Warsaw News

The Wishing Bike Cafe

Jun 9th, 2013

  Do you remember the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a wishing-table, which covered itself with delicious food on request? Imagine you could similarly enjoy delicious, aromatic and fresh coffee in the park or at the bus stop,...

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'44 Uprising Coming Alive

Apr 15th, 2013

A story of a young boy, Strefan who, after losing his father in the occupied Warsaw, decides to follow his heart and join the outbreaking uprising will be spiced up with techno and dubstep music. Also, as befits a production aiming for the young...

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Walk the Streets of Pre-WW II Warsaw in 3D

Mar 18th, 2013

Warsaw, an unique city, very sorely experienced by history, has paid a very high price for being the centre of important and dramatic events of WW II - it nearly ceased to exist as a result of bombings and burning conducted by the Nazis in 1944. The...

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The Garden of The Righteous to Be Established in Warsaw?

Feb 14th, 2013

The garden would be a place of commemoration of various life-saving acts, similar to the one currently found in Milan, Italy. The advocate of this concept is the first Prime Minister of post-communist Poland, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, now the President of...

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Pedophile PR Attempt Prosecuted

Jan 20th, 2013

A 30 sq m pub at Nowy Swiat St, in the center of Warsaw, was to be named after Josef Fritzl, an Austrian pedophile who had been holding his daughter a sex slave for 24 years, and was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. Lessee of the...

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A Big Weekend For Toro

Sep 9th, 2012

Toro celebrates its 7th birthday over 3 days from Friday 9th Sept to Sunday 11th Sept. There will be special artists, special offers for spirits and a performance of the Drag Queen Daruma. On Monday 12th September they will be celebrating the...

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Olympics Continue as Poland Sweeps Double Gold

Aug 10th, 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics, currently underway in London, England, have been a relative success for Poland, which is currently in 28th place in the Olympics medal table. Thats just one position behind Brazil and one above Croatia. With just a...

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US Presidential Hopeful Wraps up Europe Tour in Warsaw

Aug 5th, 2012

In preparation for the US elections taking place later this year, the Republican candidate set to run against current President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, spent several days in the UK, Israel, and Poland. In Poland, Romney first travelled to...

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Modlin Airport Prepares for First Flights

Jul 11th, 2012

Warsaw will soon begin to host air traffic at its newest airport - Modlin, located 40km north-west of the city. Originally a military airfield dating back to 1937, the airport has been renovated to accommodate budget airlines looking to serve...

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Jewish History Museum to Open Late 2013

Jun 24th, 2012

Warsaw's much anticipated Museum of the History of Polish Jews, currently under construction, will most likely open on 20 October 2013. The building, which was designed by Finnish architect Rainer Mahlemaeki, is located in a large square in the...

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Host Countries’ Hopes Dashed at Euro

Jun 20th, 2012

The national teams of both host countries of the UEFA Euro 2012 have failed to progress from the Group stage of the championship. Poland faced defeat in Wroclaws Municipal Stadium, as the Czech Republic took the lead with Petr Jirček scoring...

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Euro Kicks off in Warsaw

Jun 10th, 2012

Warsaw is buzzing following the gripping opening match between the Polish and Greek national teams, which took place in the city's National Stadium. The game closed with a 1-1 draw, and both teams were reduced to 10 men by the end of the match. On...

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National Teams Open Training Sessions to the Public

Jun 4th, 2012

With thirteen of the sixteen teams set to compete in the UEFA Euro 2012 championship staying in cities and towns across Poland, there are plenty of open training sessions for the Polish public to enjoy. Three teams will be staying in and around...

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Chopin Airport Rail Link Ready for Euro

May 22nd, 2012

A rail link connecting Warsaw's Chopin Airport with the city centre has been completed and will officially open on schedule on 1 June 2012. This lands just one week before the first kick off as part of the UEFA Euro 2012 championship. Warsaw will be...

