It’s Saturday and you’re wondering what to do with your friends. Going to the movies just doesn’t cut it, and drinking before noon is pretty much passe. In a world where we’re constantly surrounded by technology, why not give VR cafés a try? They’ve been sprouting up all over Poland and for many, it’s an experience they don’t easily forget.
Hidden in an old brick building in the western part of Wrocław is VRhalla with it’s cutting edge virtual reality technology. Unlike many other VR cafés, they use custom made technology powered by Samsung Odyssey goggles that pushes the limits of virtual reality entertainment. Aiming to blend simulation and reality they offer a custom-built arena that matches what you see in the game, so be prepared to feel everything you see in the VR world. With high availability, affordable prices and support for up to four players in one game VRhalla seems like a perfect place to spend your time with friends. https://vrhalla.com/
Imaginarium, advertising itself as Wrocław’s center of virtual reality, promises unforgettable experiences thanks to the vast array of games and virtual reality devices available at your disposal. Consisting of over a hundred games Imaginarium’s game library will cater to the taste of even the fussiest customers. There is also no need to worry about spending too much time finding the perfect game. A personal assistant assigned to you will swiftly help you make the right choice. While only one of you can play at a given time, others can enjoy a comfortable couch and watch their friend’s efforts on the big screen. Accessible to both adults and children Imaginarium is a great place to spend a family afternoon. https://www.imaginariumwroclaw.pl/
Located in the western part of Wrocław Strefa VR tempts its clientele with a state of the art virtual reality lounge that doesn’t stop at just games. If you feel like exploring the earth from previously unknown perspectives, fighting your fear of heights on top of an eighty story building or you simply want to enjoy a movie placed in the center of the action, Strefa VR might be a perfect place for you. They offer a wide range of games, movies and unforgettable experiences right at your fingertips. While booking a ticket there may not be the simplest thing you’ve done this week, the memories will be worth a little trouble. http://strefavr.pl/wroclaw/
Last but not least is Wrocław’s best known virtual reality arena called MagicVR. Located right in the heart of the city it’s one of its biggest VR lounges. Based on proven HTC Vive technology MagicVR allows you to enjoy a selection of custom games created exclusively for them. Most games allow you to play in cooperation with friends and if you are not sure if you want to fight off hordes of zombies or race through tropical landscapes you can always book a mixed ticket and try a bit of every game. And if your friends are still hungover after yesterday’s party you can always go and enjoy MagicVR solo. https://www.magicvr.co/
Wroclaw is one of the best developing cities in Poland. As a result, more and more people come to our city in search of a job, studying or looking for adventure in one of the largest Polish cities. It can be said that in Wrocław, you can live a small “American Dream”. People living here have many interests, and one of them is music. Nothing relaxes after a hard week’s work like meeting friends over a good coffee or drink and even better live music. There are many interesting places, however, 3 places deserve special attention. The A2 Concert Center, the Firlej Club and Café, and the Old Monastery.
A2 concert center
The A2 concert center is located on Góralska Street, and is special because it has a concert hall with an area of over 1000m2. Mass events take place there and stars from all over the world, who play various kinds of music, are invited here. You can listen to reggae, pop, metal, disco, techno and many others. Everyone will find something for themselves.
The Old Monastery is a unique place because of its history. In the past it used to be a Dominican monastery, and now it hosts live concerts. In the cellars of the monastery there is a jam session once a week where music lovers can try their hand at music. On the ground floor there is a restaurant with a small stage on which musicians perform and are organized various events such as Open Mic – Stand Up, reading literature or card games. On the first floor there is a gothic hall, where larger musical events take place. The hall can accommodate several thousand people, and the gothic atmosphere adds character to every concert, which can be watched from the stage or balcony with seats. It is really worth to go to the Old Monastery.
The Firlej club-café is a place of less commercial importance than the other two. However, it is more focused on one kind of music, namely jazz. For connoisseurs of the genre, this is a great place, and for laymen, a place where you can listen to live music, have a delicious coffee and play board games. The concert hall can accommodate 350 people, so you don’t have to wait 2 hours in line waiting for the concert.
There are still many places in Wroclaw that I haven’t mentioned, but these 3 places deserve to be the top places on the cultural map of Wroclaw.
Are the days getting colder and outside the window you see only rain? If you dream of going with your children to a world full of joy and carefree the playgrounds located in shopping centers are places that you should visit! Children can play there alone while you are shopping or with you when you want to spend some time together. In the halls very often you can find organized relaxation zones for adults in which you can drink a cup of coffee in quiet and watch how your kinds carefree play.
For young people playgrounds guarantee such attractions as: ball pools, labyrinths, two-level constructions, climbing walls, small playing fields, and even modern educational games displayed on the walls or floor.
