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Bed and Breakfast Hotel

Every day our team of professionals makes every effort to meet your requirements. We are trying to be better and better so that a smile will appear on your faces after a comfortable night. We are introducing newer and newer amenities, one of such amenities is establishing cooperation with Bema Cafe. Thanks to this, we can present you a breakfast offer.

Bed and breakfasts Wrocław

Accommodation with breakfast in Wrocław is a very advantageous option, more and more often chosen by tourists visiting Wrocław. The main advantages of an overnight stay with breakfast are that you save time, which can be used later for other attractions. We cannot forget that when ordering a hotel with breakfast, we decide to have a proven, healthy and wholesome meal at the very beginning of the day. everyone knows how important the first meal of each day is. Therefore, when visiting BatogoSpot, it is worth considering the purchase of accommodation with breakfast

Bed and breakfast

Breakfasts are available for PLN 20 per person, to book breakfast, please contact BatogoSpot service by phone

The breakfast menu can also be found in the apartments or on our Partner's website

Coffee or Tea - Bed and Breakfast Wrocław

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  • Espresso
  • Cappucino
  • Latte
  • Americano
  • Americano z mlekiem
  • Flat white
  • Drip V60
  • Cold coffee
  • Ice Tea
  • Loose tea
  • Sweet omelette
  • Omlette Vege
  • Meat Omelette
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Scrambled eggs with ham and chives
  • Scrambled eggs on a bagel
  • Sandwiches with salmon
  • Chicken sandwiches
  • Mozzarella sandwiches
  • Sandwiches with egg paste
  • Bagels with ham and egg
  • Bagels with Svardwald ham
  • Bagels with hummus and fried egg
  • Tuna bagels

What about dinner?

The breakfast was delicious, but I feel unsatisfied.

The best restaurants in Wrocław

A delicacy especially for children - Bed and breakfast Wrocław

For the youngest lovers, we offer a delicious delicacy

PANCAKE WITH HONEY AND FRUIT

This delicious dessert will appeal not only to the youngest, but also to slightly older gourmets

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How bed and breakfast work

Jeden Kod – wiele Możliwości

When purchasing accommodation in Aparthotel Batogospot, guests can choose the Bed and breakfast option. After contacting the Batogospot service and paying for the “Lodging with breakfast” service, you will receive a unique Code. The code contains information about how many breakfasts you have bought and on what days. When entering the cafe, you should provide this code to the staff. Then you choose your favorite delicacies from the breakfast menu. Enjoy your meal!

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Well-fed mornings in Batogospot

There is no greater reward than the smile on the faces of guests after a comfortable night. However, the smile of an overnight stay with breakfast is equally important, which is why we have established cooperation with one of the best Wrocław cafes – Bema Cafe, to ensure the greatest possible comfort for our guests.

A short walk or how to get to breakfast

Stylish cafe which is Bema Cafe is located in the immediate vicinity of our Aparthotel. To get there, just go outside the building and cross the street. Then follow Sienkiewicza Street to the east for approx. 2 minutes. The entire journey takes about 5 minutes.

Taki krótki spacer zaostrza apetyt i pomaga się obudzić przed kolejnym dniem pełnym wyzwań!

Our partner in the organization of accommodation with breakfast is Bema Cafe, at ul. Drobnera. Thanks to establishing cooperation with the well-known Wrocław Cafe, we can offer our guests new comprehensive services that improve quality. Bema Cafe is one of the best cafes in Wrocław and is eagerly visited by both tourists and Wrocław residents. Their specialty is delicious coffee brewed from specially selected coffee beans. It’s hard to imagine a better start to your day than your morning coffee with breakfast

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Sky tower is a showcase of Wrocław

Most tourists, when exploring the city, cannot resist seeing the beautiful panorama view of the entire city. There are several places in Wrocław from which you can admire the city from a bird’s eye view, one of them is the Sky Tower, the tallest building in Poland. The Sky Tower has an observation deck on the 50th floor. The place is often visited by tourists, so when planning a trip, it is good to think about booking tickets in advance.

The tallest building in Poland

Sky Tower is the tallest building in Poland in two categories:

– “height to the roof”

– “height from the highest floor”.

The height of the building at the highest point (tower) is 212 m and has 51 floors.

Sky Tower

Shopping Mall in Sky Tower

Sky Tower – a shopping mall – was put into use in the second half of 2012. However, the rest of the building only at the beginning of 2013.

Architecture of the skyscraper

The entire Sky Tower complex consists of 3 buildings (originally there were 6 planned):

building B1 – four-storey (from level -1 to level 2) platform, which includes, among others shopping mall, bowling alley,
building B2 – 51-storey tower with 184 apartments on the 28th to 48th floors, and office space on the lower levels,
building B3 – 19-storey, “sail”, in which there are 52 apartments on levels 11 to 18, as well as offices.

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There are as many as 38 elevators in the building!
It is the highest viewpoint in Lower Silesia (except for mountain areas).
There is a 227 m² apartment on the 48th floor, which is the third highest apartment in Europe.

On the 49th floor there is a vantage point from which you can admire the wonderful panorama of Wrocław.

Entry to the viewpoint takes place every half hour, and tickets can be purchased on the ground floor of the Sky Tower gallery or via the website. Sky tower is eagerly visited by Tourists to make sure that you can enter the terrace well book tickets several days in advance

Book the entrance to the Observation Deck
Sky

TICKET PRICES

• regular – PLN 18.00
• concessionary – PLN 12.00
• children under 3 – free admission

Location - Sky Tower

While in Wrocław, it is hard not to notice Sky Tower, it is the tallest building in Poland. Since it is located close to the center, it is a great landmark. You can see it from a distance of 30 km from the city. The city of Wrocław is dominated by low-rise buildings, most of the buildings have 4 floors, so building such a majestic building in the city center was a huge undertaking.

Location

Sky Tower is located in the Krzyki district of Wrocław, at the intersection of Powstańców Śląskich and Happy Streets.

The building is located in the vicinity of:

railway and bus station – approx. 10 minutes on foot
Wroclaw Market Square – approx. 20 minutes on foot
airport – approx. 25 minutes by car.

 

 

Sky Tower how to get there

The building can be reached by various means of transport.

by trams (stop “Wielka”): 2, 6, 7, 14, 17, 20, 24,
by buses: A, D, 125, 325, 144.

How to avoid traffic jams in Wrocław

Parking

There is an underground car park in the basement of the Sky Tower, but the prices are quite high there. People who want to save on parking are recommended to park near the neighboring streets, free of charge. You can easily find a parking space there

  • The first 20 minutes - Free
  • First Hour - PLN 4
  • Each Next Hour - PLN 4

Sky Tower Run

SKY TOWER RUN

The Sky Tower run has been held every year since 2014. However, for 4 years it has the rank of the Polish Championship in tower running. Competitors start from street level and run to the finish line at the vantage point on the 49th floor. There are 1142 stairs to climb.
Polish Firefighters Championships in the run up the stairs

In addition to the usual running up the stairs, there is also a run for firefighters. They run in sports clothes and a combat uniform and cover the same distance (1142 stairs) as the Sky Tower Run competitors.

What was before

Sky tower is not the first skyscraper in this place, there was an office building under the management of the same company LC Corp before. Poltegor was once the tallest building in Wrocław. The skyscraper was built in 1982.

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The skyscraper and the almost 3-hectare plot surrounding it were bought on January 18, 2006 for (according to unofficial information) EUR 17.5 million by a Wrocław businessman Leszek Czarnecki. In the spring of 2006, earthworks in the surroundings of “Poltegor” began, preparing the site for the construction of a new facility. Poltegor was destroyed. An interesting fact is that during the destruction of the building, a training action was carried out for firefighters. The name Poltegor was derived from the name of the company that owned it,  Polskie Techniki Górnicze

Construction and Great Changes

the investment started in August 2007, then the investor obtained a building permit. It lasted 6 years and it was only in 2013 that a shopping mall and a tower with an observation deck began to function.

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Centennial Hall why is it worth visiting?

Centennial Hall, why is it worth visiting?

The Centennial Hall is an extraordinary place and a world-class monument. The Centennial Hall has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to the unconventional architectural solutions used during the construction. The Centennial Hall attracts tourists not only because of its unique character, but also delights with its beauty. Behind the hall building, there is a picturesque pergola with a wonderful multimedia fountain. (Similar fountains are in Prague, Warsaw and Berlin)

What is known about the Centennial Hall?

The Centennial Hall was designed by Max Berg – the famous architect. The construction lasted from 1911 to 1913, and after the completion of the project, a huge exhibition was created inside to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig. The area around the hall is designated for exhibition and recreation areas. The developing city needed a large, distinctive structure, able to accommodate a large number of exhibitors and visitors.

Access to the Centennial Hall in Wrocław

There are several ways to get to the Centennial Hall. The cheapest is to use public transport. Trams number 2, 4 and 10 stop in front of the Centennial Hall. You can also take a taxi or city bike. We do not recommend bus transport.

There is a paid parking lot near the Centennial Hall. You can enter there from the tourism center. However, the parking lot is extremely expensive, it costs 6,5 PLN / h. Therefore, we recommend using other forms of transport!

How to avoid traffic jams in Wrocław?

Centennial Hall - Sightseeing and Tickets

To visit the Centennial Hall you do not need to buy a ticket, it is widely available to every tourist. However, there are other additional paid attractions nearby, such as the entrance to the terrace from which you can watch the fountain show, as well as fairs and performances, which sometimes take place inside the hall or in the nearby regional tourism center.

Calendar of exhibitions and shows

The Centennial Hall has been planned since its inception as a venue for mass and cultural events, as well as concerts and fairs. It is therefore not surprising that various events take place there several times a year. During this time, entry to the hall, understood as participation in the organized event, is ticketed. Dates of events and ticket prices can be checked on the website of the Centennial Hall!

