Next to Warsaw did you know Chicago has the highest Polish population in the world?

Scratch a Chicagoan, and you may very well find a Polish connection. Polish Americans are everywhere. The city often proclaims itself as Poland’s second city, with only Warsaw containing a larger Polish population.
The first wave of Polish immigration to Chicago was in the 1860s. Since then, Chicago has long been home to one of the largest Polish populations outside of Europe.
Polish Americans have not only helped shape the city; they’ve also helped influence the political development of Poland itself.
Ultimately, the mere fact that Chicagoans still brag about it proves that the city’s Polish heritage remains close to their hearts.
On the other hand in Warsaw the Old Town, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it’s where the city’s heart has been beating for centuries. However, when you cross the Vistula River and look at the Old Town from a distance, you are struck by how unusual the panorama of the city is – skyscrapers rise above the red roofs of the Old Town.
Historical buildings blend in harmoniously with modern architecture, and the city surprises us by revealing its second face…


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