5 h 1944 WARSAW UPRISING TOUR
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR THE 1944 WARSAW UPRISING TOUR (5 HOURS):
Location of First Battles
Prison Liberation Act at Gęsiówka
Defense of the State Printing House PWPW
Old Town’s Month-Long Defense
KRYBAR - Army Group Heritage
WWII Blood Stains
Military Museum Outdoor Exhibit
Polish People’s Army & Allies Efforts
Allied Attitude Towards the Uprising
Monument to the Uprising
COST: 250 EURO for 1-6 Guests with Guide & Vehicle
This tour starts at your hotel and provides a thorough account of the Warsaw Uprising.
In August, September, and October of 1944, enormous parts of Warsaw were exposed to the violence of the German army. The Warsaw Uprising was the largest and most dramatic act of Polish resistance during WWII. The “Armia Krajowa” (Home Army) risked a great deal to capture Warsaw before the Red Army and the 1st Polish Army arrived.
Unfortunately, due to reasons still being discussed and debated by Polish and foreign politicians, historians, and military experts, the Home Army’s attempt to liberate the city from German hands failed. It is estimated that during the 63 days of fighting, approximately 25% of buildings were reduced to rubble. In the autumn and winter of 1944 to 1945, the occupying forces robbed and destroyed most of the rest of area west of the Vistula River.
Although the exact number of casualties remains unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions and bombardment.
There are literally thousands of places connected to the history of the Warsaw Uprising. This tour carefully selects the most important and moving of these places. If you come to Warsaw from August to October, the itinerary will be constantly altered to add locations significant for events that occurred on the actual anniversaries. Please note that while these anniversaries during this time can make the tour extra meaningful, it also means that on some hours or days, some places may not be accessible.