Parks in Wroclaw

Parks in Wroclaw

Botanic Garden 

The Botanic Garden is one of the most beautiful place in Wroclaw. Created in 1811, it’s layout evoled a lot. Today, it contains around 12 000 plants on his 5 ha. They come from a lot of different countries. You can walk and sit next to the lake and admire the colors of the flowers. There are some greenhouses with cactus from Africa and south America and ivy from europ. The name of each plant is written next to them on a sign.

Website : http://www.ogrodbotaniczny.wroclaw.pl/index.html

Localisation : Sienkiewicza 23, 50-335 Wrocław, Pologne

Opening time : Open from 1st of April to the 1st of october

April’s and september’s hours 9 am to 6 pm

From may to agust 9 am to 7 pm

October’s hours 9 am to 5 pm

 Price :  normal ticket 15 Zloty

reduced ticket 10 zloty

 

Japanese Garden

Parks in Wroclaw

The Japanese Garden is smaller but it’s also a nice park. The garden was founded in 1913 in Szczytnicki Park. It was renovated and reopened in 1999 after the intervention of Nagoya gardeners.

You will find around 300 species of plants and espacially discovert Asian and Japanese plantes like : ginkgo biloba, Japanese Styrax, Japanese iris.

Localisation : Adama Mickiewicza 1, 51-618 Wrocław

Opening time : During the summer season

From 9am to 7pm

 Price :  normal ticket 4 Zloty

reduced ticket 2 zloty

 

Szczytnicki park

Parks in Wroclaw

The Szczytnicki park is a vast park on the east part of Wroclaw. There are a children’s games and a lot of path that cross large expanses of grass. It’s the perfect place to run, do a picnip or juste walk and chill.

Localisation : 52-443 Wrocław

Opening time : Everyday – 24h/24 

Price :  Free

Park Staromiejski

This is the park of the Wroclaw comedy theater. Inside there is a classic carousel of French style, stylized in the nineteenth century. It is open from April to October. You can use it from 11.00 to 18.00. Price about 3 minutes ride is 2 zloty.

Localisation : Teatralna, 52-443 Wrocław

Opening time : Everyday – 24h/24

Price :  Free

 

Best things to visit in Wroclaw

Best things to visit in Wroclaw

BEST THINGS TO VISIT IN WROCLAW

If you want to arrange a trip and you’re thinking about Poland you really have to put on your travel list one of the most beautiful cities of this central European country. Which one? Of course, Wroclaw. Wroclaw, is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship and what is interesting about this place? It’s important history but also it’s charming beauty. So this is a helpful guide to find some best things to visit in Wroclaw.

Market square

The main Market square was founded in the 13th century and it has been one of the most beautiful in all Europe.It was almost totally destroyed in 1945. But today the townhouses and the restaurants with the vivid colors are more than magical,just like a fairytale.

Town Hall 

Wroclaw’s Town Hall stands in the middle of the main square from the beginning of 13th century.It’s impressive gothic architecture will make you feel the medieval vibe.Interesting to admire this stunning building both under the sunlight and moonlight.There  is also the opportunity to enter the exhibitions of the Town Hall. If you want to see best things to visit in Wroclaw – town hall this is it!

 

Cathedral island (Ostrow Tumski)

  One of the most romantic and pictureque places in Wroclaw is the Cathedral island.Cathedral of St.John the Baptist is the dominant landmark and also there are 3 more churches,2 monasteries and one palace. You sould not let yourself miss the opportunity to visit the highlight of this Cathedral which is it’s panoramic view from one of it’s towers. It will only cost 7 zloti and from Mondays to Sundays will you have the unique chance to see this beautiful city from above. Also one of the best things to visit in Wroclaw is Tumski Bridge across the Oder river.Just like in other European cities couples have the opportunity to attach padlocks on the bridge and throw the key on the river in order to ensure eternal love.

Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall or Hala Stulecia in polish is one of the sightseeings that consisted in the list of Unesco’s World Heritage in 2006. It’s significance starts from the fact that is one of the greatest architectural monument.It was built in 1913 by Max Berg.Nowadays it is used for cultural or sport events and also for exhibitions and concerts. In this area it is also possesed the Pavillon.Last but not least, you should not forget to stay and admire the amazing shows which takes place especially on weekends on the Multimedia Fountain which is near the Centennial Hall.

 

Botanical Garden

This colorfoul Votanical garden was created in 1811.It’s close to Ostrow Tumski.You can find 11.500 different species of flora.It’s perfect for a walk in the afternoon especially on the spring.Keep in mind that that it’s accesible from March to October every day.

