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The first capital of Poland
Gniezno is connected with the legend that explains the beginnings of Poland. Its name, deriving most probably from the Polish word ‘nest’, is associated with the white eagle that composes the emblem of the country. Gniezno was the seat of first Polish rulers.
The Decalogue - a film review
Krzysztof Kieslowski is one of the most acclaimed Polish directors. It was the Decalogue – series of films corresponding with the Ten Commandments – that brought him international success and recognition.
The Debt, a film review
The movie shows a real story of two young men who became victims of psychological tormenting. Their dreams of opening their own company, and attempts to gather funds, led to the situation in which they feared for their own lives.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
The movie is based on history of Irena Sendler, a courageous woman who saved 2500 of Jewish kids. It is surely worth watching, although some parts of it might bring disappointment. For sure the film is a great lesson of history and human will and courage.
The biggest tragedy of post war Poland
Thed day of 10th of April 2010 will be for sure one of the most tragic days in Polish history. The presidential plane crashed in Russia, killing almost 100 people. Among the deceased there was President of Poland with his wife and many other.
The best Polish cartoons
Polish bed time stories for children would bring the audience into the world of imagination, animals or naughty children that always happily get out of troubles. The period of the best Polish animated series was between 1960 and 1980.
The best of Polish cities.
Collection of cities worth visiting during your stay in Poland. Basic information on Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Torun and Gdansk. The cities presented in the article rank among the most precious sites of the country.
Tadeusz Kosciuszko, international hero
Kosciuszko is thought to be the hero of Poland, United States, Lithuania and Belarus. He fought for Polish independence as well as he helped American colonies in fight with Great Britain. However, it was French revolution that shaped his political and social view.
When Zygmunt III Waza became the king of Poland nobody suspected that he would cause the conflict between Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Sweden. Many years later, when one of his sons ruled Poland, the Swedes decided to use the weakness of the country and invade it.
Superb Polish castles
Various castles are spread all around the country. Some of them feature only remains, while others are fine examples of gothic, renaissance or baroque architecture. The trails, such as Eagle Nests or Piast Dynasty Castles, acquaintance the tourists with those architectural masterpieces.
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