Wroclaw Travel Guide

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Wroclaw Things to Do

  • St Elisabeth Church - Kosciol Sw...

    The next-door neighbour of St Elizabeth church in ul. Kielbasnicza is a very new office building, just recently completed. The architects used neoclassical-postmodern elements, at first sight the outlines and proportions appear normal, but they turned the common principles the other way round. Instead of stone walls and glass windows, the building...

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  • The Main Square - Rynek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Market Square is surrounded by townhouses funded by Wroclaw patricians. Great architecture as well as great atmosphere. There is always something happening out here. The (Rynek) Square is full any time of day or night and the round area is full of beautiful café bars and restaurants, and souvenir shops. Exactly the kind of memory you wish to...

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  • Panorama Raclawicka

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Raclawice is considered one of Wroclaw's main tourist attractions. It is a circular painting of 114 metres total length and 15 metres high, presented in a rotund which was built for this purpose in the 1980s. The spectators seem to stand on a small hill in the middle, with the battle raging all around...

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Wroclaw Hotels

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Wroclaw Restaurants

  • Corso Wine Bar & Restaurant

    A friend spoke highly of Corso and out of the blue as we were passing by we dropped in for a drink. It was already late, the restaurant was closing in a while but there were still several tables occupied both indoor and outdoor. We chose to sit and enjoy our drinks outside as it was cool and nice. The service was excellent. I met Daniele one of...

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  • Authentic Italian Tastes - Top Customer...

    A friend spoke highly of Corso and out of the blue as we were passing by we dropped in for a drink. It was already late, the restaurant was closing in a while but there were still several tables occupied both indoor and outdoor. We chose to sit and enjoy our drinks outside as it was cool and nice.The service was excellent.I met Daniele one of the...

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  • A Dreamy Ambience!

    My review is strictly on the interior and not the food or service.Although I spent 2 nights at the hotel I did not try the cuisine of the restaurant, neither got down for breakfast in the morning as I was a guest at a friend’s house daily.I did however dropped by for a while before going out and met the Head of the Restaurant, Yianni, who happens...

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Wroclaw Nightlife

  • Pod Papugami

    I visited Pod Papugami (Under the Parrots) with a local VT member. It is a huge multi-level pub with wacky movie memorabilia decorations and a casual atmosphere. The pub always seems to be crowded with a mix of locals and tourists. It also includes a dining area. A Pint of local beer sets you back 7 Zloty (2006).

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  • Spiz Brewery

    Spiz is Poland's first microbrewery and it is said to serve the best beer in Poland. You can drink your beer inside the dark vaulted cellar or on the nice outdoor terrace on the Market Square. Every beer comes with a free toasted bread and lard. Due to its central location, Spiz seems to be quite popular with tourists. The brewery also includes a...

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  • 5* Jazz

    Having been to Ragtime on numerous occasions, I can quite happily say that this city centre spot is, hands down, one of the coolest places to hang out in Wroclaw. It has the flush decor of an upmarket 1920s/30s jazz haunt but, being fairly small, maintains a cosy atmosphere which you'll be hard-pressed to beat. Outstanding. They also have regular...

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Wroclaw Transportation

  • traffic restrictions

    How can we possibly know about the traffic laws when they are written only in polish? I think that touristic places should always have important signs in english too.There is a restriction law for traffic at down town area. Be aware!!! We got a fine:(

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  • Wroclaw bus

    Next to the trams network, Wroclaw offers an ever more dense bus network.The most important bus for visitors arriving at the airport is bus 406 with a twenty minutes service to the Main train station (Wroclaw Glowny) in Wroclaw. During the night bus 249 goes to the city three times.

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  • Port Lotniczy: Wroclaw Airport

    Wroclaw has a small international airport - I flew in from Frankfurt and thought, oh, how cute... Anyway, it is a very modern airport with everything an airport needs. The terminal building has only been completed in 2012. Google Maps still shows the construction site! The atmosphere is quite relaxed - rush hour means two planes per hour landing...

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Wroclaw Shopping

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  • Art glass in Poland

    Beautiful galery with different art works from different artists from Poland, specially art glass. they have a branch in Krakow either. art glass I spent around 10 euros on a gorgeous canddle holder. Considering it was an artistic work it was very cheap.

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  • Tiffany lamps

    Saw this great great shop with Tiffany's lamps (made in their own workshop).Have a look inside or on their website; their lamps are amazing!Business hours:Mo-Fr: 10AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 3PMSu: Closed Tiffany lamp.

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  • Rynek / Main Square Shops

    In and around the main square / rynek you will find a gold mine of awesome shops. If you like silver or amber, this is the place for you. You will find high quality silver jewellery in funky, cool designs. There are tons of little shops hidden in between pubs, bars and restaurants. Everytime i go to Poland, I come back with beautiful...

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Wroclaw Local Customs

  • Street Names: Did Chopin have a Sister?

    Maybe, maybe not - I am not familiar with Chopin's family and potential siblings. But this street (photo 1) was named after the composer himself, not some female relative. The trick about Polish street names is that they always use the genitive case: Chopin's street. For most male names the genitive ends in -a, which is rather confusing for...

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  • Love Locks on Most Tumski

    The disease is spreading... the tacky but inevitable custom of attaching love locks to a bridge has reached Wrocław, too. Here the site is Most Tumski, the bridge between Sand Island and the cathedral area. The rails are literally covered in padlocks. I wonder how many of these "forever" lovers are actually still together...However, if you...

