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  3. Wroclaw

Wroclaw: Guided Walking Tour of Fortress Wroclaw

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Get an impression of Wroclaw's tragic past and see historic photographs of the city during the battles at Fortress Wroclaw in 1945. Take a walk through Old Town and learn about its history.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • See the remains of the Fortress Wroclaw in the Old Town
  • Hear the background history and learn about historical facts
  • Explore five locations connected to the battles of Fortress Wroclaw
  • Cross the Grunwald bridge over the charming Odra River
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Embark on a historic journey through Wroclaw, a city that compared to other Polish cities, has a completely different history, and symbolizes the fascinating but at the same time the tragic history of the 21st century in Europe.

Meet your history guide at the market square in Wroclaw before heading in the direction of the beautiful Salt Square, where you could once find powerful anti-aircraft shelters. After a short walk, reach the Libicha Hill and be in awe of the immense concrete shelter, where the headquarter of Fortress Wroclaw was once located. Learn about the history of the enormous shelter located under the hill during the war.

Next, continue the tour to the main train station close by. Take a closer look at the beautiful historic station where the Germans once built a system of concrete shelters. Take a tram from the main station and head towards Nowy Targ and Ostrów Tumski. Both areas suffered the biggest damage from the war.

At the end of the tour, visit the Grunwald Bridge which was formerly also known as the Emperor's Bridge. When Wroclaw was under a siege, the square around the bridge served as an airport. Many houses in the area were demolished in order to build the airport. The bridge was severely damaged in the spring of 1945 but was rebuilt after the war ended.
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What’s Not Included
  • Cathedral lookout point (4 Euro/person)

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be at Market Square by the entrance of the restaurant Piwnica Swidnicka, located at Rynek Ratusz 1. Look for decorated writing and a massive wooden door.

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From US$ 126.31 Per group up to 20

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Wroclaw City Tour

Product ID: 210783