Warsaw at War

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English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
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Meeting point
Zygmunt’s Column on the Castle Square. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
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Imagine a city that had almost 1,4 million people before World War II. Six years later, its ruins were inhabited by only several thousand survivors. Imagine a city that fought against the occupiers from the very first till the very last day. Imagine a city where every street, every corner, every courtyard has a wartime story to tell. 

First, there was 1939 and the German and Soviet invasions. Then, years of occupation. In 1940, the Germans created the largest ghetto in occupied Europe here, which razed to the ground in 1943 after the crushing of the Jewish uprising. A year later, the city was again in flames– this time because of the Polish national uprising of 1944. After 63 days of heavy urban fighting, it was crushed while the Red Army stood idle on the other side of the Vistula River. When they finally crossed over, the city and its people were no more.

Enter a world of unimaginable terror and brutality. Understand people’s eagerness to fight back. Feel the grave meaning of the decisions they had to make. Listen to stories of bravery and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal, but also of daily life under the occupation. Enter a different world – the world of Warsaw at war.

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Ticket Message

Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting point: Zygmunt´s Column on the Castle Square
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • Groups of 8-12 people that booked with paid option – note it is not a private tour.
  • Groups of more than 7 that did not pay for the reservation can be rejected by the guide.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Meeting Point
Zygmunt’s Column on the Castle Square. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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Rated 4 out of 5
1 month ago

Andrzej is very prepared guide.

Something I want to point out and I find this in almost every guided tour, is that there are so many numbers you hear (dates, percentages, people) that at the end of the tour you don’t really remember much. I don’t know if there is something that can be fixed. but, that’s my feedback.

Mirko Rossi

Varsovis en guerra

Rated 5 out of 5
10 months ago

Muy bueno


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