“THE FLOWER OF EUROPE” BERREISEN – HOLIDAY IN BRESLAU
The Polish city of Wrocław, known in the vernacular as Wrocław, used to be known as “The Flower of Europe”. Although this name is no longer necessarily used among the general population, Wroclaw still flourishes. In the city there is an exciting picture, which is characterized by the approximately 1,000-year-old city history, but at the same time is also animated by the numerous students who bring something young and modern into it. No wonder then that Wroclaw is so popular as a destination for a city break on the weekend or for a long vacation. A trip to Wroclaw is definitely a highlight with a lot to discover. Many cheap hotels in Wroclaw city center are just waiting to welcome their visitors and to give them a pleasant stay.
PLACES OF REST IN THE CITY OF OPPOSITES
Wroclaw is an exciting city because it is so diverse . Opposites are not mutually exclusive. On the one hand you can experience the tranquility and tradition of the city on the cathedral island, but on the other hand you can plunge into the bustle of the lively old town with its numerous hotels, restaurants and bars.
The cathedral island is the oldest part of the approximately 1,000-year-old city and once formed the political city center. On the way to the island one crosses the cathedral bridge, Most Tumski, which was built in the years 1888 to 1892. But actually, the cathedral island is no longer an island, because in the 19th century, the northern arm of the Oder was filled. Nevertheless, the cathedral island retained its name and today forms the spiritual center of Wroclaw.
Here you will find the main attraction of St. John’s Cathedral with its two towers, which can be seen from afar on the island. However, the St. John’s Cathedral is not the only church on the cathedral island, so you can also visit other places of worship such as St. Martin’s Church or St. Peter and Paul’s Church. Another destination on the Cathedral Island is the Botanical Garden, where you can admire 700 different plant species. Overall, the cathedral island is a place of retreat and tranquility, so you look for a hotel directly on the island in vain. However, nearby is, for example, the 4-star Hotel Jana Pawła II .
MODERN INFLUENCES AND ADVANCED LEISURE DESIGN
More than 100,000 students and the fact that Breslau has become a popular tourist city, ensure that the cityscape remains alive. Especially around the market square Wroclaw many localities are settled. Here you can enjoy a coffee in the afternoon, spend some time in a bar or dance in the club at night. You will also find a cheap hotel for your stay around the market square, such as the 2-star Hotel B & B Hotel Wrocław Centrum .
In the alleys of the old town you will find something on every corner. So it is worthwhile to come here at any time of the day, because during the day you can wonderfully shop souvenirs for the loved ones at home in the small shops, while in the evening you can enjoy a delicious meal or a cool drink under great lighting. Try homemade Pierog , dumplings with various fillings, or the beet soup barszcz, for example .
But not only the localities are worth seeing, also the place itself is not to be despised . With its 215 by 175 meters, it is the second largest marketplace in Poland. Center of the square is the gothic town hall; around it you will find numerous beautiful houses in different architectural styles. So you are here in an exceptionally beautiful atmosphere that is popular with tourists and locals alike. As well as the street Oławska , which connects the old town with other parts of the city. Here you will find many more cultural and gastronomic offers.
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO SEE
Wroclaw has not only the cathedral island and its beautiful old town but also a whole range of other attractions , so you can spend more than just a weekend in Wroclaw. It would also be a pity, only for a relaxing holiday in a spa hotel and then mitzukriegen nothing of the city. Definitely plan your stay so that you have enough time to explore the city and look for a hotel that is conveniently located. Highly recommended are hotels around the old town.
Your discovery tour could take you to one of the city’s many museums, for example . You have the choice between a variety of different disciplines. If you are interested in art, a visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts is recommended, you may prefer natural sciences, visit the Natural History Museum and if you are historically interested, the City Museum in Wroclaw Castle awaits you. There is something for everyone in the large selection of museums. And if you do not like going to the museum, you might opt for a visit to the theater or the opera instead . Both buildings are also worth seeing from the outside.
Architecture fans will also be thrilled by Wroclaw, because in the city you will really find outstanding buildings on every corner, which should be considered closer. It discovers buildings of different eras, creating a varied cityscape. Even a simple walk through Breslau will never be boring.
In spite of all the recreational opportunities, it is definitely worth planning a visit to the Polish city of Wroclaw and convincing yourself of the beauty of the “Flower of Europe”. This is the only way to enjoy the lively atmosphere that can be felt in the city.
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