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Nestled on the banks of the River Oder, Wrocław offers a mix of baroque architecture, medieval market squares and vibrant student culture, providing an alternative to Poland’s more visited cities, Warsaw and Kraków.

The former Silesian capital has undergone many transitions across its history, changing hands between German, Bohemian and Polish rulers throughout. During the Enlightenment, progressive German literature found its way to Wrocław while in recent years, the city was awarded European Capital of Culture status.

Steeped in 13th-century Gothic architecture, the city’s Old Town and nearby Cathedral Island are home to some of Poland’s best churches, including Wrocław Cathedral. Alternatively, the Four Denomination and Nadodrze districts offer craft beer venues and moody nightlife with a sophisticated European feel.

Poland’s fourth-largest city features many intriguing cultural landmarks, with the Racławice Panorama, Wrocław Africarium, Wrocław Opera and Kolejkowe – Poland’s largest model railway – being some of its best. If you're looking to explore Wrocław on foot, keep an eye out for some of the 600 dwarf statuettes and 100 bridges scattered around the city.

Wrocław’s foodie culture is alive and well at restaurants like Pod Fredra or Konspira, where you’ll find traditional Polish cuisine in ironic Soviet surroundings. However, the Old Town’s Świdnica Cellar is where you should head for a memorable dining experience. It's one of Europe’s oldest restaurants dating back to 1273 and you’ll be able to enjoy bar food and pilsner in underground cellars once frequented by Picasso, Chopin and Sigismund of Bohemia.

Tonight

From $24 per night

This weekend

From $94 per night

Next weekend

From $99 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency 10 zł = $2.54
Language Polish
Average weekend price $83 per night
Average weekday price $82 per night
Average stay 1 night

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10

Not overly crowded waking around.

July 18, 2024

Not overly crowded waking around. Easy to explore by foot and using tram system is straightforward. Excellent food in different parts of the city and lots to explore. Very relaxing vibe especially around the river and main square. From markets to small cafes its easy to eat well without paying over the top like in many destinations.

Alfred
Alfred United States of America
10

I had visited Wroclaw before, but didn't have much time,...

July 9, 2024

I had visited Wroclaw before, but didn't have much time, and so wanted to go back for a better look around - and to find more of the 'gnomes' scattered around the city (you can buy a map, or just download the app) Apart from some sporadic drizzle on one day (minimal compared to what we've had in the UK for months), it was pleasant, and warm, even hot. I visited the zoo, "Hydropolis", and two cat cafes, and saw a number of other sites. Most of it is walkable, but there are plenty of buses and trams if you need to get around the wider area (and they're free, if you're 65+). I had downloaded transport maps before arriving, but found there were some disruptions due to road/tram works. I will probably go back, next year (as part of a wider trip I was planning when the flights were cancelled).

Nigel
Nigel United Kingdom
8.0

Cannot say much about the city as I had been staying there...

July 9, 2024

Cannot say much about the city as I had been staying there for 3 days only. Historical centre is beautiful, resembles other European capitals, but there are many abandoned buildings within the city, graffiti everywhere.

Nataliia Chuchuk
Nataliia Chuchuk Egypt
10

We were at the zoo when it was a very hot day, it didn't...

July 8, 2024

We were at the zoo when it was a very hot day, it didn't matter at all, there are many trees. Afrikanium was beautiful, but smaller as imagined, same with the aquapark. We travelled around the city by public transport, bought a 24-hour ticket for 15 zloty per adult, 7,5 zloty per child.

Alena
Alena
10

Lovely city, very clean and safe.

July 2, 2024

Lovely city, very clean and safe. Lots to do. We went for 4 nights but didn't have enough time to fit everything in. Lots of museums and places of interest to visit along with modern shopping centres. Lots of gorgeous cafes, restaurants and bars; all very cheap compared to the UK. Very easy to get to from the local airport, about £1.00 each on the bus, takes about 20 minutes. In the city there is a tram system that goes everywhere for around 70p a journey or you can buy multi-trip passes. Ubers/Bolt taxis are also really cheap and convenient. Cathedral Island is a must see, to watch the lamp lighter in the evening lighting the gas lamps in his top hat and cape.

Selena
Selena United Kingdom
8.0

Just a stop on longer trip with kids going to Aquapark,...

June 30, 2024

Just a stop on longer trip with kids going to Aquapark, which was outstanding, especially super vulue for money. Not a realy huge one, but almost all the points where somewhat different from mainstream parks. Especially slides, which each had some small surprize.

Juris
Juris Latvia

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