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Dwarfs & Communist Wrocław
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Total time
1h 45min
Meeting point
Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with yellow umbrella!
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What can you do when a regime you live under oppresses and controls every area of ​​your life? What can you do when censorship does not allow you to express your beliefs and feelings? How do you fight when the power fight against is simply too great to give you any chance of winning? Here in Wrocław … dwarfs became the answer.

Do you know that dwarfs are one of the symbols of the city? Did you know that it all started under communism? These were the days when first dwarfs started to appear in the streets of Wrocław – then drawn on the walls, today as small statues. What did and do they mean? Why dwarfs? Join our Dwarfs and Communism tour to fully understand how Communism shaped us Poles, but also how we managed to fight it back with laughter. Absurd and surreal thinking became powerful weapons in the struggle through the tough post-war days.

During Dwarfs and Communism tour, you will have a chance to learn about Wrocław between 1980 and 1990. Discover the story of the struggle against Communism, hope, and fun despite all odds. Be ready for an exceptional dwarf hunt. You simply can not miss it!

The tour is also available on request as a private tour – book by email.

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Look for a guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.  

  • Meeting point: Aleksander Fredro’s statue, next to Town Hall Clock Tower
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time. 
  • Language: English 
  • If more than 7 ppl: Please bear in mind that the tour you’ve booked is not a private tour.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Meeting Point
Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with yellow umbrella!

Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers. In the best interest of our visitors, we aim to keep our free tours relatively small (up to ~35 people in one group). Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.
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