Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw – the administrative capital of the Lower Silesian Region, has sat on the banks of the River Oder for more than a thousand  of years. This beautiful and interesting city in 2016 became The European Capital of Culture.

Wroclaw was designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. It organized a lot of cultural events. Wroclaw has magnificent manor houses and university. A lot of them received the Nobel Prize.

Best place for tourists

The Old Town is the focal point of city life. The Centennial Hall was constructed out of reinforced concrete and it is a groundbreaking masterpiece in the history of world architecture.

An amazing attraction is the Raclawice Panorama. It is monumental cycloramic painting showing the 1794 battle between Poles and Russians.

Amazing place for everyone

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016 created open and friendly spaces with culture and art for everyone. The city proved that civilization can’t develop without culture.

2016 was the year of the culture – it was telling the story about past, present and future.

What Wroclaw the European Capital of City 2016 accomplished:

  • Citizens co-created culture and they had benefit from its variety without limits.
  • They had easier access to both cultural and educational programmes.
  • The city developed with culture and through culture.
  • Wroclaw organizations and partners from around Poland worked closer and developed cooperation in the area of culture.
  • Wroclaw and the region was more recognizable within Poland and across Europe. More and more people started to talk about Wroclaw.
  • Citizens were more aware of the cultural heritage of Lower Silesia, and prouder of it.
  • The number of tourists visiting Wroclaw was double.
  • The private sector was more involved in supporting cultural initiatives.

SOURCE: Wrocław 2016: Europejskiej Stolicy Kultury

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Public transport in Wroclaw – how to travel around the city

Public transport in Wroclaw

 Public transport in Wroclaw is easy- just try!

There are over 60 days of bus lines and several night bus routes in Wroclaw. There are also over 20 tram lines here. When driving a car in Wroclaw, you need to remember that many streets in the centre proper are pedestrian precincts or one-way streets. Licensed taxis need to have a roof top sign with the word “taxi” and the word “Wroclaw” plus the side number on the side doors and the price-list stuck to the window. They need to be quipped with a taximeter and a fiscal cash register.

Public transport

For example tram which is moving everyday on more than 20 of rail way. Buses operative about 50 roads. First buses and trams you can see at 4 o’clock in the morning but the last about the midnight. During the night you can choose one of 15 bus roads which is drive away every single hour from every stop.

How can you buy a ticket?

If you want travel by public transport in Wroclaw you must buy a ticket. One time ticket or long term ticket. For students the best option is choosing semester discounter ticket. Short term ticket you can get in ticket machine which is in every single tram. The cost of it is 3.4 zl/ discounter ticket for half price but you can pay only by the card. If you want bay it by a coins you should go to a small shops which they usually are at the bus stop. For a ticket also you can pay by phone application. If your traveling in Wroclaw will by systematically the best way is to bay urbancard. To get this go on website: http://www.urbancard.pl/en/index.html then fll up an application, pot your photo face and wait about two weeks .
Helpful is the application  JAKDOJADE.


If you like bicycle…

If you like healthy life and you don’t like Public transport in Wroclaw you can drive by public car. Yours urbancard can help you. First 20 minutes on the public bike- you pay nothing. Bike station are available in more than 30 places. I send website where you find more information in English language about public bikes. https://www.wroclaw.pl/en If you like more comfortable life you can moving by the car. By electric car I must pay 0.75 zl pre mint. License driving is requirement. Every one who won’t to use vozilla must login to the system. Renting a cars is very easy. In you application is a map which you can find car and reserve it for 15 minutes. Then you can drive. If you are on your destination place you leave your car in comfortable place for you. Next way to moving in Wroclaw is TAXI. According to the rules of Wroclaw taxi is 6zl per first kilometer . Maximum payment during the day is 3 zl per km.

Public transport Wroclaw Tram

The most popular is:

  • Ryba Taxi 2,50 zł/1km tel. 713067067
  • Taxi Grosz 2,50 zł/1km tel. 796 000 666/728 985 662
  • Wicar Taxi 2,40 zł/1 km tel. 725 71 71 71/ 71 34 20 777
  • Taxi Play 2,40 zł/ 1 km tel.  713 82 82 82

In Wroclaw like in whole world works UBER. For more information check website about UBER.