Plants in Wroclaw – Tour around Wroclaw for plants enthusiassts

plants in Wroclaw

 If you’re a fan of plants I invite you for non-obvious trip.
There is nothing more inseparable from humanity than nature. Nowadays, plants are becoming a very strong trend in fashion and indoor design; but today I want to pull you out of couch and make you go outside. I’d like to show you some places in Wroclav, where you can admire different kinds of plants.

Botanical Garden
First point on our tour map is Botanical Garden with Green House inside. The object is open between 2nd of April and 12th of November. During a few months, we can observe plants and flowers daily. And a ticket for student cost 10 PLN. Garden is located near well-known, historical Ostrów Tumski.

In Wroclav’s Garden you can admire cacti and other succulents in a historic Cactus House, as well as in two greenhouses where succulents of Africa and of Mexico are presented. Under the greenhouse’s roofs there is an impressive collection of exotic plants originating from warmer climatic zones. This is the best place to make “tropical” photos and breathe fresh air in the middle of the city.

Flower Shop

Leaving the Garden, we go to the newly opened place on the map of Wroclav. rośliny.  is a modern and minimalistic store. Here, the plants are in the spotlight. We can gain knowledge of how to take care about different types of plants and buy a beautiful seedling, too. I also recomand  you to find them on Instagram. They’re amazing.
rośliny.

Planty Mural
Next place we’re going to visit is a beautiful mural, located near Galeria Dominikańska. It has been painted on one of Wierzbowa Street’s walls, surrounded by modern office buildings.
 
Read more about murals.

Maze at Brochów
The last stop on the track is the Labyrinth at Wroclaw Brochów. The labyrinth that you will find in the park, today is a hornbeam labyrinth designed in the 1990s as part of a revitalization project. A walk through the maze is a game; it might give you some adrenalin. Having a long walk in the tunnel, after another turn you may come across a wall and have to turn back.

I hope you will enjoy my tips for spending your “green” day in Wroclaw!

4 places for gamers in Wrocław

4 places for gamers in Wrocław

Looking for attraction? Try this 4 places for gamers in Wrocław

Wrocław is a beautiful city in Poland. It is a capital of Lower Silesia voivodeship also known as The Meeting Place. Every day thousands of tourists from whole world are visiting this spectacular, old city. They can find here a lot of attractions, amazing architecture, more than hundred bridges, many cultural and entertainment events, great food and really friendly people. Also if you are a video games lover, you have a lot to see. Especially this 4 places for gamers in Wrocław.

MagicVR – where the magic happens!

MagicVR - biggest virtual reality arena in Poland

MagicVR is a startup from Wrocław which use innovatie technology of Virtual Reality. This brand have virtual reality arena with 750m2 – first and sole place like this in Poland (and only few in the world). You can play there vr games designed to cooperation with team of your own friends (4 players) in realtime with full communication between you. The most important part of this company is a experienced game developers team which produce authorial games specially designed for vr arena and necessary hardware like controler Beretta Rifle or platform GraviDeck. For now they made three incredibly good games:

  • zombieVRsquad – brilliant shooter which is favorite game of people who are visiting this place
  • VRdrivers – great racing game with authorial routes
  • GalaxyRace – the newest game produced by this studio with innovative steering control mechanics

Museum Games and Computers of the Era

wolfenstein 3d on amiga 600 computer

It is great place for all video games and computers lovers who wants to go back to the time when they were kids and they had his first gaming experciences. In the Museum you can find equipment from brands like Amiga, Commodore, Apple or polish Elwro. Not only computers, but also old game consoles like PlastationOne, Gameboy, Sega Saturn, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and many more. However the Museum it’s not only for adults. Offen you can meet there parents who will show thier children classic games like Super Sonic, Metal Slug, Arkanoid, Wolfenstein 3D etc. I think it’s awesome place which connecting different generations of gamers and really everyone can find something interesting there.

PadBar – evening entertainmen

Padbar localisation

Another of 4 places for gamers in Wrocławis the Padbar. It’s one of the hundreds locals in this city where you can meet with friends and spend lovely evening. But it’s not a typical bar. Of course you can order some snacks and drinks, but the main subject of this place are games. Room is well equipped with games and consoles like Playstation and Xbox. So choose the game and have fun!

CEX – your games supplier

cex store logotype

CEX is a worldwide chain of stores selling second hand games, consoles, controlers, gaming accesories, mobile phones, and electronic devices. You can buy there some really cheap games or even exchange yours old games to the titles which you don’t play yet. If you want check accessibility or prices of particular game you can do this in thier official website – here!

 

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.

Biggest Polish Indoor Trampoline Park – Here in Wroclaw! Jump in to Find out More!

People need to play- it is a demand of our body.  And staying active doesn’t have to mean a daily ten-mile jog or “living” in a gym. Indoor trampoline park GOjump is true fun for everybody, where the rules of gravity no longer apply!
GOjump as a way to explore youself

Opened on May 2016 GOjump become a place to gather with friends, family, and your community.

Trampoline park is located in the East part of Wroclaw at 59/75 Jana Długosza St.  It has easy acces from every part of the city. Also GOjump will take care of your car or bicycle while having fun inside.

Gojump as a place to improve your extreme skills

If you want to practice some tricks without pain- soft landing is a key. GOjump Indoor Trampoline Park built additional area for it- GOslide. There you will find 3 kickers with different angles of descent. Thanks to soft landing and professional trainers you will feel more stable in “real circumstances”. Profit!

