Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / Life  % width 37

What is there to do in Warsaw??


masks98 27 | 289  
30 May 2008 /  #1
Hey I've been living in Warsaw since February, but all I've done is work. My girlfriend and I would like to do some interesting activities here in Warsaw, or at least do some interesting sighteeing, but what can we do? So far I've found out that the zoo here in Warsaw is worth checking out, I want to check out the Chopin museum. I missed the free museum night festivities, but if there are any other things like that that would be cool to know.

Thanks.
Kacper - | 9  
30 May 2008 /  #2
Is that a trick question? :)
Warsaw might not be THE most entertaining place in the world but there sure are things to do and see. The Old Town, Royal Castle, The Royal Route, Lazienki Park, Wilanow Pallace, National Museum, Warsaw Uprising Museum - most typical choices off the top of my head. Chopin Museum is in Warsaw?
OP masks98 27 | 289  
31 May 2008 /  #4
Ok perhaps I should ask what it is that most people age 20-25 do for fun in Warsaw beside going to bars and nightclubs?

For example, in New York you could take a horse-carriage ride around the park, or take a small boat ride in one of the small lakes inside Central Park. You could go to the pier where they would have fun stuff happening on random people's boats, just walking around would be fun, checking out neighborhoods like Chinatown, Harlem, the financial district, etc... you could go catch some street performances around Union Square or further downtown, and I could go on.
Kacper - | 9  
1 Jun 2008 /  #5
You can do pretty much all of that in Warsaw too. Take a horse and carridge ride round the Old Town, take a boat in Lazienki, visit interesting neighbourhoods like Zoliborz, Praga etc. It's summer, it's hot, go for a walk - things to do should literaly bump into You :)

There is a special bus line which will take You through most of the important sights for the price of a normal ticket.
polishgirltx  
1 Jun 2008 /  #6
What is there to do in Warsaw??

those questions about what to do in big cities are kind of silly.... there is ALWAYS something to do or to see... just find that city's website (attractions, things to do) and there you go...
SlavicWarrior - | 6  
5 Jun 2008 /  #7
For the sack of the Gods, you are already located in the city. All you need to do is step outside and roam around. There is plenty to see everywhere you happen to go. Good luck.
Firestorm 6 | 400  
5 Jun 2008 /  #8
Yea.. Be adventurous.. Go for a walk.. Take a short bus ride. EXPLORE man Explore..
Tamara 9 | 202  
5 Jun 2008 /  #9
Learn something about the folk history of the country - take your girl to a Mazowsze or Slask concert at the concert hall. There used to be an awesome flea market in Warsaw but the last time I was there it wasn't anymore. So to the Old Town and eat these great bread rolls that are filled with mushrooms and onions (anyone know what these are called?)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
5 Jun 2008 /  #10
(anyone know what these are called?)

probably a variety oz "zapiekanka"
Tamara 9 | 202  
5 Jun 2008 /  #11
No, I know what zapiekanka are - kind of a Polish pizza boat. These things look like breadsticks and they poke a hole in them with a long stick and put in the most wonderful sauce filled with mushrooms and onions and who knows what else but they are heaven!
polishgirltx  
5 Jun 2008 /  #12
These things look like breadsticks and they poke a hole in them with a long stick and put in the most wonderful sauce filled with mushrooms and onions and who knows what else but they are heaven!

i know what you are talking about :) i had it a long time ago on Karmelicka Street in Krakow, this place doesn't exist anymore...where did you find those??
Tamara 9 | 202  
6 Jun 2008 /  #13
At a stand next to the ice cream stand in Stare Miasto.
randompal 7 | 306  
6 Jun 2008 /  #14
what can we do?

there is a new bilingual guidebook in shops called "Do it in Warsaw" and it is supposedly full of interesting ideas, not the typical guidebook fare...
Harry  
6 Jun 2008 /  #15
what can we do?

Go to the American bookstore and buy a copy of my book, it's packed with things to do in Warsaw.
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
7 Jun 2008 /  #16
Take your bike and ride from Pole Mokotowskie to Kampinos Park. Very well signposted route, leads you through £azienki park, Ujazdowski Park and further through various green zones to Stare Miasto, and then under the trees along the WisÅ‚a up north.

