Fashion meeting in Wroclaw

Fashion meeting in wroclaw – history and events

When in 2012 there was almost nothing in Poland except Fashion Week, they decided to organize one of the largest fair events in Poland with the presentation of the collection of Polish designers. Wrocław Fashion Meeting.

After 6 years, they can boast of organizing 7 spectacular events with Wrocław Fashion Meeting fashion shows. During which 210 shows took place, more than 1000 brands took part in the fairs organized by them.

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Cyclical fashion events with the participation of designers

Ogólnopolskie Tragi mody niezależnej – Polska Szafa

A cyclical fashion fair for Polish designers taking place in Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków and Łódź in the best shopping malls.

Aleja projektanów

Independent fashion fair, gathering selected designers of women’s, men’s and children’s collections: clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories, held in Aleja Bielany.

DETAILS:  www.alejaprojektantow.pl

FASHION MEETING STYLE

Special editions of the fair, also include fashion and style (women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes), also cosmetics, gifts for women and men, delicacies and wine.

DETAILS:   www.fashionmeeting-style.pl

WROCŁAW FASHION MEETING

The largest fair and fashion show of Polish and foreign designers in Lower Silesia.

First of all this is a unique opportunity to buy things from designers, excellent quality that not available every day in stores.

A fashion meeting with the participation of amazing artists, designers from Poland and abroad.

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FASHION SHOW
Phenomenal collections of women, men and children of Polish and foreign designers.

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DETAILS: www.wroclawfashionmeeting.pl

 

First time in Wrocław – Krzysztof Gonciarz

Krzysztof Gonciarz first time in Wrocław

First time in Wrocław? Check how travellers doing it!

Krzysztof Gonciarz is a polish journalist, traveller and books writer. He is also one of the most popular polish vloger. His main channel on Youtube has more than 700 000 subscribers. At November 2016 he Was for the first time in Wrocław and in this article we can reconstruct his path.

At the begining Krzysztof went to the city centre. He visited market square and university buildings. He was really charmed about architecture in Wrocław, especially the old churches and historical monuments like Hala Targowa, National Museum or Public Library.

National Museum in Wrocław

In Wrocław next to old buildings stands fresh ones like for example National Forum of Music. Krzysztof also noticed this. It’s a consequence of tragic flood in 1997 year which destroyed bigger part of the city. This is why in Wrocław old and new buildings neighbouring.

He didin’t miss cult places like Wrocław’s neons or Ostrów Tumski – historical complex of Christian buildings with traditional lamp which the lightkeeper light up every evening by hand. Unfortunately he was late to bought tickets to see Panorama Racławicka which is the biggest (15 × 114 meter) cycloramic painting in Poland and mandatory object to visit when you are first time in Wrocław.

One thing always attract attention of tourists visiting Wrocław. The Wrocław’s Dwarfs which more than three hundreds are scattered around the city. Try to find each of them and then you can tell you know this city. Maybe some day Krzysztof will accept challenge like this, but he didin’t for his first time in Wrocław. Enjoy the video and necessarily visit Wrocław city!

Luxurious skyscraper Wroclaw’s calling card

Sky Tower – luxurious skyscraper Wroclaw’s calling card

Sky Tower is a modern complex, which functions as a housing, services and merchandising centre. It lies in the heart of Wroclaw and by many is called the new symbol of Wroclaw. One of the buildings is a unique tower, which stands 212 meters tall. The second one is shaped after a sail full of wind. It consists of entertainment estabilishments, shopping mall, many offices and luxurious apartments. The impressive height solidifies Sky Tower’s position as the highest building in Poland. The contruction of Sky Tower started in December 2007, and finished in spring 2012 with official commissioning.

Place, where business and commerce meets the everyday life at the highest level

Sky Tower is not only a place to live and work, but it is a great venue to host many different parties. In May 2014 a first edition of Sky Tower took place, whereas 500 volunteers ran straight to the top of Sky Tower using stairs! To satisfy curiosity, the best time among men was 6:22 and 6:45 among women.

 

Unforgettable view

Moreover, produdly standing above the city Sky Tower holds the highest viewing point, which enables to see whole Wroclaw and it’s surroundings. The elevator takes 1 minute to reach the top 49th floor with tourists inside.

 

Extraordinary artist statue

According to the plan it exists as a important part of Wroclaw culture. Encouraging to this fact a great sculpture’s casting that stands proud before the entrance – “Profile of Time” by Salvador Dali. One of the greatest artists of last century. Moreover, the art is is wonderful and it adds a big value to the venue. In addition, it is another reason just to visit the place.