Stay up to date, check what is happening in the Centennial Hall

Hala Stulecia - How was it built?

The establishment of the hall, the most famous work of Wrocław modernism, was associated with the hundredth anniversary of the publication in Wrocław by Frederick William III of the proclamation of March 17, 1813, calling for general resistance against Napoleon. It was decided to celebrate this ceremony with exceptional panache and class, for this purpose a world exhibition was organized to commemorate these events. For this purpose, the city set aside areas located on the edge of the Szczytnicki Park, near the Wrocław Zoological Garden, established some 40 years earlier and enjoying increasing popularity.

Out of 43 submitted projects, the design of the city architect of Wrocław, Max Berg, was approved, who proposed a large exhibition hall with an unprecedented structure. Despite the original, but very controversial design of the hall and the high estimated costs of its construction, on June 28, 1911, it obtained a formal building permit.

At the time of its construction, the hall was a unique facility, with a reinforced concrete cover with the largest span in the world – only a few steel structures were larger then. The hall is 42 meters high and the dome that covers it is 67 meters in diameter. The maximum width of the hall’s interior is 95 meters, and the available space is 14,000 sq m. . In addition to the central hall itself, 56 other exhibition rooms were planned in the building, spacious lobbies surrounding the main hall, and the total was calculated for 10,000 people.

Centennial Hall in Wrocław - UNESCO Monument

In 2006, the Centennial Hall was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is a unique expression of recognition for this place. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded on November 16, 1945. This organization was established to protect the world’s top-class monuments or unique natural creations. The sites inscribed on the UNESCO list are monuments unique to all mankind that deserve special protection.

The history of an unusual place

The history of the Centennial Hall is inseparably connected with the history of Wrocław and the entire region. Particularly important events and celebrations took place there, which had an impact on the present character of the city.

The hall survived World War II without any serious losses. The exhibition grounds around the hall and the hall itself for the first time after the war were used on a larger scale from July to September 1948 at the Recovered Territories Exhibition and during the accompanying (August 25-28) World Congress of Intellectuals in Defense of Peace.

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The dynamically conducted construction of the Centennial Hall was a great technological undertaking, an example of the highest engineering efficiency and craftsmanship. The applied bold design and organizational solutions became a model for other buildings of this type.

Centennial Hall - Dark Times of the People's Republic of Poland

In the People’s Republic of Poland, no major works were carried out in the hall that would significantly change its character. It served as a venue for concerts and sports events, and the largest cinema in the city also operated in the hall. Only the urban context of the hall changed quite strongly due to the cutting off of the southern part of the exhibition grounds. in 1948 the Spire was built on the square in front of the entrance.

The 90s and the present day

After 1989, some changes were made in the hall, a general renovation lasting several months there in 1997 included such changes as plastic window blinds, advertising boards, sound system, and above all lowering the floor level by about 1 m and building in sliding stands and folding pitches (allows changing the purpose of the hall depending on the current sports or exhibition needs.On May 31, 1997, during his sixth visit to Poland, John Paul II led an ecumenical prayer in the hall as part of the Eucharistic congress.

Last renovation

The renovation of the Centennial Hall was carried out in 2009-2011

The elevation regained its pre-war yellow and sand color. The biggest problem was the replacement of windows. Max Berg in his design used iron mahogany imported especially from Australia. Today, this tree species does not exist, so at the request of the conservator, teak wood was used. This resulted in an increase in renovation costs and an extension of the repair time.

Centennial Hall and Regional Center of Business Tourism

The next stage was the construction of a new Regional Business Tourism Center. The construction in the historic site was possible thanks to the preserved and unrealized expansion plans by Max Berg. The official opening took place on September 17, 2010. The last planned stage was the renovation of the facade inside the building. It was also planned to increase the capacity of the hall for the needs of the audience during sports competitions

In 2014, the volleyball championship was held here.

Despite numerous historical turmoil, the hall has not changed its original character.

The Wrocław Fountain is the largest in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Its ceremonial opening took place on June 4, 2009, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the first free elections in post-war Poland. Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Szczytnicki Park, next to the historic Hala Stulecia complex and the Wrocław Congress Center, it attracts the attention of tourists from Poland and abroad. It covers an area of almost 1 ha, and at its bottom there are as many as 800 light points, 300 water nozzles and 3 fire nozzles.

Watching the Fountain Show

The shows between 19 and 21 are most popular due to the upcoming evening. The splash of water, music and the glow of lights shimmering in the glass during the setting sun give the visitors an unforgettable experience. We encourage everyone to watch such a show.

Harmonogram Pokazów

muzyka nowoczesna / 4:14 min / Bonobo: Kiara, Prelude The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the Birds

 muzyka klasyczna / 16:26 min / Georges Bizet: Carmen; uwertura Ludwig van Beethoven: V symfonia w C minor; Chaczaturian Aram: Taniec z szablami (z baletu „Gajane”); Piotr Czajkowski: suita z baletu „Dziadek do orzechów”

muzyka pop / 10 min / Daft Punk: Around the World; Amerie: Thing; Madonna: 4 Minutes; Beyonce: Run the World; M.I.A.: Bad Girls; Azealia Banks: 212; James Brown: I feel good; Kaoma: Lambada; Katy B: Katy on the Mission

muzyka nowoczesna / 4:14 min / Bonobo: Kiara, Prelude The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the Birds

muzyka nowoczesna / 4:14 min / Bonobo: Kiara, Prelude The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the Birds

muzyka klasyczna /10:38 min / Hans Zimmer: Dead Man’s Chest (utwór z filmu „Piraci z Karaibów”); Sergei Prokofiev: Montagues And Capulets („Romeo i Julia”); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: uwertura z „Wesela Figara”

muzyka pop /10 min / Daft Punk: Around the World; Amerie: Thing; Madonna: 4 Minutes; Beyonce: Run the World; M.I.A.: Bad Girls; Azealia Banks: 212; James Brown: I feel good; Kaoma: Lambada; Katy B: Katy on the Mission

muzyka nowoczesna 17:07 min / Apocalyptica: Quutamo; Faith No More: Midnight Cowboy; Jean Michel Jarre: Oxygène, cz. 8 Vangelis: Pulstar

muzyka klasyczna / 4:57 min / Ryszard Wagner: Cwał Walkiri z opery „Die Walküre”

muzyka klasyczna / 16:26 min / Georges Bizet: Carmen; uwertura Ludwig van Beethoven: V symfonia w C minor; Chaczaturian Aram: Taniec z szablami (z baletu „Gajane”); Piotr Czajkowski: suita z baletu „Dziadek do orzechów”

muzyka pop / 10 min / Daft Punk: Around the World; Amerie: Thing; Madonna: 4 Minutes; Beyonce: Run the World; M.I.A.: Bad Girls; Azealia Banks: 212; James Brown: I feel good; Kaoma: Lambada; Katy B: Katy on the Mission

Few people remember that the Centennial Hall was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with the adjacent buildings, which are not inferior to their innovative architectural solutions. One of them is the Four Domes Pavilion.

The Four Domes Pavilion is a new branch of the National Museum in Wrocław. The building was erected in 1912 and its author is Hans Poelzig. Until 1945, the pavilion served as a place for exhibitions and occasional exhibitions. From 1953, the building was taken over by the Wrocław Feature Film Studio. In 2006, the Pavilion and the Centennial Hall were entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Four Domes Pavilion was donated to the National Museum in Wrocław in 2009.
 

Four Domes Pavilion - a branch of the National Museum

The Pavilion hosts an exhibition of Polish contemporary art. The collection includes about 20 thousand. exhibits in the field of painting, graphics, sculpture, photography and others. In addition to the works of such outstanding artists as Władysław Hasior, Tadeusz Kantor or Katarzyna Kozyra, visitors can admire the works of the artistic milieu in Wrocław.

By purchasing a ticket to the National Museum, you can visit all its branches within 2 days

Other attractions nearby

In the vicinity of the Centennial Hall there are many other well-known and recognized attractions of Wrocław. When visiting this place, it is also worth visiting other among the best ones are “

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice the absolute number 1 in the world

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice - A work of art

A monumental painting and a symbol of the city of Wrocław. This is a place that everyone should see at least once in their life. Yes, the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is breathtaking, not only because of the size of the painting, but above all because of the climate that prevails there. Entering the exhibition, we have the impression that we are on the battlefield.

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in numbers

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a monumental colossus. The building is a painting, around the walls of the building there is a painting that is over 114 meters long and 15 meters high.

The story of how Panorama Racławicka ended up in Wrocław

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice shows the victorious battle of the Kościuszko Uprisings. This is a special moment in Polish history, because it was during this battle that all Poles from different states (the gentry and the peasants) united to defend their homeland against a common enemy, wanting to stop the partitions of Poland.

Who painted the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice?

Bitwa pod Racławicami was painted by a team of painters. The originator of the creation of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice was Jan Styka, an artist from Lviv who wanted to celebrate the battle on its 100th anniversary. The artist enlisted many outstanding painters to help. The end result of the work was the establishment of the National Museum in Lviv in 1893.

Not triumph, but cooperation

The aim of painting this monumental work, which is the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, was not to celebrate the victory of Poles over the invader. The victory was important, but the main goal was to show that the Polish nation can unite in the face of the threat and be successful. Jan Styka, after completing the work on the monumental painting, said about his work as follows:

"When I came up with the idea of doing this work, it was not just about celebrating the triumph of the Polish army, because Poland had greater victories in its history, but I only wanted to show that here all states for the defense of the Fatherland had joined together a hundred years ago, but I wanted splendorimienia najwznioślejszego bohatera wolności, Kościuszki."
Panorama-raclawicka
Jan Styka
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Autorzy Panoramy

  • Wojciecha Kossak,
  • Tadeusz Popiel,
  • Teodor Axentowicz,
  • Włodzimierz Tetmajer.

