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Events and Festivals of Poland – Part 2




Poland is a country located in Central Europe.
• It has a long Baltic Sea coastline.
• It is bordered by:
– Belarus
– Czech Republic
– Germany
– Lithuania
– Russia
– Slovakia
– Ukraine

Polish Events and Festivals

– International Gypsy Festival (Glinojeck, Poland)
• Festival Types: Cultural, Music – Traditional, Dance – Folk
• Month: February

– International Students’ Festival of Folklore (Katowice, Poland)
• Festival Types: Folk, Performing Art, Student
• Month: August

– International Young Audience Film Festival (Poznan, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film, Childrens
• Month: July

– Jazz at the Old Town Square Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Jazz, Party
• Month: July

– Krakow Film Festival (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film – Animation, Film – Documentary, Film – Short
• Month: May

– Krakow Jewish Culture Festival (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Cultural, Multicultural
• Month: June

– Lodz International Festival of Photography (Lodz, Poland)
• Festival Types: Photography, Art
• Month: May

– Musical Gardens Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Opera, Music – Classical, Dance – Classical
• Month: July

– New Year’s Eve – Krakow (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: New Year, Party
• Month: December

– Open’er Festival (Gdansk, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Rock, Music – Electronic, Party
• Month: January

– Photomonth in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Photography, Art
• Month: May

– Plus Camerimage International Film Festival (Lodz, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film, Film – Documentary
• Month: November

– Przystanek Woodstock (Kostrzyn, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Rock, Music – Alternative, Charity
• Month: August

– Sacrum Profanum (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Traditional
• Month: September

– Selector Festival (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Rock, Music – Alternative, Music – Electronic
• Month: June

– Shanties – Krakow International Sailors’ Song Festival (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Traditional, Bizarre
• Month: February

– Smooth Festival (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Pop, Music – Rock
• Month: May

– Summer Jazz Festival (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Jazz
• Month: July

– Szczecin Rock Festival (Szczecin, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Rock, Music – Metal
• Month: June

– Sztuka Ulicy – Street Art Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Performing Art, Art, Dance – Various Styles
• Month: June

– Unsound (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Electronic, Film, Party
• Month: October

– Warsaw Autumn – Interntional Festival of Contemporary Music (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Contemporary
• Month: September

– Warsaw International Book Fair (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Book, Literature, Writing
• Month: May

– Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film, Film – Documentary, Film – Short
• Month: October

– Warsaw International Poster Biennale (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Art
• Month: June

– Warsaw Jazz Jamboree (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Jazz
• Month: November

– Watch Docs – Human Rights in Film (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film – Documentary, Human Rights, Film
• Month: December

– Wianki (Krakow, Poland)
• Festival Types: Traditional, Pagan, Family
• Month: June

– Wroclaw Industrial Festival (Wroclaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Electronic, Dance
• Month: November

– Wroclaw Salsa Festival (Wroclaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Dance – Latin
• Month: March

Sports in Poland

• Mountain hikes
• Water sports
• Skiing
• Horse riding
• Cycling
• First bungee jump
• Paintball encounter
• Rock climbing

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynäshamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– ?eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gda?sk

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Kraków
• Warsaw – Pozna?
• Pozna? – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at lonelyplanet.com
Blogs at travbuddy.com
Blogs and reviews at travelblog.org

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at euratlas.com
Images at tripadvisor.com

Videos of Poland






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