a guide to the UEFA EURO 2012™ City a map of a friendly city a list of Warsaw’s attractions and entertainment Guide Warszawa Football Fan’s Guidebook to Warsaw City Guide Warsaw loves tourists! It is a city you want to info xxxxxxxxxxx 2012 go back to. Information point It is easy to get lost in the urban jungle. For your convenience, we have introduced a system of pictograms. Welcome informacja information taxi to Warsaw! entertainment train history parking important place car shopping on foot art tram science the disabled sport airport bus distance metro station accommodation Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz the Mayor of Warsaw I t is my pleasure to welcome you to the hospitable and sport-loving city Emergency telephone numbers of Warsaw! We have been preparing to receive you, just like one does Should your health, life or possessions when expecting a long-awaited guest. You are coming to Warsaw for an be in danger, call the emergency number unforgettable football experience, but also to have fun and visit a city that 112 - it is available for both mobile you may have never seen before. and land lines. I am convinced that you will not be disappointed, least of all with the five Emergency numbers (24/7) games which will be played at our new National Stadium. I would also like Police 997 to invite you to come along to the Fan Zone in the city center, where Ambulance 999 a number of attractions have been prepared for you. Fire brigade 998 I am sure that nobody will leave the city bored! Varsovians would like you Municipal police 986 to feel comfortable and safe in their city. This guidebook will make moving The city’s infoline for the EURO 2012TM around the city so much easier: it provides you with practical information 800 80 2012 relating to all the aspects important to a tourist - from public transport tips to information on the specialities of local cuisine. Apart from the football matches and related events, I wish to encourage you Important websites to see Warsaw, with its many monuments and charming places. I hope that www.um.warszawa.pl/uefaeuro2012 our slogan, ”Fall in love in Warsaw” will become dear to your heart and incite www.um.warszawa.pl you to visit our city again. www.warsawtour.pl www.facebook.com/warszawa Welcome to Warsaw. I do hope you enjoy www.facebook.com/warsaw the UEFA EURO 2012™ championships in Warsaw. www.polishpass.polishguide2012.pl www.youtube.com/warszawapl www.nk.pl/warszawa www.polishguide2012.pl www.polishpass.polishguide2012.pl 2 3 Contents All you need to know about the UEFA EURO euro zone 6-17 2012™ in Warsaw. A description of the Fan Zone, important information, attractions for football fans. Practical information on transport public transport 18-29 - how to move around the city, means of public transport, taxis, fees, train stations and the airport. Hotels, public utility buildings, means city for everyone 30-31 of public transport and facilities for the disabled. Practical information on medical help, health 32-33 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Events, concerts, exhibitions and galleries. calendar of events 34-39 All that you must see, hear and feel yourself. The city’s attractions - all that you need the city 40-53 to know upon your arrival in Warsaw. Curios, legends, local habits and traditions, the history of the city. Churches and temples. An insight into the specialities of Warsaw’s flavours of the city 54-59 cuisine. Typical dishes, drinks and desserts. The green lungs of Warsaw. Parks, forests, green Warsaw Warszawa zielona 60-65 gardens and squares. Cycling paths and places to stroll around on foot. Tourist attractions near Warsaw. further afield 66-71 Museums, parks, water sport centers. Practical information. info 72-74 Hotels and camping grounds in Warsaw and its vicinity. City Editing, proofreading, illustrations Sightseeing is much easier when query, graphic design and you know what to look for. ”City translations: Guide” is divided into several sections outlining the most important Guide Polish Sport Promotion information about the city and the Przemysław "Trust" Truściński’s attractions it has to offer. Published at the request artwork is used in the publication. of the Capital City of Warsaw City Guide euro zone 2012 ZONE DESCRIPTION Warsaw supports football teams! 7.06 the opening event 1.07 the closing event Even if you do not have a ticket, follow games involving your team live together with other football fans. THE ZONE'S OPENING HOURS An unforgettable 7 June from 8 to 31 June 1 July experience in the Fan Zones in cities hosting the UEFA 18:00 1:00 12:00 1:00 12:00 4:00 EURO 2012™! Days without matches 12:00-23:00 Simply THE BEST! Medical help Paramedics will be on duty in the Fan Zone. The area will be monitored by medical patrols in red Warsaw's Fan Zone is the biggest, uniforms. Medical aid stations are located closest to the National Stadium in the marked on the map of the Fan Zone. There are ambulances in case very heart of the football championships! of emergencies. I 147 t covers the area of 120,000 Look for tents with a white square meters and can cross on a green background accommodate up to 100,000 - these are medical aid stations! football fans. It is located in the very center of the capital city, with excellent connections to the VIP Zone All the matches of the UEFA EURO National Stadium and right in the heart of Warsaw where everything square meters 2012™ championships will is happening. And, last but not is the size of be broadcast in this breezy tent. The VIP Zone is open daily, least, it is right next to the city's tallest building - the Palace of the largest wall from 7 June to 1 July, to make watching football even more Culture and Science! All the matches will be broadcast screen in the pleasant. Access to the VIP Zone live on huge wall screens. Moreover, Fan Zone! is available for a fee. in the Fan Zone you can party, meet other football fans, buy official souvenirs, have lunch and even access the Press Center. This is where all football fans hang out! 6 7 City Guide euro zone 2012 ThE maP Of ThE ZONE In the Fan Zone: a huge stage Fun is wall screens tourist information office everywhere! medical help VIP Zone There is no better Sponsors' Zones place to watch football television crews GREAT FUN! than the Fan Zone! A plethora of attractions are awaiting all football fans. ul. Emilii Plater ENTRaNCE ul. Emilii Plater the Central ENTRaNCE Station aleje Jerozolimskie Coca-Cola Warsaw Fan Pass Tourist Information Sponsors' MasterCard Information Continental Points Foto Stand Intersport adidas Shop - product ul. Świętokrzyska presentation the Palace stand and a football ground McDonald's Giant Passion Meter of Culture and Science Press Center ENTRaNCE Carslberg Pekao S.a. children's playground Fan Park Bank Stand KIa Creed exposition Radio ESKa Coca-Cola Music Zone Fan Club Intersport Coca-Cola Pekao S.a. shop Sharp FanLab Fan Pass Bank Stand Truck Warsaw ENTRaNCE Tourist Information Intersport Zone McDonald's ORaNGE restaurant Entertainment shop Center VIP tent aleje Jerozolimskie Coca-Cola Carslberg Fan Pass Flagship Bar ENTRaNCE entrance stands stage food ul. Marszałkowska ENTRaNCE screen information point ENTRaNCE 8 9 City Guide euro zone 2012 mERmaIDS Find your own Mermaid! Security The attention of Europe Security staff and the regulations is focused on Warsaw. in force in the Fan Zone shall ensure For this reason, the city's the safety and security of all football fans. emblem - the Mermaid - is sporting the colours of all national representations Regulations It is forbidden to: throw things, make fire, destroy competing at the To be observed! the property within the area where UEFA EURO 2012™! The organiser shall refuse entry the public event is held, bring animals, scooters, or remove from the area where motorbikes, bikes into the area a public event is held: where the public event is held, any person under the influence use abusive language, of alcohol, drugs or any other climb elements of technical intoxicating substances, infrastructure and enter areas that The monuments any person whose behaviour is are not open to the general public of the Warsaw aggressive or provocative, (i.e. stage, backstage, etc.) Mermaid contain or a person who poses threat to telephone codes security and public order in any enabling you to other manner. Participants can carry: download your own amateur cameras with a matrix Warsaw guidebook! of maximum 5 Mpix and The following items must not traditional compact cameras. be carried by the participants of a public event: weapons, Have you sharp objects and other uploaded your potentially harmful items, photograph inflammable or pyrotechnic items, on Facebook? drinks containing alcohol, Find it on the intoxicating or psychoactive plinth! substances, other items that may constitute a threat to the safety, health and life of the participants, professional camera equipment, Where are they? film cameras, audio and video The Fan Zone recording devices (it is forbidden Tetralny Square to carry photographic equipment Charles de Gaulle Roundabout of potentially professional Konstytucji Square use, i.e. analog SLR cameras, Copernicus Science Center digital SLR cameras, Multimedia Fountain Park medium and large format The New Town Square cameras, interchangeable-lens Trzech Krzyży Square cameras etc.), Krakowskie Przedmieście street drinks in glass containers The Royal Castle Square of any size, Frederic Chopin Museum drinks in containers larger Metro station - Centrum than 500 ml. www.facebook.com/warsaw Police and street wardens shall ensure the safety 10 of football fans. 11 City Guide euro zone 2012 maTCh CaLENDaR Group A Group B Group C Group D Poland (POL) Netherlands (NED) Spain (ESP) Ukraine (UKR) Greece (GRE) Denmark (DEN) Italy (ITA) Sweden (SWE) Russia (RUS) Germany (GER) Republic of Ireland (IRL) France (FRA) Czech Republic (CZE) Portugal (POR) Croatia (CRO) England (ENG) Accommodation centers Kołobrzeg - Denmark The Press Center The Security Center Warka - Croatia It is open to all accredited The headquarters of the urban for national teams journalists and equipped security staff in charge of 13 out of 16 national teams will The Russian team will be based with computers with Internet ensuring the safety of football be accommodated in Poland. in Warsaw's Le Meridien Bristol access. It serves also as a press fans and local inhabitants are The footballers will practice and train in Sulejówek. The Greek conference center and is located located at ul. Młynarska 43/45. in local facilities: representation have chosen on the second floor of the Warsaw - Poland, Russia Warszawianka Spa hotel in Palace of Culture and Science Gdańsk - Germany Jachranka and sport facilities on Plac Defilad 1. Wrocław - Czech Republic in Legionowo. The Croatian team Cracow - the Netherlands, will be based in Sielanka resort England in Warka, whereas the team of The Broadcasting Center Gniewino - Spain Franciszek Smuda will be staying The International Broadcasting Sopot - Ireland in the Warsaw's Hyatt Center (IBC) of the UEFA EURO Wieliczka - Italy and prepare for the games 2012™ is located in EXPO XXI 12 Opalenica - Portugal in the facilities of Polonia club. at ul. Prądzyńskiego 12/14. 