Warsaw

The capital and largest city of Poland, which stands on the Vistula River, was once known as ‘the Paris of the East’. A walk along the lively Nowy Świat street reveals why. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, today, however, the rebuilt modern Warsaw proudly shows its double face – the old exists side by side with the new, the traditional with the fashionable, the rich with the poor. The city is at its liveliest in the summer when the green riverside parks are full of people and pleasant bars feature live music, the fun lasting well into the night.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 13°C
  • Night 4°C
  • Rain 6

The capital and largest city of Poland, which stands on the Vistula River, was once known as ‘the Paris of the East’. A walk along the lively Nowy Świat street reveals why. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, today, however, the rebuilt modern Warsaw proudly shows its double face – the old exists side by side with the new, the traditional with the fashionable, the rich with the poor. The city is at its liveliest in the summer when the green riverside parks are full of people and pleasant bars feature live music, the fun lasting well into the night.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 13°C
  • Night 4°C
  • Rain 6

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The Invincible City

Warsaw lies at the crossroads between Western and Eastern Europe. Various influences have shaped it into an open and creative city, full of museums and galleries, with a vibrant cultural life, festivals, and art events. Start exploring the UNESCO-listed old town, which will delight you with its colourful houses and narrow streets. The heart of the Old Town, protected by the Mermaid of Warsaw, is the Old Town Market Place with restaurants and cafés. Visit the Royal Castle, which was once the royal residence, but today hosts the museum with royal rooms and many works of art on display.

 

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The Vistula River flows through Warsaw, and green areas cover a quarter of the city. The parks offer a pleasant break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Łazienki Park houses an 18th-century summer palace in the middle of its lake, a botanical garden, and an amphitheatre with free performances and Chopin concerts during summer months. Warsaw is the city where music carries a special meaning. The locals are very proud that the famous Frédéric Chopin was born and raised here and has his own museum in the city. The city hosts many cultural events every month with many well-known international artists.

Start exploring the UNESCO-listed old town, which will delight you with its colourful houses and narrow streets.

Warsaw certainly exceeds the expectations of all lovers of music, art, and history. The city survived a lot of hardship and was almost destroyed at the end of World War II. You can learn about its history in excellent museums such as the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, while an exceptional collection of art and design awaits you at the National Museum. After sightseeing in the city, treat yourself in cafés, bars, and restaurants, which will surprise you with a modern and imaginative selection of food and drinks.

Sights in Warsaw

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Wilanów Palace

A renovated royal residence with an art museum, baroque-style gardens and a palace park.

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The Mermaid of Warsaw

The bronze statue of a mermaid – the city's symbol and patron – stands in the marketplace in Warsaw's Old Town.

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Warsaw Uprising Museum

A contemporary museum dedicated to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

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Frédéric Chopin Museum

An interactive multimedia museum dedicated to the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.

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Palace of Culture and Science

One of the Warsaw's most recognisable landmarks. The building was gifted to Poland by Joseph Stalin.

Airports

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Warsaw

Warsaw Chopin Airport, named in honour of the famous Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, is Poland’s busiest airport. The bigger of the two airports in the Polish capital is located on the outskirts of the city, 10 km south of central Warsaw. The city centre can be reached by car in 25 minutes.

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