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/

 

 

 

 

 

Great Polish references

Throughout history there have been many people who have made history worldwide to excel in their work and lead an exemplary life.
Many of them are of Polish origin:

 

In Art:   Stanisław Wyspiański

Stanisław Wyspiański (January 15, 1869, Kraków – November 28, 1907, Kraków), was one of the most versatile and outstanding artists of his time, in Europe, as this painter, architect and cabinetmaker, was also a playwright Polish very influential.

 

Born in Krakow, Stanisław Wyspiański was the son of Franciszek Wyspiański and Maria Rogowska (who died of tuberculosis in 1876). His father was a sculptor without reputation, of bourgeois origin, with problems of alcoholism, and it is not known if he promoted the first steps of his son. Of course, Stanisław, when adopted by Joanna Stankiewiczowa and her husband, who had contacts with artists, was able to study painting, literature and history with important figures of Krakow’s life.

 

Sport: Robert Lewandowski

 

Born in Krakow, Stanisław Wyspiański was the son of Franciszek Wyspiański and Maria Rogowska (who died of tuberculosis in 1876). His father was a sculptor without reputation, of bourgeois origin, with problems of alcoholism, and it is not known if he promoted the first steps of his son. Of course, Stanisław, when adopted by Joanna Stankiewiczowa and her husband, who had contacts with artists, was able to study painting, literature and history with important figures of Krakow’s life.

After being the top scorer of the third and second division of Polish football with the Znicz Pruszków, he moved to the First Division Lech Poznań team, where he won the Ekstraklasa 2009-10 and was also the top scorer of the maximum Polish soccer category .

In 2010, he was transferred to the German Borussia Dortmund run by Jürgen Klopp for 4.5 million euros, where he won several titles including two consecutive Bundesliga. Before the start of the 2014-15 season, he signed for what had been a direct rival for Dortmund in recent seasons, Bayern Munich, with which he won the Bundesliga 2014-15 in his first season.

 

Music: Chopin

 

Frédéric Chopin was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, in the voivodeship of Mazovia, 60 kilometers from Warsaw in central Poland, on a small estate owned by Count Skarbek, who was part of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. He received the name of Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin.

He was a Polish composer and virtuous considered one of the most important in history and one of the greatest representatives of musical Romanticism. His perfect technique, his stylistic refinement and his harmonic elaboration have been compared historically, for his lasting influence in the music of later times, with those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms or Franz Liszt.

 

in Religion: Juan Pablo II

John Paul II (in Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), 4 of secular name Karol Józef Wojtyła5 (Wadowice, Poland, May 18, 1920-Vatican City, April 2, 2005), was Pope 264 of the Church Catholic and sovereign of the Vatican City from October 16, 1978 until his death in 2005. He was canonized in 2014, during the pontificate of Francisco.

Having been auxiliary bishop (since 1958) and archbishop of Krakow (since 1962), he became the first Polish pope in history, and in the first non-Italian since 1523. His pontificate of almost 27 years was the third longest in the history of the Catholic Church, after that of St. Peter (it is believed that between 34 and 37 years, although its exact duration is difficult to determine) and that of Pius IX (31 years). John Paul II was hailed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, remembered especially for being one of the main symbols of anti-communism, 8 and for his fight against the expansion of Marxism in places like Latin America, where he fought energetically to the known movement as the theology of liberation, with the help of his right hand and ultimately his successor, Joseph Ratzinger.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Hotel Wroclaw – good accomodation in the city center

Art Hotel Wroclaw - Great localization in the very heart of Wrocław, a few dozen meters from the Market Square

Delicious, family and classy in Wroclaw

Art Hotel Wroclaw is the perfect place for people that want to discover this beautiful city. Great localization:

  • in the very heart of Wrocław,
  • a few dozen meters from the Market Square,
  • next to the beautiful street Kiełbaśnicza
  • and the historic gallery Jatki.
  • Close to city hall, various institutions and business.

Both public opinion and guests give it great recognition. That’s why Art Hotel was given the title of Travelers Choice.

Art Hotel Wroclaw also incloudes the Art Restaurant and Café with unimaginably delicious food. Located just next to the Market Square, in a beautiful, Renaissance tenement from the 16th century, it constantly enraptures guests with butiful insides  and unique menus.

– We believe that the unique visual setting creates the perfect scenery for tasting dishes and desserts served by us, taken mainly from Polish cuisine. We also use the richhness and taste of regional and traditional products, offering culinary memories from Dolnego Śląska – they say about themselves.

A unique interior in Art Hotel Wroclaw

The friendly atmosphere is created by a carefully arranged, subtle in colors interior decor – in the Flemish-style main halls, in the Garden Hall in the style of the Italian courtyard. It is here that you can admire the original stone portal and antique door from 1520, as well as painting on boards from the eighteenth century.

Delicious cuisine 

A unique advantage of the menu in the Art Restaurant are regional products. It is worth knowing that the kitchen belongs to the European Network of Regional Culinary Heritage. I especially recommend the dish from Kłodzko trout, which is certified as ” Dziedzictwo Kulinarne Dolny Śląsk”. Homemade pasta and dumplings “jak u mamy”, in this kitchen are used modern culinary techniques that provide a wealth of natural flavors. In Art Restaurant you can try dishes made in the sous vide technique.


A glass of wine to taste

Selected wines from the wine list can also be ordered by the glass. For regular customers, their favorite wines are ordered, even if they do not appear on the wine list. And if you have your favorite wine, or you got a unique bottle as a gift? Take it with you and enjoy the taste of culinary Art Restaurant specialties. For opening your own wine, you will only be charged 20 PLN per bottle. IT’S NOT EVERYTHING!


