Celebrations marking the city’s 600th birthday reach a climax tomorrow – TFN’s Alex Webber uncovers what makes the city so special.
Billing itself as “a sci-fi and fantasy asylum”, the Paradox Café in the capital’s Muranów district has long been well-known among a certain sub-section of the capital, specialising in board games with names such as Patient Zero, Neuroshima 3.0 and Abyss.
Celebrating Polish design with many of the fittings and furnishings produced by local firms, architect studio Schwitzke Górski said: “We wanted to find a common narrative that connected Poles and also stirred their national pride.”
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Involving some of the biggest names in Polish art, an online auction organized by Café Bergson in Oświęcim is underway to raise funds to finance language courses for Ukrainian refugees.
With an interior designed by Bernatek Architects, ‘Food Town’, covers five historic halls and 3,200 square metres of the former Fabryka Norblina (Norblin Factory), making it the largest space of its kind in the city.
Hotels in Poland resumed operations on Saturday but only at 50-percent capacity, restaurants and cafes will open on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside as part of measures easing lockdown restrictions.
From May 4 shopping malls, art galleries, museums and building material and furniture stores will reopen. Hotels will be able to resume operations on May 8 but only at 50-percent capacity, and restaurants, cafes and bars on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside. May 15 will also see lifting of facemasks in public.
Originally opened in 1911, Café Berg was where locals would flock to drink beer, coffee and goat’s milk whilst enjoying concerts and views gazing down on gondoliers in the summer and ice skaters in the winter.
Despite the hardships faced by restaurants and cafes because of lockdown, the altruistic businesses donated 10 percent of their earnings to help feed underprivileged children in Poland and the developing world.