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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Step 1: How to get from Wroclaw airport to the city centre?

Most people from abroad (probably You too) visit Wroclaw by plane.

It means, that the first question you ask yourself, right after leaving the Wroclaw airport building, is: “How do  i get to the city centre?” Well, you can always order an Uber 🙂 But what, if you’re out of money?

Don’t worry – Wroclaw airport is not the end of the world 🙂

Wroclaw airport is quite well communicated with the city center. Only two bus lines run at the airport – 106 during the day and 206 at night. Each of them will take you to the main railway station, from where you can get almost anywhere, and from where you can take a walk to the Market Square (10 min on foot).

How to buy a ticket (& what kind of ticket) at the Wroclaw airport?

You can buy a ticket in special machines (our drivers do not sell them). You can find the machine at the bus stop next to Wroclaw Airport or on the bus (on the bus – only by card!). The machines have a menu in Polish, but also English, German and French. If you have a student or school ID, you can choose cheaper tickets. Remember also that if you want to stay in Wroclaw a little longer, you can choose – instead of a one-off ticket – one of the time tickets, eg for a day, two days or a week, so that you will not have to buy more tickets later.

Here You can find more info about public transport in Wroclaw.

If you prefer to see instead of reading, a short film below for You:

PS.: You must remember that from March 2018 our ticket machines will look a bit different!

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You can also choose Wrocław Airport Express  – it is a bus dedicated to people visiting Wrocław for the first time. It drive you directly to the city center (Pl. Dominikański or Main Railway Station), it will take a little less time than ordinary communication (30min vs 50-55 min), but it cost more, and when you arrive, it often turns out that you still need to buy a time ticket.

Choice is yours 🙂 Have a nice trip 🙂

How to find Wroclaw dwarfs

How to find Wroclaw dwarfs

How to find Wroclaw dwarfs?

Short history

In Wroclaw you can find a lot of dwarfs. You’re probably interested where they came from. They first appeared in the eighties, at the begining instead of little figurine, there was a graffiti made for ” Pomarańczowa Alternatywa”( Orange Alternative), a movement which have used this symbol for an anti-government happenings in the socialist times and fought against the absurdities of communist times with the help of humor and the dwarves. At that time, paintings with the image of a dwarf appeared on the walls: a smiling elf in an orange hat, with a flower in his hand. On 1st June 1988 they organized a happening in which 20000 inhibitants marched through the streets of the city dressed up as dwarfs. Often the place of this happenings was Swidnicka street and therefore the first dwarf was placed there.

Everybody loves dwarfs

People have quickly become friends with the dwarfs and now the elves are one of the symbols of Wroclaw. The first designer of a Wroclaw dwarf was Tomasz Mroczek. There are quite a lot of them there. Right now there are 339 dwarfs and soon can be so much more. Each one of them has a name and their own  characteristic occupation, which you can always figure out yourself just by looking at them, for example, there are two dwarfs called the Sisyphus. They are placed in a scene where they try to move a stone, but are of course never able to. Every one of them has its individual story and you can get to know them just by visiting Wroclaw.

Wroclaw people loved the dwarfs so much that they quickly became a tourist attraction. Once a year, the dwarves have their own holiday – the Dwarf Festival in September. This is a truly fairy-tale celebration. Few days of joyful, colorful party, in which the dwarves and people can participate. Children put on the dwarf hats and color small houses for their little friends. There are also many legends about them. That’s why they are so popular. Everyone would like to know the secrets of their origins, not only as a figurine, but also as those magical creatures who started to appear onto the streets of Wroclaw in 2005.

How to find Wroclaw dwarfs? People can easily find most of them, because they appear close to the streets and commonly visited stores and places, but no worries. There is a site which can help you find every one of them, even though, it’s not an easy task. They can hide themselves pretty well.

Five first dwarfs in Wroclaw:

  1.        Papa Krasnal        
  2. Szermierz
  3. Rzeźnik    
  4. Pracz Odrzański
  5. Syzyfki    

 

 

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw – Weekly boarder approved

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

You need atraction? Try this 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

Are you in Wroclaw for a while and you do you want to use your time properly? Weekly boarder recommend you 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw where you can eat like Polish, drink like Polish and have a great time like Polish!

  • Wroclaw’s dwarfs – Let’s go hunting!

The city of Wroclaw is full of dwarfs (Polish: krasnale, krasnoludki). They appeared in the streets in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, today we can find out 165 different gnoms in the city center.  For the hunters are offered special brochures with a map and also you can download a mobile application for your Android or iPhone. As of 2015, there are over 350 dwarfs spread all over the city. That is a huge dwarf colony!

