Wroclaw Travel Guide - useful tips and information

 

Money exchanging banks in Wroclaw


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The currency unit in Poland is PLN called ZLOTY (zl) 1 PLN is into 100 GROSZ (gr). There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zloty and coins of 1,2 and 5 zloty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gr. There are many money exchange points in Wroclaw which can be used by...

Weathe/when to come to Wroclaw


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Best time of the year to visit Wroclaw is probably from May to September as there is a big chance of nice, warm and ny weather in this period. During the summer however some occasional downpours happen but generally July is the warmest month.

Spring and...

Police and Safety


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Wroclaw, like most cities of Poland, is a very safe city but you should exercise the usual caution and keep guard of your valuables especially around crowded places or places popular with tourists like the main train station or the town square (Rynek). It is still...

Prices in Wroclaw


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Living in Poland is no longer as cheap as it used to be since the market economy has come to be effective. Poland was in the 80's a hyperinflation country but now annual inflation rate has fallen below 10 %. The national currency, the zloty (PLN) has consequently...

Eating Out in Wroclaw


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Wroclaw has more than 300 restaurants, pubs and cafes, and visitors should have no problem finding a good restaurant serving Polish, Italian, French or Oriental cuisine. Poles are very passionate about their food. In addition to a great appetite for merriment,...

Time zone holidays opening hours in Wroclaw


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There are several national and church holidays in Poland: 1st January – New Year Easter Sunday & Monday – variable date 1st May – Labour Day 3rd May – Constitution Day Corpus Christi – variable date in June 15th August – Assumption of the Holy...

Nightlife in Wroclaw


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It's difficult to mention Wroclaw and not go on to mention the word nightlife in the same breath. The city is quickly enhancing its already solid reputation as a party town and easily has enough pubs and clubs to cater for a city twice its size. Perhaps this isn't...

Arriving to Wroclaw by plan


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The Mikolaj Kopernik airport is located about 12 km from the city centre. It is small and very easy to find your way in. This is a local airport servicing connections to many place. Right now, the sturdy old Wroclaw Nicolaus Copernicus Airport (in Polish Port Lotniczy...

Arriving to Wroclaw by train


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Polish rail network is pretty well developed and Wroclaw is important point. In anticipation of the 2012 European Football Championships Wroclaw's main train station is presently undergoing major renovation works on the entire building, including the interior,...

Arriving to Wroclaw by car


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If you plan to visit Wroclaw by car, please remember about having you driving license and car’s registration documents with you. Foreign driving licenses are valid in Poland. Travelling on Polish roads is free, except just a few short ways. It is all because of lack of...

Geography of Wroclaw


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Wroclaw in Poland is the capital of the Dolnoslaskie province. The city was formerly called Breslau. It is on the Oder River, about 180 miles (290 km) southwest of Warsaw, in Upper Silesia, a region rich in coal and other minerals. Wroclaw is a river port, a railway...

History of Wroclaw


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The origins of Wroclaw are associated with the settlement, which has grown up in a convenient spot for crossing the Oder, on the crossroads of important and old routes that run from southern Europe to the north, towards the Baltic Sea and from the west, east, in the...

Platon Art Gallery


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Platon Art Gallery is situated in a stylish, neo-Gothic building in Krupnicza street in Wroclaw, which is also the seat of Platon Legal Centre. The entire facility is located in the Four Temples District, a prestigious location for local culture and art.

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The WRO Art Center in Wroclaw


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The WRO Art Center was opened in 2008 by the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, an independent organization specializing in the areas where contemporary art and culture intersect with developing media. The WRO Art Center’s mission includes organizing exhibitions,...

Design - BWA Wroclaw


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Design is placed right in the city centre. We act as 'a city carpet', walking beyond the physical space of the gallery. Into the city, into the country and far away. The gallery's new offer is 'expanded' design, critical towards culture of an object.

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Studio - BWA Wroclaw


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Studio was a former workshop of BWA Wroclaw, for some time now it has been an independent presenting, organising, exhibiting and workshop unit. It is a place of a quick reaction to the artists, activists and theoreticians' needs.

The gallery aims at the...

Glass and Ceramics - BWA Wroclaw


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Glass and Ceramics (Szklo I Ceramika) is a minimal space presenting glass and ceramic works, unique objects, designs, installations made by contemporary artists with the innovative use of both materials.

It is an experimental lab for young artists...

Awangarda - BWA Wroclaw


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Awangarda is the biggest BWA gallery in Wroclaw. Its aim is to show and to make popular artists' current activities with the background of cultural problems. Awangarda presents classics of Polish contemporary art, thematic shows of domestic and European art,...

