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! 🙂

Running routes in Wroclaw – beautiful place for jogging

Running routes in Wroclaw

Running routes in Wroclaw? There is a lot of places!

Spring is coming in Wroclaw ! Runners can be in Wroclaw too in the winter. If you just starting jogging, you’re looking for the best places. Where can you run  in Wroclaw ?Running routes in Wroclaw?  Everywhere! Below we have prepared good Running route for start. There you will meet other runners.

 

Wroclaw City Centre  Running Route

The running routes in Wroclaw City is 5 km. The loop extends between three Bridges: Szczytnicki Bridge, Jagiellonian Bridge and Warsaw Bridge. The whole od the route runs along the floodbank. The route is flat and surfaces, making in very well suited to beginners.

East Park (Park Wschodni) Running Route

The running routes in Wroclaw- East Park (Park Wschodni) is a loop of a lenght of 3 km. The route is extremely picturesque, with long sections beside a river Olawa. The route is not markes. It is recommends  for recreational runs for only beginning their running adventure.

Between the Bridges

The running routes in Wroclaw- between the Jagiellonian Bridges (mosty jagiellońskie) and Swojczyce Bridge (most swojczycki) is 6 km. Is ideally suited for both recreational, professional running. Each kilometr eis markes, useful in measuring running speed.

Tumski Running Route

Tumski running route measures around 3 km. This is urban rout which runs through the city centre along the Odra. The route commends itself to all runners who like monument, unique atmosphere of the oldest part of the city.

The running route in Grabiszyn Park (Park Grabiszyński)

This route measures 5,3 km. It is perfect suites for both recreational, professional running.

Route in Szczytniki Park (park szczytnicki)

The running route measures 1km. This ‘kilometre’ can be used for recreational running and advanced training. The route passes the wooden church of St John of Nepomuk. The church dates from the run of the 17th century.