Wroclaw

Travel Guide
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

Korona Hotel Wroclaw Market Square
Korona Hotel Wroclaw Market Square
3 out of 5
2 Olawska, Wroclaw, Województwo dolnoslaskie, 51-116
The price is NT$1,763 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (127 reviews)
"Hotel has an attractive exterior and a very modern and high quality interior, looks like it has very recently had a full renovation. It’s location next to old town square is just unbeatable. Rooms modern, wonderfully clean, and also air conditioned."

Reviewed on 2022/6/29

Korona Hotel Wroclaw Market Square
Wyndham Wroclaw Old Town
Wyndham Wroclaw Old Town
3.5 out of 5
UL SWIETEGO MIKOLAJA 67, Wroclaw, 50127
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The price is NT$2,211 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Very clean hotel and nice courteous staff. The only negative is that our room like many other rooms has a window to the inside of the building where in as you open your window to get a breeze you will not get one because the windows open to the inside of a building and the AC was capped at 18 so ..."

Reviewed on 2022/4/20

Wyndham Wroclaw Old Town
Hotel HP Park Plaza Wroclaw
Hotel HP Park Plaza Wroclaw
4 out of 5
ul. Boleslawa Drobnera 11/13, Wroclaw, Lower Silesian, 50-257
The price is NT$2,145 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (418 reviews)
"Unique location"

Reviewed on 2022/6/4

Hotel HP Park Plaza Wroclaw
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Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
4 out of 5
ul Krawiecka 1, Wroclaw, Lower Silesian, 50-148
The price is NT$1,986 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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 Very Good! (322 reviews)
"Being able to cook in there with everything u need"

Reviewed on 2022/4/29

Absynt Apartments Old Town Deluxe
Absynt Apart Ovo
Absynt Apart Ovo
3.5 out of 5
ul. Podwale 82, Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, 50-449
The price is NT$2,274 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the overall value in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (205 reviews)
"Nice apartment. Probably not as nicely decorated as the photos on Expedia but still nice. The kitchen is well equipped even with tea and coffee which I didn’t expect. The area is really pretty and the apartment is very close to the town centre as well as the river bank which is really lovely. The ..."

Reviewed on 2022/5/29

Absynt Apart Ovo
Apartments in Sky Tower
Apartments in Sky Tower
4 out of 5
Gwiazdzista 64, Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, 53-413
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Wroclaw. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an onsite playground. Popular attractions Polish Theatre in ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
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"매니저도 요청 잘 들어주시고 숙소 상태도 매우 만족스럽습니다!!!"

Reviewed on 2022/2/9

Apartments in Sky Tower
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