Great Renovation

After the Second World War, the painting was recovered from Lviv and transported to Wrocław.

Museum Currently

Soon, because at the end of July, another great renovation of the monumental painting will begin. The management of the museum announces that the renovation works will last until March 2021. Therefore, hurry to visit the Racławice panorama, because it will soon be excluded from tourist traffic for several months.

Visit

When planning a visit to the museum, it is worth spending about an hour on visiting it. The screening of the main exhibition lasts 30 minutes, however, there are also other interesting exhibitions in the buildings. It is also worth visiting other branches of the national museum, which are available with the same ticket. The paintings by Jan Matejko, the Tombstone of Henryk the Pious, one of the Piasts and Abakana at the exhibition of contemporary art, deserve special attention.

Opening hours

When going to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, it is worth knowing the opening hours of the museum. Sometimes the traffic is so busy that you can’t just come and buy a ticket, because all of them are sold out that day. Therefore, it is worth planning your visit in advance.

 poniedziałek – nieczynne
Wtorek – Piątek – 9:30–17:30
zwiedzanie od 10:00 do 17:00
Weekendy
(pierwszy seans rozpoczyna się o godz. 10:00, ostatni o godz. 18:00)

Dojazd

You can reach Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in several ways. Probably most of you will decide to travel by car, then the best solution is to leave it in the museum parking lot. However, the traffic in Wrocław is not the best organized, so it is a good solution to consider other alternative means of transport. You can read more about transport in Wrocław in our article below.

How to efficiently move around Wrocław

Parking at the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. It is quite expensive, however, it is difficult to find a parking space nearby so it may be your best option. Especially for organized tours. We present you the current price list of the Car Park at Panorama Racławicka (Entrance from Purkiniego Street)

Pierwsza Godzina- 4,5 zł

Druga Godzina – 4,5 zł

Każda następna – 4,0 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 6,0 zł

Druga Godzina – 6,0 zł

Każda następna – 5,5 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 25,0 zł

Druga Godzina – gratis

Każda następna – 7,0 zł

Pierwsza Godzina- 29,0 zł

Druga Godzina – gratis

Każda następna – 14,0 zł

Main exhibition

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a unique museum, the most famous exhibition that is presented there is a painting by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak, presenting the panorama of the Battle of Racławice. It is not the only exhibition at this museum. After the screening, the main exhibition also features exhibits from the battles of the Kościuszko Uprising, models of minor battles of the Uprising, and even an exhibition of bookplates. All exhibitions, although less spectacular, are included in the ticket price.

Sightseeing time

The time of visiting the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is 30 minutes. This is how long the screening in the main painting room lasts. Due to the great interest in visiting this place, it is not possible to stay for the next screenings. In addition to the main room with the image of the Battle of Racławice, there are several smaller rooms with other exhibits from this period. The other rooms include:

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

While visiting the small rotunda, i.e. a specially built-on room, you can admire the exhibits that reflect the historical aspects of the battle.

In the central part of the rotunda, a plastic map of the area is presented, repeating the topographic layout of the area where the Battle of Racławice took place. Colored LEDs indicate the positions and movements of the troops fighting in the battle – Polish troops (yellow diodes) and Russian troops (green diodes). The course of the battle, based on historical sources, is presented in a commentary read by a lecturer (in six languages: Polish, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish), additionally enlivened by appropriately lit parts of colored LEDs. Historical information contained in the commentary can be confronted with the artistic vision of Kossak and Styka.

In the display cases on the edge of the rotunda there is an exhibition entitled “Colors and weapons of the troops fighting at Racławice on April 4, 1794”. It presents 107 figurines showing Polish and Russian soldiers in period uniforms.
In the showcases of the Little Rotunda vestibule, there are also sketches painted by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak in the Racławice Fields in April 1893 and a painted poster design for the Panorama in Lviv from 1894.

malowany projekt plakatu Panoramy we Lwowie z 1894.

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

In four annexes separated by semicircular bends on the southern wall and a variable floor level, you can see multimedia presentations extending our knowledge about the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, its creators and fate, details of conservation and other European panoramas.

The first annex (in front of the entrance) – a spatial map with the marked combat route of the Kościuszko Uprising from Krakow through Racławice, Szczekociny, Połaniec, Warsaw to Maciejowice.

Annex two – presentations about other Polish panoramas, European panoramas and the creators of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice (in Polish) are presented on the monitor.

Annex three – a film about the conservation of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice and its preparation for exhibition in the rotunda in Wrocław (in Polish) is shown on the monitor.

Annex four – the monitor shows the same presentations as in the second annex, but in the English language version.

Entrance: Behind the Ticket Office

You can see:

“Tadeusz Kościuszko in Phaleristics”

March 19, 2019 – July 31, 2020


2019 is the 225th anniversary of the Kościuszko Uprising and the 125th anniversary of the “Panorama of the Battle of Racławice”. On this occasion, the exhibition “Tadeusz Kościuszko in Phaleristics” will be presented in the hall of the Museum, which is part of the collection “Kościuszko Iconography” by Krzysztof Lachowicz, a famous Wrocław collector, owner of the largest collection of Kościuszkoans in Poland.

Over 650 badges, medals, tokens, plaques, pendants and other honorary and commemorative signs will be presented. Exhibits from the times of the partitions and the 20th century, as well as news from Poland, as well as from Australia, Belarus, France, Switzerland and the USA, will be displayed. These are signs of a patriotic, military, organizational, educational, company, sports and tourist character. They commemorate the hero of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice – General Tadeusz Kościuszko. He became well-established in the nation’s consciousness as the first leader in the history of the uprising, who made Poles engage in armed acts, indicating that fighting is the only way to regain independence.
In Kościuszko iconography, phaleristics is a significant section presenting the traditions of commemorating the person and activity of Tadeusz Kościuszko.

Kościuszko bookplates

Presentation of bookplates dedicated to Tadeusz Kościuszko awarded in the annual Panorama Racławicka

Międzynarodowych Konkursach na ekslibris kościuszkowski.

The National Museum and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice

The Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is a branch of the National Museum in Wrocław. This is good news for visitors to this place. When buying a ticket to one of the branches of the national museum, we have the opportunity to visit the others included in the ticket price. Such an attraction is possible for two days from purchasing the ticket. People who have become happy holders of tickets to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice can also visit:

Ticket prices

The lines to the ticket offices are always long here, especially on weekend afternoons. If you want to visit the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, especially at this time, it is good to have a ticket purchased in advance. This can be done online and you avoid waiting in lines.

  • Normalny - 30 zł
  • Ulgowyy - 23 zł
  • Rodzinny (2+2) - 23 zł/os
  • Specjalny Opiekun grup szkolnych) - 3 zł
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Panorama Racławicka a Covid-19

Despite the covid-19 epidemic, the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in Wrocław functions normally and receives visitors. However, the museum has introduced several rules that ensure the comfort and safety of its visitors. Detailed guidelines are set out in the museum’s regulations, and the most important of them are listed below:

  • Noś maseczkę ochronną
  • Zdezynfekuj ręce po wejściu
  • Płać Kartą
  • Zachowaj odległość 2m
  • Nie korzystaj z windy
  • Mierzymy temperaturę  przy wejściu
  • Dezynfekcja klamek
  • Szatnia jest niedostępna
More information about visiting in the Regulations

Sklep i Suveniry

There is a gift shop in the museum lobby. You can buy various historical publications there.

Go to the National Museum's online store

Wroclaw Market Square – 3 bigest Poland Market Square

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Medieval market square - Wroclaw Market sqare

Wroclaw Market Square is an amazing place that has always been full of life. In the Middle Ages there was a main commercial square. Currently, the market in Wroclaw has slightly changed its original function, because there are no more folding stalls and an shouting crowd of traders. However, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants that offer visitors the best specialties from around the world at any time of the day or night!

Other functions of the Wroclaw Market sqare

The market in Wrocław does not only have an entertainment function. It is in the Wrocław market that the City Council and the President have their headquarters. What’s more, the Wrocław market is a meeting place for the residents of Wrocław. Concerts and festivals take place on the Wrocław market. One of the most interesting events that takes place here every year is the Christmas Market

The Christmas market is one of the traditions of Wrocław

Information in a nutshell - Wroclaw Market sqare

Before you visit the market in Wroclaw market square, it is worth reading a few facts about it that are relevant. Here is some information in a nutshell that will help you better understand how an important place is the Market Square in Wroclaw

  • One of the largest markets in Europe
  • 3 largest market in Poland
  • It has almost 3.8 ha of land
  • Designed and built in accordance with the “Magdemurg Law”
  • The town hall tower is over 66 m high
  • There are 11 streets to the Market Square in Wrocław

Access to the Wroclaw Market sqare

Wroclaw Market Square is a beautiful place, and as everyone knows, beautiful places are not easy to reach, especially by car. Knowing the problems faced by guests visiting Rynek Wrocław, we have prepared for you a list of parking lots near the market in which you can safely leave your car. We recommend using our Batogospot Tumski car park for 25 PLN / day.

If you do not use the full-day parking lot, you can park in one of the side streets. However, when choosing such a solution, it should be remembered that most of them are unidirectional, which creates huge traffic jams. You can lose more time parking than driving to the market. That is why it is good to consider other means of transport.

It is also worth remembering that Wrocław is divided into 3 parking zones, the most expensive is located around the Market Square in Wrocław, but the fees are charged only for parking from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00. City parking is free on weekends!

