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 two centuries (1327–1504) to complete, and work on the 66m-high tower and decoration continued for another century.The eastern facade reflects three distinct stages of the town hall’s …
Top Choice Church in Wrocław

Church of St Mary Magdalene

One block east of the Rynek is this mighty Gothic redbrick 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 Bened…
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…
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, who English and German speakers know better as Hansel and Gretel. They’re linked by a Baroque archway from 1728, which …
Museum in Wrocław

National Museum

A treasure trove of fine art, 200m east of the Panorama of Racławice. Medieval stone sculpture is displayed on the ground floor; exhibits include the Romanesque tympanum from the portal of the Church of St Mary Magd…
Public Art in Wrocław

Wrocław Dwarves

See if you can spot the diminutive statue of a resting dwarf at ground level, just to the west of the Hansel and Gretel houses off Wrocław's main square. A few metres away you’ll spot firemen dwarves, rushing to put…
Museum in Wrocław

Museum of Bourgeois Art

The unusual name here hides the main attraction: the Gothic interiors 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. A…
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 reconstructed in its previous Gothic form, complete with dragon guttering…
Architecture in Wrocław

Aula Leopoldinum

Found on the 1st floor of the main edifice of the University of Wrocław. Embellished with elaborate stuccowork, sculptures, paintings and a trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco, it's the city's best Baroque interior. The mo…