3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw

3 pubs for gamers in Wrocław

There are 3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw, that I know of. If you are a gamer and want to spend quality time in a geeky place with your friends, Wroclaw has some very interesting options for you. Whether you want to organize a big meeting or just spontaneously go to a nerdy place, these are the places you can check out:

Padbar – the first pub for gamers in Poland

Padbar was founded in 2011. In time, it branched to three other cities. You can play here on an Xbox in beat’em ups and play FIFA with your friends, try the wide range of drinks and play board games for free. There’s also a Padbar Club. For 30 zlotys you can buy a membership card and gain points. For every 5 zł that you spend you gain points, that you can exchange for free drinks. I’ts good to make a reservation ahead of time, because of the sheer popularity of this place.

Location: Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 1 in  Time’s building

Site: http://wroclaw.padbar.pl/kontakt/

Cybermachina – franchise nerd pub

Cybermachina was opened in back in 2015. It’s the largest chain of pubs for geeks in Poland, it has a total of 8 locations in the country. There’s a wide variety of drinks, that reference pop culture. They have Czech and regional beer, you can also eat some snacks and toasts. There are many consoles, arcade games and board games free of charge.

Cybermachina has game tournaments, as well as regular sporting events (such as football matches on TV). Sometimes they also organize small meetings for people working in the gaming industry in Wroclaw. They are called Pog(R)adajmy and you have to check their Facebook page for more details. You have keep in mind that they close fairly early. Usually opening hours span from 2 pm to 1 am.

Location: Szczytnicka Street 52

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CybermachinaWroclaw/

Hex – cafe mixed with pub for the board games enthusiasts

Hex’s origins are a cafe with board games in Cracow. Their second coffeehouse mixed with a bar was openend in Wroclaw in 2014. Since then they have presented about 400 different board games to their guests. Hex host board game competitions, they also have card games. On the occasions they organize Hearthstone tournaments – but you have to bring your own Smartphone or laptop to play. Sometimes they have special workshops for people interested in learning how to play board games. Also you can check out prototypes, that upcoming creators bring to the cafe. They even have their own game, called “Tawerna Hex”. You can also drink some niche beer and eat different meals. Hex is usually open to guests from 3 pm to midnight, but you have check whether they have spare seats before, because of the various events.

Location: Dubois Street 33/35b

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hex.wroclaw/

 

 

 

 

 

Ostrow Tumski – in the footsteps of the old town

Ostrow Tumski

Wrocław is famous not only for its many bridges

But also for its magnificent architecture and historic sites. One of them is Ostrow Tumski, which is the oldest historic part of Wrocław. Interestingly, a well-known Polish astronomer Mikołaj Kopernik lived there for several years.

Ostrow Tumski

impresses with its views, cathedrals, and a great place for walks along the Oder.

  • Legends say that Wrocław originates from Ostrow Tumski due to its location in the area of ​​crossings on the Oder.
  • Interestingly, there is a Gothic archcathedral on it. John the Baptist, called the “mother of churches” of Lower Silesia.
  • Rebuilt after the II World War, it impresses and at the same time is a great vantage point for Wrocław.
  • Gothic chapels, rich decorations and unique architecture intrigue and attract not only tourists.

The Archdiocesan Museumin Wroclaw

Is the oldest museum in Wrocław, deserves an interest. The collections contain the most valuable and the most beautiful mementos of sacred art.

Immediately next to Ostrow Tumski, there is the Wroclaw Botanical Garden, where you can admire the magnificent vegetation and specially prepared exhibitions. It is a great place for walks on warm and sunny days.

Ostrow Tumski is one of the few places in this large and noisy city, where time flows much slower. He is known for being in love with the Tumski Bridge, where for many years there are padlocks with confessions and declarations of love.

There you can also admire gas lanterns, running the entire length of the route from the Tumski Bridge to the cathedral. Every night the lighthouse lights 91 gas lanterns, which makes it a unique and fairy-tale place.

