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5 days in Poland


jocruy 2 | 8
12 Nov 2009  #1
Hello,

In april i will travel for the 7th time to Poland. I've done already all major cities (Warsaw, Krakow 3x, Lublin, Zamosc, Torun, Gdansk, Masuria, Wroclaw). Now i want to go to Wroclaw and do some other interesting places. I visited Wroclaw many years ago (15 years ago last time) and wanted to know what other places are worth to visit? Poznan? Other suggestions? I am also searching appartment to stay (2 rooms appartment). Can anyone make some suggestions for a 5 day visit with Wroclaw as starting city?

Johan
Belgium
gumishu 11 | 4,953
12 Nov 2009  #2
april is not the best time to travel to the countryside I guess - I would definitely go for the mountains (Tatra is the best thing) but it is not adviseable in April (the best time is the other part of summer)

still there are a couple of places worth visiting in Dolny Śląsk (Książ castle, świdnica area, and some mountains perhaps like in Karpacz) - or the Kłodzko region
jwojcie 2 | 763
12 Nov 2009  #3
Some advert of my friends in Wroclaw (city guides) : wrota.wroclaw.pl/w/Main/main_eng.htm

I second gumishu, Książ castle is interesting (you will have some spring hills in one package).
But if you weren't in Poznan it is quite enjoyable city too.
OP jocruy 2 | 8
12 Nov 2009  #4
Thanks already for the advice... And yes, i know April is not the best time to visit. I was once in December in Wroclaw and it was so cold... but i must travel when i am free of work and that's the reason i will go in April!

I will look up at a map your suggestions of places to visit! If there are more useful ideas... don't hesitate and give them!
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
12 Nov 2009  #5
Hello Jocruy, and welcome to the Polish forums:
jwojcie 2 | 763
12 Nov 2009  #6
Quite charming palace in Krobielowice (about 15 km from Wroclaw):
skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=45254099&postcount=88

they supposedly have golf field over there... Another one fine castle near Wroclaw is in Wojnowice.

Here you will find Palaces and castles of Lower Silesia:
skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=238384
(quite old thread so you should first check if there is no reconstruction going on when you visit...)

If you like WWII history then Riese - underground military facilities may interest you:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Riese

is near Książ castle anyway...

Here, lower silessia smaller towns (in polish but with nice pictures, maybe to nice sometimes...):
skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=985226&highlight=dolno+347+261+skie
OP jocruy 2 | 8
13 Nov 2009  #7
Thanks Jwojcie for your nice tips! My cousin which is travelling with me is very interested in WWII. We have visited over our Polish hollidays already some places all over Poland about WWII. I am sure we will visit this place!!!
jwojcie 2 | 763
14 Nov 2009  #8
You are welcome :-)

If your cousin is so interested in WWII history, then maybe he would like to learn about this:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festung_Breslau

It explains a lot why modern Wroclaw is so architecturally patchy.

If I remember correctly, there is some permanent exibition regarding Siege of Breslau
in The City Museum of Wroclaw - The Historical Museum: mmw.pl/english/museum/history.php

but not sure about that...

Anyway, have fun :-)
OP jocruy 2 | 8
15 Nov 2009  #9
At approximately 70 km of Wroclaw there is also a concentration camp. Is it possible to reach it by public transport or should we rent a car? The German name is GroB Rosen but there is also a Polish name Rogoznica. Is it possible to get there in an easy way by train or bus?
jwojcie 2 | 763
15 Nov 2009  #10
I think there is no easy way by train. I don't know if there is direct bus.
If I were you I would try something like that:
1. rent a car
2. go to Rogoźnica early in the morning - 1h drive - (easy way partly by highway - 67km)
3. then go to Książ castle - 50min drive - 36km (it is within the city of Wałbrzych borders)
4. then if you have time go to Walim (Riese is there) - 25 min drive - 17 km
5. then back to Wrocław via Świdnica - 90min drive - 77km (if you have time Świdnica has nice city center).

This site is useful for routes determination, in Polish:

zumi.pl/trasa.html?loc1=wroc%B3aw&loc2=woj.+Dolno%B6l%B1skie%2C+Rogo%BCnica+1&byCar=on&cId1=&sId1=&cId2=69756676a4f5ab3b0700c84000000f007c1e00db79efb5db&sId2=&x=0&y=0

PS.

Rogoźnica site: gross-rosen.pl

Książ site: ksiaz.walbrzych.pl/en/godziny_otwarcia.html

Walim Museum site: sztolnie.pl

last entry in april is at 4 p.m.

I wasn't in Rogoźnica, but if I remember correctly my visit in Walim, then prisoners from Gross Rosen were used in Riese project.

PS2. I think that these people: wrota.wroclaw.pl/w/Main/main_eng.htm

can organize such trip for you :-)
OP jocruy 2 | 8
16 Nov 2009  #11
Jwojcie:thanks very lot for the good information. I think indeed for doing this part it should be better to rent a car. I found on a site something about trains in Polish to the direction which i am searching but i think a car would be better!

And i will contact the adress you gave me!

If you have other interesting ideas for doing the other days in the area, you can give them to me!
jwojcie 2 | 763
17 Nov 2009  #12
It is hard to give more advices without specific questions :-)
Typical problem for me in foreign city is: "What to do in the evening and where to look for proper info":
So, in order to find out about cultural events during your stay in Wroclaw:
1. try this about two/three weeks before your trip, should be updated then (in polish):

mobiwroclaw.nazwa.pl/kultura/wyszukiwarka_wydarzen.html

2. eventim.pl/portal/en/?

Here, internet radio in English from Wroclaw:

radiowroclove.com

They tend to have useful info on their website too.

PS. If you are Belgian, then maybe some recomendation from Belgian living in Wroclaw?: wroclaw4foreigners.wordpress.com/forum/arboretum-wojslawice/
OP jocruy 2 | 8
11 Apr 2010  #14
Hello everyone which helped me!

The trip was fantastic... i must thank all the people who answered my thread because without their help i couldn't fix it. We rent indeed a car and did a tour to Rogoznica and one of the tunnel complexes of the Riese-complex. We just had to go with a Polish guide there and we don't speak any word of Polish... But the whole countryside was really great.

The next day we went to the Czech border line and did the mountain area around with a final stop in a small pilgrimage place (Wamberzycie or something like that). We eat in a really small village the most delicious meal we ever had.

Finally i met a nice Polish girl in Wroclaw... i am planning to come back in november because she discovered my heart... It was a great holliday, thanks to all the good advices you gave me!

Johan


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