What you must see - Wroclaw Market sqare

A walk around the Wrocław market can take 15 minutes or an hour. But if you go there, it is worth paying attention to a few important monuments that you will see every step. Rynek Wrocław is a truly unique place, which is worth spending some time on. Here are the most important places to see.

  • Old Town Hall
  • New Town Hall
  • Museum of Bourgeois art Hall
  • Swidnicka cellar
  • Pillory
  • Bear Monument
  • Potter’s Passage
  • Fredro monument
  • Coat of arms of Wroclaw
  • “Zdrój” fountain
  • Gnomes on the market
  • “Feniks” Department Store
  • Tenement houses on the
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  • jaś and małgosia
  • Salt Square

Historic Tenements - Wroclaw Market sqare

Town Hall - Market Square Wrocław

It can be said that the Wrocław Town Hall consists of two buildings. The first is the Old Town Hall in Wroclaw. It is a beautiful Gothic building that is located in the eastern part of the market. The building was built in the late Gothic style. It is known that this building already existed before 1299. Because it is from this period that the first information about its expansion and connection with the New Town Hall comes from the southern side of the market.

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The New Town Hall in Wrocław was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Since then, it has been the seat of the city authorities, but the building that we can admire in its present form was only built in the 19th century. Over the centuries, the Town Hall building has been rebuilt several times. An interesting fact is that it has always been connected by an underground corridor with Piwnica Świdnicka – the oldest restaurant in Europe. The town hall is also connected with the cloth hall, formerly a merchant building, now the seat of the Mayor of the City.

Old Town Hall clock tower - Wroclaw Market sqare

A clock tower adjoins the Old Town Hall, which is over 66 m high. It is interesting that the Town Hall tower houses a very old clock. It consists of up to 5 clock dials – 4 dials are located on the tower, the fifth dial was placed on the facade of the Old Town Hall. The clock was designed in such a way that each of the residents could see what time it is, regardless of which side of the city it was on. As you can see, punctuality has always been important for the inhabitants of Wrocław.
 
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Cloth Hall - Wroclaw Market sqare

This is a building where formerly there were chambers of commerce, initially there were 40, but the number increased with time. The first building existed in this place before the Mongol invasion, i.e. in 1241. Cloth, or precious materials, was traded in this house. In the Middle Ages, Wrocław was at the intersection of Via Regia (East-West) and the Amber Route trade routes. Thanks to such a unique location on the Wroclaw market, you could get many exotic goods

Świdnicka Celler - Wroclaw Market Sqere

Few people know that the oldest restaurant in Europe is located in Wroclaw. This is the Świdnicka basement. The restaurant is connected directly to the oldest part of the town hall. In the basement of this building, as early as in the 12th century, there was a storeroom with beer and wine. Beer was transported through a hidden tunnel under the market square directly to the restaurant. Today it is a unique tourist attraction. Being nearby should pay attention to the sculptures on the facade of the building. A drunken husband returning home and waiting for him on the other side of the wife with a raised roller in his hand.

Fredro Monument - Wroclaw Market Square

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In the 1950s, Wrocław residents honored the great writer with a monument. However, the monument went there from the ruined Lviv. Earlier, a monument to the Austrian general stood here, which was removed in 1949. There are 2 interesting things connected with the monument. the first is that it is very difficult to meet a writer holding a pen in his hand. It was repeatedly stolen by street jesters. Another curiosity, or rather a tradition, is the Polonez dance for Fredro. Dance is performed by high school graduates and is a kind of superstition, people who take part in it have good results during the secondary school-leaving examination. The Wrocław Market is particularly conducive to such events.

Passing by the Fredro monument it is worth taking a few steps towards the Cloth Hall. This is where the coat of arms of Wrocław is located. It is a must-have place for all trips. It was arranged with different species and shades of granite. It is in Lower Silesia, whose capital is Wrocław, that one of the largest deposits of this material in Europe occurs. This does not affect the appearance of the streets in the city. Standing over the coat of arms, it’s worth remembering its importance for the history of Wrocław

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In the upper left corner there is a Czech lion in the crown. It reminds of the Czech governments in this city, as well as the location of Wrocław, which is the capital of historic Silesia. The division into Lower and Upper Silesia was introduced artificially only after the end of World War I and the change of borders. Beside the lion, in the upper right corner is the Silesian Eagle. It was borrowed from the Piast dynasty, coat of arms, who were the first to rule this city, their headquarters was located in Ostrów Tumski, in the oldest part of the city.

The letter W in the lower left corner comes from the historical name of the city – Vratislavia. Below we can see the image of John the Evangelist. However, in the central part of the coat of arms is the head of John the Baptist. Patron of the Wroclaw Cathedral and Episcopate, which contributed to the city’s development.

Fountain - Zdrój - Wroclaw Market sqare

The name of the fountain comes from the name of the then president of the city – “Zdrojewski”. It was he who ordered that a fountain be built here. In the Middle Ages there was a city weight in this place. Merchants entering the city who wanted to trade their goods had to pay the appropriate tax to the city council. The weight was used to determine the amount of tax.

One of the local flavors that tell about the city’s history and show how really it is are Wroclaw’s Dwarfs. Where did they come from? There are several theories on this topic, but let’s not delve into history. The fact is that the chancelleries are a unique tourist attraction for Wrocław. The oldest ones are located on the Wroclaw market square. Every important place worth visiting has its own gnome.

A trip in search of gnomes is also a great form of visiting the city with young children, for whom this form of entertainment will make exploring the city boring. Maps with gnomes on the Wroclaw market can be bought at any good Suvenir store, and there are quite a few around the market

Where did the Dwarfs come from on the Wrocław Market Square?

History - Wroclaw Market Square

Tenements around the market square in Wroclaw

There are many historic tenement houses around the Market Square in Wrocław. There are a few special ones that deserve special attention. Tenements are named after decorations on their facades. Because tenements were built at different times, their owners were more or less wealthy, so together they are a beautiful colorful mosaic of different tastes and architectural styles.

Jaś i Małgosia

These are probably the two most famous tenements on the Wroclaw market. One is bigger, the other smaller, just like Hansel and Gretel. Earlier, they were the economic base for altarists, i.e. the guardians of the temple and cemetery in the Garrison church. These are the only surviving buildings of this complex.

Beginnings of administration in Wrocław

As you read earlier in the Middle Ages, at the time when the Market Square was created in Wrocław, there was no administration yet. Tenements around the market square did not yet have addresses, streets were named after places that were there, e.g. Rzeznicza, Więzienna, Kuźnicza, Kurzy Targ. So how were so many tenements managed in one place? Well, nothing simpler with the help of images on the facades. This is where some interesting places came from. Here are the most interesting of them:

  • Under the golden sun
  • jaś and małgosia
  • Under the golden dog
  • Under the Griffins
  • Under the Golden Crown
  • Under golden Maria
  • Under the golden pitcher
  • Under the Golden Eagle
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A beautiful view of tenement houses is ruined by one modernist building designed by Henri Rump. In its glory days it was supposed to present the modernist thought of Wrocław. Today does not encourage view. However, there is a curiosity associated with this building. Inside is the oldest elevator in Poland, which dates from the 19th century.

It is a place that was established in the place of medieval potters’ stalls. For many years the place did not have its name, it was given only by the Polish administration in 1948. One of the tenement houses houses the Prose literary club. It is a meeting place for Wrocław writers.

It used to be a separate square, today it is part of the complex that is Rynek Wrocław. The square got its name from the fact that in the Middle Ages salt was traded there, which was very expensive and desirable at that time. Today they trade flowers there. This is the only place in Wroclaw, and maybe even in Poland, where you can buy Flowers at any time of the day or night. It is also a great opportunity to take your chosen heart to this place. It is interesting that under the square there is an atomic shelter, which has recently been arranged as a museum of world cinema.

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Pillory - Market Square in Wrocław

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Today it is a meeting place, especially for guided tours. Formerly it was a place of execution and enforcement of justice by the court, which was located in the Old Town Hall. Wroclaw from the eleventh century had a city kata, which carried out executions in this place. The last public execution at this place took place here in the mid-eighteenth century. And the punishment of public flogging at the end of the nineteenth century, so relatively recently. Cheaters and criminals were brought to the pillory to show them to the whole city. The one standing in Wrocław is a copy of the Pillory from 1492. It is made of sandstone, by the famous Saxon sculptor Preussey

The sculpture did not appear on the Wrocław market square until the beginning of the 20th century. Its author is the Berlin sculptor Ernst Moritz. One and a half meter sculpture near the town hall is slightly over 150 cm tall and weighs over 300 kg. It was the first fountain on the Wrocław market. There are many legends around the bear cub where it came from on the Market Square in Wroclaw, one thing is certain, it is a unique Tourist attraction that you must see.

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Feniks Department Store - Wroclaw Market sqare

It is the oldest department store in Wroclaw, which functions in an unchanged form until today, you can get everything from grocery shopping through numismatic items and tableware. DH Feniks was built in 1902 by the Barash brothers. After the war, there was a universal consumer cooperative, i.e. the socialist counterpart of the market. The building catches the eye of tourists due to its unique architecture.

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Interesting facts - Wroclaw Market sqare

Since the Middle Ages, the ground level in Wroclaw has risen by about 2 meters, all tenements were built a whole floor below. Piwnica Świdnicka is the oldest restaurant in Europe. The marketsquare was destroyed during the war
Until the 1990s, a gas station was located on the Wrocław market square
There is a ban on cycling on the Wrocław market, despite the fact that a bike path runs through the market square and there is a city bike rental station, the city guard scrupulously issues fines
The building which currently houses the headquarters of the Santander Bank is the oldest elevator in Poland

Restaurants - Wroclaw Market sqare

There are hundreds of restaurants around the Wrocław Market Square, each of them has its own specialty and it’s impossible to visit everyone. Gourmets of all cuisines of the world will find something for themselves. There are several really good restaurants that we described in a separate article. However, for travelers who do not need luxuries and want to experience the real taste of Wrocław, there is a special Bar – Bar at Witek’s. They make the best toasts in the world. The bar has been functioning here for over half a century. The name comes from the street on which it is located.