 

Japanese Garden  

Do you want a smll taste of Japan when you’re in Wroclaw?So you have to visit Japanese Garden, which is located in the north part of Centennial Hall. Relaxing walks in the beautiful landscape and near the small pond which includs different species of fish.

 

National Museum

The National Museum has really interesting exhibitions not only inside but also outside.If you visit this museum on the spring you will be charmed by the blooming vines.

 

Dwarfs

  

 

Did you know that Wroclaw it is also called “The city of dwarfs” ? If you make a walk around the city will you find out in every corner small dwarfs in different shapes and sizes.It’s an amusing game trying to find all the hidden dwarfs and you can also find a map with all of them in the tourist information center at central square of Wroclaw.

 

Places to eat in Wrocław

In Wroclaw there are many places you can eat delicious food but it depends with your budget . In the list below we offer you some of the best places that you can eat at .

Pod Papugami

Restaurant, Polish,

Always busy, always full of life, Pod Papugami has developed a reputation with locals and visitors for its creative food and vibrant atmosphere. Located on the Market Square in the heart of Wrocław, it can be on the pricey side.  It is decorated in the style of classic Hollywood and serves up plenty of its own stars on the menu. Using fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients, Head Chef Mariola Monczak cooks up a delicious variety of French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes including roasted wild boar, grilled salmon, duck breast, pasta, salads and even tapas. There is often live music, particularly blues and jazz, to enjoy, which has granted Pod Papugami somewhat of a cult status in Wrocław. They also do all sorts of great cocktails if you want to swing by for a drink or two.

Pod Papugami
More Info

Mon:

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tue – Sat:

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Sun:

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Le Bistrot Parisien

Restaurant, French, $$$

Popular local restaurants don’t have to be Polish. An unashamedly Parisian-style bistro, Le Bistrot Parisien has been a highly popular local choice with Wrocław’s diners for a long while, emulating a restaurant straight from Paris. The bistro has an easy-going atmosphere, with walls lined with period photography of French newspaper clippings, and is a great casual spot to enjoy French food. Le Bistrot Parisien is a definite winner for those in search of effortless style, elegance and unpretentious but expertly cooked meals. Excellent French dishes include steak, snails, beef tartare, mussels, frogs’ legs and frites, as well as a predictably fantastic selection of wines.

Le Bistrot Parisien
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Mon – Sun:

10:00 am – 12:00 am

Crafting and Art supplies Shops Wroclaw

These crafting and art supplies shops are worth visiting by every artist or crafts passionate that comes to Wroclaw.

PAPER CONCEPT

This store is part of a chain. You can find this place in any big city in Poland.  This is also the most popular in Wroclaw, as it’s located in a central area, very easy to reach.

You can find here lots of craft supplies, from brands that are worldwide known and maybe you’ve only heard of on Pinterest. One example is the varnish brand Mod Podge and also Marta Steward products, including the whole acrylic painting series. They also have lots of items for scrapbooking.

You can chose from a large offer of art supplies, including every type of brush that you need, paper blocks for all the drawing styles, calighaphy sets and lots of drawing tools.

The staff is really nice, some of them speak English. The prices are medium, but i would still label them as affordable. They have an website, from you can send the products to the store closest to you.

You can find the store near Switnicka at Krupnicza 6/8, 11-400 Wroclaw

 

 

Paper concept Store in Wroclaw

Storm- one of the cheapest Art supplies shops out there

Storm or Tel-Pen, you can find it under both names. It’s a hidden gem for art lovers and artists. After you find it, it’s worth it.

It’s dedicated for all art supplies that you can think of. They also have international brands like Sakura, Micron, Copic and so on. And all types of painting, with a huge variety of pastels.

Some of the workers speak English. But the best thing about Storm is the prices. It’s very afordable to buy from here. You can have an idea visiting their website.

You find it in Kazimierza Wielkiego 29A, 11-400 Wrocław.

ART SUPPLIES SHOPS IN WROCLAW storm shop, tel pen wroclaw
Pracownia ilustracji ASP Wrocław

 

EMPIK’

Empik it’s a bookstore mainly. But you can find really good craft supplies Wroclaw. Even if they are more school supplies oriented, you can find some of what you need. Scrapbooking is their best strenght, but they tave plenty of crafting supplies like scrissors, stamps, cardboards, quilling papers.

You can find them in almost every mall around Poland, including Wroclaw. You should go for the bigger stores if you want to find a bigger offer of craft supplies.