In the play rooms you can also organize your child’s birthday. To do so, just book one of the birthday rooms and indicate the number of children who will show up at the party (no additional fee is charged for adults). Room service provides additional attractions such as: painting children’s faces or integration games.
Of course, the various play rooms try to make the range of their attractions as large as possible and encourage both you and your children to visit them.
Below you will find an offer of some play halls.
Physical activity, joy, family are the slogans that accompany all activities of the Loopy’s World Family Entertainment Center. Loopy’s World’s mission is to provide active entertainment for the whole family. During your visit to the Center you will easily find many opportunities to spend several hours actively in the company of your relatives and friends.
Multilevel movement construction designed for the overall balanced physical development of children. An average child can overcome the distance of 5 km in Loopy’s during play.
Motor activities such as slides, trampolines, mini climbing wall, toboggan run, mini sports fields, rope sliders, laser chamber, “dry” pools with balls and many more.
Area for children 1-3 age old. Separated part of the square, in which the youngest can safely use pools filled with balls, large, soft blocks and slides. On the mezzanine they can also find mini houses.
Entertainment attractions: go-karts, electric trains, arcade games, children’s license making point, Extreme platform using Oculus technology, AirBrush tattoos, mini boutiques with trinkets.
Relaxation zones. To make the stay on the mezzanine more pleasant, you can sit comfortably on poufs, browse the current press and use the free Wi-Fi.
Loopy’s restaurant will satisfy small and big hunger. Among the dishes served are snacks, salads, dinner dishes and desserts. But the specialty is pizza straight from the oven. All dishes are prepared on a regular basis in the kitchen, with proven products.
Loopy’ s World – Wrocław
ul. Czekoladowa 20
55-040 Kobierzyce, county: Wrocław
Many attractions for children of all ages make every guest find something interesting. A two-level construction awaits the courageous ones, including mazes, slides, ball pool. Using the latest technologies, each child has the opportunity to use an interactive educational floor, as well as multimedia monitors with games dedicated to different age groups. While children are busy, parents have the opportunity to relax in the press and coffee corner.
Labibu playroom is a place where you can organize an unforgettable birthday party for your kid! Play hall’s service make every effort to make every jubilarian feel special on the day of his holiday and remember it for a long time!
Magnolia Park shopping center, first floor (beside the Smyk shop)
ul. Legnicka 58, Wrocław
A trip to Kinderplaneta in Pasaż Grunwaldzki is an unforgettable adventure for children and their parents. Children play with each other, simultaneously develop their imagination, improve physical condition and establish contacts with their peers.
a construction with obstacles,
two pools with balls,
Bobby Car and Twist Car,
In facility there is a mini bar. Its placement allows parents to enjoy the taste of hot tea or favorite coffee, while providing the children with constant contact with the carer.
The playhouse is not only a recreation and entertainment for children, but also a way to unforgettable events. You have no idea for a child’s birthday? In Kinderplaneta’s Figloraj, a magical fun awaits your kids! You can choose one of three separate birthday places to choose from. The animator will paint kids faces, together they will sing “Sto lat” and they will enjoy a crazy two hours of fun.
Did you know you can play laser tag in Wroclaw? Find more information in this post!
What is this laser thing anyway?
For those of you who have never heard about laser tag, I’ll explain it quickly. Laser tag is a game played with guns which fire infrared beams. Therefore each player must wear infrared sensitive targets (i.e. vest, headbands). Games are hosted indoors or outdoors. There are many types of matches, for instance team or solo deathmatch, capture the flag, base defense and more. Compared to paintball, laser tag is painless.
You can gather your friends (about 10-20 people) and make a reservation to have a whole arena just for yourselves. You can also go solo and join a random group of players.
How to prepare for laser game
First of all, wear comfortable clothes and take a spare t-shirt to change after playing. Drink lots of water because you’ll run, sweat and have fun. Remember to stay hydrated! In case you forget to bring your own drink, there are snack bars or vending machines in most laser tag places. Once you arrive in the arena of your choice, the staff will teach you how to use the equipment.
Laser tag in Wroclaw
This is certainly the biggest laser tag place in Wroclaw. There are two arenas suited for different number of players – Arena Combat for 18 people and Arena Hero for 10 people. Zona 71 website
Location: Fabryczna 14
Opening hours: Mo-Fri 12 am – 10 pm, Sat 9 am – 10 pm, Sun 9 am – 8 pm
Do you want to feel like the hero of an action movie? In an escape room you will experience it in one hundred and twenty percent. Here, you can treat yourself to a miniature 60-minute epinephrine with prolonged action.
