Great things are done by a series of small things brought together – not my words, but the words of Vincent Van Gogh. And, visiting the Makiety Warszawy, you quickly learn to appreciate such sentiment. Set in the basement of Teatr Kamienica, this virtually unknown attraction aims to evoke the golden years of Warsaw by recreating in micro form what the city looked like just one month before the Nazi invasion. Covering an area of 28 sq/m, the attention to detail is staggering, with the creators of this miniature masterpiece apparently making use of pre-war reconnaissance photos courtesy of the Luftwaffe. The one downside? Opening hours are highly arbitrary – contact them ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment!
Makiety Warszawy 1939
Al. Solidarności 93, tel. 22 624 0199, makietawarszawy39.pl