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!

 

Free walking tour – no boring tour guides

 

The idea of Free Walking Tour  has been around for a while, but started to be more popular nowadays. It’s a relatively new way to discover Wroclaw compared to the traditional tour concept.

A Misconception about Free Walking Tours

The word ‘free’ has obvious appeal to budget-conscious travellers but it’s also a word that can ring alarm bells.

Here’s a piece of advice from an experienced tour guide who did many FREE tours: A good FREE walking TOUR is interesting and useful even for locals, because a good FREE walking TOUR guide spends a lot time exploring the city, he knows hidden spots and places to show and speak about, so a tour will be surprising both for visitors and travelers and locals as well.

Plus there is nothing to lose apart from the calories you’ll burn with walking. FREE walking TOURs can`t be boring because their based only on donations!

Free walking tour available in several languages: English, German and Polish. There are also paid tours: CRAFT BEERS OF WROCLAW, FOODS OF WROCLAW – PRIVATE TOUR, CENTENNIAL HALL PRIVATE TOUR, OLD JEWISH CEMETERY PRIVATE TOUR, STREET ART TOUR.

How does Free walking Tour work?

Check our official site, where you can find the schedule of the tours.

For Example,

OLD TOWN WROCLAW

Sep-6th Jan: every day at 10.00 AM & 1 .30 PM
7thJan – Mar: the schedule will be available soon
Cancellations: 24th – 26th December, 1st of January tour at 10.00 am (join us at 1.30 pm)

Duration: about 2,5 hours

ISLANDS & BRIDGES OF WROCŁAW

Oct – 6th Jan: every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 4:30 PM
7th Jan- May: the schedule will be available soon
Cancellations: 31st December tour is cancelled

Duration: about 2 hours

MEETING POINT

It will be guide with yellow umbrella in the Market Square close to Aleksander Fredro’s statue.

ATTENTION!
You don’t need to book a tour in advance –
JUST SHOW UP AND ENJOY.

Roller skating? Yes, it is the “new old” thing in and around Wrocław

”You can’t buy happiness but you can buy roller skates and that’s pretty much the same thing”
(Anonymous)

With more and more fancy skating shoes in sports shops  and new skate parks being built it seems that the roller skating is back in town again. Since there are many parents who used to skate quite well and now want their children to get to know the feeling of pleasure skating can give you, more and more people are learning how to skate professionally. And at this time of the year sun is still spoiling us with opportunities to spend our time outdoors. If you haven’t done it already now is the best season to dust off your roller blades and skating boards.  So, if you’re looking for the best places to roller skate, look no further. Me and my little son have done all of the heavy lifting (you’re welcome) and found the most unique places to go roller skating in and around Wrocław.

1. Bielany Outdoor Skate Park

Located just outside of Wrocław, this outdoor skate park is situated in Bielany, between Fiołkowa and Jasminowa Street. 800 square meters of concrete equipped with two quarter pipes, three bank ramps, a funbox with a grindbox, a funbox with stairs, a simple grindbox and a bench. You can skate away regardless of time of day or night, as the authoruties secured the park with a set of surrouding lamps and the admission is free. Great place for families with children as the park is located in close vicinity of a basketball court, many playgrounds and an outdoor fitness park.

The best place to skate in Wroclaw! Fot. Violetta Lamot-Majewska, Bielany Skate Park, just outside our house

2. Bielawa Outdoor Skate Park

Another outdoor skate park situated only 50 kilometers west from Wrocław. With its 800 square meters it is one of the best skate parks of this type in Poland. It is lit from March through October till 10pm and during summer it hosts the Polish skating championships for non-professionals. It is a wonderful place for families as its located next to a municipal park filled with playgrounds, rope parks and a scenic kayaking route – all available free of charge!

