Wroclaw travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wroclaw

With its elegant historical market square, impressive cathedral, and beautiful riverfront neighborhood, Wroclaw is everything you'd hope an Eastern European city could be. Stunning to look at, buzzing with nightlife, and culturally vibrant, it's a fantastic urban destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Wroclaw

1. The Exquisite Historical Core

Built around Rynek, the market square (which still hosts a lively market), Wroclaw's Old Town is a mixture of medieval Gothic and later baroque and rococo architecture.

2. Beautiful Churches

Wroclaw's religious architecture is second to none in southeastern Poland. Anyone who appreciates soaring Gothic engineering and sculpture will adore Cathedral Island.

3. Fabulous Cultural Attractions

Wroclaw is southeastern Poland's cultural hub, hosting the multinational Dialog Festival as well as summertime organ festivals and events dedicated to ambient music.

4. Superb Nightlife

Wroclaw and nightlife are synonymous in Poland, and anyone who loves clubbing or bar hopping will be in for a treat; visit the bars around Rynek or nightlife complexes like Pasaz Niepolda.

5. The Odra River

One of Wroclaw's major attractions is the River Odra, which is a wonderful place to walk, cycle, or kayak.

Where to Eat in Wroclaw

Over 700 years old, Piwnica Świdnicka is one of the oldest restaurants in Europe and is a magnet for diners, while other Polish restaurants include Pod Papugami and Przystań, with its fantastic riverside views. Expect meals to cost about zł120.

When to visit Wroclaw

Wroclaw in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 51
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wroclaw in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 51
1 night at 3-star hotel

Summer is the best time to visit Wroclaw as it is both the warmest time of year and festival season. Expect temperatures above 75 degrees most of the time during July and August.

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How to Get to Wroclaw

Plane

Wrocław-Copernicus Airport (WRO) offers connections to many other European cities. To reach the city, take bus number 106 (zł3) or expect to pay around zł60 for a taxi.

Train

You can reach Wroclaw by train from Warsaw, Prague, and many German cities. All trains arrive at Wroclaw Glowny, a recently modernized station just south of the main square.

Car

If you are driving from Warsaw, take the E67 all the way to Wroclaw. The same road also runs from Prague to Wroclaw across the Czech-Polish border.

Bus

Bus companies serving Wroclaw include Eurolines and PolskiBus, with a wide variety of connections available.

Airlines serving Wroclaw

Lufthansa
Good (1,090 reviews)
United Airlines
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KLM
Good (264 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (950 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,562 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (304 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (477 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (159 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (333 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,030 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (271 reviews)
LOT
Good (216 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (120 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (50 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (39 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (212 reviews)
Croatia Airlines
Good (20 reviews)
SunExpress
Good (26 reviews)
EL AL
Excellent (59 reviews)
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Where to stay in Wroclaw

Popular high-end city center accommodation options include the Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town and the Hotel Monopol, while an even more upmarket option is the Grape Hotel, housed in an 18th-century mansion just outside the center.

Popular neighbourhoods in Wroclaw

Rynek - a market square since medieval times, Rynek is home to the town hall, the lively market, and most of Wroclaw's bars.

Cathedral Island - owned by the Catholic Church since the 14th century, Cathedral Island is a must-see thanks to the stunning cathedral.

Nadodrze - in the process of reinvention by artists, theater, and music venues, Nadodrze is where tourists go to find Wroclaw's creative community in full flower.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wroclaw

Most booked hotels in Wroclaw

Q Hotel Plus Wroclaw
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 94+
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How to Get Around Wroclaw

Public Transportation

MPK Wroclaw provides trams and buses, and charges a single fare of zł3 for 30 minutes, zł4.40 for an hour.

Taxi

Taxis in Wroclaw tend to charge a meter drop of zł6, followed by zł4.50 per mile after that. All cabs will charge extra after 10 pm.

Car

You can rent a car from Avis, Europcar, and Hertz, which is a handy way to see the sights. Expect to pay around zł50 per day.

Car rental agencies in Wroclaw

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The Cost of Living in Wroclaw

Shopping Streets

The Old Town around Rynek is the core of Wroclaw's shopping district, with plenty of pedestrianized streets to explore. Check out city center malls like Galeria Dominikańska or Galeria Handlowa.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Wroclaw include Biedronka and Carrefour. Prices should be low, at around zł9 for a gallon of milk.

Cheap meal
C$ 6.22
A pair of jeans
C$ 80.21
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.94
Cappuccino
C$ 2.43