Many of them are just in front of coffee shops, restarants and pubs so you can drink or eat some delicious goodies on your hunting trip.

The Dwarfs Festival takes place in Wroclaw every year in September.

  • Pasibus – Hungry at 3 a.m. or 1 p.m.? No worries, we can handle that!

    You never ate burger like this before! I promise. Fresh, tasty, crunchy home-made and so young fast-food chain that sells tremendous beef burgers in the heart of Wroclaw. Beautiful interiors, nice service and that smell inside. Mmmm. You can approximately choose of the 23 burgers made from beef, chicken or cheese and for the hipsters they offer vegan-burger as well. Surely you should add to the order their home-made Pasifrytki or cheeseballs! For the digital maniacs is offered special mobile application for your Android or iPhone nonetheless you have feel the emotions inside the shop. 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw is also hear because they have 5 restaurants!

P.S. They have special offer called “Burger of the Month”! Check this out!

No words needed. Go, eat, never leave.

Where to find: Świdnicka 11, Wrocław
Opening hours: 11:00 – 03:00

  • Rynek Glówny – Market square you can’t miss out!

Visiting historical city? You always imagine the main square, right? In the hearth of the old town, medieval market square in Wrocław called Rynek Glówny is the right place where to go on one day trip. If you looking for everything, literally everything go for a walk through this. Let’s make short checklist:

– Polish cuisine
– Cheap alcohol
– Clubs
– Churche
– Photo place
– Fast food
– Amazing girls
– Point of interests

You can find out all what you need! Day’n’night!

Summary. If you travel to Poland and you want to see at least meaning what it means “Being Polish” follow my advice and follow the check list.

Where to find: szukaj Rynek!

  • Setka – Eat and drink like Polish!

Love it! If I mentioned Rynek, it is my duty to recommend you Setka. West European lifestyle. Typical local two in one. Bar and restaurant under one roof. Epic! So, I will little bit explain you how it is going inside. Walk through the entrance on the corner of street and order some awesome typical polish meal. Eat it! Excellent. As like always someone from your company says something like: “Hey, get some booze!”. Naprawdę nie jest problem. Truly. This beautiful bar offer long list of Polishness. “Glo glo glo”. And then take something to eat and repeat. And repeat.

So, you have an instructions, go for it. If you wasn’t be in Setka, you wasn’t be in Wroclaw! Remember.

Where to find: Leszczyńskiego 4, 53-110

  • University of Wroclaw – See the rich history of more than three centuries!

From 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw Uniwersytet Wrocławski is the best. That lo-o-o-ong building near the river. In the daily light it’s a majestic block next to the Odra river. In the shine of the moon it’s that most lighting building what you see blurred on your ride with the Uber back home. Kididng. Currently one of the largest university in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship which produced 9 Nobel Prize winners. And that architecture of campus! Amazing. Get a wine a enjoy the view. 

Where to find: plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137

Wroclaw is the gorgeous city with the amazing people. No excuses to miss that.

Come and get some!

And don’t forget look for “krasnale”!

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.

The Wroclaw Opera surprises its viewers with spectacular show programs

Have you ever been to the Wroclaw Opera?  

There in Wroclaw Opera you can:

  • Enjoy pleasant music
  • To plunge into the atmosphere of magic
  • To see an unforgettable sight

The Wroclaw Opera  – cultural and historical building

Not far from the bustling city market in the historical part of Wroclaw, on Svidnicka Street.  From 1841 there is a theater building designed by the famous German architect Karl Ferdinand Langgans. The building, sustained in the style of classicism. It is a valuable architectural object,  this building is the oldest of the existing opera houses in Poland.

The names of such outstanding masters associate with the Wroclaw opera:

  • R. Strauss
  • V. Furtwängler
  • N. Paganini
  • A. Rubinshtein
  • G. Wieniawski
  • F. List and many others

Today the Wroclaw Opera House is head by Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski.
The artist conducts lively concert activities, collaborating with leading opera theaters and philharmonic orchestras in the country. He also performs on many stages of the world – in the USA, Great Britain, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium and Portugal.

Modern Wroclaw Opera House often surprises its viewers with spectacular show programs, which take place with the participation of over a hundred performers in monumental decorations or in the open air, with special effects. A vivid example of such an event is the opera “Gioconda”, which was staged on the River Odre in the summer of 2003.

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.