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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar

 
 
Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar Marker
Inscription. Najstarsza reprezentacyjna gospoda miejska, od początku działająca w podziemiach ratusza. Nazwa pochodzi od podawanego tu przez stulecia, słynnego nie tylko na Śląsku, piwa sprowadzanego ze Świdnicy. Wnętrza zachowały oryginalny, XV-wieczny charakter.

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This is the oldest and most famous city inn, which since the beginning has been operating in the Town Hall basement. It took its name from the beer that was served here for centuries, brought from Świdnica and famous all over Silesia and beyond. The interior preserved its original, 15th century character.
 
Location. 51° 6.569′ N, 17° 1.918′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is on Rynek. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rynek 50, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 50-996, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natalia Gorbaniewska (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Zabudowa placu Solnego / Houses on the Solny Square (Salt Market) (about 120 meters away); Dawny dom handlowy firmy Louis Lewy Jr. / Former department store of the Louis Lewy Jr. company (about 150 meters away); Willy Cohn

Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar Marker - Wide View
The marker is to the right of the Cellar entrance, on the south side of the City Hall.
(about 150 meters away); First Post-war Esperanto Organization (about 150 meters away); Kamienica / An old house (about 150 meters away); Eugeniusz Geppert (about 150 meters away); Former department store and bookstore of the Priebatsch company (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .
1. Piwnica Świdnicka (Wikipedia). "Piwnica Świdnicka (Schweidnitzer Keller in German) was the oldest restaurant in Europe. The restaurant got closed at the end of 2017. It was located in the basement of the Old Town Hall in Wrocław, Poland." (Submitted on July 5, 2018.) 

2. Piwnica Świdnicka. Breslaus Schweidnitzer Keller. (YouTube, 3 min., in Polish). A quick video tour of the Cellar, prior to its closing in 2017. In Polish only, but in this instance the subject and content are fairly obvious, regardless of language. (Submitted on July 5, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
<i>Breslau, the old City Hall</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Popp-Verlag, Heidelberg, circa 1940
3. Breslau, the old City Hall
Here on this postcard of the old Breslau (Wrocław) City Hall, one can see the entrance to the "Cellar" on the left side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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