 

 

Jewish culture and community in Wroclaw

Jewish culture and community in Wroclaw

Jewish culture and community in Wroclaw- what is there to see?

Revival of the Jewish culture and community in Wroclaw can be observed since the beginning of the transformation in 1989. After the painful events of World War II and the years of negligence during the communism time, finally the Jewish communities are again becoming a part of city life.

White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw

The White Stork Synagogue

The beating heart of the Jewish culture and community in Wroclaw is around the White Stork Synagogue, on Włodkowica street. Synagogue is situated in the city center, in the Quarter of Four Temples. It is the place of religious worship and cultural events. Thanks to the efforts of Jewish Community and Foundation Bente Kahan synagogue was rebuilt after the years of neglect and destruction. The effects of that process can be seen in the film below.

In 2005 the Center of Jewish Culture and Education was established. First of all it significantly impacted the cultural life of the community and the city as well. There are a lot of cultural  events, concerts, workshops open to general public. Simcha- Festival of the Jewish Culture is one of the most important events organised by the community. Synagogue welcomes visitors and tours are free of charge, in addition it also offers guided tours of old Jewish Wroclaw

Senior Club and Jewish Primary School are among the institution working for the community.  For those interested in the Jewish cuisine, there is CIŻ Cafe nearby, where you can try amazing coffee and especially tasty kosher food. There is also a Kosher Canteen, serving traditional Polish and Jewish kosher food.  Between 12 and 13.30  Monday to Friday there is a possibility to eat two course meal for around 15 PLN.

  • ul. Włodkowica 7
  • www.wroclaw.jewish.org.pl
  • Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 10-17; Fri: 10 – 16; Sat: closed; Sun: 11 -16
  • Tickets: Free admission

Jewish Cemeteries

There are two Jewish cemeteries in Wroclaw, the Old and the New one.

Old Jewish Cemetery (Museum of Cemetery Art) on Ślężna Street, is the part of the City Museum Of Wroclaw. Place is yet the only graveside from the turn of the 19th and 20th century, preserved in Wroclaw.  Cemetery is also a beautiful testament of the strength of the pre- war Wroclaw’s (Breslau) Jewish community. The place is a unique and original composition of the grave sculptures and small architecture, influenced by the middle ages, art nouveau, modernism and religious symbols. There are 12 thousand tombstones located in the museum, some of the famous people. Most noteworthy names are Ferdinand Lassalle, Ferdinand Cohn, wife of Fritz Haber or parents of Edith Stein. The cemetery is a beautiful place for a walk, especially thanks to the greenery surrounding the tombstones.

  • ul. Ślężna 37/39
  • Opening hours: Mon- Sun: 10-18;
  • Tickets: 7- 20 PLN

The New Cemetery is on Lotnicza street and the Jewish Community in Wroclaw takes care about it. Established in 1902 to fulfill the needs of the growing community, the place is not so new as the name would suggest. Paul Erlich, a rather famous architect from Breslau, designed the cemetery.  Most of the cemetery undergoes the restoration at the moment, as large parts of it are a safety hazard. Therefore the state of the cemetery today is a chilling reminder of what the Jewish community had once been before the time of persecution by Nazi and then years of neglect in PRL.  Nevertheless the visitors can still enjoy the beauty of this place.

  • ul. Lotnicza 52
  • Opening hours: Wed: 14 – 17; Sun: 9 – 13;
  • Tickets: 8 PLN

To conclude…

Although small in numbers, Jewish community plays significant role in the city spectrum. Getting to know history and culture of Jewish community, makes it consequently easier to learn and understand the city’s history and culture. So enjoy!

 

Wroclaw it is a place for everyone

Wroclaw it is a place for everyone

Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland.

During World War II he was turned into ruins. Thanks to the efforts of conservators, many monuments have managed to restore the former splendor. No wonder that today the capital of Lower Silesia is visited by a lot of tourists not only from the country, but also from abroad.

Wroclaw is a city that is very friendly to memories. It is here that you can find a museum almost completely covered with ivy, here you can leave the house on a Sunday morning and come across people full of passion. Suffice it to say that something is always happening here. With such a market structure, with so many pubs, clubs, galleries and corners – you will always find something for yourself. Wroclaw in which a variety of attractions awaits tourists. It also has an excellent accommodation base, which includes not only expensive and luxurious hotels, but also comfortably furnished rooms in hostels.

