Lublin Info Centre
An idea for the tourist business
Your tourist offer is dedicated mainly to the foreign tourists. You don’t organise typical trips through Lublin, do you?
Our offer is addressed mainly to the foreigners, largely to Jews, who come to Lublin and the Lublin region to look for their roots. Usually, they arrive in small groups or individually so such trips are rather private, well planned and “tailor-made”, based on the particular family’s history. We visit with them small towns in the region, such as Lubartów, Kock, Józefów or Szczebrzeszyn. Each trip is prepared individually – we organise researches in archives, explore the towns and talk to the oldest citizens there – they are usually the only witnesses of local history. Our aim is to promote Lublin and the whole region, as well as to show its heritage, as far as the history of Polish Jews is concerned. Before the war, the Jews constituted the half or even the majority of the population of many towns in this area. Unfortunately, the Lublin region seems to be underestimated or ignored by the foreign tourists. We want to change it.
[photo: Lubartowska Street, Lublin, ca. 1934]