The booming business district
Over the past few years Warsaw has become an international hub for culture, politics, commerce and trade. It's all happening here! Modern skyscrapers mix with an omnipresent history, well-known sights and attractions stand side by side with the secret nooks and crannies that only insiders know about. The city is alive and well, so when you're done with your official agenda go see a horse race, visit a museum, get excited by science, watch a ballet or simply rent a bike and take a ride along the Vistula boulevards – inhaling the Warsaw spirit.
The exact location
Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw is conveniently located in the business part of the city, at the junction of quarters Mokotów, Służewiec and Okęcie, just 10 mins. from Chopin Airport. The centre of Warsaw and other office districts are accessible by a 20 mins. tram ride. Feel like shopping? Galeria Mokotów mall is just a short walk away. The Old Town, PGE National Stadium, Łazienki Park, POLIN Museum, Copernicus Science Centre, Teatr Wielki – you can easily reach all the city's attractions by bike, e-scooter, tram or underground.
The Royal Garden of Light
In winter, the gardens of the Wilanów Palace will turn into a fabulous world, where visitors can feel like at a royal court. The Royal Garden of Light means thousands of colourful LEDs, a golden sleigh to get in, a visual and sound performance combined with a unique mapping on the facade of the palace and the illuminated Rose Garden. It is an open-air exhibition that will delight both adults and children. You can’t miss it!
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One of the few neon museums in the world. The collection includes Polish illuminated signs created in the 20th century. Most of the collections date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and, interestingly enough, the museum is located in SOHO Factory – a creative space on the premises of the former ammunition factory. A Polish-French restaurant Warszawa Wschodnia by Mateusz Gessler is also located here, where you can watch the cooks in action while sitting at a table. Of course, getting to the restaurant at lunchtime is not possible, as is the case with the Greenhouse restaurant in Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw ;)
The Old Town
The most famous part of Warsaw is the Old Town. The Royal Castle, The Castle Square, King Sigismund's Column, historic churches and 17th and 18th century colorful tenements are 'must see' attractions during walks around the Old Town. You can't forget about the Mermaid Statue and the Warsaw Barbican – red brick defensive wall. From April to October while passing St. John's Cathedral at noon, step inside for a daily organ concert by one of the Polish master organists and visit the cathedral undergrounds afterwards. In December enjoy mulled wine at the Christmas market. The Old Town impresses every time of the year.
Anyone coming to Warsaw for work will probably visit Służewiec at some point. Apart from the downtown skyscrapers, it's the biggest cluster of office buildings in the city – more than 80 were built in this area since the 90s. Along with its flagship street, Domaniewska, it has become a symbol of corporate work in Warsaw and has even gained a nickname Mordor, where ambitious, goal-oriented employees are likened to Tolkien's orcs. And even though some new districts like Wola are trending now, Służewiec is not likely to lose its status of prime business hub any time soon.
PGE National Stadium
Sting concert or Euro qualifying matches? No matter the occasion, if the event is significant it will surely take place on the PGE National Stadium. Opened for the public before Euro 2012, the arena has quickly become one of the capital's main attractions for both Varsovians and visitors. It is open for guided tours, offers a professional kart track from spring to autumn and in winter transforms into a family fun wonderland – with ice rinks, bumper cars, curling, sports lab and even an ice disco. Beautifully located on the Vistula, the stadium is currently one of the most recognizable Warsaw buildings. And most accessible, too – thanks to the underground station right next to it.
Copernicus Science Centre
If you want to play with science – visit the Copernicus Science Centre, located on the left bank of the Vistula. The science museum contains over 450 interactive exhibits that enable visitors to carry out experiments and discover the laws of science by themselves. The Centre is the largest institution of its type in Poland and one of the most advanced in Europe. Not only for children though!
The Royal Łazienki Park and Museum
It's hard to imagine to be in Warsaw and not to visit the Royal Łazienki. The iconic Chopin's Monument, Palace on the Isle and the beautiful gardens make it so worthwhile. Every Sunday from May to September you can listen to Chopin's music – concerts take place at 12.00 am and 4.00 pm at the monument of the composer. And every Friday between 10.00 am and 12.00 am there is free entry to all the Museum's buildings – have a tour through the summer residence of king Stanisław II Augustus and see for yourself why Łazienki are called 'the happiest place in Warsaw'.
Whether you are a frequent racetrack visitor, a horse lover or just like to wear fancy hats to elegant events – Służewiec Racetrack is the place for you. Surrounded by a layer of greenery, it gives its guests the illusion of being far away from the city – going there is like entering another world. Horse racing in Warsaw is almost 180 years old and Służewiec track has been a part of this history since 1939. In the races of the last weekend before the outbreak of the war more than 1 000 horses competed – that's how popular racing was! At present races take place almost every weekend from April to November. The flag is up, ladies and gentlemen!
Swimming is good for you – every doctor will tell you that. But Warszawianka Aquapark is about so much more than just swimming! Full-size Olympic pool and smaller one for recreation, artificial river, huge water slide, waterfalls, cascades, jacuzzi – that's enough to make you dizzy. You can also explore the spa and wellness zone – it's vast! From Russian banya and snow grotto to the variety of massages and several different saunas. As a finishing touch, facial and body treatments can be taken. What better place to pamper yourself?
