Wroclaw, with its many vegan friendly bars and restaurants, is really a perfect destination for animal advocates. Where else in Europe would you find a place dedicated to the memory of animals? Jatki was formerly a street lined up with butchers’. You can still see the channel where the blood of animals slaughtered for their meat flowed.
To atone for this past, Polish artists have installed the bronze statue of a pig, a goose, a goat and a rabbit in honour of the million animals who died there since the middle ages.
This is architecturally different to other streets in the city as the first floor juts out over the ground floor. The shops are all craft related, several specialising in glass and similar ornaments. The bronze animals are a feature too, as it is just a short walk from Rynek it is worth taking a few moments to visit here.
Did you know you can play laser tag in Wroclaw? Find more information in this post!
What is this laser thing anyway?
For those of you who have never heard about laser tag, I’ll explain it quickly. Laser tag is a game played with guns which fire infrared beams. Therefore each player must wear infrared sensitive targets (i.e. vest, headbands). Games are hosted indoors or outdoors. There are many types of matches, for instance team or solo deathmatch, capture the flag, base defense and more. Compared to paintball, laser tag is painless.
You can gather your friends (about 10-20 people) and make a reservation to have a whole arena just for yourselves. You can also go solo and join a random group of players.
How to prepare for laser game
First of all, wear comfortable clothes and take a spare t-shirt to change after playing. Drink lots of water because you’ll run, sweat and have fun. Remember to stay hydrated! In case you forget to bring your own drink, there are snack bars or vending machines in most laser tag places. Once you arrive in the arena of your choice, the staff will teach you how to use the equipment.
Laser tag in Wroclaw
This is certainly the biggest laser tag place in Wroclaw. There are two arenas suited for different number of players – Arena Combat for 18 people and Arena Hero for 10 people. Zona 71 website
Location: Fabryczna 14
Opening hours: Mo-Fri 12 am – 10 pm, Sat 9 am – 10 pm, Sun 9 am – 8 pm
If you like Jazz, you can spend time in some cool places in Wroclaw. There is a fantastic atmosphere there with fantastic sounds and an unusual atmosphere.
Below are a few suggestions where every fan of such climates will find something for themselves including live concerts.
Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant
Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant is the home of music. A place where her fans feel at home. The club – the only one in Wroclaw and the whole region, elegant, cozy and open to everyone – has been prepared with care and attention to every detail. Vertigo Jazz is associated with what is best in Jazz, in art and in life. The concerts and exhibitions organized under the club’s name serve this purpose.
Incognito Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy (hidden in a restaurant) hidden in the Bistro Garage. Premises Offers a private atmosphere and professional bartending and waiter service. A great place to meet in a narrow circle of friends and spend time in a cozy atmosphere.
Collosseum Jazz Caffe
Collosseum Jazz Caffe in Wroclaw is one of the few (if not the only) place called the Jazz club. Currently, there are two levels in the club, on one there is a balloon room, and on the other there is a concert hall. A great place to relax even during the week, because you can drink hot tea, or coffee and listen to good live music, Jam Session is often organized here. If we do not have the opportunity to bring our equipment, it is already in the club seeded and waiting for someone who will show what he can do.
Music Club LIVERPOOL
The place departs from Jazz climates but it is worth recommending. The club is located in the basement of a historic building, so it has its own natural decor and atmosphere, good acoustics and strong sound system. In Wrocław, the club has made a place for people who like strong sounds, but it also does not shy away from calmer events presenting music for connoisseurs, for example evenings with blues-rock, progressive and art-rock music, as well as jazz or funk. Liverpool became known in Poland from the organization of the gathering of fans – there were all-Poland The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2 and Rammstein gold rallies, which attracted crowds of fans from all over Poland.
