Market Square, Wroclaw

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Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

1. 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.

Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

2. 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.

Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

3. Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

Meet your legendary pub crawl guides in the first bar (you can spot them holding the pub crawl sign), and get ready for a night full of amazing stories. Get to know your fellow travelers in the first bar over discounted drinks and free drinking games. Everyone is here to have a good time and after a few drinks, those strangers will become your friends. In the first bar, enjoy 3 free beers or shots. Raise your glass, as it's time for "Na zdrowie!". As you move from one venue to the next, the night will get busier and noisier. Go to some of the most vibrant bars in the city, ending at a top club. Get VIP treatment as you skip the long lines and feel like a rock star. Move to the rhythm of the music as the DJs spin their sounds.

Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Join an expert local guide on a 3-hour walking tour that takes you around Wroclaw's old town and the historic Ostrow Tumskithe Island, the city's oldest area. Learn the fascinating history of Wroclaw and get an insider's look at the vibrant culture of this beautiful city. Travel back in time to the beginnings of this fascinating city as you enter Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski), an island that is the oldest part of Wroclaw. Experience a spiritual place with silent streets, unique 19th-century gas lamps, and monuments from the Middle Ages. See remains of the first castle of the Duke of Piast's dynasty, the Holy Cross Church, and the Dumplings Gate. Admire extraordinary examples of Gothic art at St. John the Baptist's Cathedral, focusing on the religious life of citizens.  Cross the River Odra by the Tumski Bridge, also known as Lover's Bridge, and step into the current city center, which is located on the left bank of the river. From here, walk through the Market Hall and the Ossolinski National Institute with its small, picturesque garden. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old City and arrive at Wroclaw University, a monumental complex of baroque edifices. Enter the "Old Shambles" medieval meat market and witness how it has transformed today into a corner belonging to local artists with their colorful art galleries and shops with handmade souvenirs. As you follow your guide, take notice of the unique architectural styles of numerous houses of famous citizens who once lived here and were places where distinguished guests were hosted.  Stop at the original Town Hall, which is an example of the Gothic style and contains the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Learn about the history of the impressive St. Elizabeth Church. This religious site has been the parish temple since the Middle Ages for the richest inhabitants.    Next, visit the market square is one of the biggest city markets in Europe and one of the main tourist destinations in Poland today that contains dozens of traditional restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

5. Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your walking tour with a wander to the city's market square where you can admire the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Next, you will visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church, where you can see the famous copper dwarfs, as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You will then pass by the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University, and can learn more about the students of Wrocław as you pass by Fencer's Fountain. You will continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden, before seeing the old Market Hall and Wrocław Cathedral. You can admire Cathedral Island from the Odra river, and enjoy the views from the bridge as you stroll along the promenade. The short walking tour will end with a cruise on the river Oder on a passenger ship. You will sail for 50 minutes towards the zoo, before returning back to the port. The ship includes a bar, three decks for passengers, and one deck with sun lounges. Onboard you can enjoy beer, wine, coffee, as well as various sweet goods. During the cruise, you can admire beautiful views along the Oder River. You will pass Cathedral Island, the Grunwaldzki Bridge, the National Museum, the Water Towers, and Wrocław Zoo. Your guide will also inform you on the inland waterway transport system, as well as various monuments as you pass them. Your trip will then end at the marina in the city center.

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!

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. 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.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

8. 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.

Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

9. Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

Discover Wroclaw, a city with more than a thousand years of history, which has changed its name more than thirty times. Throughout the centuries the city was under the Polish, Bohemian, Habsburg and German authorities. This tour provides an overview of Wroclaw, which can serve as an encouragement for you to explore the city on your own. This tour is a classic itself and at the same time a solid introduction to the city. During this tour you get the chance to see the most important buildings and places in the city center – the Old Town Hall, the Market Square, the Salt Square, the Pillory, the Elizabeth Church, the Old Prison, the University’s main building, the Ossolinski National Library, the Market Hall and the oldest part of the city: the Cathedral Island. These places will help you get to know the rich and complicated history of the city and find out how Wroclaw has changed in the course of time.

Wroclaw: Private 2-Hour Guided Tour

10. Wroclaw: Private 2-Hour Guided Tour

During this 2-hour tour in Wroclaw you will explore the beautiful and impressive sights that demonstrate the wealth of the city's the varied and multi-cultural history. This is the perfect option for those who want to discover the important historical facts and monuments in a short amount of time. The tour begins with a visit of the traditional Market Square, the location of the most important cultural, historical, and economical events of the past centuries. After a fascinating walk through the medieval streets, you’ll reach the stunning main building of Wroclaw University with its impressive Aula Leopoldina in Baroque style. The tour ends at Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, which is dominated by the magnificent cathedral. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist remains the city's most beautiful landmark, known across Europe as the symbol of Wroclaw.

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What people are saying about Market Square, Wroclaw

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based on 331 reviews

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!!

Really interesting, with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide! With thanks to a local expert with fluent English, we got to apprecaite so much more than if we were self guided!

It was fantastic - the guide, Sean, was so knowledgable, patient with questions and overall an absolute delight! Cannot recommend highly enough

Super interesting, responds very well to individual questions, thank you for a great experience.

Sean was fantastic and very friendly. highly recommend tour of Wroclaw