Coinciding with the launch of PKP’s 2021 timetable, TFN takes a whistle stop look at the four big cities that will comprise the foundations of their offer in the year ahead.
After travelling the length and breadth of the country in pursuit of pleasure, our man Webber says he’s hit the jackpot TEN TIMES!
Buried in the deepest south-easterly recess of Poland, Przemyśl’s geography has determined that it goes largely unnoticed: not just by foreigners but also by Poles themselves. And that means the city can feel like your own private fiefdom.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).
The city isn’t short on covert quirks and curiosities – things and places that somehow fall between the cracks when it comes to receiving the widespread adulation of the backpacker bibles and internet’s travel sites.
With over 150 major films shot in the streets of Łódż, it’s in these forgotten parts you breathe the air of Wajda, Polanski, Lynch and the fundamental spirit of cinematic Łódź. To walk these broken boulevards is akin to losing yourself in your own private film set: a moment of magic that few can forget.
A haven for writers and an ideal spot to find some respite, the SPA town of Nałęczów is beautifully located on the banks of Bystra River.
Reputed to be the world’s largest “gallery” of outdoor murals, over sixty now decorate the once tomb-like blocks of Zaspa drawing tourists, TV crews and journalists from around the globe.
Just a PKP train ride away from major Polish cities, Gniezno is an ideal destination for a weekend filled with charming architecture, strolling among lush greenery, and a series of unexpected attractions.