Explore Poland between programmes
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Poland is a highly underrated destination for travellers that offers a little something for everyone; whether you’re looking for picturesque countrysides, modern cities full of history or idyllic seasides. Home to 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich cultural history, Poland offers its visitors a truly unique and safe experience. In this series, we’ll look at 5 of Poland’s top destinations and give you tips on how to make the most of your visit to this beautiful country.
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What to do & visit this summer in Poland?
No matter why you're heading to Poland, discover the most stunning destinations with our list of the best events in Poland.
Poland has a rich history that dates back a thousand years, with beautiful medieval architecture, remnants of WWII, and stunning palaces, Eagle’s Nests castles & imposing cathedrals in every corner of the country. Every summer, many exhibitions & festivals take place influenced by the rich bounty of Polish culture, music, theatre, literature, and food.
Cosmos permanent exhibition Cosmos Muzeum Warszawa
An interactive exhibition based on digital art. A museum of illusions, whose visit is unpredictable, addictive, and visitors will arouse their curiosity.
One of the largest free music festivals in the world that showcases some of the best international and legendary music acts from Poland as well as promising new bands from all over the world
30th Jewish Culture Festival Cracow – various venues
Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is the largest presentation of contemporary culture created by the Jews in Israel and the entire Diaspora
Panorama of the Battle of Racławice
A 400ft x 50ft painting that commemorates the Battle of Raclawice in 1794.
Calendar of Events: Summer 2021
|June||Cosmos permanent exhibition Cosmos Muzeum Warszawa An interactive exhibition based on digital art. A museum of illusions, whose visit is unpredictable, addictive, and visitors will arouse their curiosity. Find out more.|
|25–26/6/2021||SBM FFestival 2021 Warsaw – TBA A two-day festival where you will be able to hear some of the most exciting names of the Polish modern rap and trap scene. Find out more.|
|26/6–5/9/2021||Beksiński in Warsaw Prague Center Koneser The exhibition of over 50 paintings by Zdzislaw Beksinski, one of the most famous Polish painters, known for his dystopian, surrealistic works. Find out more.|
|June||Sound Zone permanent exhibition The Asia and Pacific Museum The visitor has the possibility not only to admire approximately 120 musical instruments but also enjoy the sounds of selected instruments, watch movies presenting techniques of how to play them and learn from the contemporary and historical photo documentation of musical traditions. Find out more.|
|4-5/6/2021||Orange Warsaw Festival 2021 The largest music festival in Poland’s capital with 60,000 people a year dropping in to see huge artists like Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris, Beyonce, Imagine Dragons, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and David Guetta. Find out more.|
|14-20/6/2021||Short Waves Festival 2021 Short Waves Festival is a network of film events dispersed in the urban space of Poznan. At their core are competition screenings – sets of short films covering five categories: International Competition, Polish Competition, Dances with Camera, Urban View and Polish Experimental Film Competition. Find out more.|
|18/6/2021||Główny Zawór Jazzu The Main Jazz Valve is an energetic project combining seemingly inaccessible variations of jazz currents with the ubiquitous pop music. Find out more.|
|17/6/2021||The Amy Winehouse Band A celebration of the music of Amy Winehouse featuring Amy’s original band Find out more.|
|25/6–4/7/2021||30th Jewish Culture Festival Cracow – various venues Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is the largest presentation of contemporary culture created by the Jews in Israel and the entire Diaspora. Find out more.|
|21/6/2021||Dakhabrakha DakhaBrakha’s music, called “ethno chaos” by the artists themselves, combines influences of traditional Ukrainian folk songs with experimental improvisations on music from all over the world.. Find out more.|
|June||Motokultura The exposition shows vehicles of Polish production as well as documents, vehicle’s parts, fuel dispensers and other small objects depicting the evolution of motorization development. Find out more.|
|3/6/2021||MTV Unplugged: Natalia Przybysz Natalia Przybysz, one of the most interesting female voices on the domestic music scene, but also a composer and lyricist, will perform in Kraków’s Klub Studio as part of her MTV Unplugged tour. Find out more.|
|23/6/2021||Kings Of Leon The concert of multiple Grammy Award winners will be a compilation of tracks from all seven studio albums. Find out more.|
|25/6/2021||The Backbeat Beatles The Backbeat Beatles faithfully reproduce the originals, not only because of the music, but also because of the costumes and choreographies. Find out more.|
|June||The biggest Minecraft tournament in Poland Find out more.|
|21-28/6/2021||Jarmark Świętojański A fair on Wrocław Market Square celebrating Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday Find out more.|
