The Saxon Garden Ogród Saski The Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski) dates back to the early 18th century. It was a baroque garden in the French style, first public park in Warsaw, located next to the royal Saxon Palace (Pałac Saski). The Palace was blown up by the Nazis in 1944. The Garden was renovated, and…

Events and things to do in Warsaw on August 15th It’s a bank holiday in Poland. Polish Army Day is marking the 1920 breakthrough battle called Cud nad Wisłą (the Miracle on the Vistula river) between the Poles under Marshal Piłsudski and the Bolsheviks. The main celebrations start at 12 pm at Plac Trzech Krzyży/Three…

    Events and things to do in Warsaw in August Warsaw Uprising Remembrance Day (Dzień Pamięci Powstania Warszawskiego) The anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the Nazis. At precisely 5 pm all the Warsaw city sirens sound and lots of cars and pedestrians stop to commemorate and contemplate people…

International Street Theatre Festival  The Festival has started in June. Free street performances will take place in the New Town Market, Agrykola Park, and Szczęśliwicki Park (theaters from Italy, Germany, and Poland). Click here to read the Festival program in Polish. International Theater Schools Festival The Festival has started in June. There are still tickets available.…

  It’s a bank holiday in Poland (Corpus Christi, Boże Ciało). The Catholic church organizes in each parish huge outdoor procession (in many places in Poland car traffic is stopped during the procession). Stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka). You can do basic shopping…

Discover Warsaw: Vistula River (Wisła) 1 Multimedia Fountain Park Fountain complex operating from May until September. Free entrance. Each Friday and Saturday evening multimedia show (fountains, laser, music, and lights). Click here to read our tips on the Multimedia Fountain Park. 2 Small Playground at Karski Boulevard (Bulwar Karskiego) 3 Free ferry across the river “Wilga”…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in June, 2018 Children’s Day  Children’s Day in Poland is celebrated on June 1. Kids receive gifts. Schools and kindergartens host special events for kids – picnics, concerts, sports competitions, etc. There are many events in Warsaw and other cities in Poland organized by the city authorities, institutions,…