13 Jachranka - Greece City Guide euro zone 2012 ThE STaDIUm Korona 924 m 30 111 Nie ma w Polsce większego – Stadion Photo: PZ Studio The biggest one the length of the lower alley kiosks seats for the disabled Narodowy w Warszawie mieści nawet 70 tysięcy in Poland widzów! FAKTY! Up to 70 thousand spectators can enter the National Stadium in 1,758 underground 4 wall screens with a total area 18 ha 204 000 m2 – całkowita powierzchnia the National Stadium's Warsaw. It is the biggest parking spaces of 200 m² located on the spire total area sport facility in Poland. Oficjalna strona: www. stadionnarodowy.org.pl 204,000 m2 of total surface 12 conference rooms 360 CCTV cameras 70 m the height of the spire 7 entrances into 70,000 capacity when concerts 250 2,500 m2 the ground screens enabling the viewers of the fan club area are staged to follow the events 58,000 8,000 m2 240 m x 270 m the span of the roof seats at the stands of office space 2,600 business seats 72 pylons supporting the roof construction UEFA EURO 2012™ matches in Warsaw: Poland - Greece, 8 June at 6 p.m. Quarter-finals, 21 June at 8:45 p.m. 14 Poland - Russia, 12 June at 8:45 p.m. Semi-finals, 28 June at 8:45 p.m. 15 15 Greece - Russia, 16 June at 8:45 p.m The gates of the Stadium are opened 3 hours before the match. City Guide euro zone 2012 3000 Football Fans' Embassies ThE PLaN Of ThE STaDIUm They provide assistance in the languages of all the teams volunteers participating in the championships. work during the Addresses: championships! Stationary embassy: Krakowskie Przedmieście 83 (12:00 - 00:00) Mobile embassy: Krakowskie Przedmieście 4/6, Copernicus Monument (open on match days, the previous and the following day) EN ENTRANCES T RA NC E E NC T RA EN ENTRANCE CE ENTRAN ENTRANCE VIP ENTRANCE ENTRANCE Volunteers They provide assistance to football fans, the locals and journalists. They wear official uniforms and work in the key areas of the city and in Football Fans' Embassies. 16 17 17 City Guide In spring and summer, you can take a special water tram on the public transport 2012 Vistula River! www.ztm.waw.pl Good connections The easiest way to get to Praga is by tram, whereas to go to Mokotów one should take a bus and to downtown Warsaw - the underground. It's easy to get around Warsaw! Photo: PZ Studio Photo: ZTM Single ticket: PLN 3.60 (in the north). The metro line Entitles the holder to one journey stretches along the entire length by public transport. It is valid for of the city. Trains run daily between 120 minutes from validation. 5:00 a.m. and midnight; every 3-4 24-hour ticket: PLN 12.00 minutes during rush hours, and Entitles the holder to an unlimited every 7-8 minutes beyond them. number of journeys by all means On Friday and Saturday night, of public transport within 24 trains go every 15 minutes between hours of validation. 0:15 and 2:30 a.m. 3-day ticket: PLN 24.00 Entitles the holder to an unlimited number of journeys by all means Timetables of public transport. It is valid and information: from the moment of validation www.ztm.waw.pl until 11:59 p.m. on the third day tel. 194 84 (from a mobile following the validation. phone: 22 194 84) Warsaw metro: www.metro.waw.pl The time and date of W ticket expiry is printed at the arsaw and its surroundings Zone 1 encompasses Warsaw back of the ticket upon its P + R Parking lots boast an excellent public within the city limits, whereas the You can leave your car at validation. transport system and there suburbs constitute Zone 2. Tickets a Park-and-Ride parking lot is a large number of taxi companies can be purchased in kiosks and for a small fee and continue your DAY AND NIGHT BUSES operating in the city. You can be automatic ticket machines, at journey by public transport. P + R Day buses run between about sure to get quickly and comfortably metro stations and near the busiest parking facilities are located near 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. to any place within the city. Three communication hubs. important communication hubs. Night buses run between about train stations and a modern airport Holders of the ISIC card 0:00 and 4:00 a.m. connect Warsaw to other Polish (International Student Identity During UEFA EURO 2012™, cities and to the entire world. Card) are entitled to a 50-percent parking facilities will be open discount. Children up to the age Metro on match days between 10:00 a.m. of 7 and people over 70 can travel Warsaw Metro connects and 10:00 a.m. on the following Public transport free of charge. the southern part of the city day. Holders of the following public Public transport system in (Kabaty, Ursynów) with its northern transport tickets are entitled to use Warsaw consists of buses, PRICES OF REGULAR TICKETS districts (Bielany). Final stations are P + R parking lots: trams, underground (metro) and IN ZONE 1: Kabaty (in the south) and Młociny a day ticket, suburban trains. Tickets for all 20-, 40- and 60-minute tickets: a 3-day ticket, of these means of transport are PLN 2.60, PLN 3.80 and PLN a 30-day pass, the same - they are issued by 5.20 (also in Zone 2) a 90-day pass, Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego Entitle the holder to an another document authorizing (ZTM). Tickets must be validated unlimited number of journeys the holder to use public transport upon getting on board or prior to within 20, 40 or 60 minutes organized by the city of Warsaw. entering the platform of the metro. Photo: ZTM of validation. You can purchase a ticket for The city and the area around it are 18 parking and public transport at 19 divided into two zones. parking facilities. City Guide public transport 2012 There are 500 cars for every P + R parking lots contribute to reducing traffic jams in Warsaw, 1,000 inhabitants which makes them a popular solution with the inhabitants of the capital of the city, which means and nearby towns. Leaving your car at a parking lot is a good idea! that 850,000 vehicles are driven daily around 20 the streets of the city. 21 City Guide public transport 2012 Park-and-Ride Parking Lots Arriving Access to the Stadium Location Number of places from and to the Fan Zone Służewiec Racecourse Cracow, Katowice, Wrocław ul. Puławska 266 approx. 4,000 tram, bus Warszawski Rolno-Spożywczy Rynek Hurtowy Poznań S.A. Bronisze, ul. Poznańska 98 approx. 1,500 bus Gdańsk Northern Cemetery, ul. Wójcickiego 14 approx. 500 bus Centrum Hal Targowych, Gdańsk ul. Marywilska 44 approx. 2,000 bus FSO S.A., Poznań, Białystok ul. Jagiellońska approx. 500 bus Poznań, Białystok Former test course of FSO S.A., ul. Jagiellońska approx. 5,000 bus Lublin, Terespol Hippodrome, Wesoła, ul. I Praskiego Pułku approx. 2,000 bus Cracow, Katowice, Wrocław Blue City Commercial and Entertainment Centre, Aleje Jerozolimskie 179 approx. 500 bus Taxis and holidays: PLN 4.50/ km Warszawa Wschodnia For the reasons of safety and day fare beyond the city limits: When calling from a mobile (East Warsaw) comfort, it is recommended to PLN 6/ km phone, a 5-digit number must be ul. Lubelska 1 use only the taxis that are licensed night fare beyond the city limits preceded by 22. It is the main train station on the by the city. They are marked with and day fare on Sundays and right bank of the Vistula River, holidays: PLN 9/ km located between Lubelska, Warsaw's crest (the Mermaid) Train transport Kijowska and Targowa streets. on the front door, yellow and red Warsaw has three main stripes along the front door, a side A LIST OF WARSAW TAXI COMPANIES The National Stadium is just trains stations with domestic number, a hologram bearing the credit card payment to be 1.5 km away! You can reach and international connections. licence number and the vehicle's confirmed when ordering a taxi. downtown Warsaw and any Warszawa Centralna registration plate number in the top district of the city by bus or tram. (The Central Station) right corner of the windshield. The City Warsaw 194 59 Warszawa Zachodnia Al. Jerozolimskie 54 fare for 1 km is provided on the back www.citytaxi.waw.pl (West Warsaw) Warsaw's main train station is door window. A taxi can be ordered Ele Taxi 22 811 11 11 Al. Jerozolimskie 144 located in the very heart of the via telephone; the waiting time www.eletaxi.pl This train station is located city, at the junction of is approximately 10-20 minutes. Halo Taxi OK 196 23 approximately 3 km west of the Al. Jerozolimskie and Al. Jana www.halotaxiok.pl the center. An international bus Pawła II. It is conveniently Korpo Taxi 196 24 station is adjacent to it. connected with all districts of the Warning! Avoid taxis which www.taxikorpo.pl city. City bus terminus "Warszawa do not display a price list, are Merc Taxi 22 677 77 77 Centralna", where you can take not equipped with a taximeter www.6777777.pl Timetables and information: a bus to any part of the city, is and to not bear the marks MPT 191 91 www.ztm.waw.pl situated by the northern entrance required by the city! www.taximpt.com.pl tel. 194 84 (from a mobile phone: to the station. "Centrum" metro Plus Taxi 196 21 +48 22 194 84) station is approximately 500 m MAXIMUM TAXI FARES: www.taxiplus.com.pl Koleje Mazowieckie away, whereas the Palace of initial charge: PLN 8 Prestige Taxi 22 866 66 66 (Mazovia Regional Train System): Culture and Science, the Fan every waiting hour: PLN 40 www.prestige4u.pl www.mazowieckie.com.pl Zone on Defilad Square and Złote day fare within the city limits: Sawa Taxi 22 644 44 44 tel. (+48 22) 364 44 44 Tarasy shopping mall are just PLN 3/ km www.sawataxi.com.pl round the corner. You will find night fare within the city limits Super Taxi 196 22 Warsaw Tourist Information office 23 22 and day fare on Sundays www.supertaxi.pl in the main hall of the station. City Guide public transport 2012 9,3 million passengers flew from The airport is connected via public transport to all the districts of the city. Buses no 148, 175, 188, 331 and the night bus no N32 arrive at the entrance to the terminal. or to Chopin Airport in 2011. 24 25 City Guide public transport 2012 TRAIN TICKET PRICES How long will it take Train ticket prices vary depending on distance, class and the required comfort of traveling. and how far is it? Expect to pay PLN 5-10 for a short local journey by Koleje Mazowieckie (suburban rail, for instance between Warsaw and Otwock). An international journey in a first-class compartment of an Intercity train costs about PLN 170. The National The Fan Zone Stadium - Center Chopin Airport Warsaw's modern Chopin Airport is the largest and most important airport in Poland, The Central Station 3,5 km 0,5 km with domestic, international and (Warszawa Centralna) transcontinental flights. It is located Warszawa Śródmieście approximately 10 km to the 45 min on foot 5 min on foot south-west of Warsaw's city center. It can be reached by bus, 10 min by train taxi or train (fee equivalent to the price of a public transport ticket). The standard taxi fare for a journey from the airport to the 1,5 km 4 km city center is PLN 40. Warszawa Wschodnia (East Warsaw) Car rental 15 min on foot 10 min by train The price of renting a car depends on its size, class, duration and is set independently by each company. Prices vary 6,5 km 3,5 km from approximately PLN 250 to Warszawa Zachodnia PLN 1,000 per day. At the Chopin (West Warsaw) Airport, a car can be rented in the arrivals hall at Terminal A. 15 min by train 10 min by train Several car rental companies have their offices in the building of the Marriott Hotel in the city center. 