|26/6/2021||Metal Hammer Festival 2021 Metal music festival in Katowice with the American group Deftones as a headliner. Find out more.|
|25-27/6/2021||Europa Cup 2021 The best florists from the farthest corners of the globe come to participate in the European Championship in Floristry. And, this year, the Europa Cup will be inspired by music, not just the senses of sight, smell and touch. Find out more.|
|July||Lato na Pradze series of concerts throughout the entire summer Warsaw, Praga Summer festival atmosphere without leaving the city – the best Polish artists, green chillout zones, food trucks and bars Find out more.|
|14/7–15/7/2021||Clout Festival 2021 ArcelorMittal Huta Warszawa Clout Festival is not only music, it is also a celebration of “urban” culture. An integral part of the festival will be Hypemarket – a fashion and street culture fair, where the best of the hundreds of exhibitors of previous editions will present themselves. Find out more.|
|23/4–4/7/2021||The Art of Banksy: Without Limits Centrum Praskie Koneser The Art of Banksy exhibition is the first in Poland such a large presentation of the works of this mysterious and controversial artist. It presents over 100 works, original exhibits but also works in the form of photographs, sculptures and many others. Find out more.|
|July||Selfie Museum Warsaw Selfie Museum Warsaw Permanent exhibition Selfie Museum is a huge creative and educational space. You can take the most original photo here – Selfie. It is dominated by exhibitions, which use various optical illusions. Find out more.|
|23-24/7/2021||Enea Edison Festival Music, forest, water and wonderful people all-around. This is Enea Edison Festival. This year, it is the third time when we can invite you to visit Kierskie Lake and enjoy summer and your favorite music. Find out more.|
|29-31/7/2021||Pol’and’Rock Festival One of the largest free music festivals in the world that showcases some of the best international and legendary music acts from Poland as well as promising new bands from all over the world on five vibrant festival stages. Even though our festival’s roots are essentially all heavy metal, we diversify our line-up so that fans of rock, indie, hip-hop, alternative rock, and reggae will find something to enjoy. Find out more.|
|July||Croissant Museum A chance to see the original shows which reveal the secrets of Saint Martin Croissants and other Poznan’s prides. The shows are presented live by the locals and prices include croissant tasting! Find out more.|
|July||Poznan Botanical Gardens The garden was established in 1925 and at the present day occupies an area of approximately 22 ha, gathering about 7000 taxa often growing in special collections: – trees and shrubs divided in groups of plants from different climate zones of the World Find out more.|
|25/6 – 4/7/2021||30th Jewish Culture Festival Cracow – various venues Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is the largest presentation of contemporary culture created by the Jews in Israel and the entire Diaspora. Find out more.|
|16–18/7/2021||Czeluść Festiwal 2021 Czeluść Festiwal – a two-day urban event gathering the most interesting names of the Polish bass scene and new wave of hip hop. Find out more.|
|July||Symbolic Design Artists seek opportunities to practise art everywhere they can. They have found them, amongst others, in the field of architecture and design – disciplines traditionally governed by function. Find out more.|
|25/7/2021||Chicago Musical Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Find out more.|
|July||Krystian Lupa: Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa Lupa’s concept draws on the Silver Era of the Factory, Warhol’s cult New York City studio, frequented by world-famous artists, musicians and actors. Find out more.|
|July||Wroclaw Zoo Wroclaw ZOO has more than 150 year old history, making it the oldest in the country. Afrykarium is the biggest attraction of the zoo – Poland’s first oceanarium and a unique one in the world. Find out more.|
|July||OPEN AIR Theatre Festival International festival of street theatre and circus art Find out more.|
|July||Panorama of the Battle of Racławice A 400ft x 50ft painting that commemorates the Battle of Raclawice in 1794. Find out more.|
|9–10/7/2021||Stay Wild Festival 2021 The first Stay Wild Festival will take place near the unique Partynice Hippodrome. Polish and foreign artists who react creatively to what’s around them have been invited to join the line-up. Find out more.|
|July||Summer Sounds 2021 Wroclaw A series of summer concerts throughout the entire summer. The audience in Wrocław will be able to see performances of the most popular Polish artists. Find out more.|
|July||Music Festival Wizard This year’s edition of WROsound Festival presents a line-up inspired mainly by electronic music and rap, and promises additional attractions for participants and fans of the event. Find out more.|
|July||The former mining city of Katowice in Poland is now one of the epicenters of the DIY music festival scene. Tauron Nowa Muzyka is a boutique fest focused on creativity and cutting edge electronic artists. Find out more.|
