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Self check-in at the Batogospot Apartments

Self-check-in for apartments is becoming an increasingly popular check-in method for short-term rentals. As guest arrival and check-in are the most critical part of the customer service journey, many guests remember negative feelings such as slowness of reception staff and thus delay in entering the room. Hence, new ideas to facilitate this procedure are an important step in improving customer service. While hotel self-check-in systems may seem like a futuristic idea, people have been using online check-in for flights for a long time. So it is not a foreign concept, but something that can be easily realized. First of all, it concerns apartments and houses for rent, less often hotels and hostels, becoming a convenience for arriving guests. It allows them to enter the facility more easily, with greater flexibility, without having to wait for the owner of the facility, which was the case with traditional check-in. Below, we will try step by step to describe some of the most important issues regarding possible forms of self check-in.

Types of self check-in - how to check in at Batogospot Apartments?

A locker / key safe – this is a method in which there is a small safe at the entrance door to the apartment / house. Before arriving at such a facility, we receive a code from the owner. To enter the apartment, you need to use the code to open the safe and remove the door keys.
Smartlock – in this case, you won’t find a hiding place at the door. This method requires that the door has a special electronic handle. We also receive a code to the apartment before arrival, which must be entered each time to enter the apartment.
Intercom with a code – this is a method very similar to a smartlock, but here we will use an intercom, on which we will have to enter the code provided to us, thanks to which we will unlock the door.

Self check-in at the apartments - high interaction

While it might seem that offering self-service solutions can minimize interaction with guests, it only leads to a better and more personalized experience. Even though science fiction would like you to believe it, robots don’t take over. They just help us in our daily lives.
Self check-in systems are not intended to reduce staff. In fact, they allow employees the freedom to provide personalized guest services. With less administrative work, employees can focus on important areas, including guests’ concerns and interests. The point is not to show off your gadgets or technology, but to use it to provide the highest quality service.

The advantages of self check-in - why you should choose self check in Batogospot

The ability to check in at any time – this is a huge plus compared to the traditional check-in method. Usually, in the case of hotels, there is a possibility of 24-hour check-in, but it involves an additional fee, as it requires additional working hours for people at the reception. If the facility offers self check-in, check-in is usually possible at any time, as soon as the hotel day begins.
More autonomy – Self check-in facilities will also not limit the hours the hotel door is open, and you can freely enter and exit at any time.
No time is wasted waiting for service – in hotels that use traditional check-in methods, usually every time you leave the hotel, you must leave the keys at the reception and pick them up later. This means that each time we have to wait a while for service. In the case of this modern method, immediately after closing the door, we can run out of the facility without any delay.
Guests do not have to line up at the reception desk. Thanks to the self-check-in system, even in the high season, guests can check-in without undue delay. Most hotels want to provide their guests with a unique service. This service begins the first time customers enter the property, and continues until they check out, and often even longer. The first physical impression an accommodation makes begins at check-in. Some guests are tired after traveling hours. They don’t want to wait in long lines to complete the registration. Other guests must check out quickly to begin their return journey. Self check-in allows guests to enjoy their vacation early, providing a convenient, hassle-free check-in method.
A sense of security – the fact that only we have the keys to the apartment, and the staff does not enter the rented apartment during our stay. It gives the feeling that our property that we leave in a given place will safely wait for our return.

When checking in at Batogospot apartments - remember!

Self check in requires our stay to be prepaid. Usually, facilities provide payment via a booking system or external service such as Booking.com or Airbnb. It should be expected that before paying for the stay, we will not get the details of the rented apartment, such as the exact location and the code for the door handle or safe, for security reasons.

Deposit payment – facilities using this method usually require a deposit before collecting the keys, i.e. at the stage of payment for the reservation. Some facilities will ask you to pay a deposit, others to authorize a card for a given amount. This is a standard procedure to protect the property in the event that a guest loses their keys or damages the property. Therefore, we should not be afraid when the facility informs us about the deposit charged or such information appears on the facility’s website.

Check-in instructions – usually for cottages or apartments for rent, as the staff will not be on site when the guest arrives at the facility, we will be provided with check-in instructions. It will describe how to get to the property, the best entrance to the building and the key collection procedure. It is worth reading it in advance and having it with you to make the check-in as easy as possible.

