Hear the history of Wrocław come alive, feel the city's vibrant energy and enjoy its highlights with our grand tour of all must-see sights. Your guide provides an in-depth view of Wrocław's remarkable architecture, rich culture and great atmosphere that make it a new favourite Polish city. Explore the beautiful capital of Silesia and see all the most historic sights well worth a visit. Find out why Wroclaw is now widely talked about and loved Central European city by the locals and visitors alike.
This tour features the most popular sights and also some hidden attractions off the beaten track. The tour is made up of two parts. In the first one you explore on foot the Old Town and Cathedral Island following the route of Wrocław City Walk. The second part of the tour includes a visit to the famous Panorama of Racławice, an impressive 120m-long painting that depicts the legendary victory of Polish troops over the Russians during the uprising of 1794 to defend Poland’s independence. In fact this is one of the last remaining panoramic paintings in the world. The next stop on the tour is the complex of the Centennial Hall (Hala Stulecia), a pioneering achievement of modernist architecture dating back to 1913 and recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The surrounding area features Wrocław's biggest public park with the Japanese and Zoological Gardens. In a picturesque setting and relaxing atmosphere in the spring-to-summer months we also enjoy a musical fountain show before returning to the city centre to conclude the tour.
Wrocław for Walim, a small town situated at the foot of the Sowie Mountains. During the Second World War Lower Silesia, then a territory of Nazi Germany, was dubbed "the shelter of the Third Reich". Therefore it was a perfect location to carry out secret plans of unprecedented strategic importance to Hitler's regime. Between 1943 and 1945 the Nazis built a huge underground complex in the Sowie Mountains under the code-name ‘Riese’ (Giant). Its purpose and actual size still remain unknown resulting in much speculation. The plans included construction of tunnels and large underground halls at several locations around the mountains. Was Riese complex a secret headquarters of the Third Reich's High Command or possibly a research and production centre of the wonder weapon?
The next stop during our tour is Gross Rosen Museum founded at the site a former concentration camp near the village of Rogoźnica. The camp was set up in 1940 and until the liberation in February 1945 a total of 125 thousand inmates from all over Europe passed through its gates. Take some time to view informative exhibitions of the camp's history, see the remaining facilities from WWII and reflect at a moving memorial to the prisoners who perished at this atrocious place.