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Warsaw

 Anything you can dream of you’ll find in the Polish capital: interesting history, a wealth of events, exciting nightlife, Michelin-star restaurants, and an abundance of green areas. Check out the charming Old Town and take a stroll down the Royal Route. Learn about the city’s history in Warsaw’s many interactive museums. Spend a wild evening by the Vistula and chill out listening to a Chopin concert at Łazienki Royal Park. No doubt, Warsaw is a must-see on the tourist map of Europe.

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The Old Town

Łazienki Royal Park

The Warsaw Rising Museum

The Vistula Boulevards

Palace of Culture and Science

The National Museum

Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Copernicus Science Centre and Planetarium

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

The Royal Route

The Royal Route connects three former residences of Polish rulers: The Royal Castle, Łazienki Królewskie and Wilanów Palace. It is the city’s most famous route. Among the buildings lining the streets Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat are the Presidential Palace, the Warsaw University campus, as well as beautiful churches and townhouses. The Route continues along the elegant and green Aleje Ujazdowskie, with embassies and ministries situated along the way. The historical route ends at Wilanów Palace. The Route is not to be missed in the wintertime when it is illuminated with thousands of lights as part of the Great Illumination.

The Castle Square

Krakowskie Przedmieście

Nowy Świat

Aleje Ujazdowskie

Ujazdowski Park

Warsaw University Botanic Garden

Łazienki Royal Park

Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów

Warsaw’s Vistula

No other river in Europe is like the Vistula flowing through Warsaw. Its natural banks, inhabited by wild fowl, are right next to the city’s boulevards. In the summer, the weekend city life comes alive here – trendy bars and clubs, charming bistros, and outdoor events attract both city dwellers and tourists, while the sandy beaches are the perfect place to chill out. A cruise down the river to see the city from the water is also an interesting option.

Multimedia Fountain Park

Museum on the Vistula

The Vistula Boulevards

Cruises on the Vistula

Warsaw beaches

Chopin’s Warsaw

Warsaw is the city of Fryderyk Chopin. It is here that he spent his childhood and early youth. It is also in Warsaw that Chopin’s musical talent was discovered and where his international career began. Discover the places connected with Chopin. You will be assisted by mobile applications and a website available in a number of languages.

www.chopin.warsawtour.pl

Statue of Fryderyk Chopin

The Holy Cross Church

Trail of the playing benches

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Maria Skłodowska-Curie

You must have heard of her – the woman who broke all stereotypes! She was a double Nobel prize winner, a professor at the Sorbonne University and one of the first women to get a driver’s licence. Did you know that she was born in Warsaw? Take the opportunity to visit her house, see where she was born and check out the places she held dear. See Warsaw through Maria’s eyes and see what a long path she had to tread before finally being laid to rest in the Pantheon in Paris.

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum

Church of the Visitation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Central Agricultural Library

The Vistula Embankment

Judaica

Before the war, Warsaw was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. Jews made up 30 per cent of the city’s population and were a major part of the city’s exceptional ethnic mix. They had synagogues, schools, and hospitals here; ran handicraft stores, manufacturing plants and banks; and were also engaged in freelance professions, many as artists. Though the Holocaust put an end to centuries of Jewish history in Warsaw, traces of their existence are still present. You can see how Jews have impacted the city’s development.

www.judaica.warsawtour.pl

The Jewish Cemetery

The Nożyk Synagogue

Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle

Fragment of the ghetto wall

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Praga District

Situated on the right bank of the Vistula, Praga is seen as the most genuine and authentic part of the city. During World War II, it did not suffer as much as the city centre; hence, you can still admire its original architecture. The charming alleys, restaurants pulsating with life, trendy art galleries, and exceptional combination of historical industrial architecture with modern design concepts have made Praga a favourite spot among Warsaw’s artists and creatives.

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Museum of Warsaw Praga

Neon Museum

The National Stadium

Skaryszewski Park

The Charm of PRL - Museum of Life under Communism

Warsaw for Children

When travelling with children, you can be sure to find places in Warsaw where the whole family is going to have a blast. Just about everyone is enchanted by the city’s many parks and gardens, as well as the beautiful riverbanks. Be sure to plan a visit to one of Warsaw’s interactive museums and see how much fun learning can be. Get to know the city’s sweet side by trying some delicious local ice cream, or, if you’re travelling in the winter, a cup of hot chocolate at Wedel’s.

Multimedia Fountain Park

Dollhouse Museum

Zoo

Playgrounds and outdoor sports gyms

Veturilko

The University of Warsaw Library Garden

Copernicus Science Centre and Planetarium

Winter in Warsaw

If you find yourself in need of a moment’s respite in the wintertime, do come to Warsaw, as it takes on an entirely different face at this time of year. You will be met with an abundance of winter attractions, from the city’s many ice-skating rinks and Christmas markets to brightly illuminated streets and squares. Museums and other attractions become a lot less crowded. It is also easier to book a hotel or make a dinner reservation. Isn’t life beautiful in the winter?

Christmas illuminations

Ice-skating rinks

The winter version of the National Stadium – Zimowy Narodowy

Christmas Fair

The Royal Garden of Lights

Hot Tips

Warsaw is more than the beautiful historical architecture of the Old Town and its fascinating history. It is also a city that is alive, that is transforming and discovering new directions. If you want to really feel the atmosphere of the Polish capital and the people who make it so special, stray off the beaten path and seek out new adventures.

Soho Factory

Hala Koszyki

The University of Warsaw Library Garden

City cruises in old cars from communist times

The Charm of PRL - Museum of Life under Communism

Murals and street art

Events

Warsaw tempts with its abundance of cultural events. Regardless of whether you are a music lover or a sports fan, whether you are interested in design and fashion or simply want to know what is hot in the city, there is a wide-ranging offer of regular and temporary events for you to choose from. Take a peek at our calendar – we’re bound to have something that will catch your eye.

