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Topacz Castle – automotive museum top 20 places in Wroclaw

Zamek Topacz is one of the 20 places in Wrocław that are among the most exceptional and unique. When visiting the capital of Lower Silesia, it is worth visiting one of the largest automotive museums in Poland, going for a walk around a picturesque lake or having lunch in a luxurious restaurant. Sounds like an interesting idea for a weekend in Wrocław. Read the article to the end and learn how to plan it.

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The history of Topacz Castle begins in the Middle Ages, when a fortified tower was built in a town nearby Wrocław, which now serves as a luxury hotel. Legend has it that the fortress was built on the initiative of the Knights Templar, who were stationed in these areas at that time. The fortified tower was surrounded by a 1.7 m thick wall and a moat. Thanks to such preparation, it was an important strategic and defensive point. At the beginning of the 16th century, the tower underwent a thorough reconstruction, an additional storey was added to its top, topped with an attic, with an observation deck. A Renaissance building was also added. Another extension of the complex was carried out in the 18th century. Thanks to it, the tower gained another floor. After that, the entire complex was sold to the confectionery company Rath Schöller & Skene for 300,000. thalers. It was a huge fortune in those days. The castle remained in the hands of the owners of the confectionery company until 1945.

Read our Guide and learn about the history of other interesting places in Wroclaw
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Unfortunately, after the war, the fate of the castle did not go as well as before. A penitentiary was established in the castle, and soon a state-owned farm. in the 1960s an idea emerged to create a hotel with a training center in this place. The plan was implemented, but unfortunately, the careless renovation of the building destroyed many valuable historical details of the Topacz Castle. The renovation was not completed and the Topacz castle in Wrocław was deteriorating for many years.

Automotive Museum - Zamek Topacz

In 2002, the building was bought by the Kurzewski family, who decided to restore the castle to its former glory. However, an expensive renovation would make no sense if the facility was not readily visited by people. This is how the idea of creating an automotive museum and a luxury hotel with a conference center was born. In 2016, the castle underwent another modernization. A luxurious spa complex with a wide range of treatments was created then.

Pearls in the Automotive Museum - Topacz Castle

The topacz castle currently houses the automotive museum, which is one of the largest in Poland. The collection consists of over 200 vintage cars and is still growing. The exhibition is divided into thematic sections. You can admire there, among others:

Fiat 508, Sokół 1000, 600 i 200, lekkie motocykle motocykle takie jak MOJ, Perkun, Wul-Gum, Tornedo, SHL 98, czy Podkowa

WFM,WSK,SHL i Junak, oraz polskie motorowery

Mikrus, Syrena 100, Warszawa M20, Nysa N59,Fiat 16p, 125p, Syrena Bosto, R-20, Żuk, Star 25

motocykle NRD, Samochody Skoda, Wartburg, Zaporożec

Fort T, Buick 1914, Harley Wl, Studebaker Hawk, Ford Thunderbird Cabrio, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Continetal.VW Garbus i Karmann, Fiat 500, Citroen 2CV, Jaguar E-type, Mini, Maserati, Ferrari.

motocykle NRD, Samochody Skoda, Wartburg, Zaporożec

The Automotive Museum and Topacz Castle are, above all, a beautiful place surrounded by greenery with extensive alleys. When visiting Zamek Topacz, you can visit the automotive museum, take a walk in a charming park with a lake. Treat yourself to wellness treatments at the SPA or enjoy a delicious dinner in a gourmet restaurant.

An interesting fact is that the motorization museum in Topacz Castle runs a vintage car rental for special occasions such as weddings.

The conference center is an ideal place to organize trainings and company workshops.

Zamek Topacz is located in Ślęza, adjacent to Wrocław. The easiest way to get there is via the A4 motorway, heading south and taking the first exit after Wrocław. The journey takes about 15 minutes. You can also get here by suburban transport from the bus station. Then the journey takes about 45 minutes, but it is worth spending this time because it is one of the largest museums in the region

Automotive Museum Topacz Castle - tickets and opening hours

The complex is open to visitors from 12:00 to 18:00. The ticket price list is as follows: normal ticket – PLN 12; -reduced ticket (children and youth up to 15 years of age, retirees and pensioners) – PLN 8; -children up to 7 years of age (supervised by adults) – free of charge.