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Euro 2012 Anthem Chosen

May 15th, 2012

The official anthem for the Euro 2012 championship, taking place this summer across Poland and Ukraine, has been chosen by the public via TVP public television and the Radio Zet radio station. The honour was awarded to a song entitled "Koko Euro...

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National Museum Prepares for Re-Opening

Apr 27th, 2012

Warsaw's National Museum, the country's premier art destination, is preparing to open its doors after a year of extensive renovations. The museum has updated its entire look as well as its approach to displaying artworks in an attempt to attract a...

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Warsaw Producer Wins Beyonce Remix Contest

Apr 23rd, 2012

Warsaw native Radzimir Debski, who produces under the name of Jimek and is currently based in Los Angeles, has won a competition to release an official remix of Beyonce's "End Of Time". The remix was selected from amongst 3000 submissions on...

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Blanket of Warsaw-Born Titanic Survivor Auctioned

Apr 13th, 2012

An auction in England has sold the blanket used by Warsaw-born Bert Pickard (formerly Bert Trembisky) on a lifeboat to escape the sinking Titanic. Then 32-years old, the Polish-Jewish immigrant was on his way to San Francisco via New York in the...

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Warsaw Marks 2 Years Since Smolensk Disaster

Apr 11th, 2012

Poland has marked the two-year anniversary of a plane crash which killed President Lech Kacznysnki, the first lady Maria, and 94 other government officials and dignitaries. The 2010 disaster happened in Smolensk, Russia, when Polish...

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Orange Festival Details Announced

Mar 27th, 2012

Further details of the fifth edition of the Orange Warsaw Festival have been announced, setting the dates of the music festival to 9 and 10 June 2012. As the citys largest outdoor summer music festival, Orange has been inviting international rock...

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Jewish Museum Reconstructs Synagogue Roof

Mar 13th, 2012

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is currently under construction in the Warsaw district of Muranow, is working on the reconstruction of a synagogue roof. The roof will be based on a 17th-century wooden synagogue which once stood in...

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QR Codes Promote Warsaw History

Mar 9th, 2012

A series of large format QR codes can now be found across Warsaw, in promotion of the Warsaw Rising museum's Miasto Ruin film. These posters have been set up in over 40 locations throughout the city, each linking the user to a page with information...

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Warsaw Stadium Set for Opening Match

Feb 22nd, 2012

While construction at Warsaw's brand new stadium has been completed for a while now, several set backs have postponed an official opening match from taking place. Problems with the communications system cancelled a Super Cup match between rival...

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Polish Film Gets Oscar Nomination

Feb 11th, 2012

Polish film "In Darkness" (W Ciemnosci) has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in this year's edition of the Academy Awards. The film was directed by Agnieszka Holland, the acclaimed filmmaker who has received Oscar nominations in the...

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Warsaw's National Stadium Opens

Jan 31st, 2012

Warsaw's brand new National Stadium, located on the right back on of the Vistula river, has celebrated its official opening. A free concert featuring Poland's top pop and rock acts marked the occasion, drawing over 40 000 people to the stadium. A...

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Warsaw Protests ACTA Agreement

Jan 27th, 2012

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Warsaw this week, in protest against the international copyright agreement ACTA, already signed by the many countries including the United States. The protesters claim that the government would be limiting...

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Free Skating Rink Now Open

Jan 23rd, 2012

After a slow start to winter, the weather has finally begun to cooperate for lovers of winter sports. There's one sport in particular that's easy to enjoy in Warsaw - ice skating. The most popular skating rink in Warsaw is now open on the...

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New Kosmos Kosmos Club Opens in Warsaw

Jan 16th, 2012

Shooting Warsaw's nightlife into outer space is newly opened cafe-club Kosmos Kosmos on fashionable Koszykowa street in the city centre. The multi-room cellar space serves as a bar, club, live music venue, restaurant, and even boasts a separate...

