Breslau Tourist Guide
So, you have decided to visit Breslau, capital of the Kingdom of Prussia. You may have heard stories about the marvelous architecture and taken on the journey to see it first-hand. Maybe you heard about a major event in Breslau. Maybe you did some business in the +,+ and are staying here for the night. Or you randomly rode the yellow CIC line towards its end and ended up here. Anyway, this Guide will assist you in getting the best experience out of your visit to Breslau.
Location and Transport
Breslau is located around 10500, 2950, deep in the +,+ quadrant. It is situated on the eastern end of the yellow CIC line, which is the easiest way to reach Breslau from the north and west. Breslau is also connected to the Grundeswegian railway system and the Royal Prussian Railway has a line to Blackcrown. There are also several roads connecting Breslau to adjacent cities. You can also ask to be added to Breslau's Nether Factory here.
The city features a modern Subway system with the main station below the Danziger Platz and other Stations at the Hauptbahnhof (Grand Central Station), the opera house, the palace, the tree farms in the west and the Abbey in the east.
Laws and Customs
The Prussian law is detailed in the Constitution of Prussia. If you only intend on participating in touristic activities then you shouldn't be overly concerned with this, though it should be noted that orders by members of parliament (koentinius, Gezoerksel, Kawww and kaelthas88) and, if you are in a fiefdom, of the fief lord (Vogelius in Brandenburg and DeathFalcon97 in Rønne) are to be followed at all times.
During your stay in Breslau you may encounter a Prussian simply stating 't' in the general chat. This is part of Prussia's cultural heritage and every Prussian in range will answer with a 't' of his own. The origins of this trend have been lost over time, but it is still commonly used in order to check which Prussians are in Breslau at the moment. Participation in this custom by foreigners is heavily frowned upon and you may be reprimanded by a member of parliament upon doing so.
Culture and History
Breslau was founded on the 25th of May 2013, 6 days after the beginning of 2.0. It is based on the principals of Nationalism and Ordnung, which are represented by the official Prussian uniform, worn at public events, and one of the harshest building codes in all of Civcraft. Breslauer architecture is based on the German Renaissance, Baroque, and Gründerzeit, resulting in a very consistent cityscape, guaranteed by the law that all buildings need to be approved by the minister of construction.
If you want to know more about the history of Prussia, visit its wiki Page: Kingdom of Prussia
Danziger Platz & Rathaus (1)
The central plaza of Breslau is always worth a visit. Most likely you will pass it during your visit anyway, since it is directly above the main subway station, and if you do make sure to pause a bit and have a look at the obelisk and the surrounding buildings. If you're looking for cake or cookies, you can get find best bakery of Breslau here (also the only one). Then proceed onto the Rathaus (Town Hall), take your time to look at it's unique architecture from every side, for this is one of the very few buildings in Breslau that isn't symmetric in any way. It was designed by Gotterdammer and Chuckizzle and has only recently been finished, in June. It's design is based loosely on the Town Hall of real-world Breslau. Make sure to climb he 95 stairs to the top of the main tower and enjoy a marvelous view of Bresau. If you're exhausted afterwards, grab a beer and a meal in the traditional Ratskeller, it can be reached by following the stirs from the tower further down.
Breslauer Dom (2)
The Breslau Cathedral is located on the eastern island, currently the only building on there. This gives you the advantage of being able to perfectly view it from all sides and admire it's great renaissance architecture. Its main nave is 1xx meters long, probably the largest in all of civraft. It features a huge dome above the main altar spanning xx meters. The top of the dome is acesible via a small hidden ladder on the south-eastern side of the dome from the rooftop, which can be accessed via the two smaller towers at the front. The cathedral was designed by kaelthas88, the building started in March 2014 and finished in April, this making it one of Breslau's newest attractions.
Opera House (3)
The Opera house is one of Breslau's oldest major buildings. Designed by sjdewall and finished in August 2013 it has since been home to many major events and plays. It features 100 seats across 2 balconies and the mainfloor, although the top-most balcony is reserved for the king and his ministers. It features common elements of baroque architecture such as the ornamente fassade and the dome above the entrance hall. Every visitor should visit the Opera house, for it is Breslau's most popular building and the icon of the majestic Prussian architecture.
Breslau Palace (4)
King Ludwig I. resides in this large building at the end of the Hauptstraße (Main Street). You can find him in his throne room, straight ahead through the main entrance and two courtyards, on his golden throne. The rest of the palace is used for government purposes and thus sadly closed for visitors.
The university of Breslau is a major center of knowledge and research in this part of the world. It consists of 3 major buildings, the Main Building, the Library and the clocktower. Be sure to check out the marvelous architecture of each of these buildings. In their free time the students often have a game of chess on the board on the campus, an if you find an opponent you are free to use the board as well.
St. Sami im Hafen (6)
Even though this church lies in a rather abbey at the harbor, it is still well worth a visit. From atop the tower you have a nice view onto the Opera house and in the crypt you can find the burial sites of many a prussian statesman, including the tomb of one of the founding fathers of Prussia, _dbb_.
_dbb_ Memorial Museum (7)
Right next to the Opera house you can find the _dbb_ Memorial Museum, designed by _dbb_ himself. It features many exhibits of Prussian culture, such as the Throne of Danzig, the golden 't' and several items of immense historical value. Below the Museum there is a miniature of Danzig, the prussian city of old, that was destroyed in the great calamity. It is yet to be finished though.
Abbey of St. Walpurga (8)
Outside the main town, near the farms tothe east, lies the Monastery of Abbot Alban. It is highly recommended that you take the time to check it out, since it is easily reachable via subway. It features a large abbey church and a cloister that are normally open for visitors, except during mass at 6,12,18 and midnight CET.
Post Office (9)
The Breslau post office, located in the Hafenstraße (Harbor Street), is one of very few Breslauer buildings that use stained clay as the main building material. It was designed by Gotterdammer based on the old Post in Berlin-Neukölln and built in May 2014. Due to its close proximity to harbor and Main station it can easily be reached by foreign couriers.
This chapel is Breslau's oldest, yet smallest sacral building (besides the baptistery). It has been a part of Breslau's townscape for a long time and thus holds immense historical value to the locals. On its grounds is a cemetery where the prussians bury their beloved pets.