Wrocław In Your Pocket no.45

Welcome to our spring/summer issue! Warm weather is upon us again, and so are the city’s many summery attractions: from boat cruises along the Oder River (p.46) to beach bars (p.72) and open-air beer gardens(p.71) to swimming spots where you can beat the heat (p.81). For optimal warm season enjoyment, we also recommend taking advantage of Wrocław’s many green spaces, including the lush Japanese Garden (p.42) and the Wrocław Islands (p.44), which function as a public park and a popular spot for picnicking and barbecuing. The cultural calendar is packed, as always; check out our culture & events section (p.12) to see what’s on during your visit – it could be outdoor Holi celebrations (Festival of Colours, p.14), the Musica Electronica Nova festival (p.12), or even a gothic rock bonanza at a medieval castle in Bolków (Castle Party, p.15).

For even more content, like the painful story of Wrocław’s Jewish community or a frolick through the city’s 20th- century architectural styles, visit our website at wroclaw. inyourpocket.com. And as always, feel free to send us your questions and comments via our Facebook page or good old-fashioned e-mail: poland@inyourpocket.com. Happy exploring!

Cover story

For this issue we chose a striking shot of Ostrów Tumski’s (p.36) Church of the Holy Cross (p.38), seen from one of Wrocław’s iconic viewpoints – the tower of the Wrocław Cathedral (p.39). For more places to admire the city’s panorama, turn to our feature on p.6.

Main Feature: Best Viewpoints in Wrocław

New Reviews

Wuwa Cafe

This tiny spot in a renovated 1920’s tram waiting room should be the first stop on your WuWA excursion. Read more ➞


A basic Asian restaurant offering a fusion menu of bao buns, noodles, and rice bowls. There’s definitely better. Read more ➞


A wine bar and shop offering pizza, pasta and fish. Ask for a pairing recommendation. Read more ➞


A welcome addition to the city’s nightlife, this is a slice of Tel Aviv in Wroclaw. Street-food style eatery offering mezze, hummus, pitas, shawarma & more. Read more ➞

Wilk Syty

Vegan with a short, seasonally-changing menu of intricate (and filling) plant-based dishes, plus cool decor. Read more ➞

Ministerstwo Śledzia i Wódki

Polish ‘snacks and shots’ bar full of People’s Republic nostalgia. Read more ➞

Urban Garden

Open from May until September. A rooftop bar atop the Renoma shopping centre with plenty of greenery, deck chairs, and live music. Read more ➞


By the creators of Konspira, it offers Polish food and is themed with 1980’s commie-era nostalgia, particularly on the Orange Alternative. movement. Read more ➞

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