The most exquisite restaurants in Wroclaw

Toilets - Wroclaw Market sqare

Finding a Toilet on the Wroclaw Market Square may seem problematic, but in reality there is nothing difficult about it. Toilets are located in every restaurant on the Wroclaw market. Usually it costs PLN 2 for using this service, and it is free for restaurant guests. A good solution is to take a coffee break and something else. An interesting fact are the city toilets operating on Solny Square. Toilets have been operating unchanged since the PRL, there are separate rates for standing and sitting places.

Weekend in Wroclaw – 10 atractions must see

Weekend in Wroclaw

how to make your weekend in Wroclaw unforgettable

Undeniably, Wrocław is a beautiful city with many attractions. Tourists from all over the world come here. If you are going to Wroclaw for the weekend, it is worth planning everything carefully. Below you will find our suggestions for an active weekend in Wroclaw. As a result, they will save you time and see the most interesting attractions. Don’t wait, visit Wrocław for the weekend today!

The zoo in Wroclaw is the oldest zoo in Poland and the third largest zoo in the world. First of all, when visiting the zoo you will have the opportunity to see up close the largest number of animal species, which are located on 33 hectares.

You will be even more surprised by the Africarium, which is a real paradise for fans of the exotic. This facility comprehensively presents various aquatic ecosystems in which you will be able to admire sharks, rays, jellyfish, penguins, crocodiles and many more.

Because the number of attractions that await you is huge, be sure to bring a charged camera and book one full day to explore this place.

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Afrykarium

2. Centennial Hall and fountain show - weekend in Wroclaw

Being for a weekend in Wroclaw, you may come here by accident, because it is a place where many cultural and sporting events take place. The hall can seat up to 10,000 people. It was built in 1913, it is also known as Hala Ludowa. In 2006, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There is a fountain in front of Hala Stulecia. Inhabitants come here to rest during the summer. The fountain shows last almost all day, and we suggest going there in the evening for a special show, where there is a much larger show. After a day of sightseeing, it is the perfect solution to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. This is a great spectacle that cannot be missed while on a weekend in Wroclaw.

The Centennial Hall was designed by Max Berg – a famous architect. Construction lasted in the years 1911-1913, and after the project was completed inside, a huge exhibition was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon near Leipzig. Around the hall, the area is intended for exhibition and recreation areas. The developing city needed a large, characteristic structure capable of housing a significant number of exhibitors and visitors.

The work of Wroclaw Modernism

The creation of the hall, the most famous work of Wrocław modernism, was associated with the centenary of the release in Wroclaw by Frederick William III of the March 17, 1813 call calling for general resistance against Napoleon. This ceremony was decided to celebrate with exceptional momentum and class. To this end, a world exhibition was organized to commemorate these events. For this purpose, the city has developed areas located on the edge of the Szczytnicki Park, close to the Zoological Garden founded about 40 years earlier and enjoying the growing popularity. From among 43 submitted projects, the design of the Wrocław city architect, Max Berg, was accepted, who proposed a huge exhibition hall of unprecedented design. Despite the original but very controversial design of the hall and the high estimated costs of its construction, on June 28, 1911 he obtained a formal building permit.

A colossus tailored to his time

At the time of construction, the hall was an exceptional object, having the reinforced concrete covering with the largest span in the world – only a few steel constructions reached larger sizes at that time. The hall is 42 m high and the dome covering it is 67 m in diameter. The maximum width of the interior of the hall is 95 meters, and the available area is 14.0 thousand. . In addition to the central hall in the building, 56 other exhibition rooms are planned, spacious lobbies encircling the main hall, and the whole was calculated at 10,000 people.

In 2006, Hala Stulecia was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is a unique tribute to this place. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded on November 16, 1945. This organization was established to protect the world’s largest class monuments or unique creations of nature. The objects inscribed on the UNESCO list are monuments that are unique to all humanity and deserve special protection.

The dynamic construction of Hala Stulecia was a great technological undertaking, an example of the highest engineering skill and craft proficiency. The bold structural and organizational solutions used have become a model for other buildings of this type.

The history of Hala Stulecia is inseparably connected with the history of Wrocław and the whole region. When visiting Wrocław for the weekend, it’s worth taking a look. Particularly important events and celebrations took place there, which had an impact on the current nature of the city.

The hall survived World War II without major losses. The exhibition grounds around the hall and it itself was used for the first time after the war on a larger scale from July to September 1948 at the Exhibition of Regained Territories and during the World Congress of Intellectuals in Peace Defense (August 25-28).

In the People’s Republic of Poland, no major works were carried out that would significantly change its character. . It served as a place for concerts, sporting events, and the largest cinema in the city operated in the hall. Only the urban context of the hall has changed quite significantly, by cutting off the southern part of the exhibition grounds. in 1948 a Spire was built in the square in front of the entrance.

1990s and the present day

After 1989, some changes were made in the hall, the general renovation there lasting several months in 1997 included such changes as plastic window blinds, notice boards, sound system, and above all lowering the floor level by about 1 m and building sliding stands and folding pitches (enables changing the purpose of the hall depending on current sports or exhibition needs.On May 31, 1997, during his sixth visit to Poland, John Paul II led an ecumenical prayer in the hall as part of the Eucharistic congress.

Last renovation

Renovation of Hala Stulecia was carried out in the years 2009-2011

The façade regained its pre-war yellow-sand color. Replacing the windows turned out to be the biggest problem. Max Berg used iron mahogany imported specifically from Australia in his project. Today, this species of tree is absent, so at the request of the conservator of monuments, teak tree was used. This resulted in increased repair costs and extended repair time.

Last Decade - weekend in Wroclaw

The next stage was the construction of a new Regional Business Tourism Center. The construction in the historic site was possible thanks to the preserved and unrealized expansion plans by Max Berg. The official opening took place on September 17, 2010. The last planned stage was the renovation of the facade inside the building. It was also planned to increase the capacity of the hall for the audience during sports competitions
In 2014 volleyball championships were held here.
Despite numerous historical turmoil, the hall did not change its original character.

3. Szczytnicki Park and Japanese Garden - weekend in Wroclaw

Other attractions that are worth visiting while spending a weekend in Wroclaw are the Japanese Garden and Szczytnicki Park. Hala Stulecia was planned as an exhibition facility. It is hard, therefore, not to be surrounded by extensive green areas, which often serve as a base for various types of exhibitions or cultural events. a significant part of these green areas is the Szczytnicki Park, which is the most beautiful park in Wrocław.

The biggest advantage of this place is the huge area, over 100 ha. In addition, housing estates surrounding the park are characterized by low terraced buildings, which promotes closeness to nature. Being in the Park you can forget that you are in the city.

Biodiversity is another undoubted advantage of this place. Over 350 species of various trees from Europe, Asia and America grow in Sczytnicki Park. Over 70 different animal species also live here, including foxes, martens and amazing bird species. this place is an important ecosystem for Wrocław.

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Parkpennicki is a perfect place for a walk, you should visit it when visiting Wroclaw for the weekend. The park was created on the orders of the municipal garrison commander stationed in Wrocław – L. Hohenlohe in 1783. Initially it was limited by streets: Różyckiego, Paderewskiego, Kopernika and Olszewskiego and had an area of 16 ha.
Several hundred years earlier, the village of Szczytniki existed here, hence the name of the Park.
The park was initially maintained in the English style. This continued until Napoleon’s invasion in 1806, when the park was severely damaged and required reconstruction.

From 1833, the park was systematically expanded. Recreation infrastructure was created, including a horse racing track. However, we owe the present appearance of the park to Peter Joseph Lenne.

Peter was a royal gardener in Prussia, came to Wroclaw from Berlin with the mission of rebuilding the park.

Great Exhibition- weekend in Wroclaw

The exhibition in 1913 had a great impact on the current form of the park. Thanks to her, many historic objects were created in the park today, me. moved from the eastern lands, wooden church. John of Nepomuk from the 16th century

The Japanese Garden and the pavilion of the four domes are separate parts of the park. The first one was created in the park at the beginning of the 20th century during an exhibition of garden art. The inspiration of the art of the East and the ambitions of those ruling the growing city led to the creation of this extraordinary object.

Count Fritz von Hochberg played a significant role here, who engaged Japanese master of gardening art, Mankichi Ara, to create this unique place

Japanese Garden today - weekend in Wroclaw

The garden was renovated again only in the 90s. The Japanese embassy in Warsaw was also involved in the preparation and renovation of the garden. The work was carried out with the greatest care, every detail was taken care of. New plant species were imported from Asia. However, the flood in 1997 destroyed most of the plants. It was opened again to visitors in 1999. And it still functions in this form to this day, constituting a great place for walks, meditations and communing with nature.

The Japanese Garden is open only in the summer season from 1.04 to 30.10. The garden is open every day. It is not possible to buy tickets online, but there is no problem buying them directly on the spot.

The tour takes about 30 minutes

Opening hours

9: 00-19: 00
  • Bilet Normalny - 8 zł
  • Bilet Ulgowy - 5 zł
  • Bilet Wielokrotny 10 wejść - 50 zł
  • Bilet Wielokrotny Ulgowy 10 wejść - 30 zł
  • Bilet Rodzinny - 20 zł
  • Bilet Specjalny Fotografowanie - 100 zł (tylko z dużym aparatem)

4. Hydropolis - weekend in Wroclaw

Hydropolis is a water science learning center. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city, it’s worth going there when visiting Wrocław for the weekend. This place combines educational aspects with the form of a modern museum. Darkened corridors, lit only by blue light, are climatic and allow visitors to get into the watery atmosphere.

