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 Anything you can dream of you will find in the Polish capital: interesting history, a wealth of events, exciting nightlife, Michelin-starred 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 one of 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.

currency

Polish złoty (PLN)

phone

Emergency 112
Police 997
Ambulance 999
Fire Brigade 998
City Guard 986
Emergency number for foreigners: +48 608 599 999

newspaper

Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish): https://wyborcza.pl
Rzeczpospolita (in Polish): www.rp.pl
Warsaw Business Journal (in English): https://wbj.pl

population

1.9 million (2022)

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Warsaw Tourist Office
Palace of Culture & Science, plac Defilad 1
+48 503 033 720
Mon–Fri 8am–6pm

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Top 10

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Old Town

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Łazienki Royal Park

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Warsaw Rising Museum

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Vistula Boulevards

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Palace of Culture & Science

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National Museum

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Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Copernicus Science Centre & Planetarium

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Fryderyk Chopin Museum

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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.

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Castle Square

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Krakowskie Przedmieście

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Nowy Świat Street

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Aleje Ujazdowskie

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Ujazdowski Park

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Warsaw University Botanic Garden

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Łazienki Royal Park

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Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów

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Warsaw’s Vistula

No other river in Europe is like the Vistula flowing through Warsaw. Its natural banks, inhabited by wildfowl, 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.

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Multimedia Fountain Park

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Museum on the Vistula

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Vistula Boulevards

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Cruises on the Vistula

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Warsaw Beaches

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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.

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Statue of Fryderyk Chopin

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Holy Cross Church

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Trail of the Playing Benches

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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.

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Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum

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Church of the Visitation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

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Central Agricultural Library

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Vistula Embankment

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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.

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Jewish Cemetery

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Nożyk Synagogue

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Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom & Struggle

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Fragment of the Ghetto Wall

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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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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Warsaw Zoo

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Museum of Warsaw Praga

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Neon Museum

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National Stadium

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Skaryszew Park

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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.

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Multimedia Fountain Park

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Dollhouse Museum

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Warsaw Zoo

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Playgrounds & Outdoor Sports Gyms

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Warsaw University Library Garden

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Copernicus Science Centre & Planetarium

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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.

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Soho Factory

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Hala Koszyki

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Warsaw University Library Garden

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City Cruises in Old Cars from Communist Times

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Museum of Life under Communism

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Murals & Street Art

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Breakfast Fairs

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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.

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Chopin’s Music Concerts at Łazienki Royal Park

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Orange Warsaw Festival

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Jazz in the Old Town International Festival

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Warsaw Film Festival

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Warsaw Restaurant Week

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Warsaw Marathon

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Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

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Garlands on the Vistula

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Holiday Illumination in Winter

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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. Besides the classic Polish specialities, Warsaw's restaurants have dishes from all corners of the world, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine.

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Hala Koszyki

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Night Market

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Stary Dom

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Restauracja Różana

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Warszawa Wschodnia by Mateusz Gessler

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Breakfast Fairs

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Pierogi

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Herring Warsaw-Style

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Pork Knuckle in Jelly

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Pyzy

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Pork Chops with Potatoes & Cabbage

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Chłodnik (Cold Soup)

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Żurek

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Borsch

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W-Z Cake

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Zygmuntówka

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Chocolate by Wedel

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Cafés

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Manekin

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Cafe Kulturalna

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Staroswiecki Sklep (Wedel Chocolate Lounge)

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Bułkę przez Bibułkę

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Cafe Bristol

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Nightlife

The night is still young, and you feel like going out in the city? A whole array of places await you, such as the popular clubs at Plac Zbawiciela or the hottest 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 the top floor, no problem. There are clubs with beautiful panoramic views.

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Clubs by the Vistula

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Parkingowa, Żurawia & Nowogrodzka Streets

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Mazowiecka Street

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Kredytowa Street

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Kufle i Kapsle

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Bars at Hala Koszyki

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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.

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3 Mysia Street

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Vitkac

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Złote Tarasy

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Arkadia

Mokotowska Street

Three Crosses Square

Galeria Mokotów

Annopol & Ursus Outlet Factory

Fashion House Outlet Centre

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Tourist Information

Public Transport

You can reach most attraction in Warsaw on foot or by public transportation. 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 am 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 line 180
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.

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Website: www.wtp.waw.pl/en/public-transport-step-by-step

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Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

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 bus line 175, for example.

Address: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie, ulica Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warsaw

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Website: www.lotnisko-chopina.pl

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Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI)

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 Contbus and Flixbus, 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: Ulica Generała Wiktora Thommée 1a, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland

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Phone: +48 22 315 18 80

Website: en.modlinairport.pl

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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 explore other Polish cities.

Address: Warszawa Centralna, aleja Jerozolimskie 54, Wasrsaw

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Veturilo City Bikes

Bicycles in Warsaw can be rented at over 300 stations. The first 20 minutes are 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.

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Website: warsawtour.pl/en/veturilo

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