Special interest tours

 

Trip nr 1: Gothic and Romanesque Architecture

Szlakiem_zabytkow_gotyckichThe so called Polish Hill, the Gothic churches of Cathedral Island: the Cathedral (with the possibility of visiting the view tower), the Church of the Holy Cross, St. Giles church, St. Martin church, Sand Island with the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in the Sand and the moving crib, the Haus of the Virgins from Trzebnica, the nunnery of St. Ursula with the mausoleum of Silesian dukes from Piast dynasty, the story about St. Hedwig, the former butchery and the building of the medieval prison, the Basilica of St. Elisabeth, Market Square with the restaurant "Piwnica Świdnicka", the Town Hall and the pillory, the Church of St. Mary-Magdalene with so called Portal from Ołbin and the Bridge of the Witches.

 


 

Trip nr 2: Baroque in Wrocław

Wroclaw_miastem_barokuMarket Square with Baroque tenement houses, the former altarists houses "Hensel and Gretel", the houses around Salt Square, the main building of the University with the most splendid interior in Silesia: Aulą Leopoldina, Oratorium Marianum, University Museum with the view tower, Ossolineum - the former monastery of the Knights Hospitallers with the Red Star, University Library in the Sand, Baroque architecture of Cathedral Island – among others the chapels of the Cathedral.

 


 

Trip nr 3: Classicism and Modernism

Szlakiem_obiektow_klasycyzmu_i_modernizmuMarket Square with the building of Bank Zachodni WBK, Salt Square with the former Stock Exchange building designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, the former palace of Prussian kings, the Opera house, Partisans' Hill (Wzgórze Partyzantów) with its buildings, Centennial Hall (one of the best examples of Modernism, designed by Max Berg, the UNESCO World Heritage site), so called Pavilion of the Four Domes and the very modern residential estate constructed for the Exhibition WUWA in 1920-th.

 


 

Trip nr 4: Dukes from Piast dynasty in Wrocław

Sladami_PiastowNational Museum with the grave stones of Silesian dukes, Cathedral Island – the oldest part of Wrocław - a very important administration centre and dukes residence in the Middle Ages: the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (also the view tower), the Church of the Holy Cross, St. Martins church, Sand Island with the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the moving crib, the nunnery of St. Ursula with the mausoleum of Silesian dukes from Piast dynasty, the former prison and the butchery, Market Square.

 


 

Trip nr 5: Churches and monasteries

Wrocawskie_koscioly_i_klasztoryThe churches of Cathedral Island: St. John the Baptist Cathedral with the view tower and splendid Baroque chapels-mausoleums of bishops, St. Giles Church, the two-storey Church of the Holy Cross, Sand Island with the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the moving crib, Ossolineum – the former monastery of the Knights Hospitallers with the Red Star, the Dominican Church of St. Adalbert with the chapel-mausoleum of Blessed Czeslaw, St. Mary-Magdalene Church with the portal from Ołbin and the Bridge of Witches, St. Elisabeth Basilica.

 


 

Trip nr 6: Treasures from the former eastern provinces

Pamiatki_z_kresow_wschodnich_we_W-wiuThe famous painting "Racławice Panorama", the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in the Sand with the icon of St. Mary from Mariampol, Ossolineum - the former monastery of the Knights Hospitallers with the Red Star, at present the site of the Ossolineum Institute and the library with the priceless collections of books and manuscripts brought from Lviv, the University and its splendid Baroque interiors: Aula Leopoldina, Oratorium Marianum, Mathematical Tower and University Museum. Market Square with the monument of A. Fredro (brought from Lviv), the Dominican Church of St. Adalbert with the icon of St. Mary from Podkamień.

 


 

Trip nr 7: Defensive structures

Szlakiem_fortyfikacji_miejskichA walk along the promenade around the Old Town (the line of the former defensive wall), the moat, on the way beautiful parks and splendid buildings – for example the former Merchants' House (at present Doll Theatre), department stores in Świdnicka street, the Arsenal and others. Polish Hill – a former bastion, a picturesque view towards Cathedral Island, the remains of Oławska Gate, Partisans Hill – a former bastion, nowadays site of clubs and restaurants.



 

Trip nr 8: Islands and bridges

wycieczka-nr8A walk cross the Bridge of Peace (on the way a wonderful view of the suspension Grunwaldzki Bridge – the former Emperor Bridge) towards Cathedral Island (the Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Cross, the bishops palace), Cathedral Bridge (the Bridge of Lovers), Sand Island with the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the picturesque P. Włost Boulevard, Sand Bridge (the oldest in Wrocław), Malt- and White-tanner Islands (connected with modern footpath bridges, covered by beautiful parks, on the way you will admire stunning views of the University main building and the Ossolineum), University Bridge, Pomorskie Bridges.

 


 

Trip nr 9: Wrocław as a multicultural city

Wycieczka_nr_9Wrocław has been created and was inhabited by the members of several nations of various confessions. That has had a significant influence for the contemporary atmosphere of this city. District of Four Confessions: temples of four confessions – Evangelical, Roman-Catholic, Orthodox and the Jewish synagogue.

 


 

Trip nr 10: Jewish population

Ludnosc_zydowskaThe Jewish district with the Synagogue "Under the White Stork", Włodkowica street – the centre of the former Jewish district, the site of the not existing New Synagogue – burnt down during Crystal Night. The Jewish cemetery in Ślężna street - the burial place of the members of rich Jewish families, among others F.Lassalle – creator of the first labour party in Germany, J.F. Cohn – scientist, parents of St. Edith Stein. A visit to St. Edith Stein's house.

 


 

Trip nr 11: Parks and gardens

Wrocawskie_parki_i_ogrodyA walk through Cathedral Island, Botanical Garden with the multimedia exposition „Panorama of Nature", the geologic cross section of Wałbrzych coal-mining area and one of the largest collection of succulents in Poland. Zoological Garden – one of the oldest and largest in Poland. Szczytnicki Park (the largest and oldest city park in Wrocław) with the small wooden Church of St. John Nepomuk. Japanese Garden designed in 1913 and reconstructed in 1990-th. Centennial Hall (UNESCO) and the multimedia fountain. Additionally you can visit South Park (not very big, but one of the most beautiful) or the new created City Park.

 


 

Trip nr 12: The stories and legends of Cathedral Island and Old Town

Legendy_Ostrowa_Tumskiego_i_Starego_MiastaDuring a walk through Cathedral Island you will hear the legend about the mysterious head carved in stone in the Cathedral's wall, about the Silesian nooddle, the bold-headed angel on the monument of St. John Nepomuk and about St. Hedwig. We will visit also the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in the Sand with its famous moving crib. Afterwards you will also hear some stories connected with the Old Town, for example about the Bell of the Sinners, the Bridge of Witches, Wrocław's coat of arms and the Town Hall clock.

 


 

Trip nr 13: Dwarfs

Szlakiem_krasnali_wroclawskichTraditional tour combined with looking for and meeting the famous dwarfs. The fountain with dwarfs near Doll Theatre, the biggest dwarf "Major" in Świdnicka street, a little house near St. Elisabeth Church – the living place of all the dwarfs. A game "Looking for the Dwarfs".

 

 

 

 

Duration of an average tour 2-5 hours.

 

PRICES
Duration of the tour
Service in English
up to 1,5 hours
320 zł
1,5-5 hours. 420 zł
over 5 hours. for negotiation
Admission fees are not included