Hello, all newcomers from abroad,
If you come from a country where the law is more liberal and you can have a weapon without problems or simply you are passionate about shooting, it’s not lost. The fact that you are in a country where possession of a weapon by a civilian is prohibited by law does not mean that you can’t continue your passion. You can always use professional shooting ranges, which are many in Lower Silesia and the whole country. We will focus on the area of Wroclaw. We have several professional shooting ranges at our disposal, where under the supervision of an instructor you can use the arsenal of the shooting range and practice your shooting skills. Some of the shooting ranges, unfortunately, belong to their club and you can’t come literally from the street to be able to train for entertainment. But there are at least two shooting ranges worth recommending, where you can freely come, pay and use their shooting tracks. A big plus is that both are located practically in the city center, which solves the problem of transport.
„WAR-ZONE & LASER TAG”
The first of the proposed shooting ranges is “War-Zone & Laser Tag” and is located at ul. Sztabowa 32 in an old post-German bunker in the military area. As the name suggests, the shooting range consists of two areas. The first area is a laser-tag arena. It is the only two-story labyrinth in Wroclaw, where you can create a track yourself with moving obstacles and curtains. The labyrinth consists of tires, doors, barrels, stairs, ladders and mysterious passages. All moving obstacles can be freely moved. Many corridors and lanes make the game even more interesting. The old walls of the German military shelter with a floating smokescreen and properly selected music create an unforgettable, dark atmosphere. At the same time, up to 8 players can currently be in the labyrinth. You can arrange integration and occasional parties and birthdays for children there.
The second separate area is a typical shooting range, where you can shoot with firearms under the supervision of instructors. We have many short and long weapons units at our disposal. Starting from the latest pistols and rifles used today in all units, through weapons used during World War II, ending with various pistols, revolvers and historical shotguns. In addition to the availability of individual weapons, you can order thematic weapon packages, for example “World War 2”, “ladies’ weapons”, “made in Israel”, “made in Russia”, “Police package”, “US Army” and many more. The prices depend on the type of weapon and the amount of ammunition purchased. For example, for PLN 100, we have a fee for entering the shooting range PLN 20-25 and three pistols for each 10 shots or 20 shots from the AK-47. More details can be found at www.war-zone.com.pl.
Another shooting range worth visiting is “ProGun”, which is located in the basement of the Świebodzki Railway Station at Plac Orląt Lwowskich 20B. The entrance is located under the northern wing of the Świebodzki Station from the side of Robotnicza Street.
A common passion and many years of collecting firearms by the owners of the shooting range meant that we have at our disposal a wide range of weapons used by the world’s largest armies.
Shooting packs available in ProGun will allow you to familiarize yourself with the capabilities of the most popular weapon models, and the safety of each participant is supervised by an experienced instructor.
The price of the package is the entire service:
– discussion of the operation of the weapon
– rules for safe handling
– discussing the attitudes of shooting
– the most important elements in customs shooting
– shields, stickers
Package prices start from PLN 100 for the simplest one, up to PLN 300 for the richest one. Of course, by prior arrangement, you can compose your own package from a very large list of weapons. In addition to the price should be added 25 PLN for entering the object. Details of the offer can be found at www.progun.pl.
To use both shooting ranges, you must make an appointment by phone or e-mail. Both shooting ranges are open throughout the week, except Monday for War-Zone. I invite all enthusiasts to have fun!
The Wrocław Horse Racing Track Partynice is one of three such facilities in Poland, next to Służewiec and the track in Sopot.
The track was opened in 1907, previously the horse race was seen by the inhabitants of Wrocław on the track at Szczytniki. In the interwar period of the twentieth century it was one of the most popular forms of entertainment, the competition was organized here until 1941. After World War II, the first races took place in 1952.
One of the brighter moments in the history of the Partynice track was in 1969, when, in place of Czech Praga, the capital of Lower Silesia hosted participants of the annual meeting with English blood horses from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Hungary and the USSR. Partynice witnessed the huge success of Polish horses, which in terms of the amount of prizes won took second place behind Hungarian steeds, beating the rarely losing team of the Soviet Union.
