Holidays to Warsaw
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Take in the scenery
The public transport in Warsaw is good, so getting around via bus or the extensive tram network shouldn’t be a problem. There are also a variety of ways to tour the city, be that with an organised walking tour or one of the increasingly popular Segway tours.
If you feel like a taste of history, Lazienki Park is a great place to spend an afternoon. Built by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, it contains the famous Palace on the Water within its extensive grounds. On your trip you will be able to walk through the impressive gardens that were once home to Polish royalty.
Inside the city, the Old Town is a popular tourist destination – a market square surrounded by old merchant’s houses that still bustle with activity today. The Royal Castle is in Castle Square, not far away. From there you can take a short walk down the Road of Kings to Willanow Palace.
On your walk through the city you’ll see more well-maintained parks with interesting hidden gems like Saint Anne’s church.
There’s plenty of educational activity in Warsaw, with a particular focus on World War II in many of the museums. The Warsaw Uprising Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. It contains all kinds of media to look at and interactive facilities too. It can be a great way for kids to learn about the history of this city in a way that they will find enjoyable too. The museum is based in an old tram power station which makes for some surroundings with real character. The exhibits take you through the city events in the order they happened, starting with the Nazi occupation.
The Lazienki Palace is a popular tourist destination, with delicately produced grounds and regular tours available. If you want to learn something about the common man, then the Warsaw Ghetto provides a humbling experience. The site itself takes up only 2.4% of Warsaw’s land and was used to house over 450,000 Jewish people.
If you need a little light relief after the heavy Polish history, then Warownia Jomsborg is an educational Viking town, just outside of the city centre, that can make for some more light-hearted family-fun with some education too.
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