Warsaw Chopin Airport, formerly Warsaw-Okecie Airport or Okecie International Airport, is an international airport in the Wlochy district of Warsaw, Poland. It is the busiest airport in the country, handling about 300 scheduled flights daily. Warsaw Chopin Airport has two intersecting asphalt runways: runway 11/29 is 9,186 ft (2,800 m) long, while runway 15/33 is 1,210 ft (3,690 m) long.
What to see & do
Palace of Culture and Science - With the height of 231 metres (757 ft), the Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland. Erected in 1955, the building was a 'gift from the Soviet people to the Polish nation'. The building serves as an office complex and exhibition centre, equipped with 3,288 rooms, offices, theatres, museums, bookshops, cinemas, and a large conference hall.
Łazienki Park - Łazienki Park, or Royal Baths Park, is the largest park in Warsaw. It covers an area of 76 hectares in the city centre. Several important structures can be found in the park, including the Palace on the Water (or Łazienki Palace), the Theatre on the Isle, the White House garden villa, an Egyptian temple, and Myślewicki Palace.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - In Warsaw is a monument dedicated to the unknown soldiers who gave up their lives for Poland. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the most important monument of its kind in Poland. The monument is situated in Piłsudski Square and is the only remaining part of the Saxon Palace, once one of the most distinctive buildings in prewar Warsaw.
Royal Castle in Warsaw - The Royal Castle was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. The castle is situated in the Castle Square.
Copernicus Science Centre - The Copernicus Science Centre is a science museum on the bank of the Vistula River. The centre features 450 interactive exhibits that give visitors freedom to try out experiments and discover the wonders and laws of science without supervision. The permanent exhibitions are divided into six sections: On the Move, Humans and the Environment, Buzzz! gallery for preschool children, Lightzone, Roots of Civilization, and RE: generation - gallery for young adults. The centre also features a planetarium called the Heavens of Copernicus.
How to get around
Warsaw's public transport system is quite well-developed. Bus service is frequent, with about 200 bus routes, and is inexpensive. The metro system is one of the newest underground railway systems in the continent and runs daily until 3 AM. There are three stations in Warsaw for long-distance trains: Dworzec Centralny or Warsaw Central, Dworzec Wschodni or Warsaw East, and Dworzec Zachodni or Warsaw West. Taxis are also readily available. Note that legal taxi drivers will not approach you or attempt to grab your luggage to help you, or these drivers might overcharge you. Legal taxis are metered and wait at the proper taxi stands.
How to get there
There are flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport from several European cities, including Dublin, Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Belgrade, Rome, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Prague, Frankfurt, and Barcelona. There are also flights from Beijing, New York, and Toronto. Warsaw Chopin Airport is used by plenty of commercial airlines such as Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Berlin, Air Cairo, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, El Al, Emirates, Enter Air, Eurolot, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.
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