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Question about the Rynek and City of Wroclaw

Peter 3 | 248
7 Nov 2007 #1
When I was there I noticed that nearly every other day you had different groups of guys who would walk around the Rynek chanting what I assumed were football songs and doing group push ups, etc.

Who are these people?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
7 Nov 2007 #2
Probably people, who has just finished military service.
funmatt - | 1
26 May 2008 #3
Merged: Wroclaw - the city is lovely, nice bars and restaurants too

I was invited to visit a client of mine in the aviation industry in Wroclaw. they looked after me very well and the city was a very lovely city with nice bars and restaurants around lovely squares in the city
Seanus 15 | 19,704
30 Jan 2009 #4
No answers to this thread, unbelievable. Wrocław is like a mini-Prague. It doesn't quite have the same international appeal but it's a much underrated city.

It's a big step up from here, that's for sure.
samnslon 8 | 22
15 Mar 2010 #5
Merged: What does wroclaw need to bring it to the 21st century?

what is wroclaw missing? what would it need to bring it into the 21st century??
convex 20 | 3,973
15 Mar 2010 #6
A Hilton and decent streets. The Hilton is being built, I wouldn't hold my breath on the streets.

A store that sells decent beer/homebrew equipment would be nice. Good Mexican food would be nice too.
purplewolf 2 | 46
15 Mar 2010 #7
what is wroclaw missing? what would it need to bring it into the 21st century??

Changing the name of the city to Breslau and making German the second official language... ;).. ah.. i almost forgot about eth(n)ical Germans in municipal authorities, we need them too along with financial and political support of Bundesregierung....
26 Apr 2012 #8
Merged: Wrocław Resident: Can You Name Where these Shots Were Taken?

Some are easier than others, but these are for natives, mainly.

Ziutek 9 | 160
26 Apr 2012 #9
Top right - North East corner of rynek, near Starbucks.
The other three are a bit harder!
nynicki - | 31
26 Apr 2012 #10
Bottom left-definitely Jewish cemetery,forgot the name of the Park,next to Astra?
26 Apr 2012 #11
Top Left: ul. Kościuszki
Bottom Right: near Sky Tower

Ziutek and nynicky were right on about the other two. Good job!
Dirk diggler 10 | 4,643
18 Aug 2017 #12
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Yeah the rynek in wroclaw is awesome. I have a ton of pics but the tiny file size prevents me from uploading them.

I actually found a bunch of old gas ration stamps from prl times 1987 to be specific in my old medical book. It looks like its printed off old newspapers and says karta bezynowa typ-4 says the type of car registration and then has several months with little stamps that either say bezyna (3 columns a to c) or dodatek. Itd be so easy to counterfeit these lol I'm sure people did back in the day and sold their surplus gas. Most entrepreneurs had a side hustle but many were content with just going to their slow placed government job
Lyzko 42 | 9,135
18 Aug 2017 #13
Yep, the Black Market (Czarny Rynek) is still alive and well, don't let any Pole tell you different!
Dirk diggler 10 | 4,643
18 Aug 2017 #14

Its mostly prostitution and drugs esp amphetamines. In the prl tomes and 90s it was car theft, smuggling of western goods (I.e. levis jeans), gambling and related activites, some human trsfficking and document forgery, some weapon trafficking. The groups were more organized back then now its just small groups of dealers or businessmen who put their cash together to open up a go go club.
Lyzko 42 | 9,135
18 Aug 2017 #15
Not surprising at all, Dirk!

Just look at what's become of Prague's Vaclav Nemesti.

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