Ostrow Tumski – tourist must see in Wroclaw

Is characterized by many wonderful places, attracting both tourists and residents. In its area there are magnificent cathedrals, a museum, as well as a characteristic bridge and a walking path along the Oder. At the Odra we also have the opportunity to sail by boat and spend our free time on the green areas or the newly built square on the other side of the shore. An interesting fact may be the fact that next to it there are the most popular in Wroclaw “Polish lody” about which taste and exceptionally long queues are already circulating legends on the Internet.

Wroclavia Shopping Centre – information for newcomers

Wroclavia is a newly built shopping center which is located in the heart of Wroclaw. It is filled with many activities for both young people and adults.

Right next to the mall is Wroclaw’s main train station, and Wroclavia itself houses the city’s biggest bus terminal, which is located in the second undergroun level. It is also located near many bus and tram stations. For visitors, there’s 2200 parking spaces available and also 400 for bicycles.

One of the main features of the mall is the Cinema City, which has 20 screening rooms, including one with the IMAX system installed (a huge screen, great picture quality, clean sound), a Skoda 4DX room (smell, moving seats) and 3 VIP rooms (with an open buffet and adjustable seats).

 

Apart from the cinema and bus station, Wroclavia is home to:

– 159 stores from the categories: home appliances, accessories, interior design, culture and multimedia, fashion, sport, a supermarket, utilities, toys and games, health and beauty

– 28 restaurants and Cafes (including a Grand Kitchen food section)

– A 24h fitness club (CityFit)

– A playroom for children (Fikołki)

– An all-year-round garden area (a green area between the shopping area and the office area and a terrace by one of the restaurants)

 

Wroclavia has been rated with a 4-star quality rating. It received it because of the availability of:

– Customer Loyalty Cards

– Gift Cards

– The availability of a stylist (which is available for free)

– Smart Park

– Services for families with small children

– Free Wi-Fi access

– A free area where you can charge your computer or phone

– Dressing rooms

– A professional reception area/help desk

– A charging station for electric cars and scooters

 

Wroclavia is also a place where you can find a job. Currently they are looking for: shopkeepers, shopkeeper’s assistants, waiters, baristas, customer advisors.

 

Construction of Wroclavia started in 2014. The official opening was on the 18th of October 2017.

 

Location:

Sucha 1, Wroclaw

Opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday – Saturday 9am – 10pm

 

Musical Instrument Stores in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is highly focused on entertainment and art. It is a city for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. One of the many ways in which it is extraordinary is an ever growing live music scene. Thanks to this, there’s a large amount of musical instrument stores in Wroclaw. If you are a musician, surely you are interested in finding out where to get supplies for maintenance of your instrument, or where to get a new one. Not only can you stock up on supplies, but you’ll also be able to post ads in all of them if you want someone to share your hobby with. Luckily, the staff consists of friendly people who are willing to help you on the journey to your musical adventure.

There are 3 main Musical Instrument Stores in Wroclaw. All of them are worth at least one visit, since you will surely find one that you prefer. Depending on your instrument of choice, your favorite one will be different.

MUZYCZNY.PL

Located in the Krzyki district on aleja Armii Krajowej 5 is the biggest Musical Instrument Store in Wroclaw. There is a guitar section with a large selection of instruments of all types, though bass players have a separate section which they must ask the staff to see. Guitarists will appreciate the large selection of Gibson and Fender guitars among others, one of the biggest in-stock collections of them in the country. That section also has an isolated amplifier room where you can test an electric guitar in peace. There is also a professional audio section near the entrance with cables, DJ equipment, lighting and various all-round accessories.

Upstairs are the studio, keyboard, drum and “other” sections. The staff is willing to provide customers with things that aren’t usually available, even if it’s something that isn’t made by the companies that they normally sell. They will always consider giving you a discount on bigger purchases if you ask about it. Sometimes they will surprise you with a much better price for buying supplies in bulk. This is the place to go for the best prices and to help solve your musical problems. You can also count on the staff to set up your instrument to your preference. It ranks among not only the best Musical Instrument Stores in Wroclaw, but also in the country.

