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Dear guests, welcome to Warsaw,

Summer has ended, but visiting Warsaw in October provides you with the opportunity to experience the beautiful Polish ‘Golden’ autumn. The season’s first snowfall will likely occur in November but hopefully it will not be too cold and you will still have the chance to explore parts of the city.

It is a time of the year that both the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet and the National Philharmonic return following their summer break. You will have a chance to enjoy the ballet “Don Quixote” or the opera performances “Madame Butterfly” and “The Haunted Manor”. 

Maybe rather than ballets and operas, you prefer sporting events? If so, you have many excellent choices.

The 11th of October is an important for every Polish football fan. On this date, Poland will go head-to-head with Ireland in the last game of the Euro 2016 qualification.

Both teams have the chance to secure a prime position within the qualifying group, so the game has the potential to be a very competitive and exciting event. You will enjoy the chance to witness and participate in Poland’s excitement leading up to and during the celebration of this important qualifying tournament.

There is another event at the National Stadium worth mentioning. It is one that I am certain will be very familiar to every motor sports fan—the Verva Street Racing show, which will be held on the 24th of October.
It is a great chance to see fast and expensive cars, motorbikes, explosions, stunts and the Orlen Dakar Team. The highlight of the evening show will feature the well-known stars and motoring world experts: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in their own, new live show.

Then, during the month of November, there are two dates in particular that have deep and important meaning in Poland. The first is All Saints Day, which falls on the 1st of November.
On this exceptionally meaningful day, in cemeteries across the country, candles flicker and flowers grace the graves of dearly departed family, friends and loved ones, as the country gathers to express their ongoing love and respect. If you are fortunate enough to be here during this time be sure to visit one of the largest cemeteries in Warsaw – Powązki, where you will experience this unique atmosphere first-hand.

Then comes the 11th of November—Polish Independence Day. On this day, which occurs almost in the middle of winter, you will feel the warmth of the country’s citizens as they celebrate their rich, meaningful history. On this special day you will have the chance to see the entire city adorned in Poland’s national white and red colours. In the capital city, the main event of the day is the military parade and changing of guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

The more adventurous individuals can celebrate the day of Polish independence by participating in the last organized running event of the year. You can join in with several thousand other people who will brave the elements and make a 10 km run through the city. 

Warsaw is a vibrant city full of museums, theatres, and many local events so you should have no trouble finding something interesting to do during your stay. Should you need any assistance or recommendations remember that your concierge is on duty, so feel free to stop by to our desk and ask.

Sebastian Brodowski
Concierge & Guest Services Manager
InterContinental Warszawa



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Pan Mazur
Great article. As a frequent guest at the Hotel Bristol I can personally vouch for the importance of a good concierge staff. I can also vouch for the GREAT concierge staff at the leMeridien Bristol! Mr. Biales and his staff are, perhaps, the most competant concierge staff in the city. No request is too big or too small. They make things happen when it seems impossible. You picked the cream of the crop, inyourpocket, when you went to the Bristol concierge staff for answers!
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