There is no doubt that self-contained solutions provide guests with a wide range of benefits. This solution will certainly be appreciated by guests and staff due to the freedom this technology offers. Sure, many guests may still feel more comfortable with the typical check-in at reception, but as this check-in method becomes more popular, these feelings will definitely change.

Is self check in safe?

Definitely yes, self check in is the safest method of checking in. By checking in personally, you avoid contact with random people, and thus you do not endanger yourself and your loved ones.

Should you be afraid of paying in advance for your stay?

All payments are monitored in our reservation system, we can issue an invoice for each reservation upon request. Paying the reservation in advance ensures that the reservation is confirmed

Botanic Garden

The Botanical Garden in Wrocław was founded in 1811 by F. Heyde and H.F. Link, who also served as the first directors. The garden was built on the site of the demolished city fortifications in the northern part of Ostrów Tumski, and the buried branch of the Odra River, which previously separated the island from the rest of the city.

In 1945, during the siege of the city – “Festung Breslau” by the Red Army, the collection of greenhouse plants and 50% of the tree stand of the Garden were completely destroyed in connection with the hostilities carried out in the city. During the occupation of the city, the Germans set up anti-aircraft artillery positions in the botanical garden, it was also the place where they took air supply drops, there is also evidence that they built numerous shelters with ammunition. Even in the 1950s, during a thorough cleaning of the garden pond, a considerable war-time arsenal was found at the bottom.

W 1945, podczas oblężenia miasta – “Festung Breslau” przez Armię Czerwoną, w związku z prowadzonymi działaniami wojennymi na terytorium miasta całkowitemu zniszczeniu uległa kolekcja roślin szklarniowych i w 50%  drzewostan Ogrodu. W trakcie okupacji miasta Niemcy ustawili stanowiska artylerii przeciwlotniczej w ogrodzie botanicznym, było to również miejsce w którym przyjmowali lotnicze zrzuty zaopatrzenia, istnieją również dowody na to, że zbudowali liczne schrony z amunicją. Jeszcze w latach 50. podczas gruntownego czyszczenia ogrodowego stawu znaleziono na dnie pokaźny arsenał z czasów wojny.

The garden is open daily from April 5 to October 31.

Cash desks are open in the following hours:

in April: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm;
from May to August: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm;
in September: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm;
in October: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Price list - Botanical Garden

The basic tickets and their prices are presented below:

normal ticket – PLN 20
reduced ticket – PLN 10
Ticket: Family Plus Wrocław card / Big Family card nationwide (at least 3 eligible persons) – PLN 15
ticket: Family Plus Wrocław card / Big Family card nationwide (individual ticket) – PLN 5
personal seasonal ticket – PLN 250

Who is entitled to discount tickets:

students (excluding schools for adults)
students up to 26 years of age (except for students of the University of Wrocław and students taking internships or classes with their tutors in the Garden)
PhD students (except for students of the University of Wrocław and students taking internships or classes with their tutors in the Garden)
people with moderate and mild disabilities
seniors from 65 years of age
employees of the University of Wrocław

Free admission is granted to:

persons with a valid ID issued by the Botanical Garden
disabled people together with a guardian and a guide dog for the disabled person
children up to 3 years of age
teachers guiding the group (for 12 participants, one admission free for the guardian)
guides leading the group
students of the University of Wrocław and students of other universities in the Garden of internships or classes with a tutor
PhD students of the University of Wrocław and PhD students of other universities attending internships or classes with a tutor in the Garden
employees of the Faculty of Biological Sciences upon presentation of an authorizing document (document confirming employment, ID or ID issued by the Botanical Garden)

It is also worth getting acquainted with the events that take place in the Botanical Garden, this whole year – 2021, is the year of honey plants, so the events will usually be about such topics.
Below are the first few events since the garden was opened.

April 5, 2021 – Opening of the Botanical Garden
April 11, 2021 – Wroclaw Magnolia Festival
April 24, 2021 – Art workshop “Awakening”
1 – 30 May 2021- Garden Dinopark
17-30 May 2021 – Colorful balconies and terraces
June 12, 2021 – Art workshop “Colors and contrasts”
June 13, 2021 – Climbers – a walk with a specialist
June 20, 2021 – Świętojański fair


In the garden, we can walk through one of the garden sections listed below, the entire tour takes at least 2 hours if we want to see all the parts of the garden listed below.

