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"The History..." Wroclaw Things to Do Tip by coceng

Wroclaw Things to Do: 443 reviews and 1,139 photos


Let's get to know the history of Wroclaw :
Up until 1945, Wroclaw was known as Breslau, and was one of the largest cities in Germany. It was part of Prussia (who had changed the city's name to Breslau from Wroclaw).
Large areas of the city were rebuilt from the war & the historic sections of the city were carefully restored.
So, as a result Wroclaw has one of the finest town squares in Poland, and the 14th century Town Hall, which came through the war without serious damage, is possibly the most impressive in the country. Wroclaw also has an impressive collection of huge churches, mostly along the River Odra (Oder).
Unfortunately, Wroclaw was also hit by massive flood in 1997; many buildings are still undergoing repairs for flood damage.

Wroclaw is the largest city in south west Poland.

The Bear Fountain.
It's in the Main Square, at the south side of the Town Hall.
Upon arriving in Wroclaw, I quickly walked to the Rynek (the Old Market Square), being tipped as larger than the Old Market Square in Krakow ! 15 minutes from the train station.

Directions: Wroclaw is in the south-west of Poland.
Walk about 15 minutes to reach the Old Market Square, the Rynek.

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  • Updated May 1, 2004
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