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Warsaw at a Glance

Warsaw is humming with energy sixty years after it was completely flattened during WWII.

Tourists can explore the old town, which was rebuilt with pieces of the rubble painstakingly worked in to the new materials. The royal castle is open for tours and visitors can get an inside view of Polish politics and life in the castle. At the National Gallery, over 800,000 works of art are available to view in the permanent collection. You could spend all day sifting through Polish and European treasures. 

Warsaw calls out to the traveler because of its exciting nightlife. If your feet aren't too tired after a day in the museums, head to a dance club and boogie the night away. If a low key evening is in order find music you can listen to while sitting down. Jazz, acoustic, pop and classical all have scenes in Warsaw.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Warsaw-Chopin International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Poland if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can use the U.S State Department website to learn more about traveling in Poland.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Warszawa Zachodnia Bus Terminal
      • Bus Warszawa Stadion Bus Terminal
      • Railroad Warszawa Centralna Train Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Warsaw has cold winters and hot summers. Be careful when driving in winter storms and dress appropriately for the weather.

      Safety Concerns Warsaw's pickpockets hang out in the train station and in crowded tourist areas. Hang onto your valuables and consider placing them in a safe during your stay.

      Health Concerns Many tourists prefer to drink bottled water in Poland as sensitive populations may be bothered by the water.