Coffee Manufacture in Wroclaw

coffee manufacture in Wroclaw

Czarny Deszcz: The #1 coffee manufacture in Wroclaw.

Some days, the only thing you need to get you out of bed is a good coffee. However, we often swap excellent products for something more convenient. In this article, I will talk about the coffee Czarny Deszcz, a local brand which provides quality beverages, for low prices.

What is Czarny Deszcz?

Czarny Deszcz (en. Black Rain) is a Wroclaw coffee project that sells espresso coffee and alternatives. They also offer barista training and specialty accessory distribution. Founded in 2014, this company has its main headquarters on Stanislawa Pilata street. Czarny Deszcz distributes their products in more than 10 locations in town. This brand’s esteemed values are quality, freshness and responsibility.

What products do they offer?

This manufacture provides a wide variety of products. Their single specialty beans, designed for espresso coffees, are roasted and smoked with different unique flavors. The beans are imported from Brazil, as well as Nicaragua and Ethiopia. All the blends can be ordered from the brand’s website or picked up from the following distributors in Wroclaw: Concept Stu Mostów, Cocofli, Natural Bazaar, Cerubinowy Wedrowiec, Piekarnia Kumin.

But what places serve this coffee?

If you’re a student who spends their entire day on the run, you most likely don’t have the time or means to press and brew your own coffee beans. Luckily, you can find these caffeinated beverages in more than 10 different locations in Wrocław, listed bellow:

Cofee Shops & bakeries
  • Vinyl Cafe
  • Kawiarnia Karamel
  • Kawalerka
  • Cocofli
  • FC Cafe
  • NANAN
  • Piekarnia Kumin
  • Cerubinowy Wedrowiec

Restaurants & breweries
  • Baszta
  • Browar Stu Mostow

Therefore, next time you’re on the lookout for a good cup of coffee in Wrocław, maybe you’ll be more inclined to give this local brand a try and let their amazing coffee make your day better.

The Best Tea Gardens in Wroclaw

 

THE BEST TEA GARDENS İN WROCLAW

I want to talk about very nice tea gardens in Wroclaw. When you walking around this beautiful city, you can give a small tea break in these places. In article I would like to talk about two of them.

The first place I would like to mention is “Herbaciarnia Czajownia”, which is my favorite among the others. When you get off at Rynek or świdnicka stop, it is in a fairly central location that you can reach in just five minutes on foot. From the moment you step into this tea garden, orientalist decorations, kinds of music and fruity shisha smell mixed with the aroma of a thousand kinds of tea will fascinate you.

Whether you can sit in the traditional seats on inside. If you are in the city during the spring or summer months, I can recommend you to sit in the evening under dim lighting in the garden. Very nice pictures and kilims hanging on the walls have strengthened the atmosphere of the environment.

 

Czajownia has a strong menu that you can find more than hundred different varieties and different teas from each region.your orders usually come with a teapot and you can drink at least four glasses. You can also drink shisha, anindispensable part of Eastern culture.

 

 

My choice was “Masala”. Masala tea, an Indian drink, means mixed spicy tea. Masala tea is one of the most special blends of Indian cultivars.This tea, which has been widely used in Asian regions in the past, has a slightly different taste and structure than other teas with its preparation and content. I liked it, ıf you like spicy tastes It can be great to drink especially in winter.

The second place I will talk about is “Herbaciarnia Targowa”. It was established in October 2015 at Hala Targowa, which its long opening hours. Tea or coffee in Targowa can be drunk from 8 am a week! Only on Sundays opening hours are a bit later because the door opens only at 11:00. In turn, they close at 22:00.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Wrocław, I will say that the Herbaciarnia Targowa has located a considerable distance from the Railway Station, although still in the center of Wrocław. Nevertheless, if there is no traffic, you will get there quickly. I recommend public transportation because finding a parking space can be difficult. Old wroclaw photos on the wall add a nice atmosphere to the cafe.

This place have a powerful menu including teas and more, which can be ordered. There are both classic and flavored teas.  Coffee lovers will also find something for themselves. In addition to drinks, you can also order something sweet.In Targowa everyone will find something for themselves. In addition to being a tea garden, you can shoping tea and tea accessories on Targowa.

You can give a tea break here when you visit this beautiful city  or if you want to try something different on a weekend, you can visit Czajownia or Herbaciarnia Targowa and enjoy different tastes when have fun with your loved ones.

Bon Appetit!