Partynice is being revived
For several years, the trend of spending Sunday at Partynice is being revived. On racing days, there are even several thousand spectators of different ages. They are not only enthusiasts of sports competition, but also people who like to spend time in a friendly environment.
The Partynice track is primarily organized for English Thoroughbreds – a breed created specifically for races over three hundred years ago in the British Isles, but the program also includes Arabian horse racing, fence races, obstacles and trotting races.
In the season, the most important races are: Wielka Partnicka, Wielka Wrocławska, Lira – Oaks prize, the President of the City of Wrocław Award, the Ruthenian Award and the Constellation Award. Since 2016, races in the international Crystal Cup series have also been organized in Wrocław. More and more often horses from reputable stables in the Czech Republic and Germany come to competitions to Wrocław.
At the Wroclaw Racetrack Partynice there are also family picnics, dog competitions and other events.
During the racing days on the track, there are catering, beer gardens, food trucks.
Refreshment in Coffee Bistro (hot beverages and cakes)
Kids under 3 free entrance
Afrykarium was built to the newest technologies, never used in Poland before.
Normal: 40 PLN
Discounted: 30 PLN
Student: 35 PLN
Hydropolis exposition what would entertain you here?
Magical room with the ships on the ceiling.
Creativity wall. p.
Summer family workshop.
Normal: 27 PLN
Discounted: 18 PLN
Family: 72 PLN
2 adults + max. 2 children 2 adults + max. 2 children
Karta Dużej Rodziny: 72 PLN
The open day MPK national transportation in Poland in Wroclaw. It is a periodical and happens every year in September, it attracts kids, teens, and adults, you may find:
Presentation of the new supply train.
Tramp driving lessons.
Show “wesola podroz” for the youngest ones.
Exhibition show of uniformed services.
Jump Hall Park Trampoline – Szybowcowa 31, 54-130 Wrocław
is the first trampoline park in Wrocław. On the area of over 1500 m2, we have prepared for you 6 different trampoline zones, attractions for children and a bar; and soon we will open the rooms for the parkour, street workout and dance on the head. All constructions are designed by professionals so that they are safe and for everyone. We have air conditioning, muse, Wi-Fi and qualified staff.
Price list on the spot:
one-time entry of 1 person: PLN 29 / hour
one-time entry for 2 hours: PLN 50
group ticket (from 10 persons): PLN 23 / hour
student / student ticket – PLN 23
upon presenting the student/student ID,
from Monday to Friday until 4 pm, on Thursdays all day
ticket for children – PLN 23
children up to 15 years of age, upon presentation of a document confirming their age,
from Monday to Friday until 4 pm, on Thursdays all day
family ticket (2 adults with a discount for children up to 13 years old)
adults 29 PLN / hour, children 23 PLN / hour
PASS : 8 entries / 2 months: PLN 160
PASSES FOR CLASSES: from PLN 120
Do you want to feel like the hero of an action movie? In an escape room you will experience it in one hundred and twenty percent. Here, you can treat yourself to a miniature 60-minute epinephrine with prolonged action.
What is the genesis of the escape rooms? For such a relatively recent phenomenon, it is accompanied by surprisingly hot arguments about genesis. There are those who point to TV sources – game shows such as “Fort Boyard” or “The Crystal Maze”, whose participants – a bit like fairy tales or computer game users – have to perform further tasks and solve puzzles to get the keys to the treasury. Others see the origins of escape rooms rather in computer games, which were designed on a similar basis and which have a much longer history than television programs. Still others draw attention to the similarity of escape rooms with “survival horror” films, whose protagonist also has to solve puzzles to survive. This is the case in “Resident Evil”, but above all in “Cube”, where there is another element – cooperation. Here are six people locked in a strange room, must cooperate with each other to escape life and get out.
