WARSAW – DIVERSE LANDESHAUSSTADT AT THE SOFT
Once upon a time, today’s heraldry, a mermaid, advised the loving couple Wars and Zawa to build a city called Warszawa . No sooner said than done: The city, which is known in this country as Warsaw, thrilled by its diversity, the proximity to the river Vistula and their historic places. Anyone who visits her can be enchanted by her, so that every trip to Poland’s capital will be remembered forever.
STORIES OF KINGS AND PRESIDENTS
If you really want to get to know Warsaw and its people, do not miss the old town of Poland’s capital. Since 1980, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a very special atmosphere. A special highlight is the triangular Schlossplatz. In its center stands the great Sigismund column. The Baroque monument is one of the landmarks of Warsaw and was in honor of King Sigismund III. Wasa built , which had declared the city at that time the capital.
However, the historical and geographic center of the Old Town is the marketplace of Warsaw with a large sculpture in the center. The siren with shield and sword is today’s coat of arms of the city and has a high ideal value for the inhabitants of the city. Take a room in one of the hotels near the sculpture, for example the Mamaison Le Regina Warsaw , and be in the thick of things . Along the market square, you can explore the beautiful surroundings in long walks. Colorful houses line the square, each one very individual, some even decorated with carvings and sculptures.
The St. John’s Cathedral, also called St. John’s Cathedral, is always worth a visit. From the outside, the church looks rather simple Its Gothic style suggests that it is a normal, not particularly exciting church. Inside, however, one can admire a beautiful star vault. In this oldest church in Warsaw, coronations of the former monarchs were carried out, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries. Unfortunately, like so much of the land, the church was completely destroyed during the Second World War, rebuilt on the old model and still today the most important church in the city.
Another very important address of the city is the Presidential Palace . The stately building used to be the residence of many monarchs and is now the seat of the country’s president. Historically, he has taken a significant place, because here in 1955 the important Warsaw Pact was signed.
EXCITING EXPERIMENTS AND CULTURE IN WARSAW
In addition to a beautiful city center, the city also has many cultural destinations in the program. A city trip to Warsaw is always worthwhile, if you like to visit museums. Worth seeing is especially the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego , the museum of the Warsaw Uprising. The political uprising so important for the history of the city and the country, which took place between August and October 1944, is vividly depicted in this house. Visiting the exhibition, you can feel so close to what happened back then.
Another must-see address for museum and science enthusiasts is the Copernicus Science Center . Here on several floors natural science is explained and presented in a simple and interesting way. The planetarium is a perfect place for astronomy enthusiasts, and in laboratories and workshops, interested parties can conduct their own scientific experiments and thus better understand the matter and the world.
Other interesting addresses include the Frydyrik Chopin Museum depicting the life and works of the Polish composer, or the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie , the Museum of Contemporary Art, which mainly exhibits beautiful works by Polish artists.
Theater also has the city to offer, especially the Teatr Wielki. The beautiful building now houses Poland’s National Theater and the National Opera as well as a theater museum that tells the story of the development of Polish theater.
Even more culture can be experienced in the Palace of Culture . Here you will find the Goethe-Institut, some smaller theaters and cinemas, but also restaurants and above all a viewing platform. From the 30th floor of the modern building you can look over the whole city and be inspired by its sight. Nearby there are also cheap hotels, such as the InterContinental Warszawa , so nothing stands in the way of a tour of the city of Warsaw.
NATURAL PURE, SHOPPING AND MANY SEASONAL EVENTS
If you prefer to spend your holidays far away from museums, but nevertheless would like to get to know the city, there are many other options. Warsaw has many parks and green spaces and even when visiting these you can get to know the city wonderfully.
The Lazienki Krolewskie ( Lazienki Park) is the largest park in the city with 80 hectares . In addition to beautiful, lovingly landscaped grounds and beautiful statues of important people you will also find beautiful buildings here. One of them is the Laszienki Palace. The beautiful classical building on an island in Lazienki Lake was formerly inhabited and can still be visited today.
Other beautiful buildings are the classical Belvedere Palace or the beautiful old and new orangery.
Not to be missed is the Ogród Saksi, the Saxon Garden . Also a beautifully landscaped park in whose western part the Saxon Palace stood until its destruction in World War II. You can also find the tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. This monument was erected after World War I in honor of the fallen unknown soldiers. Even today, there are important festivities and a daily honor guard held.
If you like to go shopping on holiday, you will make the right choice with Warsaw. There are many flights to Poland’s capital, and you can easily find a hotel around Warsaw’s Chopin Airport. From there you can find shopping malls such as the Arkadia Shopping Center or the impressive Zlote Terasy, the Golden Terraces. Especially the latter impresses with its variety of shops and entertainment in the center.
And if you want to make your stay in Warsaw something special, spend the New Year there. In countless clubs, such as the Klubokawiarnia, you can celebrate great parties with many other people. Alternatively, gather on the Schlossplatz and marvel at the beautiful fireworks with many locals . If you like it on New Year’s Eve also like quiet and romantic, can look for a beautiful place along the Vistula River and enjoy the fireworks.
So, pack your bags and visit this unique and extraordinary city. You will not regret it.
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