Wrocław 2016

A visit to the largest city in western Poland.

This was a work trip, but I managed to scrape enough time to see the sights of this beautiful old city, taking two good cameras and using both. With my route taking in two German airports that I had not visited before, there will be a number of pictures from those as well. Just 4 nights were spent in the city, with 19.5 km of walking taking up my spare time on the first day, followed by a mere 3.75 km and 4 km on days 2 and 3, covering a large part of the city centre and some of the outskirts. With everything (including excellent Polish dining and drinking) costing so little, it would easily have been possible to use taxis or public transport.

My earlier visit to Poland concentrated on the cities and mountains in the south, as well as the capital Warszawa (Varshava - aka. Warsaw). Wrocław (Vrotswaff) is different. A substantial amount survived World War II, and the forests of Soviet tower blocks are much smaller than those of the capital. Far more of the older buildings (some original, some restored) can still be seen, giving the city a much more historic character. In fact, some of the historic buildings were actually torn down after the war, so that their stone could be used to recreate the buildings that had been destroyed in Warszawa.

With the pictures being of architecture, manual panorama stitching is extremely difficult, so the panoramas are mostly autostitched with Microsoft ICE, unless otherwise stated.