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).
Easily accessed by a picturesque trip on PKP (approximately three hours from Warsaw with a change at Malbork), Elbląg is a town that although remaining somewhat off the radar, nonetheless warrants lavishing with attention.
Famed for his urban landscapes, Tytus Brzozowski is now working on a project to paint 13 cities with a Polish connection.
The city is a rising star when it comes to the quality of life it offers to residents.
Webber reveals his secret weapon for tracking down his favourite type of places, which this week includes a haunted castle and ends with a foamy adventure.
A proper blast from the past this week as Europe’s oldest hidden time capsule is revealed in Poland… What’s inside? Listen to this week’s Debrief to find out!
The time capsule discovered by workers carrying out renovation work on a church in the small town of Ziębice, dates back to 1797 making it the oldest in Europe and the second oldest in the world.
Karol Paciorek dropped his studies to start Youtubing back in the wild days of 2010 and has gone on to dominate the Polish Youtube having produced over 2000 videos in the past 10 years. His 90 interviews with famous artists and people also include interviews with potential candidates for Polish presidents.
Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
The towns were stripped of their town status by the Russians in revenge for helping to support an uprising against Tsarist rule.