Today it seems that everyone is running in Poland. Thus, the growth of popularity of marathon races among the population of different countries over the past six years has increased by 300%. If a couple of years ago the main sports trend was yoga, now this place, no doubt, took running. This summer, marathon running in Wroclaw will be much more popular than parties in nightclubs and other fashion events. So what is marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend or a momentary tribute to fashion today?
Ffirst, let’s look upon the pros and cons of the marathon running.
Training to run a marathon is a great tool to keep you motivated to exercise.
Con: risk for health
The training requirements can lead to muscle, bone and joint pain.
Pro: sense of accomplishment
Being able to say that you ran 42 kilometres is something you can be proud of.
Training to run a marathon is a lengthy time commitment.
Pro: low cost activity
You only need a quality pair of athletic shoes for marathon.
Con: potential to get expensive
GPS watches, compression sleeves, running hats, sports sunglasses, and special foods and drinks, all have the potential to make marathon running more expensive.
So, you’ve considered all the pros and cons and are ready for the challenge, the next information you must know is where to train for a marathon running in Wroclaw. Well, I’ll give you a tip, and make the list of the running routes:
Skowroni Park – 1,9 km
Tysiąclecia Park – 4 km
Grabiszyński Park – 5,3 km
Zachodni Park – 7,5 km
Pasterska alley – 2 km
East Park (Park Wschodni) – 2.9 km
Park Południowy – 2 km.
Park Kleciński – 1.9 km
Finally, the most inportant information – marathon running in Wroclaw:
- Wrocław Night Half-Marathon 16 June 2018, 10 pm; Olympic Stadium Complex
- Wrocław Marathon 9 September 2018, 9 am; Olympic Stadium Complex
- Survival Race Wrocław, from 1-2 September 2018, Morskie Oko bathing beach
Now you are ready, but to run or not to run, that’s the question…
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you stay in Wroclaw for more than few days, you have to see Slodowa Island.
It is located in the center of Wroclaw. Slodowa Island is not associated with any major historical event. From the fifteenth century there were malt houses (“malt” in polish means “słód” – this is why this island is called, obviously, “Malt Island”), but now there are not even their remains. You can ask: So why should I go there?
The answer is: Slodowa Island is a cult meeting place (mainly for students) in Wroclaw.
From October to mid-March the island is calm and is mainly used for walking, running or cycling – if you don’t believe me, there are some pictures :).
However, since March it is full of young people laughing, playing the guitar, singing and playing games. Every year, March 21 (first day of spring, but also: truant day), young people gather on Slodowa Island to inaugurate the new season of evening meetings in this place.
From this day until the first cold nights, the island is full of laughter, singing, beer (important information below!) and games every evening.
People on Slodowa Island play mainly:
- football tricks
- flanks (oh, you HAVE to try flanks 😉 ).
Słodowa Island is also a place where many concerts take place.
The biggest music event organized here is “Majówka” (1-3 May), during which there are the biggest stars of Polish rock. A few times there was also beaten “Guinness Guitar Record” in the number of people playing the same song on the guitar at the same time.
I can write about the island for a long time, but the most important thing is: you should see it with your own eyes and feel the atmosphere there 🙂
Let’s face it: full of people likes to drink some beer on Slodowa Island. IS THIS LEGAL? Well, for several years you can’t drink alcohol in public places in Poland. However, student self-governments negotiate with the city authorities every year that they can exclude the Malt Island from this ban. Remember: you are opening beer at your own risk! 🙂
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
– 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”!
WROCLAVIA – Best Shopping Centers in Wroclaw
Wrocław is a beautiful city where each of use can find something special e.g. Musem, Theatre, Opera and something for shopping queen – City Centres. In the capital of Lower Silesia we can find so many city centres but netxt to train station to be located the best shopping Centers in Wroclaw – Wroclavia. It’s a perfect shopping venue for child and adults. In the best shopping center in Wroclaw You can find also exspensive stores, brand clothes, toys, electric and electronic equipment, something for home and animals. Wroclavia’s shops offer everything what customers needs!
