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Lublin


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"The Jewish Oxford" to some, "The Little Krakow" and "Capital of Festivals" to others.

Lublin's Old Town may not be as renowned its neighbor to the west, but "The Little Krakow" still punches above its weight, charming with its cobbled streets and preserved architecture. This "Capital of Festivals" has always been a cultural center, and continues to add festivals to its already jam-packed calendar. The Market Square's Old Town Hall is surrounded by merchant's homes and winding lanes, while the castle (which mixes 12th century architecture with a 19th century English Neogothic style) provides excellent views. Historically one of Poland's most important cities (especially during the country's golden age), Lublin became famous as a center of Jewish learning and mysticism, granting it a reputation as "the Jewish Oxford," in part because its main yeshiva had the rights and privileges of a university. With its ten universities, Lublin remains a center of learning. With students making up 35% of the population, Lublin has a young feel, with thriving nightlife and an excellent music and arts scene.

As eastern Poland's largest city, Lublin makes a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Visitors generally visit the Majdanek Concentration Camp, a museum and memorial located on the city's outskirts. Lublin isn't the only place in the area with plenty of Renaissance architecture in good shape. From Lublin, you can visit the well-preserved gardens and palace at Kozlowka, or visit the Old Town of Zamosc, the UNESCO-listed "Pearl of the Renaissaince," or the charming small riverside town of Kazimierz Dolny.

What I love about Lublin

Igor

Krakow City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Lublin really resembles a smaller version of Krakow in many respects, but with the additional advantage of being less crowded. The Old Town district is ideal for a walk around the city and an evening dinner at a local restaurant.

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Where to stay in Lublin

Iconic Boutique Hotel
Beautiful and stylish hotel in the Old Town's heart.
Stylish Boutique Hotel
Friendly hotel with comfortable, spacious and cosy rooms.

Things to do in Lublin

Lublin Private Spooky Walking Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Lublin

How long should I stay in Lublin?
Lublin has much to offer with its picturesque Old Town and majestic castle overlooking that area. At the same time, these sights are in close proximity to each other, and the Majdanek concentration camp is on the city's outskirts. People tend to spend a night or two in Lublin before continuing their tour.
Is Lublin safe?
Like the other cities in Poland, Lublin is very much safe. Of course, It's always advisable to look over your belongings, while strolling around the town, but ultimately it just comes down to keeping your wallet and valuables out of sight, just in case.

Like other Polish cities, Lublin is very safe. Of course, It's always advisable to keep an eye on your belongings.
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