Another great place to skate close to Wroclaw Fot. Violetta Lamot-Majewska, skate park in Bielawa is almost always empty

3. Wrocław, ”Legnicka” Indoor Skate Park

If you love skating, regardless of the weather, Zajezdnia 31 or the so called ”Legnicka” Skate Park is the place for you. It is one of the most modern indoor skate parks in Poland located in Wrocław at Legnicka Street 65. With its 3000 square meters, it has 100 square meters covered in skating equipment such as but not limited to: grindboxes, a bank, a few quarters, funbox with pyramide, a rail, many banks, stairs. The admission ranges from 2 to 4 zlotys, depending on the day of the week. Apart from the dirt cheap tickets and the central location there is one more exceptional thing about this skate park – there is a professional skate trainer who will teach you or your children new tricks during skating classes, available for very little money. But remember: Wearing a helmet is obligatory, so don’t forget to bring one for yourself!

For more info visit the skate park web: https://pik.wroclaw.pl/skatepark-zajezdnia-31-indoor-skate-park-m134-html/

Trip with old tram

old tram

If you like trips around Wroclaw, this is the topic for you.

An interesting offer in Wroclaw are the trips of old trams. This is possible with the organization “Towarzystwo Miłośników Wrocławia” and “Klub Sympatyków Transportu Miejskiego” (Urban Transport Enthusiasts Club).

The city of Wrocław has the oldest system of electric trams in Poland.  Most lines lead from the center to individual districts. The length of the routes is about 190 kilometers.

Special routes are available for tourists. You can choose four different routes for travel: A B C D. By going along the routes you can see many interesting historical and modern places of architecture. For example:
Racławice Panorama  , Centennial Hall , Japanese Garden , Opera , National Forum of Music  and many others.
Route maps are located below in the picture:


The courses are divided into a guided tour or without. Of course, a guided tour is more interesting. While traveling, the guide tells you about the places we see.

Traveling by tram is a great fun for children. That is why it is a very good proposition for whole families. The cost of travel is also not high. We buy tickets directly on the tram:

For example –  prices for route A and B:

Normal Reduced Family
One-way 8,00 zł 4,00 zł 16,00 zł
Return ticket 12,00 zł 6,00 zł 24,00 zł

The central station where we can start the trip is the stop at the opera. This is the place where the puppet theater is located. Here you can wait for the arrival of the tram. During this time, we can admire the city’s architecture.

For those interested in more detailed information about the historic transport in the city of Wroclaw, I refer directly to the website of Urban Transport Enthusiasts Club. On the website you can see exactly all routes. You can see photos of trams you can travel. We can also read about interesting events related to urban tranportation.

I cordially invite you to such an old tram ride because it is worth it:)

Jatki for artists, vegans and animal lovers

Jatki for artists, vegans and animal lovers is an unique and interesting street in Wroclaw.

It was formerly a street lined up with butchers. You can still see the channel where the blood of animals slaughtered for their meat. This is perfect destination for animal lovers who fight for animal rights.

https://visitwroclaw.eu/en/place/jatki-the-shambles-wroclaw

Polish artists have installed the bronze statue of a pig, a goose, a goat and a rabbit in honour of the million animals who died there since the middle ages.

Jatki are situated just a short walk from Rynek . it is worth taking a few moments to visit here.

This is architecturally different to other streets in the city. The first floor juts out over the ground floor. The shops are all craft related. Also several specialising in glass and similar ornaments.

Let,s see the most interestong and well-known places worth to visit in Jatki.

  • BB Gallery, ul. Jatki 3-6

It promotes and sells Polish applied and decorativd art, design as well as sculpture, painting and graphics. Moreover, it cooperate pernamently with over 80 Polish artists. The gallery has completed over 100 exhibitions. It runs artistic workshops in ceramics, glass and stained glass. Beside this,  works mainly with young artists.

  • Artists Club , ul. Jatki 1-2

Nightclub that breathes a real, artistic atmosphere. The initiation of organizational , cultural activities and spiritual care is exercised by Stanislaw Wolski, known to Wroclawers from his vigor and good manners.

  • M Gallery at Sare Jatki 10

Organise exhibitions with focus on painting, sculpture, glass and ceramic arts. Moreover it publishes visual materials such as catalogues, cards, invitations and calendars. Also it runs activities such as interior design workshops.

