Wroclaw

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Wroclaw featuring a city and a river or creek
Tour this city on the water in southwest Poland to see fascinating islands, bridges, statues and green spaces.

Wroclaw, known as the “Venice of Poland,” is spread across numerous islands on the Odra River that are connected by dozens of bridges. One of Poland’s prettiest cities, Wroclaw is admired for its medieval architecture, scenic views, green spaces and…gnomes.

Start your visit in the old town’s main square. After World War II, the area was a pile of rubble, but the historic buildings have been restored to colorful Baroque and Renaissance grandeur. Admire the 14th-century town hall housing the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Explore St. Elizabeth's Church, a Gothic building with a 300-foot (91-meter) tower and climb to its observation deck near the top.

For loftier views, take the elevator to the platform of the Sky Tower. At 696 feet (212 meters), this is one of the tallest buildings in Poland, and Wroclaw’s only skyscraper.

One of Wroclaw’s most visited attractions is the Panorama Raclawicka, a large cycloramic painting. The 374-foot-long (114-meter) canvas wraps around a specially built rotunda and depicts an important 18th-century battle.

Look for dozens of diminutive bronze statuettes of gnomes throughout Wroclaw. They commemorate the Orange Alternative, an underground movement that conducted peaceful protests against the Communist regime in the 1980s, painting images of gnomes on walls to mock authorities.

Amble along the city’s canals and cross a bridge to Cathedral Island, where most of Wroclaw’s important religious buildings are located. They include the 13th-century Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. While enjoying Wroclaw’s green spaces, delight in the flowers and waterfalls of the island’s Botanical Gardens.

Stroll through the large urban Szczytnicki Park east of the city center to see its Japanese garden. Nearby is Wroclaw Zoo and a multimedia fountain with water, music and light shows between May and October.

Wroclaw’s city center is easily navigable on foot, but there are also efficient bus and tram networks. The nearest international airport is Nicolaus Copernicus Airport, less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from central Wroclaw. Come to enjoy history, nature views and architecture.

Where to stay in Wroclaw

Scandic Wroclaw
Scandic Wroclaw
4 out of 5
Pilsudskiego 53-57, Wroclaw, Lower Silesian, 50032
The price is $51 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$51
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (611 reviews)
Great hotel
"Great hotel with amazing breakfast, close to main square and train station"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Scandic Wroclaw
Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
4.5 out of 5
Gwiazdzista 64, Wroclaw, 53-332
The price is $171 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$171
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 restaurants, and an attached winery. Popular attractions Lake Morskie Oko and Polish ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Amazing apartment, great stay and beautiful view"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
In The Sky - Sky Tower Apartments
In The Sky - Sky Tower Apartments
4 out of 5
ul. Powstancow Slaskich 95, Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, 53-332
The price is $98 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$98
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (176 reviews)
"Very high standard, nice view, Girls on the reception very helpful:)"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

In The Sky - Sky Tower Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
4 out of 5
ul Krawiecka 1, Wroclaw, Lower Silesian, 50-148
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.9/5 Good! (340 reviews)
"W zasadzie pobyt bez uwag, aczkolwiek brakuje kosmetykow lazienkowych, a plastikowe wieszaki w szafie to nieporozumienie - uginaja sie pod ciezarem wieszanej odziezy i wszystko spada"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
4.5 out of 5
Gwiazdzista 64, Wroclaw, 53-332
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 restaurants, and an attached winery. Popular attractions Lake Morskie Oko and Polish ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Amazing apartment, great stay and beautiful view"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Apartamenty Sky Tower z wanną przy oknie
Aparthotel Invite
Aparthotel Invite
4 out of 5
ul. Hubska 54, Wroclaw, Lower Silesian, 50-502
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (139 reviews)
"Very convenient location."

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2022

Aparthotel Invite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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