Wroclaw’s fountain


the_wroclaw_fountain_ii_by_marie_aw-d549qbwThe Fountain operates seasonally – from the beginning of May until the end of October.

It is situated in the picturesque Szczytnicki Park (park Szczytnicki), surrounded with a pergola and in close proximity to Centennial Hall (Hala Stulecia); the multi-media Wroclaw Fountain is the largest establishment of this type in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. It was opened on 4 June 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of free elections. Its area amounts to approximately 1 hectare. There are almost 300 nozzles installed in the fountain, out of which water spouts in the form of geysers, mist, foam, etc. to a height of up to 40 m. Thus, an enormous water screen is created, on which visualisations are projected with accompanying music and laser effects. Shows with classical music (among others: Bizet, Beethoven, Wagner), as well as contemporary music (Jean-Michel Jarre, Apocalyptica, Faith No More) are held on the hour and last from three and a half to eighteen minutes, and on particular occasions, there are special shows organised.

Special shows can be watched from the viewing terrace of the Wroclaw Congress Centre (Wrocławskie Centrum Kongresowe). Entrance tickets priced at PLN 5 are available at the souvenirs point at the Wroclaw Congress Centre (Wrocławskie Centrum Kongresowe) from 12:30 p.m. – 09:30 p.m. on the day of the show. It is not possible to book tickets.

The Fountain also operates during the day – from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On the hour, one can listen to music on the pergola (pop, classical, electronic). Whereas in the evenings, one can see light shows. During the holiday season, on Sundays at 2:00 p.m., there are special shows for children.

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