Warsaw City Hall Brings Chopin to Life with Dedicated Tour and Navigated Interactive apps in Poland
The sound of mazurkas and polonaises is known worldwide; Fryderyk Chopin was a musical genius who continues to inspire artists and mesmerize music lovers. While he lived 200 years ago, visitors can now experience his life and works on a tour in Warsaw. Chopin spent over half his life in Poland’s capital, and his music lives on in Warsaw’s concert halls, parks and city streets.
Fryderyk: Welcome to Warsaw
At the Warsaw Chopin Airport, visitors will be able to stop over at the Chopin Spot, a grand piano available to anyone willing to play. A unique selfie will make a wonderful Warsaw souvenir: after downloading the Selfie with Chopin application, users can use the interactive app to meet virtual Fryderyk at the airport and elsewhere across the city. A Japanese version of the app and the website www.chopin.warsawtour.pl is available.
Love, Grand Piano and Heart
Many key Warsaw venues tie in with Chopin. All of them are at your fingertips thanks to the Chopin in Warsaw application (also available in Japanese). The app will guide visitors to the interactive Fryderyk Chopin Museum, celebrating the composer’s biography worldwide. Manuscripts and the grand piano originally owned by the artist are among the valuable mementos on display. According to Chopin’s wishes, his heart was returned to Poland upon his death and interred at the Holy Cross Church near where Chopin lived and studied. Rest a while in the Saxon Garden, where young Fryderyk had his first dates.
Music at Every Turn
May to September is the best time to visit Warsaw. One can attend a Chopin Concert at the Royal Łazienki Park. For 60 years eminent artists have been playing at the foot of the Chopin Monument every Sunday, attracting residents and tourists alike. Warsaw reverberates with Chopin’s music all year round. Tourists are surprised by polonaises, ballads and waltzes played by multimedia benches along the Chopin Trail. Daily concerts are played, and the schedule is rich in events inspired by Chopin’s music, with the International Chopin Competition the most important one of all – victory is a certain pass to an international career.
Get Ready for a Surprise
With its Old Town on the UNESCO Heritage List, Warsaw is an astonishing historical city but also modern and dynamic.