Las Bielański – Remains of a Medieval Forest

The Las Bielański is a one of a kind nature reserve in Warsaw. It’s the only remains of the Puszcza Mazowiecka, a medieval forest that vanished alongside the city’s development.

It`s a beautiful area where you can find wilderness as well as historical architecture. Wild animals use this forest in their migrations between the Vistula River and the Kampinos National Park. In the forest also stands the old Camaldolese Monastery with buildings from the 17th century, untouched during the Second World War.

You can get to the forest by bike from the city center in 30 minutes riding along the Vistula River most of the time. Nature in Warsaw is incredible and it`s very easy to reach.

Bike lane along the Vistula River
The old monastery
The old monastery