Ostrów Tumski in Wroclaw – apartments for rent

Ostrów Tumski, this is where it all began. It is the oldest and historic part of Wrocław, from which, as legends believe, the present-day capital of Lower Silesia comes from. The first confirmed records of this area come from the year 1000, when a bishopric was established here. The island on which the cathedral is located is the place where the first peoples settled in this area. The choice of the place should come as no surprise to anyone due to the easy access to the river, which provided for the satisfaction of basic life needs. At the beginning, Ostrów Tumski was nothing more than a small wooden settlement with about 1,500 inhabitants. However, when it came under the rule of his grandson, Bolesław Krzywousty, it began to become a brick fortress. It is surrounded by a moat with defensive walls and other elements of the fortifications.

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Ostrow Tumski - History

Over the next centuries, Ostrów Tumski served mainly as a place of church rituals. Numerous churches, canons’ estates, residences of bishops and other significant church authorities were built here. Throughout this period, Ostrów remained an island that could only be reached by bridges, but in 1824 it became part of the mainland. At that time, one of the branches of the Oder flowing here was buried, which made it possible to join it and end the Ostrów era as an island.

Curiosity!

Before the transformation of Ostrow into a part of the mainland, the canon Jan Baptist Bastiani had his property there, who hosted, among others, the famous Italian lover – Casanova!

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The first reports about the main square in Wrocław date back to the 13th century. At the beginning, of course, it was a place of trade, and in the surrounding streets there were factories of various types of craftsmen. Their activity remains a trace to this day in the form of street names. For example, we can walk along Szewska Street, where the most outstanding shoemakers worked centuries ago, or on Białoskórnicza Street, Jatki, where you could buy meat and offal straight from the butcher. After about a hundred years and constant architectural changes, the market in Wrocław took a form that can be seen to this day. It has a rectangular shape and covers an area of 3.8 ha. The layout of the tenement houses and the layout of the streets have been practically untouched, which allows tourists to travel back in time to the 14th century Wrocław.

Unfortunately, the market also has a dark history. It was here that corporal punishment was carried out over the years. Blood was poured over these paving stones after the flogging, the stripping of the convicted limbs or execution by cutting or hanging. In the 1980s, on the site of these tortures, a pillory was erected, where young people meet today, and where the last public execution took place in the middle of the 18th century. Today, however, the market square is the bustling heart of the city, with the best restaurants, numerous pubs and well-preserved tenement houses and monuments.

When you feel extremely intrigued by the history of Wrocław, the places where the largest city in Lower Silesia was born, we invite you to visit us! Our company offers accommodation at a distance of 600m from the Cathedral of Ostrów Tumski, which will allow for a pleasant walk to the place where it all began. After visiting the cathedral, you can continue your way to the market square from which you will only be less than a kilometer away.

Wrocław is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, with a rich history and a wealth of monuments and cultural facilities. It is worth visiting them at least once in your life to see how charming this place is on earth! We highly recommend choosing our services for this stay. Our team will help and advise in the selection of attractions, places worth visiting and will provide service at the highest level. Our offer includes as many as 11 different studio apartments with private bathrooms. We are a company with extensive experience and a full range of amenities to offer. We guarantee that your stay in Wroclaw will be successful!

Africarium number 1 attraction in Europe

The biggest attraction of the Wrocław zoo is the Africanarium. Africarium was created from the combination of two words: Africa and Akwarium. It is a building that combines the best of both places. Since 2012, it has been one of the greatest tourist attractions of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. It is noteworthy that the Africarium is such a unique place that there is no other similar facility in Europe. When visiting Wrocław for the weekend, this place is a must see.

Africarium is one of the objects of the Zoo in Wrocław, it is impossible to visit the Africanarium without entering the Zoo. It is to ZOO Wrocław that you should buy tickets to visit the Africanarium. Visiting this unique object takes from 1 to 3 hours. However, there is no specific limit to the time we can spend in Africa. When visiting this place, you should be well prepared, the temperature in some rooms reaches even 40 degrees, due to exotic animals that need such a warm environment to function. It is good to bring a bottle of water with you.

You can also buy tickets online

As part of the ZOO to rescue, ticket prices have a donation of PLN 1 added to protect endangered animal species. The donation surcharge is voluntary, however, with the default ticket selection, it is automatically added.

