Wroclaw or Breslau in German, is the fourth biggest city in Poland, located in west Poland, close to the German and Czech boarders. The city suffered severe destruction during the Second World War, in 1945 but was successfully rebuilt.
Right next to the huge Market Square, there is another smaller square, Solny, colourful as well, where the flower market is located. St. Elizabeth’s church is also around the corner.
If you have an observant eye you are likely to notice tiny dwarfs (krasnale in Polish) all around the city. Those tiny figures first appeared in Wroclaw in 2005 and by now there are more than 350 on its streets. Dwarf hunting is very popular for tourists visiting Wroclaw and there is even a smartphone app helping you to find them all!
Ostrow Tumski or the Cathedral Island in Oder river is the oldest part of the city. You can get there after a short walk from the Market Square. The main attractions on the island is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist,famous for its stained glass windows and the bridge connecting it to Piasek island that is covered by love locks.
The Oder river islands area is a quiet part of the city but really worth a walk, who knows, you may even discover some gnomes around.
If you happen to be in the Ostrow Tumski area in the evening and with some luck you may see the lamplighter in his cape and top hat lighting the gas lamps in the area.
If you are plammimg a trip to Wroclaw the most convenient area for accommodation is the Old Town (Stare Miasto) as you will be in walking distance from all the main sightseeings. You can get to Wroclaw by plane (Ryanair and Wizzair operate in Wroclaw airport), train or bus. I tried a polish company, Polski Bus and it was a pretty good and super cheap option.
It is the perfect destination for a 2-3 day trip if you happen to be in Krakow, Warsow, Poznan, Berlin, Dresden or Prague and you will not regret visiting this pretty polish city!