What To Do During a City Break to Wroclaw
Wroclaw, a Frankenstein-esque city, has an extensive past and due to its history, there is plenty of Gothic buildings and culture to explore. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2016, a huge achievement for Poland’s fourth-largest city. Read our top tips on what to do and see during your city break to Wroclaw!
Delve into the most poignant moment of Polish history, the Panorama of Racławice painting. It symbolises the uprising between the Polish and Russian troops in 1794. Measuring a huge 15m by 114m, it is a significant composition and a must-see for tourists.
The Old Town Hall & Market Square
The Old Town Hall is in the idyllic market square, the central hub of activity in Wroclaw. Check out the 66m tower, astronomical clock and one of Europe’s oldest restaurants, Piwnica Świdnicka. Put a day away to explore the surrounding Gothic buildings and network of labyrinthine streets. It makes for a beautiful place to relax, explore and taste culinary delights from Poland. Wroclaw was listed in The Huffington Post’s Top 15 Christmas Markets of 2015 and its annual festival is held in the square.
As part of the post-war celebrations, a colossal, multimedia fountain was built. Prepare to be dazzled by 800 lights, 40 metres of water, laser beams and fireworks. There is even a 700 sqm projection screen in the middle of the fountain and an orchestra that plays classical and pop music! Visit the fountain at night-time and get ready for a magical display of water, sound and light!
Don’t Miss Out!
Hunt for the 300 plus gnomes scattered around the city! You can buy a “dwarf map” from tourist offices and go exploring during your city break to Wroclaw! Shopping is plentiful with upmarket boutiques, artisan galleries, souvenir shops, and outlets. There are at least 100 bridges and city parks to enjoy and the Municipal Swimming Pools and Water Park will keep the kids happy. Nightlife in Wroclaw is vibrant and plentiful with a vast array of bars and clubs where you can eat, drink and dance the night away! And don’t forget about the Wroclaw University, Cathedral Island, Partisan Hill, Church of St Elizabeth and Hansel and Gretel houses.
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