9. Wroclaw Private Old Town Guided Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the main entrance of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Ostrow Tumski and enjoy your fully private walking tour.
Discover the ancient city of Wroclaw. Over the centuries, the city has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany and has been part of Poland since 1945 as a result of border changes after World War II. With those visible reminders of Czech, German and Polish rule, Wroclaw has become a truly modern European city, and one that you simply must experience for yourself.
Begin the tour with a visit to the 13th-century cathedral of St. John the Baptist with its vertiginous twin towers, located on Ostrow Tumski Island, the oldest part of the city.
Cross a bridge over the Oder River and enter the Old Town. More than 100 road bridges and footbridges pin together the riverbanks in Wroclaw – the only places where you’ll find more are Venice, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Hamburg. Stop by Wroclaw University with its the most representative part Aula Leopoldinum, a beautiful baroque hall designed by the famous Italian architect - Christophorus Tausch.
Continue down medieval cobblestone streets that lead to the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe, surrounded by old tenement houses. This is the city’s municipal and cultural centre, a place of happenings, concerts and performance art, lined with terraced cafes and restaurants. Be impressed with the huge late Gothic town hall and Its tower, housing the oldest clock tower bell, installed back in 1368! The town hall cellars are home to Piwnica Świdnicka, one of the oldest European restaurants dating back to 1273.
Head for neighbouring Plac Solny - Salt Square, known as the Flower Market.
Play dwarves hunting, one of the most popular activities for visitors to Wroclaw. These merry gnomes are simply ubiquitous around the city centre dotting doorways, alleyways and street corners, constantly underfoot but only seen by the observant.
Enjoy the most important places and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.