We suggest booking about 2 hours for visiting this facility.

Sky Tower is a modern building where you can go shopping. However, when visiting Wrocław for the weekend, it is better to go to the observation deck. The observation point is located on the 49th floor, at a height of over 200 meters in this skyscraper. It is the highest viewpoint in Poland.

However, after taking the elevator to the terrace, we have only 20 minutes to admire the views, and we can only do it through the glass, which previously touched crowds of other people.

However, if you fail to choose this viewpoint, and you have stayed in the BatogoSpot Towers apartment (Sikorskiego street), please contact us (tel: +48 724 319 601). We will provide access to the observation deck on the 18th floor for free

  • Tower of the Garrison Church
  • Bridge between the towers of the church of Mary Magdalene. (Bridge of Penitents)
  • Cathedral tower
  • Mathematical Tower at the University of Wroclaw

The Aquapark in Wrocław is open all year round. Spending a weekend in Wroclaw is worth going there. The facility has indoor and outdoor pools, a sports pool, saunas and a gym. We suggest you go there for 3 hours. This complex has many attractions:

Basen z falami

Zewnętrzny basen solankowy i rekreacyjny

Dziecięca zatoka

Leniwa rzeka

Saunarium

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When visiting Wrocław for the weekend, it is worth being up to date with current cultural events. In 2016, Wrocław became the European Capital of Culture. In connection with this event, the number of cultural events organized there is increasing every month. Some events deserve special attention. A lot of organized cultural events are free, it is worth being up to date.

7. A walk around the Four Temples - weekend in Wroclaw

The district of four temples known otherwise under the name of the district of four denominations is one of the most interesting places in the capital of Lower Silesia. When visiting Wroclaw for the weekend, you must see it. It is located near the market. Its name is not accidental, in its area you can meet a Catholic church, an Evangelical church, an Orthodox cathedral and a synagogue. It is a symbol of the multiculturalism of the city over generations, as well as religious and religious tolerance.

The temples located in this area include:

  • Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Mother,
  • the church Anthony of Padua 
  • Roman Catholic temple,
  • White Stork synagogue
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  • Evangelical Augsburg Providence

One of the characteristics of this district is that it does not have a traditional urban layout. Residents of various denominations, despite living together on such a small area, created their own enclaves, which left an imprint on the appearance of the district and the layout of buildings. A characteristic feature of this place is the unique distribution of monuments of religious architecture. It is worth taking a look at the buildings of this district, visiting Wrocław for the weekend.

In 2005, sacred buildings in the district of four denominations were connected by an educational trail and entered into the register of monuments, and was also recognized as a historical monument. The work was completed by a sculpture by Ewa Rossano Crystal Planet. The monument stands at the intersection of Antoniego and Kazimierza Wielkiego streets. the sculpture emphasizes the multicultural character of the district. The district of four denominations is a place of various educational and cultural events. The Jewish synagogue, due to its excellent acoustics, serves as a concert or theater hall. Every year, events such as the “Jewish Simha festival” and “Summer at the White Stork synagogue” take place there.

Culinary journey around the district of four temples

The district is famous for multiculturalism, but sightseeing from the kitchen is a much more interesting form of tourism. A good solution is to take a break in one of the cafes and bars in the area, the best are around Antoniego and Włodkowica streets. You can try local delicacies from different cultures there. It is also a popular event venue because there are many music clubs.

8. Ostrów Tumski and Wyspa Słodowa - weekend in Wroclaw

When visiting Wrocław for the weekend, you cannot miss Tumski, the oldest historic part of the city. The first buildings come from the 10th century. All buildings are restored with the greatest care. Visiting this part of the city we can feel the real Wroclaw. It is an ideal place for a family walk, a romantic date, or simply a great place for photography enthusiasts.

Short story

The creation of Ostrów Tumski dates back to the 10th century. The Piasts lived in it. From the beginning there were many religious buildings in this area. A cathedral was built in the eleventh century. Unfortunately, during the Czech invasion in 1037 it was destroyed. The one we admire today was built at the end of the 11th century and enlarged in the 16th century. It is one of the oldest religious buildings in Wroclaw. This is the business card of Ostrów Tumski.

During World War II it was destroyed in 70%, and its reconstruction lasted until the 1990s.

What else distinguishes this place?

Tumski Bridge - weekend in Wroclaw

The crossing is called the bridge of lovers. It measures 52 meters high and 6 meters wide. It connects Piaskowa island with Ostrów Tumski. This is the first place that leads to the oldest part of Wroclaw. In the evening the bridge is climate-lit. Near the bridge several gas lamps have been preserved, which are lit daily by a lighthouse keeper. The atmosphere is conducive to romantic walks. You can feel the magical atmosphere of this place.

Saint Martin's Church - weekend in Wroclaw

The church Martin’s is located in the former ducal castle. Legend has it that Czesław Odrowąż prayed in this church for saving the city during the Tatar invasion in 1241.

Initially, it was to be a church in which masses were to be held in the upper part, and the lower part of the building was to be a tomb. Unfortunately, due to the construction of another religious building nearby, the idea was abandoned.

The church was destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. The greatest damage comes from the period of World War II.

It is worth knowing that at the church of St. A statue of Pope John XXIII stands in front of Marcin. The monument presents a pope standing on a pedestal in liturgical vestments with his right hand extended in a gesture of blessing. The pedestal has the inscription Pacem in terris which means peace on earth. This is the only monument of this pope in Poland.

Archdiocesan Museum - weekend in Wroclaw

The Archdiocesan Museum is the oldest museum facility in Wroclaw. The museum has numerous souvenirs of sacred art, half a thousand books, about six thousand monuments mainly from Romanesque and Gothic art. In addition to the exhibition, the museum organizes concerts of Wroclaw instrumental and vocal ensembles from the “Music among monuments” series, lectures and radio and television programs in the field of church history, religious art and celebrations of church holidays. Every year dir meetings of city guides take place here.

In the museum you can admire, among others: “Madonna under the firs” by Lucas Cranach, painting “Christ in the press” stone carvings, eg. John the Baptist from 1160 and wooden sculptures, among others, the Risen Christ from 1380.

The monument of Nepomuk

St. Jan Nepomucena was honored with a monument in 1732. The monument was commissioned by the Cathedral Chapter. The monument stands on the church square between the church of St. Cross and Collegiate church. Legend has it that the artist creating the monument immortalized the image of his newborn son among the cherubim that surround the saint.

9. Murals of Nadodrze - weekend in Wroclaw

When visiting Wrocław for the weekend, it is worth going for a walk to the artists district and feel the real atmosphere of the city. Wroclaw’s Nadodrze has become the artistic district of Wrocław over the last few decades. Beautiful Art Nouveau tenements, which have been renovated after many years, encourage you to visit the district. Artistic cafes on every corner are the perfect place to relax after a full-day walk. What’s more, Nadodrze is adjacent to the old town, the district with the most monuments. That is why it is so often visited. However, what creates the atmosphere of this place are not Art Nouveau tenement houses, not even atmospheric cafes, but murals.

Murals are huge wall paintings created by Wrocław artists. They often have a symbolic meaning, relate to the city’s culture or important social actions. the most famous of them are:

Nadodrze Gate

This is a mural that presents the artistic atmosphere of the district. It was designed by students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and painted in 2013. From now on, it beautifies the view of the district.

Library of Wroclaw

The mural is painted on the facade of one of the branches of the Municipal Public Library in Wroclaw, because it presents bookshelves with books gives a unique character to this place and promotes reading books

Backyard at Roosevelt

One of the most interesting murals belongs to the one in the yard at Roosvelta Street. Thanks to the cooperation of local communities, the gray tenement houses were decorated with reproductions of paintings by recognized painters such as van Gogh, Chagall, Klimt, and Wyspiański

10. Where to eat when visiting Wroclaw for the weekend?

There are plenty of dining options in Wroclaw. When visiting Wroclaw for the weekend, you can find a lot of them, but is it easy to decide which one to choose? As it turns out, many of our guests during their stay in Wroclaw have a problem with this. Fearing that they will not find this favorite and frequently visited restaurant by the residents, they call the BatogoSpot service and ask the question: “where to go to eat something.”

These dilemmas meant that the BatogoSpot team decided to meet their guests and as native Wrocław residents propose several places to which they often and willingly attend.

In our opinion, these are the 5 best restaurants in Wroclaw, and each one is unique, which suits you best? See for yourself

Hydropolis Wroclaw – Poland

Hydropolis in Wrocław - how to prepare for sightseeing?

Hydropolis is a multimedia knowledge center where you can easily learn the secrets of water circulation in nature. Wrocław is an ideal place to build such a complex. 5 rivers flow through the city, a network of bridges and canals densely crosses Wrocławskie streets. You can also admire the advantages of underwater life, learn the history of the first trips to the ocean floor. In the multimedia center you can learn the secrets of processes using water in the human body. Hydropolis combines both educational and entertainment values in the form of a criminal exhibition.

Location of Hydropolis Wroclaw

Hydropolis is housed in an old municipal water supply building transformed into an interactive museum. You can get there by trams 0L, 0P, 3, 5, electric scooters are becoming an interesting and increasingly popular means of transport in Wrocław, although there are no major parking problems in the area.

Hydropolis is open daily at the following hours;

Monday-Friday 9: 00-18: 00

Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

Last visitors are admitted an hour before closing time

A visit to Hydropolis takes about 2 hours, so it is worth planning other attractions (link to the page with articles) such as visiting Ostrów Tumski, Panorama Racławicka, or even a walk around the market square.

hydropolis wroclaw

You can buy tickets to Hydropolis at the box office without major problems or here – online

However, if you also plan a tour of the ZOO or swimming in an Aquapark, you should think about buying a combined ticket, which is much cheaper. Tickets of this type are only available in the family version and can only be purchased at the stationary ticket office.

