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!

3 must-see places when experiencing Wroclaw on a budget

must-see places in Wroclaw

Cheap cost, worth to explore.

3 must-see places in Wroclaw that everyone can afford.

If you already collected a number of Dwarfs pictures and stocked up some pierogi into your travel bag then get ready to explore the next 3 must-see places in Wroclaw! These time we will try to find a car your grandpa drove in  Topach Automotive museum, will strike up new acquaintances at Sladova Island and finally, we will take noir style shots at Neon Side.

Topach Automotive museum

The atmosphere of the exposition will dive you into the times when the automotive industry had its own unique character. In this museum, you may find some cars, which these days become a classic and weren’t available to a general public some decades ago.

Now it’s possible for everyone to touch the history of the era of Polish motoring. Pioneer construction of the thirties, such as the legendary Sokół 1000, Fiat 508 from the Polish assembly. And for the luxury lovers – one of the largest collections in Poland of Rolls & Royce and Bentley cars.

This museum is located in the yard of adorable polish castle Topach.

Open hours :

Sat. – Sund. / 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance – 12 zl.

Just simply click to see the way how you can get there

from the Down Town >> The public transport and schedules

The way to the Topach takes approximately 45 min. by 2 buses from Rynek

Slodowa Island

This is small islet on the Oder River. The place is most known by its mystical power to attract a dozen of youngers. People are coming here to take a rest, to eat, to drink something they bring and to meet with their friends. But here even strangers are easily becoming pals while singing together nearby the random guy with a guitar. You should definitely get there. And don’t be shy to strike up a conversation with a good company. Everybody is usually very friendly and open there.

The way to Slodova Island takes approximately 12 min. by walk from Rynek.

Neon Side

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And finally, another significant nook is a real godsend for photographers and any kind of neon noir art fans. Historical neons are coming alive in the deep evening. Most noteworthy, that exactly in these yard dozen years ago were existed a company which was producing the unique neon lights for the different business.  Thanks to the enthusiasts and active locals this history is still alive in its luminous words.

In addition some ideas for neo noir photos:

The way to the Neon Side takes approx 7 min. by walk from Rynek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 🙂

Bridges in Wroclaw city

Bridges in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is forth largest city in Poland. Wroclaw is also one of the most stunning place in Poland. A thriving multicultural centre, Wroclaw is home to a growing student with a student population of over 130.000. Wrocław is a university city  making it one of the most youthful cities in the country. Main focus of this article is to point that bridges in Wroclaw are most characteristic to the city.

Before World War II, there were 303 footbridges and bridges in Wroclaw. Now there is much less but still the city have the larger number bridges in Poland. Wroclaw is situated on 12 islands connected by 112 bridges – is often referred to as ‘’Lower Silesian Venice.’’ Nowadays taking into account modern criteria i.e. all the river bridges, canal bridges, footbridges over the railway tracks and the streets, there are about 220 of them. In this post I would like to bring it closer three bridges which are interesting for me.

Będziński – one of the bridges in Wroclaw

Rędziński bridge is longest and highest bridge in Wroclaw and also in Poland. The bridge is 612 meters long and 122 meters high. Prof. Jan Biliszczuk was the main constructor of the bridge – lecturer at the Wrocław University of Technology. The first cars crossed the bridge in the summer 2011.

Grunwaldzki Bridge in Wroclaw

most Grunwaldzki
photo of Most Grunwaldzki by Peter Balcerzak

The Grunwaldzki bridge is the most famous bridge in Wroclaw. The bridge was created in the years 1908-1910 and was designed by Richard Pluddemann. The bridge is 112,5 meters long and 18 meters wide. A new technology was used in its construction. The ceremonial opening of the bridge took place in 1910.

Milenijny Bridge in Wroclaw

The bridge was build in 2002-2004. The author of the bridge design is Piotr Wanecki and the leading designer Marek Jagiełło. The Bridge is 25,12 meters wide and 923,5 meters long.

The best place for spending family time in Wroclaw

The best place for spending family time in Wroclaw

The best place for spending family time in Wroclaw?

