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|Destination Airport IATA Code||WRO|
|Destination City Name||Wroclaw|
A picture postcard city of spires, bridges, museums, and gothic architecture, Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia on the banks of the Oder river is European gem. Soak up the culture and hunt for statues of dwarves in the city’s gardens and squares by day and at night throw yourself into Wroclaw’s buzzing social scene.
May to September is peak season in Wroclaw, with temperatures in the 20s and plenty of events taking place around the city. There are plenty of festivals in the Wroclaw, including the Good Beer Festival in May, the New Horizons film festival in July and classical music and theatre events in September and October. There is still plenty to do in spring and autumn, and shoulder season is cheaper and less crowded but winters are cold, with the average temperature around freezing.
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Copernicus Airport Wroclaw is located six miles southwest of the city centre. There are domestic and international terminals, with shops and restaurants. There are buses and coaches that take passengers into the city and taxis and rental cars are available.
Airlines that fly direct to Wroclaw are:
The city has an efficient bus and tram network and there are express coaches to the airport. It is possible to explore the historic centre on foot and there is a public bike sharing scheme.
Renting a car is a good way to explore the city and its environs. You can also sign up to the electric car sharing scheme, and users get to use bus lanes and have reserved parking areas around the city.
There are good rail connections to other cities in Poland from the city’s impressive station south of the city centre.
You can hunt for gnomes around the city centre. There are 300 or so characterful dwarf statues scattered around Wroclaw’s parks and squares, an unusual tribute to a 1980s anti-communist group. You can search for the statues or get a map from tourist information.
Cathedral Island north of the Oder is home to the stunning Cathedral of St John the Baptist. There is a lift to the top of the 90-metre high tower, which great views of the city.
Wroclaw’s most popular attraction is the Panorama Racklawicka, a huge 360° painting of the Battle of Raclawice, fought in 1794 between Poland and Russia, with the Polish army emerging victorious. The painting is housed in a cylindrical building, with other exhibits in adjacent rooms.
Get in touch with Polish culture on one of the food, vodka or craft beer tours that operate in the city, or get a different perspective of the city with a cruise along the Oder.