It is worth noting that when visiting the Wrocław Zoo, you have the option of purchasing a group ticket. Group tickets are available for groups of at least 15 adults for adults or 10 persons for children. If you wish to visit the Africarium with a guide who will talk about the functioning of the Wrocław Zoo or present interesting facts about the life of animals, this is also possible. The cost of such a tour is an additional ticket to the ticket in the amount of PLN 5 / person in Polish or PLN 20 / person in English

The Wrocław Zoo offers its visitors a package of permanent promotions. Spending a few days in Wrocław, you can plan your visit in such a way that you can take advantage of them. Here are the most interesting promotions:

Family Monday – on Mondays a family ticket (2 + 3) is available for PLN 145

Student Wednesday – on Wednesdays a student ticket is available for PLN 35


Sick Thursday – Retirees and pensioners can buy a reduced ticket for PLN 25

The author of the idea to create such a unique place was Radosław Ratajszczak, president of the ZOO Wrocław company. Its main idea was to present the aquatic ecosystems functioning in the vicinity of the black land. It started with a simple idea and the results are great. However, the project was not without complications – it is the only attraction of this type in Europe.

How was Africarium built?

In 2008, an architectural competition was announced to create a design for this unique place, which is the Africarium. As many as 14 projects were submitted to the competition. There was a lot of competition, but the design by the Wrocław-based ArC2 Design Factory was ultimately won. Construction started and lasted 4 years. Many unconventional architectural solutions were used. It turned out to be particularly difficult to create a special room thermoregulation system. Due to the special living conditions of some species. In some rooms, the temperature reaches 40 degrees. And some animal species need lower temperatures of several degrees.

Finally, after 4 years of construction, the africa board was completed. In 2012, the first tourists were admitted, and this extraordinary place won the hearts of not only Wrocław residents.

What can you see?

The exhibition is divided into several thematic parts. Each part presents the functioning of a different, different ecosystem, and different species of animals live there. Visiting Africa you can feel completely like on the black land. The most-viewed exhibitions include:

Exhibition in africarium

Each exhibit is distinguished by different unique animal species. One can observe how different the ecosystems on this continent can be. Depending on the part of the continent we visit, we can admire different species of animals living in completely different conditions. Such a large number of contrasts can better realize how diverse Africa is. And at the same time how surprising it is.

Red Sea

The Red Sea is an aquarium with a capacity of more than a million liters, artificially created coral reef there. Thanks to the efforts made to create the right conditions for colorful fish inhabiting warm waters. You can meet there as many as 60 different species. The most interesting of them include moray eels and piranhas. Admiring this part of the exhibition you can feel like on vacation in Egypt.

Oceanarium

East Africa

The exhibition depicting East Africa deserves special attention. You can meet here some unusual species such as Nile hippos. Huge ants, or picturesque butterflies. An interesting tourist attraction is the colony of pigeons, unusual rodents. Also worth seeing aquariums with fish from the great African trenches, or drying up lakes. Some species of fish are no longer found in their natural environment.

Mozambique Channel

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

Skeleton Coast

After a walk on the ocean floor, visit the Skeleton Coast, a place where seals and penguins bask on the rocky beach. Looking a little deeper you can spot colorful species of jellyfish, and scary predators such as moray eels.

Congo jungle

Walking along the coast we go straight into the jungle. The exhibition depicting the Congo jungle attracts the attention of all visitors. You can meet there herbivorous mammals called mermaids. They look like dolphins. Predatory crocodiles and numerous species of birds. Attention also attracts a small exhibition of carnivorous plants.

Universalism, Exoticism and Elegance in Africarium

In addition, the complex is adapted for the organization of various events. They are located there;


conference room for 160 people
Educational room, suitable for organizing school trips
Business room for 30 people
Restaurant
Gift store

When visiting the Afrykarium you need to prepare a suitable reserve of time, you can spend here from 1 to 3 hours, and yet it is only one part of the Wrocław zoo. When coming to Wroclaw, don’t forget to make a reservation for accommodation.

Hydropolis in Wroclaw part. 1

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

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

Hydropolis is open daily at the following times;

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

Last visitors are admitted an hour before closing time

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Visiting this place takes about an hour, so it is worth planning other attractions on this day, such as visiting Ostrów Tumski, Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, or even a walk around the market square. We encourage you to read our guide for guests, thanks to which you will learn interesting facts about the most important places in Wrocław

Tickets to Hydropolis can be purchased at the box office without major problems or here.

However, if you also plan to visit the Zoo or swim in the 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 ticket office.

Normal – PLN 27 / person

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

Family run to Hydropolis Wrocław and the Zoo

– PLN 199 / family

Family ticket to Hydropolis Wrocław and Aquapark

– PLN 149 / family

Tickets to Hydropolis as long as the tour lasts

Kupując pojedynczy bilet do Hydropolis we Wrocławiu mamy możliwość zwiedzenia 8 wystaw zlokalizowanych w różnych salach. Zwiedzanie trwa od 30 do 60 minut, ale nie ma określonego czasu po którym należy opuścić wystawę.