  • Tkacka Gallery at Jatki 9/13

The exhibitions in this gallery are devoted to the art of fiber. There is also sale of works of art, artistic clothing, souveneirs, weaving and knitting articles. Organised artistic weaving courses and international weaving looms. This is the only gallery of this type in Poland.

  • Wroclaw Gallery, ul. Jatki 11

This gallery presents nd sells works related to Wroclaw. These are: graphics, watercolors, oil paintings, stained glass windows, photographs.

  • Na Jatkach Galleries, ul. Stare Jatki

A group of several galleries located on Old Jatki street. This street is situated between  Odrzanska Street and Kielbasnicza Street.

  • Association of Polish Artists- Painters

This association conducts statutory activities for its members ans widely understood fine arts. First of all it deals with promotion, exhibition. Moreover organisation of open air exhibitions and other artistic events. Finally there are galleries that run independent business and artistic activities.

  • Na Jatkach Shop, ul. Jatki 16

 Artistic shop for the begginers and experienced artists.

  • Na Jatkach Club, ul. Swietej Elzbiety 3 / 4

Nightclub which has been rewarded to be the best club in Wroclaw. This is thanks to the atmosphere, service and decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Clubs in Wroclaw

incognito

If you like Jazz, you can spend time in some cool places in Wroclaw. There is a fantastic atmosphere there with fantastic sounds and an unusual atmosphere.
Below are a few suggestions where every fan of such climates will find something for themselves including live concerts.

 

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

vertigo

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant is the home of music. A place where her fans feel at home. The club – the only one in Wroclaw and the whole region, elegant, cozy and open to everyone – has been prepared with care and attention to every detail. Vertigo Jazz is associated with what is best in Jazz, in art and in life. The concerts and exhibitions organized under the club’s name serve this purpose.

 

Incognito Cocktail Bar

incognito

Speakeasy (hidden in a restaurant) hidden in the Bistro Garage. Premises Offers a private atmosphere and professional bartending and waiter service. A great place to meet in a narrow circle of friends and spend time in a cozy atmosphere.

 

Collosseum Jazz Caffe

collosseum

Collosseum Jazz Caffe in Wroclaw is one of the few (if not the only) place called the Jazz club. Currently, there are two levels in the club, on one there is a balloon room, and on the other there is a concert hall. A great place to relax even during the week, because you can drink hot tea, or coffee and listen to good live music, Jam Session is often organized here. If we do not have the opportunity to bring our equipment, it is already in the club seeded and waiting for someone who will show what he can do.

Music Club LIVERPOOL

liverpool

The place departs from Jazz climates but it is worth recommending. The club is located in the basement of a historic building, so it has its own natural decor and atmosphere, good acoustics and strong sound system. In Wrocław, the club has made a place for people who like strong sounds, but it also does not shy away from calmer events presenting music for connoisseurs, for example evenings with blues-rock, progressive and art-rock music, as well as jazz or funk. Liverpool became known in Poland from the organization of the gathering of fans – there were all-Poland The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2 and Rammstein gold rallies, which attracted crowds of fans from all over Poland.

 

What may you find for kids?

Evening visit at “Afrykarium” what is included?

 

  • Entrance after closing time.
  • A tour with a guide.
  • Refreshment in Coffee Bistro (hot beverages and cakes)
  • Kids under 3 free entrance

 

Afrykarium was built to the newest technologies, never used in Poland before.

Tickets Individual

Normal: 40 PLN

Discounted: 30 PLN

Student: 35 PLN

http://www.zoo.wroclaw.pl/pl/afrykarium.html

Hydropolis exposition what would entertain you here?

  • Magical room with the ships on the ceiling.
  • Creativity wall. p.
  • Summer family workshop.

 

Normal: 27 PLN

Discounted: 18 PLN

Family: 72 PLN

2 adults + max. 2 children 2 adults + max. 2 children

Karta Dużej Rodziny: 72 PLN

The open day MPK national transportation in Poland in Wroclaw. It is a periodical and happens every year in September, it attracts kids, teens, and adults, you may find:

  • Presentation of the new supply train.
  • Tramp driving lessons.
  • Show “wesola podroz” for the youngest ones.
  • Exhibition show of uniformed services.