BWA Wroclaw – Galleries of Contemporary Art


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BWA Wroclaw is a cultural institution financed by the city of Wroclaw. Its main activity focuses on organising and presenting contemporary art exhibitions. It also shows interest in interaction between art and other areas of life as well as in search for the meaning of...

The Wroclaw University Museum


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The Wroclaw University Museum has existed since 1992. It displays the history of the University since 1702 until now. The collection and exhibition include items related to history (furniture, equipment).

There are also scientific instruments and archives...

Museum of Natural History – Wroclaw University


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The Museum of Natural History, Wroclaw University, is the largest institution of this kind in Poland. It came into existence in 1814. Its collections comprise numerous unique specimens of extinct and rare species such as the Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon,...

Post and Telecommunications Museum in Wroclaw


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The Post and Telecommunications Museum, financed with the budget of Lower Silesia Voivodship Government, has existed since 1956. It carries out exhibitory and educational activity.

The collection includes documents, photographs, items related to Polish...

Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw


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Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw, an impressive relic of 19th-century century mass culture, is one of only few examples of this genre preserved in Europe. The large painting (15x114m) 'transfers' the viewer into an altogether different time, a...

Ethnographic Museum in Wroclaw


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It is ethnography's responsibility to revive cultural trends which best reflect social processes along with regional and ethnic differences. At the same time ethnography plays essential role in the territories marked with people's relocations and consequently...

The National Museum in Wroclaw


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The National Museum in Wroclaw occupies the building designed by an architect Karl Friedrich Endell and erected in 1883 – 1886. Museum was established on 28 March 1947 as the State Museum in process of organization, on 11 July 1948 it was officially inaugurated...

Geology Museum in Wroclaw


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Geological Museum of the Geology Institute of the Wroclaw University has existed since 1866. The museum collects and protects geological and paleontologic collections. It has both paleozoological and paleobothanical items.

The regional collections...

Museum of the Archdiocese in Wroclaw


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The Museum of the Archdiocese has existed since 1898. The museum collects, conservates and displays artistic and historical works of art. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, textile art (14th – 19th century) and ancient relics: mummies, wedge...

Mineralogy Museum in Wroclaw


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The Mineralogy Museum has existed since 1812. The museum collects and exhibits minerals, precious stones, gems and meteorites.

This small exhibition hall is on hand to display the fruit of the local miners' labours, to any of those interested enough to...

Historical Museum in the Royal Palace in Wroclaw


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The Royal Palace, former residence of Prussian kings, is an exceptional place, the largest museum projects in the postwar history of Wroclaw. Thanks to thorough modernization, he became a modern exhibition center of the City Museum in Wroclaw, and the seat of...

Museum of Cemetery Art in Wroclaw


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The Old Jewish Cemetery is the only gravesite of the turn of the 19th and 20th century, which is still preserved in Wroclaw. It is also an inventive and unique composition of grave sculptures and smaller architectures, harmoniously coexisting with a properly...

Museum of Metal Engraving Arts in Wroclaw


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Museum was open in 1965 as a unique unit specialised in Metal engraving arts. Despite from collecting exhibits the museum produces its own medals. For 30 years of its existence it has created over 100 medal titles, designed by artists cooperating with the...

Military Museum in Wroclaw


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Wroclaw Arsenal, (also known as Mikolajski because of its proximity to the Mikolajska Gate), is one of the most appealing pieces of Wroclaw's urban architecture. Its raw exterior is quite deceptive - upon entering the building the interior captivates one with its...

Museum of City Art in Wroclaw


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The Museum of City Art is located in the Town Hall of Wroclaw. The Town Hall is a unique monument of secular Gothic architecture which was built in stages from the end of the 13th century until the first half of the 16th century.

The Town Hall...

Museum of Archeology in Wroclaw


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The Museum of Archeology is 185 years old. It was established in 1815 initially with private and post-secular archeological collections. The founder of the museum was J.G.G. Busching, a man of outstanding merit in modern museum science including archival studies...

Museum of Man in Wroclaw


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The Museum of Man was opened in 2002 in the building of Collegium Anthropologicum and is a joint venture of the Institute of Anthropology, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Department of Anthropology, the University of Wroclaw. The collection of the Museum of Man...

Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw


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The inherent problem with any museum of architecture is that you can't really exhibit architecture. Anyway this is a decent enough place with a permanent collection of stained glass windows and stoves, and temporary exhibitions in both architecture and...

