Warsaw is the largest and capital city of Poland. It is situated along the Vistula River and near the Baltic Sea and Carpathian Mountains. The climate in Warsaw can be extreme meaning that summers can get exhaustingly hot and winters can get brutally cold. The best time to go here is during spring and autumn.
The German Nazis invaded Warsaw in 1939 and this city was able to survive numerous wars including the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Warsaw Uprising during the 1940s. Despite the severe damage caused by World War II, Warsaw was able to rebuild itself thus earning the nickname “phoenix city” because it rose up again from the ashes.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Warsaw is famous for hosting various events and festivals but the most popular are the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days which takes place in July, Warsaw Autumn Festival which gathers some of the world's best musicians during September and Warsaw Film Festival which gets star-studded every October. The best place to start sightseeing in Warsaw is at the Inner City where you can find many attractions including The Royal Castle, the Parliament, Palace of Culture and Science, St. John's Archcathedral, Nozyk Synagogue and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Another popular site is the Old Town Market Square which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The best way to explore Warsaw is by metro which is faster and cheaper. Other options include the trams and buses which are very accessible and have many lines and routes. Taxis can charge extra so that is not a good idea.