Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
Decimated during WWII, with its churches, palaces, and market-place, spanning history from the 13th to the 20th century, Warsaw’s Old Town is a splendid and meticulous restoration - a true phoenix from the flames, says’s TFN’s Joanna Jasińska.
The stunning mine, carved entirely out of salt and containing over 2,000 different rooms, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list and annually attracts over a million tourists from all over the world.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage submitted a motion to include the tradition of floral rugs made for the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi and falconry on the prestigious UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
The gory details revealed that they were laid in shallow wells, which were then plastered over and sometimes reopened so that certain body parts could be removed, or so that earlier remains could be moved to make room for new corpses.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay met in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday ahead of the main observances marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation.
Organized by the Historical Museum of Kraków, the event at the weekend gathered 131 handmade colourful cribs prepared by children, families and professional artists.
Poland was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Board during the 40th United Nations General Conference on Education, Science and Culture held in Paris on November 20, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Poland wants to place its northern Gdańsk Shipyard, the birthplace of the 1980-founded Solidarity Union, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin told PAP on Wednesday.