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What's good to do in Wroclaw Poland?


smurf 39 | 1,982
28 Jan 2011  #1
heading there soon, what's good to do?
pubs/restaurants/museum/photo-ops/graffiti walls.

Actually forgive my ignorance on the subject but what's Wrocław famous for?...like Krakow has churches and the old Jewish part and lager louts, Kato has awesome coalmines and a funky language & Nikizowice, Warsaw has....err.....err....Katowice's money :) etc etc.
convex 20 | 3,978
28 Jan 2011  #2
heading there soon, what's good to do?

go out drinking with convex.

speaking of which...
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
29 Jan 2011  #3
Actually forgive my ignorance on the subject but what's Wrocław famous for?

I'll start...The enormous
convex 20 | 3,978
29 Jan 2011  #4
Googling women on Rynek
The botanical gardens are nice
Jewish cemetery/Soviet one is interesting too
A walk through Ostrow Tumski
Cruise up the Odra on one of those drunkard boats
Hala Ludowa is neat, the Japanese Garden is right next door...and the light show fountain that sucked up all the money for road repairs...

Your normal assortment of museums for a city this size.

Yea, that's about it. Give me a shout if you're going to be here in the next couple of weeks. Wroclaw is famous for having been German a couple of years back. If German history interests you, there's quite a bit here. Polish history..the Cathedral Island is about it.
OP smurf 39 | 1,982
29 Jan 2011  #5
Nice one guys, cheers for that, looks like itll be in a fortnight maybe 3 weeks, ill. Ill sed ya a PM closer to it convex, thanks
karmal
8 Apr 2011  #6
What for going to see jewish cemetary?
landora - | 199
8 Apr 2011  #7
Don't forget the zoo!

(to the Admin - I can't log in on Firefox, can you fix it?)

I can..
alexw68
8 Apr 2011  #8
I can - so not a firefox issue. Are you using a proxy server 'cos PF doesn't support that?
southern 75 | 7,097
8 Apr 2011  #9
I suggest Glowny and the KFC in the center.Also the tower where you have to step 200 staircases to enjoy the view of the city.
Olaf 6 | 956
8 Apr 2011  #10
heading there soon, what's good to do?

Best is to head OUT of Wroclaw asap :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
8 Apr 2011  #11
Also the tower where you have to step 200 staircases to enjoy the view of the city.

It only seems to be open in the summer. It's in Rynek and worth the climb.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
8 Apr 2011  #12
Also the tower where you have to step 200 staircases to enjoy the view of the city.

Is this tower relatively new? I don't think it was there in my time.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
8 Apr 2011  #13
It's the Garrison church, St Elizabeth's.

it costs about 2zl to climb the spire.

the church was repaired 10 or 15 years ago.
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Apr 2011  #14
Is this tower relatively new? I don't think it was there in my time.

It's a church tower.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
8 Apr 2011  #15
Oh! I'm trying to remember where on the Rynek there was a church. Not the Ratusz right?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
8 Apr 2011  #16
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ja%C5%9B_i_Ma%C5%82gosia_(kamienice)

the top picture has the church in the background.

the church is just behind Jas i Malgosia
rybnik 18 | 1,462
8 Apr 2011  #17
the church is just behind Jas i Malgosia

Wow! I don't recognize the building facades. They're so bright and clean! I'm gonna be so disoriented when I get back. I gonna need a guide! LOL
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
8 Apr 2011  #18
I'm gonna be so disoriented when I get back.

For those who have been away for 15 yrs or more.

the cathedral had no spires. towers, yes. but no spires. it's back to its full glory.

google some pictures of wroclaw. compare: past and present.

rynek and the area around it and ostrow tumski were cleaned up for the Popes visit in 97.

the hala ludowa, now hala stulecia, has been cleaned up. the zoo has had money spent on it. and plac bema is now built over with the google building.

in a few years, when it's completed, we will have the biggest music venue in europe. not sure of the facts on this though.

the area of hotel panorama is now galeria dominiikanska

anything u need to know... let me know.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
8 Apr 2011  #19
anything u need to know... let me know.

Unbeleivable! The zoo was such a pathetic place in my day. The Google building on Plac Bema!? No more Hala Ludowa? Oh the shock of it all :) I am sooo stoked to make this trip! Is the Hotel Panorama still standing?....I will definitely take you up on your offer.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
8 Apr 2011  #20
No more Hala Ludowa?

not in name. it's still there, but cleaner.

the hotel was rebuilt and renamed. it's now adjoining the Galeria building

the zoo changed hands and with it came investment. it's many years since i last visited so can't tell u what it's like now.

check post number 4 by convex. the light-show fountain cost something like 8 million to build and has a repair bill of 8 million.

the area around the new football stadium is very different. new roads etc.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
9 Apr 2011  #21
not in name. it's still there, but cleaner.

