In 2016 is Wroclaw the European Capital City. But what makes Wroclaw so special?
We made a list of the wonderful things Wroclaw has to offer as a city!
– Market Square
The medieval market square of Wroclaw is the heart of Wroclaw. It is one of the largest markets in Europe, with the largest town hall in Poland.
The town hall (in Polish Rutusz) is built in a late gothic style and is the eye catcher of the square! It houses a museum and a restaurant and there are concerts held.
And did you know there is a bronze fountain of a Asian black bear? It is 1.5 meters tall and weighs 270 kilos. Rubbing the bear’s nose is supposed to bring good luck.
– Bridges of Wroclaw
Did you know that there are only 3 European cities who have more bridges than Wroclaw? They are Venice, St. Petersburg and Amsterdam. Wroclaw has more than 120 bridges that connects the 12 islands on which the city is built.
The most famous bridge in Wroclaw is the Grunwaldzki Bridge. It is the longest bridge in Poland and is also called the Bridge of Freedom.
But the most loveable bridge in Wroclaw is the historic Tumskibridge. Lovers hang their locks on the bridge and throw away the keys, as a symbol of their eternal love.
There are many churches in Wroclaw, but the most impressive one is the cathedral of St. John the Baptist. This cathedral was built in 1272, and has a height of 98 metres. It has one of the largest pipe organs in Poland! You can climb the church and enjoy the beautiful view of Wroclaw.
– Wroclaw’s Dwarfs
Wroclaw’s Dwarfs are small figurines which first appeared in 2001 in the streets of Wroclaw. They were placed there to memorialize the Orange Alternative movement, an underground protest movement. There are special guided sight-seeing tours organized for dwarf-tracking. Currently there are more than 250 gnomes in Wroclaw!