Meet your guide under Charles de Gaulle`s Statue near the "Palm Tree” on Rondo de Gaulle to begin your two - two and half hour walking tour. First, stroll over a section of the Warsaw Escarpment, along which the city has evolved over the centuries. We’ll walk through an area, where Nazis resided during German occupation, escaping most of the devastation of the Second War; and check out some modernist buildings in designed by some of Poland’s most outstanding architects of the 1930s. Not far is a small village of local activism supporting urban gardens and beehives. We’ll also walk through one of the city’s most elegant and historical 19th century parks. The tour continues to with a visit one of the most important communist era housing estate projects and seeing one of the most breathtaking interiors of Warsaw, one even many locals have never visited. The tour will come to its close at Hala Koszyki, a cozy venue with small bars, cafes, and restaurants.
My name is Łukasz Godlewski, and I am a licensed guide in Warsaw. I’m a Varsovian of several generations. My great-grandparents were married on Grzybowski Square in the All Saints Church, my great grandfather was a photographer on Chmielna Street, and after the war his studio was in a converted tramcar which is now Dmowskiego Roundabout and the center of Warsaw. I studied Cross Culture Psychology. I completed my course to become a Warsaw City Guide at PTTK, the oldest Polish guiding organization which has been training guides dating back to 1946. I love history, music and photography :-)
- Warsaw Escarpment - an amazing green side of the city center - Residential area of the Nazis during WWII - Zielony Jazdów - a small village of local activism - Ujazdowski Park - a 19th century historical park - Zbawiciela Square - popular local spot - MDM - one of the most important communist era housing estate projects - Hala Koszyki - a popular venue with small bars, cafes and restaurants and more... :-)