Poland, Warsaw – Forgotten City
The largest city of Poland and also the capital of the country. Only sledomly people imagine it an interesting place worthy making a trip. We were very hesitant if to go there at first. It takes 8 hours by train from Prague (for considerable amount of money you can buy a night train). A flight ticket costs around 3000. Eventually, we decided for the cheapest option – a day train ride (a return ticket costs about 1400 Czech crowns).
In front of a train station. Me and my friends concured in our image of Warsaw as a city of high-rise concrete houses built in the Communist era. However, we get off the train station into a modern city center of modern high-rise structures. Then we noticed Palace of Cutlure with colorful lighting turned on every night. We truly underestimated Poland which we would realize over the following days.
So what is there in Warsaw? Palace of Culture is one of places worthy of your time. You can rise in an elevator to the top for 15 zloty (about 100 Czech crowns). A splendid view will open up in front of you over the entire city of Warsaw. Below the palace, well across entire city, there are many summer cafes. There you can have a beer or some of local amazing home-made lemonades. Then relax on a beach bed. Warsawa is not overcrowded. Therefore, should you be looking for a to stay at a weekend without crowds, then this city is a must. You will enjoy your break there.
Another must-see place is the Old Town. It was almost completely obliterated during the WWII. However, it was renovated after the war. It has been on the UNESCO's list since the 1980s. Today, it is the main point of interest for tourists in Warsaw. Zamek Królewski (Royal Palace) is situated in the center of historical center. It was built in the 13th century and there is a netowrk nice narrow streets lined by colorful houses surrounding the palace. There were many musical concerts happening during our time of visit. And there was a marathon in the evening. You can enjoy a beautiful vista over the Vistula and the huge National Stadium from there. The stadium was built to hold matches of the 2012 soccer championship and the finale of the 6th year of UEFA championship. The stadium has beautiful lighting effects at night. A musical water fountain is situated in the Park Fontann. There is a show every Saturday at 21:30 which is for free.
Łazienki, the largest park in Warsaw is indeed another place wort of visit. Popular classical music concerts and other events take place throught the summer there. In the center of the park there is a beautiful royal palace on the lake.
Warsaw has close links to the WWII. The Museum of the Warsawa Uprising is a great place for every military enthusiasts. It is situated about twenty minutes of walk from the Palace of Culture. Inside, there is a war plane, many interactive exhibits, and arms. You can enter the museum free of charge every Sunday yet you must expect large crowds.
GPS: 52°14'51.7"N 21°00'49.0"E
Text and photos: Veronika Schubertová
In the coming weeks, we will discover the wonderful natural and cultural attractions of the Duchy of Lesser Poland. Our starting point will be the city of Zakopane, which is also a social center of the whole region.
Rádi byste se prošli podél moře, ale nechce se vám nikam daleko? Pokud ano, máme tu pro vás dnes tip na místo, které je Čechy celkem opomíjeno. Nemusíte jet tisíce kilometrů, nemusíte překonávat svůj strach z létání. Stačí, když sednete do auta a můžete si udělat krásný prodloužený víkend v Kolobrzegu.
Are you about to visit Krakow, Warsaw or the Polish side of the Giant Mountains? Look first at what traditions are here and what you have to do good. Our neighbors have a lot of similar traditions and holidays as we do, and the kitchen is quite similar, but some differences could be found there.
When one hears about Wieliczka, perhaps every one of us will come across the famous salt mine in southern Poland. This city of the same name offers tourists not only the beauty of their underground, but it also pays off to explore what it offers above ground. Before looking into the ancient depths, we walk through the monuments in the streets that remind us of the rich history of this mining town.
The world's unique sight in the south of Poland attracts more than a million tourists to local countryside. The salt world, which has been created for centuries by the mining of salt, has not left us indifferent either. Therefore, let us expose the history and the presence of this extraordinary place in the following lines.
The first half of the journey underground has fascinated us with its spaces and the legend carved in the rock, but it is not far from everything the mine offers to its visitors. So come go deeper, into its corridors and chambers, to places where crystal chandeliers and salty mining ponds glitter.
The Wieliczka Salt Underground intends to attract tourists at any time of year, so here they do not forget the trends that modern times bring. After the tour you do not have to rush to the surface, but for example you can enjoy some of the typical Polish cuisine.
Summer holidays are an ideal time for family trips, so today we invite you to one of these. Our destination will be the Polish village of Nedeca (Niedzica), located in the Spis region, near the Slovak border in Lesser Poland.
Krakow - that amazing, charismatic, and historic city is so full of interesting landmarks that to spend only one weekend is almost like not being there at all. Maybe you have already heard that Krakow has been becoming the city of bars. Resutanrats, clubs, candy shops, pijalnie wódky… There is one place next to another all of them being great. Once you get enough refreshed take a look around. The Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, the old Stare Miasto, Rynek Główny, Wawel castle and the cathedral - the most sacred place in Poland. All of these sights on just couple of square kilometers - just enough to get to know it during a weekend.
Church towers looming above your heads, dwarves at your legs, calm breath of history, quick pulse of European city. And squirrels, squirrels everywhere. This is Wrocław.
Cracow was Polish capital in past. Now, this city belongs to most beautiful architectonical jewels of Europe. The whole town is respiring with Middle Age, and such impression is stressed even with unusual big number of green surface which is frequently missing in big towns.
As the title suggests, the city is located on the Warta river, the third longest river in Poland.
Our today’s journey across world cities is set in Lodz, a city couple of hundred kilometers northeast from Prague.
We visit the third largest Polish city, Lodz, today for one more time.
Oswiecim (Auschwitz) is the biggest concentration camp of Europe, where the final solution of Jewish question was let to its nearly perfect finish. The Germans murded there - in the course of 1940-1945 - one million and one hundred thousands of people!
"The Jews are a race which must be totally exterminated!" This is a quotation of Hans Frank, Governor General of Poland, occupied by Nazis. This sentence is expressing all. Total extirpation, this was main style of concentration camps. Even in Oswiecim, the Nazis murdered one million of Jews. So, even now, the Jews belong to frequent visitors there.
It would be a sin not to return once more to a city such as Poznan. Today, we go here to learn more about the capital of Greater Poland Voivodeship.
We have already discovered some sights in Poznan. This will continue today as we visit this city for the last time.
Originally Slavic fortified settlement, then castle, today memorial place with a park from where you get the vista of Cesky Tesin, and the Slezske and Moravskoslezske Beskydy.
One of the most visited areas in Poland - Lesser Poland offers a total of five UNESCO World Herit...
World-known old salt mines in Wieliczka belong to most visited tourist targets of Poland. The loc...