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Wroclaw Town Hall

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  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
  • Free
  • 1 hour or less

An ancient building which has become a symbol of Wroclaw

Rynek, 50-996 Wrocław
Piwnica Swidnicka, a restaurant in the basement, promotes itself as the oldest restaurant in Europe. It features absolutely unique atmosphere and is a must to visit – at least to have a coffee.

The Old Town Hall of Wroclaw stands right in the middle of the Market Square (Rynek), the main square of the city. This is a unique building because it is perhaps the longest built construction in Poland. It took 250 years, starting from the end of the 13th century, to develop this Town Hall. It finally obtained its modern look only in the late 15th century.

 

If you haven’t seen the Town Hall, you haven’t seen Wroclaw at all. By the way, if they say there is no time machine, just come here. This ancient Gothic building makes you feel like in a fairy tale long time ago. It is the case when you cannot just have a glance, make a couple of pictures and go ahead. Here you have to stand an stare for a little bit, enjoying the unique Medieval atmosphere this building creates.

 

You should come here at least twice a day, because the Town Hall is very different in the daylight and at night, when highlighted by numerous lights. In addition, on the eastern facade it features an astronomical clock. Some people say it is a bit similar to the famous one in Prague. Though, this one is really smaller and less popular among tourists.

 

The Town Hall does not fulfill any political functions anymore. Today it offers a large event hall where different city events are frequently held, an interesting museum (note for the budget travelers: the entrance to the museum is free), and a restaurant in the basement (it is a bit pricey, though every tourist who was there loved it).



Opening hours

10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Trams 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 24, 33.

Buses D, K, 103, 132, 142, 149, 435.

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