Affectionately nicknamed the Venice of Poland, Wrocław is a hidden gem when it comes to quaint European cities. Located right on the banks of Oder River and built over the many branches of this river, it features gorgeous cathedrals, a town square and Victorian-era art and culture. It is truly the ultimate destination for more offbeat travellers who wish to enjoy a relaxing vacation without the crowds and commercialisation of the more popular tourist spots in Europe. From Centennial Hall and Market Square to the well-maintained and sprawling gardens and parks sprinkled throughout the city, Wrocław has something for you no matter what kind of vacation you are looking for. So keep reading as we explore some of the coolest things to do in Wrocław, Poland!
Located atop the many capillaries of Odra River, Wrocław is rightly named the City of a Hundred Bridges. Experience the very best this place has to offer with this culture-packed sightseeing tour that takes you through some of its most famous landmarks. From Aula Leopoldina, the university and the square to the breathtaking panorama that makes for some Instagram-worthy photo shoots, the town lets you experience true Gothic and Victorian culture on a platter. This tour includes pickup and drop-off, and you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and multi-lingual guide to show you around!
Wroclaw: City of 100 Bridges 4-Hour Private City Tour
Duration: 4 hour
2. Visit the Wrocław Multimedia Fountain for a true tourist experience
One of the popular recommendations that locals in Wrocław will offer you is the fascinating musical Multimedia Fountain, which only runs in the summer months of April to October. This beautiful work of art is a must-see on a balmy evening after you return from sightseeing. The synchronisation of 800 multicoloured lights along with classical and pop music and the sprawling water jets over an opulent pond is a rare and breathtaking sight indeed—and one you cannot afford to miss while in Wrocław!
Wrocław Multimedia Fountain
Address: Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Wrocław Multimedia Fountain
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
3. Experience grandeur at its best at the Royal Palace
There are few places in Poland as grand and opulent as the Royal Palace. If you are a history buff, a day trip to this beautiful museum makes for an unmissable activity. Featuring about 1,000 years of Poland on display for your education and enjoyment, this museum is completely free to enter and totally worth it. It takes you through all the important moments in history, including how the city was founded, all the way up to the Second World War and the communist era. The exhibits have English translations available, so paying for a guide is a matter of choice.
Royal Palace, Wrocław
Address: Kazimierza Wielkiego 35, 50-077 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Royal Palace, Wrocław
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed on Mon)
Dive into the heart of Wrocław’s culture with this two-hour tour of the old town. Accompanied by a multi-lingual and friendly guide who can speak English, Polish and German, you can discover the impressive Market Square’s history and marvel at its beauty. You can also check out the town hall, along with Wrocław Cathedral. Step onto many of the bridges over Oder River for a photogenic shot of the city, then explore Polish cuisine at the popular Piwnica Świdnicka, where you can have your lunch.
Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town
Duration: 2 hour
Formerly known as Jahrhunderthalle, Centennial Hall is a breathtaking and picturesque landmark that is an absolute pleasure to visit. With a private tour, you can customise the time you wish to spend here and choose to also visit Centrum Poznawcze Hali Stulecia or the Centennial Hall museum. The premises are surrounded by a serene, lush green Japanese garden and a neighbouring famous restaurant where you can grab a bite with a view of the lovely dome in the near distance. You will, as usual, be accompanied by a professional guide, and you can end your activities by spending some time at the pier or visiting the Afrikanarium zoo. Note, however, that this tour will require you to pay for the entrance fees of the sites you wish to visit.
Wrocław: Centennial Hall and Surroundings Private Tour
Duration: 2 hour
The world-famous University of Wrocław needs no introduction to anyone interested in Polish history and culture. This engaging and entertaining tour lasts for 3.5 hours and includes both the cathedral and the university. In addition, you can also visit the famous Market Square, Baroque Chapel and Mathematical Tower. Oratorio Marianum music hall is an unmissable venue to visit while at the university, along with Aula Leopoldina. The fees do not include the entrance fees for each destination.
Wroclaw: 3.5-Hour City Tour with University & Cathedral
Duration: 3.5 hour
Wrocław Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Wrocław, and it is a must-visit destination if you are interested in history or architecture. This city tour guides you through all the popular landmarks and is inclusive of the world-famous cathedral. You will require a moderate fitness level as this is a walking tour, but you will get to relax in a quaint local restaurant for a bite or a cup of coffee.