Shopping in Warsaw
Having several world-class level malls, Warsaw is becoming a shopping Mecca – for the prices are still below the world average. Apart from the nearest Galeria Mokotów, recommendable are Złote Tarasy, Arkadia, Klif, Plac Unii and department stores along Marszałkowska street. For more upscale shopping experience visit Vitkac, shops located at Mokotowska and Nowy Świat streets or Trzech Krzyży Square. And if you're looking for something utterly unique, order a pair of hand-sewn shoes from the studio of Jan Kielman or buy a pair of Bodyych glasses with handcrafted frames.
Teatr Wielki – The National Opera
Teatr Wielki has been providing unforgettable artistic impressions since the early 19th century. Nowadays, in cooperation with global opera stages, it makes high art accessible again and translates universal human tragedies to modern language. This year the Wielki's director, Waldemar Dąbrowski was awarded an 'opera Oscar' for his lifetime achievements. 10 years ago, the Ballet of the Teatr Wielki was raised to the rank of the Polish National Ballet – under the direction of the renowned choreographer Krzysztof Pastor it has gained the international recognition and is considered one of the best ballet companies in the world.
II World War Memorials
In Warsaw you can find a lot of monuments and II World War reminders. But you definitely should visit The Warsaw Rising Museum which is a tribute of Warsaw's residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The second worth to see museum is the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN – a modern cultural institution and museum which presents a 1000-year history of Polish Jews.
Warsaw Public Bike – Veturilo
If your intended destination is too far away to walk and you're not a fan of public transport, hop on the bike and explore the city on two wheels! Warsaw is covered with cycle paths and more come every year, so you should have a smooth ride. Veturilo is a network of Warsaw Public Bike, with more than 380 stations all over the capital. The use is very simple – just register in the system and put some money into your account. Then choose a bike you want to rent, type in its number in the app and… you're done. You can return it afterwards at any station you want. Veturilo is really cheap and first 20 mins. is always for free!
Warsaw has many faces and one of them is art. The National Museum presents art from ancient times to present. Museum of Modern Art, the Museum on the Vistula, as well as Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, popularize contemporary art. One of the best places to see contemporary, documentary and artistic photography is Leica 6×7 Gallery. Among small and large galleries everyone will find something in their taste.
Institute of Culinary Art
This is a top culinary and cultural hotspot, located right next to Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw. Here you can immerse yourself in the urban lifestyle, try vegan pastries or taste the flavours of Vietnam. It is a place created out of passion for cooking, eating and coming together. Next to the Institute, where you can hone your culinary skills, there is also a shop with delicacies from all over the world!
- You have to go by train to Warszawa Centralna main railway station and then change to the train going to Warsaw Chopin Airport. Get out of the train at Warszawa Służewiec station and walk Marynarska Street in the eastern direction, then turn right when you reach Postępu Street. After you pass the roundabout with Cybernetyki street you will find the hotel on your left. It is approximately 25 minutes by train and 15 minutes walk.
Plan your journey by train.
- The Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is only 3,5 km away and it will take you 10-15 minutes by taxi to get there. Fare is approximately 5 EUR*.
Plan your journey by plane.
*Price quoted is for guidance only.
- From the South:
Take DK7, S7 and DK7 to Aleje Jerozolimskie street/DW719 in Warszawa. Take the exit toward Mokotów/Wola from road Salomea-Wolica/DK7, Take DK79 and Cybernetyki street to Postępu street.
- From the North:
Take DK7, E77/S7 and DK7/E77 to Aleje Jerozolimskie/DK79 in Warszawa. Take exit 719 from Aleje Jerozolimskie/DK7, take DK79 and Cybernetyki Street to Postępu Street.
- From the East:
Take DK2 to Warsaw, continue on DK2/Gintrowskiego street (former Rzymowskiego street), then take a left to Marynarska street and then left to Postepu street, straight on the roundabout.
- From the West:
Take the A2 to Warsaw. Take the exit toward Lotnisko F. Chopina from S79, take Wirażowa Street/DW706 and Cybernetyki street to Postępu street.
- Please be kindly informed, that the paid underground car park, belonging to Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw, is located in the zone marked as A2, on level -2 and is separated by a special barrier, as well as equipped with automatic plate reading mechanism. Please provide your plate number when checking in to the hotel. We kindly ask you to park only in the above described area, otherwise we will not be able to accept payments or issue an invoice for parking.
- The hotel has 50 parking spaces. 20 EUR per day.
Via personal transfer
- For a stress-free journey to or from the hotel, ask the staff to organise a personal transfer for you.
- Tram stop Postępu: 700 m
- Galeria Mokotów Shopping Centre: 1,5 km
- Służewiec Racetrack: 2 km
- Warsaw Chopin Airport: 3,5 km
- Warszawianka Aquapark: 4 km
- Warszawa Centralna Railway Station: 7 km
- City Centre: 7,5 km
- Royal Łazienki: 7,5 km
- Copernicus Science Centre: 8 km
- The Old Town: 8,5 km
- Teatr Wielki – The National Opera: 10 km
- POLIN Museum: 10 km
- PGE National Stadium: 11 km
- Ptak Warsaw Expo: 20 km
- Warsaw Modlin Airport: 50 km
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