0,5 km 3,5 km Warszawa Stadion (Warsaw - Stadium) A list of car rental 5 min on foot 45 min on foot companies can be found on the following website: www.warsawtour.pl 12 km 8 km Chopin Airport 175 bus - 30 min, 175 bus - 30 min then trams: train - 20 min 7, 8, 9, 22, 24, 25, 77 heading east (approx. 10 min) train - approx. 30 min 26 27 City Guide public transport 2012 10 minutes is all it takes to drive from the city Ensuring that nearly 60,000 football fans get back safely to any part of the city is no small challenge. However, it will not be a problem with the well-organized public transport network. center to the National Stadium. However, a walk alongside thousands 28 of football fans is more fun! 29 City Guide city for everyone 2012 A friendly capital The National Stadium Everybody is welcome in Warsaw. The city has been adapted to the needs In the National Stadium, there are 111 places for persons of the disabled. on wheelchairs and just as many for their companions. Seats for persons on wheelchairs are located along the main alley. S Photo: National Sports Centre ubstantial efforts have been vehicle. Low-floor vehicles are On the same level, there are also undertaken over the past marked as such on bus and tram bathroom facilities adapted to the several years to ensure that timetables. There are lifts at all needs of persons with reduced the local attractions, public utility metro stations. Most vehicles are mobility. Kiosks selling snacks and buildings and means of public equipped with electronic displays refreshments have low counters transport are adapted to the and a vocal information system. and there is a special parking needs of persons with reduced The name of the current stop and for the disabled by the Stadium, mobility and other disabilities. - once the vehicle starts moving connected with the alley with lifts. again - the following one are automatically (tel. 22 870 08 08). announced. There is a flat-rate fee of PLN 15 for the transfer service (up to Hotels Chopin Airport 30 km within Warsaw). This door- to-door service is provided from Tourist attractions Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and on Saturday The majority of Warsaw hotels Warsaw airport is adapted to the and Sunday between 8 a.m. and are adapted to the needs needs of the disabled travelers, 8 p.m. The driver and the assistant of the disabled. In most cases, A number of Warsaw tourist who are provided with: (both trained in first-aid) provide a few rooms in a hotel have been attractions have facilities that 1. Free of charge assistance from passengers with comprehensive appropriately transformed; are friendly to the disabled, the reception desk to the seat on assistance. for instance, thresholds have been i.a. the Royal Castle, the the plane. A request for assistance Throughout the year, and also removed, there are special handles National Museum, Zachęta should be communicated at the during the UEFA EURO 2012™, in the bathroom and emergency National Gallery, the Warsaw information pillars located in a service known as ”Assistant buttons. There are lifts and adequate Rising Museum and the Zoo. front of the terminal, at airport of a Disabled Person” is available facilities in restaurants. It is important Visitors on wheelchairs can use information desks inside the 7 days a week between 8 a.m. to provide this particular information lifts and ramps. These institutions terminal or at a check-in desk and 10 p.m. An assistant can be when booking accommodation. accept the presence of guide for your flight. booked from Monday to Friday dogs for the blind and provide 2. Dedicated parking spaces between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The descriptions of the exhibits in for the disabled available at a fee. service costs PLN 4 per 3.5 hours. Braille’s alphabet or in the form 3. Free of charge temporary Public transport of audioguides. parking for vehicles of disabled An assistant can be When planning your visit, check passengers, both at arrivals and booked: the website or call in order to find departures. 1. By telephone: 22 887 33 20 out what facilities are provided 4. Selected check-in, information or 22 620 66 60 Over 90 percent of buses and to disabled visitors. and transfer desks, as well as 2. By e-mail: zamawiam@ nearly 20 percent of tramways public telephones are equipped asystent.warszawa.pl are low-floor. They are also More information with an induction loop system. 3. By filling in a form available at: equipped with special platforms on the accessibility of different www.asystent.warszawa.pl that facilitate getting a wheelchair institutions and monuments on board. The platforms are is available on the following For updated information installed at the second door website: on facilities and services for (counting from the front) of the www.niepelnosprawnik.eu the disabled travelers go to: www.lotnisko–chopina.pl Photo: The Archives of Chopin Airport Warsaw provides a special transportation service for the disabled throughout the year, Photo: Tomasz Nowak also during UEFA EURO 2012™. Bookings are taken from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; on Saturday, Sunday and 30 on holidays they are recorded 31 City Guide Paramedics are present at every UEFA EURO 2012™ health 2012 football match. Health care ul. Żeromskiego 13, tel. 22 834 24 31 Open: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (8.06 to 10 p.m.; 12, 16, 21. 28.06 until midnight) Even the best holidays can be ruined by a common cold. Fortunately, finding ul Konwiktorska 3/5, tel. 22 831 35 52 a doctor is not a problem in Warsaw. Open: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (8.06 to 10 p.m.; 12, 16, 21. Health insurance 28.06 until midnight) in Poland ul. Chmielna 14, Institutions providing tel. 22 827 83 55 Open: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. services in the framework - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. of the public health (8.06 to 10 p.m.; 12, 16, 21. 28.06 insurance system are until midnight) marked with the logo of the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Medical help EURO doctor’s surgeries Zdrowia, NFZ). Foreigners holding a valid European in emergencies If your health and life is not Health Insurance Card in danger, but you do not feel (EHIC), or a relevant well (infections of the upper certificate, can also be Photo: Tomasz Nowak In the case of a sudden provided with services respiratory tract, small cuts, illness, accident, injury, poisoning free of charge in these poisoning etc.), go to a doctor’s or any situation in which human institutions. The EHIC surgery. Medical staff certainly life is in danger, call an must be issued outside have at least a basic knowledge ambulance (tel. 999 or 112) or go of Poland, in another EU of English, German or Russian. directly to the emergency room or EFTA country. During the UEFA EURO 2012™, of the nearest hospital (SOR). Persons who are not volunteer interpreters will provide you with the necessary insured cannot be provided with medical UEFA EURO 2012™ assistance. Pharmacies assistance free of charge. Prescription drugs can be Each clinic has its own purchased only in pharmacies, price list of medical Fan Zone Clinics on the basis of a valid services available at the Four stationary medical facilities ul. Malczewskiego 47a, prescription. One should never reception desk. and one stationary short-term tel. 22 844 13 76 buy prescription drugs from The cost of a visit to medical assistance station shall Open: 24/7 any sources other than official a general practitioner operate in the Fan Zone. There pharmacies. Over-the-counter amounts to PLN 50-120, will be at least six foot patrols. ul. Grochowska 339, drugs, that is painkillers, vitamins tel. 22 870 43 83 and a consultation with Medical assistance will be and medication used for stomach a specialist doctor Open: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. provided by doctors, nurses upsets or a common cold can be PLN 80-150. - 6 p.m. (8.06 to 10 p.m.; 12, 16, 21. and paramedics. purchased without a prescription 28.06 until midnight) in supermarkets, kiosks and pharmacies. National Stadium ul. Abrahama 16, Most pharmacies in Warsaw are Eight first-aid care points will tel. 22 673 81 66 Open: 24/7 open Monday-Friday between operate and the area shall be 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on monitored by foot and vehicle ul. Dąbrowszczaków 5a, Saturday until 2 p.m. In each patrols. Medical assistance will tel. 22 619 77 71, 22 619 34 81 district, several pharmacies are be provided by doctors, nurses Open: 24/7 open 24/7. and paramedics. ul. Grzybowska 34, Infirmaries tel. 22 620 46 81 extension 100, 24/7 pharmacies Infirmaries and temporary 22 620 35 01 medical care stations are Open: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (8.06 to 10 p.m.; 12, 16, 21. in the city center to provide assistance in pl. Mirowski 1 lok. I/Z 28.06 until midnight) emergencies and basic forms ul. Mokotowska 12 of health care (bandages, certain ul. Szajnochy 8, ul. Franciszkańska 14 lok. 102 medicines, etc.). Services are tel. 22 832 44 35, 22 833 14 71 do 75 Al. Jana Pawła II 52/54 provided free of charge at Al. Solidarności 149 33 32 Open: 24/7 additional healthcare. City Guide Jazz? Tick! Classical music? Tick! calendar of events 2012 Rock concerts? Tick! Fun and the City Wreaths 23 June www.estrada.com.pl Festival refers to the ancient rites a number of local fairs. After releasing Warsaw is vibrant with events devoted to the elements of water and the wreaths on the water starts that go beyond simple clubbing! fire. The ritual of throwing wreaths into the Vistula precedes, lasted from a concert with the participation of Polish and foreign stars. The whole A plethora of cultural events are organized early afternoon, family picnic and is crowned by a fireworks show. in the city between May and September. Photo: D. Senkowski Exhibition: ”The Glorified: from Pharaohs to Lady Gaga” 17 May - 23 September, the National Museum in Warsaw www.mnw.art.pl The exhibition explores one of societies, different forms of the fundamental issues of human democratic and parliamentary societies, that is the tension systems, new authoritarian and between hierarchy and equality, totalitarian regimes and today’s typical of the past hierarchic media-ridden society. Orange Warsaw The Festival, organized every year in a different venue and Festiwal 2012 on a different date has been 9-10 June a very popular and much awaited Pepsi Arena Stadium Anton Graff, Portrait of Dorothea de Biron, event. The Festival’s highlights Princess of Courland, 1971, the National Museum ul. Łazienkowska 3 include the lineup consisting in Warsaw www.orangewarsawfestival.pl of international stars and