Warsaw and the Vistula River
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland.
Warsaw is famous for its resilience. During World War II, more than 85 percent of the city’s buildings were destroyed. Since that time, Warsaw has risen from the ashes, earning the nickname “Phoenix City.”
The town is divided by the Vistula River. Warsaw’s historical Old Town, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the west bank of the river.
On the east side of the Vistula, the Narodowy National Stadium is a retractable-roof stadium used for concerts and sporting events. In 2013, the stadium hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-19).
Video Credit: ESA
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