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Old Town Hall of Wrocław - architectonic details


Old Town Hall of Wrocław

The Old Town Hall of Wrocław is one of the largest town halls in Poland. It stands at the center of the city’s Market Square and is one of the main landmarks of the city. Wrocław Town Hall is a fine example of bourgeois Gothic architecture. The building was developed over a period of about 250 years, from the end of 13th century to the middle of 16th century. The Old Town Hall's long history reflects developments that have taken place in the city since its initial construction. The structure and floor plan changed over this extended period in response to the changing needs of the city. The current form with ornaments on the Eastern and Southern facades dates from the late 15th. The Old Town Hall is famous for its astronomical clock from 1580 and the 66 metre high tower.

The building escaped relatively unscathed after World War II. After reconstruction work, in years 50th, it was re-opened as the Museum of Burgher Art. Tourists are allowed to see the splendid Gothic interiors of r…

Wrocław - The Meeting Place

The city of Wrocław originated at the intersection of two trade routes, the Via Regia and the Amber Road. At various times in history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany. Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. Wrocław is the modern and dynamic city. It is classified as a global city by GaWC, with the ranking of high sufficiency and living standard. Wrocław was among 230 cities in the world in the ranking of the consulting company Mercer - "Best City to Live" in 2015. It is also in the top ten places to visit in the ranking of the British newspaper The Guardian. In 2016, the city will be the European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. 

Wrocław is full of attractions. Most of the city's main tourist attractions are located directly in the center. Most of them is accessible by foot. The oldest, histori…

Hiking on Mount Wank

The Wank is a mountain in the southwestern Ester Mountains range near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. It rises to 1,780 metres a.s.l. The summit is a popular destination for hikers, day-trippers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Wank is linked to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by a cable car system called the Wankbahn. 

Nearby is an scientific measuring station and the Wank-Haus, a mountain hut that provides food and accommodation to visitors. The grassy summit offers spectacular views across the region, which provide the best view of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a complete panorama of the Zugspitze and the Wetterstein mountain range. 

The summit is a popular destination for gliders and paragliders, who are able to take advantage of its strong thermals to make exceptionally long flights.

Lake Charzykowskie at dusk

Charzykowy - a small village near Chojnice, thanks to location directly on Lake Charzykowskie has become a mecca for sailors not only polish but also from the world. The village has a well developed range of accommodation and catering. Unfortunately, during peak summer season, when the place is teeming with life to find accommodation without much prior reservation is bordered on the miraculous. Tourists can use the swimming, while the sailors are able to berth and enjoy the summer sunsets in the safe water harbor.

Sails on the Lake Charzykowskie

Lake Charzykowskie is located in the macro region of South Pomeranian Lake District, within the western part of Tuchola Forest and within the area of Zaborski Landscape Park; it touches the western limit of Tuchola Forest National Park. Since June 2010 it belongs to a buffer zone of Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve (MAB-UNESCO) (source: Eulakes)

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Forests in Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve

Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve covers one of the largest forests in Poland, containing mainly Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). The landforms of the area were sculpted by a glacier that retreated at the end of the last glacial age creating characteristically long ribbon lakes. Additionally there are large clusters of inland sand dunes. There are extensive areas of peat bogs formed as a result of the overgrowing of the shallower lakes. 

The most valuable part of the biosphere reserve (core zone) is "Tuchola Forest" National Park and 25 nature reserves. A buffer zone consists: Wdzydze Landscape Park, Zaborski Landscape Park, Tuchola Landscape Park and Wda Landscape Park. (Source: Nature reserves in Poland)

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