In escape rooms you can see the need for older popculture products, which are difficult to satisfy today in everyday situations. – Our ancestors had to head well thousands of years ago to fire or get food. Those who advised, had profits – a position in the group or recognition of the opposite sex. Today we are looking for a substitute for similar challenges – hence jungle expeditions, climbing in the mountains or forest survival. Escape room is the most intimate, safe option. With the fact that – unlike in the jungle – physical strength is irrelevant here. What counts is the use of what we have in mind. In addition, escape rooms give us the possibility of group activity. With this every day in Polish conditions is poor – employers rarely offer us the opportunity to jointly solve problems, and we treat such challenges with extreme caution. We are individualists, we have little trust in others. A visit to the escape room allows you to break it. Suddenly, it turns out that we really like working together – hence the success of similar businesses.
In Wrocław, the boom for the escape room games began about five or six years ago. At the time, I had the pleasure, together with my friends, to participate in such a game in one of the first locations in the capital of Lower Silesia. at the moment the offer is rich. On the groupon.pl website you can find a lot of different escape rooms, with different available scenarios and climates.
prices are varied but for about 80 to 120 zlotys we can play with friends up to six people
Room Escape is still a fairly new type of fun during which we can learn to cooperate and, by the way, have fun. The rooms themselves are constantly evolving and changing so we can not complain about boredom and fund our intriguing experiences with our friends.
Trends related to the ecological lifestyle came to the Oder. Because of that DIY workshops in Wroclaw are gaining more and more popularity. Many people learn to do different things themselves from scratch instead of buying ready products. Therefore recycling of old items and materials, the selection of natural resources and control over the production process is often an alternative to shopping in large retail chains. If you want to learn it, the workshops will come with help to do it yourself. Under the supervision of trainers you will develop your creativity and create unique items. And finally, the environment will only benefit.
DIY workshops in Wroclaw- suggestions
Beauty and food DIY workshops in Wroclaw
Are you not satisfied with the offer of natural cosmetics in stores? Learn how to do a cream with selected organic ingredients. Moreover, create a product that really adapts to your skin needs. During workshops with natural cosmetics you will do body lotion with avocado oil or lip balm without the addition of paraffin and mineral oils. The classes are carried out in the store “Ładnie Pachnie” in cooperation with an online store with cosmetics raw materials “Zrób sobie krem”.
Are you a gingerbread gourmet? Seems like you can learn about the traditional recipes of baked goods. Workshops organized by a small manufacture of “Piernikarnia Wrocławska” are certainly a good idea. Due to the good quality ingredients like Polish honey, real butter, country flour and aromatic cooking spices the pastries will melt in your mouth. The whole family can participate in the workshop, and children will definitely have fun by cutting gingerbread hearts.
Clothing stores mostly offer clothes made with synthetic fabrics. Furthermore, new collections appear every few weeks. In contrast to the offer of shopping centers, supporters of an ecological lifestyle try to tailor old clothes. Buying fewer good quality items made of natural fabrics is also more and more evident. In this case, tailoring workshops are another noteworthy suggestion. At the tailoring workshop at the Szyciokawiarnia in Wroclaw you can sew a pencil skirt or a shopper bag according to your own design. In addition, in the Szyciokawiarnia you can also spend time not only at the workshops, but whenever you want- with delicious coffee, homemade cake and sewing machine, in the company of other tailoring enthusiasts.
During craft workshops, you will wake up the artist’s soul and create unique home decorations. The Jak Malowana Foundation as part of the course at the Wolna Pracownia offers a wide range of DIY workshops. As a result, anyone interested learn how to make ceramic fridge magnets, wooden caskets decorated with decoupage technique or paint Japanese patterns on fabric. Beside that, you can bring your own products home or give them to your family or friends.
Trend Be Eco and do-it-yourself is more and more popular in Wroclaw. The range of workshops on various topics is constantly enriching and, in fact, everyone can find something for themselves. Next time, when you are looking for an interesting idea for spending free time, try to participate in DIY workshops – you can be surprised how much is possible thanks to your passion and your own work!
