Discover Chopin’s magical history: Visit the Birthplace House and Park in Żelazowa Wola1 March 2023
Here is a place that attracts Chopin lovers from all over the world.
If you are a fan of Frederic Chopin's music and works, you cannot miss the Frederic Chopin Birthplace House and Park in Żelazowa Wola. For many years they have been a pilgrimage destination for fans of this outstanding Polish composer from all over the world. May 2015 saw the inauguration of a new permanent exhibition, which is sure to attract even more visitors.
Museum and history: Through the fate of the Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace House.
The Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace House in Żelazowa Wola is a place of exceptional historical significance. The museum dedicated to Chopin was established in the 1930s, but did not officially open until 1949, the 100th anniversary of the composer's death. This is the third exhibition in the history of the place, which fully captures the history and legacy of Frederic Chopin.
Time travel: The interior where the great composer was born
The tour starts from the right side, where the entrance to the historic interiors takes us back in time to the early years of the 19th century. It was here that the Skarbek family and the Chopins lived. During the tour, we can admire reconstructions of historical rooms, such as the Chopins' living room and Michal Skarbek's men's study. Period furniture and furnishings create an authentic atmosphere of the time. However, the highlight of this section is the room where Frederic Chopin himself was born. It is a symbolic place full of emotions and concert sounds, where Chopin recitals are held. The interior is a kind of sanctuary commemorating the composer's work and person.
Then we move to the left side of the annex, where the Music Room is located. It is here that the second part of the story begins, dedicated to the history of the museum. The room's decor is reminiscent of the pre-war exposition and provides us with the atmosphere of intimate salon concerts. Subsequent rooms inform us about the transformation of the outbuilding into a national-style mansion and the creation of the park that surrounds Chopin's Birthplace House and is a monument dedicated to the composer.
Original memorabilia and tribute to admirers: valuable exhibits on display
An important part of this exhibition are original objects, which are on display for the first time at Chopin's Birthplace. We can admire family heirlooms, such as books from Nicolas Chopin's library, first editions of the young Chopin's compositions and letters written by Frederick himself.
The exhibition not only tells us the story of Chopin and his family, but also shows how the place was perceived by successive generations of admirers of the composer's work. It is also a tribute to the people who devoted a lot of time and determination to the creation of the Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace.
Comfortable rest at the Chopin Hotel in Sochaczew: Enjoy an overnight stay full of relaxation and hospitality!
If you are interested in this fascinating journey through history and music, we strongly encourage you to visit the Fryderyk Chopin Birthplace and Park in Żelazowa Wola.
And after a day of sightseeing, you are cordially invited to Hotel Chopin in Sochaczew, where comfortable accommodation and friendly service await you. Join us and enjoy an unforgettable cultural experience and relaxation at our hotel.
Welcome to the Chopin Hotel - the perfect place to stay after a busy day of sightseeing at tourist attractions in and around Sochaczew. Our hotel offers comfortable rooms, a friendly atmosphere and an excellent location that allows easy access to numerous places of interest.