When going to Hydropolis with children, it is worth considering purchasing a family ticket, which allows 2 children and 2 adults to visit. When going to Wrocław for a weekend with your family, you can consider buying a ticket that will combine visiting Hydropolis and other attractions such as the zoo or aquapark. The biggest disadvantage of these tickets is that you can only buy them at the box office, it is not possible to buy them online.

Water printer - Hydropolis Wrocław

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Even before entering Hydropolis, we can admire its multimedia character. The facade of the building 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 to buy tickets.

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

Planet of Water - Hydropolis Wrocław

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

Exploring the depths of the ocean - Hydropolis Wrocław

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Entering this room, our attention will be drawn to the Trieste bathyscaphe capsule from 1960. It was the first submarine which two explorers dived into the deepest abyss of our planet, that is the Marian Trench. The Marian Ditch is the deepest tectonic ditch on our planet, it is almost 11 thousand meters deep. meters below sea level. The Marian Trench is located in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. It was created as a result of the separation of two tectonic plates: the Pacific and the Philippines. one of the two passengers of the Bathyscaphe was Don Walsh, an American explorer, oceanographer, and officer. Walsh visited Hydropolis a few years ago and took his place in Bathyscaphe again. The hero of this expedition received the title of honorary ambassador of water knowledge.

Inhabitants of waters - Hydropolis Wrocław

In the neighboring room, animals from the seas and oceans are presented. The variety of animal species contrasted at the exhibition amazes the visitors. You can find there sharks several meters high, huge shoals of fish and microorganisms.

One of the exhibition rooms houses a variety of ship models, from the beginnings of shipping to modern container ships. While viewing this exhibition you can admire how the history of shipping has developed over the years. The exhibition also includes exhibits depicting the history of water engineering, such as locks, water pumps, steam engines, and even Archimedes’ water propeller. Man j

Strefa Relaksu - Hydropolis Wrocław

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One of these attractions is the relaxation zone, a place where we can take a short break while sightseeing and relax listening to the sounds of the sound of the waves on a specially prepared deckchair. An interesting fact is the decoration of the walls in this room. The arrangement was created from the composition of lichens (i.e. organisms that are a combination of algae and protist). The arrangement is to symbolize 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 Wrocław

In Hydropolis there are many other interesting exhibitions devoted to the role of water in shaping exotic cultures and religions, e.g. Ancient Egypt. You can also admire exhibitions related to the role of water in the human body and the processes taking place in it. An interesting issue that we can learn about by reading multimedia tables is the phenomenon of bioluminescence and the forms of life inhabiting hydrothermal ecosystems. Where the temperature reaches even 400 degrees Celsius.

Since the nineteenth century, municipal waterworks have been drawing water in the vicinity of ul. Na Grobli. 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 turned out to be an ineffective solution. The taken river water had too high a concentration of iron and chlorine compounds. The current filters were operated to the limit, yet the city still suffered from a shortage of water. In summary, it was necessary to expand the sewage treatment plant. It was decided to build more buildings for the water treatment plant. Then the river intake was abandoned and a new groundwater intake system was created. The reservoir functioned uninterruptedly until 1945, when a Soviet bomb fell from the reservoirs on the roof of the main reservoirs. Shortly after the end of hostilities, the reservoirs were rebuilt and again provided water for the city.

Another breakthrough in the history of the sewage treatment plant was the year 2002, when renovation works were 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 the municipal water supply. The museum has been operating since 2014. and is constantly developing. It is one of the greatest attractions of Wrocław.

MPK Wroclaw, or how to get around by public transport

Jak poruszać się po Wrocławiu komunikacją miejską?

Ticket prices in Wrocław start from PLN 1.70, but it all depends on the needs of the ticket, we strongly encourage you to choose and buy the appropriate ticket, because a journey without a valid ticket will cost 240 PLN in the event of a check.

As in most Polish cities, prices depend on the tariff – normal and reduced.
You can read about who is entitled to the reduced fare below.

There are 4 types of tickets in Wrocław:

a) one-offs – entitle to a single ride by bus or tram up to the end of the route (loop / depot);

b) temporary – valid for the time specified on the ticket from the moment of its validation;

c) personal – their purchase requires a UrbanCard, so for city visitors it is usually not an interesting solution;

d) bearer – are issued for a period of at least 30 days and authorize the ticket holder to use the ticket.