the Lady Gaga in a dress made of raw meat, 2010, use of cutting-edge multimedia photogram, photo: Hubert Boesi/Photoshot/ 34 technologies. Glinka-Agency.com 35 35 City 7 June Guide calendar of events 2012 Official inauguration of the Fan Zone will be open between 12:00 p.m. by the Palace of Culture and Science. and 1:00 a.m. It is a gathering From 8 June onwards, the Zone place for all football fans. International Poster Biennale 9 June-16 September The Poster Museum in Wilanów www.postermuseum.pl It is one of the world’s most renowned events showcasing poster art. The Biennale features the works of both prominent graphic artists and talented rookies. The event’s organizer - The Poster Museum in Wilanów - holds an impressive poster collection Photo: press materials (over 55 thousand works), considered to be the world’s finest. Photo. Warsaw - Praga-Północ District Office Photo: press materials Praga Night Photo. Warsaw - Praga-Northern District Office 15 June On that particular night, the entire area of Northern Praga will become Warsaw Fashion Street an art zone, with a great variety 23-24 June, Krakowskie Przedmieście of club parties, concerts and art www.warsawfashionstreet.pl performances; shops and galleries will be open throughout the night. Warsaw Fashion Street is an event styling stands, contests, concerts There is no better place to party that combines shows of fashion de- and games for children. The main than Praga! If you are up for some 36 signers from Poland with the shows stage will be set up on Krakowskie culture, this is going to be 37 of international brands, makeup and Przedmieście. an unforgettable experience. City Photo: wosp.org.pl Cyclical events Guide calendar of events 2012 Over 60 of them are held history of the city, science events, in Warsaw. The list includes as well as charity events. sport, culture, music, art, film, International During the Open-Air Festival Festival, - ”Jazz na Starówce” the Old Town 30 June - 25 August The Old Town Square www.jazznastarowce.pl Square turns into a jazz temple. Photo: press materials Each concert organized in the framework of the festival may attract Hundreds, and as many as 4,000 spectators, sometimes and up to 40,000 jazz fans come to the Festival every year. The stage thousands of The Cranberries in concert is set right in the heart of the Old Town - on the Old Town Square. spectators gather 26 June, Torwar Concerts of internationally famous to listen to great www.makroconcert.com/pl jazz musicians are held every music. Photo: Barbara Tekieli Saturday evening. The Festival has The world-famous Irish rock band been advertised internationally, and its charismatic leader Dolores i.a. on BBC World and CNN. O’Riordan are coming to Warsaw Deutsche Welle has broadcast to play their biggest hits: ”Zombie”, a reportage from the festival. ”Linger”, ”Dream” and ”Salvation”, as well as songs from the new album ”Roses”, awaited by the fans for over 10 years. Photo: M.Śmiarowski STX JAMBOREE Photo: Piotr Wierzbowski Exhibition: ”Football Palace 2012” 29 February - 30 November The Palace of Culture and Science Chopin concerts www.stx-jamboree.com 20 May - 30 September Royal Łazienki Park Banners, trophies, football kits www.estrada.com.pl of the biggest stars, i.a. Karl Heinz Runneni from Germany, It is one of the oldest and most Christo Stoiczkow from Bulgaria, important music events in Warsaw. Zinedine Zidane from France, Chopin concerts have been held Alan Sumonsen from Denmark in Royal Łazienki Park for over half and the legendary player a century. In the summer, Photo: Ika Art Wojciechowscy of Real Madrid Francisco Genta the aficionados of the composer - these are only a few examples meet on Sunday mornings by of the collection of exhibits the Chopin’s monument to showcased on the 6th floor of the listen to his music performed by Palace of Culture and Science. prominent pianists in the beautiful This fascinating exhibition also has surroundings of the park. 39 38 a patriotic and educational value. City Guide Warsaw's bugle call can be time at which the arms heard daily at 11:15 a.m. It is of the clock stopped following the city 2012 played atop the Royal Castle the bombing of Warsaw tower and commemorates the on 17 September 1939. Fall in love with Warsaw! A visit to this city is a real adventure. It is just starting now! T he city is home to the most important state agencies, headquarters of the biggest companies, international corporations and social organizations, as well Photo: Filip Kwiatkowski as the editorial offices of the most influential media companies, trendiest art galleries, hottest clubs, magnificent monuments, museums and cafes serving the best coffee in Poland. Warsaw is the city where fun never stops and where Poland's heart beats. The capital has a particular charm and grace, just like the Mermaid in its crest. The city has seen the birth and life on many prominent artists, scientists and writers: Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Frederic Chopin, Photo: PZ Studio Photo: PZ Studio Pola Negri and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Welcome to Warsaw - the city of new opportunities, success and great fun! The Old Town internationally recognized plac Zamkowy 1 and this historic part of Warsaw is now one of the UNESCO's www.warsawtour.pl World Heritage Sites. The focal www.um.warszawa.pl/uefaeuro2012 points of the Old Town are the www.polishguide2012.pl Market Square and the Castle How can you tell a Varsovian? Square, together with the Royal He or she will refer to the Castle and Sigismund's Column. Old Town as "Starówka". The latter are among the most However, regardless of the recognizable monuments nomenclature, there is no denying of Warsaw. The Castle is home that this is the historic hub and to a gallery of Rembrandt's the oldest part of the city. paintings. At the bottom Its origins date back to the of the Castle, on the side You've got to see this! 13th century. The ramparts of the Vistula River, picturesque and the moat surrounding Kubicki's Arcades are surrounded the Old Town are the remnants by a garden. The area around Photo: Tomasz Nowak Photo: Jan Kucharzyk of the city's medieval splendor. Sigismund's Column is a popular meeting point. Photo: PZ Studio 90 percent of this part of Warsaw was destroyed during The column is crowned with WWII. It owes its precise and a statue of King Sigismund detailed post-war reconstruction III Vasa, who moved Poland's to 18th-century paintings by capital from Cracow to Warsaw. Rondo 1 The Palace of Frederic The Royal Copernicus A statute of the Warsaw Mermaid Culture and Chopin's Castle Science Bernardo Bellotto, known as Canaletto. The effort and scope is located in the Old Town 40 Science Museum Centre Square. 41 of the reconstruction works was City A green city! Photo: PZ Studio Guide the city 2012 Parks and gardens cover nearly University Library and Copernicus 25 percent of the city's total area, Science Centre including the rooftops of Warsaw >> Interesting? Read more on page. 46 The Palace of Culture and Science plac Defilad 1 www.pkin.pl This imposing monument Photo: NIFC of socialist realism was erected in 1952 as a "gift of the Soviet nation" and stands tall at 231 meters in the heart of the city. Warsaw of Photo: PZ Studio It is said that the initiator of this gift was Joseph Stalin himself. Frederic Chopin The 50-year old Palace of www.chopin2010.um.warszawa.pl Culture and Science is Warsaw's youngest monument. It is also Frederic Chopin spent Krakowskie Warsaw's tallest and most nearly half of his short life recognizable edifice. It can Przedmieście be seen from almost any part (he died at the age of 39) in Warsaw. This is where he of the city. Inside the building, received his education, grew over 3,000 rooms are used up and gave his first piano as offices, conference halls, concerts. It was the place of museums, theaters, restaurants his first, adolescent love and It is one of the city's most beautiful and schools. It is recommended the city where his heart was streets and the first stretch to take a lift up to the 30th floor buried after his death. The of the historic Royal Route, linking to admire the breathtaking views city may have diametrically the centre of the city with the former of the city from above. The top changed since the 19th residence of King John III Sobieski. of the building is adorned with century, but the traces of the Following thorough renovation the world's highest tower clock great composer's life and works, Krakowskie Przedmieście - its dial is second largest work have visibly marked has become a 2-kilometer in Europe. The tower is home the city. The most important pedestrian-friendly zone with broad to a peculiar couple: Wars places along Chopin's trail pavements. The street is lined and Sawa - Warsaw's favorite through Warsaw include the with dozens of cafes and boutiques. peregrine falcons! Church of the Holy Cross Large glass solids located throughout the street showcase (Krakowskie Przedmieście copies of the 18th-century paintings 3), where an urn containing by Canaletto. The street is closed the composer's heart to traffic during summer weekends. is immured, the new, cutting-edge Chopin's Museum (ul. Okólnik 1) and his monument in the Royal Łazienki Park (ul. Agrykola UEFA 1), where from May until September recitals of EURO 2012™ Photo: Tomasz Nowak Chopin's music are held Fan Zone is every Sunday. Moreover, a number of multimedia located on Defilad benches are located along Krakowskie Przedmieście: Square, adjacent each showcase a map to the PKiN. outlining the trail, a short story about or related to Chopin and a code for the Photo: Piotr Wierzbowski application comprising music and information on Chopin's life and travels. Photo: PZ Studio Extracts of Chopin's works are played at the push 42 of a button. 43 City Photo: Tomasz Nowak One of a kind Guide the city 2012 On the map of Poland, there is a total is one of a kind. It was a source of 5 places named "Warszawa"! of inspiration for one of David Bowie's However, only the 2-million capital city songs, entitled... "Warsaw"! The Copernicus Science The Warsaw Rising Museum "W-Hour" Centre, the Planetarium, ul. Grzybowska 79 On 1 August the Discovery Park www.1944.pl ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 at 5 p.m. alarm www.kopernik.org.pl sirens go off This modern multimedia plant in Wola - the capital's and the traffic museum was inaugurated on the 60th anniversary former industrial district. Visitors can see also stops for a few It is more than just a museum - it is one of the most cutting-edge of the outbreak of the the Freedom Park, the Memorial moments educational institutions in Europe. 