Dwarfs & Communist Wrocław

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Basic Information
Short Description
A tour about the unofficial symbol of Wrocław - the dwarves - and the associated to them movement of the Orange Alternative. On the tour we will also introduce you to the post-war, communist fate of the city. We head to the area around Świdnicka Street and further south to Kościuszki Square.
Total time
1h 45min
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Papa Krasnal statue on Świdnicka Street
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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!


During the tour you will see:

  • Fredro statue

  • Main market Square

  • Salt square

  • St Elisabeth Church

  • Statue of first dwarf on Świdnickiej street

  • … and much more!


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

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.

Excellent tour

2 weeks ago

My Dwarfs walking tour by Adam who is a local was informative and interesting! he shared a lot on the post-war, communist history in the country. highly recommend.


Dwarves galore

11 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

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This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour