Attractions for the May weekend in Wrocław
Wrocław is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, visited by several million tourists every year. The city impresses with its unique atmosphere, beautiful monuments and countless attractions. No wonder that Wrocław is a great idea for a May trip! A few days are enough to fall in love with this place. So if you want to taste a bit of Wrocław's magic, the long May weekend is the perfect time to do it.
Where to start the May weekend in Wrocław? If it is your first visit to this city, then of course from a visit to the Market Square. Its heart is the beautiful Town Hall, which harmoniously combines Gothic and Renaissance styles. The Old Town is also, or maybe above all, old and beautiful tenement houses, atmospheric backstreets, galleries and shops, which allow you to feel the atmosphere of the old Wrocław. Or maybe you want to see the magical Wroclaw Old Town from a height? We suggest a viewing point located in the Garrison Church on St. Elisabeth Street. From the tower you can see the whole city panorama and in good weather even the Ślęza Massif.
What else is there to do in Wrocław over the May weekend? Ostrów Tumski is certainly worth a visit. It is the oldest part of Wrocław, proudly dominated by the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. But the opportunity to see this historic church up close is not the only reason to come here - Cathedral Island is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, if only for a moment. It is here that the botanical garden comes to life at this time of year. Green trees, rare bushes and the tranquillity of being surrounded by nature await visitors.
Panorama of the Battle of Racławice
When listing the attractions of Wrocław for the May weekend, it is impossible not to mention the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. This monumental painting, 114 meters long and 15 meters high, simply has to be seen. It commemorates the famous battle of the Kościuszko Uprising. Today, it impresses with its craftsmanship, technique and presentation.
What else does Wrocław offer for the May weekend? Another proposal is a visit to the magical Japanese Garden. A team of gardeners from the Land of the Cherry Blossom took care of its appearance. So if you want to feel a substitute of this country's atmosphere, just come to our city.
Wrocław - the city of a hundred Bridges
Wrocław's boulevards are perfect for spending warm May days and evenings on! One of the prettiest walking places is the Dunikowski Boulevard, which is between the Pokoju and Piaskowy bridges. There is a marina for the white fleet and boat and canoe rentals. If the weather in Wrocław is good for the May weekend, it is worth booking a boat cruise or planning a visit to a restaurant on a barge - both options will allow you to admire Wrocław from a water perspective.
Tracing Wrocław's murals
Wrocław is a city of murals, and searching for new locations can take several (if not a dozen) hours. It is therefore a great idea for a May weekend in Wrocław for people who want to diversify their stay in an original way. Murals can be found in courtyards, on the walls of Old Town houses and around Plac Jana Pawła II. Murals can also be found on Nadodrze and Wyspa Słodowa.
Events in Wroclaw in May
An event not to be missed during May in Wrocław is 3-Majówka - one of the most popular Polish festivals. As part of 3-Majówka, the best bands, whose songs top the charts, perform on Wroclaw stage. Apart from them, legends of Polish rock and rising stars from Poland and abroad grace the event with their presence. The festival takes place between 1 and 3 May and every year gathers more and more spectators. And this is not the only event in Wrocław during the May weekend. Another unusual event is the Thanks Jimi Festival, during which the Guinness World Record for playing guitars together is beaten - the participants perform Jimi Hendrix's song "Hey Joe".
May weekend with children in Wroclaw
The variety of attractions in Wrocław is favourable both for individual travellers and families with children. Interactive museums, amusement parks and trips dedicated to the youngest - it is hard to get bored in the capital of Lower Silesia. We have prepared a short list of the best Wrocław attractions for children for the May weekend.
A tour in the footsteps of Wrocław dwarves is definitely the most popular attraction for families in Wrocław. It is a great opportunity to see all the most important places in the city. Figures of these little people are all over Wrocław, providing those looking for hours of fun.
Zoo and Afrykarium
If you're planning a May weekend with the kids in Wrocław, the zoo is a must-visit place. The zoo covers an area of over 33 hectares and is home to over 10,000 animals. The biggest attraction of the Wrocław zoo is the Afrykarium, a complex created in 2014 full of huge aquariums, pools and terrariums with a total area of over 4,500 m². It is the only place in the world dedicated exclusively to African fauna.
Visiting the Wrocław zoo can take many hours, so make a short break to visit the Zoolandia mini rope park. Children will have a great time here, while parents can catch their breath. The park is located on the zoo grounds and admission is included in the ticket price.
Wrocław multimedia fountain
In the immediate vicinity of the zoo is the Centennial Hall with its famous Wrocław multimedia fountain, surrounded by an ivy-covered pergola. The water show takes place every hour and is free of charge. The evening shows are varied by pyrotechnic and laser shows, and in some cases holograms are also displayed on the water stream.
Boat trips on the Oder
Looking for an unconventional idea of what to do in Wrocław during the May weekend? One of the most enjoyable and original proposals is a trip along the Oder - one of the longest rivers in Poland.
A visit to the most original museum in Wrocław and one of the most interesting in Europe is a great way to diversify a trip with children to Wrocław in May. Through playing with ingeniously constructed interactive exhibits, visitors learn about the functioning of seas, oceans and rivers. During the tour of Hydropolis together with children you can also learn about the strangest creatures living in water depths all over the world.
Centre of History Depot
A visit to the History Centre is an interactive journey in time. The history of post-war Wrocław, everyday life during the communist era and the fight against the communist regime is presented in a tangible way. Old toys, a reconstructed train, telephone booths and many items that today can only be remembered. This is an excellent and very educational attraction for children on a May weekend in Wrocław - it gives parents a unique opportunity to make their children aware of what life was like in the times of their own youth.
This is a fantastic place not only for children and railway enthusiasts. In the miniature town there is a circus, shops and hotels, and hundreds of tiny people lead their daily lives there. The model also allows for interactive play - children can not only watch the moving vehicles, but also take an active part in the life of this micro-world. Buttons placed on the model make it possible, for example, to animate certain characters, to switch on the light in the window of a tenement house or to switch on the TV set in a hotel room.
The only museum of its kind in Europe. Movie Gate presents original costumes and film props, including a fragment of the "Death Star" model from the Star Wars series, a Legionnaire's outfit from the film "Gladiator" and an Aston Martin mask from the James Bond films.
Choose Wrocław for a weekend in May!
In terms of tourism, Wrocław can be described as a very universal city. The multitude and variety of attractions makes it impossible to get bored here, both for children - young and old - and for individual travellers, couples or groups of friends. Some attractions encourage you to spend time together, others allow adults to relax for a while, when their children play under the supervision of qualified staff. If you are planning a trip with children, remember to plan your stay well, matching the attractions to their age and temperament.
It is also important to find suitable accommodation - and this is best done in advance. A great solution is a hotel in Wrocław near the Market Square - thanks to the city's central location, all the attractions mentioned above are within easy reach. The Europeum is an ideal hotel for a May weekend in Wroclaw - it is a great base for exploring the city and its surroundings, and offers additional attractions such as free access to the sauna and fitness area or bike rental. Motorists can also use the hotel's car park.
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