Gdynia-Tel Aviv: POLIN’s Stunning Exhibition
Three-thousand miles apart, yet bonded by several underlying similarities, a new exhibition at the POLIN museum seeks to explore the entwining commonalities between Gdynia and Tel Aviv. Rippling blue seas, pristine white buildings, stretching sands and clear, sunny skies. This is the Gdynia and Tel Aviv that the exhibition... Read more
Rolling In The Deep (End)
Work on one of the deepest swimming pools in the world is well underway in Mszczonów, a town set 50 kilometers south-west of Warsaw. Scheduled for completion this coming autumn, Deep Spot is set to reach depths of 45 meters, making it the deepest swimming pool in Europe. Containing 8,000... Read more
Time For Picasso!

Time For Picasso!

Insider News 24 February 2019 0

Drawing 18,000 people over its initial 12-day run, the astounding success of the National Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition has persuaded directors to extend the display’s lifespan by a further week. Now wrapping up on March 3rd, the exhibition presents 30 ceramics and prints that had hitherto been kept locked... Read more
Glow All The Way

Glow All The Way

Features 12 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s love of neon shows no sign of abating with three more landmark signs added within months of each other… CeDeT Designed and produced in East Germany as ‘an expression of gratitude’ after the Germans were given use of the first floor to sell their consumer goods, the original... Read more
Museums Set For Revamp
Two of Warsaw’s biggest attractions are set to be revamped after announcing plans for tweaks and improvements. In the case of the capital’s Rising Museum, a new entrance and temporary exhibition space will be added by Nizio Design, the Praga-based firm credited with the museum’s original design. Even more... Read more
Travel: Jaczno

Travel: Jaczno

Features 27 November 2018 0

Getting There Jaczno sits approximately 315 kilometers south east of Warsaw, with drive time taking a little less than 4 hours. Reaching it without your own ride is a challenge but not impossible. The nearest town of note is Suwałki: a couple of trains make the journey daily in... Read more
Travel: Osowa Sień

Travel: Osowa Sień

Features 5 November 2018 0

Resonating with positive energy, Pałac Osowa Sień promises a break to remember… BY ALEX WEBBER / PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Bats, ghosts and a cobwebbed dungeon: my standard expectations of a castle hotel. Osowa Sień has none of these, and the closest I come to a fright is hearing... Read more
Museum of Warsaw: Revisited
Baffling, contradictory but also compelling, the Insider explores the new additions to the acclaimed Museum of Warsaw… BY STUART DOWELL | PHOTOS BY KEVIN DEMARIA The watercolor hawkers on the market square have been selling picturesque scenes of Old Town for years. In the future though, a typical scene... Read more
Art Of The Matter: Łazienki
More than just the green lungs of Warsaw, Łazienki is a treasure trove of fine art and sculpture from days of old… BY STUART DOWELL If often feels like Warsaw is a city with chip on its shoulder, always apologising for itself. Like a former stage queen drowning her... Read more
Warsaw Uprising: 1944
Transformed, in the words of historian Norman Davies, into a “lawless laboratory of Nazi racial ideology,” wartime Poland was a dark place to be – but Warsaw darker still. Viewed as a melting pot of decadence, a hotbed of dissent, a cradle of European Jewry and a symbol of... Read more