Normal – 27 PLN / person

Reduced – PLN 18 / person
Family – 72 PLN / family
(2 adults + max. 2 children)

Family to Hydropolis and Zoo Wrocław – 199 PLN / family

Family ticket to Hydropolis and Aquapark – 149 PLN / family

Tickets to Hydropolis - what's behind it?

By buying a single ticket to Hydropolis we have the opportunity to visit 8 exhibitions located in different rooms. the tour lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, but there is no specific time after which you should leave the exhibition. When choosing Hydropolis with children, you should consider buying a family ticket, which entitles you to visit 2 children and 2 adults. By choosing to Wroclaw for the weekend with your family, you can consider buying a ticket connecting sightseeing Hydropolis and other attractions such as a zoo or aquapark. The biggest disadvantage of these tickets is that you can only buy them at the cash register on site, you cannot buy them online.

  • Woda w organizmie człowieka
  • Woda na Naszej Planecie i jej obieg w przyrodzie
  • Obieg wody w mieście
  • Stany skupienia w jakich występuje woda
  • Historia wodociągów od Starożytności
  • Życie w oceanie
  • Badanie głębin Oceanu

Water printer in Hydropolis

Even before entering Hydropolis we can admire its multimedia character. The building’s facade is created by a multimedia water printer with a surprising length of 46.5 m. Thanks to the latest technologies, we can admire various inscriptions and patterns printed on water for a few seconds. This is an additional attraction for tourists waiting for purchase tickets.

The exhibition is divided into 8 thematic zones, each of which addresses different topics related to the use of water. As many as 64 devices were used to create the multimedia exhibition. The first of these halls is the “Water planet”. The exhibitions present various water-related curiosities. Below we describe the most interesting rooms.

Water planet

Visiting the first room called “Water Planet” we can learn theories about the origin of water in the Universe, the creation of our planet and other planets on which there is water with a structure different to ours. The room in which this exhibition is presented contains many multimedia screens installed, thanks to which you can read interesting facts related to the creation of water in the Universe.

Ocean depth survey

Entering this room, for sure, our attention will be drawn to the Trisste Batyskaf capsule from 1960. It was the first submarine that two explorers dived into the deepest abyss of our planet, namely the Marian Trench. The Marian Trench is the deepest tectonic trench on our planet, it has a depth of almost 11 thousand. meters below sea level. The Marian Trench is located in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. It was created as a result of separation of two tectonic plates: Pacific and Philippine. one of the two Batyskaf passengers was Don Walsh, an American explorer, oceanographer and officer. Walsh visited Hydropolis a few years ago and took his place again in Batyskaf. The hero of this expedition was awarded the title of honorary ambassador of knowledge about water.

Water Residents

The neighboring room presents animals living in the seas and oceans. The diversity of animal species contrasted at the exhibition delights visitors. You can find sharks several meters, huge schools of fish and microorganisms there.

One of the exhibition rooms houses a variety of ship models, from the beginning of sailing to modern container ships. Watching this exhibition, you can admire how the history of shipping has developed over the years. The exhibition also includes exhibits showing the history of water engineering, such as sluices, water pumps, steam machines and even an Archimedes water screw.

Relax zone in Hydropolis Wroclaw

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One of these attractions is the relaxation zone, it is a place where we can take a short break during sightseeing and relax listening to the sound of the waves on a specially prepared sunbed. Interesting is the decoration of the walls in this room. The arrangement was created from a composition of lichens (i.e. organisms that are a combination of algae and protist). The arrangement is to symbolize the forests of the Amazon rainforest, which are called the lungs of the planet and function thanks to the dynamic circulation of water in nature.

Other Exhibitions

Hydropolis houses many other interesting exhibitions devoted to the role of water in shaping exotic cultures and religions, mn. Ancient egypt You can also admire exhibitions related to the role of water in the human body and the processes taking place in it with their participation. An interesting issue that we can learn about reading multimedia boards is the phenomenon of bioluminescence and life forms inhabiting hydrothermal ecosystems. In which the temperature reaches up to 400 degrees Celsius.

From the 19th century, municipal water supplies have been collecting water around ul. On the dike. Initially, drinking water was taken directly from the river, then it was passed through coal and sand filters. However, at the beginning of the 20th century this proved to be an ineffective solution. The collected river water had too high concentration of iron and chlorine compounds. The current filters were exploited to the limit, and yet the city was still suffering from water scarcity. To sum up, it was necessary to expand the treatment plant system. It was decided to build more buildings for the water treatment plant. At that time, the river intake was abandoned and a new groundwater intake system was created. The tank functioned continuously until 1945, when a Soviet bomb fell on the roof of the main tanks. Shortly after the end of hostilities, the tanks were rebuilt and again supplied water to the city.

How Hydropolis was created?

Another breakthrough in the history of the sewage treatment plant was 2002, when renovation work was started. Then, after the renovation of the buildings, the oldest of them was entered into the register of monuments and a decision was made to create an interactive museum under the management of municipal waterworks. The museum has been operating since 2014. and is still developing. Is one of the biggest attractions of Wroclaw.

ZOO Wroclaw -price list, opening hours, afrykarium- what you have to know

ZOO Wroclaw - what you have to know

The ZOO Wroclaw is the fifth most visited zoo in Europe and the only one with Africarium. Every day it is visited by about 20,000 people. It’s easy to get lost in such a crowd. But nothing is lost there are many ways to bypass the queues at the Wroclaw Zoo, visit efficiently the places we care about most, and even watch your favorite animals at feeding time. You will learn everything in this article.

Most Important Information about ZOO Wroclaw

Contact details

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Telephone number

+ 48 71 348 30 24

E-mail adress

pok@zoo.wroc.pl

ZOO Wroclaw – online

Postal address: Zoo Wrocław

ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5

51-618 Wroclaw

Opening hours

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• Monday – Thursday

ticket office 9:00 – 17:00

sightseeing 9:00 – 18:00

• Friday – Sunday and holidays

ticket office 9:00 – 18:00

sightseeing 9:00 – 19:00

ZOO Wrocław ticket price list

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• normal – PLN 45

• reduced – 35 PLN

• children under 3 years and seniors over 75 years – free

• family max. 2 + 3 – 150 PLN

• group and special offers

• buy a ticket online

The ZOO Wroclaw and other attractions such as Africarium, Oceanarium can take a long time. One afternoon spent at the ZOO Wroclaw may not be enough, so it’s worth visiting Wroclaw for the weekend, gaining extra time to visit all the exceptional

How to get to the ZOO Wroclaw

The ZOO Wrocław can be reached in several ways.

  • By car
  • Public transport
  • By bicycle or electric scooter.
  • On foot

Access by car to the Wroclaw zoo, which is best to park?

Many people visiting the Wroclaw Zoo appreciate comfort and independence, so it is not surprising that visitors choose their own means of transport. Parking nearby without prior preparation can be a challenge. The nearest parking lots around the zoo are marked on the map below.

Access by public transport

From BatogoSpot Tumski (ul. Bema) we recommend going to the ZOO by public transport. 200 m from the apartment there is a tram and bus stop that can take you to the place. The easiest way is to take bus C and then at Nowowiejska stop change to tram line 1.

By choosing from BatogoSpot Towers (ul. Podwale 2) you can take a direct tram line 10.

Tickets can be bought at the tram ticket machine. A single regular ticket costs PLN 3.40, and a reduced one-way ticket is PLN 1.70.

You can also buy time tickets.

What do you need to see at the ZOO Wrocław?

The biggest attractions of the Wroclaw ZOO are undoubtedly the Africarium, with an underwater tunnel, thanks to which you can stand at the bottom of the ocean and observe the life of animals with your own eyes

Ticket prices in the ZOO Wroclaw

Tickets to the ZOO Wroclaw are best bought online. Then we will avoid waiting in a long queue. At peak times, waiting time for the ticket office can take up to 40 minutes. That’s why it’s worth thinking about buying a ticket in advance. You can do it here:

The main attractions of the Wroclaw Zoo

  • Afrykanarium
  • Pingwiny
  • Wilki
  • Podwodny tunel
  • Zwierzyniec
  • Terrarium
  • Żyrafy
  • Motylarnia
  • Pająki
  • Orły i Sępy
  • Płazy
  • Gady
  • Małpy Człekokształtne
  • Ptaki nielotne
  • Słonie
  • Zebry
  • Krokodyle

A unique spectacle - the feeding times of animals

Feeding animals is a unique spectacle at the Wroclaw Zoo. The show takes place every day at strict times. Zoologists care for a balanced diet of even the most exotic species.

During the show you can see feeding the following animals.

Malay Baboons 11:00

African cats 11:00, 14:00

Rhinos 11:30

Birds 12:00

Piranhas 15:00

Sharks 13:00

Warans 13:00

Anteater 13:30

Penguins 13:30

Reindeers 14:00

The biggest attraction of the Wroclaw Zoo is the African zoo. Africarium was created from the combination of two words Africa and Aquarium. It is a building that combines the best of both places.

Exhibition in Africarium - ZOO Wroclaw

The exhibition is divided into several thematic parts. Each part represents the functioning of a different ecosystem, and different animal species live there. When visiting the Africarium, you can feel completely like on dark land. The most-viewed exhibitions include:

  • Red Sea
  • East Africa
  • Mozambique Channel
  • Skeleton Coast
  • Jungle on the Congo River
Afrykarium, ZOO-Wroclaw,

Each of these exhibitions distinguishes other unique animal species. You can see how different ecosystems can be on this continent

The Red Sea is an aquarium with a capacity of over a million liters, an artificial coral reef was created there and conditions for colorful fish living in the warm waters. There are as many as 60 different species there.