Second Hand Sundays in Wroclaw

Second Hand Bazaars of Wrocław; Młyn Sułkowice and Świebodzki

In the early Sunday mornings, you can see some unusual crowd with bags and wheelbarrows. If you follow them, you reach the lively alternative places of Wroclaw: second hand bazaars!  In this article I want to introduce two of them. My first visit was in a very cold day on February 2018. I remember that my frozen feet didn’t allow me to having fun. However with warm weather everything has changed. Visiting these bazaars become my favorite activity on Sundays.

First one is located in Młyn Sułkowice.  When you see the old tiled building with flue from the bus’s window, you can understand that it is the right place.  You can follow the crowd to reach the entrance.

In the bazaar, florists and grocers welcome you first. They sell beautiful plants, fresh vegetables, fruits for reasonable prices. After that there are some benches with first hand products, such as clothes, shoes, repairing tools, etc. Then the main second hand sellers started to be seen. If the things are small enough, they use cardboard boxes. Generally kitchen tools, toys, frames, photo albums and vinyls are sold with this way. You should search for the deep parts of the dusty boxes to reach your treasure. Some people bring plastic gloves for this job.  Kitchen tools prices are very cheap. You can barrow nice wine glass for only 1 zloty.  Other than these, there are sellers with pick-ups. They sell everything that can be found in home such as ski set, baby cradle, bicycle, grass mower etc.

While you are spending hours in the bazaar, you may get hungry. Don’t worry! You can buy sweet and salty Polish foods from different sellers. Also there is a small restaurant which sells meat and bear.  If you think that it is too early for meat and bear, there is also mobile coffee pick-up. They sell various coffees. Other than these, you can do shopping for your house. There is a Turkish market that sells local olives, cheese ,tea and Turkish coffee. There is also a place which sells different types of bread. Interestingly, Junk foods are also sold for cheaper prices than markets. Chocolates, cookies and jelly tots will dazzle you. However don’t forget to check the date of expiry.

If you are reading this article, you are probably like “old”. In this bazaar you can find old memories of people. Ownerless photographs, letters, postcards and bills may whisper you something about Wroclaw’s history. Follow them! If you still have the energy, take the bus which is going old railway station.

Let’s look at the second place that I introduce in this article. It is  Świebodzki.  It is located in old railway station. First is first it is much more bigger than Młyn Sułkowice  so you should be patient. It starts from the station and continues through railways. In this bazaar ordinary people are also selling their unnecessary products in the beginning of market. After that first hand seller are seen. They sell generally cheap clothes for both male and female, first hand kitchen tools and shoes. There are also grocery and florist like the other one. Coffee and bear pick-ups and fast food are also in this road.   After you walk for 25 minutes non-stop you can reach second hand part of the bazaar. Don’t expect the order like the previous one. People generally put staff over sheets; there is not box system here. So you can feel more like in the treasure hunt.  You should check more carefully to find interesting objects. Doing a bargain can also save some money.  If you compare with the previous one, second bazaar has more books, magazines and photograph and less kitchen tools, foods, bicycles.

To conclude, these alternative places make your day with unexpected objects. If you are student it is also advisable to take your kitchen tools for very cheap prices. Other than this recycling helps both your pocket and environment.  Reaching the bazar at 8-9 am is advisable because of the weather and closing time. In summer time you should pay attention to sun lights. Huts and sun care creams are your friends. Also sellers prefer to leave there in afternoon.

Movie Gate in Wroclaw

Movie Gate in Wroclaw

Movie Gate in Wroclaw

 

The Movie Gate is unique place, where you can touch original costumes or stage props from different movies. Designed by two, young people lived in Wroclaw, based in underground on the Plac Solny. Like movie-lovers says, that magic gate includes everything that you should see, even when you just only once watched classical movies like James Bond, Star Wars or Gladiator. Only here, in Lower Silesia you can find costumes of most popular actors and iconic things, like car Aston Martin, well known as James Bond’s vehicle.

 

www.moviegate.pl

 

 

 

In the heart of the city

Every part of this area is historical shelter, build before Second World War. When you walk through the object, you can feel like a soldier. There are original radio stations used by polish army to connect with other people. People who renewed this place, cleaned it from water and rubbish. Now, because of them historical place survived and can live again.

