In spite of, war damage, 70% of the buildings, Wroclaw has preserved many of them, either in the original condition, restored or rebuilt after the war. The distinguished ones include: the gothic Town Hall on the Market Square, gothic churches: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at Ostow Tumski (with its baroque chapel Elector, designed by Fischer von Erlach), St. Cross, the Parish Church of St. Mary on the Sand, a baroque group of main buildings of the University of Wroclaw with Aula Leopoldina, neo-gothic Centennial Hall (designed by Max Berg), a department store designed by Erich Mendelsohn, buildings of the ‘Workplace and House Exhibition’ (including the house of the design by Hans Scharoun).
When walking around Wroclaw we can run into...Wroclaw’s dwarfs! There are almost 400 of them in the tourist area around the city, and their presence isn’t accidental. Initially, anti-communist activists painted gnomes on the remaining stains of paint after inscriptions and slogans of ‘anti-socialist’ painted by the authorities of the PRL (Polish People’s Republic). The first one was painted in 1982. In 2003, Wroclaw authorities tried to make a dwarf as a symbol of the city and they succeeded. Today, there are urban games organized in Wroclaw which are all about tracking down the dwarfs. Also, you are given maps and routes that will allow help you find them. Currently, we see them as sculptures but they used to be paintings in the past. The sculptures even have their names and are taken care of by public institutions, companies, as well as private citizens. All figurines blend in the urban space perfectly. And what's more, artists from all over the country keep making new ones!
- Suggested departure time: 8:00 am
- Tour duration: 12 hours
- Sightseeing in English (we give a flag)
- The price per trip * applies to the cost per person and is given in Polish zlotys
- Possibility to pay in foreign currency (€, £, $) at the current NBP exchange rate
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- care of an English-speaking guide
- driving a high-class car with an English-speaking driver
- bottled water
- in-car WiFi
- passenger insurance
- for groups larger than 6 people, the service is priced individually
Krakow, one of the most beautiful Polish cities, has a long history of traditions which reaches back even further than a thousand years. Everyone who visited this city at least once will not forget the atmosphere of the old castle walls, the Wawel Hill with the dragon's cave, stretching just above the lazily flowing Vistula, a charming market with the outstanding St. Mary's Church and lots of greenery.
Krakow and Oswięcim
When in Krakow, you have to visit 70-kilometer away Oswięcim where the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp was used to be. In 1979, the camp was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a place associated with the Holocaust and mass genocide. Founded as a labor camp, it later became a place of terror and extermination.
Malbork – in the footsteps of the Teutonic Order
Since 1309, Malbork was the seat of the great masters of the Teutonic Order and the capital of one of the most powerful countries in medieval Europe. In 1997, the Malbork Castle was inscribed on the prestigious list of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. In the Gothic scenery of the former Teutonic fortress you can see collections of amber, military objects, architectural details or sculptures.
Kazimierz Dolny is one of the most valuable and charming places in Poland. This city is known for its connection with art and artists. Many painters have their own galleries and workshops here; there are also open-air painting workshops organized. Kazimierz is a unique place because of its cultural heritage and long tradition of painting, literary and creativity.
Lodz is a remarkable city located in central Poland, only a 90-minute drive from Warsaw, at the intersection of the main highways and central railway lines. The hamlet was first mentioned in the 12th century but its development occurred in the 19th century when the gord became a real power to the extent that it become the second largest and one of the richest metropolis in Poland.
Lichen and Niepokalanow
In Lichen there is the largest church in Poland, the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland. The church is located in the Marian sanctuary, an important Catholic religious center in the country. The building was built to commemorate the apparitions of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland from 1813 and 1850-1852.