It’s probably the best guide to Wroclaw that you can possibly find.
We spent 2 days on searching for the best places to visit, and then we spent 2 weeks in the city and around. Being native Poles, it was easier for us to discover truly unique spots of Lower Silesian Voivodeship. You will find everything that you need in this article, including top things to do in Wroclaw, where to stay, where to eat in Wroclaw, what are the recommended day trips from the city, and much more.
Wroclaw is called ‘Venice of the North’. There are over 300 bridges in the city! Just to compare, you can find 400+ bridges in Venice. The difference is not that big.
For many years, Wroclaw has been a part of Germany. It became a Polish city after World War II, that’s why still many people call it Breslau.
The city was almost completely destroyed during the last three months of the war. It was slowly rising from ashes, and it’s now one of the most vibrant and multicultural places in Poland. It’s the 4th largest city in the country, right after Warszawa, Krakow, and Lodz. Wroclaw is located in southwestern Poland, close to the border with Czechia and Germany.
There are so many awesome things to see in Wroclaw! If you have enough time, you can visit them all by yourself. It’s much easier to join a tour though. The local guide will tell you some interesting stories about the city, and you may have a chance to make new friends.
1. Electric car sightseeing tour
It’s great all year long, even in the wintertime. 30+ places in just 2 hours, with a pick up from your hotel. If you are looking for the Wroclaw weekend itinerary inspiration, that’s definitely the tour you should consider.
Skip the lines and book the tour—> here.
2. Bike tour
Awesome choice when the weather is good. You will not only see the most important places in Wroclaw but also have fun and do some sports.
Save your time and money and book Wroclaw bike tour–> here.
3. Segway tour
A great alternative for Wroclaw walking tours. Traveling by segway is really fun, so you will be able to try something new and explore the city at the same time.
Skip the lines and book Wroclaw segway tour–> here.
4. E-scooter tour
E-scooters are very similar to segways. The only difference is that you don’t need to stand all the time. E-scooters have a seat, so it’s a bit more comfortable to use them.
Book this tour ahead and save–> click here.
The easiest way to explore the city is to simply walk around. You will have enough time to take some photos and stop anytime you want.
Skip the lines and book your Wroclaw walking tour–> here.
If you wonder what to see in Wroclaw, you should definitely start with the Old Town. It’s where most of the important sights are located. It’s quite big – you can walk around it and still won’t manage to see everything.
I am not writing about all the tourist attractions in the Old Town area, as this post would turn into a book. It’s already long enough! I am only mentioning the places that are (in my opinion) the best to visit.
District of Four Denominations & Mutual Respect
(Dzielnica Czterech Swiatyn)
Did you know that over 80% of Poles are Catholics? When you travel around Poland, you will see churches everywhere, no matter if it’s a big city or a tiny village. It’s not that easy to see other sacral buildings though. That’s what makes the District of Mutual Respect in Wroclaw quite unique. You will find there a synagogue, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, and Orthodox churches.
It’s a symbol of Wroclaw’s tolerance to people of different religions.
Wroclaw Market Square (Rynek)
The landmark of the city, the most important place to visit, a vibrant area full of restaurants, cafes, and people. Wroclaw market square is a must-visit during your stay in the city. If you are traveling to Poland in the winter, it’s where you will find Wroclaw Christmas Market. It’s arguably the best festive fair in the country.
Right in the middle of Rynek, you can see Wrocław town hall. This Gothic building from the 13th century is considered as the top monument in the city. If you want, you can get inside. Right now, there is Wroclaw Museum of Bourgeois Art inside the Wroclaw town hall. It’s open from Wednesday to Sunday. Is it worth visiting? Not really, if you are not that much into history.
Tenement House at Rynek 5 (hidden window)
Even though there are many tenement houses in the Old Town, there is one that is pretty unique. It’s located at Rynek 5 street. It seems pretty ordinary but when you look closely, you will see that one window of the house is fake. It’s actually painted.
If you are traveling to Wroclaw with a family or friends, ask them whether they can spot the painted window.