Can you think of a reason why 16 researchers would voluntarily spend almost 3,5 hours in a crowded train with no functioning air condition on a Friday evening? We can! From 9 – 10 June we went on a trip to the fascinating city of Wroclaw. Wroclaw is the fourth biggest city in Poland and is especially famous as it can both offer a historic city centre as well as several cultural hot spots and a vibrant nightlife due to numerous students living in this town.
In order to get to know the interesting sights and stories to the city, we went on a guided tour through the ancient district. There, we learned many fascinating aspects about the market square, the town hall and even the former town jail. This was topped off with a romantic and relaxing boat tour at night trough the breathtaking cathedral island.
Of course, we also dipped into the delicious world of polish food by visiting the famous market hall to taste some polish pastry. We also went to a restaurant together to eat traditional polish food as there is no better place to getting to know other researchers than over a plate of hot and delicious “Pirogi” (polish dumplings).
Besides sight-seeing and exploring polish cuisine, we also used our time to visit the extraordinary university of Wroclaw as well as its museum. We got the chance to sit in the Aula Leopoldinum, a fully-equipped Baroque place, see the Oratorium Marianum, which is now also used as a music hall, as well as climb up the stairs to the Mathematical Tower that allowed us an amazing view over the city.