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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden is located in the Szczytnicki Park, near Centennial Hall (Hala Ludowa). It is one of the few traces of the World Exhibition of 1913.  Japanese experts, present there since 1996 made sure that all details correspond to the original Japanese garden art.

It became an unique place in this part of the world, demonstrating a real piece of Japanese culture.

The best time to visit is spring or autumn, due to spectacular view of colors of plants and flowers. Garden is opened daily from 1st of April till 31st of October from 9.00 till 19.00. There is a small entry charge.

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City Bike System now in Wroclaw

For all bicycles lovers, now there is an option to rent a bike and ride around the city. This can be a perfect option for those of you, who would like to see the entire city and all the interesting places but do not have too much time.

Instead of walking around, or taking tram or bus, now you can take a bicycle and the only thing you may need is the map.

The network is very good and there are lots of renting points all over the city so you can pick them and leave at the nearest most convenient point.

Make sure you do not keep it for longer than 12h to avoid paying the fine. The first 20 minutes are free. First hour costs us 2 zloty, the next one 4 zloty.

The list of rent/return points you can find below:

1. Rynek zachodnia pierzeja  

2. Wita Stwosza

3. pl. Uniwersytecki

4. pl. Dominikański

5. pl. Nankiera/Hala Targowa

6. pl. Jana Pawła II

7. pl. Orląt Lwowskich

8. Arkady na ul. Świdnickiej/Piłsudskiego

9. Świdnicka – okolice przejścia Świdnickiego

10. pl. Bema

11. pl. Grunwaldzki Kredka i Ołówek

12. pl. Grunwaldzki – ul. Polaka

13. pl. Grunwaldzki – akademik Dwudziestolatka

14. Gmach Główny Politechniki Wrocławskiej, wyb. Wyspiańskiego

15. ul. Smoluchowskiego/Łukasiewicza

16. Wittiga

17. Dworzec Główny PKP

How does it work??

In front of the terminal we can authorize the transaction using telephone number (which is also our number identification) or, optionally, urbancard card or contactless card. We get a SMS code to enter to the security cable and detachable bike.

We return it by plugging in the electric lock on any station, and fastening the cable. If you used the card, once again you have to approach the reader with it.

If the station does not have any free places, we can clip the rope to a busy bike rack, or even to a nearby bench. Each bike has a chip that reads the terminal within a few meters. So do not freak out if you see there is no space on the station and just attach it close enough.

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Water City Tour on Odra River

Wroclaw is known as city located on the water with many islands and canals. If you wish to discover the city from different perspective take a boat ride and see what you haven’t seen till now.

It is also a good idea to spend your birthday or anniversary in an unconventional way as many companies offered their boats for parties and gatherings with music and catering.

So jump on the boat and fall in love with Wroclaw again!!!

You can take a boat from few different Marinas located in different parts of Wroclaw. So you can choose from:

Marina  Cardinal (pl. Przystań Kardynalska)
Located near Bulwar Włostowica on Wyspa Piaskowa near Ostrów Tumski. The walking promenade was built in 1998 after the flood in 1997. You can find there a plaque stating the date of the flood of the century as well as the level of the water.

Marina Zwierzyniecka (pl.Przystań Zwierzyniecka)
The marina was established in 1963. It is situated on Wróblewski Street in the neighborhood of the Zoological Garden, Zwierzyniecki Bridge and the People’s Hall.

Marina ZOO (pl. Przystań ZOO)
Established in 1906. The marina is located on the back of the Zoo Garden, near the terrarium building at the second entrance to the Zoo, Japanese Gate. Starting from the ship, there is the possibility of early entry to the Zoo. There is a possibility of quick entrance to the Garden while getting out of the boat.

Marina  Market Hall (pl. Przystań Hala Targowa)
Established in 1902. For many years the marina served for passenger-cargo transportation. It is located on Bulwar X. Dunikowskiego near Market Hall (pl. Hala Targowa), 200 meters away from Racławice Panoram (pl. Panorama Racławicka). It is in use for passengers since 1995.

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The Park of Stanislaw Tolpa (Park Stanisława Tołpy)

A small, but very charming park is located within three streets: Nowowiejska, Prusa and Edith Stein. This place for sure will satisfy all needs of park lovers as well as those who wish to walk a little bit among the trees and green grass and run away from the city traffic.

The park has been constructed in the period of 1902 -1907 and it has been pleasing its visitors for more than 100 years now.

Within the park you can find a small pond with a fountain and the small island, which is a remnant of the branch of the River Odra.

In the north-western part, there is a small hill located from which you can have a nice view for the entire area. Besides that just in front, there is the Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology and another worth visiting St. Archangel Michale Church.

You can sit on one of the bench, relax, observe the ducks and have your time of pleasure among the greenery. The place its worth to visit during spring time cause of trees bloom beautifully…

You can also camouflage yourself far away from the crowd, on the top of small hill, or just near by the pond with the with for architecure building,  with a bottle of beer or wine…and relax with your friends. However be careful as drinking in public places is not allowed:)

How to get there?

The park is located in the triangle of the three of the following streets: Nowowiejska, Prusa and Edith Stein. It is easy reachable by trams or buses from each of its sides.

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Gondola Bay, Purkyniego Street

Finally the citizens and tourists coming to Wroclaw can enjoy the city tour from the water. As a promotion of   active recreation and unconventional way of sightseeing there is a possibility to rent canoes or rowing boats, as well as motorboats and explore the city and its channels on Odra River.

The rental point at Purkyniego street is the first point of the Trail Gondola initiated by the city, to promote       Wroclaw, as the city on water, “Venice of the Northern Europe”.

The point is opened in season from 1st of April to 30th of October (in case of adverse weather and the season is shortened) and the timing is as following:

* from Monday to Friday hours. from 12.00 to 18.00;

* Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10.00 to 18.00.

The cost of renting:

* Canoe: 1 hr. about 10 zł
* Rowing boat (Gondola) about 20 zł/1h
* Motor boat (without permission) before the season to 70 zł

How you can find Gondola Bay?

Gondola Bay is located on Purkyniego Street, between the National Museum (pl. Muzeum Narodowe) and Polish Hill (pl. Wzgórze Polskie).

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Wrocławskie Centrum SPA, (Teatralna Street )

SPA Sanus per Aquam – Health by Water

This is definitely place worth visiting! Apart from the fact that you can rest and relax here, you can also SPA Center in Wroclaw is situated in the very center of the town, so it can be found very easily.

The services offered will satisfy everybody, starting from swimmers, as there are 3 swimming pools, as well as gym or fitness club fans, or steam room lovers with various treatment rooms. Besides that the offer contains therapeutic and rehabilitating massages, wellness including balneology and hydrotherapy, amongst others.

History:

The most interesting part apart from the service offering is representative building look that many years ago was a Town Bath, built in 1895-97. Before the war, it has been one of the most luxurious buildings in the city. Clients could use the pool and swimming baths, steam baths, showers and massages. There were also small rooms that one could use the service of a hairdresser, visiting restaurant, cafe or read the book in the library.

Services:

The offer includes:

– Bathing leisure courses and courses for the swimming pool for rental companies.

– Fitness club – aqua aerobics and gym classes, soon a modern gym and steam room,

– Beauty care – bathing, bath therapies, body treatments, massages, reflexology face and feet,

– Doctors – balneoklimatologii and physical medicine, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics and traumatology.

– Massage Therapy, Therapeutic gymnastics, treatments: manual (OMT), PNF, McKenzie, Physiotherapy, balneology and hydrotherapy.

How to get there?

The complex is located on  Teatralna 10-12 Street which is very close to the market square, as well as Opera Building.

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