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What is worth seeing in Wroclaw?

Wrocław is one of the most interesting and popular cities in Poland, which attracts tourists with numerous attractions and atmospheric restaurants. It is worth going to Wroclaw at any time of the year. However, spring and the approaching summer is the period when the city is flourishing, and Wroclaw can be toured not only from the perspective of the land, but also rivers – thanks to cruises on the Oder River. The capital of Lower Silesia is also appreciated abroad, which proves the prestigious title European Best Destination 2018. For people who are wondering what to see in Wroclaw, we recommend checking our short guide.

The Cathedral Island in Wroclaw ( Ostrów Tumski )

 

fot: Radek Karliński

Ostrów Tumski is the oldest part of the city, and its most valuable monuments are mainly sacral objects. Archcathedral of Saint. John the Baptist is the most magnificent monument of Ostrów. This cathedral is considered the first gothic temple in Poland. It is a place full of elaborate decorations, where you can listen to music from the largest organs in Poland.

Ostrów Tumski is a unique place in Wroclaw and hides many monuments worth paying attention to St. Idzi and the Tumski bridge, also known as the bridge of lovers, where you can hang your personalized padlock.

While walking in the evening after Ostrów Tumski, one can come across a lamplighter. This  profession seems to be extinct, but in Wrocław it enjoys considerable recognition. Especially when it is believed among Wroclaw’s citizens that seeing a lamplighter in the evening brings good luck.

Wrocław’s Dwarfs

 

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Wroclaw is also called the city of Dwarves, because you can find them as many as 400. The gnomes appeared in Wrocław at the initiative of the Orange Alternative movement as a way to fight the communist system. Currently, they are one of the most interesting attractions of the city and one of the ways to spend the day can be a hike throught Wrocław to find them. Our reception can provide you with a map that will help you to find this amazing figures.

Market Square in Wroclaw ( Rynek we Wrocławiu )

 

fot. Kamil Chorągwicki

It is impossible to visit Wroclaw and zawitać on the market, which is kind of the heart of the city. All roads in Wroclaw basically lead to this charming place. It is considered one of the most beautiful old towns in Poland. Interesting architecture, old tenements and atmospheric restaurants make the Market one of the most interesting attractions of the city.

Panorama of Racławice ( Panorama Racławicka )

 

fot. Tomasz Pietrzyk

Panorama Racławicka is a painting by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak and other painters who for 9 months in the years 1893-1894 created this work. The painting depicts the Battle of Racławice and the victory of the army under the command of Tadeusz Kosciuszko over the Russians.

Centennial Hall ( Hala Stulecia )

 

The Centennial Hall is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in Poland and is considered one of the most important works of 20th century architecture. It was designed to organize the Centennial Exhibition, which was to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon near Leipzig.

Undoubtedly, the Centennial Hall (formerly known as the People’s Hall) is a symbol of Wrocław.

Fountain at Pergoli

 

fot: Michał Świtalski

Next to the Centennial Hall is the Wroclaw’s Fountain at Pergola. It’s so unique because it is the largest multimedia fountain in Poland. During the day, the shows take place every full hour and last from few to several minutes. The background for water shows is classical music or popular hits. In the evening, there are shows that are varied with multi-colored lights.

In addition, so-called “Special Screenings” lasting up to an hour during which holograms, animations and fairy tale stories are displayed.

Japanese Garden in Wrocław

 

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The Japanese Garden is located in the Szczytnicki Park, near the Centennial Hall and Pergola. The garden was established in the years 1909-1913 and is a remnant of the World Exhibition that took place in 1913. You enter it through a beautiful gate, and then the path sent by exotic plants takes you to the central point which is an amazing pond. We owe the current shape and appearance of the garden to Polish and Japanese specialists. Without a doubt, this is an ideal place for walking and for performing a memorial session.

Wrocław Zoo and Africarium

 

The Zoo and the Africarium are attractions designed mainly for children but anyone is welcome. The Wroclaw zoo is the oldest zoological garden in Poland and you can see many species of animals, including those endangered with extinction.

A great impression on you will be made by Africarium, which allows you to move to the Black Land. Huge aquariums make the incredible fauna and flora of Africa directly at hand. In addition, a look into shark’s eyes can really freeze the blood in one’s veins.

How to reach to Europeum Hotel?

 

Although we are located in the very center of Wrocław, our guests can reach us very easily. There is a great connection with airport by bus 106, which stops just 500 meters from the hotel, and with the Train Station using tram number 15. Wrocław is also very well connected with major motorways and transport hubs.

Hotel Europeum itsel is located in the center of Wrocław, less than a 5-minute walk from the Wrocław Market Square. Right next to the hotel there is a tram stop “Zamkowa”, from which it is easy to get to the most interesting attractions in Wrocław, for example, just take the tram number 10 and in less than 20 minutes you can reach it just below the Wrocław zoo.

In addition, if you are looking for a family-friendly hotel, remember that for our youngest guests there is always a surprise waiting in the room.

Agnieszka Karcz