A trip to Warsaw, Poland is ideal for those who love to explore the culture of a new city. Dotted all around are the signs of modern life with contemporary offices and apartments, but there is also an element of old Poland with the picturesque historical buildings. The Old Town has actually been destroyed and reconstructed to look exactly as it did before WWII so start at the old Plac Zamkowy monument and work your way around the sights including St John the Baptist Cathedral. Outside of the Old Town there is the 17th century built Lazienki Park and the National Museum. Food lovers will enjoy tasting the local cuisine as it is filled with restaurants and food outlets. Stay as safe as possible in Warsaw by following our safety tips.
Health and safety when visiting Warsaw
Warsaw city centre has a strong police presence so you needn’t worry too much about violent crime. However, if you are travelling around the area, steer clear of areas you don’t know too well or haven’t researched beforehand. If any violent behaviour does occur, it is usually due to people coming out of nightclubs and bars under the influence of alcohol. Any type of violence towards women is strictly prohibited but it is still best to get home as soon as possible when out in the evenings in case of accidental injury. Tourist areas can attract pickpockets and thieves but being vigilant with your wallet and cash should deter them. An accident may occur:
- At your hotel
- In the hotel restaurant
- During any sports, activities or pre-arranged excursions
- During your flight
- During coach, taxi or car travel
If you booked a package holiday and you had an accident that was someone else’s fault then you have the right to compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
We have a large team of solicitors who are experts in helping victims of accidents that were the result of negligence. Should you be hurt by damaged sports equipment, have an accident on the road or fall ill with a water-borne or food-borne illness at the hotel restaurant, then you can give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and we will assist you with your claim. Provided you booked your holiday with a UK travel company and the accident occurred at a pre-booked stage of your holiday, we can claim compensation directly from the holiday company making it a straightforward process. We also operate on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis so you won’t incur any extra charges upfront.
Date Published: May 12, 2014
Author: David Brown