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Poland Raises Millions For Charity

Jan 10th, 2012

Poland's biggest fundraiser, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP), managed to raise an incredible 9 million PLN (approximately 2 million euro) in its 20th edition this year. Tens of thousands of volunteers raised money across the...

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Warsaw Preps for New Years Celebrations

Dec 29th, 2011

Warsaw is currently prepping the area of Plac Konstytucji for the biggest New Year's Eve party in the country. This annual public celebration draws thousands of revelers keen to witness the musical spectacle on the specially built stage on the...

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Coldplay Confirm Warsaw Concert

Dec 19th, 2011

It seems that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers' stop in Warsaw won't be the only big-name concert to look forward to in 2012. British rock band and international superstars Coldplay have announced that they will play in Poland's capital as part of their...

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Poland Marks 30th Anniversary of Martial Law

Dec 13th, 2011

Thirty years ago, on the morning of 13 December 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski announced the beginning of what became nearly two years of martial law rule in Poland. Threatened by the growing Solidarity movement, with such leaders as Lech...

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers Announce Warsaw Stop

Nov 30th, 2011

One of the biggest international rock acts, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers will perform in Warsaw this summer as part of the newly announced IMPACT Festival. The festival will take place at Warsaw's Bemowo airport. Since their debut in 80s, the...

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Christmas Illuminations in December

Nov 18th, 2011

The city will be covered in thousands of twinkling lights for the winter season starting 1 December. Two days later on December 3, the 27-metre-high Christmas tree on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) will be illuminated with a special ceremony...

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Copernicus Centre Marks First Anniversary

Nov 15th, 2011

Warsaw's Copernicus Science Centre has celebrated its first birthday, with over a million guests visiting the museum since its opening in autumn 2010. This adds up to roughly 4000 visitors a day - much higher than what the institution had expected....

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Independence Day, Celebrations and Protests

Nov 13th, 2011

Every November 11, Poland celebrates its 1918 independence (after 123 years of partition between Russia, Prussia, and Austria) in the annual Independence Day celebrations. Parades and marches in historic military uniform take place in towns and...

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Dramatic Landing at Warsaw's Airport

Nov 3rd, 2011

The emergency landing of a Boeing 767 at Warsaw's Chopin airport has made headlines around the world, after the pilot of the aircraft successfully landed the plane without the use of landing gear. After taking into account the mechanical failure...

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First Gap Store Opens in Poland

Oct 28th, 2011

American fashion brand The Gap has opened its first store in Poland at Arkadia shopping centre in Warsaw this month. The move is part of a continued push for the company in central and eastern European markets, with Warsaw as one of the first test...

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Polish Film Victorious at Warsaw Film Festival

Oct 19th, 2011

Polish film Roza (Rose), directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, has been awarded the main prize of the Warsaw Grand Prix at the closing ceremony of the 27th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival. The WFF saw nearly 400 film screenings over its 10-day...

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Parliamentary Elections Wrap Up

Oct 11th, 2011

Poland has voted in its parliamentary elections, re-electing the centre-right Civic Platform (PO) party into power - the first time a party won elections twice in a row since the fall of communism. Led by Donald Tusk, the PO gained 39 percent...

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High-Speed Rail for Poland

Oct 6th, 2011

Poland is preparing its infrastructure to take on several high-speed rail lines in the upcoming years. New rail lines will have to be laid to accommodate the high-speed trains, which will be able to reach speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour....

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History of Polish Jews Museum to Open in 2013

Sep 21st, 2011

The construction of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is approximately 50 per cent finished, with a projected opening date now set to April 19 2013. The opening will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Jewish uprising against the Nazis...

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Bus, Tram, Metro Ticket Price Rises

Sep 8th, 2011

The city of Warsaw has recently raised the prices of public transportation tickets, from single fares to long-term passes. Ticket prices have been raised by as much as 30 per cent in some cases, causing much protest from its every day users. A...

