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Market Square, Wroclaw

Market Square, Wroclaw: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

1. Wrocław: Long City Walk and River Cruise

This is your chance to truly discover one of Europe's most unique cities. Wander the city's market square and admire the incredible colors of the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church and see the famous copper dwarfs as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University where you will visit the Oratorio Marianum music hall and the Aula Leopoldina, and enjoy the view from the Mathematical Tower. See the oldest university church in the world with its incredible Baroque ornamentation. Take a stroll through the old market hall and Wrocław Cathedral. Admire the cathedral, enjoy the view from the bridge and walk along the promenade. End the tour with a delightful cruise on the river Oder. Sail for 50 minutes in a return journey to the zoo. Take a seat on any of three decks on the ship or lounge in a sun chair while sipping a cold beer, wine, coffee or dessert. Relax and soak in the sights that pass you by until the trip concludes at the city center marina.

Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

2. Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

Meet your legendary pub crawl guides in the first bar (you can spot them holding the pub crawl sign), and get ready for a night full of amazing stories. Get to know your fellow travelers in the first bar over discounted drinks and free drinking games. Everyone is here to have a good time and after a few drinks, those strangers will become your friends. In the first bar, enjoy 3 free beers or shots. Raise your glass, as it's time for "Na zdrowie!". As you move from one venue to the next, the night will get busier and noisier. Go to some of the most vibrant bars in the city, ending at a top club. Get VIP treatment as you skip the long lines and feel like a rock star. Move to the rhythm of the music as the DJs spin their sounds.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

3. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

4. Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

Meet your guide, choose your scooter and get a brief induction before you begin your tour. Pick up your helmet and your audio system, and start your fascinating journey. Head to Nowy Targ Square and enjoy an introduction to Wroclaw History. Ride to see the buildings of the Panorama of Raclavice, its huge panoramic painting, and Nationa Museum. Take a chance to ride along the Odra River and cross Grunwaldzki Bridge, the most picturesque bridge in Wroclaw. Behind the bridge, turn right and ride back along Odra River to the UNESCO-listed Centennial Hall, and take a short break for coffee or to use the facilities. Then, drive straight to Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city. Move on to see the Hala Targowa indoor market, Saint Vincent Church, Ossolinski Institute, and the University of Wroclaw. Finally, return to your starting point with a camera full of photos and a mind full of knowledge!

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

5. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

Drive through Wroclaw in an electric car and discover the history and attractions of the city in a comfortable and environmentally friendly way. Start the tour at the Market Square, one of the largest flower markets of Wroclaw. First, explore the area surrounding the marketplace, starting with the Jewish quarter with the White Stork Synagogue, then continue on to St. Elizabeth’s Church, home of the famous Wroclaw dwarfs and the large butchers’ stalls with a copper monument to the animals. See the old city jail and the University of Wroclaw with the Fencer Fountain. Learn more about the Wroclaw students before continuing on to the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. Admire the Matthias High School and Wroclaw Pier, which is the perfect starting point for a boat or gondola ride on the Oder River. Explore Cathedral Island and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where you can see the Baroque Chapel of St. Elizabeth and the Elector’s Chapel. Drive over the Peace Bridge and take a look at Grunwaldzki Bridge and the Water Tower. Afterwards, see the Iglica, which represents the landmark of the city together with the Centennial Hall. At the Pergola, find a multimedia fountain with water displays late into the night. Then, head back along the Oder promenade, passing by Gondola’s Bay and the National Museum. Drive along Szewska Street to St. Mary Magdalene Church and hear the legend of the Poor Sinner Bell and the Witches’ Bridge. Head down Świdnicka Street and past Wroclaw Opera to return back to the marketplace.

Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

6. Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

Discover the historic city of Wroclaw with its dark sides, secrets, and long-forgotten stories from the past. Start the tour at the market square and learn the history of the altar houses and the huge globe monument. Find out where the mysterious tunnel under the market leads. See the salt market then head towards the Cathedral Island, overlooking the beautiful, old Wroclaw University. On the way, your guide will answer all of your burning questions about the many statues and monuments that you pass. Learn about the German occupation of the city, when the town was named Breslau. Hear stories about Hitler's impact in the city, the history of WWII, and what happened to the 60 German monuments at the end of the war. From the pier, admire the beautiful view of Cathedral Island and its architectural masterpieces. Visit some of the most beautiful Gothic buildings and churches in the city. At the end of the tour cross over the Lessingbrücke and walk along the Oder Promenade. The tour ends at the Witches Bridge and the Maria Magdalena Church where you will find out about the many crimes that took place there.  

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

8. Wrocław: Short City Walk and Cruise

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your walking tour with a wander to the city's market square where you can admire the biggest flower market in Wrocław. Next, you will visit the picturesque St. Elizabeth Church, where you can see the famous copper dwarfs, as well as the memorial to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You will then pass by the old city prison on the way to Wrocław University, and can learn more about the students of Wrocław as you pass by Fencer's Fountain. You will continue on to the former Matthias School and its Baroque garden, before seeing the old Market Hall and Wrocław Cathedral. You can admire Cathedral Island from the Odra river, and enjoy the views from the bridge as you stroll along the promenade. The short walking tour will end with a cruise on the river Oder on a passenger ship. You will sail for 50 minutes towards the zoo, before returning back to the port. The ship includes a bar, three decks for passengers, and one deck with sun lounges. Onboard you can enjoy beer, wine, coffee, as well as various sweet goods. During the cruise, you can admire beautiful views along the Oder River. You will pass Cathedral Island, the Grunwaldzki Bridge, the National Museum, the Water Towers, and Wrocław Zoo. Your guide will also inform you on the inland waterway transport system, as well as various monuments as you pass them. Your trip will then end at the marina in the city center.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

9. Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

Get to know Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, on a 3-hour walking tour that introduces you to its history and culture. Explore the most beautiful and noteworthy monuments of Wroclaw, starting in Market Square (Rynek) where the unique beauty of the late gothic City Hall is truly worth seeing. Strolling through the medieval streets, come across the university campus where the main assembly hall is a striking example of beautiful Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times. The tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as well as many churches and cloisters, which lend the area an extraordinary spiritual atmosphere.

Wrocław: 3-Hour Guided Tour for Children

10. Wrocław: 3-Hour Guided Tour for Children

Wrocław is known for its small dwarves, which can be seen throughout the Old Town. Take your children to experience the city through their eyes, as the funny dwarves tell the city’s history. Start at the Market Square, near the Old Town Hall of Wrocław. Explore the square and search for the Breslau dwarves who guard the city’s attractions. Visit the headquarters of the dwarves at Saint Elizabeth’s Church. From there, visit the famous copper animal statues at the Alte Fleischbänke (old meat market). Then head towards the university before making a quick stop at the fencing well. At the end, you will arrive at the Market Square again and finish the guided tour at the lollipop factory. After visiting the lollipop factory, you can go to the model railway and take the steamboat to the zoo, at your own pace. 

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What people are saying about Market Square, Wroclaw

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 338 reviews

It was a thorough tour through the city. Many good stories, some prepped material to look at, the guide even took pity on us with the hot weather and took explanatory pauses in the shadow wherever possible. I loved it.

The trip was very nice. The guide was very friendly and knows answers to all our questions. It was fun riding the scooter. We would book the trip again ☺️ It’s such a good and comfortable way to see Breslau.

Really interesting, with a very helpful and knowledgeable guide! With thanks to a local expert with fluent English, we got to apprecaite so much more than if we were self guided!

Luka was 100% involved and with the guests! Great knowledge paired with great empathy! The city tour was a lot of fun and brought me closer to the city. Lovely again!

Natalie was a great guide! 5 stars for her, great guide!!!