Wroclaw Attractions and Tourist
Wroclaw has so many beautiful church buildings that we have hardly seen the
likes of any other city. Here are also a number of magnificent monuments.
Perhaps not so strange considering the city's history and fate over the years.
More surprisingly, is it perhaps that you also find some good museums in Wroclaw
? Not least, one such is the newly opened City Museum in the Royal Palace.
The Royal Palace (Palac Królewski) and the City Museum
Wroclaw has refurbished its magnificent royal palace and offers a high-class
city museum inside the palace. Here you get a thousand years with Wroclaw. The
magnificent building with the beautiful garden, where you should also treat
yourself to a trip, was originally owned by Frederik the Great.
Opening hours are from 1000 to 1700 every day, except Mondays which are
closed and Sundays which close at 1800. The address is ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego
National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe)
The Wroclaw National Museum offers its visitors one of the largest
collections of Polish art in one place. This museum is housed in a beautiful
1880s building and houses over 120,000 objects, including paintings, drawings,
prints, sculptures, etc. The artworks are from different centuries, including
contemporary art. Of the latter, the museum offers a number of world names, such
as Józef Szajna. Opening hours are from 1000 - 1700 (1800 on Saturdays) in the
summer, but closes one hour earlier from September to March. Closed Mondays and
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The address is Pl. Powstanców Warsaw 5.
Archaeological Museum (Muzeum Archeologiczne)
The Archaeological Museum has a large exhibition showing all types of objects
found in and outside Poland, from ancient instruments to more curious finds. The
museum is located in a beautiful 15th century building on the street ul.
Open weekdays and Saturdays from 1000 to 1700 and Sundays from 1000 to 1800.
Museum of Natural History (Muzeum Przyrodnicze)
The Natural History Museum is fun for the whole family, and this edition of
Wroclaw is no different. Here are skeletons from prehistoric animals, a variety
of stuffed animals, insect collections and much more.
Opening hours are from 0900 to 1500 on weekdays and from 1000 to 1600 on
weekends. Mondays closed. The address is ul. Sienkiewicza 21.
The Wroclaw fountain
It is not long since Poland was able to hold free elections. This fountain is
both a memorial to this and a celebration of freedom. And it leads us not so
little to Märtha and Ari's use of the word light fountains. The Wroclaw Light
Fountain is a real attraction. Everyone loves to see this fountain unfold in all
its glory, with 800 candles and thousands of gasping spectators.
You get a taste of the fountain every hour from 1000 to 2200. It all
naturally works best when the sun is down! The address is ul. Wystawowa 1, east
of downtown Wroclaw.
See the monumental painting of 15 x 240 meters about the Battle of Raclawice.
In the Slowacki Park east of the Old Town you will also find the Katyn Monument
and much more!
The naked fencer (Fontanna Szermierza)
One of the city's most photographed monuments is the fencer you will find at
the entrance to the University of Wroclaw.
The unveiling happened in 1904 and depicts a gambler who has lost everything
except for his card. The monument of the naked man aroused great indignation
when it was unveiled, but is now highly treasured.
St. Elizabeth's Church
This is Wroclaw's largest church. Yes, not only that, it is also the city's
largest building, despite the church tower now measuring "only" 91 meters,
against its original 128 meters. St Elizabeth's Church is from the 15th century
as it now appears, but there have been churches here long before that. Today's
church has been destroyed several times and built up just as often.
The address is ul. Sw. Elzbiety. Open from 0800 to 1800 every day
except Sundays where it opens 1300 for visitors.
Cathedral of John the Baptist
This is a Gothic church that with its two church towers is easily
recognizable. The cathedral has some of the most beautiful relics of any church
in Poland, including the country's largest organ. In particular, the cathedral
was Poland's first brick building. It was built in 1244. Usually open from 1000
to 1600, if there is no fair. Sundays open from 1400. The address is Pl.
Holy Cross Church
This is one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Wroclaw. Not least
because of its staircase which is 70 meters high. The church was completed as
early as 1295.
The church is open every day. Address: Plac Koscielny.
Feel free to walk to the street ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5 east of Wroclaw where
the city's zoo is located. This is the largest and oldest zoo in Poland. More
than 6,000 animals can be found here, including lions, panthers and elephants.
You can get to the zoo by taking trams # 1, 2, 4 or 10. You can also take a
ferry to the zoo. Open from 0900 to 1900.
Wroclaw is one of the largest cities in Poland with its approximately 635,000
residents. It is located on the river Oder (Odra). Wroclaw is a safe city, and
those who, in their delusion, think it is a security risk to visit Poland's
cities, must think again. Of course, there is crime here as with us, but that
you as a tourist should be able to experience something special other than a
pocket theft in new and ne, or burglary in the car, is very unlikely.
Like several other cities in this region, Wroclaw has had a number of rulers
over the years. There is hardly any other city that can showcase the turmoil of
administration and belonging.
Polish piasters, Habsburgs, Austrians, Prussians and Germans, the latter from
1871 to 1945, have all ruled Wroclaw as their own. And they have all given their
personal name to the city. So Vratislava, Vracklav, Pretzlav and Bresslau, are
all correct historical names for today's Wroclaw. After World War II, Wroclaw
became Polish again and thus the city belongs to Poland to this day.
Several historical events have taken place in Wroclaw, so historically
interested tourists have much to look forward to. In 1807 Napoleon took over the
city after conquering it from the Prussians. Unfortunately, many medieval walls
and fortifications are also destroyed. And in World War II, even more is being
destroyed by the city. However, Wroclaw develops further after Napoleon and
becomes a greatness in the German Empire. And after World War II, the city is
built to shine again. But with the Nazis unfortunately came the great genocide.
Jewish community in Wroclaw
It is difficult to get around the Jews of Wrocklav. The Jewish community in
the city can be traced back to the 12th century. With inquisitors and other
tormenting spirits almost continuously following, it is almost inexplicable that
the Jews have been able to play such a significant role in Wroclaw's urban
By the end of the 19th century, Jews were well integrated into society, and
several of them had leading roles in both academic and business life in Wroclaw.
Breslau (today's Wroclaw), which at that time belonged to Germany, had among
other things Germany's second largest synagogue.
The once proud and grand synagogue, like many other synagogues, was destroyed
on November 9, 1938 during "Crystal Night," which is today "visible" through a
memorial in the street ul. Lakowa 6.
The old Jewish tomb you can find in ul. Slezna 37 is a strong reminder of the
strength of the once powerful Jewish community in Breslau. Here you will find
more than 1200 tombstones, many in memory of famous people. Opening hours from
0800 to 1800.
There is also another tomb, 'The New Jewish Tomb' located in ul. Lotnicza,
northwest of the city. With its 5000 graves, this is one of the largest in
General about Wroclaw for tourists
As mentioned, Wroclaw is a safe city to travel in. The city is very family
friendly, perhaps with the exception of the areas around the Central Station
which can be reminiscent of red light districts in the evening.
Prices in Poland have risen in recent years, but our eyes are still very
reasonable. It applies to food, drink and everything from local goods. However,
international brands are (and of course) just as expensive here, as anywhere
else in the world. Taxi is also reasonable, but make sure you see that there is
a taximeter that is turned on or that you are agreeing a fixed price that you
are comfortable with.
If you are sworn anti-smoker, you will be in trouble in Poland. Namely, it is
allowed to smoke at night spots, and it is very common for the restaurants and
bars in Wroclaw to have their own zones for smokers. In some places, this zone
You will find tourist information offices on the main square of the Old Town,
so to speak where you go to Plac Solny.