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Sketch Launches After Work Thursdays

Sep 3rd, 2011

Sketch - the trendy bar on ul.Foksal 19 - is launching its After Work Thursdays on the 8th September. Expats, professionals and students from all over Warsaw are encouraged to go along and enjoy the music of DJ Bumi Phillips and taste the free...

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Green Light for Chmielna Tower

Aug 31st, 2011

Plans for the construction of Chmielna Tower in central Warsaw have been given a green light to reach its projected height of nearly 300 metres. The tallest building in Poland is currently Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science, which stands at 231...

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Krasinski Gardens to Undergo Renovations

Aug 19th, 2011

As Poland's greenest city, Warsaw has plenty of green space, and several stunning parks and gardens. A central city favourite is Krasinksi Gardens, located in the district of Muranow and dating back to 1676. The gardens surround the baroque Krasisnki...

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U Madziara - Hungarian Restaurant Opens On Chlodna

Aug 16th, 2011

U Madziara has recently opened on ul. Chlodna and offers excellent Hungarian food at very affordable prices, the main courses start at just 14 zl and before 4pm there is a 10% discount. Chef and owner Gabor Szekeres was a finalist in the Chef Of...

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New Hungarian Restaurant At Chlodna

Aug 16th, 2011

U Madziara has recently opened on ul. Chlodna and offers excellent Hungarian food at very affordable prices, the main courses start at just 14 zl and before 4pm there is a 10% discount. Chef and owner Gabor Szekeres was a finalist in the Chef Of...

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Meteor Spotting in Warsaw

Aug 11th, 2011

This weekend marks the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will cover the Earth's night skies with up to one hundred meteor streaks per hour. Warsaw's Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik in Polish) has organized a viewing...

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British Restaurant Opens In Warsaw

Aug 6th, 2011

Kogel Mogel is a new restaurant that serves the best quality English dishes you will probably find in Warsaw. Officially they describe themselves as International Cuisine with a British Style. Their English Breakfast is really first class, with...

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Warsaw Heritage Added to UNESCO List

Aug 1st, 2011

The Archive of Warsaw Reconstruction Office has been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World register along with 44 other new documents and collection raising the total items in the register to 238. The collection of the Warsaw Reconstruction...

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67 Years since the Warsaw Uprising

Jul 29th, 2011

August 1st marks the 67th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a two-month long battle in 1944 when the Polish resistance Home Army attempted to free Warsaw from Nazi forces. This incredible story of bravery and defiance has special meaning for...

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Plans for Poland's Largest Theme Park

Jul 27th, 2011

Visitors to Warsaw may soon get the chance to spend a day in the region's largest theme park, as plans begin to take form for the construction of such a site 40km south-west of the capital. The creation of Adventure World Warsaw has been made...

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Moon Hostel Opens In Warsaw.

Jul 21st, 2011

Moon Hostels, who already have hostels in Krakow and Wroclaw, have now opened a brand new hostel in the centre of Warsaw. The hostel is located in a fantastic looking building at ul. Foksal 16. The new hostel makes available 26 newly fitted out...

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1500 Nights at 1500m2 Club

Jul 20th, 2011

Arguably Warsaw (if not Poland's) top nightclub, 1500m2 in the Powisle district, is hosting daily parties on its patio throughout the summer. Called "1500 Nocy" (1500 Nights), the event cycles through a group of local DJs while simultaneously...

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Veturilo To Open Bicycle Rentals

Jul 19th, 2011

Warsaw will soon be home to a city-wide network of bicycle rentals courtesy of the Veturilo company. This handy service will provide 57 self-service pick-up and drop-off points throughout the areas of Srodmiescie, Ursynow, Wilanow, as well as...

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Warsaw to Build World's Narrowest House

Jul 6th, 2011

Warsaw will soon be home to the world's narrowest house, as the city prepares to fund the building of a home just 152 centimetres across. Wedged between two blocks of flats in the city's Wola district (near Zelazna and Chlodna streets), this...

