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Wroclaw (tourist help needed for a 14-year old)

FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #1
Hi, Umm, I'm 13 years old, and I shall be going to Poland for my 14th birthday (most likley Wroclaw) because, my brother was travelign Europe, and he went there and he really liked it. That was just for sight=seeign though. Hard to explain what he was doing, but yeah, he went there, and he really liked it for sight-seeing, but I was wondering, what is there that I'm going to like? And what else should I know about it?

Also, how do you pronounce "Wroclaw?"

Ksysia 25 | 430  
6 Dec 2009 /  #2
Vroh tswav

I've never been but I heard the main square and the ZOO are nice
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #3
Thank you. Is there any other places in Poland you'd reccomend?
6 Dec 2009 /  #4
You should visit Japanese Garden :)

Other places in Poland? Hmmmm Krakow, Warsaw, Lodz (beautiful XIX-century buildings), Lublin, Gdansk, and a lot more :P
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Dec 2009 /  #5
Hello Brandon,

And welcome to the Polish Forums,

To help you find out more about the things you could like about Wroclaw, you could tell us what you are interested in? World war 2, architecture, wildlife, etc...

There are several people on this site that live in Wroclaw and I am sure they will help you with your question.

I live in Krakow, Poland but I have not been to Wroclaw yet. I also hear great things about it, it is supposed to have a beautiful market square, a hundred bridges, canals, mountains near by with lots of forest, skiing in winter, zoo, parks etc...

You can use the search box in the top right hand corner of this page, type in a key word and have a look.

Try this forum for more info too

And remember it is cold and snowy in winter and hot in the summer.

And have a good trip, you will like it.
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #6
I'm looking forward to going to Poland! :D Polish people are so friendly, like in Polish shops, they never let you pay the full pirce of what your buying. :D thanks for all the help so far guys...
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #8
thanks. that should be useful...
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
6 Dec 2009 /  #9
You can also consider Kraków. One of the best cities for tourists, but maybe too many tourists.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Dec 2009 /  #10
Ah, the tourists are fine, it all depends on what you are used to.
It is not too crowded for me by a long shot but you are right Krakow is a wonderful place and there I can help more with these two threads.

Recommendations for Krakow and Myślenice
Recommendations for Zakopane

And also to get more of a general idea of Poland you should look at the photographs from Pictures of Poles [Everyday Life].
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #11
Do a lot of people speak English in Poland? I will learn basics anyway...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Dec 2009 /  #12
Do a lot of people speak English in Poland?

Generally, people under thirty years of age in the cities speak English but more and more people speak English.
But any country you will ever go to in your life, people from that country will always appreciate you learning at least a few polite words.
escapee3 8 | 63  
6 Dec 2009 /  #13
I've found some nice city guides on the Ryanair UK airline website, one of which is for Wroclaw. I've not looked at that particular one, but others I've found worth looking at...

link is
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454  
6 Dec 2009 /  #14
The In Your Pocket guide is a must :)
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
6 Dec 2009 /  #15
Could a Polish person, (preferbly one who lives in Wroclaw, or who has at least been there) give me their MSN. It would just be easier to discuss, when I have the occasional question. Although, I am really satisfied with how quickly I get replies on here.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
6 Dec 2009 /  #16
preferbly one who lives in Wroclaw, or who has at least been there

most of wroclaw can be seen in a couple of days. however, wroclaw can be used as a hub for visiting other places.

you should be able to find plenty to photograph.

you can search for the little people. (no joke)

check out who is playing in town. some good bands visit wroclaw.

SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
7 Dec 2009 /  #17
Recommendations for Krakow and Myślenice

Very good and informative.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
7 Dec 2009 /  #18
I gave some tips about Wroclaw surroundings here:

I suppose in late autumn/winter without snow it is better to stick to the cities. But if snow falls then it is always good to do some sking. If you aren't begginer then in Wroclaw area I recommend rather Czech ski resorts near the border with Poland (3h by car from Wroclaw), for example Janske Laznie is nice or Spindlerovy mlyn. But if you are beginner then there is a few nice ski resorts in 1-2h range from Wroclaw by car.

PS. It would be easier to make a piece of advice to you if you tell us when would you visit Poland/Wroclaw and what are your preferences... Not every 14th years old person likes museums or architecture ;-)
OP FlyingWhael 1 | 6  
7 Dec 2009 /  #19
I will be going in the summer, my birthday is in August.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
8 Dec 2009 /  #20
Hm.. in that case skiing is off the table :-)
August 2010? You have plenty of time to google it. If you have specific questions post it here, maybe I will be able to give you some tips.

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