Opening hours are 10a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

https://musicsquare.eu/

 

RAGTIME

Hidden behind the new Academy of Arts building is the second largest musical instrument store in Wroclaw. Downstairs is the studio equipment and keyboard section and upstairs is the guitar, bass and drums section. While the choice is smaller than in Muzyczny.pl, it is also worth checking out. A large studio section is the perfect place for someone willing to set up their home studio. The staff is also knowledgeable and will gladly help you out. Remember – To play an instrument in this store, you must ask one of the workers to hand it to you. This store is great for guitar players. What is especially relevant for a beginner is that the instruments are well maintained by the staff.

The Address is 15 Traugutta Street. It is very close to the Galeria Dominikanska mall. Opening hours are 10a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

https://ragtime.pl/lang/en

RIFF

The last big musical instrument store in Wroclaw is one from Poland’s biggest instrument retailer chain, Riff. It is located on 28 Piłsudskiego Street. It is easy to get there by tram or even on foot from the city center.  Riff is mostly a guitar store, though there are keyboard and “other instruments” sections, with a basic choice of home studio equipment. You can however easily order whatever else you may need. It has two sections, an upstairs area with keyboards and some guitars, and a basement where you have more guitars and bass guitars with a separate amplifier section to plug in your instrument. It is worth seeing because they often offer instruments made by companies that the other stores don’t stock.

Opening hours: Weekdays 10a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10.am. – 4 p.m.

https://riff.net.pl/content/101-wroclaw

Things to avoid, when you are in Wrocław.

There are thousands of reasons to visit Poland. For example Poland is home to 14 Unesco World Heritage Sites. The food is incredible and the history is gripping. One of the most interesting places in this country is Wrocław, which is full of history and great architecture.

It is really beautifull, and you should visit this city, but there is few things that you have to aviod, when you are in Wrocław (or in Poland). Let’s check them out.

Number one: Don’t jaywalk!

In some countries they may not be that big deal to cross the street anywhere it seems convenient, but in Poland you can even pay a fine. So if you don’t want to pay even 500 złoty, which is about 130$, for walking across the streat, you should be careful.

Number two: Don’t wear shoes inside a Polish home.

It changes, but when you see, that youre host doesn’t wear shoes, you should do that too, you shouldn’t wear youre shoes in the house, because it can be rude that way. It is like an old tradition and a lot of young people chenges their mind about that, but it is still really popular to not wear shoes at home. So you have to be careful about that.

Number three: Don’t skip out on learning few words in Polish.

It is not necessary but the thing is, that we like, when you know even a few words in our language, it really opens the door. We learn a lot of languages, to help tourist, and we thing, that is really sweet, when people from abroad, try to speak polish, even it is only something like dziękuje. And be calm, you don’t have to be perfect. We are kinda shy people, so this is what’s really open us up.

Number four: Don’t worry about the money.

Poland is extremely affordable country so you shouldn’t be worry that you can spend too much money. It is not expencive pleace to be, that means that you can do anything, eat anything you like, go anywhere you like and anjoy Wrocław’s atractions and I can swear to you, that you don’t spend too much money. Also, going to the museum, is really affordable, as well and we have them a lot, so you should try them all! So it is nice pleace to check out.

Number five: Don’t drink in public places.

You can even get arrested or pay a fine for drinking in public places. You can eat and drink at the restaurant and at the bar, no problem. But if you wanna take some alcohol and go to a park and drink trere, with youre friends, you can get in troubles with the cops, so make sure, you do not drink in publicly.

Number six: Don’t forget to tip.

Usually it is about ten percent of this, what you pay. Ten or fifteen.But you should look at the menu and some restaurants already put that ten percent in there and it is already included. But like I said before, it is kinda cheap place, so don’t be scared, that you will pay a lot for all dinner. And don’t forget, when you pay by cash, you should put youre money, in that little thing in which you get youre receipt and leave tip in there. You also should say thank you or keep the change.