Arka Dance Theatre in Wroclaw


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Arka Dance Theatre was set up in 1999, started with a performance"Miedzy nami czlowiekami" presented in The Capitol Musical Theatre in Wroclaw. Dance Theatre Arka in Wroclaw results from Jacek Gebura and a group of people seeking for a kind of theatre where the leading...

Teatr na Bruku in Wroclaw


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Teatr na bruku is a private professional theatre company created in 1992 by Bogdan Michalewski (who graduated from the Theatre Academy in Wroclaw) and Marek Oliwa (who graduated from the Theatre Academy in Krakow).

The company was formed as a response to the...

Wroclaw Mime Theatre


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Theatre specialists unanimously agree that the Wroclaw Mime Theatre played a major role in the development of mime art in the 20th century. The Wroclaw Mime Theatre has presented its productions on every continent except the Antarctic.

The Theatre mounted 26...

Polish Theatre in Wroclaw


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The Polish Theatre is one of the most intriguing places on Wroclaw’s cultural stage. It is located in the city centre, close to the railway and bus stations, as well as many hotels. The large foyer areas, on each of the theatre’s three floors, may be freely...

Impart Centre of Arts in Wroclaw


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Established in 1970, Impart has played a vital role in Wroclaw's cultural development ever since. A bastion of the arts in all their forms, the Impart Centre regularly hosts theatre, cabaret, music and other artistic performances in its two auditoriums with acts...

Capitol Music Theatre in Wroclaw


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The Capitol Musical Theatre has been enriching Wroclaw's cultural life for many years with concerts, variety shows and musicals. Colourful inspirations of world class performances, such as “Fiddler on the Roof”, became part of the artistic landscape of the city....

Theatre of the Dolls in Wroclaw


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Teatr Lalek (Theatre of the Dolls or Wroclaw Puppet Theatre) is best known by English speakers as The Wroclaw Puppet Theatre. It was established in 1946, principally as a childrens' entertainment theatre, which also toured the villages of Lower Silesia.

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Teatr Wspolczesny - Contemporary Theatre in Wroclaw


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The Wroclaw Contemporary Theatre is appreciated for its clearly composed repertory, serious consideration for the audience and for its excellent troupe. The Wroclaw Contemporary Theatre has already gained its experience as an international congress organizer,...

Ster Century Cinema in Wroclaw


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Ster Century was a cinema company in Ireland and the UK. There was one Ster Century cinema in Dublin, Ireland, and 6 in the UK.

In 1999 Ster Century opened its first cinemas under its own brand. By the end of the year it had operations in Dublin, Ireland;...

PIF State Film Institution – Odra Film in Wroclaw


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It is an institution financed with Lower Silesia Voivodship budget, that publishes feature films, organises festivals and cinema premieres, as well as Gdynia festival replica – ”The Most Modern Polish Cinema”, and initiated the ”Wroclaw Film Spring” festival...

5D Extreme in Wroclaw


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5D Cinema is the place where the film takes the viewer all the senses. 3D image and digital surround sound is today not enough, it's time for new experiences. 5D Cinema Extreme is an example of the current state of the art forms of entertainment in our country that we...

Helios in Wroclaw


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Helios Movie Centre is a multiplex cinema operator in Poland. The first cinema was opened at 1993. These days Helios Cinemas are in 24 Polish cities. The latest cinema in Sosnowiec was opened in December 2005. Helios Cinema network in Wroclaw includes two cinemas:...

Cinema City in Wroclaw


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Cinema City International is the largest multiplex cinema theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe. Company is based in Israel. This modern network operates many cinemas across Poland including of course Wroclaw. Cinemas have 2D and 3D halls with very modern...

Multikino in Wroclaw


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Multikino is one of the biggest networks of cinemas in Poland. It belongs to Polish company ITI Group which also operates on media market. Most famous brands of ITI Group is TVN television and Onet.pl news portal. Today is has more than 20 cinemas in all major...

International Comedy Festival WROCEK in Wroclaw


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Wrocek is the only such festival in the country and one of the few in Europe. The whole formed by a few people who have put in him all his heart. International Comedy Festival Wrocek is unique because everyone here, regardless of age, gender and education, something...

Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wroclaw


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Lower Silesian Science Festival is an annual event of popular science is organized by universities and research institutes in Wroclaw. The aim of the festival is to spread and promote science and society closer to problems that it solves. The festival is to convince...

Speedway Grand Prix in Wroclaw


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Sports speedway in Poland has over 50 years of tradition. Wroclaw is one of the few cities in our country, where the discipline stands at the highest level of both sport and organization. Speedway competitions are played in Wroclaw's historic Olympic Stadium. Every...

