What’s New in Poland?
New Direct Flights to Poland
Poland has never been more accessible to travelers from North America, and new routes have just been announced. LOT Polish Airlines will begin direct service to Krakow from New York JFK, beginning in May 2020 and from San Francisco to Warsaw in August 2020. These non-stop flights will operate on Dreamliner aircraft. The new routes add to LOT’s existing North American service to Warsaw from Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, New York JFK, Newark and Miami and existing non-stop service to Krakow from Chicago. American Airlines has announced that it will become the first U.S. carrier to fly directly to Poland. Beginning in May 2020, AA will fly non-stop between Chicago O’Hare and Krakow. This seasonal service will operate five flights per week through October.
Now Open – Bachleda Luxury Hotel Krakow MGallery by Sofitel
Bachleda Luxury Hotel Krakow MGallery by Sofitel has opened its doors. An exclusive new 5-star boutique hotel impresses with its rich interiors that effortlessly blend with a touch of Krakow’s Art Deco. Located inside a nineteenth-century townhouse, it offers spectacular views of the Vistula River, while the royal history of the city is omnipresent within its stylish interiors. The property has 64 luxury rooms that combine the highest quality with discrete elegance. Within the intimate interiors, marble, dark wood, crystal, brass, porcelain, leather, thick velvet, warm lighting, shades of azure, gold and brown complement one another perfectly. The hotel service exceeds all expectations, meeting their guests most demanding requests, making them feel very special.
Mazurkas Celebrates 30th Anniversary with “Leonardiana” Exhibition
In honor of its 30th anniversary, Mazurkas Travel Poland, will sponsor a unique exhibition, “Leonardiana in Polish Collections”, located at the Museum of King Jan III Sobieski’s Palace in Wilanow. It is yet another artistic and cultural initiative supported by the company. The exhibition is available to the public from December 4, 2019 to October 15, 2020. The show consists of 39 objects, including 6 paintings (on canvas, board and parchment), graphics and drawings representing the unusual painting, Salvator Mundi. Salvator Mundi, Latin for “Savior of the World” is a painting of Christ by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1500, from the museum’s collection and the central point of the exhibition. A visit to the Wilanow Palace is an amazing opportunity for art lovers and can also be a great option as a unique venue for official or VIP events.
Did You Know?
Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera has one of the world’s largest opera stages, measuring nearly 3800 square meters. At the backstage there is a green room, a make-up room, a small ballet studio, and numerous dressing rooms. The room can seat 1,768 people in what is called its stalls, amphitheater, upper circle, balcony, and gallery. It is amazing option for exclusive events.
The Royal Lazienki Musuem is one of the largest and most beautiful garden complexes in Europe. The park covers almost 200 acres. It dates to the 17th century, when the owner of Ujazdów was the Grand Marshal of the Crown Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski. The park owes its final design to King Stanisław August Poniatowski, who acquired the area in 1764. The new owner ordered the reconstruction of the old bathhouse, from which the park took its name, and erected new buildings and enlarged the garden. There are several unique palaces, which can be rented for special events.
The Pier in Sopot remains the longest wooden pier in Europe. The first thoughts of a pier in Sopot originate from the 18th Century when it was constructed for transportation purposes by the Russians during their siege of Gdansk. The real pier, however, was constructed for the enjoyment of guests at the beginning of the 19th Century. A forerunner to the health spa, the idea of creating a resort in the small fishing village on Gdansk Bay was pursued by Jean Georges Haffner, a Frenchman, who arrived there as an army doctor serving Napoleon’s troops and decided to stay in Gdansk after the imperial plans of the French emperor had been destroyed. He is the founder of bathing and tourist attractions in Sopot, including extending the pier into the sea.