Long weekend in Poland

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A break of culture, history, and adventure

As May approaches, anticipation fills the air for travellers seeking a perfect getaway to kick off the summer season. In Poland, this excitement is heightened by the long weekend ahead, promising an array of experiences that capture the essence of this vibrant European country. For those planning their escape, the IBB Hotel Gdańsk and IBB Hotel Grand Hotel Lublin stand ready to welcome visitors with open arms, offering not just a place to stay but a gateway to unforgettable adventures. 

Gdańsk: Where history meets modernity

Nestled along the picturesque Baltic Sea coast, Gdańsk is a city steeped in history and charm. With its cobbled streets, colorful facades, and bustling waterfront, it’s a place where every corner tells a story. As you wander through the Old Town, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, passing by medieval churches, grand merchant houses, and the iconic Neptune Fountain. 

For history enthusiasts, a visit to the Solidarity Museum is a must. Here, you can delve into the fascinating story of Poland’s struggle for freedom and the birth of the Solidarity movement, which played a pivotal role in bringing an end to communist rule. The museum’s interactive exhibits offer a poignant reminder of the power of solidarity and the resilience of the human spirit. 

But Gdańsk is not just about looking to the past; it’s also a city that embraces modernity and innovation. The European Solidarity Centre, with its striking contemporary architecture, is a testament to this. Here, you can explore exhibitions that delve into the challenges facing Europe today and engage in thought-provoking discussions about democracy, human rights, and social justice. 

After a day of exploration, retreat to the comfort of the IBB Hotel Gdańsk, where warm hospitality and modern amenities await. Located in the heart of the city, it provides the perfect base for discovering all that Gdańsk has to offer. 

Lublin: A journey through time

Venture inland to the historic city of Lublin, where the past seamlessly blends with the present. Known as the “Gateway to the East,” Lublin has long been a crossroads of cultures, making it a fascinating destination for travellers interested in history, architecture, and the arts. 

Start your journey at Lublin Castle, a majestic fortress that has stood watch over the city for centuries. Explore its medieval chambers, climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Polish history. 

Next, wander through the charming streets of the Old Town, where pastel-colored buildings line narrow cobblestone lanes. Admire the intricate facades of the Renaissance-era townhouses, browse artisanal shops for unique souvenirs, and pause for a moment of reflection at the picturesque Plac Po Farze square.

No visit to Lublin would be complete without experiencing its vibrant cultural scene. From classical concerts in historic churches to contemporary art exhibitions in modern galleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out the schedule at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, a dynamic cultural hub that hosts events ranging from theater performances to film screenings. 

At the end of the day, retreat to the comfort of the IBB Hotel Grand Hotel Lublin, a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city. Unwind in the beautifully furnished rooms, savor traditional Polish cuisine at the hotel restaurant, NIEZNANA. and toast to an unforgettable long weekend filled with discovery and adventure. 

Embrace the magic of Poland’s long weekend

Whether you find yourself strolling along the shores of the Baltic Sea in Gdańsk or delving into the rich history of Lublin, Poland’s long weekend promises an unforgettable escape for travellers of all interests. From its storied past to its vibrant present, this is a country that never fails to captivate the imagination. 

So pack your bags, set out on your journey, and let the magic of Poland unfold before you. With the IBB Hotel Gdańsk and IBB Hotel Grand Hotel Lublin as your hosts, every moment is sure to be filled with discovery, wonder, and the warmth of Polish hospitality.