Flights to Wroclaw
Situated on the Oder River, Wroclaw is the largest city in south-west Poland. Wroclaw has a long history that is hundreds of years old and you can find both historic and modern attractions when visiting.
Flights to Wroclaw arrive at the Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (airport code: WRO) which is 10 kilometres away from the downtown part of the city. Depending on the route, a flight to Wroclaw will take between 14 and 20 hours from South Africa, including layover times. KLM connects in Amsterdam and Warsaw, and Egyptair goes another way through Cairo and Munich. You can also get a 1-stop flight to Wroclaw through Munich with South African Airways or Lufthansa.
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The Tourist Attractions of Wroclaw:
The Raclawice Panorama is a large circular mural painting that you view while standing in the centre. It illustrates the Battle of Raclawice and is one of the main tourist attractions for Wroclaw. The Battle itself took place in 1794, and the painting was done to commemorate the 100th anniversary at the end of the 1800s. The Raclawice Panorama is on display at the National Museum.
A small island in the Oder River, known in English as Cathedral Island, Ostrwo Tunski is dominated by the large twin spired neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Some of the current church was built in the mid 1200s, but there has been extensive reconstruction due to damage in World War II. The rest of the island is also very historic and a popular place to walk around. You can access the island from Wroclaw via several bridges and roadways.
Located in a historic Renaissance 3-story building in Wroclaw, the National Museum collections focus mainly on artwork and cultural items. The Silesian collection is extensive but there are also numerous amazing contemporary pieces in another gallery as well. The art on display includes paintings but also sculpture, glasswork, and items such as coins and ceramics.
Park Szczytnicki is one of Wroclaw’s city parks where you can relax and walk through the wooded areas along shaded pathways. There is a very fine Japanese Garden area, and a 17th century wooden church in the park.
Located just outside the city Wroclaw Zoo was founded in 1865. Today there are more than 7,000 animals on display from 600 different species. There are big cats, elephants, monkeys and a very large reptile house. Outdoor enclosures hold small herds of antelope and giraffes too. Public buses, trams and taxis go to the zoo from the city so you should have no trouble getting there.
You’ll find swimming pools, water slides, a wild river ride, jacuzzis and a full fitness centre with sauna at the Wroclaw Aquapark. There are several restaurants at the park too so you can easily spend the whole day having fun with the family.
When Should You Visit?:
It’s comfortable in Wroclaw all year long though the winters will fall to close to freezing during the day. That would be December through February. Summers are more ideal for travel though July can be a little hotter at 25C (78F). But May, June, August and September are closer to 21C (70F).