1944 Uprising. Today, it is one of Warsaw's most Wall and the Bunker, which are adjacent to the Museum's main - thus Warsaw The Museum is located on the banks of the Vistula River. visited museums. It was building. One of the attractions commemorates All the exhibits showcased constructed on the grounds is a 1:1 replica of the B-24 of a former tramway power Liberator bomber. the insurgents. in the museum are interactive and "touchable". The visitors can The "W-Hour" roam around the 22,000 square meters of the Museum, conduct was the code experiments and have fun at the name for same time. The "Copernicus Sky" Planetarium allows you to travel the outbreak to the most far-away places of the Uprising. of the universe, into the heart of a volcano or even back in time, to the origins of life on Earth. In the outdoors Discovery Park, through special acoustic installations called "Echo", "Conference" and "Acoustic Mirrors" visitors can communicate remotely, discovering the secrets of acoustic waves. In the summer, the cinema located in the Discovery Park screens popular science documentaries and is used as a concert venue. Photo: PZ Studio From the rooftop of the Centre (see the picture) one can look at the Vistula River and its Praga bank, Świętokrzyski Bridge, the National Stadium and the garden on the roof of the neighboring University Library. Photo: PZ Studio 44 45 City Wild river Photo: PZ Studio Guide the city 2012 The Vistula River, one of very few European are a habitat for many species of animals, rivers has maintained its natural character, in particular wild birds. cuts across the city. The river and its banks >> Interesting? Read more on page. 46 Photo: National Museum in Warsaw The National Museum in Warsaw Al. Jerozolimskie 3 www.mnw.art.pl The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most prominent cultural institutions in Poland and the largest museum in Warsaw. Its permanent collection includes i.a. early Christian art, sculptures and panel paintings, as well as gold smithery from all the regions that are historically connected with Poland. The Museum is home to the largest collection of medieval art in Poland. The biggest (both in terms of actual size and interest) attraction of the museum is Jan Matejko's "Battle of Grunwald" - the painting's impressive dimensions are 426 cm x 987 cm. Fot. MNW; Aleksander Gierymski, W altanie, 1882 Multimedia Fountain Park skwer I Dywizji Pancernej www.ztp.waw.pl Water jets are lit with 295 diode spotlights. As many as 16 million colors can be created with the lights Multimedia fountains are colorful spotlights. Images and of the fountain. Shows located in Podzamcze (that is laser animations are projected Photo: PZ Studio during the UEFA EURO beneath the Royal Castle), near onto water screens formed 2012™: 8–11, 13, 15–17, the Old Town and the Vistula by fog. The shows organized 46 20, 22–24, 29 and 30 June River. Jets of water spouting from May until September are 47 Photo: NMW; 19th-century Art Gallery; design: Robert Rumas and 1 July. from over 300 nozzles are lit with accompanied with music. City Mermaids Guide the city 2012 The image of a mermaid was introduced of this creature throughout the capital, into the crest of Warsaw many centuries as Varsovians are certainly fond ago. There are countless depictions of the symbol of their city. Photo: Tomasz Nowak Praga – a unique district Unique, intriguing, authentic - Praga is all these things, and more. This district of Warsaw is at the same time rough and traditional, modern and trendy. The district is located on the right bank of the Vistula River and, unlike the remaining parts of the city, it was spared during World War II. Today, Praga witnesses a dynamic development of alternative cultural centers and is appropriately compared to Kreuzberg in Berlin, Montmartre in Paris or Soho in New York. The industrial spaces of former factories have been transformed into hubs of cultural life. The former Koneser Vodka Distillery Legia Warszawa Museum is now home to cultural ul. Łazienkowska 3 institutions, a venue for www.legia.com concerts, art performances and exhibitions. The Rubber Plant on Otwocka Street has been transformed into the Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre, The Museum showcases Lucjan Brychczy. There is whereas the former furniture several hundred exhibits an exposition of numerous warehouses have been depicting the history of Legia artifacts and documents converted into ateliers, Warszawa - both the football relating to matches in which art galleries and clubs. club and other sport sections Legia Warszawa competed for The area around which used to be part of it. European cups. 11 Listopada, Inżynierska The richest is the football The Museum also showcases and Ząbkowska streets, with collection, closely linked with medals won at the most its clubs, galleries, theaters Kazimierz Deyna - the latter is important international and cafes, is the city's recognized as the best Polish sport events and boxing, coolest hangout. A visitor footballer of the 20th century. weightlifting, volleyball, fencing to Praga must not miss a walk Apart from the many football and wrestling competitions. along Ulica Mała - a street trophies, such as the "Golden The Museum holds cyclical that starred in a number of Photo: Beata Zawadziszewska Boots" or the "Golden Football", temporary exhibitions. From films, i.a. "The Pianist" by the collection includes Deyna's 1 June 2012, it shall exhibit Roman Polański and Andrzej personal memorabilia. memorabilia from matches Photo: Iwona Kubisz Wajda's "Korczak". Praga's The Museum also showcases that the Polish national football must-see attractions include exhibits that used to belong team played in the Polish Army the Zoo and, surprisingly, to another legendary Stadium - Legia Warszawa's 48 player of Legia Warszawa, home ground. sandy beaches on the Vistula 49 and a ropes course. City Photo: W. Hansen Changing of the guard Guide the city 2012 Guards stand by the Tomb of the Unknown comprises urns containing soil from all the Soldier at all times. The changing of the 20th-century battlefields in which Polish guard takes place every hour. The Tomb soldiers were killed. Museum of Sport and Tourism Photo: Tomasz Nowak ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 4 www.muzeumsportu.waw.pl The Museum was established The permanent exhibition in 1852 as one of the first includes audiovisual Warsaw's Judaica institutions of this kind in documents. Even the form Photo: The Archives of Warsaw Tourism Office Europe. Its collection, totaling of the building of the Olympic over 45 thousand exhibits, Centre, which is home to the includes precious medals, Museum, makes reference Today, Warsaw is home cups and sport awards, to sport. The shape of the to approximately one olympic banners and flags. elevator shaft resembles thousand of Jewish The Museum also showcases the Olympic torch, whereas inhabitants. However, before sport-related stamps, the roof is a tribute WWII, over 30 percent of photographs and literature. to stadium architecture. the city's population was Jewish and Warsaw was the second largest Jewish centre in Europe, with over 130 newspapers in yiddish. Warsaw was home to many famous Jewish artists, such as piano player Władysław Szpilman, writer Bashevis Singer and actress Ida Kamińska. On 16 November 1940, the Nazi occupants established a ghetto in the center of the city and surrounded it with a 3-meter wall. Over 400,000 Jews lived in the 307-hectare ghetto, of whom 100,000 perished and those who survived were sent to the death camp in Treblinka. On 19 April 1943, an uprising was initiated in the ghetto and ruthlessly quashed by the SS squads commanded by Jürgen Stroop. The whole area was razed to the ground, with few exceptions, such as St. Augustin's Church on Nowolipki Street. The former area of the ghetto is now known as the Muranów district. The horrors of Holocaust are commemorated with Photo: Piotr Wierzbowski the preserved contours of the former wall in the pavement and information plaques in English and Polish. 50 51 City Ecumenical EURO Guide the city 2012 An ecumenical service will be held to celebrate UEFA EURO 2012™. on 6 June 2012 at 4 p.m. All football fans, regardless of the team in St. Florian's cathedral in Warsaw that they support, are welcome! Sacred Warsaw How to get there Mass on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Stadium www.adwentysci.waw.pl Exit at Al. Zieleniecka and Rondo Christian Baptist Church Waszyngtona: bus no 7, 138, 166, ul. Waliców 25, The majority of Poles are Catholic, 509, 517. Mass in Polish, English, Italian and tel. 22 624 27 83 Mass on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. but the capital has long traditions of religious German. Mass in English: tolerance. Many religions have their places Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. www.dlajezusa.pl/dj of worship in Warsaw. Christian Churches Pentacostal Church ul. Sienna 68/70, tel. 22 595 18 22 Orthodox Church Mass on Sunday of St. Mary Magdalene at 10:00 a.m., 12:00. al. Solidarności 52, Catholic mass Pastoral ministries of sport fans Prayer meetings on Fridays tel. 22 619 84 67 at 6:00 p.m. in foreign languages Mass on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., www.sienna.waw.pl Cathedral of St. Michael 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., English the Archangel Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. and St. Florian the Martyr www.katedra.org.pl The Chapel of Immaculate ul. Floriańska 3 Orthodox Church Synagogues Conception ul. Radna 14, tel. 22 826 73 95 Distance from the National of Jan Klimak Nożyków Synagogue Mass on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Stadium: approx. 2.5 km ul. Wolska 138/140, ul. Twarda 6, tel. 22 836 68 16 tel. 22 652 28 05, 22 620 43 24 Spanish How to get there Mass on Sunday at 10 a.m. Orthodox Synagogue. Daily Prayers St. Stephen's Church from the Stadium Mass on Wednesday are held between Monday and Chapel in the Parish Exit at Al. Zieleniecka (for the deceased): 9 a.m Friday at 7:15 a.m.; on Sabbaths, ul. Melsztyńska 12, and Rondo Waszyngtona: www.prawoslawie.pl Sundays and feast days tel. 22 848 22 79 bus no 138, 166, 509, 517. Lutheran Church at 9:00 a.m. Hours of afternoon Mass on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Exit at ul. Wybrzeże Szczecińskie of the Ascension and evening prayers vary according Holy Trinity Church and ul. Sokoła: a 15-minute walk ul. Puławska 2a, to the sunset. The Chapel of the Virgin Mary Mass in Polish, English, Italian, tel. 22 849 77 05 www.warszawa.jewish.org.pl of Częstochowa Spanish and French. Mass on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ul. Solec 61, tel. 22 628 74 71 www.pulawska.luteranie.pl Beit Warsaw Synagogue Mass on Sunday at 12:00. Church of Virgin Mary Victorious Lutheran Church of St. Trinity ul. Wiertnicza 113, tel. 22 885 26 38 ul. Grochowska 365 pl. Małachowskiego 1, Reformed synagogue of the Jewish French Distance from the National tel. 22 556 46 60 Beit Warsaw Cultural Society. St. Andrew Bobola's Church Stadium: approx. 