Warsaw is experiencing a superlative regeneration. The Polish capital has discarded the shackles of the past and is now busy establishing itself as a hub for Eastern European business and leisure, with flights to Warsaw from all over the world now commonplace.
The city is growing exponentially; the skyline is dotted with hundreds of cranes, an indication of what the future holds. For now, however, you can enjoy the plentiful cultural attractions. Check out the new Frederic Chopin Museum, which celebrates the legendary composer, as well as the excellent Museum of Modern Art. The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the best in Europe, and the atmospheric Old Town gives visitors an insight into the history of this fascinating pocket of Eastern Europe.
Warsaw is also enjoying something of a culinary revolution. An increasing number of young, talented Polish chefs are opening restaurants in the capital and serving original interpretations of traditional Polish dishes. And then, of course, there’s the exciting nightlife scene, which is so good many visitors have likened it to Berlin 10 years ago.
You can visit Poland’s capital all year round. Though Warsaw winters are harsh, the cold does not stop the festivities. The reputation of the Warsaw Christmas Festival is growing by the year, and spring brings its own celebrations. In June there are the Midsummer's Eve celebrations on the longest day of the year. More than 100,000 people turn out to celebrate at the Midsummer Market, many wearing traditional costumes.