The city hall, or Ratusz, was built in 13th century. Its original architecture attracts the tourists immediately after stepping on the Market square. Neogothical extensions were added in the second half of 19th century.
The Wroclaw City Hall construction started in the 13th Century by architects Alberik and Martin. Many reconstructions and extensions followed during the next 300 years till the building got its present shape in Gothic and Renaissance styles. The building has a 66 meters high tower and an astronomical clock.
The building is home to the Muzeum Sztuki Mieszczanskiej or The Museum of City Art.
Admission fee: PLN 5.00.
We-Sa: 11AM - 5PM
Su: 10AM - 6PM
This is one of the most imposing, architectionally, buildings on the main market square. The constraction of the building started in XIII century but extensive modifications continued to be made right up to the XVI century meaning that the hall showcases a mix of architectural styles, principally Gothic and Renaissance.
The City Hall is also known RATUSZ.
The west facade looks like 3 different buildings.
Click on the photo to see the astronomical clock, made of larch wood. It was incorporated in 1580.
You can also see the high apex & pinnacles.
Truly a magical sight, like the sight of a castle !
The City hall or the Town hall in Wroclaw is certainly one of the most beautiful in Poland or anywhere, I should say.
The main structure took almost 2 centuries to complete (1327-1504) & the docorations plus the tower took another century.
Amazingly, it came through the WWII without major damage.
Built in 1330-1500, it is said to be one of the most complex buildings in Poland from the architectural point of view. I do not know about that (though the style mix is impressive!), but the town museum is worth a visit, without any shade of doubt.