Are You hungry? Wroclavia invite You to 28 restaurants. It’s city center with entertainment at the highest level!
Where is Wroclavia?
Sucha Street 1
9 am to 9 pm
WROCLAVIA in numebrs:
- 156 shops
- 28 restaurants
- 20 screening rooms with IMAX, 4DX and VIP zone
- 71 000 m2 area
What else is there?
- children’s playroom
- bus station
Why should You visit Wroclavia?
I know in Wrocław find You another city centres but Wroclavia located in the heart of Wrocław and everything You find so near:
- 2 minutes walk to bus station
- 1 minutes walk to train station
- 10 minutes walk of the Main Square
- new, and design architecture
GALERIA DOMINIKAŃSKA – Best Shopping Centers in Wroclaw
It’s city center near of the Main Square, located in the central part of Wrocław. The best shopping center in Wroclaw was opened in 2001 and is the oldest cinty center in Wrocław. Customers find that 100 stores, 19 restaurants and 30 000 m2 area.
MAGNOLIA – Best Shopping Centers in Wroclaw
If You looking for the best shopping centres in Wrocalaw necessarily visit Magnolia. Is the biggest shopping center in Lower Silesia. Everyone customer find something for You because Magnolia consist to over 260 stores, restaurants, cafes and is located in 100 m2 area.
IMPORTANT: only now in the best shopping centers in Wroclaw You can find SALE but hurry up! 🙂
Visit Wroclaw’s centres to see how pleasurable shopping can be!
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.
5 Ws: When, where, what, why, Wroclaw. One story.
The story of one gypsy girl, who’s looking for HER place in this world, or 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw.
Let’s start it from the beginning. A year ago I moved. Again. It was spontaneous. As always. I lived in Asia. In a 14-million city named Guangzhou. I’ve been staying there for 4 years, and was planning to stay there for another 4 years or more. But… Well, we all have this “but” from time to time. For me that “but” was the edge. I literally left everything, bought a one-way ticket and said “goodbye” to my 4-year Asian life.
I moved, and moved, and moved. First it was Dubai. An amazing city, full of sand, money and oil. And with the same feeling of loneliness as in China.
Then it was Ukraine. But staying there for a few months, I realised that I DON’T want to live there anymore.
Next, came Poland. So here we stop for a while, because this is where I am at the present. In the city of Wroclaw. And I like it. This is the first of 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw.
What was the second of 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw? I became a student. Again. In the age of 27. With two Master’s degrees. Well, frankly speaking, it wasn’t the plan for my future life, I was spontaneous as always.
For Ukrainians, Poland is a way to stay in EU legally and without preparing too many documents. This is our “bridge” to Western Europe. And to be honest, Europe suits us more than Asia, I believe because of the similar mentality. And this is number three of 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw (or another EU city).
Well, it’s difficult to say. This is the question I ask myself all the time. And I don’t know the answer.
I like to travel. I’m addicted to new emotions. Of course, “travelling” and “moving” are not the same things. So, moving from country to country, from part of the world to another, I’m looking for a place, where I could settle down. The place, where I could feel safety, appeasement and happiness. I think, I could sacrifice many thing to find MY place. One more of 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw, isn’t it?
I was afraid to move here. Like a city citizen is afraid of moving to a village. You can’t imagine how it is to move from a 14-million city to a “city”, that has 600 thousands people. 14 000 000 and 600 000. So well, I was sarcastic a bit calling Wroclaw “city”, for me it sounded like a village.
But Wroclaw swept me off my feet. Totally. I fell in love with this city. I fell in love with its narrow streets, its impromptness, its affability. Wroclaw combines the history and the technologies, the “old” and the “new”. It made me speechless from the very beginning. And these are my 5 reasons to move to Wroclaw.
And maybe one day it’ll become a place, where I’d like to settle down…