Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza), Warsaw

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See one of Poland's significant World War I monuments, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza). The structure at the site features the remains of the old Saxon Palace, which has only been partially rebuilt and serves as a tomb. Soil from 24 battlefields has been added to urns inside the tomb. Although the majority of the memorial is dedicated to fallen soldiers from World War I, it hosts ceremonies commemorating unknown soldiers who have fallen in almost every war that Poland has fought over the years. An eternal flame burns at the tomb and a guard from the Polish army remains on watch to keep it ablaze. Many visitors leave flowers and tokens around the site as a tribute, and you can too, but be aware that these are removed regularly. The Virtuti Militari and Cross of Valor, two of Poland's highest military honors, are portrayed on steel gratings behind the memorial. To visit Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza) and get the most from your holiday in Warsaw, create itinerary details personal to you using our Warsaw trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • the place is a one-of-a-kind and deserves our attention and moments of reflection, very interesting is the changing of the guard
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  • It's hard to pass by this Place. Very significant for anyone who knows the history of the Polish. Beautiful all around.
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  • Historical walk through Warsaw may not get past the tomb of the unknown soldier. Look at the makietom and change.
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