Everyone will find something for themselves in Wroclaw

Wrocław is vibrant and is definitely a city of young people. Reserve yourself with three hours to enter each side street and for coffee in a few places, because it’s really worth it to give a look and maybe even get lost in it. Once you look at the market, you can go for a walk along the moat, which is able to calm down the city noise for you. If you want a bit of peace, Park Południowy or the Japanese Garden are perfect for you, where you can rest and regenerate after a hard party. And if you want to have more fun, then in the evening, look at the Niepolda Passage, where the night will certainly consume you. Wroclaw it is a place for everyone.
Places which you must see:
  • Wroclaw market square,
  • Cathedral Island,
  • Grunwald bridge, 
  • National museum,
  • Ossolineum,
  • Wroclaw puppet theater,
  • Cathedral of St. Vincent and St. James
  • Centennial Hall.

National Forum of Music in Wroclaw – good quality of music

The National Forum of Music is a music venue with good quality of music.

National Forum of Music offers wonderful time for all music lovers. The main hall is very beautiful and has fantastic accoustics. There are couple of small halls as well. Whole building looks great: a modern, comfortable and beautiful music hall.   Location is great – easy walk from historic centre.

Presently, the National Forum of Music organizes the following national and international festivals and events:
  • Wratislawia Cantans International Festival of Music,
  • Jazztopad,
  • Musica Polonica Nova,
  • Musica Electronica Nova,
  • Forum Musicum,
  • Leo Festival,
  • NFM New Year Festival,
  • Early Music Festival.

Wratislavia Cantans, also referred to as the International Festival of Oratorio and Cantata Music, is held every September in Wrocław.  In 1978 Wratislavia Cantans was put on the list by the European Association of Music Festivals in Geneva, and thus officially earned the status of an international festival, although in fact, the Festival had hosted foreign artists since its very beginning.

The NFM also organized a lot of interesting concerts with artists like a Patricia Kaas is a French singer and actress; American jazz musician Charles Lloyd or Herbie Hancock. Herbie Hancock  is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.

NFM also organizes a wide range of educational projects for children such as Choir Academy, Singing Europe, Family Philharmonic, Philharmonic for Youngsters.

Tickets for the concerts of National Forum of Music are sold in the box office open Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (break 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm).

Starting at 60 minutes before the concert and at the concert venue, the box office sells only tickets to this particular concert.

The sales of entrance tickets begins after all numbered seats have been sold.

Internet sales:
https://bilety.nfm.wroclaw.pl/

Make sure you find something to see and hear here.

So if you are a music lover just book tickets in advance and visit this fantastic place!

Slodowa Island / Malt Island

If you stay in Wroclaw for more than few days, you have to see Slodowa Island.

It is located in the center of Wroclaw. Slodowa Island is not associated with any major historical event. From the fifteenth century there were malt houses (“malt” in polish means “słód” – this is why this island is called, obviously, “Malt Island”), but now there are not even their remains. You can ask: So why should I go there?

The answer is: Slodowa Island is a cult meeting place (mainly for students) in Wroclaw.

From October to mid-March the island is calm and is mainly used for walking, running or cycling – if you don’t believe me, there are some pictures :).

One of brigdes leading to Slodowa Island Family walk on Slodowa Island 

However, since March it is full of young people laughing, playing the guitar, singing and playing games. Every year, March 21 (first day of spring, but also: truant day), young people gather on Slodowa Island to inaugurate the new season of evening meetings in this place.

From this day until the first cold nights, the island is full of laughter, singing, beer (important information below!) and games every evening.

People on Slodowa Island play mainly:

  • freesbee
  • badminton
  • football tricks
  • flanks (oh, you HAVE to try flanks 😉 ).

Słodowa Island is also a place where many concerts take place.

The biggest music event organized here is “Majówka” (1-3 May), during which there are the biggest stars of Polish rock. A few times there was also beaten “Guinness Guitar Record” in the number of people playing the same song on the guitar at the same time.

I can write about the island for a long time, but the most important thing is: you should see it with your own eyes and feel the atmosphere there 🙂

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Let’s face it: full of people likes to drink some beer on Slodowa Island. IS THIS LEGAL? Well, for several years you can’t drink alcohol in public places in Poland. However, student self-governments negotiate with the city authorities every year that they can exclude the Malt Island from this ban. Remember: you are opening beer at your own risk! 🙂

Clubbing in Wroclaw

clubbing in Wroclaw

Music in Wroclaw, clubbing in Wroclaw, it does not matter if you’re old or young and what kind of music you listen to. In Wroclaw you will find something for yourself. There are many clubs in Wroclaw for those who like clubbing every weekend and for those who sometimes go out with friends to experience different music, different style of other people.

