Discover Poland for Free

Yes, you can do a lot without spending money on your holidays. Not only nature and historic city centres are admission free, also museums or street festivals.


BuskerBus is an annual international street art festival with about fifty performers, mainly street artists (buskers) representing various art disciplines: musicians, clowns, jugglers, fire gulpers, magicians, stilts walkers, circus artists and dancers. The festival takes place in August in Wroclaw and Zielona Gora and sometimes another host city. A more acrobatic and very exciting festival is the Lublin Street Carnival (Carnaval Sztukmistrzow) with four days at the end of July of acrobatics, juggling, fire shows and circus. In the Royal Baths Park (Lazienki Krolewskie) in Warsaw free summer concerts take place next to the Frederic Chopin Monument at twelve noon and four p.m. each Sunday from May to September.

See interesting Warsaw’s museums without spending any money! On Thursdays you can visit these attractions for free: the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Zacheta Gallery, Wilanow park and palace complex and on Sundays: The Royal Castle, Warsaw Rising Museum and the Frederic Chopin Museum. On Tuesday the admission to the permanent exhibition is free in the National Museum. During the Night of Museums museums remain open late into the night you will get a common entrance pass which grants access to all exhibits. In the city of Poznan all museums are free of charge on Saturdays and in Wroclaw since January two thousand fourteen all permanent exhibitions are free of charge as an initiative of the European Capital of Culture Two thousand sixteen.


In respect for the victims

The Entrance to Museum-Memorial Sites in Poland (monuments and exhibitions) is free of charge for individuals who are older than thirteen.

Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres. Remember over one million two hundred thousand people who lost their lives here by visiting Museum Auschwitz and the nearby wooden barracks of Birkenau in the Oswiecim located west of Cracow. Due to an overwhelming interest in visiting the Auschwitz Memorial, please make a reservation on-line.

In eastern Poland, near the city of Lublin, there are three museums related to the extermination of Jews: State Museum Majdanek in Lublin, the former Death Camp Belzec, a centre of extermination for Jewish people, the first camp of this kind and the Museum of the Former Death Camp in Sobibor.

Source: Travel Poland

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