Do you ever wonder how to spend time with Your family? It doesn’t matter if you live in Wrocław or not. If You are one of animal lovers as much as me, then you will find out that… The best place for spending family time in Wroclaw is ZOO Wroclaw.

Short information about the zoo

Did you know that the ZOO Wroclaw is the oldest but also the most famous one in whole Poland? Impressive, right? It was opened on 10th of July in 1865.
Today it contains around 12 000 animals which represent 1  100 kinds of them. Moreover, it owns the biggest collection of amphibians and reptiles in Europe.
Its surface is around 33 hectars. Next to many animals, You also have a chance to see some monumental constructions. It all makes it one of the best zoos in Europe. The best place for spending family time in Wroclaw

 

 

Who can You meet over there?

  • lama
  • parrots and another kind of birdsThe best place for spending family time in Wrocław
  • fish for example pirahna
  • hippopotamus
  • kangaroo
  • lion
  • zebra
  • apes
  • bear
  • elephant
  • aurochs
  • butterflies
  • small panda
  • and many, many more

Afrykanarium, what’s that?

It’s a combination of words like Afrika and aquarium. It represents the undersea life of anmials and fish of Africa. We can find there 21 pools and aquariums,
containing around 250 kinds of fish and 15 000 000 liters of water. Its surface contains 1,5 hectars. You will be amazed of watching jellyfish in a cool,
pink light, swimming sharks and penguins. There is also a tunnel made of special glass, thanks to it, You will be able to see fish and animals from all sites,
even over Your head. There are also some places to sit, where You can admire the beauty of the nautre as an animal lover and just relax. Moreover, even if it’s a rainy day, you don’t need to worry, it’s still the best place for spending family time in Wroclaw.

Living as a student in Wroclaw

Sunset in Wroclaw

Living as a student in Wroclaw

Firstly, the aim of the video is showing how the student life is in Wroclaw and meanwhile making introduction film about Wroclaw in a most natural way. You can see how it would be living as a student in Wroclaw. As you can see the camera is the first person. It feels like you are the guy in the movie and seeing all the things through his eyes.

After he wakes up, he washes his face, makes a coffee wears clothes. But the important thing starts with these daily activities. He opens the door and boom; we see the Rynek, people are happy and riding a bicycle, then he goes to tram station and by that he introduces the transportation system in Wroclaw to us then we see the boat tour, some buildings and finally he walks into the school. We see the friendship, foods, people are helping him and stairs for blind people.

All these things emphasize that Wroclaw is a great city for living as a student. And, I think, it’s a very clever way to show it rather than regular introduction movie but it could be better if the video was more long.

Visit Wroclaw – one day

Visit Wroclaw – one day

When You visit Wroclav and You want see the most important monuments in Wrocław – I invite You to travel with delightful travellers. This video is sightseeing trip in Wrocław.  Spend one day in Wrocław with delightful travellers! What we will see?

1. The University of Wrocław

It’ s not only the University also we can see the amazing viev of the all city. Beautiful, blue doors’re entrance into the University and perfect place to take a picture – Cheeeesseeeeeee 🙂

2. Cathedral Island- Ostrów Tumski

So let’s go to cathedral island – it’s the oldest part of the city of Wrocław.  Tumski bridge is a bridge over the north branch of the Oder river. So many padlocks, why? Because it’s Lovers Bridge. Unfortunately in the future the lock must be dismantled.

3. Wrocław Cathedral

When we’re  still  in “Cathedral Island” we must see Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wrocław.  1315 it’s very important date for cathedral because Ostrów Tumski was sold the church. All history about the church You can listen under:

Now we’re going to old town. In Wrocław find You so many restaurants, cafe, coffe-house and pubs because in Lover of Silesia live a lot of young people. It’s time to something eat! Let’s going to Vinyl! Delicious coffe and really good sandwiches.

4. Market Square

You visit Wroclaw in only one day we must go faster!  🙂 Music, colours of building, church, crowds and beautiful old architecture – it’s market square and the heart of pedestrian zone. This is obligatory poiunt our travel when we spend only one day in Wrocław. Now it’s time for polish beer and dinner in the market square.

Tip: Find a place where’s a lot of pepole – there will be a great food!

Enjoy!