To reach Lublin by plane, you can fly into either Warsaw or Krakow . A new Lublin Airport should open at the end of the year. By train, the Polish State Railways have services that link Lublin to many major nearby cities. You can also get to Lublin by bus or car. Be aware however, that no major expressways connect Lublin directly to other cities, but if you are adventurous and enjoy cruising along quaint back roads, why not give it a try. Once in the city, it is easy to get around the old city center by foot. You can also use the trolleybus line for tourists, or the public bus system. Taxis are available to get in and out of the city, although you won't find a lot of them in the more traditional areas.
Throughout the Old Town, you will find lots of quaint little pubs and restaurants for very reasonable prices. Try out some of the many traditional soups that range from Chlodnik (beet soup) to Zurek (potato, sausage and egg soup) or some of the famous dishes like pierogi or kielbasa.
Lublin hosts many events throughout the year. Some of the more renowned ones are the International Festival of Theatre ‘Confrontation’, in May, the International Lublin Meeting of Theatre and Dance, in November, or the more quirky Lublin Juggling Carnival, depending on the year. The European Juggling Convention (EJC, held in a different city each year, was held in Lublin this year from July 28th to August 5 2012.
Lublin has twice been the capital of Poland, each time for only a few months. The first time was in 1918, at the end of WWI, and the second in 1944, at the end of WWII.