The three symbols that I notice in Wrcolaw

The three symbols that I notice in Wrcolaw

 

Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia.  If you want not to forget this city forever, you have to see three symbols which this city shows you in its town. Did ever you heard ‘The train to Heaven’, ‘Passage’ and ‘The dwarf’? They cover each meaning which is contained by its’ sculpture.

The train to Heaven

I heard the meaning of Wroclaw from someone. It is too impressive for me to forget it. That is a “The Gate of  Heaven”. But I couldn’t clarify if its origin of the word means right “the gate of the heaven”. I Just could find the fact that there has been a sculpture called “the train to heaven “ in Wroclaw.

There are many old and historic church in the town in Wroclaw. Tourist may wonder why they build such many churches.  As far as I know, most churches of Europe are just for tourist and there the Catholic Mass is not held anymore. Sometimes even we can see it changed to a Cafeteria.  But It is easy to see that the praise of God is sprayed from the church in Wroclaw. One day, when I came across the train forward the sky, “The Gate of Heaven”  went through my brain. Automatically my brain matched this sculpture with Wroclaw. But I found out that this sculpture is called “The train to Heaven” and it’s meaning is as below.

 

“The concept of the installation refers to the rich tradition of the locomotive industry that grew rapidly in the area of Wroclaw. Artistic styling of the locomotive and its history connects the past(area of the old locomotive factory) to its future.

For sure the “ Train To Heaven” is building the next stop on the artistic city map.

How do you find it?

“Train to Heaven” installation is located on Plac Strzegomski. You can either walk there from the center or jump on the bus, take 2~3 stops and get out of on Plac Strzegomski stop. You will easily spot it as it is placed in the center of the square.” (the source: https://getlostprojectblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/places-to-check-in-wroclaw-poland/)

                                    The passage

 When you walk the streets of Wroclaw you might encounter the mystical looking status of people coming out of the ground. I ever took a picture of my child. I thought this status was a good place to do it. Those days, I didn’t understand what this status means. This monument is placed on the street, where there are many foot passengers. About 40 years ago, the citizens of Wroclaw rose against anticommunism and here now they still stand.

 

“ The bronze monument was installed in December 2005 to coincide with the 24th anniversary of the onset of martial law in Communist Poland. From December 1981 to July 1983, the authoritarian government imposed restrictive laws on everyday citizens to quash the burgeoning anti-Communist political opposition groups. 

Symbolically, martial law drove people underground in fear, and many were arrested in the middle of the night and disappeared. The pedestrians rising out of the sidewalk on the other side of the street is believed to represent the re-emergence of Polish citizens when martial law was lifted in 1983. Notably, the monument is based on a temporary piece by Kalina installed in Warsaw in 1977, so the martial law symbolism would have been added in for the new version. “ (source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/przejscie-passage)

Nowadays, Wroclaw is a university city with a student population of over 130,000, making it one of the most youthful cities in the country. It is likely for us to pass by without noticing it.

 

                               The dwarf in Wroclaw

This status is one of the things that tourist most often find.  They find their interesting to find it when they walk on the path and on the square. Each dwarf has its’ special feature, very variously.

It appears with keyword “Wroclaw” in the searching web engine of Korea. It announces that the dwarf of Wroclaw is famous to Korean tourist.

“ Back in the 80’s, communism was still present in Poland and police were very strict about any sort of secret meeting and manifestation against the ruling regime. Luckily, a group of eccentric individuals began a movement called the Orange Alternative. Eventually, the movement succeeded in planting the seeds of peaceful opposition and now there is a relatively big statue of a dwarf (called Papa Dwarf by the locals) standing in Wroclaw and funded by the modern-day government of Poland.

Yes, this is the first time in human history where a government erects a statue honoring an anarchist group. Say hello to Papa Dwarf! “

(Resource: https://www.journeywonders.com/wroclaw-dwarf-location-guide/)

Say Hello to Papa Dwarf!

 

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.

 

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw – Weekly boarder approved

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

You need atraction? Try this 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

Are you in Wroclaw for a while and you do you want to use your time properly? Weekly boarder recommend you 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw where you can eat like Polish, drink like Polish and have a great time like Polish!

  • Wroclaw’s dwarfs – Let’s go hunting!

The city of Wroclaw is full of dwarfs (Polish: krasnale, krasnoludki). They appeared in the streets in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, today we can find out 165 different gnoms in the city center.  For the hunters are offered special brochures with a map and also you can download a mobile application for your Android or iPhone. As of 2015, there are over 350 dwarfs spread all over the city. That is a huge dwarf colony!

Many of them are just in front of coffee shops, restarants and pubs so you can drink or eat some delicious goodies on your hunting trip.

The Dwarfs Festival takes place in Wroclaw every year in September.

  • Pasibus – Hungry at 3 a.m. or 1 p.m.? No worries, we can handle that!

    You never ate burger like this before! I promise. Fresh, tasty, crunchy home-made and so young fast-food chain that sells tremendous beef burgers in the heart of Wroclaw. Beautiful interiors, nice service and that smell inside. Mmmm. You can approximately choose of the 23 burgers made from beef, chicken or cheese and for the hipsters they offer vegan-burger as well. Surely you should add to the order their home-made Pasifrytki or cheeseballs! For the digital maniacs is offered special mobile application for your Android or iPhone nonetheless you have feel the emotions inside the shop. 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw is also hear because they have 5 restaurants!

P.S. They have special offer called “Burger of the Month”! Check this out!

No words needed. Go, eat, never leave.

Where to find: Świdnicka 11, Wrocław
Opening hours: 11:00 – 03:00

  • Rynek Glówny – Market square you can’t miss out!

Visiting historical city? You always imagine the main square, right? In the hearth of the old town, medieval market square in Wrocław called Rynek Glówny is the right place where to go on one day trip. If you looking for everything, literally everything go for a walk through this. Let’s make short checklist:

– Polish cuisine
– Cheap alcohol
– Clubs
– Churche
– Photo place
– Fast food
– Amazing girls
– Point of interests

You can find out all what you need! Day’n’night!

Summary. If you travel to Poland and you want to see at least meaning what it means “Being Polish” follow my advice and follow the check list.

Where to find: szukaj Rynek!

  • Setka – Eat and drink like Polish!

Love it! If I mentioned Rynek, it is my duty to recommend you Setka. West European lifestyle. Typical local two in one. Bar and restaurant under one roof. Epic! So, I will little bit explain you how it is going inside. Walk through the entrance on the corner of street and order some awesome typical polish meal. Eat it! Excellent. As like always someone from your company says something like: “Hey, get some booze!”. Naprawdę nie jest problem. Truly. This beautiful bar offer long list of Polishness. “Glo glo glo”. And then take something to eat and repeat. And repeat.

So, you have an instructions, go for it. If you wasn’t be in Setka, you wasn’t be in Wroclaw! Remember.

Where to find: Leszczyńskiego 4, 53-110

  • University of Wroclaw – See the rich history of more than three centuries!

From 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw Uniwersytet Wrocławski is the best. That lo-o-o-ong building near the river. In the daily light it’s a majestic block next to the Odra river. In the shine of the moon it’s that most lighting building what you see blurred on your ride with the Uber back home. Kididng. Currently one of the largest university in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship which produced 9 Nobel Prize winners. And that architecture of campus! Amazing. Get a wine a enjoy the view. 

Where to find: plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137

Wroclaw is the gorgeous city with the amazing people. No excuses to miss that.

Come and get some!

And don’t forget look for “krasnale”!