Wroclaw’s Old Town, or Rynek, is the beating heart of the city. Once the economic centre, the market square, it has now evolved into the cultural and social bud of Wroclaw. Here you’ll find some of the city’s famous Gnomes, plenty of incredible places to eat and drink and some insta worthy buildings. Despite being nearly destroyed during WWII, today the craftsmanship that restored it in the 15th century is on full display. The city’s key landmark is the stunning Town Hall, an excellent starting point to explore the nearby shops, eateries and colourful flower market, or Plac Solny.
Now this may be a given when exploring a new city, but you want to keep yours peeled in a city like Wroclaw. Aside from the stunning architecture that you’ll no doubt be taking in, be sure to keep a look out for the dwarves, or gnomes, scattered throughout the city. The dwarves originally made an appearance out of protest against communism and disappeared. Today, they’ve made a strong resurgence with over 350 dwarves hidden throughout the city to delight tourists and locals. How many can you discover?
VENICE OF THE NORTH
Known as the ‘Venice of the North’, Wroclaw is a network of islands connected by multiple bridges. So, pack your walking shoes and get exploring! Riverside parks and boats are excellent stops for a drink in the sun. We recommend starting in the old town and making your way out from there – the market square is beautiful and be sure to visit Cathedral Island.