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Attractions in Wrocław: a Must-See List


Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
22 Jul 2011 #91
what's the sky tower?

from a few miles away. photo taken about one week ago.



rybnik 18 | 1,461
23 Jul 2011 #92
it's a super tall block of apartments

where is it?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
23 Jul 2011 #93
it's in exactly the same place as Poltegor. at least where Poltegor once stood.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poltegor_Centre

the wiki text mentions both buildings and who is paying for it etc.

one can also see it from Plac Bema, which is the other side of the river.

if u are looking for something that shows the future of wroclaw then sky tower would be a good example.

there is also Odra Tower, which is closer to rynek, but not as tall.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
23 Jul 2011 #94
it's in exactly the same place as Poltegor. at least where Poltegor once stood.

I can't picture it(Poltegor). In which dzielnica was it in?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
23 Jul 2011 #95
everything u need to know is right here: skytower.pl/en
pawian 197 | 19,826
23 Jul 2011 #96
photo taken about one week ago.

Mine was taken 3 weeks ago and looks higher: :):):):):)
And quite silly in Wrocław skyline.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
24 Jul 2011 #97
So what is the best place in the rynek to enjoy a beer on a Sunday afternoon, and what qualities make it the best?

I would expect that the food be decent as well...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
24 Jul 2011 #98
So what is the best place in the rynek to enjoy a beer on a Sunday afternoon, and what qualities make it the best?

i don't drink much, but when i want a quiet pint i go to the british pub.

to give u an idea of what it's like..... most people don't go there.

BTW. check the weather forecast. it's very overcast here at the moment with a threat of rain. it is quite warm though.

convex might be best qualified to answer your question.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
24 Jul 2011 #99
Wroclaw: it's very overcast here at the moment with a threat of rain

What's the forecast for next Sunday? :-)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
24 Jul 2011 #100
partly cloudy. with rain on monday

if the weather stays the same you'll get bright mornings, dull afternoons and maybe rain in the evening.

despite the forecast i'd say the weather is getting better.

one of the attractions might be the river in flood. one or two little villages out of town are suffering a bit.
the river, in the centre of town, is up about a metre and running fast.

u won't have any problems. when the water rises in some areas it becomes white water and makes for something a little different.

don't panic. the river is up a bit and i'm using a bit of dramatic licence.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
25 Jul 2011 #101
Is there one best vantage point to see the white waters?
JumpmanPro - | 6
25 Jul 2011 #102
I'm off to Wroclaw tomorrow!

If any locals are interested in meeting up for a beer, then please let me know! hcinum@yahoo.ca

Cheers,
JumpmanPro
jwojcie 2 | 763
25 Jul 2011 #103
So what is the best place in the rynek to enjoy a beer on a Sunday afternoon, and what qualities make it the best?

I know you asked about Rynek, but you know, Rynek is for tourists...
If you are looking for good selection of Polish beers and some Czech beers try pubs near "nasyp kolejowy" = embankment of rail. It is not grand place but there is a collection of cosy pubs there, for example this one with Czech beer:

wroclaw.tubywam.pl/czeski-raj

Those are mostly pubs so decent food is harder to get but regular stomach can handle food from this place:

wroclaw.tubywam.pl/kuznia-dobrych-klimatow

As I said, it is not grand area (it is planned to became a pedestrian zone in a few years though), there is a construction site of a theater next to it, but it is quite close to the Rynek and somewhat "off the bitean track" place.

One more thing, trains are running under your head there, but this is kind of special feature of the place ;)
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
29 Jul 2011 #104
Not sure if i will get to check this thread again, but anybody up for a beer in Wroclaw Sunday afternoon? if so , post here!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
29 Jul 2011 #105
but anybody up for a beer in Wroclaw Sunday afternoon?

i wish i could join you, but i'm in berlin at the moment and won't be back in time.

i wish you a good trip.

not sure if anyone mentioned the witches' bridge. it's at st. maria magdalena church and offers a view over the centre of town.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
29 Jul 2011 #106
Wroclaw: i wish you a good trip.

Thanks Wroclaw, safe journeys to you too!

