We would like to welcome you not only to the conference of WrocMUN 2018 but most importantly to our beautiful, inspirational city of Wrocław! The place so diverse that we are certain that each and every one of you will find something special about it, just for yourself.
To make the whole trip easier and perhaps more organised we have created a travel guide to help you out while travelling and staying in Wrocław. Here we have summed up all the information which we are sure you might find useful in getting the best of your stay.
What you need to know
Wrocław is one of the largest cities in Poland where various means of communication are available. There is a wide range of bus and railway routes connecting Wrocław not only to other Polish cities but also to larger, foreign ones (like Berlin, Prague, Vilnius). The city has an airport as well, located only 10 km from the centre.
We greatly recommend travelling to Wrocław by train for a few reasons. Most importantly it is comfortable (considerably more than travelling by bus) and relatively not very expensive. It is also quite fast providing that you do not have to change trains – but don’t worry: from majority of larger cities you can find a direct train. All trains arrive at the main railway station which is located in the very centre of Wrocław so it will be easy for you to reach your hotel or apartment as well as other sites within the city. The websites which might be helpful while booking a train travel:
e-podroznik.pl (also useful in case of buses)
The city of Wroclaw now enjoys a newly built main bus station just underneath one of its most vibrant galleries Wroclavia, located in the centre right next to the main railway station. It is also a good option for you, especially if you can’t find any other direct connection to Wrocław (bus network holds probably the biggest number of possibilities to travel). It is cheap but the journey might take a little bit more time than e.g. by train (still it really depends on the city which you depart from). The most popular and trusted bus lines are FlixBus or EuroLines, which you can access from these sites:
For those of you who live further away from Wrocław or all those who just want to get to the city as quickly and conveniently as possible, travelling by plane is also an option. Copernicus Airport in Wrocław (or Wrocław-Strachowice) most frequently operates such lines as Ryanair, Wizz Air or Lot, both from abroad and from within the country. You can find quite affordable prices but we would recommend you to book your flights as soon as possible because generally the costs rise with time.
How to get to the centre?
To get from the airport to the centre you can take the bus line 106 during the day and 206 in case arriving at night. The bus stop is located right in front of the exit from the airport and the buses depart approximately every 20 minutes at daytime and every 1 hour at night-time (the whole route takes around 40 minutes). Getting off at the last stop, you will arrive at the very centre where you can find further connections by buses or trams which will take you to any part of Wrocław. Of course taking a taxi from the airport is a possible and definitely a most convenient way to get to the centre, however we advise you not to take any cabs waiting outside the airport as they have much higher prices. Instead you can call under relatively cheap and reliable numbers such as:
- 713 067 067 for Ryba Taxi
- 725 71 71 71 for Wicar Taxi
In case of arriving at the bus or train station, you will find bus/tram stops located nearby as well.
While moving around the city, you can use buses, trams or even rent a city bike if you prefer to discover Wrocław your own way.
Buses & Trams – you’ll find it useful!
- The easiest and cheapest way to get round Wrocław – search for white-blue bus/tram stop signs.
- Take a tram if you can – they are often faster than buses as they don’t get stuck in traffic.
- It may vary depending on the line but they generally operate every 20 minutes during the day and every 10 minutes in peak hours (15.00-17.00).
- While travelling by night bus, unfortunately you will have to wait a bit longer as at that time the lines operate approximately every hour.
- You can find the routes on each stop as well as inside the vehicle but if you’re still not sure whether it goes where you want don’t hesitate to ask the driver or just anybody around you.
- jakdojade.pl – it’s a very convenient and time saving website (works also as an app for mobile phones) which can help you to find the appropriate and the fastest route to any place in Wrocław. All you have to do is tap in the place where you’re at (a street, well- known building etc.) and the destination and then follow the instructions. Note: it requires internet.
Taxi & Uber
You can always call for a taxi or use Uber (it is slightly cheaper than taxis) which is available for Wrocław as well.
Best taxi companies are Ryba Taxi (713 067 067) and Wicar Taxi (725 71 71 71) – they’re both cheap and have a fixed fee for both day and night so you won’t pay that much. If you need, you can find more information on their websites:
The dress code for the conference is rather strict as we make sure to maintain the official character of the United Nations. White shirt, a dark suit with a tie and matching shoes are recommended for men and white or commonly elegant shirt optionally with a jacket and dark smart pants or a knee-long skirt for women. High heeled boots are applicable but low heeled shoes are perfectly fine as well. Suggested colours are black and white, grey and navy blue. Appropriate, subtle make up is of course suitable however provocative or distracting jewellery or hairstyle is not acceptable.