The Wroclaw Marathon


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The Wroclaw Marathon reflects a great history of running in Poland. Runners come to Wroclaw with delight and willingness to take part in the run. The origins of the marathon in Wroclaw go back to 1983, when for the first time 131 runners run the route from Sobotka...

Survival Review of Young Art in extreme conditions in Wroclaw


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Review of Young Art in extreme conditions Survival is the only festival of this scale art in public space in Poland. The name is not accidental Review - SURVIVAL evokes associations with the art of survival. The project is carried out in areas that go beyond the...

Visionica Prix – International Festival of Television Art in Wroclaw


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International Festival of Television Art Visionica Prix is the first and only one in Poland this type of event, jointly organized by the City of Wroclaw and TVP SA, in collaboration with the television program ARTE and Telekanal Culture. The theme of the festival is...

Era New Horizons in Wroclaw


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International Film Festival Era New Horizons is a festival that is dominated by unconventional cinema, tough, independent, artistic, evoking emotions and stormy discussions, avoiding the viewer indifferent. The festival was created with a view to presenting a wider...

International Theatre Festival Dialog – Wroclaw


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Festival has not only serve the exchange of experiences, but try to diagnose the most interesting and controversial theatrical phenomena in Europe today. The participants of the festival can be teams from all countries of Europe, in the case of Russia - including all...

Forum Musicum in Wroclaw


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Forum Musicum is a recurring cultural event, taking place in Wroclaw since 2003, is a music festival the past centuries, performed on period instruments and using the historical performance practice. Forum festival - celebration of music is the meeting place of a...

May of Early Music in Wroclaw


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The festival takes place since 1992, is a project of great achievements. The idea behind the festival is to present music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque instruments on the copies of previous epochs and using ancient techniques of enforcement.

All...

Wroclaw Guitar Festival


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Wroclaw Guitar Festival, held annually in autumn, is a real feast of guitar music. The main idea of the Festival is its original name - Guitar . It is the present possibility of joining the noble sound of the guitar sounds of other instruments.

As part of...

Schody Donikad in Wroclaw


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Unlike many of the bars and clubs in Wroclaw, the stairs at Schody Donikad - "Stairs to Nowhere", don't lead down into a cellar, but up into a spacious, welcoming pub and live music venue. With its striped wallpaper, soft rugs, and dark wooden furniture, Schody...

Pub Pod Zielonym Kogutem in Wroclaw


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Catering to a more sophisticated (21+) yet still fun-loving crowd is Pod Zielonym Kogutem - Under the Green Rooster. With two floors and two bars, this comfortable and easy-going pub has plenty of space for all your friends.

The high ceiling of the main...

Kalaczakra Gallery & Coffee in Wroclaw


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Spending any time in a bustling city like Wroclaw can be draining in more ways than one. Luckily now we have Kalaczakra, the perfect oasis after a long day. Inspired by the culture of eastern Asia and particularly Tibetan Buddhism, the creators of Kalaczakra have...

Graciarnia Pub in Wroclaw


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The Wroclaw Life team are seriously excited about the opening of this idiosyncratic new watering hole on the Kazimierza Wielkiego. With the mysterious name 'Graciarnia' (roughly translated as 'storeroom') and a mission statement that includes recreating Wroclaw's...

Czeski Film Pub in Wroclaw


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You'll find this cosy spot just west of the Main Market Square. The cavernous Czeski Film Pub (Czech Film Pub) is exactly the kind of place where you could imagine old school Czech film directors hanging out in.

Asmattering of black and white prints from...

Coffee Heaven in Wroclaw


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Nicely located on the top of Swidnicka Street, you can sit outside on the street and watch the world go by in the summer, or retreat into the comfortably interior of this two-tiered cafe during the rest of the year.

Once in the warm there is no shortage of...

Cafe Manana in Wroclaw


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Walking into Manana is like walking into another world. First there is the pleasant calm of the reclusive courtyard, decorated with sunny photos of the Mediterranean and then, as you make your way upstairs, there is the contrasting bustle of the bar area, where your...

Ragtime Cafe in Wroclaw


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Restaurant Ragtime Cafe has prepared an original menu of European and Polish cuisine especially for you. You will find delicious meals for lunch and dinner, tasty drinks and aromatic coffees. Ragtime Cafe guarantees that you will remember the visit in their...

Metropolis Club in Wroclaw


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A riotous den of hedonism, Metropolis houses two insanely raucous dancefloors: one on the groundfloor blasting out techno and industrial sounds to a wild young crowd, and one downstairs in the heaving piano bar, laying down club classics to the...