In all clubbing in Wroclaw clubs

  • Gray Music Club,
  • Vertigo Jazz Club and Restaurant and
  • Mundo 71 Music Club

are worth recommending. In these clubs you can really have fun.

In Gray you can find hip-hop, RNB, Funky, a bit of Drum and Bass, Jungle and Chillout. You must, of course, see what music is played by DJ in a given weekend. You have a good choice in Wroclaw, but if you did not feel like this kind of music, you can come and relax with jazz in the Vertigo club. There is clubbing there, so in this place, in addition to super people, you have the opportunity to blend in to a crazy place. This place has been specially designed by Kuba Michalski, one of the best known designers in Wroclaw. So if you fancy Jazz, just go to Verigo

… and Mundo 71. If you’re serious about having fun and clubbing in Wroclaw, you can not pass this place. It is great. Great people, great music in the 80’s and 90’s. Really one of the best clubs in Wroclaw. A lot of people after the party here have a yo-yo effect – they come back to have fun again, meet other people and forget about the gray of the day.

The most important, however, is security in Wroclaw. Wroclaw is really safe at night and people are nice. They will always help you get to the club or home if you get lost. However, if you do not feel like clubbing in Wroclaw, there are always other options.

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw

Japanese Garden as a nice trip for sunny weekend

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw as a nice trip for sunny weekend

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is located in Park Szczytnicki close to Hala Stulecia.

Highly recommended, created in 1902-1912 by Fritz von Hochberg and renovated several times became at once substitute of eastern culture in our city.

Thanks to the work of Japanese specialists all elements of the garden in the smallest details are consistent with the original Japanese art garden. For a while we can admire unique architecture and style totally different from our culture – you will be surprised for sure.

We can distinguish huge amount of plants imported from Japan and inserted into few floors of greenery. Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is one of the best art place.

 

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw – good way for relax

The park is the perfect place for deep relaxation appreciated each season by thousands of visitors. Especially in the spring and summer, we are feeling harmony with nature when all flowers and plants start to blossom.  Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is amazing and unforgettable!

 

Buy ticket and visit

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is open every day from 1 of April till 31 of October ( 9.00 a.m – 07.00 p.m). The prices aren’t high – full-price ticket is for 4 zloty, reduced ticket- 2 zloty.  It is worth to buy admission card – for a year is only 20 zloty. There is always opportunity to organize some photo shoot ex. concerning wedding and the permission costs 100 zloty. The easiest way to go to Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is to take the tram 1, 2, 4, 10 bus stop “Hala Stulecia”

 

Views are so stunning – don’t forget to take your camera and make some pics!

 

Good film in Wroclaw

7 tips if you want to see good film in Wroclaw

If you just arrived in Wroclaw and you are thirsty to see the most interesting and good film or meet independent film makers – you are in probably the best place in Poland to do it.

First of all we have one of the bigest arthouse cinemas in central Europe – Nowe Horyzonty. The place was created by Gutek Film founder: Roman Gutek and strongly supported by city itself.  In this cinema you can not only see really good film, but also attend  two amazing festivals: New Horizons Film Festival, American Film Festival. Whole year is full of movie review of Asian, German, Australia cinema. You can also see some Polish movies for begginers. If you want become an expert in film of world or Polish cinema you can enroll to special film „University”. If you can’t attend screenings ther you always have antother option. Because for second we have Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe as a „competitor” of Nowe Horyzonty with all great non convecial films. The place is located near main train station, so is easy to reach and visit.

DCF film center best place in Wroclaw
On this picture we see entrance to DCF with one of the screening places.

How to use the most of film experience and see good film in Wroclaw?

1. Visit Nowe Horyzonty cinema at Kazimierza Wielkiego street and feel the increadible film atmosphere.

2. Install Nowe Horyzonty app to see film plan and incoming events.

3. Follow the Nowe Horyzonty in Social media and subscribe thier newsletter.

4. Go to Piłsudskiego street and visit Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe.

5. Follow DCF on Social Media subscribe thier newsletter.

6. Subscribe to PIK Wrocław.

7. Join Wrocław film group.

You can also set your own film group and enjoy the cinematic paradise 🙂
It’s really easy to see a good film in Wrocław.