This Silesian masterpiece of a city is surely deserving of much more attention
Known as Breslau until the end of the war, it has been beautifully and painstakingly restored to its original glory in the decades since. Now, Polish membership of the EU has opened Wroclaw up to a new generation of admirers drawn to its churches, gardens and grand public buildings – and you can be among them.
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Rainfall: 582.8mm a year
Go to Ostrow Tumski in the evening for a real visual treat. The beautiful alleys and period buildings on these tiny islands in the Oder river are illuminated by oil lamps, giving the whole place a very romantic feel.
Must eat at:
Top-rated Novocaina, at 13 Rynek, is a plush Italian with a reputation for quality. Even if the food’s too rich for your wallet’s liking, it’s worth going for a cocktail and an ogle at the local smart set.
Must be there for:
You know that globalisation is here to stay when a UK-based club brand takes its mantra to Poland and makes it all work. Poland’s Creamfields has been going to Wroclaw every August for the last few years.
- Konichi-wa. So keen were the Japanese government that you should see the Japanese Garden, built in Wroclaw in 1913, at its very best, that they helped fund its recent restoration.
- For an authentic beer, head to Swidnicka Cellar where locals have been coming to drink for 500 years. Some of the originals may even be propping up the bar to this day...
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Poland.