I might check in later, so if anybody else is up, leave a message here.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
20 Aug 2011 #107
ShawnH,

Can we have a little update, please.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
21 Aug 2011 #108
Well the weather wasn't very cooperative when we were there. It was rainy, so we sought indoor activities. I really wanted to see the Panorama Raclawska. The first few shots are around and inside the actual building that houses the painting.

They had a diorama to depict the lay of the land to review, along with costumes and models depicting the dress of the day in a room off to the side of the entrance.

The entrance way led up a winding path (accessible to wheel chairs) and you came up in the middle of the painting. At the top of the ramp, a guide would provide a device that would translate the descriptive dialogue explaining the meaning and significance of the important bits of the painting. It was available in a plethora of languages.

The painting was really something to behold. Full Circle, 15m (?) high, very detailed. At the bottom of the painting, they transitioned into real dirt / trees / debris etc laying on the floor. There were only a few points where you could see the transition from reality to painting. Exceptionally well done! With the ticket, you also got admission to the national museum, basically across the road. We unfortunately did not have time to take in the museum.

The Panorama was where we spotted our first gnome. We saw a few others about the rynek. We went for a walk to the galleria mall, to do a little shopping for stuff we forgot to bring along on the trip. It was a modern mall, which had a kebab shop! We elected for the ice cream and coffee, as my youngest daughter and I share a sweet tooth, and I a need for caffeine.

Walking about the center, you couldn't help but notice the difference in architectural styles - The Old and the Beautiful, and The Old and Not-So-Beautiful.

The entrance to the rynek (at least the one we went through was under construction, but when you got there, it was apparent that it was a beautiful one.

The family was a bit peckish by this time, so we noticed a McDonalds (which has notoriously clean washrooms, I might add) and we noticed these two youngsters handing out flyers, about the upcoming Warsaw (not Wroclaw) Rising. We wandered around a bit after our gastronomic / anatomical delights, and found they were doing a wee re-enactment of some fighting in the town square. In the midst of it all were some more gnomes!

In this one you will notice a large screen... the night before, they were showing a movie (in English, Polish sub-titles) in one section of the rynek.

I found out how southern knows so much about Poland. He owns a restaurant in the Rynek!

We ran into this street performer, and he accosted (in a friendly way) our youngest, and we all had a great laugh at his antics.... Talented guy!

Earlier, Pawian (I think) was mentioning about the advertisements. This huge ad was (I think) covering up some on-going renovations.

And finally, I thought this was an interesting perspective, the old reflected in the new...

We spent only a day and a half in Wroclaw. Another day would have been nice, but the weather was so crappy, we wanted to move on south. As was pointed out earlier in the thread, there is a lot of graffiti in Wroclaw.

We had a funny story about some taxi drivers who tried to rip us off getting back from the rynek the first night, but maybe I will save it for another time....
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
21 Aug 2011 #109
but maybe I will save it for another time....

thanks for sharing S.:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
21 Aug 2011 #111
found they were doing a wee re-enactment of some fighting in the town square. In the midst of it all were some more gnomes!

coming across this must have added a little extra to the day. i'm glad to see that you met some little people too.

i always enjoy photos. thanks for posting.
OP ShawnH 8 | 1,507
21 Aug 2011 #112
Wroclaw: i always enjoy photos. thanks for posting.

One is worth a thousand words. I will put something(s) together for the Which way to Croatia thread, when time permits....

Cheers!
BBman - | 344
21 Aug 2011 #113
Thanks for the pics, Shawn. They bring back some nice memories. I can't wait for more from your trip.

edit:

I've always thought of this building as an eye sore.
pawian 197 | 19,826
27 Aug 2011 #114
found they were doing a wee re-enactment of some fighting in the town square.

It does look like Warsaw Rising re enactment. In Wrocław?

The weather was nasty, indeed. I know how you felt, Shawn. :):):)
Andrea00 - | 4
4 Jan 2016 #115
I visited Wroclaw from the side of the river and I think it is really worth getting know the city from this side!
Roger5 1 | 1,455
4 Jan 2016 #116
Andrea, Do you know of a good tour company who could help?
dolnoslask
4 Jan 2016 #117
The link below is to a good company doing tours and stuff in lower Silesia.

lscl.eu/


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