Lykend Club in Wroclaw


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Located in the basement of the Podwale shopping centre, Lykend is an excellent alternative to the omni-present techno-oriented music clubs which dot the Polish landscape. Here you can enjoy the smooth sounds of reggae, folk music, shanty, jazz and sung...

Mundo 71 Music Club in Wroclaw


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One of the many clubs tucked away in the Pasaz Niepolda passage behind Ruska street in the Old Town, Mundo 71 Music Club offers a quintessential Polish clubbing experience with a twist. Mundo 71 delivers on the best qualities of local clubs - a sleek,...

Club 54 in Wroclaw


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Club 54 was established in 2001 and immediately became one of the most significant clubs in Wroclaw. Situated on the market square became the popular meeting place for students who always were an important part of our regulars.


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Eter Club in Wroclaw


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As one of the biggest and most modern clubs in Poland, Eter certainly doesn't disappoint. One of central Wroclaw's legendary cellar spaces has been converted into this sleek, two-floor clubbing temple equipped with top-class lighting and sound...

Novocaina Club in Wroclaw


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Novocaina Club is the most exclusive music club in Wroclaw. It is situated in the basement of Novocaina Restaurant and it delights with ultramodern design, first flair-bar in Poland and perfect mixture of Funky House, Vocal House and Disco House &...

Studio P-1 in Wroclaw


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Studio P-1 is a music club located in the center of beautiful, historic Wroclaw. Since its inception in 2000, Studio P-1 was constructed using the highest European  standards to bring you one of the most technologically advanced, modern nightclub in the...

Rope Park in Wroclaw


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Rope Park on the island is a complex arboreal Opatowickiej things (bridges, overpasses nets, wooden platforms, etc.), suspended on steel ropes. The total length is about 1 km. Ropes fastened close to 100 different things that are sort of obstacle...

Matchpoint Tennis & Sports Club in Wroclaw


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Matchpoint is a modern sports center with eight tennis courts, covered in up to 5. It is also the only center court in Poland, which for playing comfort and health of Rebound Ace surface applied the Grand Slam with an additional protective layer. This...

Chaiyo Thai Massage Centre in Wroclaw


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Authentic Thai massages: improve blood and limphatic circulation, release physical and mental tension, strengthen the immune system, improve flexibility of joints and remove toxins. Performed solely by highly qualified Thai masseuses trained at Wat Pho...

Spa & Wellness in Platinum Palace in Wroclaw


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The unusual location of hotel Platinum Palace in the vicinity of an aged park has been taken advantage of while designing the wellness section. The place enhances the contact with nature, the ability to calm down and unwind freely. Time spent here is a...

SPA Center in Wroclaw


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SPA Center in Wroclaw is situated in the strict center of the town. SPA Center have at their disposal 3 swimming pools, full offer of therapeutic and rehabilitating service, they organize swimming courses for all groups of age and different level of ability...

Sports Hall “Orbita” in Wroclaw


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Wroclaw sports hall "Orbita" is one of the most modern sports and entertainment facilities in Europe, designed to organize: competitions (tournaments and matches) of international importance in many sports including volleyball, handball, basketball, ice...

Wroclaw Water Park


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Wroclaw Water Park, is a relatively new facility, which opened on 11 February 2008. The object quickly became famous for silicate biggest Aquapark in Poland. And indeed it is not only huge but also extremely innovative and multi-purpose...

Fountain Wroclaw


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“The Wroclaw Fountain at Pergola” offers a multimedia spectacle affecting several senses. Water jets 40 meters up creating a screen of seven hundred square meters, on which colored animations are displayed, accompanied by music and natural sounds of...

Wroclaw Racecourse – Partynice


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Wroclaw Race Course – Partynice is one of only three horse race courses in Poland. In addition to the courses in Sluzewiec (Warsaw) and Sopot, Wroclaw’s course (opened in 1907) builds on the tradition of race course organized in Poland during the...

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw


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The Japanese Garden – Ogrod Japonski, is located in Szczytnicki Park close to Centenary Hall on Mickiewicza Street. It is one of few traces of the World Exhibition in 1913 that remain in the park. Prepared and set up by a most notable Japan connoisseur...

Botanical Garden in Wroclaw


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The Botanical Garden was established in 1811 as a research institute of Wroclaw University. It ranks among the oldest university institutions of that type in Poland. Located in the area of the city’s fortifications and its oldest district, i.e....

Wroclaw ZOO


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Wroclaw Zoo was opened to the public July 10, 1865 year. Zoo has a rich tradition. It is here that the first born in the history of zoos, tapirs, and the gorilla pussi for many decades broke all records for longevity of artificial conditions. In the first...

