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1 Warsaw before, during and after EURO 2012 Barbara Tekieli Warsaw Tourist Office

2 Why Warsaw? rich history modern and dynamic full of music green open minded SURPRISING!

3 The OLD TOWN on UNESCOs World Heritage List Royal Route – castle and palaces, Royal Łazienki Park The city of noble people - Chopin and Skłodowska- Curie Artistic Praga district Warsaws highlights

4 In 1980 the Old Town in Warsaw was inscribed into Unesco World Heritage List. It is the only place in the world that gained this status due to its faithfull reconstruction (after 2nd World War) Warsaw on Unesco World Heritage List

5 The Royal Route – from the Old Town to Wilanów palace

6 The greatest Polish composer lived for 20 years in Warsaw Urn with composer's heart in the Saint Cross Church Monument in Łazienki Królewskie Park and Palace Complex Modern and interactive Fryderyk Chopin Museum Many different festivals and concerts 'Playing benches' tourist route Warsaw – the city of Fryderyk Chopin

7 Notable inhabitants of Warsaw – Maria Sklodowska - Curie Maria Sklodowska- Curie was born and lived in Warsaw for over 20 years. Year 2011 has been announced the International Year of Chemistry by UNESCO and UN, and the Year of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, commemorating the 100 th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Prize.

8 Warsaw – the green city 25% of city area is covered by parks, forests, nature reserves

9 Cultural Warsaw More than 100 cultural events each month – most of them are of international standard, open and free of charge w The Capital of Music - Chopin, jazz, classical, pop and rock music The Beethoven Festival The Mozart Festival (the world only festival with all operas of Mozart in the programme) Chopin and his Europe Festival Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music Art – Night of Museums, International Poster Biennale, Warsaw Film Festival Other - Warsaw Fashion Days, Warsaw Cross Culture Festival

10 10 Warsaw Match Schedule 8.06.2012 – opening ceremony, group match 12.06.2012 – group match 16.06.2012 – group match 21 06.2012 – quarter final 28.06.2012 – semi-final Warsaw – the Host City of UEFA EURO 2012 TM New National Stadium Capacity 55 000 seating places Great location – 3 km from the centre Opening ceremony – mid December 2011


12 UEFA EURO 2012TM in Warsaw - thousands of fans and journalists INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING CENTER for UEFA EURO 2012TM Venue - EXPO XXI Warsaw Conference Center Staff – appx. 1 000 people Main TV and radio stations Own website OFFICIAL FAN ZONE The biggest fanzone during the tournament - for appx. 100 000 fans! Centrally located - 3 km from the National Stadium, in front of Palace of Culture and Science Area of 120 000 square meters Free of charge: open 2 PM – 24.00 PM 6-8 screens, 2 stages UNLIMITED FUN!

13 Warsaw Tourist Information points: Palace of Culture and Science Warszawa Centralna train station Chopin Airport - Terminal A, exit 2 Old Town Market Square 19/21/21a Kordegarda, Krakowskie Przedmieście 15 During UEFA EURO 2012: 4-5 temporary IT points mobile information on bikes infokiosks Warsaw Tourist Information 13

14 Currently Warsaw Tourist Office offers more then 20 kinds of free of charge brochures in up to 10 language versions For UEFA EURO 2012tm: Warsaw before 2012 (4 language versions) City guide and fan-zone guide (2012 r.) – mulitple language versions planned City map Hotels & accomodation – Warsaw and region Updates of all leaflets in different language versions Leaflets and brochures 14

15 Warsaws Official Tourist Website

16 Warsaw in 2012 – more beautiful and modern NEW CULTURE AND SPORT SITES Fryderyk Chopin Museum Copernicus Science Centre Praga district Museum Museum of the History of Polish Jews Remodelling of Vistula river banks – Fountain Park, bike path Royal Route modernized National Stadiium and Legia stadium Grzybowski Square – new and modern public area

17 Warsaw after 2012 - City of modern museums Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich Muzeum Warszawskiej Pragi Muzeum Historii Polski New investments: Museum of Modern Art Museum of the Polish Jews Museum of Praga district Museum of Polish History

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