Lublin Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by elpariente
  • Things to Do
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Lublin Things to Do

  • Zemborzycki lake

    In the summer you can go there to rent a boat, a kayak, windsurfing desk, or water-ski (there is water ski track prepared in the lake). You can also rent a bike and cycle around the lake (most of the lake lies in a nice forest). The lake connects to Bystrzyca river, which goes thorught the Lublin city - see my tip about kayaking in that river -...

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  • Old Town at Night

    Old Town in Lublin is great especially at night. Go there, and see for yourself, how the atmosphere changes.

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  • Old Trolley rides you around the city

    Lublin is one of a few cities in Poland that still uses trolleys. The company that manages them has one well-preserved old trolley, and in each sunday during the summer holidays (July-August) you can buy special ticket, and ride around the city in this old trolley. There is guide that speaks abouit the history of the city and about trolleys in...

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  • Cycling in Lublin

    If you like cycling, you can rent a bike in Lublin, or near the Zemborzycki Artifical Lake, and cycle on bike paths in the city.I highly recommend going on the bike path from the Lublin to the Zemborzycki lake - the path is sth lik 6km long, goes alongside the Bystrzyca river throught most of the city, near the Dam by the Zemborzycki Lake, then...

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  • Czwartek Hill

    For a nice view of the Lublin Castle, and the Old City - go to the Czwartek Hill. You can see the whole Old City of Lublin and the Castle. On this hill also stand one of the oldest churches in the city - Saint Nicolaus Church. It's nice to see. Near the hill there is a small marketplace, you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables there, some people...

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  • Underground trail

    Under the Old City in Lublin there is extensive network of connected cellars, that rich merchants used to keep their wares. Now turists can visit it, see images and 3d models of how the city looked in previous centuries, and hear the legends of Lublin, told by the guide.There is also a nice "sound and light" show about the great fire in Lublin,...

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Lublin Hotels

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  • Vanilla Hotel

    Ul Krakowskie PrzedmieScie 12, Lublin 20-002, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Grand Hotel Lublinianka

    Krakowskie PrzedmieScie 56, Lublin, Eastern Poland, 20002, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Europa

    The hotel dates back to 1867 but it's been fully refurbished recently. It is really nice, has all...

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Lublin Restaurants

  • Restaurant Mandragora

    On our second evening in Lublin we had dinner in Mandragora, which is a Jewish themed restaurant. The menu lists dishes from Middle European and Middle Eastern cuisine.Inside the restaurant consists of at least two rooms which are decorated in great detail. Restaurant Mandragora also has an outdoor terrace on the market square, but as it was a bit...

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  • Great Pancakes!

    A small restaurant, hidden in a small alleyway, with a HUGE selection of pancakes, offering fillings ranging from fruits to meats, and everything inbetween, they also have a nice coffee selection. The ambience in the restaurant is very relaxed, though the chairs are a bit uncomfortable :-p Asia ate a pancake with fruits and cream (though i can't...

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  • Vanilla Cafe

    One late evening we popped into Vanilla Cafe for a late desert and drink. The modern cafe is decorated in violet and red colours; it also has an outdoor terrace facing the pedestrianised shopping street.A wide range of homemade cakes and desserts as well as hot and cold drinks is on offer. I only ordered a big Zywiec beer (8,00 PLN) and enjoyed the...

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  • Restauracja Ulice Miasta

    As our accomodation didn't offer breakfast, we once asked in the Tourist Information Office for places offering light snacks in the late morning. The person in charge recommended Restauracja Ulice Miasta, which serves breakfast from 10:00 until 12:00 h.We took a seat on the outdorr terrace and perused the breakfast menu. I ordered an omlette with...

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  • Restaurant Gospoda Sielsko Anielsko

    On our first evening in Lublin we decided to have dinner in one of the places at the Market Square (Rynek). We finally chose Gospoda Sielsko Anielsko, mainly because there were already a few people eating there in the later afternoon.The interior of the restaurant is held in a wooden rustic style, but we took a seat on the outdoor terrace facing...

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  • Great Western food

    Not really an American restaurant, but they have Mexican, American, Italian and Polish dishes. The restaurant is one level down, below the coffeeshop. The ambience is pretty nice, though it can be pretty cramped in some spots. The service is not great, though not the worst in Lublin. I had Mexican Tortillas, which were very tasty, and very...

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Lublin Nightlife

  • Best spot in Lublin!

    I have never been to Czekolada but talking to many of my friends that still live in Lublin they say it is by far the best club in the city. First, you need to be 21+ to enter. The "legal" age in Poland is 18 ... but as everyone knows, almost noone asks for ID; so what do you get? Clubs and bars packed with 16 and 17 year old girls/guys. Czekolada...

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  • Karaoke time!

    Komitet is just off the main pedestrain street, in a little alleyway. every Sunday night they have a Karaoke evening, which is great fun. I went there once with my friends, and we had a ball - the only annoying thing was that it was difficult to get your song, as one or two people sang 10-12 times, meaning that your 2 songs kinda got left at the...

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  • Starowa (old town)

    You must see the old town. It's area between Brama Krakowska and King's Castle. You have to try althogh one pint of beer in each of many pubs. My favorite is 'Czarcia Lapa' pub in old socrealistic fashion.

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Lublin Transportation

  • Lublin Airport

    Lublin has new airport that started operation in December, 2012. Here's its site http://www.airport.lublin.pl/en/As for now, you can fly to Lublin by Rainair or Wizzair from London - Luton, Dublin, London - Stansted, and Sandefjord Torp. It's expected that in spring more flights will be announced.Lublin airport lie 10 km (6 miles) from Lublin city,...

