Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland and the capital of Lower Silesia. It is also considered at least as beautiful and splendid as its big sister Krakow. You can find out whether this is true when you land your SWISS flight at Wrocław.
The colorful facades of the old houses and town halls surrounding the central market square create a cheerful atmosphere and respect history. The citizens call this circle the Ring (Rynek), which winds around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe. As the center of the historic Old Town, this is a good starting point for exploring the various areas of Wrocław. The most famous landmark is directly on the market square: the Gothic Old Town Hall with the famous astronomical clock from 1580. In the spacious cellars of the Town Hall you can still eat well today in the "Schweidnitzer Keller", a restaurant that has been in operation continuously since 1275.
The hearty Polish cuisine together with a good beer from one of the many small and medium-sized breweries will give you the energy to explore the city. It is a short but beautiful way from the market place to the university quarter, through picturesque small alleys and small canals. Wrocław is built on 12 islands that have hundreds of larger and smaller bridges across the Oder, several smaller rivers and artificial canals. This is why Wrocław is often referred to as the Venice of the East.
The university quarter is the center of the local nightlife, but the 35,000 university students have also declared other parts of the city fit for the party. The Aula Leopoldina, a baroque masterpiece of the Austrian Habsburg rulers of the early 18th century, is one of the most impressive rooms of the university. Equally luxurious is the ballroom Oratorio Marianum. Much older is the mighty cathedral on the cathedral island, which dates from 1241.
The Botanical Garden right next to the cathedral offers space for peace and reflection in the middle of the city. Get a new perspective and take a boat trip across the river and canals from Wrocław. You can find many other sights and attractions that you would like to discover during your stay here. Enjoy your time on Wrocław and return home comfortably with SWISS flights.