 

Costumes and more

 

What makes this place unique? Usually, when you go to the traditional museum you can only admire historical items and take tchem pictures. In Movie Gate, if you want to back home with Russel Crowe’s costume udes in Gladiator movie, that’s not a problem. Lots of things here you can buy. They cost about 20 000 polish zloty, but looking at the Gladiator in your room every morning is said to be invaluable. In this place also women can find beautiful costumes – like dress from Cassino Royale or jewellery previously worn by for example Hally Berry. There’s a lot of props well known for Star Wars fantics. Unfortunatelly, real size Darth Vader statue was sold… But still you can find there director’s sketches with the most popular scenes in that movie. Also, there are pieces of Death Star, one of them measure about 48 cm x 43 cm x 9 cm. Of course, they are for sale, but cost of one of tchem is… 50 000 zloty. But still it’s ready to admire in Movie Gate 🙂

 

 

 

Price list & hours

Price for adult is 19 polish zloty. Children and students pays only 15 zl. You can bring your friends too, than everyone from this gruop pays also 15 zl. Movie Gate is open from Monday till Sunday. The tour starts at 10 am and ends at 6 pm by week, on weekends ends at 8 pm.

Wroclaw Locomotion Go Green

Go Green

Have you ever wondered why Go Green?  Everyplace you go peers are talking about going green and how does it impact our beloved planet. Varying from plastic bags to heavy industrial products, society is trying to find a way to upgrade with new and potent ways to go green. Meanwhile, there are a number of impactful ways in which to go green.
There are plenty of reasons to actually do that. However, most of the time going green is mainly a personal preference that is taken over by individuals in hopes to contribute towards the superior betterment of our plant. Go green makes this place a much better place to live for us and most importantly for future generations.

The big “Why”?

Several reasons were considered by the local rulers to introduce green ideas withing city premises. First, green uses much less energy every single year. These energy savings are significant, because they add up.  As Chinese say: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
By using eco-friendly vehicle you could decrease the amount of hazardous pollutants that get into the air. As a result, it makes both the outdoors and indoors have much leaner and healthier air for us to breath. Eventually, better air equals better health, equals less pharmacy bills.
Another important reason, which is really important is that Wroclaw is trying to reduce carbon emission with Go Green attitude. Carbon footprint is a trendy phrase and it is crucial to keep in in check.

Wroclaw Goes Green

bike, Go Green

Wrocław fell down to the eco trend Go Green back in 2011, when Wroclaw’s City Bike started to operate in Wroclaw. Is started on the 8th of June 2011 with whooping amount of 760 bikes for rent operating within 76 stations. The basic idea is to register and pay a small fee to rent a bike. For 20 minutes it’s free of charge. You can give the bike back to every other station. It is really popular because it is a huge convenience, especially when the weather is good. Humongous amount of student use it regularly.

Go Green, car

Following chronological order in November 2017 Vozilla has started operating in Wroclaw.  There are 200 electrical cars available. Nissan Leaf is small and well suited to travel around Wroclaw. They have special parking spaces spread across whole Wroclaw. Another huge advantage is also the ability to travel on the bus lane. However, the price may be to steep for many, especially during the rush hours, 1 PLN for 1 minute spent driving.

blinkee.city, Go Green

The most recent endeavor  first in Poland – blinkee.city electrical scooters rent company – has opened a branch in Wroclaw. Since 27th march 2018 you can lent one of the 75 brand new, modern scooters that can accommodate up to two people. Again, the price might be again not affordable 0,69PLN for a minute.

Beer in Wroclaw

Beer in Wroclaw

According to the results of the research, it follows that in the eyes of both women and men, the image of beer is positive (86%), while the authors of positive characteristics are most often men (88%) than women (82%). Respondents of the two sexes, describing beer, raise a number of terms that carry a positive emotional charge – in their opinion, beer is primarily “friendliness” (62%), “fun” (53%), and “approaches any situation “(50%),

But for the people which look for the real quality, here are…

Top 5 Best Pubs in Wroclaw

1. Coctail Bar Max & Dom Whisky

Definitely one of the best institution in Wroclaw for whiskey lovers, and not only! Well-equipped Cigar Room impresses with the lack of smell of cigar smoke that is very important if you are a non-smoker in the company!

2. Cocktail Bar by Incognito

A non-trivial place in the center of the city where people like to make cocktails. Beautiful feed. There are several branded cocktails according to their own recipes.

3. AleBrowar

Good craft beers and excellent service also in English, and before ordering that you can try a beer. In addition, the interior is simple, but the point is really different beer. Looks pretty good, anyway.

4. Nietota

This place has this ethno / tribe atmosphere with its wall drawings and live music. Excellent gin tonic served with pepper

5. Lamus Pub

A wonderful place to have a good beer. first of all – about eight varieties of beer. It is very inexpensive. It is better to arrive early – closer to the evening there is not pushed, the place is extremely popular with the local residents. Good location near the main train station.