Very pleasant and enough places on the way to stop and have a cold beer :)
esek 2 | 228  
7 Jun 2008 /  #17
Very pleasant and enough places on the way to stop and have a cold beer :)

just keep in mind that you aren't allowed to drink alcohol and ride a bike in Poland - your (car) driving license can be taken away....
ST_HIMMLER - | 7  
7 Jun 2008 /  #18
have a hobo day, go to somehwere like Pola mokotowskie, or actually any place where you can find some alcomaholics and shout them some cheapo wine and get drunk wid dem =] .

if u get board of that maybe invest in a late edition of Lonelyplanet-Warshaw
OP masks98 27 | 289  
11 Jun 2008 /  #19
I HAVE explored a bit, and I must say that Warsaw isn't a great place to just go around for a walk BUT, that might just be because I chose some crap places to explore. I live in the centrum so that's mostly what I've seen, I've seen the old town which is cool, but that gets old. (no pun intended.)
cyg 5 | 119  
12 Jun 2008 /  #20
Go to the American bookstore and buy a copy of my book, it's packed with things to do in Warsaw.

Have you already published it? I need to see this one.

As far as "activities" for young people, the preferred option seems to be getting s****faced until the early hours, with the venue depending largely on the budget. If you've got the dosh, it's Monobar, Klubokawiarnia, Lemon, etc. (watch out with the last one, they seem to have a violent streak). If not, it's the nearest park bench with a can of Tatra.
OP masks98 27 | 289  
12 Jun 2008 /  #21
Go to the American bookstore and buy a copy of my book, it's packed with things to do in Warsaw.

What's the title? Is it the one mentioned by Randompal?
randompal 7 | 306  
12 Jun 2008 /  #22
I live in the centrum so that's mostly what I've seen, I've seen the old town which is cool, but that gets old. (no pun intended

buy a mountain bike and explore Warsaw on two wheels - its relatively flat, and you see way more because everything is so spread out...plus you get some excersize. Cool places to bike around include centrum, around the national theatre/plac Pilsudskiego, and around Lazienki, plus Zoliborz...the list goes on and on...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
13 Jun 2008 /  #23
Harry

Love the story in your column this week H.

Is it really true?
bikethebaltic - | 1  
12 Aug 2008 /  #24
Thread attached on merging:
Warsaw

Hi

I will be flying out to Warsaw from London on Saturday (16th August) and whilst it will only be a short visit (as I'm going out to Bike the Baltic to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care), I would still like to know what is worth seeing and doing in the city.

Many thanks
Laura

ps if you would like to sponsor me, please go to justgiving.com/laurahowell
KellyJ 1 | 2  
12 Aug 2008 /  #25
Hi Laura,

How long will you have in Warsaw? I've been there many times and will be there again this weekend. If you have a short time, I would make sure you get a chance to see Old Town. Also, check out the Uprising museum (1944.pl/index.php?lang=en), the Palace of Cultural Science (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Culture_and_Science), and the Ghetto (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ghetto).

It's a lot of walking, but it can be done and is well worth it.

Kelly
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
12 Aug 2008 /  #26
Good luck, Laura - and a very worthy cause.

Use the search facility to find loads of therads about Warsaw containing millions of tips for Warsaw.
kika - | 7  
17 Nov 2009 /  #27
Nov 17, 09, 23:22 - Thread attached on merging:
What to do in Warsaw?

Hi there,

do you know of anything interesting that is going on in Warsaw this weekend?
I mean clubs, bars, concerts... whatever
DannyJ - | 129  
17 Nov 2009 /  #28
There is always lots to do in Warsaw , its just a shame I don,t live there yet :(
kika - | 7  
17 Nov 2009 /  #29
so I guess you are about to move here
Juche 9 | 292  
17 Nov 2009 /  #30
do you know of anything interesting that is going on in Warsaw this weekend?

pick up a copy of AKTIVIST available at many coffee shops, it lists everything.

Archives - 2005-2009 / Life / What is there to do in Warsaw??Archived