Ground ornamental plants – this is the part of the garden located in its western part. Plants in the garden are characterized by a variety of colors and varieties, and so you can see, among others, a collection of 30 varieties of hyacinths – Hyacinthus, narcissus – Narcissus, 80 varieties, irises – Iris, 250, and peonies – Paeonia, 120. In the summer, 200 varieties of daylilies blooms – Hemerocallis . It is rich in plants from different parts of the world.
Systematics – This section includes herbaceous plants as well as trees, shrubs and shrubs that can develop and winter in our climatic conditions. It is worth noting that they are presented in a layout that reflects their natural kinship, according to Adolf Engler’s system.

The arboretum – it is part of the garden that defines the collection of trees, shrubs and shrubs. The Wrocław Botanical Garden has 30 types of conifers (gymnosperms) and 308 types of deciduous trees (angiosperms cluster). Trees and shrubs are distributed throughout the Garden, and in 2002 their collection consisted of 2,937 taxa. Particularly noteworthy are the fossilized tree trunk of the genus Walchia, 3.4 m high, about 270 million years old, and the fossil trunks of original coniferous trees.
Alpinarium – in this part of the garden there are about 1500 species and varieties of cultivated rock plants, this part was established in the second half of the 19th century to create a place for rock vegetation. We find here the vegetation of the mountains of various parts of the world, such as: Central and Southern Europe, East Asia, Asia Minor and Central, the Caucasus, the Americas and New Zealand.
Water, mud and aquarium plants – In its open space there is a eutrophic pond (a remnant of one of the arms of the Odra River) of a similar nature. Rush plants grow on the banks: sticks, iris, calamus, reeds up to 5 m high,
Greenhouse plants – this part of the garden consists of succulents and tropical plants. Tropical plants are divided into 3 greenhouses: the National Collection of the Bromeliaceae Family, plants of the “tropical forest floor” and plants grown using the hydroponic method, exhibited in the largest greenhouse.

Plant didactics and morphology – in this section you can learn about the structure of flowers and the methods of their pollination, types of fruit and methods of dispersing seeds, various types of inflorescences, shoots, leaves, roots and life forms of plants.
Climbers – are presented on an area of ​​0.8 ha, with the use of natural supports – deciduous trees, conifers, shrubs, and artificial supports. The presented collection currently includes 240 species and varieties of climbing plants and is the largest in the country.
Documentation department – The task of this department is to determine the correct names of plant taxa and related information regarding systematic affiliation, synonyms, life form, geographical distribution, threat category, species protection, and in the case of cultivars – the breeder’s name and the year of obtaining the variety, parental forms and distinctive features
Panorama of nature – in this part we will travel through the history of plants, including a saw palmetto leaf, “petrified forest”, elements of a whale skeleton, a mammoth blow, a woolly rhinoceros skull, and finally basalt tools, the so-called fists, typical of the Lower Paleolithic culture.

Puppet theater

Puppet theater in Wroclaw

The Puppet Theater in Wroclaw is a place known not only to small audiences but also to adults. This place has been in operation since 1946 when the puppet and drama theater opened, but it wasn’t until 1964 that he took over the construction of the former merchant’s house in pl Tetralny under the leadership of Stanisław Stapf. The building was shared with the Polish-Soviet Friendship Society, and in 1993 the mayor of Wroclaw donated the entire building to the theater.

Since 1967 the theater has had a special section for adults called Mała Stage dla Dorosłych (Small Adult Stage). It became known through the triptych The Phenomenon of Power, which included the performances of Kafka’s Trial, Witkacy’s Gyubal Whazar and Goethe’s Faust.

On the other hand, the Theater for Children runs the Children’s Artists Academy project, which educates the youngest viewers.

Unfortunately, all theatrical performances are currently being canceled due to restrictions related to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Please see the theater website for more details

In the puppet theater, all organized performances are divided into 3 age categories:

0.5 – 5 years
5-10 years
Teenagers and adults

Teatr Lalek we Wroclawiu

In addition to the general subdivision, each individual performance has an age limit or recommendation for viewers so we can be sure that our toddler will only see the age-appropriate scenes and that we will not be bored with fairy tales when we go to the show. Some performances are signed in sign language. Look for the appropriate stamp next to it.