Wroclaw's Opera House


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The Opera in Wroclaw has a tradition dating back to the first half of 17th century. An impressive neoclassical portico adorns the front of Wroclaw's Opera House, which is a testament to the city's cultural importance both today and in its previous incarnation...

BWA Awangarda in Wroclaw


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Measuring in at a whopping 1000m squared, Awangarda is the biggest of the BWA galleries, a triumvirate of spaces dedicated to contemporary art (the other three being the Glass and Ceramics Gallery, Studio BWA and the Design Gallery).

It...

The Mutual Respect District in Wroclaw


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The Four Temples District proves that Wroclaw is a truly multi-religious city. Within the radius of only a few hundred meters, you will find here churches that belong to four religious communities: Roman-Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical-Augsburg and...

Church of Saints Wenceslas, Stanislaw and Dorothy in Wroclaw


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The massive Gothic affair located just south of the Old Town is the Franciscan Church of SS Stanislaw, Wenceslas and Dorothy, founded in 1351 to commemorate the meeting between Polish King Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great) and his Bohemian...

Royal Palace in Wroclaw


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Royal Palace (The Wroclaw Palace), formerly the Palace of Prussian kings is currently the Wroclaw City Museum. The baroque building of The City Museum of Wroclaw was built in 1719. In those days it used to be lords and magnates residence. Over the centuries...

Bernardine Church and Monastery – Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw


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A 16th-century former Bernardine church and monastery contains the Museum of Architecture. The inherent problem with any museum of architecture is that you can't really exhibit architecture. Anyway this is a decent enough place with a permanent collection of...

The Kameleon Store in Wroclaw


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The Kameleon Store (Dom Handlowy Kameleon) is an unusual building on the corner of Szewska Street and Olawska Street. It's semicircular bay, formed of rows of windows, just out dramatically. It was built by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn as a retail...

The Dwarfs of Wroclaw


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Maria Konopnicka, Polish writer for children and youth, was right when she wrote: “Whether you wish it or not, there are dwarfs in the world.” Take a stroll down the old city and you will notice, here and there, these strange little inhabitants...

Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene in Wroclaw


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The great Gothic Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene (Katedra Sw. Marii Magdaleny) was erected between about 1330 and the mid-15th century, incorporating the walls of a 13th-century church that had previously stood in the site. Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene...

The Salt Square and Old Butchers' Stalls in Wroclaw


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The Salt Square (Plac Solny) dates back to the 13th century and its name comes from the salt stalls that used to to line the northern side of the square. Altogether there were 12 wooden sheds. Such formerly luxurious articles as honey, furs, caviar or tea...

Main Market Square in Wroclaw


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Wroclaw's Main Market Square is the second-largest in Poland, after that in Krakow. It is a medieval market square, now the heart of a pedestrian zone. The square is rectangular with the dimensions 205 x 175m. In the centre stand the town hall and a group of...

Church of St Elizabeth in Wroclaw


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The Church of St Elizabeth is one of two Gothic churches that are found near Market Square in the center of Wroclaw, the other being St. Mary Magdalenes Church. There has been a church on this same position since the 1100's, however due to a number of...

Town Hall in Wroclaw


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The emergence of the first Town Hall was associated with the site of Wroclaw in 1261 on the Magdeburg Law. Arose in the late thirteenth century Town Hall was the one-story building with cellars. Held annual meetings townspeople here, where the chosen...

The Ethnographic Museum in Wroclaw


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It is ethnography's responsibility to revive cultural trends which best reflect social processes along with regional and ethnic differences. At the same time ethnography plays essential role in the territories marked with people's relocations and...

The Wroclaw Philharmonic


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Lovers of classical music have probably already heard of the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been delighting audiences for over fifty years since the end of the Second World War. As well as entertaining the masses in its very own concert hall,...

The University of Wroclaw


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The University of Wroclaw was established by Jesuits in 1702 as the Leopoldina Academy. One of nine Polish universities, it is generally regarded today as the third, behind Warsaw and Cracow, most important institution of higher education in...

Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw


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Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw, an impressive relic of 19th-century century mass culture, is one of only few examples of this genre preserved in Europe. The large painting (15x114m) 'transfers' the viewer into an altogether different...

West Park in Wroclaw


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It is located within the Kozanow and Popowice districts, stretching along the river Odra and occupying 72 hectares. It is visited not only by the inhabitants of the nearby housing estates but also by people living in other sections of the...