 

Jump Hall Park Trampoline  – Szybowcowa 31, 54-130 Wrocław

is the first trampoline park in Wrocław. On the area of over 1500 m2, we have prepared for you 6 different trampoline zones, attractions for children and a bar; and soon we will open the rooms for the parkour, street workout and dance on the head. All constructions are designed by professionals so that they are safe and for everyone. We have air conditioning, muse, Wi-Fi and qualified staff.

Price list on the spot:
one-time entry of 1 person: PLN 29 / hour
one-time entry for 2 hours: PLN 50
group ticket (from 10 persons): PLN 23 / hour
student / student ticket – PLN 23
upon presenting the student/student ID,
from Monday to Friday until 4 pm, on Thursdays all day
ticket for children – PLN 23
children up to 15 years of age, upon presentation of a document confirming their age,
from Monday to Friday until 4 pm, on Thursdays all day
family ticket (2 adults with a discount for children up to 13 years old)
adults 29 PLN / hour, children 23 PLN / hour

PASS : 8 entries / 2 months: PLN 160
PASSES FOR CLASSES: from PLN 120

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Why to develop your professional career in Wroclaw?

Let’s say that want to move abroad to build your career path. Take in consideration to develop your professional career in Wrocław.
In this article I will share with you some information regarding moving to Wrocław for working.

Nice to meet you Wrocław!
Let’s start with a short introduction.

Wroclaw Rynek View

Wrocław is the capital city of the Lower Silesia region in Poland. The population count is around 638.000 people and the territory covers 292.92 km2.
Called also the city of 100 bridges Wrocław is certainly one of the most beautiful cities of Poland.
By walking around the city you can enjoy the wonderful Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture or the amazing party of colours in the main square (Rynek).
If would like to admire the colours of the architecture in Wrocław Book a tour for you and your friends

Cool atmosphere
The positive mood of the city.

Wroclaw Bridge View

The atmosphere in Wrocław is really interesting. Polish people are very kind and generally very positive – it might be the result of a huge amount of green places, the romantic atmosphere given by the rivers and the bridges (Discover more information about Bridges in Wrocław) and the big amount of art pieces that you can find around the city.

Monument People City Wrocław Poland Street
Monument People City Wrocław Poland Street

Above all, let’s not forget also about the good public transport service that gives you the possibility to reach all these awesome things.

Wroclaw Renoma Tram n. 20 view

The MPK (Public transport company) has available trams and busses and the services cover morning/night hours. As a result, the service is very efficient so you can easily move from one side of the city to another.

Amazing lifestyle
Feeling of freedom.

Holy Festival Wroclaw
Photo by Maciek Lulko

Living your daily life in Wrocław makes you discover many interesting events that the city offers to the people.
In 2016 Wrocław has been the European Capital of Culture with 100+ events (Art, Music, Film Shows, Sport, etc.) organized only in 2016.

Hala Stulecia

Wrocław can offer events for every taste and every age.
Besides a part the official events organized by the city, there is also a huge amount of social events organized through the social groups. Therefore you can take part in Language exchange meetings, Live drawings meetings, Yoga meetings and more.
Events in Wrocław link 1 Events in Wrocław link 2

General Business Information
Develop your professional career in Wrocław

Develop your professional career in Wrocław

Worclaw has 100+ BPO Centres with over 30.000 employees.
As a result you have a big number of job opportunities in fields as:
Administration, Financial, IT, Medical industry, logistic and more.
Which companies are in Wroclaw?

Benefits Companie Wroclaw

Most of the companies are offering also different benefits as health coverage, Multisport card, professional trainings, language courses, additional insurance, vouchers for cultural events and entertainment, meals and recognition vouchers(prize for good operativity).

