Beautiful Poland – Exploration of Wroclaw Day 1

We ended our Day 3 and 1st round of exploration of Krakow with our Exploration of Wadowice

Day 4 started with us checking out from our comfortable and filled with memories stay in the 19th century apartment in Krakow. We head to the Bus Terminal for our bus journey to our next stop, Wroclaw.

Wroclaw, is one of the largest city in the historical region of Silesia. Known as the 4th largest city in Poland, this city has history dates back over a thousand years with its extensive heritage that combines almost all religions and cultures of Europe.

Wroclaw has been part of Kingdom of Poland, Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of Hungary, Hasburh Monarchy, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire, Weimar Replublic and even Nazi Germany over various times in its rich history. Wroclaw became part of Poland again in 1945, a result from the border changes after World War II with nearly complete exchange of population.

Our journey from Krakow to Wroclaw took about 3.5 hours. Arriving at the bus terminal in Wroclaw, we were picked up accordingly, thanks to the arrangement of Exclusive Apartment team, our accommodation for the 3 nights in Wroclaw.

After dropping off our luggage and a quick refresher in the apartment, we head out to explore Market Square which to our delight is located just round the corner of our apartment.

The first building we saw as we approach Market Square is the Old Town Hall (Stary Ratusz in Polish) is a Gothic Town Hall built back in the 13th century. Old Town Hall is also the main landmarks of the city of Wroclaw

Old Town Hall has served the city of Wroclaw for civic and cultural events that were held in its Great Hall. It also house a museum and a basement restaurant.

We spent the afternoon exploring around Market Square. Of course, the exploration would not be completed without the stop for our shopping in our favourite store, Hard Rock for their merchandising.

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Market Square were filled with many exciting sight. One not to be missed is Zdrój Fountain. 

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Completing our exploration of Market Square, we head off for a short walk to Wroclaw Market Hall. Built between 1906 – 08 when Wroclaw was part of Germany, Wroclaw Market Hall is situated in the oldest districts of Wroclaw. Today, it is one of the biggest traditional market in the city.

We then decided to take the river cruise, exploring the river of Oder. The 1 hour return cruise brought us down the river to a scenic view.

After the cruise, we head back for the evening around Market Square where we see many interesting sight of musicians performing, angel and even a guy sitting what seems to be floating in the air….

Tired from all the walking and day journey, we decided to call it an early night. After a delicious Polish dinner, we head back to our apartment for rest before our Day 2 exploration of Wroclaw the next morning.

 


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