This Wroclaw Wednesday, you are in for a real treat! Who knew there was a ski lift in Wroclaw? Too bad it isn’t really a ski lift, it just looks like one. Sorry to disappoint 😉
One day while I was out for a run I noticed this thing that looked like a ski lift. I just had to learn more! Turns out it is part of the Technical University of Wroclaw and is used by students to get from one side of campus to the other, which is across the marsh/kinda a river. You would think a bridge would work, but Wroclaw opted for this instead 🙂 It just opened in 2013 and you don’t have to be a student to ride it.
I chose not to take the 3 zloty/1 USD ride because, frankly, there isn’t anything on the other side and the ride is about 3-5 minutes, tops. If you do want to ride it, there is a ticket machine right at the entrance and it uses the same tickets as the trams. Here is a look at what you cross. If you look closely, you can see the booth where it ends on the other side.
Here is a link to learn more about the lift/hours. The site is written in Polish, but it translates ok using Google Translate.
However, I must say that the walk to the Polinka (what this “ski lift” is called) is really a nice walk and the campus of the Technical University of Wroclaw is kinda a cute neighborhood.
A look at the walk back proves beautiful looking at Cathedral Island.
Not to mention, you cross over my favorite bridge in Wroclaw getting there…
If you’re bored and looking for something to do, I would recommend taking this walk down the Odra but I wouldn’t go out of my way if you’re short on tourist time 🙂 It’s about a 30 minute walk from Cathedral Island.