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Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw June 24th 2014

We are on our way to Wroclaw, or Breslau as it called to. Put the address into pgs., no worries. Ha. We landed in a crescent with large expensive homes. We showed a bike rider the address who said, no not ending with an e, but an o is the street name. He put it in the system and of we went to the other side of town. It pays to be exact. It is a beautiful city, some buildings started around the 12th century. Much was destroyed during the war. Of one the entire roof and most of the walls were gone. Most denominations were repaired with donations. They tried to reconstruct it in the original. What an effort. Most people, special younger ones speak some English. Lucky because Polish sounds totally alien. Meals are ... read more
market place Breslau
our eating place Breslau
13th century town hall Breslau

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw June 22nd 2014

We are now travelling through Germany. We left Etten Leur at 9.30 after saying our thank you's and Good Byes. The trip on the Auobahn was reasonable except for me Liz. I hate having cars racing passing us at 200 k.m. an hour. Not because I am jealous but it scares me. Allan could not careless. He sits from 120-140 no problem. We reached our Hotel in a little village at 3 p.m. What a lovely setting. We had a beautiful shower and meal and watched Australia getting defeated by the Dutch. Sad. But they can be proud of themselves, because everyone thinks the Dutch will take it out. We had an overnight stop at a small place called Staufenberg. A very nice area but as I said it was just an overnight stop. Nice Hotel ... read more
all restored
angry lion
entrance to the zwinger

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw January 5th 2014

An diesem Tag bin ich von Breslau wieder nach Hause gefahren. Auf dem Weg war ich am renovierten Dresdner Hauptbahnhof in einem Starbucks. Die gesamte Fahrt war mit etwas über 8 Stunden doch etwas lang.... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw January 4th 2014

An diesem Tag habe ich mir Breslau angesehen. Ich war am Marktplatz mit dem Rathaus, bei mehreren Kirchen, in der Universität, in einem Museum und am Ende in einer sehr schönen Starbucks-Filiale.... read more
Rathaus von Breslau.
Marktplatz von Breslau.
Die Häuser "Hänsel und Gretel" vor einer Kirche in Breslau.

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Walbrzych January 3rd 2014

An diesem Tag bin ich mit einem Mietwagen von Breslau nach Schweidnitz gefahren und habe die dortige Friedenskirche angesehen. Danach bin bin ich zu Schloß Fürstenstein bei Waldenburg. Zuletzt wollte ich noch die Festung in Glatz sehen aber die hatte schon geschlossen.... read more
Schloß Fürstenstein.
Eingang zum Schloßkomplex.
Blick auf das Schloß.

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw January 2nd 2014

An diesem Tag bin ich von Postbauer-Heng über Dresden mit dem Zug nach Breslau gefahren. Beide Abschnitte sind bahntechnisch bestimmt ausbaufähig (insbesondere eine ICE-Verbindung von Stuttgart über Nürnberg nach Dresden wäre eine Wohltat). Abends bin ich am Zielort angekommen und ins Hotel.... read more

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw July 13th 2012

The week started with the realisation that we only had a fortnight left in the van. Clearly we weren't going to get to see as much of Eastern Europe as we had hoped, with Spain and France taking up more time than we had thought. We were hoping to get to Romania and decided we had just enough time to at least see a small amount of it and after a bit of research decided on the Maramures region in the North West of the Country. The Maramures region is the last peasant culture in Europe; where the residents live off the land, use horse-drawn carriages and still wear traditional clothes. The area is also known for its wooden churches and stunning scenery. Crossing the boarder into Romania we were instantly shocked by the state of ... read more
Breb locals, Romania
Levoka, Slovakia
High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw » Katy Wroclawskie February 22nd 2012

Continuing my quest to visit every place worth going to within a 500 kilometre radius of my temporary hometown of Prague, I went to the lively, university town of Wroclaw (Vrot-slaf) in South Western Poland at the weekend. This fairly small city is renowned for it nice architecture and student vibe. Compared to many cities in Central Europe, Wroclaw should be pretty close to Prague but it isn’t when you get the longest local bus in existence. A 250 kilometre journey took us over five-hours thanks to a bus that stopped at every town, village and tree to pick up old ladies with their shopping, families with dogs and escaped convicts to then deposit them in the next hamlet two-miles down the road. On a nearly empty bus my friend and I suffered repeatedly from those ... read more
The Birds
Plan B

Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Boleslawiec September 2nd 2011

Zamek Kliczkow is an awesome place. So awesome in fact that I'm honestly not sure where I should start when reviewing it. Should I mention the fantastic architecture, beautifully restored from near-ruin status to one of the most impressive castles I've seen in Poland? Should I talk about the huge range of traditional food on offer, or the great facilities? There is so much here it's hard to know. So I'll simply play it straight and say what I did when visiting this hidden regional treasure. I arrived at Zamek Kliczkow along with a tour group travelling from nearby Wroclaw organised by DOT (the Dolnoslask Tourism Organisation). From the moment we arrived we were plunged into the thick of things. On our first evening there we took part in a Knight's Competition, a gruelling two hours ... read more
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Europe » Poland » Lower Silesian » Wroclaw August 2nd 2011

Some days just turn out well and this was one of them. We took the tram into the old town part of Wroclaw and the sun came out! Not only did the weather look up, but the old town was spectacular. We found our way into the large town square lined with freshly painted and highly decorated buildings. The effect was magic. This square led to another and another, as well as having several archways that took us into small narrow streets, which we wandered through quite happily until lunchtime. Polish food for lunch was our decision and we didn’t regret it. Not wanting a large meal we settled for two kinds of Polish soup and a non-Polish cappuccino. The waiter made recommendations and we accepted. One soup was a traditional chicken consommé with dumplings and ... read more
One of many dwarves inhabiting Wroclaw
"Hansel & Gretel" houses, Wroclaw
River Odra with Cathedral of John the Baptist in the background

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