About Warsaw

The Mermaid City

The distances from Warsaw to Moscow and Warsaw to Brussels are equal. The sign makes this point: Poland is not East or West. Poland is at the centre of European civilization. It has contributed mightily to that civilization. It is doing so today by being magnificently un-reconciled to oppression.

Ronald Reagan (1982)

Warsaw is a fascinating and extraordinary city. Not so long time ago, just before the World War II Warsaw was named “Paris of the East”. It was due to its specific climate and atmosphere, which incredibly rapidly attracted many tourists and newcomers.

Unfortunately, the significant growth of the city was disrupted by events in September 1939 and invasion from Hitler side. Warsaw capitulated after brave fight at the end of September. Then after the collapse of the Warsaw Uprising (outbreak on 1st August 1944 and collapse on 2nd October 1944) and in the beginning of communist government the capital of Poland was destroyed in nearly 85%. However, thanks to old and new inhabitants fortitude, a lot of work and diligence, Warsaw began to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.

Nowadays, Warsaw is again a wonderful and the fastest growing city in Poland. With the population of over 2 million inhabitants, rebuilt Old Town, palaces, gardens and still developing business “center” it takes the breath away. All Polish people are very proud of their capital. and tourists from abroad claim that this city has something unique, something that survived only here.

We are sure that everyone will find something interesting in Warsaw. For some individuals it might be a stroll in the Royal Łazienki Park, for others admiring new skyscrapers. The Mermaid City visit will certainly be one of your most enjoyable ones.

We hope that together with us you will discover all Warsaw Treasures!