Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Warsaw, Poland

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to the unknown soldiers who have given their lives for Poland. It is one of many such national tombs of unknowns that were erected after World War I, and the most important such monument in Poland.

The monument, located at Piłsudski Square, is the only surviving part of the Saxon Palace that occupied the spot until World War II. Since 2 November 1925 the tomb houses an unidentified body of a young soldier who fell during the Defence of Lwów. At a later date earth from numerous battlefields where Polish soldiers have fought was added to the urns housed in the surviving pillars of the Saxon Palace.

The Tomb is constantly lit by an eternal flame and assisted by a guard post by the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army. It is there that most official military commemorations take place in Poland and where foreign representatives lay wreaths when visiting Poland.

The changing of the guard takes place on the hour of every hour daily and this happens 365 days a year.

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Founded: 1925
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Poland

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Troy D (2 months ago)
Visiting Warsaw, Poland you have to add this to your trip. Both times I went on vacation there I enjoyed the changing of the guards. It is such a proud culture and their past is so amazing. I was able to experience it with two people that are so special to me. I would do it again and again. There is a beautiful park behind the site and a great old city to walk minutes away.
Michal Brichacek (4 months ago)
A somber memorial dedicated to the unknown soldiers who gave their lives for Poland. The tomb is lit by an eternal flame, and is guarded continuously by the Polish Armed Forces. A special place to visit at night when it is beautifully lit up.
Glen L (14 months ago)
A very spacious square dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the country.
Zbigniew Malcherczyk (15 months ago)
Must see!
Mike H (15 months ago)
A solemn reminder of the disaster that is war and the debt owed by all citizens to the armed forces dedicated to keeping us safe.
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