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19th-Century Fort Revitalized with Street Art

Jul 4th, 2011

Warsaw's officials are taking creative measures to avoid losing precious historic sites, that due to lack of financial backing have been in decline in past years. Fort Bema is part of a sprawling green space in Warsaw's Bemowo district, and is one of...

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Warsaw Inaugurates Poland’s EU Presidency

Jun 30th, 2011

Polands six-month presidency of the European Union starts 1 July 2011, and to mark the occasion, Warsaw is throwing a huge party to showcase its cultural chops. The capital citys central square - Plac Defilad - home to the iconic Palace of...

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Tired Fountain to Designer UFO

Jun 20th, 2011

The folks who brought us last summer's wildly popular club 5-10-15 have begun the construction of a new project on Plac Na Rozdrozu called Unexpected Fountain Occupation, or UFO. The square, just off of Aleje Ujazdowskie, near the Lazienki royal...

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Board Game Invites Players to Track Powisle District

Jun 7th, 2011

An innovative new board game has been developed by the people at Solec, a board-game loving bar and restaurant within the Powisle district (tucked between the downtown core and the Vistula river). Sledz Powisle, or Track Powisle, invites players to...

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Warsaw's Beach Bars Open

May 30th, 2011

Warsaw's locals love to make the most of the natural surroundings in the city, and now with the summer season upon us, the city's beach bars have also opened for business. Admittedly Warsaw is not exactly a seaside paradise. But the sand we do...

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Tourist Routes Launch in Warsaw

May 23rd, 2011

Warsaw's public transport committee ZTM has launched its annual summertime tourist routes, allowing for cheap and convenient sightseeing in Warsaw's most picturesque corners. Summer is the only time the ZTM service extends to the Vistula river,...

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A new bar (Resort) and a relocated cafe (Mesita)...

May 23rd, 2011

Resort is a new bar/cafe that has opened on Bielanska 1. It promotes recycling and has a bar made from old books, sofas made from old baths, chairs made from shopping trolleys and other chairs made from card board tubes that are strapped together to...

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Warsaw's Only Organic Food Market

May 22nd, 2011

Organic food is becoming more popular in Poland, and every Saturday from 8am until 5pm Warsaw's only Organic Market is open for business on ul. Zelazna 51/53, just where the teatr is located. There is a whole range of certified organic produce on...

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Obama Comes To Warsaw

May 20th, 2011

American President Barack Obama will be visiting Warsaw towards the end of next week for a couple of days - staying at the Marriott Hotel in the process. During his visit to Europe he'll also be visiting Ireland, the UK, Germany, France and Italy....

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A Taste Of Scandinavia In Warsaw

May 20th, 2011

There is a new cafe at Pl. Bankowy 4 that is bringing a taste of Sweden - and Scandinavia to Warsaw. Aleksandra and Roman Orzel spent several years living in Stockholm and when they returned to Warsaw they felt that they could open a cafe that gave...

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Multimedia Fountain Park Opens

May 11th, 2011

A brand new attraction has opened in Warsaw in the Podzamcze (Beneath the Castle) district - a huge multimedia fountain. The fountain's park opened at a dramatic ceremony with dancers, lights, lasers, projected images, fireworks, and of course -...

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Warsaw Celebrates Beatification

Apr 30th, 2011

Several special events are taking place across Warsaw on Sunday marking the beatification of Polish former pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI will lead ceremonies in the Vatican during a mass on Sunday morning, and many Poles have traveled to...

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Free Wi-Fi Expands Across Warsaw

Apr 27th, 2011

The city of Warsaw continues to expand its network of free wifi hotspot across the city, with coverage in several new locations starting by the beginning of June. Currently, Warsaw's free wifi internet is available to use in much of the centre,...

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Poland Marks Smolensk Anniversary

Apr 11th, 2011

One year has passed since the plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 passengers including the Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria. Ceremonies began at 8:41am (the exact time of the crash) on Sunday 10 April, as sirens...

