Our trip to Wroclaw was also my first ever trip to Poland.
But it certainly won't be my last.
Whilst Krakow and Warsaw are the better known Polish cities, Wroclaw is arguably the prettiest. It is the 4th largest city in Poland and although 70% of the city was destroyed during WW2, it has since been restored to it's former beauty.
If you are looking for what to do in Wroclaw then you've came to the right place! We loved exploring this colourful city on foot, meandering down the cobbled lanes and walking through the impressive and vibrant main square. The city is steeped in history, yet the large student population brings it bang up to date with a healthy number of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
We've pulled together a quick guide on what to do in Wroclaw, as well as what to see, where to eat and our recommended hotels to stay in!
how long to spend in wroclaw
When it comes to exploring Wroclaw, you only need a couple of days and everything can be seen on foot, although the city's efficient tram system can come in handy after a long day of sight seeing!
where to stay in wroclaw
For accommodation, we would recommend staying in Wroclaw's old town as here you will be close to all the things to do, plus it's the prettiest and most central part of the city.
There are lot of hotels in. Wroclaw to suit every budget, from cheap hostels to luxury hotels. These are a few of our recommendations;
Top End: The Granary Hotel - The Granary hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel situated in a historic building dating back to 16th century. This hotel is beautiful; designed with exposed brick and stunning archways throughout the hotel, it also has a delicious fusion restaurant as part of it. Rooms here start from £101 per night and you can check availability here.
Mid Range: The Art Hotel - This hotel is set in a historic tenement dating back to the 14th century it stills contains many of the original details. Each room is uniquely furnished and styled elegantly and is, of course, finished off with artwork created by Polish artists. Rooms start at £72 per night and you can check availability here.
Budget Option: Moon Hostel - Moon Hostel is in a great location and has a mix of dorm rooms with ensures to dorms depending on what you are looking for. The place is really clean and staff super friendly, a really great option for the price considering rooms start at £34 per night. You can check availability here.
how expensive is wroclaw?
Wroclaw is a very affordable city to visit. Food and drink are inexpensive and accommodation is reasonable. It is far cheaper than Prague in neighbouring Czech Republic as you can get a pint of beer for as little as €1.50.
what to do in wroclaw
If you are looking for what to do in Wroclaw, then don't worry! You most certainly won't be bored as there are lots of things to see and do in this beautiful city.
Wander through Wroclaw's enchanting streets and you will no doubt stumble up on many of its treasures.
Visit Rynek, the main square in the centre of the old town is one of my favourite places. Surrounded by tall, colourful buildings and filled with bars and restaurants, it is a lively centre which you will fall in love with. There are various gothic styled churches to explore including the Church of St Elizabeth which has an 83m high tower offering views across the city.
There is also the Panorama of Raclawice, a 360 degree painting housed in a circular building which depicts the 1794 Battle of Raclawice.
Also be sure to visit Ostrow Tumski which translates to "Cathedral Island" and is home to the cathedral of St John the Baptist, one of the cites most enduring landmarks.
TOP TIP: If you are looking for a great breakfast spot then head to Central Cafe - the pancakes, bacon and maple syrup are to die for!
You will not be disappointed in this vibrant, multicoloured city. With less tourists than other more well known Polish cities, you can discover the charm of Wroclaw at your own pace. For me, it was a wonderful introduction to Poland and I can't wait to go back and see what else the country has to offer.
Wroclaw is a city which highlights the best of Poland, the food, the architecture and the overall vibe of the city made this the perfect weekend getaway.