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Why fly to Warsaw?
It is an ancient living, breathing city that has literally been rebuilt from the ground up within the past 50 years. Warsaw has a long and turbulent history and yet visiting it today is akin to visiting a brand-spanking new place. The city was razed to the ground during WWII, but with strength and fortitude rebuilt from its rubble.
The city is divided by the Vistula River with the old town sitting on the river on the west side. An impressive of this rebuilding is in this historic town, which was built with painstaking care to look exactly like what it did prior to the destruction. Today, it looks like an ancient town but is bubbling with boutiques and lovely cafes where you can sit for a lovely lunch and take in yesterday through the eyes of today.
Despite losing many significant works of art and artifacts, the city has numerous museums and galleries which hold the treasured pieces that were saved and new pieces that help to fill in the gaps of those that were lost. Important cultural institutions to visit include the National Museum, the gallery at Lazienki Palace, the Museum of the Polish Army, the Carroll Porczyriski Collection Museum and the Center for Contemporary Arts house at Ujazdow Castle.
There are quite a few green spaces in the city but the largest is one of the most beautiful urban parks in the country. Complete with beautiful walking paths and a lake, Lazienki Park provides ultimate tranquility just steps from the hubbub of Warsaw's city center. After an afternoon of tranquility in this lovely old place it must be time for some good old fashioned Polish nosh and there are some goodies to try.
You haven't eaten a perogie until you've had a Polish perogie in Warsaw. Perogies are comfort food at their best and filled with anything from traditional potatoes to brie-fancy depending on where you dine. One of the other traditional dishes is a warm, comfy soup for those cold Warsaw nights. The name of the soup is zurek and the name of the game is eggs and sausage in rye soupy deliciousness. You can find both of these items at most restaurants but to have them at their authentic best, head to a mom and pop kind of place.
This city of the ages that rises up and up again is worth your time. The architecture superb, the people resilient and the food a homey sensory welcome to this city of old come new again.
Warsaw is rarely very hot but it sure can get very cold. Average temperatures in the winter months are in the minuses and have been known to drop right into the minus teens or lower. Summers are warm and numbers are in the high teens or low 20s for the most part. Rainfall occurs throughout the year with the summer being the wettest season.
When to fly to Warsaw
Most travelers choose to visit Warsaw in the summer months as temperatures are quite nice and of course much warmer than the freezing winter months. The increase in the number of visitors in the summer months means flight ticket prices are at their highest. December ski vacations to the city are also possible and result in fares to the city being fairly high in the latter half of December.
The winters can be bitterly cold in Warsaw and as a result the city does not see a high number of tourists during this time. January through to March are good months to plan a visit to the city on the cheap. The city has many indoor cultural institutions to visit or you can also make it a ski vacation.
Getting into Warsaw
Your gateway to Warsaw will have you flying into Warsaw Chopin Airport, which is located just 10 minutes outside of the city center. From the airport you have a number of choices for getting into the city center. The city has a brand new rail line that will get you into the city center. Five bus routes service he airport and hit most of the city's major hotels. Additionally, you can grab a taxi from outside the terminal.
Getting around Warsaw
The city has an extensive public transportation system, which means you can get to pretty much wherever you want to go in the city without having to rent a car. Public transportation options include public bus, light rail, metro as well as a tram system. Warsaw has also jumped on the bike-share bandwagon, which makes for lovely exploring expeditions in the summer.
- Visit the Gestapo Headquarters Museum to truly understand the fabric of the city. Here you will find historical artifacts and exhibits about the dark days of WWII and learn about the campaign that was waged that lead to the razing of the city. If you are traveling with children be warned the stories may be far too complex for young kids but a great learning opportunity for teens.
- Visit the rebuilt 14th century St. John's Cathedral under which old crypts of Polish royalty and other important figures in the city's history. Although, reconstructed it is a great representation of the original building.
- The Wilanow Palace is one of the few historic buildings that did not need complete restruction as the damage was limited. The Baroque beauty of this place will take you back to the 17th century when it was built. The larger complex also includes the Wilanow Museum where you will find poster art by famed names like Dali and Picasso.
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