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Top ten free things to see and do in Poland

Woodstock Festival

Woodstock Festival is a large-scale free summer music festival held the beginning of August in Kostrzyn nad Odrą. It is organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation in appreciation of the work  of all volunteers participating in the annual Grand Finale fundraiser in January.

Bella Skyway Festival

‘Culture for everybody’ is the motto of the annual all-generation event organized in Torun at the end of August. Bella Sky Festival uses the natural landscape of the town as the background for the unusual audiovisual arts performance.

TOFIFEST International Film Festival

TOFIFEST in an independent movie festival oganised in Torun since 2003, accompanied by concerts, seminars and workshops. It features amateur cinema and the Cannes Festival movie premieres.

Free guided city tours

The tours are organized in several Polish cities, including Wroclaw, Warsaw, Cracow, Poznan, Gdansk and Zakopane with the goal of supporting and promoting tourism in Poland. They take place May-September on daily basis, though checking each city offer individually is highly recommended. For more information visit Free Walking Tour

Gnome Hunting in Wroclaw

If you are visiting a city with over 300 little gnome statues scattered throughout the city, it is hard to resist the temptation to go gnome hunting. All you need to do is to buy a map and try to find as many as you can.

Free admission to museums

Most museums in Poland offer one day of free entrance a week in several Polish cities, such as Warsaw, Cracow , Wroclaw or Poznan.  Be sure to check out the website of the museum you wish to visit beforehand to find out when it’s free.

St. Mary’s Basilica, Cracow

The 13th century basilica with its amazing architecture and the famous Veit Stoss Altar is one of the center pieces of Krakow's secular architecture. Entrance is free excluding the section with the altar. 

Lazienki Park

The largest park in Warsaw, originally designed as a baths park in the 17th century is now a public park with numerous manors, palaces and monuments. Each summer free concerts are organized near the Frederic Chopin Monument.

Street performers

Observing various street artists and performers can be a real pleasure as most of them seem to be really talented. They can be found in the streets and city squares of most Poland’s major cities like Cracow, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Torun or Gdansk.

The Old Zoo

Dating back to 1872, Poland's oldest zoo is now a public park with a modern Reptile House and some quaint old pavillons. The entrance to the Old Zoo is free except for the Reptile House.

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