The medieval triptych, the ‘Last Judgement’, is one of the most outstanding and best-preserved examples of Dutch painting in the world. But while the painting exudes action and drama, the story of how it came to be in Gdańsk is no less exciting.
The centre of gravity for any trip to Płońsk is the house on the market square in which Ben-Gurion, the father and founder of Israel and the country’s first prime minister, lived as a child before he left for Ottoman-controlled Palestine in 1906 at the age of 20.
Ultimately, uprisings in Silesia would see a large swathe of the region integrated into Poland.
Dating back to 1408, New Town has a plethora of curious details, stunning building facades and a fascinating history waiting to be explored.
Build in the 70s as part of a ‘socialist dream’, love it or hate it, today Warsaw’s Central train station is one of the most iconic buildings in the city.
In addition to remains of 18th century housing, the archaeologists discovered that the inhabitants of the city were probably heavy smokers as they found a few pipes in every house.
Two days after the discovery of the 1974 theft of ‘Woman Carrying Embers’ by Pieter Brueghel II from the National Museum of Gdańsk, a local customs officer who claimed to have information was kidnapped, taken to a cemetery, doused in petrol and set ablaze. The artwork has remained missing ever since, until now…
In an exclusive interview for TFN, Jack Fairweather, the author of a new biography on Witold Pilecki, talks about his reasons for writing the book, and Pilecki’s legacy.
The “soundwalk” takes users through the area flattened to make way for the Palace of Culture.
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.