From a personal point of view, it’s sheer depth of contrast comes somewhere near the top: lavish wedding cake palaces that reference the might once wielded by the city’s power players; futuristic office compounds; blackened, broken tenements; abandoned, creepy warehouses; restored redbrick factories; and PRL blocks of cosmic dimension.
From polar bear trails to revamped castles, Webber presents his top travel finds of 2020.
The Foreign Ministry on Monday advised Poles to avoid unnecessary trips abroad owing to new Covid-related travel and sanitary restrictions introduced by foreign countries.
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.
Poland will impose a national quarantine from December 28 to January 17 as a measure against the spreading Covid-19 disease, the Polish health ministry announced on Thursday.
Lying less than 15 kilometres north of Kraków, the 14th century castle was built as part of the Eagles’ Nest trail: a string of ancient fortifications constructed to defend the region and its trade routes. Here, you know you’re in a castle and that’s a feeling that is a bonus in itself.
Following a gentle curve, and opening out at the mouth of Wawel Castle, is ul. Kanonicza 22. A guestbook exposes some of the past guests that have slept here: Jim Carrey; Depeche Mode; Hans Zimmer. Not bad company that I keep, I think to myself, as my gaze falls on a signed snap of Benedict Cumberbatch.
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).
While some EU countries consider Poland ‘safe’ others do not which has caused confusion over varying travel bans and quarantine measures.