Number seven: Don’t be late.

The Poles are really on time kinda people. If you are gonna be late make sure you are gonna call or send a message, to wont make your friend angry. It is kinda rude, to be late with saying nothing. So make sure, that you are on time.

And last but not least! You should came to Wrocław to check this city out.

Natural life in Wroclaw

Natural life in Wroclaw

Natural life in Wroclaw

When i came to Wroclaw for the first time, the temperatures did’nt let me to enjoy all the possibilities that this city offers. I started an “inside life” during the firsts weeks, which i enjoyed, but i needed something else. Because of that and with the arrival of good temperatures, i discovered all the things i was missing out during the frists days.

I can say that the Natural life in Wroclaw make the city a perfect place for everyone that loves to scape from the busy city life by enjoying the natural atmosphere that not all the big cities can show us. So for anyone who wants to come to this incredible city, there is some places that are a “must” to visit here.

One of the most improtant natural places to visit here is Szczytnicki Park. This park is one of the most diverse terrains in terms of nature. Here grow 350 species of trees from Europe, Asia, America and live here many species of animals: foxes, martens, 70 species of birds. More than one hundred hectares stretch between Różyckiego, Paderewskiego, Kopernika and Olszewskiego streets. In 1783, L. Hohenlohe, commander of the garrison of Wroclaw, founded the first park in this place, in the area of ​​the old village Szczytniki.

Secondly we can find another park in the neighborhood of Krzyki: Poludniowy Park. Natural life in Wroclaw this is it! In 1877, a wealthy merchant and philanthropist Julius Schöttlander donated 25 hectares to the city in an elegant district of Wroclaw.

A few years were enough to create a beautiful landscaped park, with a large pond and meadows. The Poudniowy Park is one of the favorite places of leisure of the Krzyki neighborhood, in which the inhabitants enjoy the walking paths. In the wide fields there are playgrounds, obstacle courses for children and suitable places to play petanque or badminton.

Apart of those two, there is another natural life in Wroclaw which i’d say is one of the most extravagant place of this city.

The Japanese garden is one of the most popular places for walks. In addition to hundreds of species of plants, trees, shrubs and original flowers, in the park there are also interesting Japanese elements such as the entrance door, the pavilion One of the attractive elements is a huge pond with carp and other species of fish. In the garden, presentations of the tea ceremony, concerts, outdoor events are often organized.

Apart from these, there are more natural places to visit that make Wroclaw a city where you can choose the way you can enjoy it, however, these three parks are the ones i like the most or the ones i found more interesting. As a final conclusion, Wroclaw offers an infinity of natural stuff that everyone should visit during their stay in the city.

3 polish films for expats

These 9 months living in Wroclaw as a Erasmus student have been the perfect opportunity to become closer to polish cinema. Today, I would like to recomend you 3 polish films for expats. These 3 films are: “The double life of Veronique”, “In the name of” and “Edi”. I would like to talk about them deeply, instead of just explaining what the plot is about.

Firstly, we are going to talk about “The double life of Veronique”, a Krzysztof Kieślowski film released in 1991.

“The double life of Veronique” is structured in two parts: the one corresponding to the character of Weronika, which covers the first third of the film, more or less and the one that concerns Véronique, which covers the rest.

Weronika is a girl who lives in Poland, who has a short career as a singer and more than that, she suffers from a serious heart disease. Véronique, her twin, lives in France. The parallel between the lifes of one and the other, beyond the name and the face, are very obvious. Both are dedicated to music (Weronika as a lyrics singer and Véronique as a teacher in a conservatory). Moreover, they have the same scar, their mothers are dead, they share the same disease and they do not know of the existence of the other one. Both, in spite of the millions of kilometers that separate them, are capable of feeling that they are not alone. Their existences seem to be, in some way, interconnected. “I feel like I’m not alone”, Weronika tells to her father after waking from a dream. Later, Véronique makes a confession to her lover: “Throughout my life I had the impression of being here and far away.” It is clear that both feel each other. It could be said that they are two bodies that live the same soul.