Payment options and opening hours

GOjump Indoor Trampoline Park is opened 7 days in the week from 10 AM till 10PM.  There is 2 ways to get the ticket: online or on site. To avoid lines and safe some money  I suggest to buy tickets online.  Choosing the online method you will also aible to check congestion and get 4zl discount from each ticket

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!

 

Where to get best mead in Wrocław

mead in Wrocław

Best mead in Wrocław

If you ask me, the best pub in Wrocław is definitely Miodosytnia. It stands out among others because their main specialty is honey. You can either add it to a regular beer or preferably order a plain mead in forms of Dwójniak, Trójniak, or Półtorak. If those names don’t ring a bell yet, then you should definitely visit the pub located in Wrocław on Kiełbaśnicza 6.

Mead degustation in Miodosytnia
Mead degustation

Apart from great meads, you’ll be positively by their interior design. Hexagonal shapes on the walls and dominant yellow color resemble beehives.
It’s a great place for expats as well. If you want to try some characteristic polish cuisine, you shouldn’t limit yourself to dumplings and bigos. Mead was one of the most popular drinks in polish manor houses. Nobility with the golden drink in their hands was frequently described in the works of Mickiewicz or Sienkiewicz.

Apart from that, Miodosytnia is a pub with board games. Whether on a date or a larger party with friends, you will find something suitable and entertaining. Their quality is still good and there’s a quite wide selection of titles.

So if you ever ask yourself: “where can I drink mead in Wrocław?”, you already know the answer.
See you there!

Alternatives

There are no other pubs dedicated strictly to serving this delicious drink in Wrocław. Nevertheless, you can still purchase it in stores or pubs.

Pubs:

  • K2
  • Las
  • Dwór Polski

Stores:

  • Feniks
  • Carrefour
  • Piotr i Paweł

Have you been to other places, which serve mead in Wrocław?
Include them in the comments and share your opinion about them!

Saunas in Wroclaw – check my top 3 places to get warm 🔥!

Saunas in Wroclaw

Spending time in sauna is profitable for you. It’s very good for your beauty and health, its helps with curing  cardiovascular or lung diseases. It brings relief with many other ailments, such as: rheumatic pain, stress or depression. . Check my 3 favourite plases with saunas in Wroclaw (and all of them accept multisport card without addictional payiment).

Continue reading “Saunas in Wroclaw – check my top 3 places to get warm 🔥!”

The best place for outdoor relax in Wroclaw

The best place for outdoor relax in Wroclaw

The best place for outdoor relax in Wroclaw is Pergola

Sometimes, no matter how much you enjoy full of life city center, you long for a nice place for relax.. Rest area located near Centennial Hall offers amazing experiences in summer and in winter. Multimedia fountain surrounded by Pergola and unique Japanese Garden attract people who want to relax among greenery during the summer season while huge ice rink is popular in winter.

Outdoor relax at Pergola in the summer

The best place for outdoor relax in WroclawThe best place for outdoor relax in  Wroclaw- Pergola is a more than 600 meters long structure in the shape of semi-ellipse. It was built in the 20th century near the Centennial Hall. Dozens of Pergola columns are overgrown with decorative plants. The whole creates a roof of greenery, under which you can hide from the sun on a hot day and from under which you can admire the fountain show. Wroclaw multimedia fountain is the biggest in Poland. During the day, pond with many water jets of different heights and lights creates a beautiful scenery with a pergola. It also gives a pleasant impression of coolness and refreshment, especially when you lie down in a sun lounger next to the water. However, the best effect is at night during a multimedia show. At that time, streams of water gushing from the fountain, synchronized with the changing lights and sounds of music, provide a wonderful experience to visitors.

The Japanese Garden

At a rest area nearby fountain you can sit in outdoor zone of restaurant and enjoy some meal with friends. However, if you prefer to rest in a secluded spot, the nearby Japanese Garden can be a place that will captivate you. Modeled on Japanese ways of establishing gardens, the space is filled with winding, narrow paths among greenery. Walk step by step around the garden turns into an experience that requires concentration and mindfulness. To enjoy the view, it is best to stop on one of the wooden bridges, from where you can easily observe the surface of water overgrown with water lilies. It is possible that you will also be able to see colorful fish or frogs swimming in the pond. A few moments spent on reflections in the beautiful garden gazebo called the Japanese pavilion can be a real spa for the mind.

When winter is coming…

Who said that relaxing in the fresh air in winter is synonymous with going skiing? The best place for outdoor relax in Wroclaw in winter ? Pergola! With the pergola you can enjoy the charms of the urban winter and have fun while replacing skis for ice skating. The fountain at Centennial Hall turns into a large ice rink in the winter. You can use it individually or learn ice skating with trainers during organized events, and even take part in competitions. There is a sports equipment rental at the ice rink, so even if you do not have your own skates, you can still actively spend time on the ice rink.

Practical information

The Pergola leisure area is easily accessible by public transport. You can reach the ‘Hala Stulecia’ stop with tram lines: 2, 4 or 10.
If you prefer to drive a car, there is also a large underground car park near the Centennial Hall. However, you have to pay for a parking place.
Multimedia fountain shows are free for visitors. The admission to the Japanese Garden is paid. If you are a student, you can purchase a half-price ticket. In winter you can use the ice rink for a fee.

You can find more information on websites:
www.wroclawskafontanna.pl 
http://halastulecia.pl/