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Wroclaw

Wroclaw

The historic and truly international Polish city of Wroclaw is a destination with something for everyone. Thanks to a history that can boast influences from across Europe Wroclaw is an invigorating city break, where everything from the cuisine and retail opportunities to the palace-like hotels and lively social calendar, resonate with historic charm.

Cutting-edge design hotels and historic palatial residences combine to make Poland’s capital of culture a very special place to stay. The fairytale facade of Pałac Wojanów (Wojanów 9, Jelenia Góra), a rural gem in the countryside outside Wrocław, hides state-of-the-art conference facilities as well as a swimming pool, two tennis courts and a spa. It’s a complete contrast to the slick, urban Puro Hotel (Włodkowica 6), which is located right in the centre of the city, just a stone’s throw from the Old Market Square. The nearby Art Hotel (Kiełbaśnicza 20) treats mid-budget travellers with achingly elegant rooms and scrumptious breakfasts. Bargain-hunters should head into the suburbs, where the Ami Hotel (Rychtalska 8) offers comfortable accommodation in leafy surroundings.

Wrocław’s retail scene revolves around two major shopping centres – Renoma (Świdnicka 40) and Arkady Wrocławskie (Powstańców Śląskich 2-4). Both have a wide selection of national brands, restaurants and cinemas, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique then explore the pedestrian lanes around the market square. Odrzańska, Kiełbaśnicza and Mikołaja streets are lined with art galleries and boutiques, while Wrocław’s fine art studios and crafts shops cluster around Stare Jatki. The bustling indoor market, Hala Targowa (Piaskowa 17), should be your first stop for Polish cuisine, local produce and bargain souvenirs, while Ulica Kiełbaśnicza is packed with cut-price antique shops and flea markets.

An influx of international influences has transformed Wrocław’s foodie scene in recent years, and the city now boasts an elite collection of nationally acclaimed restaurants. JaDka (Rzeźnicza 24-25) blends traditional Polish fare with Lithuanian-inspired dishes to create a unique and highly palatable menu – it’s a firm local favourite, so book in advance if you want to be assured of a table. Take a break from stodge at Le Bistrot Parisien (Nożownicza 1D), which serves up French specialities such as snails, frog legs and onion soup. The stag party-friendly Bierhalle (Rynek Ratusz 24-27) does hearty food and a selection of site-brewed beer, while chic cocktail bar Papa Bar (Rzeźnicza 32-33) is a more elegant option for the evening.

International Festival of the Voice
April
This celebration of world music showcases vocalists from Armenia, Austria, Corsica, Italy, Iran and even further afield. It is based on the principle that singing can transcend linguistic and cultural differences.


International Festival of Street Art
June
The streets of Wrocław spring into colourful life during this summer cultural extravaganza. Featuring artists, musicians, circus actors and acrobats, it’s free to attend and draws crowds of thousands from around Europe.


New Horizons International Film Festival
July
Poland’s largest film festival is one of the cultural highlights of Wrocław’s calendar. Established in 2001, it centres on the Wrocław Puppet Theatre and screens films from over 40 different countries. Look out for open-air shows in the market square throughout the duration of the festival.


Wrocław Guitar Festival
October
Established over 10 years ago, this international celebration of music attracts distinguished guitarists from all over the world. Concerts span the musical genres, with classical, jazz and rock artists all represented.


Wrocław Christmas Market
November-December
Every year for a month before Christmas, the main market square in the Old Town is taken over by a lively festive market. Traditional stalls are hung with fairy lights and sell everything from toys and candy to jewellery and mulled wine.

ESSENTIALS

Language
Polish
Currency
Polish Zloty
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 25
Holiday type
City Break , Sightseeing

WEATHER

26/07/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
18°C
min
32°C
max
27/07/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
20°C
min
33°C
max
28/07/14
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
20°C
min
33°C
max
29/07/14
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
20°C
min
33°C
max
30/07/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
19°C
min
32°C
max
31/07/14
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
17°C
min
27°C
max
Jan
2°C max
-4°C min
Feb
5°C max
-3°C min
Mar
8°C max
0°C min
Apr
13°C max
3°C min
May
19°C max
7°C min
Jun
23°C max
11°C min
Jul
23°C max
12°C min
Aug
23°C max
12°C min
Sep
19°C max
9°C min
Oct
14°C max
4°C min
Nov
7°C max
1°C min
Dec
3°C max
-3°C min

AIRLINES

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny skies 30°C
18°C
min
32°C
max
36%
huimidity

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