The existence of a double stranger is a very common topic in Universal Literature and serves as a premise to the Polish filmmaker to give life to this suggestive, mysterious and poetic story full of explicit scenes.

The strength of the film resides precisely in the bond between these two women who resemble each other, feel the emotions of the other one and, even if they have never met. The film is placed between the awakening and the dreams. The silence, the emotions, the memories that seemed to have vanished, but also the permanent bewilderment fed the connection between Weronika and Véronique.

The film reaches its maximum splendor with the history of the puppets. We can consider this scene a metaphor for the bond that unites the twins. But this is not the only relationship we can establish. The fact that a twin is Polish and the other French seems to point to the relationship between Poland and the rest of Europe at that time.

In what concerns the audiovisual quality, we can say that “The double life of Veronique” is a film with a careful, original and sensitive visual aspect. The scenes have a certain warm tone, almost touching the sepia shade, which contributes to the beauty of the feelings.

As a conclusion, we can say that “The double life of Veronique” will make you fantasize about the possibility of having a doppleganger in another part of the world, capable of trapping you in a story full of mixed feelings.

In order to continue with this list of 3 polish films for expats I would like to talk about “In the name of…”. It was directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and released in 2014. It shows the life of a closeted middle-aged gay priest (Adam) who lives in a rural town. He tries to straighten young delinquents and reinsert them into society. At all times he hides his sexual orientation. Despite being aware of his attraction to men, Adam decided to become an active part of the Catholic community to escape from his sexuality. When he met Lukasz, one of the young guys he tries to help, that “bandage of sexuality” that he has over his eyes became more difficult to wear.

I think it’s one of the movies we’ve seen in class that has generated more controversy. This is due to the relationship established between the church (and Catholicism in general) and homosexuality. For centuries the church has been labeled homophobic and the truth is that sometimes it deserves that label. I am heterosexual, Christian, Catholic and a practitioner but I think there should be a renewal of Catholicism. Jesus said “Love one another as I have loved you”, at no time specified the gender of that ”another”. In Spain, unlike Poland, marriage between persons of the same sex is permitted but judicially, not ecclesiastically. I believe that this should change and that homosexual marriage should be approved by the Church. In spite of everything, today we can see small flashes of light of that renewal. The current pope has repeatedly mentioned phrases such as: “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and is willing to do so, who am I to judge?” or “People should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and that we are destined to receive his infinite love.” The church has been involved on several occasions in scandals related to pedophilia and child abuse. Obviously they are isolated cases and measures have always been taken but it is ironic how these “servants of God” judge homosexuals and the LGTBIQ + community in general at the same time that they commit those crimes.

Going back to the movie, the boys try to show their masculinity continuously. They address each other with “insults” such as “you are a pussy.” They intend to continue the role of man that the current society imposes seeking authority and respect. We can find not only a gesture of “supposed masculinity” but also an apology to sexism. With these comments it seems that women are inferior to men.

There is one scene that has caught my attention: Adam masturbating in the bathtub. The director wants to show us how a priest can sin of thought and deed. If we analyze the scene more deeply we can consider water as a symbol. Water is often related to purity and it seems that Adam purifies himself of his sins instantly. But this is not the only scene in which Adam sins, there is also an explicit sex scene between Adam and Lukazs where you can see two people loving each other, beyond the genre, religion or any other social conception.

The end of the movie was quite surprising to me. Lukasz decided to join the school of priests, but it does not seem that he did so because he had received the call of God, actually he did not want to be separeted from his true love: Adam. Despite being an impossible love they will fight for their union in hiding.

As a final contribution, I consider it a very necessary film for the Polish society, given the existing conception of homosexuals in this country. The film may have helped the LGTBIQ + community to normalize their situation. I hope that within a few years this community can be treated with absolute respect.

