Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Wroclaw and its surroundings
Wroclaw is a historic city with a unique heritage, having been part of Bohemia, Prussia, the Austrian Empire and Germany.
The city offers many landmarks and activities for your visit. Ostrów Tumski, also known as “Cathedral Island, ” was the first part of Wroclaw to be settled. It is home to some of the city's oldest buildings, including the Wroclaw Cathedral. With origins dating back to the 10th century, this Gothic cathedral is crowned by two 98 metre-tall spires. Wroclaw's Market Square is also worth visiting and is the site of the Town Hall. In use as early as the 14th century, this building contains Renaissance and Gothic elements and houses the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Nearby, St. Elisabeth Church and St. Mary Magdalene Church stand as great examples of gothic architecture.
Wroclaw's Centennial Hall, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an absolute must-see whilst staying at the Campanile Wroclaw. Constructed in the early 20th century, the hall consists of a quatrefoil base, capped by a pyramidal cupola composed of concentric circles.
Other attractions in the area include the Wroclaw Zoo, Szczytnicki Park, which has a Japanese Garden, and the Wroclaw Multimedia Fountain, which features synchronised water shows with music and light. To learn more about Polish heritage, visit the National Museum, which has collections of Polish art spanning several centuries.