What is the genesis of the escape rooms? For such a relatively recent phenomenon, it is accompanied by surprisingly hot arguments about genesis. There are those who point to TV sources – game shows such as “Fort Boyard” or “The Crystal Maze”, whose participants – a bit like fairy tales or computer game users – have to perform further tasks and solve puzzles to get the keys to the treasury. Others see the origins of escape rooms rather in computer games, which were designed on a similar basis and which have a much longer history than television programs. Still others draw attention to the similarity of escape rooms with “survival horror” films, whose protagonist also has to solve puzzles to survive. This is the case in “Resident Evil”, but above all in “Cube”, where there is another element – cooperation. Here are six people locked in a strange room, must cooperate with each other to escape life and get out.
In escape rooms you can see the need for older popculture products, which are difficult to satisfy today in everyday situations. – Our ancestors had to head well thousands of years ago to fire or get food. Those who advised, had profits – a position in the group or recognition of the opposite sex. Today we are looking for a substitute for similar challenges – hence jungle expeditions, climbing in the mountains or forest survival. Escape room is the most intimate, safe option. With the fact that – unlike in the jungle – physical strength is irrelevant here. What counts is the use of what we have in mind. In addition, escape rooms give us the possibility of group activity. With this every day in Polish conditions is poor – employers rarely offer us the opportunity to jointly solve problems, and we treat such challenges with extreme caution. We are individualists, we have little trust in others. A visit to the escape room allows you to break it. Suddenly, it turns out that we really like working together – hence the success of similar businesses.
In Wrocław, the boom for the escape room games began about five or six years ago. At the time, I had the pleasure, together with my friends, to participate in such a game in one of the first locations in the capital of Lower Silesia. at the moment the offer is rich. On the groupon.pl website you can find a lot of different escape rooms, with different available scenarios and climates.
prices are varied but for about 80 to 120 zlotys we can play with friends up to six people
Room Escape is still a fairly new type of fun during which we can learn to cooperate and, by the way, have fun. The rooms themselves are constantly evolving and changing so we can not complain about boredom and fund our intriguing experiences with our friends.
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.
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
The positive mood of the city.
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.
Above all, let’s not forget also about the good public transport service that gives you the possibility to reach all these awesome things.
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.
Feeling of freedom.
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.
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 1Events in Wrocław link 2
General Business Information 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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
In Wroclaw city we can find so many beach bars.
In summer, near the Oder, in almost every part of Wrocław, we can relax in the beach bar. However, which beach bar is the best in Wroclaw city? Which one to choose? Why this one? Below I present the best beach bars in Wroclaw city.
The largest beach in Wroclaw-The tons of sand located at the Milenium bridge invite not only adults, but also children.
Why should you choose a Hot Spot?
animations for children
interview with known people / bloggers
foodtrucks and ice cream
you can come with animals
you can chill on hammock
near the indoor swimming pool and swimming pool
away from noise and real estate
ZAZOO BEACH BAR
This place is located (as the name suggests) at the back of the zoological garden. This the best beach bar in Wroclaw city.
Why should you choose Zazoo?
trampolines for children
poufs, hammocks, umbrellas
location right by the river, in the middle of nature
animations for children
and many others
More and more beach bars are coming. It’s the perfect entertainment for young people as well as children. Many beach bars in Wroclaw concentrate not only young people, but also families with children. Unfortunately, such places also have their drawbacks, and which ones?
Beach bars are open only seasonally due to high temperature differences. Reluctantly, people would like to come in winter in warm jackets and drink cold drinks on cold and wet sand in addition to the cold air from the Odra river.
This are the best beach bars in Wroclaw city. You should visit both places, and why? Convince yourself and feel the unique climate of beach bars in Summer!
Playing board games is one of the more popular activities around the world, fortunately this culture is steadily growing in Poland for several of years now, and Wroclaw is no exception. So what to do if You are in the capital of Lower Silesia, and want to spend some time with dice, cards, and meepels? Here is a quick guide to most of the options open for people who want to play some games. Be that individually in the city, at home, or at various board game in Wroclaw meetings.
There are several options for people that want to spend their time with a board on their table, ranging from pubs and organized meetings to board game rentals if You prefer to play games in home. Note that currently many pubs in the city have a copy of Monopoly, or Scrabble. But if You, dear reader, are interested in some more complicated games I will try to give You some options on where and when to go.
HEX Board Game Café – Dubuois 33/35b
And we are starting with a pub that is focused on board games. Hex is located in a back alley, and can be a little hard to find for the first time, but it is worth the search. When You enter Your eyes are greeted with a fair amount of tables. When You make your way to the bar area You will see several shelves filled with board games.