The last polish film I am going to talk about is “Edi”, directed by the Polish Piotr Trzaskalski and carried out by Henryk Golebiewski. This film tells the story of two homeless who sell metal scraps in order to earn some cash. Thanks to that money they will buy alcohol to avoid the problems they have around. Shortly later Edi will be immersed in a series of problems after accepting the proposition of some gansters, which will turn him into an adoptive father.

In this first part of the film you can see the vice that Edi and his homeless mate had with alcohol. This is a social problem that can be seen day after day in any society in the world. Thanks to it they reach an utopian state that distances them from the real problems they had, with which they count, making them catch an easy path of life where the complications seem to be minimal.

On the other hand, in this film it is possible to observe values of great importance as the support. Edi, having no material values such as a house, vehicle or even money, focuses its social capital on relationships with others. At all times he shows a strong empathic position as he always offers everything for others without expecting anything in return. Thanks to these acts he feels alive and with vitality to go forward. With this fact I have been able to learn that material goods are not the ones that give vitality to life but social relationships and experiences with others are those which make you feel alive and full of energy.

Likewise the film shows the real life as it is because it does not look for perfect and happy endings. It is important to add that it does not focus on a single genre but it mixes romance, drama, certain moments of suspense and even terror. Life itself is that, the combination of different types of moments, that make us grow as humans.

One of the concepts that I liked the most about the film was the famous “Carpe Diem” lifestyle. Edi is a person who focuses on his day by day, making every day special. As the protagonist says every day can be Christmas since you are the one who chooses how to feel, live and even manage that day.

Finally, I would like to emphasize that in today’s society the idea that men are more violent than women is really ingrained. However the film breaks with this gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability in Poland topic since as it shown all men do not comply with that idea. It is the case of the protagonist who in spite of being in adverse situations he does not resort to violence. In my opinion I think the term masculine is not well defined because there are no concrete roles for the male or female gender, but everyone is capable of doing everything. In the case of Edi, despite the fact that he is a man, he is able to raise and to get by a baby. This role is associated with women so the film again breaks with stereotypes marked by society.

I hope you liked these 3 recommendations of polish films for expats. If you watch them let me know by social media @SergioSMacias.

Thank you for your attention!

Sergio.

Social fridges in Wroclaw

social fridge

Food waste in Poland

According to statistics, about 9 million tons of food are wasted annually in Poland. The consumers themselves throw an average of 2 tons, which gives about 50 kilograms per person; 20-30% of food products purchased is thrown to the rubbish bin. There is a cause of this behaviour – improper consumer habits, when it comes to shopping and planning, carrying food, storing it and sharing – social fridges.

What can you do with this?

The question is what we, as conscious consumers, can do on our own to help improve the situation:

  • we can plan our shopping by creating list in advance,
  • choose products without packaging,
  • we could put bought products to eco bag,
  • we should remember to store them properly as they won’t go off,
  • also use the leftovers for compost or recycle them properly

Social fridges = no food waste

There is another complete approach, solution called foodsharing. This idea was born in Germany in 2012. It went to different European countries also to Wrocław. The initiative of the group “TakePom.pl” spread concept of social fridge.  Members of this group want to distribute ready-to-use social refrigerators to people interested in spreading the idea of ​​foodsharing in Wroclaw.

How to become part of this movement?

To become part of this very useful and needed trend you should fill in certain requirements to use the social fridges properly. There is also a big concern how you, as a part of this action, define food that could be shared. Social fridges are not a place for leftovers, something that you want to get rid of. The food should not be wasted but as it is shared with others, should have certain level of quality. You ca also set up social fridge in your area using tips from this page.

Locations:

  • Olszewskiego 25.
  • Nadodrze (in the yard at Rydygiera 25),
  • Powstańców Śląskich,
  • Robotnicza 1A,
  • at the church. Teresa from Baby Jesus in Osobowice.

