City routes

number of stops: 7; route length: 2 km; estimated time: 2 hours. The time of reign of the Jagiellonian dynasty was very beneficial for Lublin. Obtained privileges, visits of the kings, and noble conventions provided the townsmen with an abundance of money, and the city itself was recognized as an honorable place on the map of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. The Jagiellonian Trail of the Union of Lublin commemorates one of the greatest achievements of the Jagiellonians, namely the conclusion of the Polish-Lithuanian Union. On July 1, 1569 in Lublin, an agreement was signed between the King ...

Blue; Distance: 4,5 km The trail lies in the Lublin Upland - within borders of the city of Lublin, in the former area of the royal village of Zemborzyce founded in 1364. It starts at Krężnicka street at the final stop of bus number 8. It runs over the bridge on the Nędznica River and enters the Rudki forest, which is characterized by a great diversity of forest landscape, from swamp forest to dune forest. Next, the trail runs through the place where once stood the retreat house founded by priest Mysakowski. A lonely surviving cross is the last witness of this building. Further on, the trai ...

Many interesting legends are associated with Lublin. If you want to learn where the name of the city came from, what Duke Leszek the Black dreamt about, or when the cockerel from the Trinitarian Tower crows - this route is just perfect for you. ...

The Route of the Cursed Soldiers Memorial Trail includes places in Lublin related to the activity of the Polish independence underground and the repression mechanisms established after the Second World War by the Soviet invader. We encourage you to visit contemporary places of martyrology and to commemorate the murdered by taking this walk. There are information boards at the individual places on the trail. One day should be allocated to complete the entire route. ...

blue, 13 stops; distance: 3,5 km; 2-4 hours For many centuries Lublin was a thriving centre of Hebrew and Yiddish culture, where Judaic studies flourished so much that the city was often referred to as the Jerusalem of the Polish Kingdom or even the Jewish Oxford. First Hebrew publications and prayer books started to be published in Lublin in the mid 16th c. In 1578 Kalonymos ben Mordechai Jaffe established a renowned printing house which largely contributed to the development of Jewish literature. The printing traditions were upheld in the 19th c. by Samuel Arct, owner of a printi ...

The 16th and the 17th centuries were a crucial time for Lublin. The great fire of 1575, which almost completely destroyed the city, and the growth of counter-reformation movements led to an arrival in Lublin of a large group of Italian masons. The reconstructed and restored sacral buildings were given a set of common architectural features: a slender shape, one nave, chancel narrower than the nave and ending in a semicircular apse, facade without towers, stucco-decorated barrel vault with lunettes, facade with a decorative gable, strapwork and plastered walls. This distinct consistent architec ...

green, 13 stops, 2-4 hours Since its beginnings in the Middle Ages, Lublin has been a multicultural city, mostly due to its favourable location by important trade routes, in the borderland influenced by Eastern and Western Christian traditions. The city welcomed people of various nationalities, religions and cultural background. Among them were Russians, Germans, Jews, Armenians, Turks, Italians, Frenchmen, Scots, Greeks, the Dutch, and the English. ...

Yellow, 21 stops, 2-4 hours   Lublin, the largest city east of the Vistula River, has had a long and eventful history. The first settlers appeared here in the 6th c. but it was in 1317 that Lublin received a municipal charter from Ladislaus Łokietek and became a town. Over centuries Lublin's architecture developed in a variety of styles ranging from Romanesque to contemporary modern, and in many forms and functions: sacral and secular, defensive and residential, private and municipal. The Architectural Trail calls on the most outstanding buildings designed by famous architects and erec ...

black, 19 stops, 3-4 hours Lublin is a city where many famous people - not only of Polish nationality - were born, lived, created or implemented their professional and social missions. Not all of them were associated with Lublin throughout their lives, but living within the city walls of Lublin always reflected in their work, creativity, subject matter and philosophy. This tourist trail hereby reminds the most famous and prominent historical figures, whose life and activities are connected with our city. Among them are Polish kings, famous poets and writers, musicians, scholars and great chur ...