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Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. Cheap "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Wroclaw, Poland
    Wrocław’s latest achievement in terms of culture is the large new concert hall, named Narodowe Forum Muzyki, National Forum of Music. This project was related to Wrocław’s year as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016. The concert hall was opened …
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The street lanterns in Ostrów Tumski are still (read: again) gas lanterns like they were in use a hundred years ago. They are a reconstruction, since Ostrów Tumski shared the fate of most of the city, severe damages in World War II. I could not bel…
  3. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The botanic garden of the university is a green oasis in the middle of the city. It is a place to relax and enjoy nature among the other sightseeing. The gardens are well-kept and have a lage assortment of plants from many parts of the world. What …
  4. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    This graveyard is a magical, mystic place. This is the world of the defunct and we, the living visitors, are intruders. That’s how it feels, almost unreal. This is perhaps the place in Wrocław that most impressed me. The Jewish cemetery is a reli…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    „Papa Krasnal“, the daddy of all gnomes, was the first gnome statue erected in the city in 2001. With him, the gnomes started invading the city. However, this wasn't planned. In fact this statue has a much more serious background than his ever-gr…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The Royal Palace takes us back to the Prussian era in the city's history. In the First Silesian War in 1741 Friedrich II („Frederick the Great“) conquered Silesia and Breslau, as it was named then, became part of Prussia. To have a residence in t…
  7. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The most recent addition to Wrocław's skyline is impossible to overlook. Total height is 212 metres. It was actually supposed to be even taller but the economical crisis in 2008 caused a slight reduction of plans. The Skytower was completed in 2012 …
  8. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Wroclaw, Poland
    Each year during the summer holidays the university of Wrocław, to be precise: the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners which is part of the Faculty of Philology, offers a four-week language class for foreigners. It is open to everyo…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    This cool monument consists of fourteen life-size bronze figures, depicting passers-by, ordinary people of all ages, crossing the street through a non-existent underground passage. On one side of the street they seem to sink into the pavement, on the…
  10. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The university of Wrocław was founded in 1702 by Emperor Leopold - hence the name Leopoldina, which still sticks with the main aula. It was a Jesuit university, in other words, catholic and counter-reformatory. The city was predominantly protestant …
  11. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The best spot for taking sunset photos by the river is Most Pokoju - the bridge that leads from Museum Narodowe over to Ostrów Tumski. The downstream side is facing west and you have the whole panorama of the historical buildings, the abbeys and the…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The majestic city hall (Ratusz) is the central building in Rynek, impossible to miss. Both the view from the west with the high tower and the elaborate eastern facade are must-have photos for every visitor. The seemingly countless gables, oriels, scu…
  13. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Wroclaw, Poland
    There are a couple of particularities that tram and bus travellers should know. All fares as of 2015. # A single ticket is 3 PLN. This is for one single ride and does not allow changing tram/bus. Then there are timed tickets - 30, 60, 90 minutes etc…
  14. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The transport network runs an online route planner which is simply genius. The weblink is https://wroclaw.jakdojade.pl It can be switched to English and German. You enter your starting point and destination and the hour and then get a detailed desc…
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    Behind the canons' houses towards the river there is a series of baroque gardens. These are public and can be entered for free during the daytime. There are some construction works going on along the river bank currently (summer 2014) but nevertheles…
  16. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The cathedral is a gothic building. Its completion took several centuries, and further changes were done in the run of the centuries. The first church was built here already before the foundation of the diocese in 1000 A.D. About nothing is left from…
  17. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    A visit to the top of the cathedral's northern steeple provides a great view of the city, the river, and the islands. It can be done in a short amount of time and with little effort, thanks to the fact that there is a lift that takes you to the top i…
  18. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The little Romanesque church of St Egidius is hidden behind the cathedral and easily overlooked. It is probably the smallest among the churches on Ostrów Tumski (and surely the cutest). There is no exact date known for its construction but the Roman…
  19. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The second large church on Ostrów Tumski is actually two churches in one. The upper church is dedicated to the Holy Cross, and below in the basement there is a second church, dedicated to the Apostle Bartholomew. The lower church is unfortunately cl…
  20. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    The Archdiocese of Wrocław has a museum of art in two historical buildings, one baroque and one gothic, on Ostrów Tumski right behind the cathedral (between the seminary and the little church of St Egidius). It hosts church art from churches in the…
  21. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wroclaw, Poland
    Most Tumski, the „cathedral bridge“, connects Ostrów Tumski with Sand Island. This is the usual access when coming from the city centre, and the most beatiful. The bridge is a steel construction from the late 19th century. Its turquoise-green co…
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