Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Wroclaw: Another trip to mother Poland

2014 is already over and there is still so much stuff I want to share with you guys. In March I went to Wroclaw, which is another cute little student town in the west of Poland. I went there for a little weekend trip. 4 days is a fair amount to explore the city, because it is not too big.

Here are some tips for your trip to Wroclaw. Wroclaw is a pretty small and beautiful city. I fell in love straight away. Its typical old Rynek (square) is just one little detail which makes you wander around like  you're in a little fairy tale. Our hostel was the Moon Hostel at Krupznicza and was really close to the centre and the party area. We went to the city by bus and it took us just 20 minutes to walk to the center from where we were staying.
We love to go up towers and viewing points so we were more than amazed by the awesome view with the blue sky and clear air. You can go up tower next to Bazylika św. Elżbiety Węgierskiej.

As you know I love Poland because of the Jewish history and it's interesting to find what´s left over from the horrible WWII. So we walked a long, long way down South to see the beautiful old Jewish cementry. It is quite far from the city centre but when the weather is nice it is definitely worth the trip (You can also take the tram too, btw).

For breakfast you should definitely try out the café Bułka z Masłem at Włodkowica Pawła 20-22. If it is sunny you should go in the back and sit on the old sofas outside and enjoy the nice lemonade and food they have got there. It was hard to leave the city after such a nice goodbye breakfast before we got back on the bus.

In general it's pretty easy to find cool little cosy bars, because Wroclaw just consists of them. The chance of getting trapped in a pricey or ugly place is really low because you can notice straight away if something isn´t cool or the the place is too fancy. We did a little pub crawl every night to make sure that we have been to all the bars we wanted to go to. So just to call some names, these are places you definitely should visit: Literatska (Rynek 53-60), Graciarnia (Kazimierza Wielkiego 39), Wlodkowica 21 (Pawla Wlodkowica 29), Café Niebo (Swietego Antoniego 1-35) or  Pracoffnia (Nozownicza 9-21).
On Google Maps I made a map with all the places I have been to. All the cafes and bars are definitely recommendable.
We have been there whilst it was still kind of cold and windy. You should definitely check out the Botanian garden on the Cathedral Island and take out a boat accross the fabulous Panorama Racławicka. Unfortunately it was too early we went to Wrcolaw to take out a boat, but instead we had a look at the stunning 360 degrees painting about the battle at Racławice from 1984.