Travelling in Europe this summer? Don’t miss out on a trip to Lublin in eastern Poland, currently celebrating its 700th anniversary. In the summer, this old and peaceful city erupts with colours and magic and is transformed beyond all recognition. It becomes a dreamland where fire trees grow and ice fish live and giant lawns replace busy streets. Visitors are transported to a completely different world where past and present collide. Buskers, musicians, magicians and giant hens mingle with revellers on the charming streets, steeped in history, giving a one-of-a-kind chance to experience live theatre and shows and explore a city in which every corner hides a secret that stirs a sense of wonderment. It’s pure magic! See beautiful architecture highlighted in unexpected ways, and experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The summer festivals: Night of Culture, East of Culture- Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów and the Jagiellonian Fair make Lublin explode with energy and colour; it’s a summer wonderland that offers unexpected surprises at every turn.


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In the summer Lublin transforms into a real fairy tale realm.

Photo by Wojciech Pacewicz

Witness death-defying acts in the middle of a gorgeous Old Town!

Photo by: Krzysztof Szlęzak

Walking is a delight, everyday objects are shown in a whole new light.

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

Find secrets inside magical drawers

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

See giant ice fish on a hot June night!

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

We meet Poetry in the streets (Poezja means Poetry)

Photo by: Ignac Tokarczyk

And travel back in time to bygone eras.

Photo by: Jakub Bodys

Culture and art are with us in the streets, museums and galleries stay open until the wee hours.

Photo by: Robert Pranagal

The city doesn’t sleep. This photo was taken at 3:00 am.

Photo by: Katarzyna Żurek

You really can’t tell what lurks around the corner!

Photo by: Emilia Siwiec

Love music? Encounter it anywhere! Like on the walls of gorgeous historical buildings. It gives live music a whole new perspective.

Photo by: Robert Pranagal

You never know who is going to perform next.

Photo by: Ignac Tokarczyk

But expect to see some truly colourful and hypnotic personalities

Photo by: Krzysztof Mazur

Many different sounds are played – find your own among many surprises.

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

Everyone has a great time together, there’s never a dull moment.

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

Street artists delight us with their skills and joy of performing.

Photo by: Krzysztof Szlęzak

Itching to dance? We can dance the night away under the stars to the tune of unique regional music, and sample authentic musical flavours of Eastern and Central Europe.

Photo by: Mateusz Borny

XXXL sized traditional games and unheard of local activities are waiting for us! Let’s dive right in!

Photo by: Tomasz Kulbowski

Discover and even learn to play unique regional instruments, all handcrafted with love!

Photo by: Tomasz Bylina

Encounter unique handmade items.

Photo by: Piotr Arnoldes

Meet the people who make them.

Photo by: Tomasz Bylina

Life-long passions are passed down from generation to generation.

Photo by: Mateusz Borny

Observe the work of artisans.

Photo by: Tomasz Bylina

Pick up some skills too.

Photo by: Marcin Butryn

Slackliners certainly get to see the town from a unique perspective! Lublin is the only place in the world where highlines are hung in the middle of a historical quarter of the town and even right above a very busy street.

Photo by: Wojciech Pacewicz

Emotions are running high! How does it all end? A game over? You have to see for yourself.

Photo by: Wojciech Pacewicz