Odra Trail – Wyspiański Shore 
In the seventeenth century on the present Odra territory between Grunwaldzki bridge and the main building of the Wrocław University of Technology was located a village named Nowe Szczytniki. It was inhabited by fishermen, who also engaged in transporting people to the other side of Odra, to Rakowiec. In the nineteenth century, due to growing popularity of the Szczytnicki Park and formed in 1865 zoo, the road along the banks of Odra became a popular walking trail. The importance of this part of town grew with the construction of the Grunwaldzki Bridge (1910) and opening of the Royal Higher Technical School.
In 1928-1930, near the river was built a student house and it was equipped with indoor rowing pool, hangars for boats and a harbour. This facility was later heavily destroyed during Second World War, but for several dozens years operated there Yacht Club belonging to AZS Wrocław.
In 2016, authorities of Wrocław University of Technology officially opened Odra boulevard adjacent to university campus. Former student house with rowing pool was renovated and the wharf rebuilt and transformed to area with a beach, piers and a harbour, available to all. Unveiled was the sculpture „Eight with a steersman” (dwarves made of bronze), referring to city’s rich tradition of rowing. First official race was held in Wrocław in 1882 and then each year until the 1930s. competitions took place on this part of Odra. A modern continuation of this tradition is International Rowing Regatta Odra River Cup.
In the outer harbour of upper Szczytniki Lock (point were ships await lockage) Foundation for Open Museum of Technology, which runs the Museum of Odra, is headquatered on facilities moored to the wharf. They are the three historic inland vessels: tugboat Nadbor from 1949, a floating crane Wróblin from 1939 and barge Irena from 1936. The museum allows for visiting not only these historic ships, but also seeing an exhibition about the Wrocław Water Junction and the history of navigation on Odra.
I did not expect Wrocław to be that big. – These views of Odra are very diverse and quite charming. If only one day our Wisła was regulated so and could contribute to the development of Kraków as this river.
Stanislaw Wyspiański, 1890, a letter written during a stay in Wrocław „distant suburb on the right bank of Odra”
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- Stopień wodny Bartoszowice, Śluza Bartoszowice
- Przystań ZOO, Port STANICA, Port RANCZO
- Przystań Zwierzyniecka, Most Zwierzyniecki, Kanał Miejskiego
- Szczytniki Barrage, Szczytniki Lock
- Wyspiański Shore
- Ujście rzeki Oława, Port Węglowy, Odra Centrum
- Grunwaldzki Bridge
- Kanał Żeglugowy, Śluza Zacisze
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- Gondola Bay
- Boulevard of Xawery Dunikowski
- Włostowic boulevard
- Most Tumski, Mosty Młyńskiej
- Sand Bridge, the Tamka Island
- The upper barrage, Sand Lock
- Słodowa Island
- Most Uniwersytecki, Marina
- The lower barrage – Burgher’s Lock
- Mieszczański Stopień Wodny, Elektrownie wodne
- Port Miejski, Kępa Mieszczańska
- Stopień wodny Różanka, Śluza Różanka
- Barrage Psie Pole, The City Lock
- Most Milenijny, Zimowisko Barek Osobowice 1
- Port Popowice
- Zimowisko Barek Osobowice 1
- Stocznia Kozanów
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