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Attractions in Wrocław

Wrocław – worth seeing…

Wrocław deserves the attention of tourists because it offers many interesting attractions. Here you will find interesting museums, picturesque parks, historic buildings, unique architecture and luring entertainment venues. This main city of Lower Silesia offers everything you can expect from a city loved by tourists. It is definitely worth including in your travel plan when going around Poland.

Main spots worth seeing in Wrocław are: Zoo, Market Square, Old Town, Japanese Garden, Sky Tower, Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, St. Elizabeth Church, Multimedia Fountain and many other interesting places.

Tourist attractions in Wrocław

Ostrów Tumski

Complex of historic churches and tenement houses surrounded by the river.

Panorama Racławicka

Battle portrayed on a huge canvas of dimensions 114 x 15 metres.


Multimedia exhibition located in a renovated underground water reservoir.

ZOO Wrocław

New investment — Africarium — attracts crowds of tourists from all over the country and breaks records of visits.


Lower Silesia in miniature! Discover hundreds of buildings, thousands of figures of people and animals, giant rolling stock, mountains, rivers, lakes.

Centennial Hall and Pergola

Right next to the ZOO - architectural showpiece of the city surrounded by quet parks.

Market Square

The highest density of restaurants per square metre and the widest offer of entertainment and cultural attractions.

Royal Palace and the National Forum of Music

Former residence of the monarchs of Prussia right next to the new NFM building, where, among other things, the cultural life of the city is going on

Botanical garden

Oasis of beauty and tranquility in the heart of Wrocław, live museum of the University of Wrocław.

What else is there to see in Wrocław?

Apart from these excellent places, among the attractions in Wroclaw, Hydropolis - a unique, modern museum for people of all ages, which focuses on the element of water - deserves a special attention. This unique space from the very beginning has been delighting tourists, as evidenced by numerous positive reviews.


Hydropolis was established in 2015 and since then it is one of the most popular museums in Wrocław. There is a reason for that. This unusual facility is located in the basement belonging to MPWiK. Spacious, darkened corridors with modern blue lighting make the visitors feel like in a futuristic, magical land, or - as the museum is often called - in a water city. Ten permanent displays focus exclusively on water-related themes. Here you can learn about the role of water flow in the city, the importance of water in the human body, how water was portrayed in the works of art and religion over the centuries, and so on. Visitors also have the opportunity to learn about extraordinary inventions related to water engineering, such as ships, water wheels, clocks, diving capsules and many other interesting exhibits.

Hydropolis is more than four thousand square meters of exhibition space, divided into ten thematic blocks, each of which focuses on a different aspect. Names of the individual blocks suggest what to expect inside, e.g. the History of Water Engineering, Man and Water, the States of Water. The museum guests are introduced to interesting curiosities, for example, depicting mysterious creatures from the deepest hidden corners of the sea. So the museum is certainly the place worth seeing while staying in Wroclaw, especially when traveling with children. Special educational zones have been prepared in Hydropolis for the youngest, with no space for boredoom. Visiting this facility is a combination of entertainment and education.

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Attractions in Wrocław

Sightseeing tour plan

Day 1.

8:30 – 9:30 AM Ostrów Tumski

Formerly an island, now the oldest place in Wrocław of a mystical-like character. A space where majestic, Gothic temples stare above the surface the Oder River. With a bit of luck you will see here a lantern keeper igniting gas lamps. System of footbridges and bridges connects Ostrów Tumski with neighbouring islands, inviting to take walks in silence having history in the background.

10:00 – 11:00 AM Panorama of the Battle of Racławice

At least once in your life you should see the Wrocław’s Panorama. It is a unique place where you can admire the painting representation of the biggest battle during the Kościuszko Uprising. The giant canvas with dimensions of 114 x 15 metres, is placed in a rotunda built specifically for this purpose. The painting is a remarkable relic of the 19th century mass culture, and thanks to the application of specific painting and technical treatments, it transfers us to a different time and reality.

ul. Jana Ewangelisty Purkyniego 11, 50-155 Wrocław


71 344 16 61


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Hydropolis

Hydropolis is a unique knowledge centre dedicated to water, which combines educational values with modern forms of exhibition. This is the only facility of such type in Poland, and one among very few in the world. Exhibition is located in a historic, renovated for this particular purpose, underground water reservoir.

ul. Na Grobli 17, 50-421 Wrocław


71 340 95 15


1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch

When looking for a place to have lunch, it is best to go to the Wrocław’s Market Square and its immediate vicinity. Many various restaurants will satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding gourmets.


2:30 – 4:15 PM ZOO

Wrocław’s ZOO is the oldest place like this in Poland. With over 150 years of its history, now the ZOO has the greatest collection of animals in the country and one of the richest collections of reptiles and amphibians in Europe.  Opened in 2014 Africarium has become one of the most crowded attractions in the country. The ZOO is home to around 12 000 animals, representing over 1 100 species.

ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5, 51-618 Wrocław


71 348 30 24

4:30 – 6:00 PM Centennial Hall and Pergola

Spectacular hall, placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the city’s showpieces. This modernist building attracts tourists with its architecture and history.  At the back of it, there is located the largest multimedia fountain in Poland, which has become a must-see for all trips in the summer season. The Centennial Hall has also an exceptionally attractive location on the tourist map of Wrocław – in the vicinity of the ZOO, Szczytnicki Park, the Japanese Garden and the Four Domes Pavilion, makes it one of the most visited places in Wrocław.

ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5, 51-618 Wrocław


71 348 30 24

Day 2.

9:00 – 10:00 AM Botanical Garden

Surrounded with busy streets, the green enclave of the Botanical Garden is a perfect place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Peace and quiet of this place creates perfect conditions for family walks, meetings or dates. It pleases the eyes to see such beautifully-maintained alleys, ponds and botanical specimens, from the smallest bushes to the mighty oak trees.

10:30 – 11:30 AM University of Wrocław

Main building complex of the University, located right on the banks of the Oder River, is one of the most valuable architectural monuments of the Baroque era. Founded in 1702, the University still fulfils its function today. Particularly noteworthy is the Leopoldine Hall – currently a place where the main student’s celebrations are held.  This full of splendour, richly decorated with frescos and sculptures room can be visited as part of the entrance to the University’s museum.


12:00 – 2:00 PM Market Square

The medieval marketplace is the heart of the city and one of the largest old town fair places in Europe. Wrocław’s town hall, with the surrounding colourful tenement houses, is undoubtedly the most recognizable spot of this city. Particularly popular are the Christmas and St. John’s Fairs held here. A vibrant place that never sleeps.


2:00 – 3:00 PM Lunch

When looking for a place to have lunch, it is best to go to the Wrocław’s Market Square and its immediate vicinity. Many various restaurants will satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding gourmets.


3:30 – 4:30 PM Royal Palace

The Palace complex is the former residence of the monarchs of Prussia.  It is located in the southern part of the Old Town, in the vicinity of the Four Domes Pavilion and the National Forum of Music. Currently, it is where the Historical Museum is located, which collects exhibits of artistic craftsmanship and iconography of Wrocław in the form of graphics, engravings and photographs.

ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35, 50-077 Wrocław


71 391 69 40

5:00 – 6:00 PM Kolejkowo

The largest railway model in Poland containing several hundred meters of tracks.  Its authors have made every effort to ensure that the model is vibrant with life and reflects reality in tiniest detail. In Kolejkowo there is a miniature representation of the biggest tourist attractions of Lower Silesia, enriched with various genre scenes showing the life of inhabitants of this fictional city. A great place for children as well as adults.

ul. Orląt Lwowskich 20B, 53-605 Wrocław


880 008 004