 

Develop your professional career in Wroclaw

Develop your professional career in Wroclaw

Murals in Wroclaw – how to paint your city

Murals in Wroclaw

Murals in Wroclaw

Murals around us… Are you sometimes wondering around the city, looking at the grey and dirty walls of blocks and empty buildings? Are you even looking up while wondering via city? In Wroclaw there is a good reason for looking up and on the walls. There is a place on Roosevelt Street where it seems that murals are covering almost all the walls. This street is one of most unforgettable and absorbing experiences. But if you make sure to look around while walking around you’ll notice that murals in Wroclaw are quite common feature of the city, next to the dwarfs.

Generalnie dramat

While coming by train to the city you can see one of the murals in Wroclaw, the painting of a woman sitting in a chair with the text “generally drama”. It’s probably one of mine favorite ones out there, maybe because artist could capture the tiredness and the air of overall lack optimism of the woman they painted.

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Strange people

On the crossroads with Braniborska street, near the Swiebodzki train station, there is unexpected painting covering not very high wall of the building with garages or stores. Another unexpected sight will meet us while wondering near Odra. In a small backyard between block of flats, there is some amazing painting covering another wall. It gives a simple yard quite a twist.

Ruska street

Of course, the Ruska street is one of the most famous and the most colorful places with murals in Wroclaw you can find. The whole backyard was turned into magical place with amazing and unforgettable paintings.  Joined forces of the residents of the blocks around and Wroclaw’s artists from OKAP (Backyard’s Cultural Animation Center) created Murals on Ruska street.

They created something that’s definitely on all maps of murals in Wroclaw. Now this street is one of the most famous and attended places. What I do recommend is to walk around looking around. Not only for dwarfs which are attention grabbing but for murals in Wroclaw. Some of them are inspiring, some are quite obscure and some are simply beautiful making the city much more colorful.

Why we love Tamka?

Tamka Island ART HUB x CLUB

A few words about the place:

Tamka Island is one of the smallest Odra islands. Art Hub was created on five levels: the space in the building is shared with artists and friendly initiatives. It is treated by the owner as an artistic project outside of the purpose of co-creating various events taking place there. Art Hub is to be a platform on which not only all artists can gather, but also act together. In the building, in addition to the studio, there is a club and a bar (cafe). The common part in which takes place weekend cultural events, has been renovated.

The remaining rooms are in turn renewed by the creators working in them. It is a combination of a club and space for rent for studios, and offices for artists. There is also a photo / video studio available in the building, Music studios, photo studios, event agency, art gallery or Capoeira Academy. As part of electro jam you can also listen to (or create yourself) live improvised electronics. And this is end of introduction word.

Basic information

So first of all , where is Tamka? Tamka is in center, between Wroclaw University and Slodowa Island. Open Hour? Since 12:00 until last guests actually, sometimes we can go to the party at Friday evening, and get back home at Sunday afternoon.

Is there something to eat? Of course ! There is Pizza bar, open during day till 2 or 3 p.m. there is great bar, they have a lot of special drinks, if you like to try new taste– this place is for you. As on every beach bar, there is a beach, a lot of people is goes here barefoot. There are hamakoos too, so if you want take a nap, feel free and lay down.

Tamka is a place for everyone, for them who like to commune with art there is a lot of exhibition, for them who like party in every weekend plays new artist , for them who love to meet new interesting people, there is a lot of people with the same interests.

Upcoming events :

6-20.09 Karolina Wojtas: Train to knowledge exhibition in the frame of TIFF Open competition. Through her photographs, the artist shows a school in Gombrowicz’s  , that is, full of absurdities, also those experienced by Jozio literally withdrawn in his dream to the gymnasium.

9.09 Musical Sunday on the Tamka, on the stage : Dave Haco

14.09 Mindfuckers na Tamce , on the stage : Mateusz Anuszewski aka Matt Vein, Dawid Grabowski aka Rodrigezz, tax 10 pln

15.09 Electronica Africa x regime , on the stage : Dejot, DJ Ryan R, Regime, Young Majli, Wojtek Furmaniak, Electronica Africa, Ttax 10 pln .

23.09 Open beer brewingon Tamka,  with Browar Sabotaż, during this day, you can participate in beer brewing workshops