You won’t find a river like this in other European capitals! On the left bank you can enjoy entertainment, eat well and take part in cultural events. The right side of the river is a Natura 2000 area – a habitat for many breeding species of birds threatened with extinction. The clean and well-maintained beaches draw sports enthusiasts and those who love to laze about.
The Vistula Boulevards are a friendly space for everyone, including cyclists. Observation terraces, a mini-beach and food pavilions with dishes from around the world can all be found. An additional attraction are river jetties from where you can take a cruise on the Vistula to admire Warsaw’s panorama from a different perspective.
Multimedia Fountain Park
Skwer I Dywizji Pancernej
Modern Architecture on the Vistula
You will find two unique places in this area. One is the Museum on the Vistula – the temporary home of the Museum of Modern Art, where you can see exhibitions by Polish and foreign artists. Nearby is the University of Warsaw Library, which has received numerous awards. Be sure to go to the roof garden, which is divided into several parts that differ in design, colour, smell and mood.
Museum of Modern Art, ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22
University of Warsaw Library, ul. Dobra 55/66
Copernicus Science Centre
Close by is the Mermaid statue, the symbol of Warsaw.
ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20
Ecological walking and cycling path
PGE Narodowy Stadium
al. ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1
Ferries, cruise boats
Free ferries run between the Vistula’s banks, which makes crossing a breeze. Of course, only if water levels permit. Get a completely different perspective on Warsaw by taking a water tram ride, and if you have a whole day take a boat trip out of the city.