe in front of a vast courtyard. A French garden extends behind the palace, overlooked by the mound to the west.

Thanks to a thorough renovation in the 19 century, the palace has been restored to its former glory and has preserved practically unchanged ever since. Today it hosts a museum filled with numerous paintings, sculptures and artistic craft, including the collections of Polish and European paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. With an exquisite classical-baroque interior and a superb view of its surroundings, the Palace of Rogalin is an example of this kind of architecture. After exploring the palace, take a stroll through Rogalin Park and the ancient oak trees, some of which are centuries old. As the weather turns warmer, the Palace in Rogalin can be a nice weekend getaway for you to stroll through the landscape in and around the palace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Photo: Muzeum Pałac w Rogalinie

Poznań’s Ostrów Tumski, also known as Cathedral Island, is not only a place where Poznań was founded but also a place considered the very birth of the Polish nation. It boasts many impressive buildings, among the most important of them is Peter & Paul Cathedral, more commonly called Poznań Cathedral, which is the first cathedral in Poland, dating from the 10th century.

This spectacular cathedral we see today resulted from numerous destructions and reconstructions over the centuries. It features a gothic appearance with two tall towers and its interior is a treasure trove of sacral and historical relics. Surrounding the interior are dozen different chapels, among the most famous is the Golden Chapel behind the high altar, which was designed as the mausoleum of the first Polish monarchs and houses the sarcophagi of Kings Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobryand. Also worth noting is the Cathedral’s crypt, where you can feast your eyes on the remains of the pre-Romanesque and Romanesque versions of the original cathedral, baptistery and the tombs of the first Polish kings.

Whether you are a history buff or just want to get a much deeper understanding of Poland, the Poznań Cathedral located in Ostrów Tumski is one not to be missed.?

Every European city worth its salt has a castle, and you can find two in Poznań. The impressive Royal Castle started to be built in the mid-13th century by the Great Poland prince Przemysł I and was the largest castle in the Polish Kingdom. Located in the west of the Old Town, the castle has hosted many sovereigns and has been used as a place for royal births and royal weddings. Although it was destroyed and rebuilt many times, the building has remained modest classicist features and a fragment of the old city wall from the end of the 13th century. Today the Castle is fully open, tourists are welcome to visit the castle tower, observation decks, and Prince Przemysł I Hall. Moreover, It houses a Museum of Applied Arts as well, with more than 11,000 exhibits.

Not far from the royal castle, there is a striking architecture in Neo-Romanesque style with a massive tower, known as the Imperial Castle. It’s actually not a castle but a palace, built as the residence of Prussian ruler Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1910. Today the building is home to government offices, a cinema, art galleries, bars and restaurants, as well as the 1956 Uprising Museum. Don‘t miss out on visiting these two wonderful castles while in Poznań.?


78 years ago today, an uprising broke out in the Warsaw Ghetto. It was the first large-scale revolt by Jews during World War II, and the first urban uprising in Nazi German-occupied Europe as well. Hundreds of armed Jews took part in the fighting against the Germans, which lasted 27 days, until May 16. To honor those who fight for the dignity and freedom of the Jewish people, Poles make and wear yellow daffodils?on the anniversary as a sign of solidarity, resistance, and memory. Moreover, there are a series of events streamed online hold by POLIN Museum in Warsaw, to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.?️

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Warsaw truly is the city of rebirth and there are so many mesmerizing things to see here. Although more than 85% of Warsaw’s historic center was destroyed during WWII, the Old Town was painstakingly rebuilt using painting and photographs as an architecture blueprint, so visitors can get a sense of what it looked like in its former glory. In 1980, the Old Town was placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century”. 

The Old Town in the city center alone is enough to inspire a visit, with a labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, ornate tenement facades and picturesque squares with plenty of Medieval charm. Of course, there’s more to Warsaw than just the Old Town, and visitors with plenty of time will explore outstanding historical monuments and museums, like the stunning Royal Lazienki Park and the fantastic ​Wilanow Palace known as the ‘Polish Versailles’. Enjoy a concert, ​or delve into the local markets for delicious local specialties, there is no shortage of things to do in Warsaw. The best time to visit is between May and September, so it’s time to plan your trip to Warsaw. ?

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Located halfway between Berlin and Warsaw, Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland, with a history dating back to the 10th century. You can find many historical monuments in the city, one of the highlights is an impressive Renaissance Town Hall located in the center of Old Town Square, once renowned as the most beautiful building north of the Alps.

The earliest mention of it dates back to 1310, and it was a one-story Gothic building built upon a raised quadrangle. In the mid 16th century, the building was reconstructed in the Renaissance style by Italian architect Giovanni Battista Quadro who added an upper story, Renaissance loggia, and attic walls. A pair of goats were added to the new clock of the building as well, which was and still is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Poznań that every day at noon there are a bunch of people gathered below to watch two metal goats appear above the clock and butt their horns together 12 times. It’s definitely worth taking a look at. ??

Although the Town Hall was destroyed by the hurricane and the war, the building has gone through a major renovation and preserved its characteristic of the Renaissance. Today, it’s home to the Historical Museum of Poznań, which contains a lot of exhibits from the 10th century till the present day that relates to the history of the city, including a pair of retired metal goats. Decorated with ornate three-story loggia in the main facade, the Poznań Town Hall glitters in the sun and captivates all who visit here.

With winding cobbled streets, charming Old Town, beautiful churches and castles, Poznań is a vibrant and colorful city filled with a vast array of stunning attractions, waiting to be explored.?

Photo by Radoslaw Maciejewski

As the weather warms up in Poland, the sailing season in Mazury is just around the corner. And a new scenic water trail is set to be officially opened at the end of April, which will take boating enthusiasts through 150 km of the Great Mazury Lakes. ?⛵️?

With more than 2,000 lakes surrounded by lush forests and unspoiled countryside, the Mazury region is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts as well as water sports enthusiasts. Known as “The land of a thousand lakes”, Masuria is a picturesque region recognized as one of the best kayaking spots in Europe and an excellent base for all water sports. With two of the largest lakes in Poland and hundreds of smaller ones, it is simply perfect for camping, swimming, kayaking as well as sailing. Its natural beauty, clean air, and silence captivated all who visit here. If you are fed up with being at home and eager to immerse yourself in nature with clear water and fresh air, then Masuria is the best spot for you.?

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