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Centrum Warszawa Wilenska

Centrum Warszawa Wilenska (Targowa 72, Warsaw) — located towards the outskirts of Warsaw, this mall has around 100 retailers, as well as restaurants and other amenities (such as Carrefour supermarket) under one roof.

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Wolf’s Lair

Wolf’s Lair (Gierłoż, 11-400 Ketrzyn) — located 3 1/2 hours north of Warsaw, various travel outfits provide tours of this unique World War II-era site:  “Wolf’s Lair” (a.k.a. “wolfschanze” — the former headquarters of Nazi invader Adolf Hitler).  This was a hidden city consisting of nearby 200 buildings, including shelters, barracks, two airports, a power […]

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Wianki nad Wisłą Festival

Wianki nad Wisłą Festival (Wreaths on the Vistula)(Warsaw) — this is a family picnic inspired by the Slavic tradition of celebrating the Kupala Night (Midsummer night), during which in the times of yore, among joyful celebrations, dances and divination, the girls were floating wreaths of flowers with lit candles on the rivers (“wianki” literally means […]

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Water Tram

Water Tram (Warsaw) — a cruise on the Vistula from the Old Town to the Czerniakowski headland is available from the beginning of May to the end of June at the weekend and everyday during July and August. It lasts 2 hours and has 3 stops – below the Castle at the River Cafe, by […]

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Warsaw’s multicultural street party

Warsaw Multicultural Street Party (Chmielna St., Nowy Swiat, Krakowskie Przedmiescie) —  held every August, this Parade ‘The Whole World in Warsaw’, passes across Warsaw’s main streets during the summer. Representatives of various cultures present in Warsaw participate in the Parade. This event is organized by people and organizations represented by ethnic minorities that live in […]

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Warsaw Marathon

Warsaw Marathon — held annually in late September, this is one of the best marathon runs in Europe. Optimal weather, flat and fast course, lots of spectators on the streets of Warsaw and finish line on The National Stadium, one of the most modern sport arenas in Europe, it all attracts not hundreds but thousands […]

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Warsaw International Film Festival

Warsaw International Film Festival — originally a film student-driven event going back to its origins in 1985, this is now a major film festival held every October in Warsaw, which is used to showcase recently-made Polish and international films (including those made in nearby Eastern European countries like Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Serbia).  See […]

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Vistula River Beaches

Vistula River Beaches – unlike other major European cities, Warsaw has natural river banks, along with three beaches (one by the Warsaw Zoo, another near the Poniatowskiego Bridge, and a third near the Lazienkowski Bridge. They are accompanied by common grill areas and sporting equipment rental. Everyone can come to chill & grill by the […]

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Teatr Polski / Teatro polaco

Teatr Polski / Polish Theatre (Street Karasia 2, Warsaw) — this 700-seat theatre has an extensive repertoire — from Nijinsky to Shakespeare and other productions.  Fans of such works can check out its website for upcoming performances:    www.teatrpolski.waw.pl

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Sobienie Krolewskie Golf & Country Club

Sobienie Krolewskie Golf & Country Club (Sobienie Szlacheckie 6, Sobienie-Jeziory) — this 18-hole golf course at Sobienie Krolewskie was designed by English architects. According to the designers it is to be a great place to play, designed for golfers at any level. A three-hole golf academy & driving range was opened in September 2009.  A […]