Lower Silesia Province Culture & history

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

This moving tour takes you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to experience the full impact of this harrowing site: a worldwide symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz- Birkenau was the largest concentration and extermination camp established by the Nazis during World War II. A guided visit of both sections, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, will let you understand the site in its entirety. See the camp's fortified walls, barbed wire, railway sidings, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers, and crematoria. All this will help create a deeper understanding of the infamous project of the Holocaust, as well as the Nazi policy of mass murder and forced labor.

Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

2. Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

Explore the beauty of Wroclaw while traveling by electric vehicle to see the city’s most interesting spots and landmarks using comfortable and convenient transportation. Discover the capital of Lower Silesia, taking in sights you would normally see on a 6-7 hour traditional walking tour. Learn about the history of the city and enjoy routes prepared by licensed tourist city guides developed especially for the tour. Enjoy free time to discover the two most important places on the sightseeing route: Cathedra and the Multimedia Fountain Show before being dropped back off in Wroclaw's charming old town.

Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

3. Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

The Church of Peace in Świdnica is the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th Century amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Książ is the third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395 meters above sea level, the castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such a location corresponding to the size of the building is rare in Europe. In 1943, Hitler’s paramilitary organization had stormed into the castle and began to construct one of the most important quarters for Adolf Hitler. Complex Osówka is part of a construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets. Discover Hitler’s last and biggest quarters in Lower Silesia.

From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

4. From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

This full day tour takes you from Wrocław to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, which were used by the Nazis as forced labor and extermination camps during World War II. Over a million men, women and children lost their lives here or were forced to work in extreme conditions. These concentration camps have since become enduring symbols of the Nazis' brutal policy of Jewish and minority extermination. To fully understand the human tragedy that unfolded here, you'll learn about daily camp life and visit the former gas chambers and crematorium. Additional exhibits will help you take in the setting and learn about the Holocaust's legacy. It's a history lesson you'll never forget.

Wroclaw: Guided Food, Drinks, and History Tour

5. Wroclaw: Guided Food, Drinks, and History Tour

After gathering with your group, your gastronomical tour of Wroclaw will begin. This tour will show you how Wroclaw is a microcosm of Central European culinary tradition and history. You will visit 4 charming venues that will provide an important setting for the history of Wroclaw and Poland, as well as delicious food and drinks. As you devour the various tasty dishes, your guide will tell you about the interesting and fascinating history of the city. This a fantastic opportunity to discover the culture of the country through its culinary traditions, while meeting and socializing with other fellow travelers.

Wroclaw: University Baroque Tour

6. Wroclaw: University Baroque Tour

In 1702, Emperor Leopold I, King of Bohemia, created a university in Wroclaw as a School of Philosophy and Catholic Theology. It was a time of a so-called counter-reformation, launched by the Catholic church to gain believers that had converted to Protestantism a century earlier. In this “fight for souls,” architecture and art played a very important role. The aim of this tour is to explore one of most precious edifices from the Austrian period - the University of Wroclaw. Admire the grand Baroque ceremonial hall, which hugs the banks of the River Odra, and was named after the school's founder, Aula Leopoldina. Get panoramic city views from the Mathematical Tower.

Best of Wroclaw 3-Hour History and Culture Walking Tour

7. 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.

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

8. 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.

Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

9. Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and drive first to Project Riese which takes around 1.5 hours. It is a very nice ride through mountains and countryside.  Once you arrive, explore the Project Riese site. Learn how Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion. See the Osówka site which is called the Underground City. Then you can pause for lunch, or your driver can take you straight to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp, a German network of Nazi concentration camps built and operated during World War II. The main camp was located in the German village of Gross-Rosen. At its peak in 1944, the Gross-Rosen complex had up to 100 sub-camps located in eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia, and on the territory of occupied Poland. The population of all Gross-Rosen camps at that time accounted for some 11% of the total number of inmates incarcerated in the Nazi concentration camp system.  In the museum you will watch a short film about the camp and then you will have up to 2 hour to see the indoor and outdoor exhibition before your driver takes you back to your hotel in Wroclaw.

From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

10. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful places in Lower Silesia. First, explore Ksiaz Castle. This is the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. For more than 400 years it belonged to one family, the Hochbergs, one of the richest and most famous families in Europe.  After you have explored the castle and grounds, your driver will take you back to Church of Peace in Swidnica, a journey that takes around 20 minutes. Thousands of tourists have visited the church, which is unlike anything you've seen before. With a unique history and aesthetic, it's a must-see for everybody who visits Wroclaw! After your day of exploring, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 240 reviews

We were picked up by Pawel from our hotel and we’re driven in a sedan instead of the usual bus. Our guide provided an interesting and varied commentary. We were shown by our guide to various entry points and then left to enjoy the tour around Ksiaz castle with an excellent audio guide. The visit to the Tunnels at Osowka were the least interesting being very dark and with uneven flooring. We had audio guides in English but a torch or headlamp would have helped. We were with a large group of Polish students. The castle and the the church of Peace were the highlights and a great tour guide who was a history buff. Highly recommended.

I can only recommend this tour if you want to see, for example, the Centennial Hall in addition to the city center and don't have enough time to visit everything individually. The driver was very friendly and also spoke German, the information came over loudspeakers, but they were difficult to understand in the rear area of the vehicle with background traffic noise. There are also 3 sightseeing stops, at the Cathedral, the Centennial Hall and the Baroque Jesuit Church.

Very professional, great historian, comfortable drive to and from Worcław, very organised arrival and tour.

Guide was really nice. Had a lot of knowledge and a lot of patience. Really recommended.

Great excursion, good driver. The excursion was very informative