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How are tickets bought? - MPK Wroclaw

From March 8, 2018, in MPK Wrocław, tickets can always be purchased after boarding the bus / tram. New machines are used for this, where tickets can be purchased with a contactless card. After such a purchase, the physical ticket is not printed, and it is encoded in electronic form on our payment card.

You can view the ticket purchase instructions in the video below.

Of course, you can also buy a ticket at traditional ticket machines located at stops, but we believe that this new form of purchase is much more convenient!

In Wrocław, there are many discounts on public transport. It is worth reading them because you can save money on city trips while sightseeing.

1. Free

– children until the end of the calendar year in which they are 7 years old;

– students of primary, secondary, lower secondary and upper secondary schools – no longer than until they are 21 years of age;

– people with a significant degree of disability and people completely incapable of
work and independent existence, together with a tutor;

2.50% cheaper

– students of post-secondary schools, not longer than until the age of 24;

– students of foreign schools – no longer than until the age of 24;

– students and doctoral students of universities and institutions specified in art. 7 sec. 1 of the Act of July 20, 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended) and students of foreign universities; ATTENTION! There is no age limit for students and doctoral students in MPK in Wrocław, so even students over 26 years of age. can enjoy cheaper journeys;

– retirees and pensioners;

– people on pre-retirement benefits;

A full list of applicable discounts can be found in the MPK Wrocław regulations:

As you can see in the map below, public transport lines cover most of the city, so no one should have a problem getting to your destination.

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Wroclaw Tourist Card

For an intensive 2 or 3-day stay with a lot of sightseeing, we recommend choosing the Wrocław Tourist Card, with the option of public transport.
Each owner can enjoy discounts or free admission to cultural and entertainment facilities, a more favorable price for renting a car, electric car, taxi service, and discounts in restaurants and hotels. Additionally, for a small surcharge, you can use public transport for free without any limits.

 


You can choose between a 48-hour or 72-hour option, as well as reduced and normal.

More details on the places that can be visited using the card can be read here:

https://visitwroclaw.eu/miejsca

The card can be purchased at one of the points:

– Tourist Information Point at the Railway Station in Wrocław, ul. Marszałka, J. Piłsudskiego 105;

– Tourist Information Point at the zoo in Wrocław, ul. Zygmunt Wróblewski 1-5;

– Tourist Information Point at the airport in Wrocław, ul. Border 190;

– Wrocław Tourist Information Center, Info Souvenirs, Rynek 14.

How to check the connection of public transport

a) jakdojade.pl

All you need to do is select the starting point and destination, or the time of departure or arrival, and the application will show us the possible connection. We can change the settings depending on whether we want the fastest connection or the least number of changes.

Your starting points and destinations can be both the names of the stops, addresses and the names of specific places.

Attention! We recommend paying attention to the time between changes and assessing whether we are able to pass from one stop to another.

In the photo below you can see the different route configuration options that you can use.

b) Google maps

Select our destination point, then click “calculate route” and enter the point from which we want to start our route.
Select the public transport tab with the bus icon and the time.
We will be shown the possible connections to reach the destination.

In the example below you can see the Google Maps route to our BatogoSpot Towers facility.

Access to BatogoSpot Tumski from the Main Railway Station

The fastest way from the main station to the Tumski hotel is by taking the tram line 8 or 9, getting off at the “Pl. Bema” stop.

The appropriate tram stop at the main station is marked on the map below.

The journey takes about 15 minutes and it coincides with the route that you will have to cover to go for a walk to the Market Square, so you can immediately try to remember the way.

Access to BatogoSpot Towers from the Main Railway Station

Access to BatogoSpot Towers from the train station

To get to our second facility, we recommend taking tram lines 0P or 15.

Go to the stop “Dworzec Główny (Stawowa)” marked on the map below and get off at the stop “Pl. Jana Pawła II”

The journey should take approximately 13 minutes

Access to the Wrocław Zoo from our BatogoSpot Tumski facility

There are many options for getting there, so we encourage you to check the connection on one of the websites recommended above. The entire journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

Access to the Wrocław Zoo from BatogoSpot Towers Apartments

Here, we recommend that you use the direct connection that line no. 10.

There are also alternative connections, but as they would require a change, we suggest choosing the above connection.

The journey should take approximately 25 minutes.