Let’s say that want to move abroad to build your career path. Take in consideration to develop your professional career in Wrocław.
In this article I will share with you some information regarding moving to Wrocław for working.
Nice to meet you Wrocław! Let’s start with a short introduction.
Wrocław is the capital city of the Lower Silesia region in Poland. The population count is around 638.000 people and the territory covers 292.92 km2.
Called also the city of 100 bridges Wrocław is certainly one of the most beautiful cities of Poland.
By walking around the city you can enjoy the wonderful Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture or the amazing party of colours in the main square (Rynek).
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The positive mood of the city.
The atmosphere in Wrocław is really interesting. Polish people are very kind and generally very positive – it might be the result of a huge amount of green places, the romantic atmosphere given by the rivers and the bridges (Discover more information about Bridges in Wrocław) and the big amount of art pieces that you can find around the city.
Above all, let’s not forget also about the good public transport service that gives you the possibility to reach all these awesome things.
The MPK (Public transport company) has available trams and busses and the services cover morning/night hours. As a result, the service is very efficient so you can easily move from one side of the city to another.
Feeling of freedom.
Living your daily life in Wrocław makes you discover many interesting events that the city offers to the people.
In 2016 Wrocław has been the European Capital of Culture with 100+ events (Art, Music, Film Shows, Sport, etc.) organized only in 2016.
Wrocław can offer events for every taste and every age.
Besides a part the official events organized by the city, there is also a huge amount of social events organized through the social groups. Therefore you can take part in Language exchange meetings, Live drawings meetings, Yoga meetings and more. Events in Wrocław link 1Events in Wrocław link 2
General Business Information Develop your professional career in Wrocław
Worclaw has 100+ BPO Centres with over 30.000 employees.
As a result you have a big number of job opportunities in fields as:
Administration, Financial, IT, Medical industry, logistic and more. Which companies are in Wroclaw?
Most of the companies are offering also different benefits as health coverage, Multisport card, professional trainings, language courses, additional insurance, vouchers for cultural events and entertainment, meals and recognition vouchers(prize for good operativity).
Have you heard about khachapuri or khinkali? Did you ever try a georgian cuisine? No? You should try! There is no need to get flight to Tbilisi or Kutaisi. You can feel the flavor of this small caucasian country even in Wrocław.
“U Gruzina” – Khachapuri in several ways
U Gruzina was the first place with real georgian food in Wrocław. Immigrant from Georgia opened it and run the kitchen in very small premises at Skłodowskiej Street, near the Grunwaldzki shopping mall.
It’s not a restaurant, it’s just a bar. Dishes are served on a paper plates and you will eat here, using a plastic cutlery. The prices are low and the quality of food is very good. You can order here a Khaachapuri, typical georgian street food, served in several ways, depends on region in Georgia it comes from. The most popular is Adjarian Khachapuri, which looks like a boat made with a yeast pastry filled with cheese, an egg and butter. Khachapuri at “U Gruzina” tastes almost the same like in restaurants in Batumi.
Be careful – Khachapuri is very filing meal which has a lot of calories. If you are on diet, you should eat something less fat. Try a lobiani – a pie filled with bean stuffing.
Good prices and taste make a big success of “U Gruzina”. New premisses were opened at Boguslawskiego Street (at the railway wharf) and at Odrzańska Street, very near to the Old Market Square.
“Chinkalia” – where you can eat Khinkali
A lot of nations may be proud of the dumplings in their cuisine. Poles love their pierogi, Italians – ravioli, Ukrainians eat Pelmieni. Georgians has their specific dumplings, which looks like a baskets, called Khinkali. Inside of them you can find a broth and piece of meat.
You can try here other georgian dishes, like Khachapuri and Lobiani. There are two localisations of Chinkalia – one at Wolności place (next to National Forum of Music) and the second at Sukiennice (in the heart of City Mall).