Market Square, Wroclaw

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Market Square, Wroclaw: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

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Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

2. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

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Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

3. Wroclaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's historic Old Town & New Town and learn more about the monuments from a private guide. See the city's main square (Rynek Glowny) and walk through the medieval streets. Reach the stunning main building of Wroclaw University with its impressive Aula Leopoldina in Baroque style. Continue down medieval streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses with the Gothic town hall in the center. Visit the picturesque Wroclaw Town Hall and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See the Royal Road, which ends in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here, you will find the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere. This tour will lead you along the streets of the Old Town, through the main square, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Cloth Hall and the historical buildings of the Wroclaw University. People usually visit the Old Town of Wroclaw but overlook the newest contemporary history which is even more interesting. During the tour, you will get to know whole history of the city and have an opportunity to see how everyday life looks like. Your guide will show you the best places in Wroclaw and for sure you will enjoy this experience. From World War II and the Polish People's Republic to nowadays - it means only one thing. You will become acquainted with the most turbulent history of Poland and Wroclaw. 

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Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

4. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

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Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

5. Wroclaw: Panoramic City Walk with View from 3 Towers

Start the tour on the Market Square and begin your visit to the beautiful Old Town of Wroclaw. In good weather, you can climb the winding stairs to the highest observation towers on the Market Square, the towers of St. Elizabeth. The church tower has a height of 91 m. There are over 300 stairs leading to the observation deck located at an altitude of about 75 m. The views from the tower are wide and stretch far away, from the Wroclaw market square at the foot of the tower to the highest peak of Sudety - Śnieżka. Then, you go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. There, you climb up to the Witches Bridge. It is located at a height of 45 m and is a bridge connecting the two towers of the church. You will listen to a legend about the Sinner's Bell that chills the veins. Next up, you go to Ostrów Tumski. Visit the beautiful monuments on the island and take the elevator up to one of the towers of the Cathedral. From the tower you can admire the view of the Odra and Ostrów Tumski. At the end of the program, you will go by tram to SkyTower, the tallest skyscraper in Wroclaw, from there you can view the whole of Wrocław and the surrounding area from the viewing platform. It is the highest viewing point on any building in Poland, at a height of 205 m. The trip ends at SkyTower.

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Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

6. Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

Meet your guide, choose your scooter and get a brief induction before you begin your tour. Pick up your helmet and your audio system, and start your fascinating journey. Head to Nowy Targ Square and enjoy an introduction to Wroclaw History. Ride to see the buildings of the Panorama of Raclavice, its huge panoramic painting, and Nationa Museum. Take a chance to ride along the Odra River and cross Grunwaldzki Bridge, the most picturesque bridge in Wroclaw. Behind the bridge, turn right and ride back along Odra River to the UNESCO-listed Centennial Hall, and take a short break for coffee or to use the facilities. Then, drive straight to Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city. Move on to see the Hala Targowa indoor market, Saint Vincent Church, Ossolinski Institute, and the University of Wroclaw. Finally, return to your starting point with a camera full of photos and a mind full of knowledge!

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Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

7. Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

This is your chance to truly discover one of Europe's most unique cities. Wander the city's market square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University where you will visit the Oratorio Marianum music hall and the Aula Leopoldina, and enjoy the view from the Mathematical Tower. See the oldest university church in the world with its incredible Baroque ornamentation. Take a stroll through the old market hall and Wrocław Cathedral. Admire the cathedral, enjoy the view from the bridge and walk along the promenade. End the tour with a delightful cruise on the river Oder. Sail for 50 minutes in a return journey to the zoo. Take a seat on any of three decks on the ship or lounge in a sun chair while sipping a cold beer, wine, coffee or dessert. Relax and soak in the sights that pass you by until the trip concludes at the city center marina.

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Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

8. Wroclaw Small Group Walking Tour

Join your (very) small guided tour at the Wroclaw Cathedral to explore Wrocław. Learn about its unique location on the Odra River with 12 islands connected and 130 bridges. This makes it very similar to Venice but much less crowded and more manageable. Enjoy its idyllic riverside  parks and its beautifully preserved Cathedral Island which is a treat for lovers of Gothic architecture. Follow your guide through winding maze of cobblestoned lanes, church spires and vibrantly colored buildings. This is the district where you’ll find most of the city’s historical monuments and medieval architecture so our walking tour will focus on this area. Admire the Town Hall and the Cathedral that overlooks the Market Square. Take in the impressive sight, with the decorative doorways and many spires and carved gargoyles looking down. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral to see things like the Hansel & Gretel Houses, Ostrow Tumski and Centennial Hall. Pass stately town homes as you walk through cobblestoned streets and squares, hearing about Wroclaw's history and architecture dating back to the medieval ages. Settle in for the last part of your tour discovering the Jewish neighborhood, Turnski Bridge, University and the Old City Prison. There  are plenty of photo-worthy sights along the walk, so keep your camera handy especially when you see one of the 300 gnomes scattered throughout the city, with more appearing all the time.

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Wroclaw: 3.5-Hour City Tour with University & Cathedral

9. Wroclaw: 3.5-Hour City Tour with University & Cathedral

Experience Wroclaw and visit two of the most beautiful sights in the city: the university and the cathedral. Wander the city's Market Square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wroclaw. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wroclaw University. At the university, visit the Oratorio Marianum music hall and the Aula Leopoldina, and enjoy the view from the Mathematical Tower. See the oldest university church in the world with its incredible Baroque ornamentation. Learn more about the students of Wroclaw and see the Fontanna Szermierza. Relax and take a coffee break in a local restaurant or on a terrace. Continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden. See the old market hall and the high point of the tour, Cathedral Island where you'll find Wroclaw Cathedral. Admire the cathedral, enjoy the view from the bridge and stroll along the promenade. Hear legends of the executioner's bell and the Witches' Bridge.

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Wrocław: 3-Hour Guided Tour for Children

10. Wrocław: 3-Hour Guided Tour for Children

Wrocław is known for its small dwarves, which can be seen throughout the Old Town. Take your children to experience the city through their eyes, as the funny dwarves tell the city’s history. Start at the Market Square, near the Old Town Hall of Wrocław. Explore the square and search for the Breslau dwarves who guard the city’s attractions. Visit the headquarters of the dwarves at Saint Elizabeth’s Church. From there, visit the famous copper animal statues at the Alte Fleischbänke (old meat market). Then head towards the university before making a quick stop at the fencing well. At the end, you will arrive at the Market Square again and finish the guided tour at the lollipop factory. After visiting the lollipop factory, you can go to the model railway and take the steamboat to the zoo, at your own pace. 

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What people are saying about Market Square, Wroclaw

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 299 reviews

Adam was great! Excellent knowledge of the city and its history, including funny stories. We have truly enjoyed this tour. Done many walking tours across the world, but this one was the best ever. Recommend Adam with no hesitation. Thanks Adam!

This was a great way to see the city - the scooters are like electric trikes fantastic fun ! Michal was a knowledgeable guide with plenty of interesting stories about Wroclaw and the history. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

A very good guided tour. The young man was flexible enough to show us various areas of Wroclaw. He always referred to the complex history of the city. Great!

Our tour guide was really nice, gave us a lot of info and reccomendation, I really enjoyed the tour!

Such a Great guide full of knowledge of Wroclaws history. Very very nice guy