There are also puppet theater workshops for children that you can register online. The following types of workshops take place in the Wroclaw Puppet Theater:

The Laboratory for Pedagogy of Teatr-1 set up at the puppet theater aims to carry out pedagogical and theatrical activities. The studio is located in two spacious, renovated rooms adapted to the workshop activity rooms on level -1 of the theater building

The name of the workshop can pique your curiosity. It shows both locations but also reflects the principles of operation of this place.

– Cheers:

The studio tries not to discriminate against potential workshop participants. It is intended to involve people with sensory, motor and intellectual disorders, senior citizens and residents of small towns in the joint theater activity.

– take a child’s perspective:

This is not a place where adults rule and children must submit. Here is a place for discussions on an equal footing.

– minimalism:

We focus on human, not material, capital. When we create art, we rely on cheap materials and often give everyday objects a second life.

A space for workshops is reserved for:

Target group organization office


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The classic Zwinger (i.e. the building that now houses the puppet theater) was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans in 1767 as the Association of the Poultry Brotherhood, which gave way to the seat of the Union of Christian Merchants in 1880. In 1892 Zwinger was demolished in connection with plans to expand what is now Teatralna Street and mark Teatralny Square. However, the merchants managed to reach an agreement with the city, they received compensation for the demolished seat and announced a competition for a new building.

Today’s theater building was built in the neo-baroque style according to the design of the winners of the competition – Paul Kieschke and Richard Bielenberg – in the years 1892-1894 and expanded 1905-1909 according to an earlier design by Albert Grau. On the east side of the building, a spacious terrace connects it with the promenade along the moat in the direction of today’s old town garden (formerly Copernicus Park) and the pannier bastion on a hill that is now known as Partyzantów Hill.

Just before World War II, the beautiful neo-baroque interiors were rebuilt in accordance with the architectural style of the Third Reich. After the war, the building became the seat of the Polish-Soviet Friendship Society and – from 1965 – the Chochlik State Puppet Theater. Only in 1999 the city authorities agreed to give the building over to the theater. At that time, the interior of the building was rebuilt, adapting it to the needs of the new host. Six years later, the sandstone covering the façade was renovated. In 2006, a fountain with dwarfs, designed by Paweł Pawlak, was erected in front of the entrance to the building. In 2010, the park adjacent to the theater was restored in the style of a pre-war municipal garden.

Child free in the puppet theater

The puppet theater has performances dedicated to adults only, which is why it is a special zone called child-free. The repertoire includes the following performances:

MAPETS – who saw it?
Kazio Sponge TALK SHOW
SAM or preparation for family life
Ashes accumulate in the middle of the sun
We encourage all adult readers to watch these dedicated performances.

World puppet show day

Szczytnicki Park

Szczytnicki Park is one of the largest parks in Wrocław, covering an area of approximately 100 hectares. It is situated east of the Old Oder. It is located in the former village of Szczytniki, which was incorporated into the city of Wrocław in 1868. Currently, the park has a landscape character and great dendrological value (about 400 species of plants).

In the 16th century, the village of Szczytniki located in this place was divided into Nowe and Stare Szczytniki. The forest in Stare Szczytniki was popular among the inhabitants of Wrocław already in the middle of the 18th century. In 1783, Fryderyk Ludwik Hohenlohe, who was the commander of the Wrocław garrison, founded one of the first English-style parks on the whole European continent here.

During the siege of the city in 1806, the park was completely devastated by Napoleon’s soldiers. Fortunately, however, it was rebuilt after the war.
Since 1833, the park has been the site of horse races that were organized until 1907. The horse racing track was located in the place where the Centennial Hall is now located. Interestingly, the shape of the pergola faithfully reflects the shape of the former racing track.

There is also a Japanese Garden in Szczytnicki Park, which was established in 1909–1912 in connection with the Centennial Exhibition of 1913 held in the Centennial Hall. The garden was designed by the Japanese gardener Mankichi Arai. Unfortunately, most of the details giving the garden the Japanese style were removed after the exhibition. Only in 1994 with the cooperation of the Japanese embassy, prof. Ikuya Nishikawa and Nagoya gardeners began restoring the garden to its Japanese character. After this reconstruction, it was unfortunately destroyed during the millennium flood in 1997. The Japanese named the garden Hakkoen, ie the white-red garden.