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  • Public transport in Lublin

    Lublin public transport consist of trolleys and regular buses. All the trolleys and almost all of the buses are associated in ZTM organisation, that issues tickets, etc. Thre are many kinds of tickets, and you have to validate ticket in machine inside the bus when you get into it. It's better to buy the ticket in small shops near the bus stations,...

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  • Nearby airports

    Lublin Airport in Świdnik is built right now, it should be ready and accepting planes in October 2012.The best way before then is to fly to Warsaw (Okęcie airport), and go to Lublin by train, or by bus.Trains from Warsaw to Lublin cost around 37-50 PLN and the travel lasts around 2h 20m (depending on operator and class). You can check...

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Lublin Local Customs

  • Polish Money: Zloty

    Although Poland joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is divided into 100 Grosz and the official currency code is PLN.Poland might introduce the Euro as official currency at the earliest in 2016.I got my Polish Zloty from cash points (ATMs), which...

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  • Polish beer

    Poland is famous for a vodka-drinking tradition. Nevertheless, there are some really tasty Polish beers. The local beer of Lublin is Perla beer. It is produced by Perla Lublin Breweries S.A, whose beer brewing tradition dates back to the 19th century.One of the most famous breweries in Poland is Zywiec which was founded in 1852 and nowadays owned...

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Lublin Warnings and Dangers

  • Crime! Theft! Aaaargh!!!!

    As in every other city around the world these days, be careful walking around, especially at night, and if you have a car, DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING IN IT!! We were in a pub for about an hour, at night, in the old town, and when we returned to Paulina's car, someone had helped themselves to the radio. Nice.

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  • Avoid the by-streets at night!

    I had my first glimpse of the Old Town late evening, well into the night. My Lublin colleague told me to stay out of the little alleys, narrow by-streets and corners no matter how intriguing they looked... I guess this is the sort of warning you can get anywhere in the world out there...?I was reassured that I would be safe keeping to just the...

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Lublin What to Pack

  • Rough Guide to Poland

    Although I have already been to Poland quite a few times before this two weeks trip through south eastern Poland, I felt the need to buy a good guide book.Most of the places which we visited on thisr trip (May 2010) were not covered by any of the In Your Pocket guides, which are usually my prefered guide books when travelling through Eastern...

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  • Free map of Lublin

    Lublin's Tourist Information Office is well equipped with many free brochures and maps. There is also a section where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs as well as travel guides about Lublin and the surrounding region.I picked up a large free A3 map of Lublin. Beside a short description of the main sights it also included information about the...

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Lublin Off The Beaten Path

  • Zamoyski palace & museum in Kozlowka

    I think this one beats the Lubartow residence! It's a late baroque palace that consists of the main building and wings that surround a grand courtyard, and a beautiful garden at the back. This type of layout was typical for magnate residences in 17th and 18th c., and is called after the French fashion: "entre cour et jardin".It was made into a...

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  • New Jewish cemetery

    The new Jewish cemetery (Nowy cmentarz zydowski) was established in 1829 at a time when the Jews constitued almost half of Lublin's inhabitants. During WWII the cemetery was completely destroyed by Nazis.The cemetery has been renovated by a foundation of private people. The newly built memorial room at the entrance houses a small exhibition....

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  • Old Jewish cemetery

    Lublin's old Jewish cemetery (Stary cmentarz zydowski) is the oldest known Jewish cemetery in Poland. It was in use between the 16th and 19th century, but unfortunately was destroyed several times; the last time in 1944 by the Nazis.When we were there the completely walled cemetery was closed and my guidebook recommended to contact the caretaker to...

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Lublin Sports & Outdoors

  • by ajuc Updated Mar 3, 2012

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    Near Lublin there is big artifical Lake called Zemborzycki Zalew. The lake is connected to the Bystrzyca river, that comes into the lake, and then goes thorugh the Dam, towards Lublin. Around the lake there is a big forest.

    Equipment: You can rent a kayak in one of the water sports centers around the Zemborzyckie Lake, or you can bring your own gear. It's easier to rent a kayak with all gear, and transportation in one company - they will ride you upstream, and get you from where you'll end your travel. You should call them before to check if they have free gear that day.

    The prices are different depending on how far are you going, etc, but for example for one 2-person kayak with all gear (including safety jackets) and transporting us(and kayaks) 10 km upstream I paid 40 PLN. It was great adventure, Bystrzyca river is nice small river, going mostly thorught farmland and small villages, and

    Bystrzyca River, upstream from Zemborzycki lake Bystrzyca river Zemborzycki artifical lake
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Lublin Favorites

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  • Recién Casados / Just Married

    We were surprised here and in all Poland seeing in the cities taking pictures to the "just married " at any time of day , dressed in their wedding costumes We had the doubt whether they were married already or if they were getting married later Nos llamó la atención aquí y en toda Polonia ver por las ciudades a las parejas de recién casados...

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  • Lublin by night

    Many of Lublin's main sights are beautifully illuminated at night. Among them are of course many buildings in the old town area, such as the Crown Tribunal and the Trinitarian Tower. One night when we walked across the market square there was even someone testing different light patterns on the facade of the Crown Tribunal.From the square Plac Po...

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  • Lithuanian Square

    The large Lithuanian Square (plac Litewski) got its name from the Lithuanian gentry who stayed here during the debates about the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Union of Lublin) in 1569.The Union of Lublin is commemorated by the Lublin Union Monument. The cast iron obelisk can be found near the south western end of the square.Not far from the...

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