Dwarfs & Communist Wrocław

Basic Information
Total time
1h 45min
Meeting point
Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with yellow umbrella!
Walking tour
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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.

Additional Important Information
Ticket Message

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!

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Dwarves galore

Rated 5 out of 5
4 months ago

Lovely well paced walk around the beautiful city of Wrocław, viewing several of the dwarves, intertwined with the history behind them and communist Poland. Tour guide was knowledgeable, approachable, & had a good sense of humour. Would recommend.

Colin Mills

This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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