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Guardian Weighs in on Warsaw Krakow Rivalry

Apr 9th, 2011

The UK's Guardian newspaper has joined in a classic Polish debate - which city is a better choice for tourists? Warsaw or Krakow? Read the article at the Guardian's website and decide for yourself! Below, our own editor Dana Dramowicz begins to argue...

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National Stadium Delayed

Mar 31st, 2011

The construction of the National Stadium, which was expected to open in June of this year, has been delayed several months. With much of the stadium already completed, the construction is expected to drag on until the end of 2011. However, an...

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Kaczmarek to Commissioned for Warsaw Rising Anniversary

Mar 23rd, 2011

One of the top destinations for history buffs in Warsaw is the modern, interactive Warsaw Rising Museum. This August, the museum will mark the 67th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising which began on 1 August 1944. The Polish resistance fought for two...

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Spanish Restaurant Best of 2010

Mar 10th, 2011

It may already be March but it's never too late to take stock of what contributions last year gave the city of Warsaw, including its culinary scene which continues to flourish. Warsaw's daily Gazeta awarded its annual Knajpa Roku (Restaurant of the...

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Coke Bins Bring Relief from Cold Snap

Feb 25th, 2011

Those who've spent a while outdoors in the last few weeks, have likely spotted at least a few smoking cast iron bins dotted around the city. No, they're not garbage bins on fire. These unusual metal bins have been set up by the city of Warsaw and...

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Valentine's Day in Warsaw

Feb 14th, 2011

Warsaw is no longer immune to the western holiday of Valentine's Day, a relatively new addition to the calendar here in Poland. And while flowers are still more popular on Women's Day in March, plenty of loved-up couples celebrate Valentine's Day...

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Cello Competition in Warsaw

Feb 6th, 2011

The Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition has begun in Warsaw with sixty-six participants in the running. Hailing from twenty-one different countries, the young competitors (under 24 years of age) have gathered in Warsaw for three...

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Warsaw Jazz Club Recognized

Jan 26th, 2011

American jazz magazine DownBeat has named Warsaws prestigious Tygmont club in their list of 150 best jazz clubs in the world published in their 2011 February issue. The article is an international listing of the best places to see and hear live...

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500 Days to Euro 2012 in Warsaw

Jan 24th, 2011

Only 500 days remain until the kick off of the Euro 2012 football championship which will kick off in Warsaw on 8 June 2012 and continue on in cities across Poland and Ukraine. Massive investments, funded by sources as local as the city and as...

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Fashion Pops Up in Warsaw

Jan 20th, 2011

An unusual new structure has popped up on Bracka street in central Warsaw - a sort of mysterious black cube. Those brave enough to venture inside will be joined by Warsaw's fashion elite who are here shopping for threads at Warsaw's newest and most...

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Great Orchestra Raises 37 Million Zloty

Jan 10th, 2011

Since it first began in 1992, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has grown into what is, by far, Polands biggest single charity event. Characterized by the red heart stickers handed out to contributors (and worn on clothes similarly to red...

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Poland's Highest Distinction for Poet Szymborska

Dec 29th, 2010

The Presidential Chancellery in Warsaw has announced that celebrated Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska has been awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest distinction. Past recipients include Polish individuals such as Pope John Paul II or...

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Metro Expands Artistic Ambitions

Dec 17th, 2010

Warsaw's metro system has always tried to incorporate a little art and culture into our daily commute, such as with the annual Poetry in the Metro festival. The metro station of Marymont is a particularly well-known spot for urban art, as it is also...

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In Honour of Marie Curie

Dec 5th, 2010

Marie Curie, born Maria Sklodowska, is set to be honoured in Poland next year as parliament adopted a resolution to name 2011 the year of Marie Curie. Along with a scientific conference, a special tourist route will be created in Warsaw allowing...

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The Great Christmas Illumination

Dec 2nd, 2010

Central Warsaw will transform into a winter wonderland this weekend with the "Great Illumination". Every year, downtown Warsaw, particularly the Old Town, Krakowksie Przedmiescie and Nowy Swiat streets, are decorated with bright white decorations for...