East Park in Wroclaw


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Stretching over 30 hectares of land at the fork of the river Olawa with an entrance in Krakowska Street, the park, designed by R. Konwiarz in the early 1920s, is one of the newest in Wroclaw. It's close vicinity to the Olawa is responsible for its natural...

Slowacki Park in Wroclaw


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This park was established on the edges of what used to be the New Town, and embraced a section of the city walls that had been pulled down. The current borders of the park are defined by Slowackiego Avenue, Modrzewskiego Street, Powstancow Warszawy Square,...

Nowowiejski Park in Wroclaw


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It was established in the years 1896–1908 in the old district of Olbin, between today’s Nowowiejska Street and Prusa Street. It covers an area of eight hectares and is located around a pond that was formed in the 19th century, after one of the arms...

South Park in Wroclaw


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It is smaller than Szczytnicki Park, and its range of tree species is not as wide, yet it is as frequently visited by the people of Wroclaw. The park was founded by the landowner Julius Schottlander as a gift for the city and set up in the years...

Szczytnicki Park in Wroclaw


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As far back as the 18th century, Szczytnicki Forest was a popular leisure destination among the people of Wroclaw. In 1783, Prince Friedrich Ludwig Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen bought the park from the city authorities and converted it into the so-called...

The Botanical Garden in Wroclaw


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The Botanical Garden was established in 1811 as a research institute of Wroclaw University. It ranks among the oldest university institutions of that type in Poland. Located in the area of the city’s fortifications and its oldest district, i.e. Ostrow...

Mill Bridge – Mlynski Bridge in Wroclaw


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Like the Sand Bridge, the Mill Bridge was first mentioned in 1149. It linked Olbin with Cathedral Island and was once much wider than it is today. At first it was called St. Vincent’s, being situated near the abbey in Olbin. In the 16th century, what...

Sand Bridge in Wroclaw


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Sand Bridge (Piaskowy Bridge) first mentioned in 1149, is considered to be the oldest in Wroclaw. Its construction is probably related to the existence of the ‘amber trail’ running from the Adriatic, through Sand Island, to the Baltic. A...

Tumski Bridge in Wroclaw


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Tumski Bridge is a steel bridge over the north branch of the Oder river in Wroclaw. Constructed in 1889 it replaced an old wooden bridge to connect Ostrow Tumski and Wyspa Piaskowa. Until 1945, its name was Dombrucke.

It is an old road...

Archdiocesan Museum in Wroclaw


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The Museum of the Archdiocese has existed since 1898. The museum collects, conservates and displays artistic and historical works of art. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, textile art (14th – 19th century) and ancient relics: mummies, wedge...

Archbishop's Palace in Wroclaw


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Archbishop's Palace is located at Katedralna Street. At the beginning of the 12th century, this was a two-storey late-Romanesque bishop’s residence with a rectangular base and two rooms separated by a vestibule. Upstairs there was a larger hall...

Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Wroclaw


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St John the Baptist Cathedral is one of the most valuable monuments of Wroclaw’s church architecture. This was probably the first cathedral erected in the times of King Boleslaus the Brave, when a bishopric was established in Wroclaw in the year 1000. It was...

Church of the Holy Cross in Wroclaw


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Church of the Holy Cross was the first two-storey church built in Silesia and one of only a handful in Europe. It was founded by Duke Henry the Righteous to commemorate the end of his long dispute with Bishop Thomas II (1270–1292) and was to serve as a...

Church of St Martin in Wroclaw


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The small Gothic saint Martin church is the only remaining part of the oldest Piast's castle in Wroclaw (The Silesian Piasts were the oldest line of the Piast dynasty that gave Poland its first kings). It was created in 80's of the XIII century surely as a...

Church of St Mary on Piasek in Wroclaw


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Piasek Island (Wyspa Piasek), literally translated Sand Island, has been a religious centre since the 12th century and is dominated by the Church of St Mary on Piasek. The church was constructed for canons regular in the second half of the 14th...

Ostrow Tumski in Wroclaw


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Ostrow Tumski is the oldest part of the city of Wroclaw. It was formerly an island between branches of the Oder River. Archaeological excavations have shown that the western part of Ostrow Tumski, between the Church of St. Martin and the Holy Cross, was the...

Wroclaw's Islands


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Wroclaw's islands, bathed by the River Odra, are peaceful places for a stroll away from the bustle of the city. Along with the hundred and twenty bridges, Wroclaw's twelve or so islands are part of the equation which add up to the city's 'Venice of Poland'...

Gross Rosen


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Gross Rosen was a German concentration camp, located in Gross-Rosen in Lower Silesia - now Rogoznica. It was located directly on the rail line between Jawor and Strzegom. Gross Rosen was a German concentration camp set up in 1940 and became an independent...

