Measuring nearly 7 centimetres in diameter and weighing a hefty 174.9 grams, the 50 duct gold coin from 1621 is masterpiece of baroque engraving and a pearl of Polish coinage.
The Zeppelin Staaken took off from Breslau on On 4 August 1919, but never arrived at its destination of Kamieniec Podolski in Ukraine. Now researchers say they have found it in a forest near Raciborz, southwest Poland.
A 17th century church in the heart of Poland’s capital Warsaw has just had a very expensive make-over.
The deposits are thought to consist of a tonne of pure gold along with 5,000 tonnes of gold ore.
The gold will help restore one of Warsaw’s most famous churches to its former glory.
A bumbling interview, in which Webber blurted out that Wałbrzych was his favourite place in Poland, got our explorer thinking – and by Jove, he’s come up with some dynamite reasons to claim so.
The location of 28 tonnes of Nazi-era gold hidden by the Waffen SS in the dying days of World War Two has been pinpointed to an aristocratic palace in Lower Silesia.
The gold worth billions of euros as well as other valuables are said to be 60 metres underground at the bottom of a disused well in the grounds of the Hochberg Palace in Roztoka, near Wałbrzych. The claim comes from a 75-year-old diary which describes the operation to hide treasure controlled by SS chief Heinrich Himmler.
On the 120th anniversary of Halina Konopacka’s birth, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the incredible life of the woman who has been described as one of the most outstanding and spectacular characters of interwar Poland.
This week we take a look at the story behind a necklace that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his Polish lover Maria Walewska.