Access to the airport from BatogoSpot Tumski

The good news is that in Wrocław we can get to the airport by a regular MPK bus, which significantly reduces costs compared to cities with airports further away from the center. However, this journey from our facilities takes about an hour depending on the traffic and requires a change. There are several possible routes, listed below.

Access to the Wrocław Airport from BatogoSpot Towers

This journey will take us about 45 minutes and if you are read by people who prefer a short walk to transfers, you can take bus 106 a short distance, which will take you directly to the airport. For those who do not like walking, there is also a route with a change.

Historic lines of Wrocław Trams for tourists

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Route A:

pl. Theater (Opera) –
Świdnicka – Podwale – Krupnicza – Kazimierz Wielki – pl. Dominikański –
Oławska – Traugutta – pl. Powstańców Warszawy – Bridge of Peace – Wyszyński –
Szczytnicka – Curie-Skłodowskiej – pl. Grunwaldzki – Curie-Skłodowskiej – Most
Zwierzyniecki – Wajda – Wróblewski – Hala
Stulecia / ZOO

 

 

Route B:

Hala Stulecia / ZOO –
Wróblewski – Wajda – Zwierzyniecki Bridge – Curie-Skłodowskiej – pl.
Grunwaldzki – Piastowska – Sienkiewicza – pl. Bema – Młyńskie Bridges – St.
Jadwigi – Piaskowy Bridge – Grodzka – Nowy Świat – Kazimierz Wielki – Widok – pl. Theater (Opera)

Route C:

pl. Theater (Opera) –
Świdnicka – Podwale – Krupnicza – Casimir the Great – Szewska – Grodzka –
University Bridges – Drobnera – Łokietka – pl. st. Maciej – Chrobrego – pl.
Powstańców Wielkopolskich – Trzebnicka – św. Wincentego – Słowiańska – Jedności
National – Poniatowski – Bema – pl. Bema – Młyńskie Bridges – St. Jadwiga –
Piaskowy Bridge – Grodzka – University Bridges – Drobnera – pl. Bema –
Sienkiewicza – Wyszyńskiego – Peace Bridge – pl. Powstańców Warszawy – Traugutt
– Oławska – pl. Dominikański – Skargi – Teatralna – pl. Theater (Opera)

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"Blue trams are running on the rails through Wrocław's hundred streets"

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Not everyone knows that it is Wrocław that is the first city in Poland to be equipped with electric trams.

The first tram line was not blue at all, but honey-dark green, another difference compared to the current trams is the fact that it was a horse-drawn tram. The inauguration of the line took place on July 10, 1877 and it was a luxurious service that not all residents could afford. She ran from Przedmieście Oławskie to Szczytniki.

The first electric trams – white-green-black – were introduced to the city on June 14, 1893 and served the route from Grabiszyn to Rakowiec and to
Szczytnicki Park.

Wrocław trams during the war.

Due to the fact that most of the military operations bypassed Wrocław and it was a rather safe city, Wrocław’s trams did not stop functioning until March 31, 1945. In the face of increasing damage related to the attack of the Soviet army, it was necessary to suspend the operation of public transport. On April 2, 1945, the Soviet army launched an attack and Wrocław plunged into a sea of ​​fire.
Despite the enormous damage, the Transport Works of the city of Wrocław decided to resume operations on May 10, 1945 under the new Polish management. Many tracks were damaged, as were depots and overhead lines, so a thorough reconstruction was necessary. The first line started on August 22, 1945 and for this reason it was called “Jedynka”, running from Biskupin to Ołbin.

In 1946 most of the main routes were already passable. One of the most important tasks was the reconstruction in 1947 of the ruined Grunwaldzki Bridge.

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But back to the title, where are the blue trams?

In 1948, the Recovered Territories Exhibition was held in Wrocław in the Centennial Hall. The event was a motivation for the city to expand the tram network, and the carriages prepared for the event were painted blue.

The color did not last long, because from 1954, at the behest of the Minister of Municipal Economy, all public transport vehicles were painted red. It was only in 1971 that the Provincial National Council decided to restore the blue color, which has remained to this day.

Currently, we have as many as 21 tram lines in Wrocław, and the entire network is one of the oldest and largest in the country with a total length of almost 90 km (approximately 200 km of tracks).

Batogospot Apartments are a great choice for those mobile ones due to the underground garage, as well as for those who appreciate blending in with the big city life. Our location at Ostrów Tumski and Towers is located in the city center and has great access to public transport. Batogospot Apartments will therefore be a great choice for people without a car, but who appreciate the ease of getting around the city.

