A tree villa or glamping Polish-style
Glamping, that is glamorous camping, has reached Poland for good. Exclusive campsites and hotels in the treetops are popping up in the country’s most beautiful regions for those yearning for close contact with nature as well as luxury. Although holidays are coming to an end, it is worth planning the next vacation today. Some Polish glamping sites are booked months in advance!
Ciri, Wolin or Boruta are the proposed names for the "Polish planet"
Ciri, Wolin or Boruta could be the name of the planet discovered by Polish astronomers led by Prof. A. Niedzielski. You can vote for the name of the planet and its star until the end of October, choosing between previously submitted 7 Polish proposals.
Eight novellas on 8th National Reading Day
A record number of people attended the National Reading Day to mark the centenary of Polish independence. Hoping to repeat the success, the presidential couple invites all lovers of the Polish language to join the reading. This Saturday, all Poland will read eight novellas by most eminent Polish writers to celebrate National Reading’s 8th anniversary.
The Gdańsk Agreement: birth of Solidarity
On August 31, 1980, after two weeks of negotiations, an agreement was signed between the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk and the communist authorities. This ultimately led to the establishment of the Solidarity trade union and set off unstoppable and irreversible change in all of Eastern Europe.
Polish Women Humanitarians
World Humanitarian Day, established by the United Nations in 2008 and observed annually on August 19, is an opportunity to celebrate humanitarian workers who help others in the world. In 2019, a special focus is on women who work for humanitarian causes and among them, Polish #WomenHumanitarians.
Anna Walentynowicz, the spark that led to Solidarity
It was the firing of Anna Walentynowicz in 1980 that sparked the strike in Gdańsk, which resulted in the signing of the Gdańsk Agreements and which changed the fate of Poland forever. Out of the Gdańsk Agreement the ten-million strong independent trade union "Solidarność" was born.
Arctowski station design in the finals of WAF World Building of the Year
Several projects from Poland, including the design of the new building of the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station and the new building of the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, are in the finals of the WAF World Building of the Year competition.
I want to ride my bicycle… in Poland
Each year, Poland expands its bicycle route network. Thanks to these routes you can get on your bicycle even today and explore the country’s most beautiful regions and learn about their history. Poland is also part of the European cycle routes, the EuroVelo, which are financed from the EU budget. Ready for a Tour de Pologne?
Every year, at 5 p.m. on August 1st, to mark the anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, alarm sirens are heard on the streets of Warsaw. The city comes to a halt. In holding a minute of silence, Warsaw residents pay tribute to the fallen insurgents and those who survived.
Koziolek Matolek Capitol of European Cartoons
Nowadays, Pacanow is where they don’t shoe goats any longer but, thanks to Poland’s most famous billy goat, where children can play and learn! It was the ultimate destination for the travels of Matołek the Billy-Goat, who finally made it to Pacanow and discovered a Fairytale Land here, a magic place where you can meet the Little Prince, see the pea that meant a sleepless night, and set off on a journey by train which… flies into space!
Warsaw, like a Phoenix
“I have seen many towns destroyed, but nowhere have I been faced with such destruction.” – General Dwight Eisenhower said after his visit in the capital of Poland after the end of Second World War. The city was totally destroyed by Germans in retaliation after the Warsaw Rising. The biggest freedom surge in the history of World War II broke out 75 years ago.
Podkarpackie/ Bieszczady Mountains are home to a growing number of European bison
551 European bison live in the Bieszczady Mountains according to this year`s inventory. At the end of last year, there were nearly 500 individuals, the spokesman of the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Krosno, Edward Marszałek told.