Fall in love with Warsaw.
The historically rich city of Warsaw has many aspects that would appeal visitors from anywhere around the world. With our lively city center revolving around the Palace of Culture and Science, ZYGMUN delegates are afforded the opportunity to enjoy this entertaining part of the city. The Palace of Culture and Science, a postwar "gift" to the city from Joseph Stalin, is a sometimes controversial reminder to Warsaw’s days of communist rule. However, the building now is used for multiple purposes such as cinemas, performance theatres, museums, business conferences and more. This clearly represents the revolutionary changes that Varsovians have made to create a more gratifying city. The Vistula river, rising in the Beskid Mountains, flows through the center of the Polish capital as it meanders across the country to empty into the Baltic Sea. It is the ninth longest river in Europe, and the attractive boulevards that line its banks provide a relaxed vibe while observing the river in its beauty. From the right bank district of Praga, one can gaze across the river at the glorious Old Town rising above the river in Warsaw’s majestic skyline. As a result of the destruction visited upon the Polish capital during the Second World War, the Old Town is only that in name. The retreating Nazi occupiers razed the area completely to the ground in the closing days of the war, and what we see today is the result of painstaking reconstruction of the 19th century city during the second half of the 20th century. However this only adds to the beauty and value of the sacred Old Town. Of particular interest in Old Town to ZYGMUN delegates is the Sigismund III Vasa column and statue on Castle Square commemorating the Swedish-born King who moved the Polish capital to Warsaw from Kraków., Also known by the polonised name Zygmunt, King Sigismund III Vasa is the namesake of the ZYGMUN conference, and this monument is featured in the logo of the conference to portray the value it has to the city. In light of this, it is only appropriate that our ZYGMUN conference take place in a city which holds so much historical value. Our host city which once lay in ruins has has been rebuilt to become the beautiful and prosperous place we call home.