Two hundred steps up
When buying a ticket for the viewpoint tower of the Garrison Church, we find that the majority of the enthusiasts of panoramic views from above come from outside of Wrocław. However, now and then come Wrocławians, who want to take a look from over a hundred meters to a city, in which they have spent dozens of years of their lives.
Stepping crane in Ossolineum
We are standing on the courtyard of the National Ossolińscy Institute. Today all facilities around it contain valuable collections, including the manuscript of “Pan Tadeusz” by Adam Mickiewicz. However, this beautiful building was inherited by Ossolineum from Knights of the Cross with the Red Star.
Right at Pl. Jana Pawła II square, near the former Babiński Hospital, there is one of the four temples of the Four Denominations District – the Nativity of Saint Mary Orthodox Church in Wrocław, which belongs to the Wrocław-Szczecin Diocese and is one of the most ecumenical temples in Wrocław.
Window to the universe
This time curiosity led us to the observatory and planetarium of the Astronomy Institute of the University of Wrocław (Uniwersytet Wrocławski) at ul. Kopernika. When passing by the characteristic buildings, many people wonder what they house. We took a peek inside. It used to be the window to the universe for scientists. Now it serves for educating students and houses a planetarium.
The Piast Mausoleum
The Ursuline convent in Wrocław at pl. Nankiera includes two church interiors. After WW II one of them became a place of eternal rest of the Śląsk royal dynasty of Piast. The mausoleum is located in St. Clara's church.
Church in shadow of cathedral
One of the smallest churches located on Ostrów Tumski. The Church of St Giles is the oldest church functioning in Wrocław.
Main Railway Station - a railroad gem
The place, visited daily by thousands of people, still has a lot of beauty and secrets. This week we looked at places the passengers using the Station do not normally go to. Away from the area opened for the public there are architectural treasures, rooms with gorgeous decorations, and unique staircases at the upper floors of the building.
This office is probably visited most frequently by foreigners in Wrocław. They arrive even for a few days to look for information. Among them there are genealogists, historians, archeologists, political scientists, sociologists, ethnographers, linguists, geographers, geologists, natural scientists and economists. The biggest treasure of the State Archives in Wrocław is 15 km of records.
Former Military Engineering Museum
Unlike most of the other museums in Wrocław, it cannot be entered from the street. The former Military Engineering Museum (dawne Muzeum Wojsk Inżynieryjnych) can be visited only during the „Open Barracks Day” upon prior reservation – even with a guide. Entrance is free.
Where puppets sleep
The Wrocław Puppet Theatre has a collection of almost 1,000 puppets and props. Every season the big puppet family is joined by new members – this year, among others, by big wooden animals designed by the sculptor Józef Wilkoń, which perform in the show "What does a crocodile eat for dinner?".