Wroclaw is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Closely bound up with European history in general and the fate of the Habsburgs, Prussia, and Germany in particular.
Thanks to its numerous bridges and footbridges running over the Oder River, it’s sometimes called Venice of the North.
Our private guided tour starts with a walk to the oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski, which used to be a separate island.
We will visit examples of impressive gothic churches, among them the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. It’s worth mentioning that the top of the Cathedral’s tower offers a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Across the Tumski Bridge lies the 13th century Old Town, where you can also find the Market Hall with its handsome, traditional-looking façade and concrete arches. You are welcome to pop in to taste some homemade Polish delicacies, fresh fruit and vegetables.
You cannot miss the impressive Baroque main building of the University of Wroclaw with the Aula Leopoldina ceremonial hall – a masterpiece of decorative art.
The Old Market Square and its Gothic City Hall are the very heart of the city. Here among the splendid facades of former burgher houses artistic life of Wroclaw pulses. This one of the biggest old market squares in Europe is a great place to shop, date and do business. Moreover, in the basement of the beautiful medieval Town Hall, you can enjoy classic Polish cuisine served in the oldest restaurant in Europe.
And watch out for dwarfs – the symbol of Wroclaw. There are a few hundred of these small bronze sculptures scattered around the city. Try to count them all!