Would you believe I saw Suzi Quatro in the Hala Ludowa? The crowd was really into the show. You know, getting into it. The MO shut the show down! I still remember how bummed we all were(not to mention the performers).
jwojcie 2 | 763
11 Apr 2011  #22
As for an open towers and other high points in Wroclaw there is actually quite a few of them:
- aforementioned tower of St Elizabeth's church is the highest
- one of the cathedral towers on Ostrow Tumski
- math tower of Wroclaw Uniwersity
- cathedral of St Marii Magdalene
- the view from car park on Renoma mall is quite entertaining and for free :-)
- the view from car park on Dominikanska the same
- restaurant on the roof of Monopol hotel

That is for a city center. There are a few others off a beaten tracks places but those are for a hardcore city explorers :-) Like for example the highest floor of Faculty of Civil Engineering of Wroclaw University of Technology.

PS. It is quite probable that there will be an open restaurant on the last floor of Sky Tower. It should be a nice view from a 200 metres, except a sea of a commieblocks maybe ;) But we must wait for that a few years to judge.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
11 Apr 2011  #23
I lived in Karłowice. What ever became of: 1) the PZPR building? and 2) the Soviet army base?
jwojcie 2 | 763
11 Apr 2011  #24
Karłowice is a nice district but I'm not very familiar with it. As far as I know part of the army base was given to the University, some of it became just private flats, some stayed with the Polish army (not sure of that though). As for PZPR building no idea where it is...

PS. I think you can appreciate site with all kinds of photos from Breslau and Wroclaw, old and new:
wroclaw.hydral.com.pl

It is probably the best site of this kind about Wroclaw. One second of googling in it and there it is:
...

Is it that building? Now there is a medical unit in it.
Leopejo 4 | 120
11 Apr 2011  #25
PS. I think you can appreciate site with all kinds of photos from Breslau and Wroclaw, old and new ... It is probably the best site of this kind about Wroclaw.

Thank you for that site!
manjeet1986 - | 6
11 Apr 2011  #26
adventure buisness it will be amazing .
rybnik 18 | 1,462
11 Apr 2011  #27
Is it that building? Now there is a medical unit in it.

That's it!

PS. I think you can appreciate site with all kinds of photos from Breslau and Wroclaw, old and new

Great site! Thanks
Pagan
15 Apr 2012  #28
yea I am currently recovering in Rynek after a horror dental trip my wife had organised. I cannot eat, swallow, drink or even breathe cause my teeth are so sensitive after a horrible whitening procedure I enjoyed in a small skanky town Jelenia Gora. Went to KCM Dental Clinic on Bankowa Street only to find out them so called doctors didnt speak proper English and miming is really not enough when you try to describe your dental problem. they had put some blue gel onto my teeth - I swallowed a lot of that sh... and feel intoxicated right now - and sat there with my head tilted back smiling to a lamp. It hurts as F... and my teeth arent even whiter! From some beige it went to lemon-yeloow well thank you very much. We stayed there for 4 days, it was supposed to be a tourist town - give me a break. Slums, bad weather, no attractions, skanky people. But wroclaw is better indeed and maybe Id enjoy it some more if it wasnt for this horrible pain - never thought teeth can hurt like that. My missus is enjoying a beer in Highlander Pub here and all I can do is to sip with a straw. Never ever again. Wroclaw's worth seeing indeed we really came here for a treatment and it was not worth the money nor effect. And how the doc was rude when we started protesting, speaking to his nurse instead of us, barely spoke English anyway, will never visit Poland for any kind of medical treatment. Wifey says Pubs are good.
jon357 63 | 14,122
15 Apr 2012  #29
I cannot eat, swallow, drink or even breathe cause my teeth are so sensitive after a horrible whitening procedure I enjoyed in a small skanky town Jelenia Gora

Was it the ZOOM method? Some people find that really hard to put up with.

will never visit Poland for any kind of medical treatment.

It's the same wherever they do it. Uncomfortable.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
29 Apr 2012  #30
beware of this Wrocław dentist:
indiatoday.intoday.in/story/poland-dentist-pulled-out-ex-boyfriend-teeth/1/186538.html


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