We saw that a lot of times people ask the same questions about Wroclaw. That is why we decided to create a little overview with the most common asked questions about Wroclaw. For some, the answers might look very obvious, but keep in mind not everybody knows Wroclaw as good as you probably do 🙂
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Here the Frequently Asked Questions about Wroclaw:
In 1945 Wroclaw became Polish, when Poland‘s territory was shifted westwards.
Probably… The situation remains dynamic, but we are updating our post with all details frequently. This way to find out what the latest Wroclaw Christmas Market 2020 status is.
We made an overview where to find cheap flights to Wroclaw, including all available connections. Of course, during Covid-19 things change rapidly, but in our post on how to get to Wroclaw you will always find the best flight options.
Located very centrally in the old town but also around, we recommend the apartments from AirBnB. Here in our post on the best AirBnB apartments in Wroclaw we have hand-picked our favourites for you.
Absolutely. Contactless payments are most common, even for small amounts at a kiosk or the market. Only for public toilets, tip and probably some Christmas Market stalls we recommend to take some cash.
The answer is 95% no. For many years already, contactless payments via credit card are the most dominant option. Only for public toilets, tip and probably some Christmas Market stalls you still will need a bit of cash.
Die Antwort ist zu 95% nein.
Quite a bit. We have our whole website about that, and recommend to start with the 10 top things to see in Wroclaw which features the top sightseeing places in Wroclaw.
Well, most of the people definitely will speak English if you are in the tourist environment with restaurants, hotels and bars. In post offices and some other official places it might be slightly more difficult and you should be prepared to use hands and feet to communicate 😉
There is everything possible. A cold winter, especially in January, but also a really hot summer. We created a post about the best time to travel to Wroclaw where we provide recommendations for every month and show a picture of every month how it typically looks like.
This question came from a reader, but unfortunately we could not verify a response. We doubt it is allowed and never saw anybody swimming here in the Oder River, however be advised that there were some fatalities where people got into the water and drowned. So better don‘t.
Wroclaw is part of the Lower Silesia Region in Poland. In Polish language the name is Dolnośląskie.
The cheapest option is the public bus which costs 3,40 PLN (June 2020, around 0,75 EUR) – but it will take you around 40 minutes. The express bus takes only 30 minutes but will cost you 10 PLN. The fastest option is car, taxi or ridesharing app, more information about the cost and all options to get from Wroclaw Airport to the city is available here.
Wroclaw is a Polish city since 1945. During the Potsdam Conference the winners of the Second World War decided that Poland will shift westwards.
Of course there are multiple answers to that question. Check out our special coffee section with the most amazing cafes in Wroclaw here.
We recommend to use the WRM rental scheme – you can pick up these bikes all over the city and leave them almost everywhere. Best is that the first 20 minutes are free of charge! More information here in our post on the best options to get around in Wroclaw.
There are ticket machines at some stops, but not all of them. Then you just can buy the ticket with a contactless credit card inside of the tram. But don‘t worry, when you will get no paper ticket. How this all works is explained here in our post about how to get around with tram in Wroclaw.
We would say that depending on the duration of the tour, between 20 and 50 PLN sound fair. For tours up to 1,5 hours more towards 20-30 PLN and for two hour tours and more, something in range of 50 PLN will be much appreciated. Sometimes at the beginning of such tours, they will also tell you what comparable tours cost.
Actually that is a difficult topic. There are no free parking spaces in the city centre, but multiple paid options are available – for example at the National Forum of Music is a huge underground car park. If you plan to stay in Wroclaw, we recommend to book a parking space with your hotel. All our hotel recommendations in Wroclaw have options available.
Absolutely. Poland is one of the safest countries to travel to and the crime rates in Wroclaw for example is below the average crime rate of Germany – no worries 🙂
In good restaurants, a tip of around 10% are recommended.
For hotels, tips are not common.
In cafés, very often you will find a little jar. It won‘t be required but appreciated 🙂
If you go by taxi, around 10% are normal, but only if the service was really worth it. If the driver does not drive well, you don‘t have to feel bad to not give anything. However, it is much easier to use the ridesharing apps in Wroclaw, check this here out for more.