Chopin’s Music Concerts at Łazienki Royal Park

Orange Warsaw Festival

Jazz in the Old Town International Festival

The Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival

Warsaw Restaurant Week

Warsaw Marathons

Hush Warsaw - Fashion & Design Fairs

Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

Garlands on the Vistula

Illumination

Warsaw Film Festival

Food

Warsaw cuisine is like the city: diverse, multicultural, delectable and full of energy. Book a table at a Michelin-star restaurant or experience the atmosphere of the communist era in a so-called milk bar. Allow yourself to be seduced by local desserts like W-Z cake, zygmuntówka, or organic ice cream. Take a peek at a breakfast fair, sit on the grass, and celebrate food. Apart from the classic Polish specialities that we describe below, Warsaw restaurants have dishes from all corners of the world, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine.

Hala Koszyki

W-Z cake

Stary Dom

InAzia

Polska Rozana

Tel Aviv Food & Wine

Warszawa Wschodnia by Mateusz Gessler

Zygmuntówka

Chocolate by Wedel

Herring Warsaw-Style

Pork knuckle in jelly

Pyzy

Pierogi

Żurek

Borsch

Chłodnik (cold soup)

Night market

Doughnuts

Cafes

Shopping

Shopping malls, small designer boutiques, flea markets and fashion fairs are some of the tempting shopping options available in Warsaw. You can find stores featuring the leading global and European brands, both from the top shelf as well as more affordable options. A good idea would be to get yourself something special and choose Polish fashion designs and products tagged “Made in Poland”. If you are looking for bargains, on the other hand, check out the Warsaw outlets.

3 Mysia Street

Vitkac

Złote Tarasy

Arkadia

Mokotowska Street

Three Crosses Square

Galeria Mokotów

Annopol and Ursus Outlet Factory

Fashion House Outlet Centre

Nightlife

The night is still young and you feel like going out in the city? A whole array of places awaits you, such as the popular clubs at Plac Zbawiciela or the hot bars and clubs by the Vistula, where the nightlife gets going in the summertime. If you want to party, check out the party zone on Parkingowa, Nowogrodzka and Mazowiecka Streets. If you want to see the city’s skyline from a top floor, no problem. There are clubs with such panoramic views.

Clubs by the Vistula

Kufle i Kapsle

Hala Koszyki

Piw Paw

Parkingowa, Żurawia and Nowogrodzka Streets

Mazowiecka Street

Kredytowa Street

The Pavilions

Warsaw Pass

Would you like to travel around Warsaw more efficiently and cheaply? Then choose the Warsaw Pass. This card gives you free admission to the most important tourist attractions, as well as rebates and a public transportation ticket. You can decide how much time you need to visit the city – one, two or three days. You can buy the card at Warsaw Tourist Information Points, among other places.

Visit: www.warsawpass.com

Essential Information

For more information, please visit:

The official tourist portal of the capital city of Warsaw

Website: www.warsawtour.pl

Chopin's Warsaw official portal

Website: www.chopin.warsawtour.pl

Warsaw Tourist Information Points

There are three Warsaw Tourist Information Points in the city, situated in the most important tourist locations. At these points, you will receive not only advice as to what is worth visiting but also free and practical city maps and mini guidebooks in various languages. You can also buy a Warsaw Pass here.

- Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Plac Defilad, (entrance from Emilii Plater Street)

- Old Town Market Square 19/21/21a

- Chopin Airport – Terminal A, Arrivals, Entrance 2

For opening hours, please see the website.
If you have more questions, please email: info@warsawtour.pl

City Transportation

It is cheapest and fastest to go either by foot or by public transportation when in Warsaw. There are buses, trams, and a metro. At night, you can use the metro, which operates until midnight on weekdays and until as late as 3:00 a.m. on weekends. You can also use night buses marked with the letter “N”. Timed tickets for shorter or longer trips can be purchased in the ticket dispensers at stops, in buses, or at kiosks. The same tickets are used in all types of public transport.

Bus No180
This is a regular bus line to most of the interesting tourist attractions in Warsaw. The route runs along the Royal Route all the way to Wilanów.

Website: www.ztm.waw.pl

Chopin Airport

Most planes land at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw, which is just 30 minutes from the city centre by public transport. If you have a long layover in Warsaw, use the time and visit the city. Skip the traffic jams and take the SKM (Szybka Kolej Miejska – Fast City Train), lines S2 and S3, or a bus No 175, for example.

Address: ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1

Website: www.lotnisko-chopina.pl

Warsaw Modlin Airport

This airport is 35 km from Warsaw, but with convenient connections to the city. To get to Warsaw from Modlin Airport, you have a choice of special Modlinbuses and OKbuses, as well as a train operated by Koleje Mazowieckie. All these means of transportation arrive in the very centre of Warsaw right by the Palace of Culture and Science.

Address: ul. Generała Wiktora Thommée 1a, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki

Website: www.modlinairport.pl

Warsaw Central Train Station

Located in the very centre of town in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw Central is the biggest station in Warsaw. Once you have seen all there is to see, you can leave for other Polish cities.

Address: al. Jerozolimskie 54

Parking

The centre of Warsaw is all paid parking from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Veturilo City Bikes

Bicycles in Warsaw can be rented at over 300 stations. The first 20 minutes is free.
You can rent a bike in one of three ways. The first is to log in to the website and pay an initial fee of PLN 10. The second is to register with a credit card at a rental station terminal. The third is to use the Nextbike mobile application.

Website: www.veturilo.waw.pl

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