World War 2 in Warsaw - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2023

We are the oldest free walking tour company in Warsaw, showing Warsaw to international tourists since 2011. We’re a local Warsaw-based company. Our guides are true Varsovians. They love their city and they want to share their passion with you. On each tour, you will get an original, different, local perspective. We’re a top-rated walking tour in Warsaw on Google.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

World War 2 tour explores the most important places related to dramatic war events: 

  • Castle Square
  • A former Nazi-German district
  • Execution sites
  • Pilsudski Square (former Adolf Hitler Square)
  • The Jewish Ghetto. 

You can't understand present-day Warsaw without knowing what happened here 80 years ago. Warsaw was among the cities which suffered the most during World War II. 
The city and its inhabitants experienced the horror of bombings, and the terror of everyday life under the eye of the SS but also courageously fought in two uprisings: the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    plac Zamkowy, 00-267 Warszawa, Poland
    plac Zamkowy, 00-267 Warszawa, Poland
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    By the Sigismund's Column, look for a guide holding an orange umbrella with a British flag on top.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Castle Square

    Here we talk about the Nazi-German invasion of Poland in September of 1939 and about the destruction of the Royal Castle.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Adam Mickiewicz Monument

    Here we talk about Nazi-German plans to reshape Polish capital and about everyday life in German-occupied Warsaw.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Presidential Palace

    On this stop we talk about racial segregation and about Nazi-German district.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Here we talk about Polish soldiers fighting outside Poland and about failed assassination of Hitler in Warsaw on 5.10.1939.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Remains of the prewar Polish Bank

    Here we talk about the Polish underground state, sabotage and military actions performed by the Home Army.

  • 6
    Outside visit

    Here we talk about the creation of the Jewish Ghetto, deportations to death camps and the Ghetto Uprising.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Warsaw Uprising Monument

    Here we talk about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Hannes 20 May 2024

Guided by Gośka
Travelled in group - May 2024
We had a great and informative Tour, Goska was very friendly and relaxed.
Merih 17 May 2024

Guided by Magda
Travelled in couple - May 2024
It’s been a very impressive and informative couple hours. Magda put a lot of effort in the accuracy and sharing the history of Warsaw in the WW2. Highly recommended!
ayelet 14 May 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

Guided by Albert
Travelled in couple - May 2024
It was a profetinal and interesting tour.
Despina 07 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very interesting walking tour with many details and historical facts! The guide was very pleasant and informative. We had a great time.
Hector 07 May 2024
San Juan

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Peter explained the tour’s content in a clear and concise English. He was instructive and had good command of his subject matter.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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