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“Unknown Things abiout the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza)
Pl. Pilsudskiego, Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
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Ranked #19 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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“Unknown Things abiout the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This grave is dedicated to all soldiers who fought in all wars where Poland took part, and there were many countries it was at war with. Why does it look like a ruin of a collumnade? Because it is a ruin of a collumnade! Before the WW2 there was a huge palace (look up "Saxon palace") on that square with the grave under the columns. Nazi were not keen on Poles expressing their patriotic feelings by going to the grave and placing wreaths and flowers on it, so they closed off the palace and then blew it up.

Instead of rebuilding the whole palace, it was decided to rebuild only the few columns under which the grave was. I think it looks very symbolical and elegant, just one unhealed wound on an otherwise totally recovered city.

Visited December 2013
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“Worth a detour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A short detour from the Royal Way brings you to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where 2 soldiers stand guard and the eternal flames burns. Behind it is a pretty little park. Try to get there on the hour to see the changing of the guard. They march down the central way in perfect unison before performing a small ceremony, well worth watching. Easy to walk from there to the Royal Castle.

Visited November 2013
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very moving and not to be missed off your itinerary. Try to catch the changing of the guard which happens on the hour 24 hours a day

Visited December 2013
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“Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier serves to underline the turbulent history of Poland, and lists the amount of wars Poles have been involved in. It is extremely well maintained.
The best time to go there is the changing of the guard, as 3 soliders march across the square, with 2 changing places with those already there. I can't say when exactly this takes place, but when it's really cold they alternate shifts every half hour rather than every hour.

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Warsaw, Poland
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“Place worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very important for all Polish people, close to Krakowskie Przedmieście street. Perfect combination for weekend walk.

Visited December 2012
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