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Warsaw Re-Elects Gronkiewicz-Waltz

Nov 29th, 2010

Poland headed to the polls last week in a nationwide election for local government, which saw the re-election of Warsaw's mayoral incumbent Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. A member of the Civic Platform (PO) party, Gronkiewicz-Waltz has been mayor, or...

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Poland's First Science Centre Opens

Nov 6th, 2010

Visitors to Warsaw this year have been continuously greeted with exciting new additions such as the newly renovated Chopin Museum, and now, the Copernicus Science Center. Located on the left bank of the Vistula, the Science Center, unlike a...

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Skip Traffic by Cycling Warsaw

Oct 31st, 2010

Warsaw's traffic jams have long been a source of frustration for many of its residents who commute to work from its outer lying districts and suburbs. Recently, the "Life without Traffic Jams" initiative conducted an experiment proving that the...

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New York Philharmonic Visits Warsaw

Oct 28th, 2010

One of the worlds most prestigious symphonic orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, will be stopping in Warsaw for two performances this month. The Philharmonic, which is currently on a tour of Europe, will perform in the National Philharmonic...

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Road Tragedy in Central Poland

Oct 13th, 2010

Eighteen people were killed in a head-on collision in heavy fog approximately 80km south of Warsaw near the town of Nowe Misato nad Pilica on Tuesday morning. The six-seat Volkswagen Transporter van was carrying 18 seasonal workers as it crashed...

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Tadeusz Slobodzianek wins Book of the Year

Oct 4th, 2010

The annual Nike award, which recognizes the best Polish literary achievement of the previous year, has been awarded to Warsaw resident Tadeusz Slobodzianek for his play Nasza Klasa (Our Class). The drama follows the lives of a group of children...

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A Festival Across Cultures

Sep 23rd, 2010

One of Warsaw's cultural highlights, the Cross-Culture Festival, begins this month on the 26th and will continue until 2 October. The goal of the festival is to introduce Varsovians to a wide variety of world cultures through music, and since 2005...

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An Autumn of Jazz in Krakow

Sep 15th, 2010

As much as we love Warsaw, we won't lie - an escape to the medieval city of Krakow is something we relish. And what better reason to head south than the royal city's legendary Jazz Autumn, a two-month long festival of jazz exploration. The...

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Poetry in the Metro

Sep 14th, 2010

The third edition of the Poetry in the Metro ("Wiersze w Metrze") festival has kicked off in Warsaw's underground. The event will fill the metro's trains and stations with poems - specifically contemporary European works, following a theme of the...

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Airport's Planned Closures Begin

Sep 3rd, 2010

As we reported in January of this year, Warsaw Chopin Airport planned several closures for the month of September. The airport's runways are set to be repaired with new concrete poured at their X intersection. The closures will go ahead as...

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Wooden Cross Continues to Cause Controversy

Aug 25th, 2010

Over the last few weeks, one particularly contentious story has been making headlines in Warsaw and across the country. The tale is that of the wooden cross on Krakowskie Przedmiescie street in the centre of town. While the country was in mourning...

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Better Connected in Warsaw

Aug 16th, 2010

The city of Warsaw is extending its efforts to better connect the residents of the city in a number of ways - both physically and virtually. Work has begun on Warsaw's second metro line, scheduled to be completed in time for the Euro 2012 football...

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Polish Athletes Return from Barcelona

Aug 2nd, 2010

The Polish athletic team has returned from Barcelona, nine medals in tow, where they had been competing at the European Athletic Championships from 27 July to 1 August. The event brings together all European nations to compete in between Olympics,...

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66 Years Since the Warsaw Uprising

Jul 30th, 2010

This weekend Warsaw will mark 66 years since its fated uprising against German occupiers from 1 August until 2 October 1944 when Polish resistance forces surrendered. About 16 000 were killed on both sides of the bitter fighting, in addition to...

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