Travellers are attracted to Warsaw, as it has many historical sites, delicious restaurants, lively nightlife and cultural events. Being one of Poland's largest cities, it is the central hub for culture, entertainment, and finance. The left side of the Vistula River offers the most famous tourist attractions in the city. In addition, after September, this Polish city is ready to open the gate for art and culture lovers with International festivals and musical events.
The city has a variety of transport facilities to explore famous tourist attractions. In Warsaw, the most economical and safer option is to travel within the boundaries of the bus and tram lines. Tickets are available in kiosks. Also, one can purchase tickets directly from the drivers with an additional fee. There is only one underground line that connects southern parts with the city centre, and it runs almost every 3-4 minutes in peak hours.
There are four types of trains available in the city: fast trains, express trains, local trains, Intercity, and EuroCity. Local train networks are well organised and popular with travellers. Taxi and streetcars are available all the time, and fares are different during the day and night. Like other European cities, this city also offers a Warsaw Tourist Card that allows free entry to museums, public transport, and discounts to art galleries, restaurants, sightseeing tours and shops.
Warsaw always welcomes its foreign tourists with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Despite being one of the largest cities of Poland, it is still very safe, and the crime rate is relatively lower than other famous cities of Europe. Still, it is always better to keep valuable items, credit cards and extra cash out of sight and be aware of pickpockets, usually in crowded areas or at famous tourist sites. There are few areas near the Vistula River that should be avoided, especially at night. Alcohol consumption is relatively high in polish cities, so as a precaution, explore the nightlife in a group rather than alone.
In Warsaw, restaurants or hotels do not add service charges to the bills. Tipping is always accepted to appreciate good service. The average tipping is around 10-15% of the bill but not binding. It is not obligatory to give a tip to the taxi drivers.
When to Travel
The best time to travel to this beautiful city is during the summer season. In the summer, the climate is usually warm, and humidity is low. However, extreme climate conditions can occur during the summer, i.e. bright sunlight and heavy rainfall on the same day in a short time. Later in the year, the autumn season can be an excellent time to visit as it experiences a sunny and cloudy climate with slightly cooler air. During the winter season, the city experiences a freezing climate with snowfall, so it is advisable to pack warm clothes.
Important Phone Numbers
|Ambulance||999 / 112|
|Central Clinical Hospital||599 10 00|
|Good morning||Dzień dobry|
|Good evening||Dobry wieczór|
|Excuse me||przepraszam bardzo!|
|I am sorry.||Przykro mi.|
|What is your name?||Jak się nazywasz?|
|My name is...||Nazywam się ...|
|Can you help me?||Może wy pomagacie mnie?|
|Can you speak more slowly?||Czy możesz mówić wolniej?|
|Do you speak English?||Czy mówisz po angielsku?|
|Does anyone here speak English?||Czy ktoś tu mówi po angielsku?|
|How are you?||Jak się masz?|
|I'm fine.||JA jestem wspaniałe.|
|I don't understand.||Nie rozumiem.|