There is one thing that anyone visiting Warsaw should be aware of: in the end of World War II about 95% of this city was in ruins or completely destroyed, and it was also emptied of its habitants. Before the war 30% of the Warsaw population was Jewish, they were now gone forever.
A lot of buildings, especially those of historical value, have been carefully restored and although Warsaw still wears the scar of that war, they now can witness about the rich history of the city.
Warsaw became capital of Poland first in the end of the XVI century. Despite wars and foreign dominance, the city grew, sometimes very quickly, also due to the fact that it was situated on the crossroads of commercial routes North-South and East-West.
Read "Warsaw Story
" to learn more about the history of the city.