2.5 km Mass on Sunday Prayer are held at 7:00 p.m. on Lower Church at 10:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m. Sabbaths and holidays celebrated ul. Rakowiecka 61, tel. 22 542 87 07 How to get there www.trojca.waw.pl by progressive Judaism. Mass on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. from the Stadium Evangelical Reformed Church All prayers are conducted Exit at Al. Zieleniecka, Rondo al. Solidarności 76a, in Hebrew, with Latin transliteration German Waszyngtona and Al. Księcia tel. 22 831 23 83 available, and translated into Chapel of the Sisters Poniatowskiego: bus no 8. Mass: in the spring/summer period Polish and English. Disciples of the Divine Master Mass in Polish and English. at 10 a.m., in autumn/winter www.beit.org.pl ul. Żytnia 11, tel. 22 636 29 73 at 11 a.m. (from 1 November Mass on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Perpetual to the first Sunday after Easter) Help Parish in Saska Kepa www.reformowani.org.pl Italian ul. Alfreda Nobla 16 Evangelical Methodist Church Muslim places of worship Provincial House Distance from the National ul. Mokotowska 12, of Fathers Barnabite Stadium: approx. 2.5 km tel. 22 628 53 28 Muslim Religious ul. Smoluchowskiego 1, Mass on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Association of Poland tel. 22 857 59 89 How to get there www.metodysci.pl ul. Wiertnicza 103, Service on Sundays at 11 a.m. from the Stadium The Mariavite Catholic Church tel. 22 842 91 74 All Saints' Church Exit at Al. Zieleniecka: ul. Wolska 186, There is no mosque in Warsaw pl. Grzybowski 3/5, tel. 22 620 46 77 bus no 123, 147, 509. tel. 22 243 12 55 and therefore the several thousand Mass on Sunday at 5 p.m. Exit at Al. Księcia Mass on Sunday Muslims living in the city gather at (except summer holidays). Poniatowskiego: bus no 111, 507. at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m the Islamic Center, which operates Mass in Polish and English. During holidays at 9:00 a.m. under the guidance of the Muslim Lithuanian www.mariawita.waw.pl Religious Union of Poland. Chapel Res Sacra Miser St. Vincent Palotti's Church Seventh-Day www.mzr.pl ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 62 ul. Skaryszewska 12 Adventists Church 52 Mass every second Sunday Distance from the National ul. Foksal 8, 53 of the month at 3 p.m. Stadium: approx. 2.5 km tel. 22 313 14 31 City Guide Bread is a natural and integral part of Polish culture, tradition flavours of the city 2012 and religion. Bon appétit! If you are hungry for new experiences, Polish beetroot borscht is in fact you must taste local specialities! a Ukrainian dish. In the Middle Ages, it was not made from beetroot, though. Hogweed, which grew throughout Europe F and Asia, was pickled irst of all, let us stress that Hot soups will warm and used for the there is much more to Warsaw’s cuisine than pork up both your body preparation of the chops and bigos. Local specialities and heart. soup. include, just like in Italy, pastas, groats and farinaceous food. Pork is the meat of choice, but Sour rye soup This soup is prepared from restaurants serve a great variety sour leavening, originating from of excellent beef and fish dishes. the fermentation of rye flour. Delicious soups are certainly It is usually mixed with stock worth recommending. The most made from raw sausage, popular cakes include cheesecake, vegetables and dried poppy-seed cake, apple cake and mushrooms. Traditional sour gingerbread. As for alcohol, Polish rye soup is served with vodka remains the drink of choice, a hard-boiled egg and slices although beer is a close runner-up of sausage or smoked bacon. and its main competitor. Polish broth Sour rye soup It is a mixture of poultry or beef broth with vegetable broth. It is traditionally served with noodles and sprinkled with parsley. Bean soup It is a stodgy soup made of dried beans. It is often cooked with smoked bacon stock, potatoes, garlic and marjoran. Beetroot borscht Beetroot and onion stock is seasoned with lemon juice and herbs. The soup is usually served clear and accompany small pies with meat filling. Mushroom soup Spécialité de la maison. Just like mushrooms, which in Poland are eaten in many forms. Photo: Ewelina Majdak Photo: Ewelina Majdak 54 Beetroot borscht 55 City A foodie’s paradise Guide flavours of the city 2012 The Old Town is a gourmet’s of restaurants, cafes and bars. paradise. This part of the city All enjoy a well-deserved renown. is home to a great number Photo: Ewelina Majdak Zygmuntówka cake Photo: Ewelina Majdak Photo: Ewelina Majdak Babka - yeast cake Poppy-seed cake It is covered with a crown-shaped Warsaw’s most They are a sweet everyday treat Wuzetka cake meringue. It was named after and particularly popular on the famous delicacies last day of Carnival. It consists of cocoa flavoured sponge cake soaked with sweet Sigismund III Vasa, the king are desserts. alcohol, with layers of cream and responsible for moving Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw. Wedel chocolate marmalade. It is decorated with whipped cream and chocolate wafer cake sauce. Cakes It is a flagship delicacy of the The list of traditional Polish cakes Doughnuts prominent E. Wedel company, include cheesecake, apple pie, The most famous doughnuts are established in 1851. It is made Zygmuntówka cake poppy-seed cake (or poppy-seed filled with rose preserve, covered of wafers, hazelnut cream This Warsaw speciality is an almond strudel), yeast cake (or babka, with icing sugar and sprinkled cake filled with chocolate mousse, 56 and the famous Wedel chocolate, as its Easter version is called) 57 with orange peel. and decorated by hand. cranberry jam and whipped cream. and gingerbread. City Photo: Stock.XCHNG Binoculars and hooks Guide flavours of the city 2012 In Warsaw dialect, ”binoculars with If you want a pint of beer with a vodka a jelly fish” mean two shots of ice-cold shot, you need to ask for a ”lager with vodka with a portion of jellied pigs legs. a hook”. Beef tripe soup, dumplings, tatar steak and jellied pigs feet are considered Pierogi, or dumplings, are considered to be to be the specialities a typical Polish dish. of Warsaw cuisine. They are prepared with Some restaurants add a variety of fillings: meat, cottage cheese, to their names in the potatoes, mushrooms menus the expression or fruit. Whatever “Warsaw-style”. the flavour, they are delicious! Beef tripe soup It is a dense beef soup: fragrant, slightly spicy and quite stodgy. It is named after its main ingredient, that is shredded beef stomach. Photo: Ewelina Majdak Polish dumplings A dish made of a mixture of grated potatoes mixed with wheat flour, sometimes stuffed with meat or Stuffed cabbage mushrooms. Dumplings can also be served plain, sprinkled with cracklings. Warsaw’s culinary classics Polish hunter’s stew It is a typical Polish dish. The ingredients of traditional bigos include: sauerkraut (acidified cabbage), different types of meat, dried mushrooms, prunes, onion and spices. Some red wine may Photo: Ewelina Majdak be added to the stew. Polish pork schnitzel Pork schnitzel, covered with bread crumbs and fried, resembles Photo: Ewelina Majdak a Viennese schnitzel. Stuffed cabbage Pierogi of fried pork fat. Lard is prepared Minced meat, sometimes mixed Dumplings are known throughout with onion and apple. Polish hunter’s stew with rice, is rolled in cabbage Central Europe, but also in Italy leaves and served with tomato and even in Japan and China. Alcohol Tartar steak or mushroom sauce. Warsaw has several restaurants Polish vodka remains the alcohol A starter made of raw minced beef that specialize in pierogi prepared of choice, although the popularity mixed with yolk, onion, pickled with a variety of delicious fillings. cucumber and sometimes also Herring The most popular are cottage of Polish beer has been rising Herring is usually served as constantly in the past years. with marinated mushrooms. cheese, meat, mushrooms, There are over 50 brands and a starter. It is eaten raw with olive Beef used for tartar must be fresh potatoes with onion and types of it! 70 breweries operate and sprinkled with chopped onion, and of highest quality. cottage cheese, sauerkraut with in Poland, including a number or marinated in vinegar, with mushrooms and spinach. of small, regional plants pickled cucumber, carrots and ”Jellied pigs feet” different seasonings. manufacturing unpasteurised Chopped pork or veal feet mixed Herring is also served with sour Lard with cracklings beer. There are several with cooked vegetables and cream or tomatoes. Sometimes This delicious bread spread microbreweries in Warsaw, such 58 as Bierhalle and BrowArmia. 59 served in cold jelly. herring is fried with onion. contains small crispy cubes City Guide Among European capitals, Warsaw boasts the largest green Warsaw 2012 number of parks. City forests City gardens N Warsaw is one of the few capital early a quarter of the cities in which forests grow within Warsaw’s total area the urban area. Nearly 8,000 is covered with parks. hectares of Warsaw are covered There are areas of historical with forest. Adjacent to the city is importance, which used to Warsaw is a modern city. It is due not be part of royal estates or Poland’s second largest national park - Kampinos National Park. only to the number of high-rise buildings, were property of aristocratic families. These include It was added to the UNESCO’s list but also of parks, gardens, cycling paths i.a. Royal Łazienki Park, of biosphere reserves due to its exceptional biodiversity and the and city forests. Wilanów and Saski Garden. Warsaw is also home to great number of species for which it provides a natural habitat. modern gardens, located on the roof Warsaw University Library and Copernicus Wild river Science Centre. The Vistula River, which flows across the city, is one of very few European rivers which have maintained their natural course. Only short stretches of the Vistula have been regulated with embankments and concrete boulevards. The green areas around the Vistula River are home to legally protected species of waterbirds and wild animals. The protection of this unique ecosystem is of utmost importance. In the framework of Natura 2000 programme, actions have been undertaken in order to maintain the natural character of this area. The aim of the programme is the preservation of natural habitats and species that are considered as endangered in Europe. Green tourism The most popular cycling path is the Vistula Trail along the left bank of the river. It stretches from Młociny in the north, along Wybrzeże Gdańskie street through the Old Town and Royal Łazienki Park down to Powsin in the south of the city. The natural vegetation Sun Trail has been constructed on the right bank of on the right bank of the river, that the Vistula River has is in Praga, which can be reached remained untouched by Gdański, Świętokrzyski and and it provides natural Siekierkowski bridges. This trail habitat for many species is nearly 10-kilometer long and of birds and animals. runs along the following streets: Wybrzeże Helskie, Wybrzeże Szczecińskie, Wał Miedzeszyński, and through the forest - it is easy to forget that one’s actually cycling though a European capital city! An obligatory stop should be made at Warsaw’s sandy beaches, located by the Zoo, the National Stadium Photo: PZ Studio and Kryniczna street in Saska Kępa. There are volleyball pitches, barbecues and you can rent a beach 61 60 ball or a sun lounger. City Terns Guide green Warsaw 2012 According to ornithologists, 40 to 80 percent In order to protect the birds and provide of the entire tern population in Poland live them with nesting