Museums, low costs make Warsaw tourist haven

As an EU member with a good exchange rate and low prices, Poland is becoming a popular tourist destination in Eastern Europe. Most of the love goes to Krakow, with its original architecture and "new Prague" charm, but capital city Warsaw has plenty to offer as a European museum destination.

Given all of the places to see, Warsaw could easily fill a week (or two) on a Europe trip. Here's a look at some of Warsaw's best museums.

Warsaw (Up)Rising Museum – Warsaw's proudest museum is a hi-tech interactive experience detailing the events of the two-month rebellion of the Polish people against the German forces as well as what preceded and followed.

Gestapo Headquarters and Pawiak Prison – Two of the city's most unassuming buildings were once the most feared. Not as flashy as the Rising Museum but equally effective, the former Gestapo HQ contains a few stark cells that once held prisoners to be interrogated and often tortured before being taken to the prison, along with very professionally-done interactive displays telling the experiences of the poor souls held there.

Fryderyk Chopin Museum – Another hi-tech, multimedia extravaganza, this brand new space dedicated to Poland's most famous composer goes beyond the usual exhibition with a fully customizable experience.

Source: Gadling

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