Zelazowa Wola Travel Guide

  • Statue of Chopin in the park grounds
    Statue of Chopin in the park grounds
    by alancollins
  • The house where Chopin was born
    The house where Chopin was born
    by evaanna
  • Zelazowa Wola
    Zelazowa Wola
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Zelazowa Wola Things to Do

  • The house where Chopin was born

    The house where Fryderyk was born belonged to Count and Countess Skarbek. It was here that his father, Mikolaj Chopin, the French tutor to the aristocratic family's children, and mother, Justyna Krzyzanowska, their relative and housekeeper, had met. They were married in the church in Brochow nearby in 1806. Soon Fryderyk's eldest sister, Ludwika...

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  • House where Chopin was born

    Fryderyk Chopin was born in this house on the 1st March 1810 though other sources say it was the 22nd February. The estate belonged to the Skarbek family and Chopin’s father Nicolas was the children’s tutor. The Chopin family moved to Warsaw when Fryderyk was 6 months old though he returned to the house on a regular basis. Though the idea of...

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  • Park at Zelazowa Wola

    The house where Fryderyk Chopin was born is set in in a small park. The park was created between 1931-1937 and features almost 500 different trees and bushes. There are some statues around the grounds and a small lake. From the first Sunday in May until the last Sunday in September 1 hour open air concerts are held at 11am & 3pm. During July &...

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  • Chopin's Monuments at Zelazowa Wola

    There are four monuments to Chopin in the park around Chopin's house. I took pictures of two: Chopin's monument by Jozef Goslawski sculpted in 1969, where the great composer is shown concentrating on the music he is playing and the brass bust by Zofia Wolska, the gift of Stadtmuseum in Dusseldorf.

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  • Park at Zelazowa Wola

    Chopin's house at Zelazowa Wola is surrounded by a beautiful park, designed in the 1930's by professor F. Krzywda-Polkowski, which you absolutely mustn't miss. The ancient trees, the lush greenery, the creepers and the Utrata River with the charming bridge right across it, let alone the red squirrels begging for nuts, all make it a charming place...

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  • Chopin's home

    The manor courtyard, often called "Chopin's Manor", in which he was born, is now a museum, with portraits of the composer and his family as well as furniture from the time of his birth. The park surrounding the manor house in one of the most beautiful in Poland, and wasn't created until the inter-war period. It has an area of 7 hectares and has...

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  • Zelazowa Wola - summerweb

    Don't tangle on summerweb in Zelazowa Wola...Web weaving spiders use webs to trap insects. The shape of the web varies with species. Some build orb webs, funnel, sheet, dome, mesh or tangle types of web. Some spiders do not make webs.

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  • ¯elazowa Wola Concert

    After the tour of the house we can listen to the beautiful piano concert. Chopin concerts have been organised there since 1954 at the initiative of Professor Zbigniew Drzewiecki, eminent Polish pianist and pedagogue. Butterflies are listening too...

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  • ¯elazowa Wola Garden

    Before or after the concert, you can enjoy a stroll through a picturesque garden surrounding the house.

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Zelazowa Wola Transportation

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    by alancollins Updated Dec 30, 2007

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    Zelazowa Wola is 50km west of Warsaw and I was fortunate enough to be driven there. There are no railway stations close by, which leaves road transport as the only the only means of getting there. If you go on an organised coach tour it will cost you approximately 60 euros. A cheaper option is to use a summer minibus organised by the Chopin Society which costs 23zl but you have to book a ticket before hand due to a limited number of seats. The minibus departs Ostrogski Castle which is the Chopin Museum at ul. Okolnik 1, Warsaw at 10.30am on Saturdays, leaving Zelazowa Wola at 1pm. On Sundays the minibus leaves Warsaw at 1.30pm for the Sunday Concert at 3pm, leaving afterwards at 4.15pm. Tickets can be booked by phoning: + 48 22 827-54-73 ext. 108 and by e-mail: zwysocki@nifc.pl

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Zelazowa Wola Shopping

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    by evaanna Written May 13, 2006

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    On leaving the grounds of the manor and making our way for the car park we were accosted by street vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs from their stalls. The 'works of art' they were selling were not worth the money they wanted and many of them were complete rubbish, like the witches with ugly hairy (yes) noses. If you really want to get a souvenir from there, visit the kiosk to the left of the park gate, but choose carefully, ignore the plastic gadgets. Or, even better, visit one of the Cepelia shops in Warsaw, where you will find souvenirs from Poland too but a larger selection and the quality is guaranteed.

    What to buy: Did not see anything special, unless you like the jewellery in the kiosk, some amber pieces were not bad if expensive. There were some beautiful ornate boxes too, but I didn't need one.

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