On behalf of the conference organizers, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all attendees visiting Warsaw for the event. We are thrilled to have you here and hope that your stay in our city will be both productive and enjoyable.
Warsaw is a dynamic and vibrant city, full of history, culture, and modern amenities. During your stay, we encourage you to explore all that the city has to offer, from its world-renowned museums and historic landmarks to its thriving food and drink scene.
The history of Warsaw is not only rich and fascinating, but also tragic. Two events in particular, the Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, are poignant examples of this.
The Ghetto Uprising (19 April - 16 May 1943) was a brave but ultimately doomed uprising by Jewish residents of the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazi forces. The uprising was sparked by the Nazis' plans to deport the remaining residents of the ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp. Despite the bravery and determination of the fighters, the uprising was crushed by the superior firepower of the Nazi forces, and most of the fighters were killed or sent to extermination camps.
The Warsaw Uprising (1 August - 3 October 1944) was a military operation led by the Polish resistance during World War II in an attempt to liberate the city from German occupation. Despite the bravery of the Polish fighters, the uprising lasted for 63 days and resulted in the destruction of much of the city and the death of thousands of civilians and resistance fighters.
These events are now commemorated in museums and monuments throughout the city, serving as powerful reminders of the city's history and the sacrifices made by its residents in their struggles for freedom and independence. Today, Warsaw is a thriving city, full of life, culture, and history, and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the rich history and culture of Poland.
We wish you a successful conference and a memorable stay in Warsaw. If you need anything during your time here, please don't hesitate to reach out to the conference organizers. We are here to help and ensure that your experience in our city is the best it can be. Once again, welcome to Warsaw and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Useful information and our subjective recommendations:
Two excellent portals with information for visitors
The city has a great public transportation system, but if you want to really see the sights, consider walking or renting a bike (Veturilo
) or scooter.
Google Maps and Apple Maps, https://www.wtp.waw.pl/en/
Bike rental system: https://veturilo.waw.pl/en/
Food and drink:
Warsaw has a great food scene, with plenty of local specialties to try. Head to a traditional milk bar for a cheap, hearty meal, or check out one of the city's many craft breweries for a cold beer on a hot day.
Don't miss the Old Town, which has been beautifully restored and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, check out the Palace of Culture and Science, which offers great views of the city from the top.
In July, the city comes alive with outdoor concerts, festivals, and markets. Check out the schedule and see what's going on during your visit. Local events calendar: https://warsawtour.pl/en/what-where-when/
For a more authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience, ask locals for their favorite hidden gems and try to venture away from the touristy areas. The Praga district is a must-see in Warsaw and offers a more off-the-beaten-path experience. The place is known for its street art, historic architecture, and unique local vibe.
Getting there: Praga is located on the east side of the Vistula River, across from the Old Town. You can take the tram number 11, 17, or 22 from the city center, or use the city's bike rental system (Veturilo) to pedal your way over.
Local tips: For an authentic Praga experience, head to a local bar or café and strike up a conversation with the locals.
You'll get a great sense of the neighborhood's character and may even discover some hidden gems.
We hope you have a great time exploring Praga and all it has to offer!
Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, is home to a rich cultural heritage and a variety of museums that showcase its history, art, and traditions. Here are some of the most notable museums in Warsaw:
The Fryderyk Chopin Museum
: This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. Visitors can learn about Chopin's childhood, family, musical career, and legacy through interactive exhibits, musical performances, and original manuscripts and letters.
POLIN. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews
: This museum is located in the former Jewish Ghetto and tells the story of Polish Jews from the 10th century until today. It features interactive exhibits, photographs, and artifacts that explore the history, culture, and traditions of Polish Jews.
The Royal Castl
e: This castle was the official residence of Polish kings for centuries and has since been transformed into a museum showcasing the history and culture of Poland. Visitors can admire its ornate interior, including paintings, tapestries, and other artworks, as well as its impressive architecture.
The Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
: This museum is dedicated to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, when the people of Warsaw rose up against the German occupiers. It features exhibits, artifacts, and multimedia presentations that tell the story of the uprising, its participants, and its aftermath.
The National Museum in Warsaw
: This museum is the largest and oldest museum in Poland and is dedicated to the country's art, history, and culture. Visitors can admire its collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks, as well as its exhibits on the history of Poland and its people.
These are just a few of the many museums that visitors can explore in Warsaw. Each of these museums provides a unique glimpse into the city's rich history and cultural heritage and is well worth a visit.
Enjoy your time in Warsaw!