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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Best places to see Wroclaw from the rooftops.
First two weeks in Wroclaw made me understand one thing: this city is for life. Comfortable happy life. And for work. Not for your career, but for stable work. Everything here is so tiny, so calm. When you go to the main square of Wroclaw, it seems like you got into a fairy tale – all the houses look like they’re made of gingerbread. But have you ever seen Wroclaw from the rooftops? I propose you 3 rooftops to visit, while you’re in Wroclaw.
1. Sky Tower – number 1 for seeing Wroclaw from the rooftops
Sky Tower is the highest building in Poland. It’s 258 m in height, and there’s a viewpoint on the 49th floor. The view is amazing, this place is worth to visit, even if you stay in Wroclaw just for two days.
Location: Powstańców Śląskich street, 95
Ticket: 12-16 zl
Open hours: 8 am to 4 pm
P.S. Don’t worry, they have the fast elevators, so it’ll not take too much time to go up there.
P.S.S. You can have a cup of coffee or tea on the top.
2. Mostek Pokutnic – number 2 in my list, if you want to see Wroclaw from the rooftops.
This place is in the main square of Wroclaw, named Rynek, and I think, it’s a very romantic one. Because you’ll see the city not from the tower, but from the bridge! However, be ready to climb the narrow spiral staircase. And believe me, you’ll not be disappointed.
Ticket: 5 zl
Open hours: 9 am to 5 pm
3. Hotel Monopol – my number 3 in the list, where you can see Wroclaw from the rooftops
This hotel is situated in the heart of the city, next to the main square. I’m not telling about its suits, but about its summer terraces, which are surrounded by the Gothic church, with views on the Opera House and the National Forum of Music. Also there’s a bar, where you can drink your morning coffee or evening cocktail.
Location: Heleny Modrzejewskiej street, 2
Ticket: free entrance, but you need to order something
Open hours: 12 pm to 11 pm
P.S. The only minus of this place – it’s closed during winter times.
- if you have time to visit a few towers, it’s better to do this at different times of the day – you’ll see different Wroclaw!
- think about your clothes. Remember, it can be cold, windy, etc on the top.
- prize yourself with a cup of tea or hot chocolate, when you reach the top.
- if you have any doubts whether it’s worth – leave your doubts! I guarantee, you’ll enjoy each moment.
And you’ll see Wroclaw right in the palm of your hand.