How to plan your stay – weather in Wroclaw

The weather in Wroclaw is a surprising weather phenomenon. Wrocław is one of the warmest large Polish cities. If you have already decided to go to Wroclaw, it is worth choosing a date that will suit your plans and needs.

In the graph above you can see the average weekly temperature in the city.
The weather in Wroclaw is warmest in July, but before you book a stay in BatogoSpot for July, it is worth noting that it is also the month with the highest rainfall during the month. It may happen that the weather will not be good for our entire stay. The fact is, however, that summer rains are usually intense, but short, so we can always wait out the rain in some pleasant place, which Wroclaw is full of.

June and August are slightly cooler than July, but also less rainy. June is also the sunniest month with the longest days, so in our opinion it is the perfect time to enjoy the city’s nightlife as well.

And for all those who prefer to avoid the holiday crowds and heat, which can be bothersome for some, we recommend May and September. Both are characterized by lower temperatures, but also less rainfall. Hence, a stay in the second half of May or the first half of September can be a bull’s eye.
However, we do not discourage all winter lovers from visiting Wrocław, because the temperatures are usually not so severe and the winter offer of the city satisfies everyone.

Wroclaw has a very large offer of gardens, parks and even forests, which can be a perfect choice on nice days. Below are some of our suggestions.

Pergola with a Multimedia Fountain

It is a very charming place that offers shelter from the sun under a 640-meter long Pergola covered with grapevines.

An additional attraction is the Multimedia Fountain, in the summer you can admire its shows every hour on the hour. The show is different every hour, with different musical styles, so it is necessary to go more than once.

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Right next to the pergola, the Japanese Garden, opened in 1913, invites you to walk along its romantic streets.

An interesting fact is that when in 1997 Wrocław fell victim to the flood of the millennium, as much as 70% of the garden was destroyed.

Tickets:

Normal: PLN 10

Discounted: PLN 6

 

For all fans of emotions, we encourage you to visit the hornbeam labyrinth in Brochów. The ideal time for this is late spring or summer, as this is when it is most difficult to pass. It’s a great place to visit while it’s sunny  weather in  Wroclaw

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Spending a pleasant day in rainy weather in a city you don’t know can be a challenge, so we come to your aid by suggesting several solutions.

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Laser paintball – Laser Tag

In Wrocław, we have several possible places to try this interesting attraction:

1. Headquarters of the Laser Tag Center

– ul. Sienkiewicza 8A

2. Laser Tag Nyska – ul. Nyska 61a

3. Zona 71 – ul. Robotnicza 1a

4. Laser Tag Wrocław Golden Lion – ul. Osobowicka 177/2

Escape Room

A new form of entertainment in which our task is to get out of a closed room by solving clues.

1. Secret Room – ul. Casimir the Great 27c

2. EXIT19.PL – ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 19 and ul. Włodkowica 21/2

3. Let Me Out – ul. Bernardyńska 4

4. Piwnica Quest – ul. Rainbow 7

5. Hurry Up – ul. Ruska 61 / 6b

6. Time of Mysteries – ul. Ruska 51b

7. Fox O’Clock – ul. st. Antoni 23

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Trampoline Park

This is entertainment for the whole family, you can either choose to jump loosely or buy a lesson from an instructor who will teach us aerial acrobatics. Some trampoline parks also have separate sections, so be sure to check out all the possibilities.

1. GoJump – ul. J. Długosza 59-75

2. JumpWorld – ul. Otmuchowska 15

3. JumpHall – ul. Szybowcowa 31

One of the biggest winter attractions in Wrocław is the Christmas Market, where you can find a variety of products, from gift ideas to sweet and salty snacks. We wrote more about the Fair in a separate article, which can be found in the guide to Wroclaw tab.

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There are also ice rinks in Wrocław, we can choose between closed and open ice rinks.

1. Orbita Ice Rink – ul. Wejherowska 34

2. Spiska Ice Rink – ul. Spiska 1

3. Ice rink at the School Complex no. 14 – ul. Bruckner 10

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For little travelers, we recommend queuing, where they will be able to admire a huge model of the city with trains circulating around it.

Address: pl. Orląt Lwowskich

Price list:
Normal ticket: PLN 23

Reduced ticket: PLN 17

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Walk in search of gnomes

Wrocław is currently inhabited by over 400 dwarfs, each with a different name and appearance? Maybe you’ll be the first to find them all?
For help, you can use the maps of the dwarfs available at the Tourist Information Center on the Market Square or the “Wrocław Dwarfs” application available for Android devices.

