Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza, Warsaw

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza
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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Północne
How to get there
  • Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet • 8 min walk
  • Świętokrzyska • 9 min walk
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Dawid K
Brussels, Belgium623 contributions
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Humbled by the strength of the Polish people. Tourists should know, that this monument was ruined, and it was part of Saski Palace, destroyed by the Nazi soldiers in 1944. Absolute respect to the miraculous people who were heroes, and helped make Poland what is is today!
Written July 18, 2015
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Phill147
Sydney825 contributions
Couples
Lovely Somber monument with a 24/7 guard that changes on the hour. This is a nice tribute to the unknown soldier in Saxon Gardens. I highly recommend you visit.
Written July 18, 2018
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Anglopolonus
Warsaw, Poland114 contributions
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When you visit the tomb of the unknown soldier its useful to look at it in the context of Polish history. Always have in mind that this historic area from the 17th century was destroyed during World War II. The Saxon Palace was blown up by the occupying army after the collapse of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. I recommend that you read up on the history prior to taking this walk to get a feel for the different stages this area went through. Take a walk from Królewska Street or even better from the Saski (Saxon) Palace. The Saxon Establishment covered an area of around 17 ha.
As you walk through the Saski park gardens which were inspired by the park of Versailles, you will walk through the long alley, which is interesting not only for the beautiful flower beds in blossom but many sculptures.
You will reach a large fountain originally built in 1855, with an elaborately carved plaque resting on a shell form basin supported by a scrolled bracket. The fountain is the centrepiece of gardens designed by the 19th-century designer Henryk Marconi and also one of the urban symbols of Warsaw.
Beyond the fountain you will see the tomb of the unknown soldier which is located at Piłsudski Square. It’s the only surviving part of the Saxon Palace that occupied the spot until World War II. Since November 1925 the tomb housed the unidentified body of a young soldier who was killed during the Defence of Lwów. Since then, earth from numerous battlefields where Polish soldiers have fought has been added to the urns housed in the surviving pillars of the Saxon Palace.
Like other tombs of the unknown soldier in other parts of the world this one is also constantly lit by an eternal flame and assisted by a guard posted by the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army. The changing of the guard takes place on the hour of every hour daily and this happens every day of the year regardless of weather. Tough for the young soldiers. It’s also the place that most official military commemorations take place in Poland and where foreign representatives lay wreaths. Beyond the Piłsudski Square I suggest that you walk to the Bristol Hotel and turn towards the Old Town. You will have a very interesting walk. ( If you don’t weaken)
Written July 11, 2017
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Gargio76
Brussels, Belgium3,977 contributions
Couples
Evocative monument to the unknown soldier proceeds under the arches of the portico of the old building that once stood in the plaza whose gardens are now the Saxons gardens.

Do not miss the changing of the guard with its gear and small ceremony. @gargio76
Written September 28, 2016
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Tamka_Den
Linden, NJ582 contributions
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The Tomb is situated under the remaining arcade of Saxon Palace in which the code to German encrypting machine Enigma was broken for the first time. The palace was destroyed by Germans after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, thus the Tomb itself has its symbolism underlined by the will to survive and never give up by Polish nation.
Try to come on Sunday before noon, then you will have a chance to see official guard change that is very impressive.
Written April 11, 2013
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
On the eastern side of the Saxon Garden, in the part that survived the Saxon Palace after World War II, lies the Tomb of the Unknown Polish Corps - in memory of the soldiers who fell in the battles for Polish independence and their names and / or burial places are unknown.
The place looks like a small church with a "The constant flame of fire" and a guard of honor of soldiers guarding it and giving military honor to the fallen.
The honor guard exchange ceremony is held every day at 12:00.
Written October 4, 2020
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AtaWind
Malmö, Sweden322 contributions
Couples
The Tomb was designed by the famous Polish sculptor, Stanisław Kazimierz Ostrowski. It was located within the arcade that linked the two symmetric wings of the Saxon Palace,
The central tablet was ringed by 5 eternal flames and 4 stone tablets bearing the names and dates of battles in which Polish soldiers had fought during World War I and the Polish–Soviet War (1919–21). During the 1939 invasion of Poland, the building was slightly damaged by German aerial bombing, but it was quickly rebuilt and seized by the German authorities. After the Warsaw Uprising, in December 1944, the palace was completely demolished by the Werhrmacht. Only part of the central colonnade, sheltering the Tomb, was preserved.
After the war, in late 1945, reconstruction began. Only a small part of the palace, containing the Tomb, was restore. On 8 May 1946 it was opened to the public. Soil from 24 additional battlegrounds was added to the urns, as well as more tablets with names of battles in which Poles had fought in World War II. However, the communist authorities erased all trace of the Polish–Soviet War of 1920, and only a few of the Polish Armed Forces' battles in the West were included. This was corrected in 1990, after Poland had regained its political autonomy. An honour guard is continuously held before the Tomb, which can be interesting to watch.
Written July 12, 2015
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,158 contributions
We were just in time to watch the changing of the guard. There were a couple of T.V. cameras filming, but not sure if they were doing a documentary. Very interesting and sad at the same time
Written June 26, 2013
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Rodomaster
Concord, CA690 contributions
"For your freedom and ours", was the motto of the Polish pilots that played an important part of the air war in the Battle of Britain and helped deter the planned Nazi invasion in 1940. At this monument you will see listed the many battles for freedom where Polish soldiers participated. The Americans & British tend to think they did all the heavy lifting but this monument will show you how the Poles certainly did their part. The soldiers here look smart and you'll enjoy seeing the changing of the guard. The monument is in a nice park that you should enjoy walking through with a beautiful fountain behind it. For any person that has "served", you will appreciate the sacrifice & history of the Polish Armed Forces.
Written April 30, 2008
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is well worth a short detour off the Royal Route. We were fortunate to arrive just in time to see a wreath laying ceremony organised by the local Polish commander (Glab) while there was a NATO meeting in Warsaw. Following the official duties (band, signing, wreath laying and changing of the guards), Glab was happy to introduce us to the Australian delegate, to talk about the history of the memorial and to pose for a couple of photos with us.
Written June 13, 2020
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