I want to share with you my experience of visiting Warsaw, the capital of Poland, for four days. I went there from Berlin by train, and stayed at a hostel called Warsaw Downtown. Here are some of the attractions and highlights that I visited during my trip.
Day 1: I arrived in Warsaw in the morning and checked in at the hostel. Then I walked to the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I admired the colorful buildings, the Royal Castle, and the Sigismund’s Column. I also visited the Warsaw Uprising Museum, which tells the story of the heroic resistance against the Nazi occupation in 1944. In the evening, I enjoyed some traditional Polish food and beer at a restaurant near the Market Square.
Day 2: I took a bus to Wilanów Palace, which is a baroque royal residence with beautiful gardens. I learned about the history and culture of Poland through the paintings, sculptures, and furniture displayed in the palace. Then I went back to the city center and explored the Palace of Culture and Science, which is a Soviet-era skyscraper that offers panoramic views of Warsaw. I also checked out some of the modern art galleries and museums nearby, such as the Zachęta National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
Day 3: I decided to visit some of the parks and green spaces in Warsaw. I started with Łazienki Park, which is a large complex of gardens, palaces, and monuments. I saw the Chopin Monument, where free concerts are held in summer, and the Palace on the Isle, which is a neoclassical summer residence. Then I went to Pole Mokotowskie Park, which is a popular spot for recreation and sports. I rented a bike and rode around the park, enjoying the fresh air and nature.
Day 4: On my last day in Warsaw, I wanted to experience some of the nightlife and entertainment options. I went to Nowy Świat Street, which is a lively boulevard with many cafes, bars, and clubs. I met some friendly locals and other travelers at a pub crawl organized by the hostel. We had a lot of fun drinking, dancing, and chatting until late at night. The next morning, I packed my bags and took a bus to Lublin, where I continued my journey in Poland.