Wrocław: Old City Guided Tour
Duration: 3.5 hour
8. Get your dose of nature detox at Szczytnicki Park
Spanning a whopping 100 hectares (247 acres) of land, this charming Japanese garden is the perfect setting for an inexpensive yet memorable date with a loved one. Step into a true fairy tale as you enjoy a variety of beautiful attractions. These include a photogenic bridge that makes for a romantic proposal spot, multiple ponds with a variety of fish and other water creatures, and a range of horticultural delights to take in if you are a nature enthusiast.
Address: 52-443 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Szczytnicki Park
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
9. Appreciate the Gothic architecture of Old Town Hall
Located in Rynek, this ancient building is one of the oldest in Wrocław. Designed in the classic Gothic architecture of the 13th century, this building has played a key role in many important events throughout its history. Even today, it is used regularly as a meeting place for many important world leaders and politicians. The outskirts of the building make for a very picturesque and beautiful location to take extremely lovely pictures.
Wrocław Town Hall
Address: Rynek 50, 50-996 Wrocław, Poland
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed on Mon - Tue)
10. Enjoy the miniature world at Kolejkowo
One of the most unique and irreplaceable attractions in Wrocław is this ingenious and creative miniature world filled with little buildings, dolls and vehicles, as well as local monuments and train tracks. If you have little ones, this place is sure to amaze them. Every little detail in the miniature models is simply incredible, creating a very lifelike image of the whole town. From trams to countryside tractors, unique local buildings, and little people and little shops and restaurants, it is well worth every penny.
Address: plac Orląt Lwowskich 20B, 53-605 Wrocław, Poland
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)
11. Have fun with science at Hydropolis
Wraz z MPWiK Wrocław mieliśmy dziś przyjemność zadbać o nawodnienie biegaczek i biegaczy 37. PKO Wrocław Maraton. 💦 Na...Posted by Hydropolis on Sunday, 15 September 2019
Whether you have little kids or you are a science buff yourself, this is a great change from the typical sightseeing attractions that you would encounter on vacations. This huge sprawling museum features water installations across various theme areas. You can learn about the origin and importance of water, how it is utilised today, and how it is responsible for technological progress across the world. This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon indoors when the weather is rough.
Address: Na Grobli 17, 50-421 Wrocław, Poland
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 8pm (closed on Thu)
12. Breathe in some fresh air at the Botanical Garden in Wrocław
fot. Irena DerenowskaPosted by Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego on Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Spending time amidst nature is a relaxing and wonderful way to destress on a vacation. Why not have a quiet picnic surrounded by the lush greenery and fauna of the Botanical Garden in Wrocław? Sprinkled with greenhouses growing local varieties of flowers, succulents and trees, a walking path with benches to relax on, and a tranquil lake in the middle of the garden, this is a great place to spend time after a day of sightseeing. There is also a small cafe if you get hungry.
Botanical Garden of the University of Wrocław
Address: Sienkiewicza 23, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)
13. Spot a variety of animals at Wrocław Zoo
If you have little ones, there are few places as fascinating to children as zoos. With a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles and marine life, Wrocław Zoo is a must-visit when you are in the city. The animals are well-kept and taken care of very lovingly, which is a welcome sight. This zoo is extremely affordable for the wide variety of wildlife it has, and there is an attached Afrykarium to check out in case the weather isn’t favourable.
Address: Wróblewskiego 1-5, 51-618 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Wrocław Zoo
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 4pm; Fri - Sun: 9am - 5pm
14. Check out the Monument to the Anonymous Passerby sculptures
The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, PolandPosted by Creative Brains عقول مبدعة on Sunday, 11 March 2018
For history buffs, this is an incredible place to explore when in Wrocław. Monument to the Anonymous Passerby was constructed to acknowledge the martial law regime that was introduced in Poland from 1981 to 1983, as a measure against the anti-communist groups that were mushrooming throughout the country. As a result of the martial law, said groups were sent under or jailed, and this sculpture acknowledges metaphorically how the people were driven underground almost overnight.
