In the east of Poland, on the banks of the Vistula, lies the capital and at the same time the largest city in the country: Warsaw
The city is one of the most important economic centres in Central and Eastern Europe and is of great cultural importance for Poland. More and more tourists are discovering the beauty of the city on the Vistula for themselves and are taking tours to see the sights in Warsaw.
Numerous theatres, museums, monuments and churches attract visitors to Poland's capital, which has much to offer both culturally and scenically. So after a day full of sightseeing and sightseeing you can relax in one of the numerous cafés, in the many parks or on the banks of the Vistula.
Facts & Figures: Poland's capital Warsaw has about 1.8 million inhabitants living on an area of 517.2 km². In 2009 about 2.7 million foreign tourists visited Warsaw, visiting the 56 museums, 114 galleries, 82 parks, 50 theatres and 1,548 cafés, bars and restaurants.
Warsaw sights: There are many sights worth seeing in Warsaw. In any case you should visit the old town, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the sights that are located there, such as the Royal Castle, the palace under the tin roof, the market place, St. John's Cathedral or the Jesuit Church. Also worth seeing are, among others, the Royal Way, the Koniecpolski Palace, Ujazdowski Castle, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial.
Souvenirs: Nice souvenirs from Warsaw are for example folklore bags, Christmas eggs, traditionally woven tablecloths or a stork figure (the stork stands for the beautiful Polish nature).