In the Szczytnicki Park, you can see the wooden church of Saint John of Nepomuk from the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. It was moved to Wrocław only in 1913. There is a monolithic stone cross next to the church, which was moved in the 1970s from Muchobór Wielki.

Interestingly, it was very loud about the intimate wooden building at the end of the 1950s. It turned out that for two years it was a thieves’ hollow, hidden in it, stolen from the National Museum in Wrocław, paintings by, among others, Matejko, Kossak and Gierymski.

The church is open to visitors on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and it can be visited with a guide at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Park-szczytnicki we Wroclawiu

Historical buildings in the Szczytnicki Park in Wroclaw

Spire in Wrocław - Szczytnicki Park

The Spire is a steel monument built in 1948 according to a design by S. Hempel as the main feature of the Recovered Territories Exhibition. It is composed of a 70 m high tapered lower part supported on three supports (rib structure) and a 30 m high upper part (tubular structure). It has been one of the architectural symbols of Wrocław for half a century. The facility is located near the Szczytnicki Park in Wrocław

Memorial stone of Wilhelm Ludwig Eduard von Hohenlohe (does not exist)

The memorial stone of Wilhelm Ludwig Eduard von Hohenlohe (does not exist) was the park tombstone of a two-month-old child, who died in 1790, which was erected by the owners of the Ducal Garden. It stood until 1945 in the area of Kopernika and Dickstein Streets. According to a local legend, he commemorated the accidental death of 10-year-old William at the hand of his father during a hunt.

King Frederick William II's column in Sczytnicki Park

King Frederick William II’s Column is the first wooden monument erected in the Ducal Garden between 1786 and 1789, modeled on the ancient Trajan’s Column, with a sculpture of the ruler and a viewing terrace at the top. After a fire in 1806, it was rebuilt from brick. In the 60s of the 19th century it was accentuated with a surrounding park path. The column is the only preserved element of the architectural and sculptural design of the Ducal Garden.

Ludwik Fintelmann's memorial stone in the Szczytnicki Park

The Ludwik Fintelmann Memorial Stone is an erratic boulder with an inscription that was removed after 1945. It was placed in 1879 under the Fintelmann Oak.

Memorial stone of Emperor Wilhelm I (does not exist) in Szczytnicki Park

The memorial stone of Emperor William I (does not exist) was a stone with an inscription commemorating the Emperor’s stay at the Wrocław horse races in 1882. It was placed in 1883 near the horse racing track, in the park from al. Mickiewicz.

Statue of Diana in Szczytnicki Park (not preserved)

The statue of Diana (not preserved) was a sculpture by E. Seger erected in 1898 at the intersection of Mickiewicza and Wróblewskiego Streets on an oval square surrounded by alpine vegetation and boulders imitating a mountain landscape. The work showed the figure of a hunting goddess with hunting dogs. It was removed after 1945.

The Centennial Stone in the Szczytnicki Park

The Centennial Stone is one of the six commemorative columns erected on the occasion of the turn of the century in 1900/1901 on the border of the city at that time. One of the three surviving after 1945, Granite, in the form of a column with a quadrilateral top and with bas-relief elements of the coat of arms of Wrocław, resembles medieval pillar chapels.

Monument to Frederick von Schiller in the Szczytnicki Park

Monument to Frederick von Schiller, German poet and dramatist, erected in 1995. It is a reconstructed monument made on the centenary of Schiller’s death – May 9, 1905 The design of the monument was prepared by Felix Henry. The granite monument and the marble bust of the poet (a copy of the Weimar monument by Heinrich von Dannecker) were completely destroyed in 1945. The base of the reconstructed conical plinth of the bust was supplemented with a plaque with the inscription: “All People will be brothers – Alla Manschen werden Brüder”.

Monument to Joseph von Eichendorff

The statue of Joseph von Eichendorff was erected in 1911. The bronze figure of the poet was removed after 1945. The pedestal with two reliefs has survived to this day.

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