Plan time with your family

Art Restauracja i Kawiarnia also includes: Free WiFi, unique sweet pastries from our own confectionery, diet menu, for example gluten-free (after previous order), summer garden, additional children’s menu card, children’s chair, bibs, special cutlery, crayons and coloring books.

Ideas for unique DIY presents in Wroclaw

DIY presents in Wroclaw

Some smart tips and locations for DIY presents in Wroclaw.

When it comes to ideas for unique DIY presents in Wroclaw for your closest ones, it is always hard to quickly find a solution. You probably had heard when you were a child that the best gift is made by your own. OK, but how to create the present which won’t look creepy and keep your soul inside and dedicated efforts at the same time?

Hopefully this tiny review might help to manage this.

MaluMika

At MaluMika you could paint your own ceramic masterpiece. There is a wide range of different ceramic plates, cups, mugs, figures etc. you are able to chose from and paint it as you wish. You could write some words and dates on them if needed. Brushes, paints, stencils and a lot of advice about the techniques are provided. Sometimes they have pottery workshops, so it is possible to create your DIY present literally from scratch. Then paint it and pick up after the ceramic is burned in the oven (usually, in 2-3- days).

Zielona Wrona

Nowadays, it is trendy to be eco, green and closer to nature. At Zielona Wrona you could combine this trend with creation of unique DIY present. You could visit one of their creative workshop and learn how to create the biosphere in the jar. Isn’t it special to give a piece of the forest? Moreover, you would know how to balance your biosphere that way it won’t require any treatment from you or the person owning the gift. Just enjoy your self-sustaining peace of a nature.

Paper Concept

If you are a really craft-person the best shop you could imagine for these purposes is definitely Paper Concept. There are different kinds of paper, carton, envelopes and ribbons. Moreover, you could also find a ready-to-use craft kits and a lot of things you have never known exist. So only your fantasy and imagination are the limit for your DIY presents.

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 best cultural places in Wroclaw

3 best cultural places in wroclaw

Make sure you find something to see and hear here. So if you are a music and art lover and plan to come to Wroclaw, book tickets in advance and visit this fantastic places! This is my list of 3 best cultural places in Wroclaw.

Location is great – easy walk from historic centre and pedestrianised so strolling up to it is fine.

National Music Forum. First in 3 best cultural places in Wroclaw

NMF is one one of the most modern  concert halls in Europe.  It has six floors and three underground levels.

There are a recording studio, conference rooms, a library, rehearsal rooms, cafes and bookstores. The building is distinguished by thin horizontal lines of glass windows. In 4 concert halls can accommodate more than 2500 people.

NMF held 9 international festivals: Musica Polonica Nova,  Jazztopad, Wratislavia Cantans etc.

plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

http://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/

 

Wroclaw Opera.  Second in 3 best cultural places in Wroclaw

Nowdays the Wroclaw Opera House is considered one of the best in Poland. Every year it becomes a venue for the Polish Opera Festival.

Going to the opera is a highlight in Poland so you can see it in the dresses and the suits of the visitors.

Świdnicka 35, 50-066 Wrocław

http://www.opera.wroclaw.pl/1/

National Museum.  Third in 3 best cultural places in Wroclaw

The National Museum in Wroclaw is one of the largest museums in Wrocław. The museum is not far from the city centre, and can be easily reached on foot. By the way, when you book your entrance to the Panorama, the same ticket entitles you to visit a couple of other museums, one of which is this one.

The permanent exposition is located on several floors and divided into various historical epochs. First is the “Silesian Art of the 12th to the 16th Century” showing the most valuable works of Gothic art.

Second part is “Silesian art from the 16th to the 19th century”: sculpture, painting from the Renaissance to romanticism. Third is “Polish Art of the 17th-19th Centuries”:  portraits, a collection of glass and porcelain. And, finally, “Polish contemporary art from the beginning of the 20th century”, so can see the works of Tadeusz Makovsky, Stanislav Vitkevich, Vladislav Strzeminsky, Jozef Shine and many others.

national_museum_wroclaw

plac Powstańców Warszawy 5, 50-153 Wrocław

http://www.en.mnwr.art.pl/

How to find murals in Wroclaw

How to find all the murals in Wroclaw

How to find murals In Wroclaw

Wroclaw is the one of the best cities in the world If you want to see street art. Beside the colorful buildings, you can see very colorful murals or even you can paint one in Wroclaw. In this post you’ll learn How to find the murals in Wroclaw.

How to find all the murals in Wroclaw
Some Art in Wroclaw

But before searching all the murals you will need a few items:

1-) Bicycle

If you don’t like the walking like me, you can always use bicycle in Wroclaw. You can use  this  website to register and rent a bicycle. You must put 10 zloty as a deposit. Then you can rent a bicycle from nearest bicycle station and put it back after your adventure.

 

2-) Transportation Ticket

If you like walking and want to explore every corner of Wroclaw, you have to buy public transportation ticket for tram and bus. Tickets can be bought from stations or inside of the bus and tram.  And you’ll get discount If you are a student.

 

3-) Mural Map

If you wonder: How to find the murals in Wroclaw – this is the shorest way… And finally, the last but most important item is the Mural Map. You’ll need this map for your mural hunting game. You can click here and find all the murals in Wroclaw. Then you can enjoy your feast for eyes with these street arts.