Wrocław is a city with a name that scares people. At least, it scared us until we realized how you say it properly. In the beginning, we were even calling it using its old school german name, Breslau. And we are going to explore the city over the weekend, our first trip of 2015.
Like many cities in central Europe, Wrocław has a troubled past. It is the historical capital of Silesia and it changed hands repeatedly through out the centuries. At different points in history, Wrocław has been in the Polish Kingdom, Bohemia, the Austrian Empire, Prussia and then, Germany. Since 1945 the city is a part of Poland since Germany had its borders moved at the end of the Second World War.
Once we were researching about Wrocław, we found quite a few sightseeing places that we must visit. Below you can see our impossible list to visit in a weekend.
- Centennial Hall is an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture that was built when the city was still called Breslau back in 1913.
- Racławice Panorama is a monumental cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice, during the Kościuszko Uprising. We have to see it with our own eyes!
- Rynek, the Market Square of Wrocław is the heart of the city and it is one of the largest markets in Europe.
- Since we have to visit the Market Square, we must see the Wrocław Town Hall and the restaurant that exists there.
- The Wrocław Cathedral is also on our list of things to do and it must be beautiful covered in snow.
- And, of course, we want to hunt down as many dwarfs as we can!
We hope we enjoy Wrocław as much as we liked Poznan so we can come back there and see everything this city in Poland has to offer. Soon, lots of posts about Wrocław on Fotostrasse.
The header picture on this post is from David Corral and we found it on Flickr.