Wrocław attractions

Top Choice Museum in Wrocław

Panorama of Racławice

Wrocław’s pride and joy is this giant painting of the battle for Polish independence fought at Racławice on 4 April 1794, between the Polish army led by Tadeusz Kościuszko and Russian troops under General Alexander …
Top Choice Historic Building in Wrocław

Old Town Hall

This grand edifice took almost 200 years (1327–1504) to complete. The right-hand part of the eastern facade, with its austere early-Gothic features, is the oldest, while the delicate carving in the section to the le…
Top Choice Historic Building in Wrocław

Hansel & Gretel

Set in the northwestern corner of the Rynek are two charming houses named after Jaś i Małgosia, better known to English and German speakers as Hansel and Gretel. They’re linked by a baroque archway built in 1728, wh…
Top Choice Church in Wrocław

Church of St Mary Magdalene

One block east of the Rynek is this mighty Gothic red-brick building dating from the 14th century. Its showpiece is a copy of a Romanesque portal from around 1280 on the south wall, which originally adorned the Bene…
Top Choice University in Wrocław

University of Wrocław

The main edifice of the University of Wrocław was built between 1728 and 1742. Enter through the grand blue and gold rococo gate at the western end to start exploring. The university sits within the university quart…
Museum in Wrocław

National Museum

A treasure trove of fine art. Medieval sculpture is displayed on the ground floor; exhibits include the Romanesque tympanum from the portal of the Church of St Mary Magdalene, depicting the Assumption of the Virgin …
Public Art in Wrocław

Wrocław Dwarves

See if you can spot the tiny bronze statue of a dwarf resting on the ground, just to the west of the Hansel & Gretel houses. A few metres away you’ll spot firefighter dwarves, rushing to put out a blaze. These f…
Museum in Wrocław

Museum of Bourgeois Art

The main attraction here is the Gothic interior of the Old Town Hall. Look for the Great Hall (Sala Wielka) on the 1st floor, with carved decorations from the second half of the 15th century. Adjoining it is the Pri…
Church in Wrocław

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The centrepiece of Cathedral Island, this three-aisled Gothic basilica was built between 1244 and 1590. Seriously damaged during WWII, it was rebuilt in its original Gothic form. Entry to the church is free, but you…
Church in Wrocław

Abbey Church

The abbey church is thought to be one of the first brick buildings erected in Poland. Though rebuilt in the 18th century, it's preserved much of its original Romanesque shape and boasts two original portals. The one…