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.
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.
Poznan women's route. A walk guide (Walking time: less than an hour)
It has been a century since Polish women won the right to vote. To mark this occasion, we encourage you to visit Polish cities and follow in the footsteps of Polish suffragettes and social activists. This time we invite you to visit Poznan, the capital of Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region. In the 19th century this city was marginalized by the Prussian authorities, but its inhabitants strove to maintain its position. Polish women, who combined the fight for women’s rights with the fight for the national cause, played a major role in this struggle.
Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region
At the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Poland's Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
June 1976 and the Workers’ Defence Committee
On June 25, 1976, some 80,000 people in Poland took to the streets in protest against food price hikes. Demonstrations in Radom, Płock and Ursus turned into clashes with police forces, which led to arrests, detentions and dismissals. In response to these measures, the Workers’ Defence Committee (KOR) emerged to help the repressed workers and their families. The Committee operated until 1981, when its tasks were taken over by the trade union Solidarność.
Food trucks in Poland
The fad for street food has been in full bloom in Poland. Food trucks in particular enjoy massive popularity – these restaurants on wheels serve dishes from all over the world. How did this phenomenon come to be and is it really new? How is the mobile gastronomy developing in Poland? And, first and foremost – where to look for street delicacies?
Your Summer Destination: Poland
Poland is like its weather. Definitely, it is it is rarely boring. Especially in summer. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the warm weather months in Poland!
Konstanty Rokicki, Polish diplomat and Holocaust rescuer
In the midst of World War II, Konstanty Rokicki, who worked at the Polish Embassy in Bern as vice-consul, produced several thousand of false Latin American passports which saved lives of “many hundreds” of Jews. In 2019, Rokicki was named Righteous Among the Nations.