Hotel Spa in Wroclaw

Hotel Spa in Wroclaw

I recommend taking advantage of the Wroclaw Hotel Spa in Wroclaw give you a lot of fun and pleasure

MONOPOL HOTEL

The Hotel Monopol, built in 1892 in the Neo-baroque style, is the first hotel worthy of attention with an interesting spa offer. This 5-star hotel is located at Modrzewska Street in Wroclaw. It delights with many issues in terms of its appearance.  Modernly arranged rooms will make you feel special. The price of a hotel for a room for two is from PLN 450 per night. Hotel Spa in Wroclaw – this is the best pleace. For entering the wellness area, you have to pay PLN 80 for an adult, and PLN 50 for a child – the prices cover your entire stay. It includes a swimming pool with jacuzzi, a gym with modern equipment for various types of exercise, a dry sauna, a steam bath, as well as a salt and iodine grotto. The price of stay in the wellness area also includes a towel and drinking water.

The hotel also has an interesting spa offer.

A remarkable treatment at the hotel’s spa is a “vitamin glow” – anti-ageing facial treatment with vitamin C – it will make your skin nourished and brightened. The price of such treatment is 280 PLN for 75 minutes. Noteworthy surgery for the body is the “Asian Cruise” treatment – a cleansing treatment for the body with a mixture of three types of teas and algae, it also has relaxing and calming effect. The price of such treatment is 400 PLN/120min.

It is also worth taking advantage of the classical massage, which will allow you to relax, stimulate blood circulation and significantly improve well-being. Massage price 30 min/PLN 150. If we are talking about hotel Spa in Wroclaw – you find right pleace here.

The hotel also has an offer of hand and nail stylization.

PLATINUM PALACE HOTEL

The second hotel that has a distinctive spa offer is the Platinum Palace Hotel. A 5-star hotel located next to the beautiful South Park, just a quarter of an hour from the centre of Wroclaw. The hotel building is a restored residence of the Schoeller family, finished in a modern style.

Prices per night as per this hotel standard are not too high, and they start form PLN 319 per night. The 2+2 offer was created specially for holidays, that is for two adults and two children, and the prices are from PLN 379 per night. The hotel price also includes free use of sauna, jacuzzi or gyms. The advantage of staying in the hotel is also the possibility of late check-out.

Spa & Wellness

Platinum Palace has an excellent Spa&Wellness offer for you that will allow you to take care of both health and spirit. The offer of the Spa&Wellness hotel zone includes treatment packages as well as individual treatments and massages. A noteworthy package is “Classically for two” [“Klasycznie we dwoje”] – a massage with hot oils for two by candlelight, a jacuzzi bath with a glass of wine and sweets for two. The price for 120 minutes is PLN 330.

I recommend you single treatments, such as: Explosion of youth [Eksplozja młodości] – a lifting treatment, the price of which is PLN 230 per one hour, Male Relax [Męski Relaks] – a beauty and nourishing treatment, the price of which is PLN 230 for 60 minutes.

You can try a spine massage for PLN 150/30 minutes.

SOFIA HOTEL

The third spa hotel in Wroclaw worth a visit is the three-star Sofia hotel located near the railway station in Wroclaw. The convenient location will make sightseeing of  Wroclaw easy and pleasant.  For a night in a room for two people we will pay about PLN 332. Classically arranged rooms in this hotel will make your stay pleasant and friendly.

The hotel also has an interesting wellness & spa zone at very favourable prices. For a classic massage you have to pay only 90 PLN for 60 minutes. A package of “Relax” treatments is also worth your attention; it includes a body relaxation massage, peeling and reflexotherapy. The price of such a series of treatments is PLN 290. Try also a series of treatments “Sea breeze” – with a mask of algae and salt peeling for only PLN 220. The spa offer also includes regenerative treatments for feet and hands for only PLN 50, which is a great bargain.

Therefore, when coming to Wroclaw do benefit from the offer of Wroclaw hotels offering a spa & wellness zone, so that your stay can be not only comfortable, but will also have a positive impact on your body and spirit.