Old Town Wrocław

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Basic Information
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
2h 30min
Meeting point
Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with yellow umbrella!
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A city with a coat of arms composed of 5 different ones, reflecting 5 different historical periods. Over its history, the Wrocław has changed hands countless times: its founder was Czech, then it was conquered by the Poles. Later, it was taken back by the Czechs, who were then annexed to Austria. Then, Prussia took it from Austria, and then Prussia became Germany. And this is when World War II started… Sounds like a mess, right?

Because of all those processes and their location in the heart of Europe, British historian Norman Davies once described Wrocław as Europe’s microcosm. He said that everything happened on the old continent at some point happened here.

Walk with us through this charming city full of buildings that are silent witnesses to its long and complicated history. Wrocław is the key to understanding the complexity of Europe’s history. So, let us puzzle it all out together during the Old Town Wrocław FREE Walkative! TOUR.

On this 2h 30 minutes’ FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:

  • Main Square with its historical buildings, among them late gothic Town Hall

  • Solny Square – auxiliary market of old Wroclaw

  • Jatki (the old butcheries) and Prison Street

  • Ossolineum – one of the oldest Polish cultural foundation and publishing house

  • Wrocław University

  • Market Hall – early 20th century food hall

  • Ostrów Tumski (the oldest part of Wrocław) with John the Baptist Cathedral

  • and much more…! 

After walking around the Old Town we recommed taking World War II & Jewish Wrocław tour and Dwarfs & Communist Wrocław to understand the history of Wrocław better!

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, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
  • 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.

Conoce a fondo Wroclaw

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

Estupendo tour guiado por Liliana recorriendo el centro histórico de Wroclaw.

Todas las indicaciones tanto sobre los edificios históricos, anecdotas e incluso información adicional son de interés y muy útiles. Animo a cualquiera que se apunte y se deje guiar por la historia de esta ciudad


Best introduction to Wrocław

Rated 5 out of 5
2 weeks ago

I came for the wrist watch of Michał and stayed for his humor, historical knowledge and the superb structure of the tour. Could not imagine a better introduction to Wrocław. And yes, its a great first starting point to understand central European history. I actually learned something about my family history too. Dziękuję!


Outstanding history lesson in Poland’s best city!

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

Our guide Szymon (Simon in English) met us at the main square and proceeded to show us so many interesting things about his city of Wrocław. His knowledge of the history of the city started right there at the cathedral, showing us the lady swatting her drink husband with a shoe, above a beer hall from 1273. From there it only got better as he mixed history, architecture, folk tales, and most importantly humor, into our tour. He also blended his local recommendations into the tour as he has lived here a long time and knows where the best coffee, ice cream, etc is in the city. He also gave some off-the-beaten-path recommendations and suggestions for cuisine away from the overpriced main square. We have taken a lot of walking tours across Europe and Szymon’s was one of the best. We hope to return to the best city in Poland for the Communism tour some day soon and really hope that he is guiding it!


Nice walking tour

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

Our Guide Suzannah was fantastic.

A lot of information in very good English.

This tour is a must for everybody visiting Wroclaw


“Amsterdam” of Poland

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

We had one day stop (walk) in Wrocław, so we booked a guided tour around the old historical town. Our guide Michał was unique with his perfect English easy to understand and fun to follow.

It was knowledgeable walk at all chosen beautiful location.

We have now more information and knowledge of the history of the town and many stories to tell when we come back home.

I will tell my friends in Iceland 🇮🇸 about the city, the “Amsterdam” of Poland 🇵🇱

Ragnar Sær Ragnarsson

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