Monument to the Anonymous Passerby
Address: Piłsudskiego 56, 50-033 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Monument to the Anonymous Passerby
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
15. Appreciate art at White Stork Synagogue
Find some serenity and peace at this charming synagogue, which is filled with breathtaking art and architecture sure to mesmerise you. Located in the heart of Wrocław, this synagogue dates back to the 19th century and is a must-visit. The best part? It’s free. You can learn about the prevalence of the Jewish community in Poland and how they were affected by historical events, including the world wars. In addition, there is a small cafe here for a quick bite.
White Stork Synagogue
Address: Pawła Włodkowica 7, 50-072 Wrocław, Poland
Website: White Stork Synagogue
Opening hours: Fri & Sun: 10am - 4pm; Mon - Thu: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sat)
16. Create iconic snapshots with the Gnomes of Wrocław
Walking through European cities is often a tiring and boring experience, but trust the Polish to make the streets interesting and captivating for locals and tourists alike. Located in inconspicuous locations in the city’s centre, these little gnome statues are standing on street and alley corners if you look carefully. They are a tribute to the anti-Soviet movement from the 1980s that helped free Poland from the communist regime. If you encounter any gnomes, be sure to capture selfies with them in interesting poses!
Gnomes of Wrocław
Address: Wrocław, Poland
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
17. Witness a game of football at Wrocław's City Stadium
One of the most popular hangout for the locals is Wrocław’s City Stadium, a huge and impressive stadium built in 2012. Cleanly maintained, modern and spacious, this stadium is great for watching a sports match or a musical concert. However, it can still be a fascinating visit even when there isn’t any event happening there, and you can explore what an empty stadium looks like!
City Stadium, Wroclaw
Address: ul. aleja Slaska 1, Wrocław 54-118, Poland
Website: City Stadium, Wroclaw
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
18. Soak in some culture at Musical Theatre Capitol
Blaszany bębenek - próba prasowa Teatr Muzyczny Capitol we Wrocławiu fot. Łukasz GizaPosted by Teatr Muzyczny Capitol on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
If you enjoy watching rousing musical or dance performances, do not miss experiencing the grandeur and style of Musical Theatre Capitol in Wrocław. Hosting a variety of theatrical shows that will move you, this grand theatre is a great way to spend a romantic evening with your partner or explore the international theatre culture.
Musical Theatre Capitol
Address: Piłsudskiego 67, 50-019 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Musical Theatre Capitol
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 7pm
19. Treat your foodie soul at Konspira
Jedno z najlepszych polskich dań, w których specjalistkami są nasze mamy i babcie oraz nasze kucharki i kucharze w...Posted by Restauracja Konspira on Sunday, 25 March 2018
To a foodie, every vacation is an opportunity waiting to be seized. Take a trip to Konspira to treat yourself to some authentic Polish fare, along with international food available on a platter, literally! You can choose to be seated indoors or outdoors depending on the weather, and the ambience is phenomenal no matter where you are situated. The prices are more than affordable, even if you choose to drink. Try the dark beer and the platter sampler, which is enough for two people or more.
Address: Plac Solny 11, 50-074 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Restauracja Konspira
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am
20. Enjoy the nightlife at Mundo 71 Music Club
What’s a vacation without an awesome night of drinking, dancing and making new friends? Located in the heart of Wrocław is this popular and energetic nightclub just waiting to be experienced firsthand! The club plays hypnotising techno and trance music and has two dancing areas and two bars.
Mundo 71 Music Club
Address: Pasaż Niepolda, 52-007 Wrocław, Poland
Website: Mundo 71 Music Club
Opening hours: 9pm - 6am (daily)
If group tours aren’t your style, this private tour is perfect for you. It will take you through Poznan and includes hotel pickup and drop-off. You can choose which places you would like to visit, and you can take your time with them. You can completely customise your itinerary for up to five hours! Including the must-see Cathedral Island, the town square of Stary Rynek, and the unique and beautiful Środka District sprinkled with a legacy of handicraft merchants, this tour will show you the best of Polish culture at your convenience. You can explore all these destinations in your own air-conditioned minivan accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip
Duration: 10 hour
Experience the underrated Venice of Poland!
With quaint and picturesque bridges built over the many canals that run through the city, Wrocław is a photogenic spot. In addition, Poland’s unique cuisine remains untarnished by decades of commercialisation, and its culture remains as pure as ever. If you are looking for an offbeat and unique destination where you can immerse yourself into a whole new culture while still not missing out on the irreplaceable charm of Europe, there are few places better than Wrocław. Book your tickets today!
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