The choice is huge, so if You don’t have Your collection with You is the ideal place to go. Drinks wise You can have Your warm drinks like coffee and tea, colder beverages like water, juice, lemonade or coke are also available. As for something with alcohol there is a good choice of craft beers in addition to normal beer and drinks. As far as snacks go You can count on peanuts, toasts, or hot dogs to name just a few. Although You can find a table walking in from the street I highly recommend reserving one, as this is a very popular place, and there are many special events organized by the owners. Also don’t forget some sort of ID because it could be needed to borrow a game at the bar.
Monday – Friday: 15:00 – 24:00
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 24:00
Cybermachina – Szczytnicka 52
Located near Pasaż Grunwaldzki Cybermachina has some board games at the bar, as well as some consoles with video games on them for people to play. The gaming library is smaller than at Hex, but it has a nice climate. There are also some events organized by the pub itself, like Pub Quiz, board and video games tournaments, and so one. On Tuesdays there is a big board gaming event “Planszowe Koloseum w Cybermachinie”, where people meet to play board games in Wroclaw. The meeting is open to all, and is free of charge. You can bring Your own game, or just show up, and pick something to play from. This is a great time if You are looking for other gamers to play with. The event starts every Tuesday at around 18 o clock. As beverages go there is a good choice of beer, coffee, tea, water, coke, juices, and a whole plethora of thematically named drinks both with alcohol and without it. As with Hex, You can find a table walking in from the street but I recommend reserving one just to make sure.
Monday – Wednesday: 14:00 – 1:00
Thursday – Saturday: 14:00 – 4:00
Sunday: 14:00 – 1:00
PadBar – Kazimierza Wielkiego 1 (Times Building)
Another place on the list is PadBar, with console games as main focus, but they have a library of board games in Wroclaw at the bar. Located near the city center it is a fine place to visit. The best time for board gamers to visit is Sunday, when there is a board game meeting in association with Wielosfer, and a board game store Planszak. The library grows massively as well as the amount of board gamers to play with. The event starts at about 18 o clock every Sunday.
Monday – Wednesday: 18:00 – 24:00
Thursday: 18:00 – 2:00
Friday – Saturday: 18:0 – 3:00
Sunday: 17:00 – 24:00
Sklep Feniks– Rynek 31 (DH Feniks)
Located in the heart of the city on the fourth floor of Dom Handlowy Feniks this store is a great place for people playing Magic: the Gathering or Pokemon TCG. Tuesday afternoon is dedicated for Pokemon players, Thursday is the day for miniature gamers, and Friday is Magic day. But there are events scheduled usually for every day of the week. The schedule of playing days is created for the whole month in advance, so it is best to follow their Facebook page for up to date schedule.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00
Bolter Cafe – Podwale 6
Bolter is another board gaming store, but this one is focused mainly on miniature games, and is coupled with a cafe. Thematic days organized by the store are spread through all days of the week. Monday is miniature painting day, as well as free gaming, Tuesdays are for skirmish games, Wednesdays are for X-Wing/Armada space combat, Thursday is Age of Sigmar, Wahrammer 40k, Lords of the Rings and other big miniature games, Friday is Veteran Night, where the store is open to late night hours, and Saturdays and Sundays are tournament and event days. The themes listed are just informational, and if You want to play something else there is no problem as long as there is a free table. There are regular games of Bolt Action, Blood Bowl, Warmachine, Malifaux and several other games at the store as well. Note that Friday nights are very crowded so the best way to get a table is to use their forum (link on their website bolter.pl), and weekend gaming may require an entry fee. For more information and up to date schedule I recommend following them on Facebook, or following their forums.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 20:00 (21:00 if games are lasting)
Friday: 8:00 – 24:00 (Veterans Night)
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 (18:00 if there is still an ongoing tournament)
Planszóweczka – Horbaczewskiego 4-6 (DH Astra), Czekoladowa 9 (Aleja Bielany), Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21 (Kino Nowe Horyzonty)
Last but certainly not least is Planszoweczka, board gaming store spread through Wroclaw in three locations. At every location there is a place to pick up a game from the library and play it on the spot for free. You can bring Your own game and take a free table, there are special events organized by the store, as well as painting lessons and miniature gaming. But the thing that makes Planszoweczka stand out is the rental system. If You fancy to play some games at home You can rent them for 3 days paying a couple of zlotys for it (the prices vary but are usually at most 10% of the games shelf price). With more than 500 titles in the library You have lot of games to choose from ranging from kids and party games, to heavy euro or ameri style titles.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 (only working Sundays)
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00 (only working Sundays)
Kino Nowe Horyzonty:
Monday – Friday: 15:30 – 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 21:00
And that’s all for a quick guide to board gaming in Wroclaw, I hope that it will be useful. I encourage to check out websites or Facebook profiles of said places for up to date information about events and meetings.