THE OLD LIBRARY
Established in 1892 as the suburban residence of chocolate manufacturer Oswald Püschel, it was originally designed as a villa with a beautiful garden, including a representative area near the building and a fruit garden.
In the 1930s, the property became the possession of the Evangelical Church. The Deaconess Order Bethany was headquartered there, and alongside the residential area, there were also school halls. Before the war, a music school, church archives, and a library with a lending section operated on the premises.
After the war, it was transformed into the library of the Medical Academy. This function is what most people in Wrocław associate with this building. Many students spent hours studying for exams in the main reading room, where we now organize meetings and conferences. The building evokes many positive emotions, and many doctors and pharmacists return here to reminisce about their youth. Honoring the role this building played for many years, we named it the Old Library.
Currently, this over-a-century-old beautiful villa is planned to become a small guesthouse with fifteen rooms, combining commercial and social values, fulfilling educational and scientific tasks – students from the vocational school for youth with disabilities run by the evangelicals will practice here.
The facility has 15 rooms decorated in a tranquil bottle-green tone, and for the Library's guests, we have convenient parking spaces on the property. In the restaurant, we organize family gatherings, weddings, conferences, and banquets. The restaurant is open every day except Mondays.
You are warmly invited!
WEDDINGS AT THE OLD LIBRARY
Our halls aren't conventional grand ballrooms, allowing for more intimate conversations during the wedding while still providing ample space for enjoyment and dancing. Our greatest asset is, of course, the garden, providing a serene environment for strolls along our paths, relaxation, and moments of respite.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS AT THE OLD LIBRARY
Communion gatherings typically last 5-6 hours, and our package includes a meal with a choice of meats, a coffee break, beverages, homemade cakes, dessert, and a cold buffet towards the end for when hunger strikes.