|July||The Valley of Three Ponds occupies over 60 hectares of green spaces. We can find there, among others, a harbor, a bathing beach or Cycling and roller skating trails. The Valley also often hosts large musical events. Find out more.|
|July||Visit the darkest place on Katowice’s map, which surely will send shivers down your spine. Simply put – a horror house. Find out more.|
|July||One of the biggest jumping parks in Silesia Find out more.|
|August||Lato na Pradze series of concerts throughout the entire summer Warsaw, Praga Summer festival atmosphere without leaving the city – the best Polish artists, green chillout zones, food trucks and bars Find out more.|
|August||Experimental Zone Centrum Nauki Kopernik Permanent exhibition The Experimentation Zone is Copernicus’ central exhibition. It is devoted to nature and the phenomena occurring in it, and man and his perception of the physical world. You can independently experiment with about 200 experimental stations. Find out more.|
|August||The Permanent Exhibition of The Muzeum Neonów The Neon Muzeum Poland’s Neon Museum dedicated to the preservation of cold war neon signs. Find out more.|
|August||Gallery of Polish Design National Museum in Warsaw Permanent exhibition Gallery of Polish Design shows the numerous approaches to design prevalent throughout the various decades and artistic circles Find out more.|
|August||Poznanskie Muzeum Pyry During the interactive tour you will learn why potatoes in Poznań are called pyry, how Pyra reached Europe and Poland, what connects potatoes and laundry, how the Colorado beetle was fought and what potato dishes are popular around the world. Find out more.|
|August||Palmenhaus Poznan You can see moderate climate vegetation, subtropical and tropical vegetation, as well as aquatic plants and succulents of America. There is also an aquarium in the area where you can see 170 species of fish from around the world and about 40 species of aquatic plants. Find out more.|
|August||Palmenhaus Poznan A lake and recreational center just 2 kilometers from the very heart of the city. It is a place of relaxing weekend walks and active leisure. Find out more.|
|August||Poznan New Zoo Housing over 2,000 beasts representing nearly 350 species, it’s comprised of 60 percent pine and mixed forests with a man-made stream and string of ponds running through the grounds. Highlights include the elephant house, and circling the whole shebang is a seasonal mini-railway, meaning visitors can jump off at whatever creature cage takes their fancy. Find out more.|
|August||Krakow Live Festival Kraków Live Festival is a two-day music festival based in Kraków. Each year two stages are built on the area destined for the festival, next to the stages there are created: gastronomic area and an area with non-music attractions. The festival line-up is based on the worldwide famous artists as well as on the selected group of Polish artists. Find out more.|
|August||The International Print Triennial 2021 Kraków’s great festival of printmaking opens in May and lasts until September. The time of the pandemic prompted us to reflect on possible scenarios for the future, hence the title of the competition and of the Main Exhibition itself is Dissonant Futures. Find out more.|
|August||Summer Sounds 2021 Wroclaw A series of summer concerts throughout the entire summer. The audience in Wrocław will be able to see performances of the most popular Polish artists. Find out more.|
|August||Japanese Garden An exotic garden for the Centennial Exhibition that is home to almost 270 taxa of woody plants, as well as 78 species of Asian plants Find out more.|
|August||The Games and Computers Museum of the Past Era In our Museum of Games and Computers, you will move to the old days – ’70s, ’80s and ’90s when the video game industry and the IT industry were thriving. Find out more.|
|August||Neon Side Gallery A selection of historic neons from Wrocław and Lower Silesia. Find out more.|
|6-8/8/2021||Perlage Off Festival An alternative music festival which also support a variety of independent arts and culture events, like exhibitions, workshops and movie screenings. Find out more.|
|28-29/8/2021||Tattoo Konwent 2021 Tattoo convention hosting tattoo artists from all over the world and offering underground art performances Find out more.|
|11-14/8/2021||Fest Festival 8 stages, 2 days and amazing atmosphere! FEST is a music festival taking place in Park Śląski in Chorzów Find out more.|
|11-14/8/2021||BioBazar Huta Baildon BioBazar – Grocery market in a former factory. It is a must for those who fancy health. Find out more.|
Our extra-stay hotels in Poland!
Stay in one of our new hotels in Poland and make the most of your Angloville Experience!
Booking a room with Angloville before and after the programme starts is the best way to travel with peace of mind. Our partner hotels welcome you in modern and comfortable venues, close to the city’s main train station. All the rooms are cozy and well soundproofed, equipped with comfortable furniture and facilities, with ensuite private bathrooms.
Why should you book a room with Angloville?
Most of our volunteers book a room with Angloville so they don’t have to worry about accommodation and transportation the day of the programme. They also find it comfortable to meet and spend time with the other participants in the departure city.