Klodzko


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Klodzko is a district town on the Nysa Klodzka in the middle of the Klodzko Basin, 88 kilometres south of Wroclaw. It is one of the most precious historic urban complexes in Silesia. Klodzko is the main commercial centre as well as an important transport...

Ksiaz


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Ksiaz is a castle situated in the Pelcznica River bend, from 1973 within the city boundaries of Walbrzych, about 6 kilometres north of the city centre. Ksiaz Castle is the biggest in Lower Silesia, the third biggest in Poland after Malbork and Wawel and it is...

Swidnica


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Swidnica is a district town, 53 kilometres southwest of Wroclaw in the south-west Poland, in the Lower Silesia Voivodship. Swidnica is a town with over 800 years of history whose community has been shaped by people from different nations – and as a...

Nysa


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Nysa used to be called the “Silesian Rome” or “Silesian Athens”. It was one of the best-known and the most important Polish towns. Its name appears in Hartmann Schedl's “World Chronicles” just after those of Krakow and Wroclaw. For almost 500 years...

Otmuchow


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Otmuchow is a town in Nysa County in Opole Voivodeship with 5,317 inhabitants. Otmuchow has a picturesque setting between two lakes, Lake Glebinowskie and Lake Otmuchowskie. In spring and summer the town is filled with flowers, partly as the result of the...

Paczkow


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The Paczkow commune is located in the south-west part of the Opole Voivodship , in the Nysa district, on the very well-known Sudeten Route from Nysa to Klodzko, which is an integral part of the road connecting Silesia and Lesser Poland with the „touristic...

Klodzko Valley


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The Klodzko Valley (Kotlina Klodzka) is the largest mountain valley in the Sudety (about 500 km2). It spreads out along the downstream flow of the Nysa Klodzka and the lower parts of its branches – the Scinawka and Bystrzyca Dusznicka. It is...

Kamieniec Zabkowicki


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The small town of Kamieniec Zabkowicki is dominated by the 14th – century Gothic church and Baroque monastery of its Cistercian abbey, which was founded in 1272.There is also a Neo-Gothic castle, perched on a hill but well worth the effort of a...

Henrykow


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The small town of Henrykow is known for its Cistercian church, founded in 1227 by henryk the Bearded. A series of allotments surrounding the abbey separate the church and monastery from the street, so that access to the church is by way of a series...

Karczma Lwowska Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Karczma Lwowska restaurant located in the very heart of the city market square makes an ideal place for meeting with friends and business associates as well as for holding banquets and social events.



The two-level restaurant offers...

The Royal Restaurant in Wroclaw


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From the Wroclaw Market Square you can enter elegant interior of the Royal Restaurant, where our Chef offers you specialities of polish and international cuisine. 

Surrounded by hussar armours and antic furniture you will...

Novocaina Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Novocaina Restaurant was established to enable people to celebrate the tastes. They do believe that the very best tastes are based on work of people full of passion. Novocaina Restaurant means allegiance to culinary tradition but also the openness to new...

Spice India Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Spice India it's the first traditional Indian restaurant in Wroclaw, which offers you the original traditional dishes from the ages-long cuisine of India, prepared by experienced cooks from Northern India.



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Pod Zlotym Kotem Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Welcome to the Pod Złotym Kotem

In the pleasant, stylish interiors furnished with dark cabinets full of knick-knacks, you can indulge your palate with the finest traditional Polish specialties and the best of European cuisine. It’s an excellent place...

Pastelowa Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Welcome to the Pastelowa
The Pastelowa is known both to the locals and to tourists primarily for its delicious crêpes that come in an incredible range of flavours, from traditional Polish ones with sweet cottage cheese and fruit to sophisticated savoury...

Abrams' Tower Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Abrams' Tower is a multi-ethnic creation of California media artist, Frederick Abrams. It is rated among the top restaurants in Wroclaw by numerous tourist guides for offering some of the only "authentically" conceived Mexican dishes in Poland as well a the...

Tête-à-tête Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Located on the ground floor, the tête-à-tête restaurant is famous for its exquisite menu of Polish and European cuisine. Remarkable cooking and excellent service make tête-à-tête a sought after place to dine, not only for hotel...

Maria Magdalena Restaurant in Wroclaw


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Could a good host not provide tasty food? In the air-conditioned Maria Magdalena restaurant our guest can taste many Polish and European dishes, meet over a light breakfast, lunch or a tasty dinner and choose from a wide range of wines and coffees served in many...