Nonetheless, you should also take some casual clothing too which might come in useful for our social events or your leisure time.
- University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS university), Aleksandra Ostrowskiego 30b Street, Wrocław
The area where the opening ceremony and committee work takes place. You can use public transport to get there, lines:
- 107, 119, 125, 134, 136, A for buses
- 4, 5, 11, 14, 20, 24 for trams
The stops where you get off: FAT or Ostrowskiego
- Wroclaw University of Economics, Komandorska 118/120, Wrocław
The venue of our closing ceremony during the last day of the conference. Similarly you can easily get there with public transport (the university is just 3 stops from the Main Railway Station) with the lines:
- 124, 133, 134 for buses
- 9, 15 for trams
The stops to get off: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny
We have listed some magnificent and diverse places for you to eat. We’re sure you will find your favourite spot in Wrocław too!
- Pierogarnia Stary Młyn – especially for people from abroad, you definitely have to try pierogies – Polish dumplings and there’s no better place for that than Stary Młyn. // Rynek 26
- Piec na Szewskiej – for real Italian food lovers. Pizzas, pastas and gnocchi – whatever you desire and at really affordable price. Buon appetito! // Szewska 44
- Pasibus – only in Wrocław and trust us: there’s no better place if you’re after a good burger. With classical versions of beef species as well as their own compositions. Placed in different locals but also look for their foodtrucks! // Świdnicka 11, Powstańców Śląskich 5 & others
- Mama Manoush – Two-storey, with a really appealing and classical décor and purely wonderful food. // Świdnicka 4
- Whiskey in the Jar – perfect place if you’re after a good ol’ stake in a very American way. Enjoy your evening with rock’n’roll in the air and a fine whiskey jar in your hand. // Rynek 23, 24
- PANda Ramen – Japanese cuisine with a special nod to ramen. Truly the best ones in the city. // Białoskórnicza 17/18/1
- Wok In – Absolutely amazing Thai food. With a convention of composing your own dish so as to give you the most unique taste. // Sukiennice ½
- Panczo – Well known for its Mexican vibes – a variety of tacos, quesadillas and burritos // Świętego Antoniego 35/1a, with a newly opened breakfast venue on Wita Stwosza 13
For our vegetarian and vegan friends:
- Vega – The oldest, classical vegan restaurant in Wrocław. Great variety of the menu: from soups to full dishes, burgers or pancakes. And not very pricey. // Rynek 27a
- The Root – Tiny place but wonderful food, best choice if you’re looking for vegan wraps or sushi. // Krupnicza 3
- Krowarzywa – A place we are sure we don’t even need to introduce. Best known for classical vegan burgers and wraps. // Rzeźnicza 34
- Ahimsa – If you are looking for some oriental spices that is the place you should definitely check out. // Św. Antoniego 23
- Bez Lukru – A cozy place with gluten-free crepes and burgers with variety of pastries to offer. // Igielna 4
- Michiderka – Another vegan-friendly place, perfect if you want to grab tasty burger, warm soup or a snack. // plac Dominikański
Cafes & bakeries
- Central café – Perfect for a bagel and a cup of coffee in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. // Świętego Antoniego 10
- Pochlebna – lovely organic food. Great breakfast bar for all vegetarians and vegans. // Świętego Antoniego 15
- Vinyl café – Small, cozy and a really appealing place. Music on vinyl only. // Kotlarska 35-36
- Charlotte – French-styled, rather fancier bakery and a café. What’s better than a baguette with home-made preserves and a hot coffee in the morning? // Świętego Antoniego 2/4
- Czajownia – if you prefer tea over coffee that’s definitely the place for you. Huge variety, all served in traditional ways. You’re welcome to try some shisha there too! // Białoskórnicza 7
- Mleczarnia – located near the synagogue, a place with a soul which turns into an elegant lounge in the evening. // Włodkowica 5
- Nalanda – the bookstore and vegan café combined, hidden in the corner of pl. Kościuszki. // pl. Kościuszki 12
- FC Caffe – Great for a coffee on the go // Kuźnicza 30
- Cafe Vincent – an amazing french-styled coffeehouse placed in three locations right in the centre // Oławska 8, Ruska 5 and Sucha 1
- Market square
Colourful, filled with old-fashioned classical buildings, the vibrant heart of the city – definitely a must see for all visitors. You can take a walk around the square or spend some time just chilling in one of various cafes or restaurants. If you are up to admiring the city from above, there are two viewpoints in this area – roof parking lot in Renoma shopping centre and Witches Footbridge in Mary Magdalene cathedral. Search for charming “Hensel and Gretel”, two tenement houses joined by the arcade, and don’t be surprised if you see ‘living statues’, artists or musicians posing, performing or acting in front of the town hall or around!