Oceanarium

East Africa

Afrykarium
The exhibition depicting East Africa deserves special attention. Here you can find several unusual species such as Nile hippos. Huge ants or picturesque butterflies. An interesting tourist attraction is the colony of golems, unusual rodents. It is also worth seeing aquariums with fish from the great African ditches, i.e. drying lakes. Some fish species are no longer found in the wild.
 

Mozambique Channel

The Mozambique Channel, is an 18-meter glass tunnel running along the bottom of the pool, allows us to see turtles, rays, sharks and other species of fish in the natural environment. Admiring the sea world from the ocean floor perspective is a great attraction.

Oceanarium-wroclaw

Skeleton Coast

After a walk along the bottom of the ocean, it is worth visiting the coast of skeletons, is a place where seals and penguins bask on a rocky beach. Looking a little deeper, you can see colorful species of jellyfish, and terrible predators such as moray eels.

Congo jungle

Walking along the coast we get straight to the jungle. The exhibition depicting the Congo jungle attracts the attention of all visitors. There are herbivorous mammals called mermaids. They look like dolphins. Predatory crocodiles and many species of birds. The small exhibition of carnivorous plants also attracts attention.

Not only the ZOO Wroclaw - other functions of the Africarium

  • Conference room for 160 people
  • educational room adapted for the organization of school trips
  • Business room for 30 people
  • Restaurant
  • Gift shop

Visiting Africarium you need to prepare an adequate reserve of time, you can spend here 1 to 3 hours, and yet it is only one part of the Wroclaw zoo. Arriving in Wroclaw, don’t forget to book your accommodation.

Oceanarium in ZOO Wroclaw

Many people visiting Wrocław want to visit the oceanarium. Riddles of the underwater world attract not only aquarium enthusiasts, but also all people interested in the world.

The Oceanarium in Wrocław is a separate part of the Africarium in the Wrocław Zoo.

Construction of the Oceanarium - ZOO Wroclaw

The oceanarium consists of a complex of 21 pools filled with 15 million liters of water. As many as 250 amazing species of fish swim in this huge reservoir. It’s not everything. For those adventurous, a special tunnel over 20 meters long has been prepared. Passing through it, you can observe the life of fish from the perspective of the ocean floor. In the Wrocław Oceanarium you can not only see fish and rays. The exhibition is related to the surroundings of the Mozambique channel and the Red Sea. It is in these areas of the dark land that there are animals that can be observed in the Wrocław oceanarium.

Some lucky people will even be able to spot diving penguins that are found on the skeletal coast in the wild.

The oceanarium is part of the ZOO Wroclaw

Warning! To visit the oceanarium in Wroclaw you need to buy a ticket to the ZOO Wroclaw

Kids Zoo in Wroclaw

The zoo is a special place for children. They can find a lot of attractions there. one of them is the zoo. Zwierzyniec, where children can see and stroke, and even feed special animals such as goats. In the Wroclaw zoo, there are a lot of educational centers that, thanks to simple experiences, teach children how the ecosystem works, why we protect animals, and what the water cycle in nature is like. Learning through play is especially important for children.

What is special about the village zoo?

Zwierzyniec was founded in 1865, which makes it the oldest part of the Wroclaw Zoo. The current zoo has since undergone a major expansion to become now one of the largest zoos. There are many attractions for children.

What’s more, specially organized children’s events and educational meetings are periodically held in the Wrocław zoo.

The Wrocław Zoo also has an expenditure offer for schools.

In the zoo you can find many shops with miniature figurines of various species of animals.

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A special attraction for children is the ZOOlandia rope park, which has been open since June 15, 2020

This unique rope park is located within the Wrocław Zoo. The entertainment area is intended for children aged 3 – 13 years. The easiest way to get to him is heading towards the “Leśna” restaurant.

For young adventurers there are attractions such as:

– Hanging bridges

– Tyrolean Rally

-Sheep downhill

It is the perfect place to use excess energy and experience a real adventure!

Toilets at the Zoo Wroclaw

When choosing you for a trip to the Wroclaw Zoo, it’s good to know where you can arrange your own needs. Knowing the places where sanitary points are located, you can also avoid waiting in queues, which causes great discomfort. Toilets in the Zoo are located in the following places:

  • Brama Główna
  • Budynek Terrarium
  • Wybieg Żubrów
  • Wybieg Tygrysów
  • Afrykarium - Może Czerwone
  • Afrykarium - Wybrzerze Szkieletów

Wroclaw Zoo open after a break

Quite recently, on May 21, the ZOO Wroclaw has been reopened to visitors. The reason for the closure of the zoo for tourism was the epidemic threat of the covid-19 virus. The zoo did not receive visitors for over 2 months, but during the epidemic a number of development works were carried out, the effects of which can be seen today.

The situation of the zoo, and covid-19

Due to the state of epidemiological threat, the Wroclaw Zoo was closed for almost 2 months. However, this time was actively used and intended for the development of the object. The Wrocław Zoo has made investments related to conducting development works, including the extension and renovation of some animal enclosures, conducting promotional activities in social media and increasing the offer for visitors by introducing new species of animals. During the epidemic, it was possible to buy a prepaid ticket for future use. During the epidemic, the zoo broadcast live life of various species. They are available on Facebook funpage. The promotional action is called #domowezoo

Sightseeing, but safe

The zoo has been opened but visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution. The zoo in Wroclaw recommends using a few tips that will increase the feeling of comfort and safety for visitors. Here are the most important of them;

  • Some pavilions are still closed to tourist traffic due to the small space for visitors and the prevailing warm and humid climatic conditions in some facilities
  • It is recommended to buy tickets online to avoid contacting zoo staff and waiting in queues
  • The zoo is open only from 9:00 to 18:00
  • The zoo’s regulations have also been changed
  • Holders of unused vouchers and annual passes during the epidemic have been extended by 72 days

Something extra that you have never seen!

The Wroclaw zoo was closed during quarantine, but this does not mean that life inside the zoo has stopped. During this time new, rare animals appeared. Most of them were born during quarantine.

The most interesting specimens include:

Takin Złoty – an extremely rare species that actually does not occur in the wild. Only 13 zoos in Europe run his breeding, including the Zoo  Wroclaw since 2017. It is a huge breeding success and an important activity for the protection of endangered species.

Ring-tailed lemurs are one of the funniest and most beautiful animal species. Children love to watch them for hours. This spring, 4 babies of this species were born. Currently, they are one of the species particularly threatened with extinction. In the wild they occur only in Madagascar, and their number has decreased by 97% over the last 4 years.

The porcupine is an extremely peculiar species of animal found in central Africa. His body is covered with spikes. Porcupines is a species under special protection against the threat of extinction in Wroclaw Zoo a new specimen of this amazing animal appeared

Mouflon is one of the most interesting sheep-like species, formerly found in Asia Minor up to the Persian Gulf, they came to Europe from the south, where they successfully settled. However, originally this species was found in the Mediterranean. Today we can admire him in the Wroclaw zoo, where as many as 6 young individuals of this species were born.

Dik-diki or the smallest antelopes in the world. This is a very old species, because the first traces of dikdiki occur from Tanzania from 3.5 million years ago. Adult dik-diki reach only about 60 cm in size.

Moto bats that came to Wrocław from the Congo Valley in Central Africa. They are extremely rare and quickly became the face of a zoo marketing campaign. They can be found in Africarium, where a special exhibition was created for them.

This is nothing but a promotional campaign directed at people who have not had the opportunity to visit the zoo. The action takes the form of a series of educational meetings in which a series of interviews with specialists was carried out, streaming in the form of daily events from garden life, feeding various species of animals. Thanks to this initiative, we can see, among others:

  • Zwierzęta dziecińca
  • Kotki (czyli wyjątkowy gatunek fok)
  • Pingwiny i makaki
  • Żółwie wrocławskiego zoo
  • Nosorożce indyjskie
  • Wilki
  • Pingwiny przylądkowe
  • Foki pospolite
  • Lemury Katta
  • Zebry górskie
  • Zaplecze terrarium
  • Tapiry
  • Alpaki
  • Niedźwiedzie brunatne
  • Leniwce
  • wydry
  • Okapi
  • Wielbłądy jednogarbne
  • Daniele Mezopotamskie

Other actions organized by the ZOO Wrocław

  • #ZOOpytajeksperta
  • #doZOObaczenia
  • #ZOObacz
  • #ZOObaczPokochajPomóżChronić
  • Daj się oprowadzić!

Let me show you around!

This is an action that was launched on June 8, 2020. As part of this service, you can sign up to explore the Wroclaw Zoo. Visitors are accompanied by an expert guide who explains the riddles of the most interesting animal species. Participation in such tours costs only PLN 10. The number of places is limited because a maximum of 10 people can participate in one session. Sessions for visitors are held during:

Place reservations should be made by phone, to do this you should call one of the numbers:

71 340 71 09

71 340 71 25

 

What to bring to the ZOO Wroclaw

You can buy almost anything at the zoo, from dinner to interesting gifts. However, you can’t buy memories, so it’s especially worth taking a camera with you. It is also good to remember about a bottle of water, you can spend the whole day at the zoo, and it is difficult to visit the route shorter than 3 hours. Even in winter, we visit rooms such as the aphrodisiac or butterfly house, where the temperature is about 36 degrees

Something to eat, or restaurants in the ZOO

You can spend a lot of time in the Wroclaw Zoo. However, the view of beautiful species will not satisfy all the appetites of visitors, so when planning a trip to the zoo, you should also think about the place where we will have dinner.

The zoo has several restaurants, here are the best of them: