"Old Town Hall" Old Town Hall - Ratusz Tip by german_eagle

Old Town Hall - Ratusz, Wroclaw: 13 reviews and 35 photos

  Eastern facade of the old Town Hall
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  • Eastern facade of the old Town Hall - Wroclaw
      Eastern facade of the old Town Hall
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  • details of the eastern facade - Wroclaw
      details of the eastern facade
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  • oriel at the southeast corner - Wroclaw
      oriel at the southeast corner
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  • southern facade of the old town hall - Wroclaw
      southern facade of the old town hall
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  • western facade of the old town hall - Wroclaw
      western facade of the old town hall
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The old town hall is *the* landmark of Wroclaw and arguably one of the most beautiful medieval/early Renaissance buildings at all. The oldest parts date back to the 13th century but it got its final shape in the 16th century. Nowadays it hosts the City Museum and restaurants.

You get the perfect photo from the southeastern corner of Rynek: view of the gothic eastern facade with the astronomical clock from 1580, the magnificent oriel at the corner and finally the beautiful southern facade with an amazing variety of medieval sandstone embossments. Right below its oriel in the middle is the entrance to one of Wroclaw's best known and traditional restaurants, Piwnica Swidnicka.

The entrance to the City Museum is on the western side of the old town hall.
Opening hours and days:
Wednesday to Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
I didn't have time to visit this museum, so unfortunately no opinion. According to the guide books etc. it must be worth the time, though.

Address: Rynek - Ratusz
Website: http://www.mmw.pl/english/museum/city.php

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 29, 2009
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