places, artificial islands along Warsaw stretch of the Vistula River. have been constructed on the river. Ferry Parks the rule of Stanisław August residence was also the venue for Poniatowski, Poland’s last king the famous ”Thursday Dinners”, In addition to the bridges, Royal Łazienki Park (18th century), it dates back inspired by Parisian salons. The one can move between the in Warsaw to a much earlier period. The king used to invite prominent two banks of the river by www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl park was named after one of its writers and humanists with ferry which runs in spring pavilions - the Baths, designed whom he discussed the issues and summer. On the left Łazienki is one of Europe’s by a Dutch architect Tylman of the Enlightenment and bank, ferry ports are located most beautiful gardens and van Gameren. Under King necessary reforms. Apart from by the Royal Castle, by home to valuable architecture Poniatowski, the edifice was the Palace on the Water, there Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge, and art monuments. The park rebuilt and transformed into the is a great number of historical Poniatowski Bridge and is located in the centre of Palace on the Water; the latter monuments in Łazienki: the Czerniakowski Cape. Warsaw and for the locals, it is remains the most important Amphitheater, Myślewicki There are over a dozen the favourite place for a Sunday monument of Łazienki. The Palace, the Old Orangery, cruises a day and each ferry stroll. Łazienki, that is the Royal palace served as a gallery for Stanisławowski Theater, the is equipped with special Baths, is a must-see for any the king’s collection of 17th Little White House, Officer bike stands, which makes visitor to Warsaw. Although the and 18th-century painting and Cadets’ Barracks and a number this means of transport park received its name under sculpture. The king’s summer of sculptures and pavilions. particularly popular with cyclists. For information and timetables go to: www.ztm.waw.pl. Water taxi Football fans can use a water taxi, linking Plaża Wisła and Port Starówka with Port Stadion. Left-bank Vistula boulevards are popular with cyclist and runners. Several events gathering Varsovians are organized by the river, for instance the Garlands when the boulevards turn into a colourful fair. Photo: PZ Studio 62 63 City Powsin Photo: Arch. BOŚ Guide green Warsaw 2012 Powsin Culture Park is located pool, bars, camping and sports south of Warsaw. It encompasses grounds (with equipment rental facilities). i.a. a botanical garden, a swimming It can be reached by 519 bus. Parks most beautiful monuments of European Baroque and witness to the historical Wilanów splendor of Poland. www.wilanow-palac.pl In 1805, Stanisław Kostka Potocki, the then owner of The Wilanów Palace is the Wilanów, made his collection former summer residence of artworks available to the of king John III Sobieski and, general public and opened later, August II, as well as many in Wilanów one of Poland’s prominent aristocratic families. first museums. A two-level, Photo: Michał Materowicz The name of the residence and Italian Baroque garden the entire district comes from stretches between the palace ”Villa Nova” - the name given and the Wilanów Lake. to this area in the 17th century The southern part constitutes by John III Sobieski. The palace a romantic English garden. in Wilanów is an impressive The palace and the park are an edifice that combines important venue on the cultural architectural elements typical map of Poland and a venue for of a nobleman’s manor, many concerts. The former Photo: Magdalena Jaroszewicz an Italian garden villa and Louis stable is now home to the XIV-style palace. It is one of the Wilanów Poster Museum. Parks Skaryszewski Park Skaryszewski Park, named after Ignacy Jan Paderewski, is the largest (total area of 58 hectares) historical park of Warsaw’s right bank. It is adjacent to the National Stadium. An interesting layout, a rose garden, picturesque artificial lakes, a waterfall, as well as a rich and beautiful flora (over 280 species of trees and bushes) create a unique atmosphere. In the summer, the park offers a great selection of activities. You can rent a canoe, a pedalo or a boat by Kamionkowskie Lake. The wide alleys of the park are adapted to the needs of pedestrians, rollerbladers and cyclists. Open-air film screenings and concerts are held in Skaryszewski Park. Varsovians often refer to it as ”Skaryszak”. Photo: PZ Studio 64 65 City Guide Venture outside Warsaw in your spare time. further afield 2012 There is a lot to see! Photo: Marek Jakuczek - Architect of the Town Hall of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Welcome Modlin Fortress In 1920, the place was witness to fighting between Polish troops Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki and the Bolsheviks. The fortress to Mazovia! ul. Mickiewicza 99 complex includes i.a. the Tatar www.twierdzamodlin.pl Tower, atop which one can admire the magnificent view of Distance from Warsaw: the confluence of the Narew and approx. 40 km north-west the Vistula rivers, the 2,250-meter Warsaw can be absorbing. However, Modlin Fortress is a monument of long defence barracks - Europe’s longest building, the neo-Gothic there is plenty to see in the whole defense architecture of international Water Tower of 1847, the Northern region of Mazovia! There is no shortage importance. It is one of Europe’s largest and best preserved Gate - one of the fortress’s oldest buildings and Napoleon’s of places that are worth visiting in the vicinity fortresses. The earliest fortifications in the area date back to the time Redoubt, which may have been designed by the emperor himself. of Warsaw. Let us guide you through the of the Swedish Deluge in the 17th Modlin Fortress is a venue for most popular of them. century. The construction of the fortress was ordered by Napoleon. numerous events, such as the rally of army vehicles. Modlin Fortress was constructed at the confluence of two rivers: the Narew and the Vistula. Photo: Maria Kromolicka Frederic Chopin’s when Chopin year was celebrated place of birth in Poland, Żelazowa Wola was metamorphosed again: two new Żelazowa Wola 15 pavilions were constructed, the tel. 46 863 33 00 park was modernised and a new www.chopin.museum.pl exhibition opened. On Sunday afternoons, between Distance from Warsaw: May and the end of September, approx. 50 km west the museum becomes a venue for concerts of Chopin’s music. The genius composer was born in the annex of the Skarbek family’s manor in Żelazowa Wola. Visitors can rent an audio In 1812, the wooden manor guide or download a special burned down. It was not until phone application free of the 1930s that the annex was charge. Polish and English 66 reconstructed and transformed language versions are 67 into a Romantic mansion. In 2010, available. City Guide further afield 2012 Mazovia Museum Museum in Płock of Narrow-Gauge Płock, ul. Tumska 8 Railway in Sochaczew tel. 24 364 70 71 www.muzeumplock.art.pl Sochaczew, ul. Towarowa 7 tel. 46 862 59 76 Distance from Warsaw: www.muzeumkolejnictwa.waw.pl approx. 110 km north-west Motorization and Distance from Warsaw: Technology Museum Photo: Ewa Świderska The Museum is hosted in an Art approx. 55 km west Nouveau building dating back in Otrębusy to the beginning of the 20th The Museum is home to the century, restored and adapted to largest collection of narrow- Otrębusy, ul. Warszawska 21 exposition needs. It showcases gauge railway vehicles in tel. 22 758 50 67 Poland’s richest Art Nouveau Poland, totaling over 100 steam www.muzeum-motoryzacji.com.pl collection including glassware, engines, internal combustion Distance from Warsaw: silverware, jewelry, paintings, and electric locomotives, rail approx. 20 km west clothes and accessories, furniture trolleys and carriages. Two and other elements of interior exhibition rooms showcase Narrow-gauge decoration. The Museum’s pride historic photographs, railway locomotives The Motorization and Technology and joy is a collection of 80 uniforms, torches, train resemble large toys. Museum is the largest such ”Caprichos” by Francisco Goya, models, documents, tickets and institution in Poland and one held by the Zieliński Library of stamps. One of the museum’s of the most important in Europe. Płock Scientific Society. In order attractions is a journey onboard The Museum, opened in 1995, to protect them from the harmful a historic train. It runs every restores and showcases old cars. effects of sunlight, these famous Saturday between June and The collection encompasses pieces are only showcased during September; the programme of approx. 300 vehicles: passenger temporary exhibitions. the trip includes a walk in the cars, lorries, buses, planes, Kampinos Forest and a bonfire. baby carts, motorbikes, bikes and even tanks. Konstancin-Jeziorna www.konstancinjeziorna.pl www.konstancin.com Distance from Warsaw: approx. 15 km south Konstancin-Jeziorna is Mazovia’s only spa resort and home to the largest brine graduation tower in the region. Konstancin-Jeziorna is also a fashionable, exclusive and desirable residential area which has attracted a great number of film and television stars, writers, actors and painters. The local Paper Museum provides an opportunity for observing the paper-making process and its historic evolution. Visitors can even try their hand at making papier-mache. Photo: Ewa Świderska 68 69 City Guide further afield 2012 19th-century factory The town was named after the Zegrzyński Lake inventor of the linen-weaving www.jezioro.zegrzynskie.pl town in Żyrardów machine and the technical director of the factory, Philippe Distance from Warsaw: www.zyrardow.pl Girard. The town-planners took approx. 20 km north-east into consideration all the social Zegrzyński Lake is the largest Distance from Warsaw: needs of its future inhabitants artificial body of water in the approx. 50 km south-west and the plan was implemented vicinity of Warsaw. It covers with great consistency. Today, an area of 33 square kilometers It is Europe’s only 19th century the former factory halls are being and is linked with Warsaw factory town to have been fully transformed into luxurious lofts, by the Żerański Channel. preserved. In the 19th century, trendy shops and restaurants. First and foremost, the lake is the factory in Żyrardów was the The park named after Karol a leisure destination. A number biggest manufacturer of linen in Dittrich was restored to its former, of tourist complexes and have Europe and its products were sold 19th-century glory. Cultural events been established in the nearby in shops from Paris to Shanghai. are organised weekly in Żyrardów. villages of Zegrze, Jachranka and Białobrzegi. From spring until Photo: The Town Hall of Żyrardów fall, the lake attracts thousands of Varsavians who leave the city in order to relax and cool down. There are walking and cycling paths, yacht clubs and sailing equipment rental facilities. The Lake provides fantastic conditions for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. In winter, Zegrzyński Lake is a paradise for ice-yacht fans. Photo: PZ Studio Kampinos National Park www.kampinoski-pn.gov.pl, www.kampinoska.waw.pl El Greco in the Diocesan old prints, royal documents and Distance from Warsaw: papal edits collected the diocese approx. 