Street Art: The Lost World Of Fort Bema
The Insider enters the unknown to discover a secretive world of long lost street art… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT As art initiatives go, it was wild and weird and crazier than most. An attempt to “reconcile the independence, spontaneity and anarchy of street art with... Read more
Warsaw’s Great Synagogue Returns
Seventy-six years after it was first demolished by the Nazis, Warsaw’s Great Synagogue has risen anew – only this time, in miniature form. Unveiled in early August, the 1:25 scale model is the latest addition to the stunning Park Miniatur, and quite possibly the feather in its cap. With... 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
Lit Up For Xmas

Lit Up For Xmas

Insider News 11 December 2018 0

And they’re on! This weekend marked the magic moment that the streets of Warsaw turned sparkly for Christmas, with approximately 4.5 million energy efficient, eco-friendly LED bulbs illuminating the town, along with 1,300 decorative elements that include light curtains, overhangs, icicles and free-standing decorations. Costing the city zł. 6.5... Read more
Beer Festival Cheat Sheet!
Survive the toughest three days your liver stands to face with these inside tips from the Warsaw Beer Festival’s co-founder, Paweł Leszczyński… Thursday That’s beer geek day! It’s for those that are ready to take time off work to be the first to try the new beers. With everyone... Read more
Singer Festival

Singer Festival

Insider News 30 August 2018 0

From modest beginnings in 2004, Warsaw’s annual Singer festival has established itself as one of Europe’s best-known festivals of Jewish culture. Expected to attract over 40,000 people, in excess of 200 events have been planned over a nine-day period, including screenings, guided walks, discussions, cookery workshops, literary meetings and... Read more
Travel: The Lake Escape
A watery staycation doesn’t have to mean following the herd to the Baltic. This summer, chill down and dip in at one of Poland’s lake retreats… Glendoria You’ve heard of glamping, right? Fusing the raw experience of camping with glam creature comforts, it’s an accessible way for city slickers... 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
Wisła By Day

Wisła By Day

Features 17 July 2018 0

Across Europe, the world even, cities are reclaiming their rivers, thrusting them to the fore to act as their calling card and sign-off. Slow off the blocks, Warsaw too has joined the fray. But where once you would have had the impression of a city playing catch-up, today the... Read more
Travel: Kraków

Travel: Kraków

Features 10 July 2018 0

Poland’s biggest tourist trap? Certainly! But there’s a reason Kraków’s cobbled streets sink each summer under the collective weight of the visiting planet. A city of bewitching beauty and intriguing history, few places on earth possess the same magic potion that makes Kraków so special… BY ALEX WEBBER |... Read more