- Wrocław Contemporary Museum (MWW)
A great place to see not only Polish but also foreign-countries exhibitions. We invite all art lovers especially those who are interested in contemporary art. The entrance is only 5 PLN with student’s discount (10 PLN for regular ticket). The very building where the museum is located is worth seeing as it is a preserved bunker from the time of the Second World War.
Where: pl. Strzegomski 2a
- Centennial Hall and the area around
Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most beautiful buildings in Wrocław. Nowadays it is used for organising bigger events but it is placed near multiple other attractions like e.g. Wrocław Zoo (with its Afrykarium – the first aquarium in Poland on this scale), so you might pop in there on your way to some other sites. Art freaks will be amused by the Four Domes Pavillon, housing contemporary art museum. Another place located nearby which is worth seeing is the magnificent Japanese garden where you can experience a little bit of the Far Eastern vibes or Pergola with the fountain which holds impressive multimedia performances in the evenings (for free).
Where: Wystawowa 1 Street
- Dzielnica Czterech Świątyń (Four Temples Square)
The area where the four confessions – Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Lutheranism and Judaism – cross. Filled with diverse temples, it is also recognized for its magnificent, unique cafes and bars which can serve you e.g. some typical Jewish delicacies or more fancily brewed (as well as classical) coffee. The Neon Gallery, a backyard full of old-school neon signs is definitely a must-see!
Where: around Kazimierza Wielkiego St. and Pawła Włodkowica St.
- Sky Tower
If you want to admire the city’s skyline you should definitely visit the Sky Tower (the biggest building in Wrocław) viewing point. Best view during sunset, especially if the weather is good and the sky is clear. The entrance is 8 PLN for students (12 PLN for a regular ticket).
Where: Powstańców Śląskich 95 Street
While wandering around Wrocław you might come across multiple little dwarf statues located in various places around the city (but mainly in the centre). They are all different and each of them has its own name. Typical for Wrocław, they have been created to commemorate the Orange Alternative (Polish anti-communist underground movement) which took place in 1980s.
Finally the part for which you probably anticipated the most: party time!
If you feel like dancing, singing and having fun with your friends we recommend you stepping into Pasaż Niepolda. You’ll find classic dance clubs there like Bezsenność – endlessly vibrant and atmospheric place, full of young people and lots of space to dance.
If you prefer a smaller venue, more of a bar but with uniquely warm atmosphere, Afera is a place where you always feel like among your closest place. Sing along to your favourite songs during karaoke (starting 9 p.m.) or just sit and chill out on the couch downstairs.
Where: Ruska 51
A very popular spot in Wrocław and there’s a very good reason behind it! Spend some time in the cozy underground, filled with vintage armchairs and sofas with a drink or a cup of coffee and good music. Feel welcome to have a cigarette or choose a non-smoking room… and make sure you try their coffee with whipped cream!
Where: Kiełbaśnicza 2
Casa de la musica
Spanish tastes here, place extremely lively. If you’re after some viva la vida, enjoy the evening in one of the most positively charged places in Wrocław with the unforgettably wild live music.
Where: Ratusz 11/12
Great vibes, catchy music and colourful, heavenly tasting drinks is exactly what you need after a whole day spent on working. Grab a bunch of friends and pop in to XIII Igieł – trust us, you will not regret it.
Where: Igielna 13
One of the our beloved places to hang out in the evening. Very spacious, with separate rooms for those who came to chill out and the wilder dance lovers. You might even come across a small concert if you’re lucky.
Where: Wita Stwosza 16
Don’t forget that you will also find an abundance of bars, restaurants, late cafes and clubs all around the market square so feel free to check them all out.
The General Map
Feel free to explore the wonderful culinary world of Wrocław!