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  • The Invisible Beggar

    This guy is in Rynek almost every day, or rather, he is not... who knows. There is a pair of shoes, an old baseball cap for coins, and a sign: "I am invisible".In those weeks I spent in Wrocław I never saw who is behind it. After two weeks he had extended his business (see photo 2).Yes I paid him... just for the funny idea!

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Wroclaw Warnings and Dangers

  • Naughty Birds

    Both sparrows and pigeons have discovered that winged individuals, provided they are not too picky about the quality of their food, can live very well in a place where many humans hang out and where food is served. One has to take the chance and be fast and fearless. The sparrows in photos 1 and 2 are the same birds, these two pictures were taken...

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  • Ochrona: The Watchman

    The watchman is omnipresent and a very important personality. No idea why all public or semi-public institutions feel the need for extra-tight security. Is criminality really that high, or is it the Poles' general mistrust towards strangers, which can be noticed every now and then? Anyway, "ochrona" is a word that you should know. It translates to...

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  • The Pavement: Watch Your Steps

    While some streets and squares already have neat new pavement, many others don't. The old pavement is often in really bad shape, a mix of materials due to repeated repairs through the decades, with plenty of ups and downs, holes and gaps. Watch your steps. High heels are not the wisest choice of shoes...

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Wroclaw Tourist Traps

  • Money Change – change kantor

    Though I have not had personal experience, I have been warned by several locals to change money at this chain of exchange offices with the orange signs. Those guys have not only worse rates than other changes, but also have a confusing way of showing their rates. These offices are found at airports and train stations (like here in Wroclaw Glowny)....

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  • Building of a bank

    This is terrible when you walk on the main market square and admire the beauty of the architecture and finally see a aweful building. This is a building of Bank Zachodni WBK. It does not fit the style and atmosphere of the old town.

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  • Summer time - not too good time to visit...

    Most people think Poland is a cold weather country........... and here we have a trap!!! If you do not like temperatures higher than 35 degrees Celsius so please do not choose July as a time to visit Wroclaw. Wroclaw has always belonged to the hottest places in Poland and Northern Europe. At present you may add a global warming effect and belive...

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Wroclaw What to Pack

  • In Your Pocket Guide

    On my travels to East and Central Europe I always try to get myself the latest edition of the "In Your Pocket" guide. These guides are very up to date, provide useful maps and offer all sorts of information for independent travels. Most of the tips can also be found on their webpage.I already got myself the Wroclaw guide on one of my previous...

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  • Free map of Wroclaw

    Don't forget to pick up a free map of Wroclaw at one of the Tourist Information Centres. The map includes a little street register, the location of selected sights and some useful addresses.The main Tourist Information Centre of Wroclaw is located at the Market Square (Rynek 14). The opening hours (Monday to Sunday) are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m....

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  • Good walking shoes or boots

    Because of its history Wroclaw has more than its fair share or cobbled streets and paths. At the present time there are a number of areas around the old town that are being reconstructed. I saw one women in high heels shoes who came to a abupt halt as she was crossing the road. She just managed to extract her shoe from the cobbled stones before...

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Wroclaw Off The Beaten Path

  • Park Promenade along Fosa Miejska

    In the 19th century the fortifications of the city were declared unnecessary and demolished. In their place a park promenade was edified and trees planted along the former moat. A walk, horse ride or carriage ride along the promenade became a favourite leisure activity.The park promenade is still there, although the usuers are not necessarily...

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  • Dolnoslaski Urzad Wojewódzki: A Nazi...

    The large building on the Oder bank next to Most Grunwaldzki is now the seat of Dolnoslaski Urzad Wojewódzki, the administration of the district of Lower Silesia, of which Wroclaw is the capital. The building, however, is one of the rare relic of the Nazi era. The sheer size and the porticus in the middle of the facade with its simple shape and...

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  • The Giant Chair

    No idea who put up this funny piece of city furniture, or who is supposed to sit on it... Maybe Rübezahl, in case he comes to town? The cars and the tram as comparison give an idea of its size. Location: ul. Nowy Swiat, corner ul. Rzeznicza

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Wroclaw Sports & Outdoors

  • Stadion Miejski

    Designed especially for the Euro 2012, the Municipal stadium in Wroclaw holds more than 42 000 spectators. It is the main venue of the local team Slask.

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  • such places are quite common..

    ..and of course those who are better riders can go on a horse-back to the meadows and forests.. fantastic adventure..And for those who want more.. there are summer camps available.. One can stay in one place or can go on a horse trip even to some very distant places.. sleep in a tent or without a tent.. living a gypsy life for a week or two..

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  • how about horseriding?

    there are several places with great horses in and around the city.. if you enjoy nature and such sports.. also a good aim for photographers or painters ;-) long-legged boots are the most important.. probably sports shoes will do too.. and good trousers without seams where the legs must touch the saddle.. hats are usually available at those...

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Wroclaw Favorites

  • ATM

    Wroclaw is a modern city and there are enough ATM machines.Just compare the logo on your bankcard with the one s displayed on the ATM and when they match you should be able to use the machine like you are used to do.

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  • Church of the Holy Cross on Ostrow...

    My father and I took some pictures of these church from the botanical garden, without knowing what church it was.Thanks to Katrin_E, I learnt in 2015 that it was the Church of the Holy Cross on Ostrow Tumski!

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  • Summer Language Course at University

    Each year during the summer holidays the university of Wroclaw, to be precise: the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners which is part of the Faculty of Philology, offers a four-week language class for foreigners. It is open to everyone, you do not have to be a university student. It consists of language lessons in the morning and...

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