20 km west Museum in Siedlce between the 16th and the 20th century. There is also a collection Poland’s second largest national Siedlce, of old coins, chalices, reliquaries ul. Biskupa Ignacego Świrskiego 56 park is located in the vicinity and monstrances. of Warsaw - it is the only national tel. 25 644 98 65 www.muzeum.siedlce.pl park in Europe which is situated that close to a capital city. Distance from Warsaw: Kampinos National Park was approx. 90 km east established on 16 January 1959 with the view to preserving this ”The Ecstasy of St. Francis” unique inland dune complex, is El Greco’s only painting natural forests and swamps. Photo: Barbara Tekieli to be kept in Poland. Quite The park provides a natural surprisingly, the circumstances habitat for over 5,000 species of the painting’s arrival in Poland of animals, including the moose, beaver, lynx, lesser spotted Photo: The Town Hall of Siedlce remains a mystery. The piece by the 16th-century Spanish eagle, black stork and the crane. artist was only discovered in Kampinos has been listed as 1964, during inventory taking in a UNESCO biosphere reserve, commemorated by numerous a provincial church. Apart from and as a bird reserve by the national memory monuments, this masterpiece, the Museum European Parliament. The forest such as the cemetery in Palrmiry, showcases unique pieces of of Kampinos National Park was where 2,115 Poles were killed by 70 sacred art from Podlasie, namely witness to many historical events, the Nazis during World War II. 71 City Guide info further afield 2012 How to recognize Tips an authentic banknote? 10 percent tips are expected in Feel the graphic elements restaurants, at the hairdresser’s etc. - they can be identified by touch Taxi fares are usually rounded up. When looking at a banknote against a source of light, a watermark, a security thread and recto-verso print are visible Language Tilt the banknote to check whether the colour-shifting ink Many Poles, in particular those changes its colour of the younger generation, speak Have a closer look to see at least basic English. UEFA EURO the microlettering 2012™ volunteers speak at least one foreign language. What to do when you suspect that you have been given Useful phrases a counterfeit banknote? Dzień dobry - Good morning Do not use it Dobry wieczór - Good Currency Beware Take it to the nearest police afternoon station or a bank Do widzenia - Good bye (formal) of counterfeit money! Cześć! - Hi! (informal) Polish currency is the zloty (PLN). PLN 1 = 100 groszy Proszę - Here you are EUR 1 = ca. PLN 4.20 Security features Dziękuję - Thank you More information: of Polish banknotes www.nbp.pl/zabezpieczenia Przepraszam - I am sorry Na zdrowie! - Cheers! The National Bank of Poland is the Payment in euro sole issuer of coins and banknotes Tak, nie - Yes, no In supermarkets and other big in Poland. At present, there are five Examples of prices Ile to kosztuje? - How much shops large stores payments different types of banknotes water (1.5 l): PLN 2-3 is it? in euro are accepted. You must, in circulation: a 10 zloty note, bread: PLN 2-4 Śniadanie - Breakfast however, inform the cashier 20 zloty note, 50 zloty note, milk: PLN 3 Obiad - Dinner of your intention to pay in euros. 100 zloty note and the 200 zloty butter: PLN 4 Kolacja - Supper Shops accept only banknotes note, which belong to the ”The a doughnut: PLN 2-3 Poproszę 1,2,3... piwo/-a and change is given back in PLN. Rulers of Poland” series. beer (a pint): in a shop - Can I have 1, 2, 3... beer/-s The design of Polish banknotes PLN 3-4 in a pub or please Apteka - Drug store Currency exchange makes it easy to check their a restaurant: PLN 7-12 coffee in a café: PLN 5-15 Kantor - Exchange office The most convenient way authenticity. Each banknote has its own characteristic features: colour coca-cola (0.5 l): PLN 3.5 Szpital, pogotowie - Hospital, to exchange foreign currency emergency is in an exchange office (kantor). scheme, size, security features and cigarettes: PLN 8-12 special marks for the blind. a cinema ticket: PLN 15-35 Jak się masz? - How are you? No commission is charged for the Miłego dnia - Have a nice day operation. It is not recommended lunch: the cheapest lunches are Each banknote contains served in milk bars (PLN 10-15); Powodzenia - Good luck to exchange money with people in Mam na imię... - My name is... the street. the following elements: expect to pay at least a portrait of a ruler PLN 50 per person for a meal in Czy mówisz po: angielsku, the emblem of the Republic a restaurant in the Old Town. niemiecku, rosyjsku? Payment cards and ATMs of Poland Do you speak: English, German, The following payment cards are Russian? commonly accepted in Poland: the nominal value expressed Shop hours Nie mówię po polsku in words The majority of corner shops Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard the nominal value expressed - I do not speak Polish and Maestro. In certain places are open from Monday to Friday Jak dojadę do...? in numbers between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and you can pay with Diners Club signatures of the President - How can I get to...? and American Express cards. on Saturdays between 10 a.m. Gdzie jest (najbliższy) and the Main Treasurer and 3 p.m. Shopping centers and ATMs are in operation 24/7 of the NBP przystanek autobusowy, and are located mostly in the city supermarkets are open 7 days stacja kolejowa, informacja, the name of the issuer: a week (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. centre and near the main tourist Narodowy Bank Polski lekarz, toaleta? attractions. Euronet chain has - 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m - 8 p.m.). - Where is the (nearest) bus (the National Bank of Poland) Grocery shops usually open the largest number of ATMs, but stop, railway station, info point, there are cash points of many at 6 or 7 a.m. doctor, toilet? other banks, too. Commission is O której godzinie odjeżdża charged for every cash withdrawal najbliższy pociąg do...? operation. - When does the next train to... leave? 72 73 City infoGuide xxxxxxxxxxx 2012 Hotels and camping grounds Visitors to Warsaw have a large choice of accommodation options for every budget - from top-end and popular chain hotels to hostels and camping grounds. I n total, there are 200 tel. +48 22 634 41 65 accommodation-providing firstname.lastname@example.org establishments with a www.rapsodia.com.pl total of over 30,000 beds, including more than 21,000 in hotels. Camping grounds 123 Majawa Camping ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 15/17 and other accommodation 02-711 Warszawa options in Mazovia, as well as tel. +48 22 823 37 48 the neighboring Łódzkie and email@example.com Lubelskie voivodships have been www.majawa.pl established especially for football fans coming to Poland for the UEFA EURO 2012™. ACCOMMODATION Over 80,000 visitors can be FOR UEFA EURO 2012™ accommodated within a 2-hour car journey of Warsaw. Two temporary camping grounds have been prepared More accommodation information: especially for football fans www.warsawtour.pl visiting Warsaw during the and www.polishguide2012.pl UEFA EURO 2012™: Carlsberg Fan Camp and Miasto Cypel. CAMPING GROUNDS Both will operate in June 2012, providing additional 8,000 There are three camping accommodation places. They grounds in Warsaw, which can include catering services, access accommodate approximately to bathroom facilities, recreational 700 guests. 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Nojiego s Barska Naruto- Filtrowa icza h Ja ka ac- r wij poło ka .Z o o o i info Emergency telephone IMPORTANT! Tourist information Additional tourist numbers for foreigners Smoking ban Tourist information information points 800 200 300 (for landlines) Smoking is forbidden in public points in Warsaw: in Warsaw during 608 599 999 (for mobile phones) spaces, at bus and tram stops, the Palace of Culture and in operation in the summer, in train and bus stations, public Science the UEFA EURO 2012™ between 21 May and 30 June offices, clubs, pubs, cafes and Warsaw West Plac Defilad 1 at 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. restaurants. The majority of – Dworzec Zachodni (entrance from ul. Emilii Plater, (English, German, Russian, catering establishments have – bus station hall between Sala Kongresowa and French, Spanish, Italian) separate rooms for smokers. – AURA office Muzeum Techniki), tel. 194 31 and between 1 July and 30 The violation of the ban is Al. Jerozolimskie 144 (on mobile phones: 22 194 31), September at 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. punishable with a fine. the UEFA EURO 2012™ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (English, German, Russian) Fan Zone the Central Station Plac Defilad Alcohol – the main hall Carlsberg Fan Camp How to call? consumption ban Al. Jerozolimskie 54 ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie Remember about the country the Old Town Alcohol consumption is banned (next to the Olimpic Center) code, +48, when calling Polish Rynek Starego Miasta 19/21/21a in Warsaw in public spaces Miasto Cypel telephone numbers. When Warsaw Chopin Airport (parks, squares, streets, etc.) – Cypel Czerniakowski calling the shortened 5-digit – Terminal A, exit 2 apart from selected areas, such ul. Zaruskiego phone numbers (for instance ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1 as beer gardens and outdoor heCity’sPressOffice t those of taxi corporations), you Kordegarda restaurant spaces. The violation in the Palace of Culture need to dial the code for Warsaw ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17 of the ban is punishable with and Science first: 22. Pl. Defilad 1 a fine. In Poland, alcohol and cigarettes are sold to customers International aged 18 and over. Broadcasting Center Your partner, your health in the building of EXPO XXI Remember anyone can contract Center, ul. Prądzyńskiego 12/14 HIV, regardless of their age, social status, level of education and race. Protect yourself during sexual intercourse. Condoms guarantee a nearly 100% protection against STDs. Do not hesitate to tell your partner that you are not fine with taking risks or to ask about their past sexual experiences. Your health and life are at stake! Hot spots There are free hot spot areas in the Old Town, along Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat streets, on Trzech Krzyży square, in the Wiecha Arcades (behind Wars and Sawa Department Store), on Defilad square, Grzybowski square and around Browarna street in Powiśle. Wireless Internet is also available throughout the Fan Zone. Places offering free Internet access are marked with WiFi signs. The following cafes and restaurants provide free Internet access to customers: Coffee Heaven, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonald’s (you need to ask for a password). The majority of hotels and hostels also provide free WiFi facilities.
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