A bit of Warsaw
On our way back from Latvia to Germany we briefly stopped in Warsaw. The total route is about 1700 kilometres, so having a bed for the night felt quite well.
Besides sleeping in a bed, we also wanted to see a bit of the city. So we went there without any detailed plans. Spontaneously, we just followed streets that seemed nice to us. Here’s what we’ve found:
Our little tour started at the Castle Square (pol. Zamkowy). The “relatively” new Royal Castle can be seen there. By relatively new I mean that the building process started in the 1970ties. The Germans had destroyed big parts of Warsaw during the Second World War.
From the palace we took a left leading further in the Old Town. In this street we found the St. John’s Archcathedral, followed up by the Jesuit Church.
I would recommend to take enough time to see all the beautiful ornaments the houses in this area.
One of my personal highlights is the Rynek Starego Miasta Place. The houses’ fronts somehow fit to each other, but the buildings’ highs are different.
After spending enough time in this part we walked back to the Royal Palace and continued our way in the other direction along the Krakowskie Przedmieście street to finally reach the Presidential Palace. This street has many sights. Among them the Carmelite Church , which doesn’t seem to be a church at the first look. I wasn’t surprised to find other churches in the same street. Generally, it seems that there many churches in Poland.
Warsaw’s centre is really worth to visit. Although there’s a brand new Metro system we were walking the entire time. Without any planning we’ve found a lot of nice places and after lunch we continued our long ride back to Germany.