Year-round attractions attract the attention of not only tourists but also residents. Attractions in Wrocław are really unique, you should visit them for several reasons. If you are looking for, Wrocław is the 5th largest city in Poland and 4th in terms of population. With these sizes, you can be sure that everyone will find some entertainment for themselves. However, if you have planned a longer stay in Wrocław and have already ticked off all the most important attractions of the city, when looking for new inspiration, we invite you to read the article.
We recommend starting your stay in Wrocław with getting to know the history of the city, which will allow you to experience the atmosphere of the city deeper. We have good news for history fans, there are several sightseeing routes, so you can even spend a whole day exploring the city with a guide. Remember, however, that guides’ earnings in this system are based on “tips”, so add an appropriate amount after the trip. Good news for people traveling with non-Polish speakers is the fact that tours are also offered in other languages, depending on the company it is usually: English, German, Spanish.
Sample sightseeing routes:
– Old Town
– Wrocław – step by step, i.e. different topics by day, such as: Wrocław dwarfs, Wrocław Nadodrze, Wrocław castles or Absurdities of the People’s Republic of Poland
– Four Denominations District
– Bridges and islands of Wrocław
– World War II and Jewish Wrocław
We recommend that you have comfortable shoes, water and appropriate clothes.
For all those who do not like to walk so much, or who are just tired of walking, we recommend a guided bicycle tour.
There are 2 routes to choose from, depending on the number of people who sign up for the trip, so you must call to book one day in advance.
In Wrocław, this service is provided by See Wrocław, which offers the possibility of organizing the tour in various languages. Below you can see the itinerary of the tour. For those who prefer to rest while sightseeing, the company also offers guided tours with a melex, during which you can listen to the history while relaxing.
The Centennial Hall is a unique place not only on the map of Wrocław, but also on the whole of Poland, as it is represented by a monument inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is also not the building itself, but the entire complex where we can spend several hours. The main building was built in the years 1911-13 by the architect Max Berg. All lovers of architecture will probably be interested in the fact that at the time of its construction it was a building with the largest diameter – 67 m – with a reinforced concrete cover, and at the same time it could accommodate up to 10,000 people.
Currently, the hall serves entertainment and sports functions and has a year-round exhibition area. In the building next door – the Four Domes Pavilion, we can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, and we will relax watching a multimedia fountain show and walking under the pergola. If we feel like taking a longer walk, we can visit the Japanese Garden and the Szczytnicki Park.
The zoo is a suitable attraction all year round due to its closed pavilions. The Wrocław Zoo is the oldest in Poland and the largest in terms of the number of animals on display in Poland. The new Africarium complex also attracts attention, and we must spend several hours visiting it. We wrote more about our zoo in a separate article, so we encourage you to check the guide to Wrocław for more interesting facts about this place.
This Wroclaw Synagogue is a very interesting point on the map of Wroclaw, and a slightly less frequented place, it is worth getting acquainted with its history, which you can learn more about during the tour: “Four Denominations District and Jewish Wroclaw”, by Walkative. It is worth mentioning that admission to the exhibitions is free, so no excuses, you must visit this place. The synagogue itself is located in a very nice alley, which will also be a great place to rest and have lunch or hot chocolate.
White Stork Synagogue sightseeing
OPENING HOURS OF THE SYNAGOGUE UNDER THE WHITE STORK:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The mikveh (ritual bath) and the synagogue cellars are open to visitors on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays from 10:00 – 16:00
Between December and April, the synagogue is open on Fridays from 10:00 to 15:00.
The highest vantage point in all of Poland – it is located at an altitude of 200 m. This point stands out from the others in the city mainly because it is completely glazed, so we can admire the view of the city regardless of the weather. Such an experience will certainly be more pleasant for people with a fear of heights than open viewpoints such as the one at the cathedral or the church of St. Elizabeth.
from Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 21:00 (last entry at 20:40)
from Friday to Saturday 09: 00-22: 00 (last entry at 21:40)
on Sunday 10: 00-22: 00 (last entry at 21:40)
• regular – PLN 18.00
• reduced – PLN 12.00
• children up to 3 years old – free admission
The Market Hall was built in the years 1906-08 by Richard Pluddemann, built to organize the trade in Wrocław, it serves this function to this day. During the week, you can go here for a little shopping, or to eat dinner or drink delicious coffee. This is a place where fruit is always of the highest quality, even in winter. The structure itself is very interesting – the covering of the Hall, supported in the main nave on reinforced concrete parabolic arches, was an engineering achievement on a global scale.
Hala Targowa opening hours
– Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
– Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
– Sunday – closed
Of course, admission to the hall is free.
The Reise complex is a very mysterious place built during World War II, by the Third Reich occupying this area, it is said that the complex was to be Hitler’s headquarters, although there are many other more or less probable legends. We recommend starting your visit to the adit complex from Walim in the Sowie Mountains Landscape Park, so in addition to the adit, you can also go for a walk on the mountain trails.
When choosing this trip, you should be aware that the temperature in the tunnels is low, so despite the middle of summer, it is worth wearing appropriate clothes to make sightseeing pleasant, and the stay in this temperature takes about 60 minutes. During the entire route, we are under the care of a guide, so don’t worry – no one will get lost. The guide will also show us the history of the place and the entire plan of the complex. Here you can choose an audio-guide in a language other than Polish for foreigners.
The complex itself stretches for many kilometers, and a part of it was to be described in another post, Książ Castle, in which underground tunnels were also built. Another entrance worth recommending is the adit in Osówka.
The facility is open daily:
In the months of October to April:
– from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am, last admission at 4:00 pm,
– Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 am, last admission at 5:00 pm.
In the months of May to September:
– from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am, last admission at 5:00 pm,
– Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 am, last admission at 6:00 pm.
Normal – PLN 22
Reduced – PLN 18
With the Large Family Card, a discount on the ticket – PLN 2
In the vicinity of the drifts described, we can also visit the Grodno castle, located on the Choina mountain, just over an hour from Wrocław. It is a very old structure built by the Silesian Piasts for over 700 years, which is why so many stories about ghosts and other paranormal stories have been accumulated over the centuries. We came back safe, so we think that with a clear conscience we can recommend this attraction not so far from Wrocław. An interesting proposition is also a night tour of the castle, but only for the brave!
Grodno Castle - opening hours
In the months of October to April:
– from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., last admission at 4:00 p.m.
– Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., last admission at 5:00 p.m.
In the months of May to September:
– from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, last admission at 17:00,
– Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., last admission at 6:00 p.m.
Grodno Castle ticket price list
– Normal – PLN 24
– Reduced – PLN 19
With the Large Family Card, a ticket discount – PLN 2
The fortress in Srebrna Góra was erected in 1765-77 according to the design of the Prussian engineer W.L. Regler, it was a defensive structure intended to protect Prussian Silesia. The only test it was subjected to was the siege by Napoleon’s army, which was, however, interrupted by the peace agreement in Tylża.
In addition to visiting the fortress, which takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, we can also go here with a bicycle, because there are many designated bicycle routes.
The Silver Gora Fortress - opening hours
In the months of April to October:
– from 10:00 to 18:00, last tour approx. 4:30 PM
In the months of November to March:
– from 10:00 to 17:00, last tour approx. 15:30
Twierdza srebrnogórska cennik bilety
– Normal – PLN 25 (with a Big Family Card PLN 21)
– Reduced – PLN 17 (with a Big Family Card PLN 14)
– Family ticket (2 + 2) – PLN 72
Children up to 4 years old – free of charge.