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

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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. By using our Warsaw vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza) and other attractions in Warsaw.
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  • It is amazing to see the soldiers standing there, quietly, guarding the tomb and waiting for the hour to pass by so they are relieved by two new guards, EVERY hour of every day or night... Come rain o...  read more »
  • Had excited me long to see the guard changed, and so for me a session similar to the one can see at the Royal Palace in Oslo. Unfortunately, it was all over in two minutes. Anyway is the place required to visit when you are in Warsaw. A fine monument and a nice park with beautiful statues.
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  • A place where most tourists visit. The Saxon park is adjoining and lovely. I had tickets to the ballet and spent an hour here before going to that. Lots in this area and all within walking distance of...  read more »
  • One place you should definitely visit. Great hornor to all the unknown. There was a huge palace at exactly this place but it was destroyed like so many great buildings by the Germans durring ww2. What's left is what today is known as tomb of the unknown soldiers.
  • Worth a visit - it is a symbol of tribute to those lost in war, and the most important such monument in Poland. It houses the body of an unidentified soldier, and an eternal flame constantly lights the tomb.
  • Guarded by soldiers 24 hours a day, this monument has been a feature within Poland for many years - undergoing various guises based on Poland's rich history. The plaques to the left of the monument offer you a short description about the history and meaning of the tomb. When I came at the beginning of July, the warm weather made this a beautiful and pleasant spot to visit on a bright evening.
  • Guarded by soldiers. If you have good luck, you can see changing of soldiers.
  • We should remind our history. They really take care of this. There are even soldiers in there as tribute.
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