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Aquapark- weather Wroclaw

It is a great choice for spending time in any weather, not only for children, because it has a large area with a gym and saunas for adults.

The Aquapark is the most visited water park in Poland and the 3rd most visited one in Europe.

Address: ul. Borowska 99

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The best museums in Wroclaw top 10

The most interesting museums in Wroclaw

There are over 100 museums in Wrocław, each of them relating to a different period of history or science. There are so many of them that every visitor to Wrocław will find something for themselves, but there are several museums that are unique to Wrocław and it is them that we should visit in the first place when in Wrocław

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It is the most famous and most important museum in Wrocław, it was built to store only one painting, the Battle of Racławice by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak. It is a unique museum in Wrocław, because by entering you will find yourself inside the battlefield.

National Museum

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The National Museum in Wrocław is a place that every tourist should visit, with the famous paintings of Jan Matejko, the tombstone of Henryk the Pious and abakans. The museum is also worth visiting because the ticket purchased in the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice entitles you to visit the National Museum in Wrocław.

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It is a municipal armory, located in a Gothic building at ul. Cieszyński. An interesting fact is that the Wroclaw arsenal was built earlier than the buildings modeled on it in Krakow, Warsaw or Berlin, as late as 1459. The building was used as an arsenal only from the 16th century, previously weapons and ammunition were stored in the basement of the Wrocław town hall. Currently, it is one of the most interesting museums in Wrocław.

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Tours go here, Wrocław residents stroll here, social meetings and city celebrations also take place here. All objects of the City Museum of Wrocław are monuments of great historical, social and cultural importance for Silesia. The museum conducts a rich scientific and educational activity, it is also the organizer of many temporary exhibitions, cultural events and scientific meetings.
 
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The Post and Telecommunications Museum in Wrocław is the only museum in Poland that collects and protects monuments that testify to the activity of the post office in Poland, including the Polish Post Office founded by King Sigismund August in 1558. Museum, established in 1921 in Warsaw, since 1956 . is located in the historic building of the Main Post Office in Wrocław.

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This museum, which presents the history of pharmacy and pharmacy, is managed by the Medical University of Wroclaw and creates a unique place that must be visited while in Wroclaw. This is where you can learn the secrets of herbal medicine and history. This is one of the most interesting museums in Wrocław

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In 2009, the Pavilion was taken over by the National Museum in Wrocław. In May 2013, the building underwent a general renovation for its needs, thanks to which new exhibition space was obtained – over six thousand square meters for the exhibition of contemporary art. An open-air sculpture gallery was created in the park surrounding the pavilion. Renovation works were completed in June 2015.

It is located in one of the town houses on the market square. Observant observers will surely be attracted to the sight of the figures moving to the rhythm of the polonaise in the windows of the tenement house. However, these are not dancing couples, but a special art installation

It is an important historical site associated with the political changes in Poland during the rule of the Polish People’s Republic and the post-war period, the exhibitions here are mainly souvenirs from that period and a great lesson in living history that happens before our eyes.

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Every motoring fan will be speechless with delight, in the nearby town there is a museum of vintage vehicles. There are over 100 vintage cars and the property is located on a picturesque lake

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It is an unusual interactive museum, during which you can enter the world of water

Muzeum Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

It is an attraction for every architecture and art enthusiast, two of the most beautiful baroque halls that are located in Wrocław are located in a branch of this museum. Aula Leopoldina and the Mathematical Tower are two reasons why everyone should visit this museum.

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Museum in Wrocław organized inside the old railway station. Formerly, there were 3 railway stations in Wrocław, currently only one is open. Although the functions of the others have changed somewhat, they constitute a piece of history worth exploring. You can admire models of electric railways from around the world.

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The Contemporary Museum in Wrocław is a facility that will surprise many visitors. The biggest sensation is the temporary exhibitions sent from all over the world. The museum presents an unobvious look at the world of artists, thanks to interactive exhibitions, the museum in Wrocław is more criminal and easy for the visitor to perceive

Free sightseeing - museums in Wrocław

When visiting Wrocław, it is worth knowing about organized actions and promotions, most museums have permanent promotions, often these are specially designated days when tickets are cheaper or even free. There is also an annual campaign promoting visiting museums – a night at the museum. This action is organized in May, at the beginning of the season. This is the night during which admission to all museums in Wrocław is free.

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