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Attractions in Wrocław: a Must-See List


Palivec - | 380
7 Jul 2011 #61
Well, basically the entire inventory of the pre-war museums. Altars, epitaphs, paintings, armory, goldworks and so on. It was all moved to Warsaw after the war and is still stored there.

I know the History Museum. It is very well done, but it can't hide the fact that the exhibits are mostly second rate. The good stuff is in Warsaw. The National Museum in Warsaw for instance shows the biggest collection of Silesian paintings today, which were all in Breslau before '45.
pawian 197 | 19,827
7 Jul 2011 #62
Well, basically the entire inventory of the pre-war museums.

Ah, I remember now. We saw some stuff like that in Warsaw, indeed.

It is understandable. Warsaw was razed to the ground and lost nearly everything, while Wrocław had to be punished for being a German city. :):):)

Here or there, whatever. As you can see, people who want to visit a museum do it both in Wrocław and Warsaw. Poland isn`t such a big country that travelling poses a problem.
poland_
7 Jul 2011 #63
I will be traveling to Wroclaw, in about 10 days for two days, one night, any advise on a decent boutique Hotel ( good price, good location, with parking)

Thanks.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
7 Jul 2011 #64
People visiting Wroclaw should consider a day trip to Goerlitz on the German-Polish border to see how Silesian towns once looked

Back in the day (mid-80's) I used to cross the border at Zgorzelec. It was an experience unlike any other border town- all positive!
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
9 Jul 2011 #65
Or looks like I haven`t posted the photos of exhibits you are talking about. :):):)

Pawian, Excellent pictures! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing some of the exhibits you shared with us.

If you have more, Please post them!
Palivec - | 380
9 Jul 2011 #66
It is understandable. Warsaw was razed to the ground and lost nearly everything, while Wrocław had to be punished for being a German city. :):):)

They were actually moved to Warsaw to polonize Wroclaw, and most exhibits aren't shown in Warsaw today but are stored in magazines. There is a movement in Wroclaw to bring back the artworks, but the responsible authorities in Warsaw block every progress.

This was the main reason why Wroclaw was such a strange experience for me.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
9 Jul 2011 #67
Great pics Pawian! I can't beleive how clean and bright the buildings on the Rynek are. In my day they were dirty and grey.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
9 Jul 2011 #68
In my day they were dirty and grey.

they were cleaned up for the Popes visit in 1997. all the paint and colours have to be approved. they are very strict in that part of town.
pawian 197 | 19,827
9 Jul 2011 #69
Yes, the Market Square houses are fantastic.
landora - | 199
9 Jul 2011 #70
See the Zoo, biggest in Poland, choose a nice day, not too hot. Check out the times of feeding - I recommend those African seals at 2pm and piranhas at 4pm. Take some food for pawians and sheep because local food vending machines sell shi t.

It's definitely not the biggest, although possibly now the best in Poland.
The veending machines sell what's safe for the animals. Feeding them anything else is harmful for them and, quite rightfully, forbidden.
Seals feeding is great.
pawian 197 | 19,827
9 Jul 2011 #71
It's definitely not the biggest,

Which one is the biggest, in your opinion, then? If you mean the size, OK, the new one in Poznań is the biggest. You have to walk miles to see an animal or two.

But if we mean the number of species, Wrocław is ahead of all others. I had never seen so many species of reptiles (my hobby) in a zoo in Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
9 Jul 2011 #72
It's definitely not the biggest, although possibly now the best in Poland.

it is said to be the oldest
landora - | 199
9 Jul 2011 #73
pawian

Of course I meant size-wise. The biggest is actually the one in Gdansk, then Poznan Nowe Zoo.
Wrocław had 4533 animal specimen in 833 species at the end of 2010
Wrocław has more species then the other zoos in Poland - at least so says the data I found (from 2009).
Wrocław - 813
Warszawa - 547
Poznań (both zoos) - 421
pawian 197 | 19,827
9 Jul 2011 #74
it is said to be the oldest

Toruń competes with Wrocław:
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogrody_zoologiczne_w_Polsce

Actually, doesn`t matter. Both were set by Germans. :):):)

Altogether there are 20 zoos in Poland nowadays. I didn`t know there are so many.

Wrocław has more species then the other zoos in Poland - at least so says the data I found (from 2009).
Wrocław - 813
Warszawa - 547
Poznań (both zoos) - 421

Thanks for info.
1jola 14 | 1,879
10 Jul 2011 #75
Wrocław has been renamed to Vrotz-love to avoid this. Anyone from Looblyn?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
10 Jul 2011 #76
whoever dreamt up wroclove is a complete idiot in my opinion.

it comes out as rocklove and means absolutely nothing.

as wroclaw is pronounced rocklaw in english.
1jola 14 | 1,879
10 Jul 2011 #77
I have not seen anything about Wroclove. The point was that Wrocław is unpronounceable by foreigners as seen written and often written Wroctaw. Vrotzlove comes close to true pronunciation. Being from £orsoł I could care less though.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
10 Jul 2011 #78
The point was that Wrocław is unpronounceable by foreigners as seen written and often written Wroctaw.

I've seen that exactly once - in your link.

If it was really so common, why is there only 255 results on Google for "wroctaw" - with most of them being obvious mistakes?
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
11 Jul 2011 #79
Anyone from Looblyn?

no,but Ive been to woodge.

Vrotswav looks really nice, Ive always missed it when passing as I tend to snooze to the german border :(
But definatly looks worth a weekend visit, the Kossak panorama will be on my To Do list for sure,about 15 years ago I found a Polish book on his life and work on an english flea market and have been a fan since,my biggest thrill about getting behind the scenes in a certain museum in warsaw was finding a huge kossak battle painting hanging in a stair way :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
13 Jul 2011 #80
A part of number 1 most people miss.

not an attraction, just architecture.


  • Plac Bema
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
13 Jul 2011 #81
Like it says in the picture.


  • to the fallen
rybnik 18 | 1,461
14 Jul 2011 #82
not an attraction, just architecture.

Refresh my memory Mod. What stood on Plac Bema prior to that gorgeous-looking structure?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
14 Jul 2011 #83
What stood on Plac Bema prior to that gorgeous-looking structure?

the answer is: nothing

it was a piece of semi-neglected parkland. but very popular for kids as they didn't have to cross a main road to play.

it was also closed off for a year or two when they built some apartment blocks nearby.

the building might look nice, but locals fought against its construction. and though it's been completed for a few years it's still half empty. it also blocks my view of the catherdral towers.

i like it, but it's in the wrong part of town.
pawian 197 | 19,827
17 Jul 2011 #84
a huge kossak battle painting

Cossack or Kossak?
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
17 Jul 2011 #85
Kossak; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojciech_Kossak
JumpmanPro - | 6
20 Jul 2011 #86
Hi,

Is there weekly ticket to ride the bus/tram in Wroclaw? If so, what is it called in Polish, where do I buy one and how much does it cost?

Any help would be appreciated!

Cheers,
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
20 Jul 2011 #87
Is there weekly ticket to ride the bus/tram in Wroclaw?

u can get them from ticket machines near some tram stops. the machines have a language option. the machines take cash or cards.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
20 Jul 2011 #88
Not everything is as it seems, but they are in Wroclaw.


  • In Wroclaw

  • In wroclaw

  • In wroclaw

  • In Wroclaw
rybnik 18 | 1,461
22 Jul 2011 #89
what's the sky tower?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
22 Jul 2011 #90
it's a super tall block of apartments. although the height was reduced because of investment problems.


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