Wroclaw – The European Capital of Culture, Poland

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Destination Poland.

Yes we made it in 2016. A visit to the Capital of Culture.

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann.

We took the train from Berlin. Wroclaw is well-designed for train travel, boasting a gloriously renovated main station that was at one time the largest in Europe. Fully modernised in 2012 before the Euro Football Cup. Today Wroclaw Glówny is the nicest train station in Poland. Truly a lovely welcome and a wonderful impression for us arriving via the rail.

Wroclaw is definetly one of the most beautiful and greenest cities in Poland. Wroclaw is called “the city of bridges” and that’s a pretty good description as there are 117 bridges and footbridges.

It is hard to sightsee them all but if you follow them you can explore some very nice and interesting places.
You might try to count them or just to go across them all but the legend says no-one has ever succeeded in that.
Whatever you like and find out about the city you can be sure that you won’t forget it quickly.

Maybe that why some guests (not Germans – they call it Breslau) call it “WrocLove” – probably because of cosyness and love and strong feelings toward the city.

This place in Poland is also exceptional because of the wide range of art, nightlife and cultural activities. Easy to enjoy, for party animals and people -like us-with kids.

Watch out for the dwarfs!! They are hidden all over Wroclaw, sometimes in very unusual places. Our daughter helped us a lot to find them….

Wroclaw was a couple of times ranked as one of the best city to live in. We just got final days in 2016 when it was the European Capital of Culture. It hosts big events like the European Film Awards.

Let’s go to our special experience. The brand new design DoubleTree by Hilton opened in August 2016. An ambience that could simply not be more stylish and urban. You will find it in the OVO Wroclaw. Located opposite the Słowacki Park with its picturesque walking paths and landscape designs you’ll discover plenty of outdoor activities. The park is home to Panorama Raclawicka, a monumental painting depicting the Battle of Racławice.
Set in this building our hotel hotel is the perfect place to explore the city.

It is in walking distance to the Museum of Architecture and the National Museum. Nearby is the “place to be”, the Old Town Market Square.

it is an epitome of urban living, with unique architecture and stunning interior design. The whole OVO Wroclaw is a urban building with luxury condos and residences over the DoubleTree by Hilton.

The sleek rounded exterior blends the cured lines of the building with a stylish minimalism that typifies the interior spaces.

The nice service and the 190 spacious rooms and suites deliver, perfect wellbeing for city travellers.

We enjoyed the welcome signature chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Our room “222” had a huge comfortable bed, ergonomic work space, flat-screen TV and WiFi.

Guests staying in a suite also enjoy access to the Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments during the day plus a happy our from 6 to 8pm.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wroclaw offers conference facilities and serves as a perfect venue for a wedding; it offers a 317 sq. m. ballroom, divisible into three smaller areas.

The OVO restaurant of the hotel delights with innovative Mediterranean cuisine, the new chef de cuisine placing great value on local, seasonal and fresh ingredients. Easy to enjoy a nice diner at Ovo Bar & Restaurant, the on-site “All Day Dining” restaurant located on the lobby level.

It a fabulous hotspot from morning till night and offers a charming view of the hotels indoor area.

Pure enjoyment is also to be found in the in the brand new spa and indor pool of the hotel.
It features a sauna, hamam and jacuzzi. An extensive range of treatments from different massages whisk spa guest into seventh heaven.

The days at the stylish different hideaway remain an enduring memory for us.


We will be back soon.

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Double Tree by Hilton

The press trip was supported by Grayling PR.

Living in style.