Is Wrocław one of the most gorgeous cities in Poland?

It probably is. In fact, it may even be one of the prettiest cities in the entire world (along with Bergen, of course).

Just take a look at this:


This year, Wroclaw is the European Capital of Culture for 2016. Wroclaw is considered the Venice of Poland (laced with canals and gorgeous architecture) and has plenty of things to do any time.

Here are five things our friends at Chimes, who are organizing the New Neigborhoods festival, suggest you do in Wroclaw.

1. Song of the Goat Theater

A world-class theater with an international cast and highly ambitious artsy productions (that also travel the world over) all in Wrocław? Yes.

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The wonderfully named Song of the Goat Theater, established 20 years ago, really pushes the boundaries of modern theater. Director Grzegorz Braal really loves to push his actors hard and far to provide high quality interpretations of classical theater (but not only).

They offer intensive master classes in a variety of dance and acting techniques and regularly ‘take the show on the road’, performing in London, China, Brazil and many more countries.

2. Bernard

This is definitely our recommendation on where to eat in Wrocław.


Tasty food made from local ingredients, fantastic service – what more could you ask for? They even brew their own beer – it’s a good lager – and make interesting cocktails based on it (worth a try).

Plus, it’s located right on Wrocław’s main square. Be sure to make a reservation, as the place is full from morning until evening.

3. National Forum of Music

Poland’s concert halls have seen a boom in the past two years and most of the larger cities have put a major effort into revitalizing their philharmonic halls.


Wrocław’s opened recently to great fanfare. It is an architectural and acoustic dream – it both looks intriguing and sounds fantastic inside.

What is particularly cool, however, is the fact that the NFM hosts not only classical symphony orchestras, but also soundscape events, a new electronica festival and much more.

4. The T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival

This is probably one of the best film festivals in this part of Europe, featuring a great lineup of films from around the world, accompanied by masterclasses by film greats like Agnieszka Holland or Ulrike Ottinger, loads of panels and even a few great concerts sprinkled in.


It is definitely one of the highlights of the calendar year in Wrocław and always worth a trip.

Make sure to mark your calendars for next summer already in anticipation of what’s sure to be a fantastic event. You can mentally prepare to never leave the cinema from morning until evening (though that might pose a health risk ? ).


5. Szajba

Tucked into a courtyard just near Wrocław’s city center, you will find Szajba, a great bar to grab a bite, get drunk, dance and hang out.


It’s small, eclectic and packed with young people looking to have fun.

The best part about Poland’s bar scene is that there is no curfew, so, if you need to dance the whole night through, you can! And this is a great place to do so. They also run concerts of great Polish bands once a month and maybe you’ll be lucky to catch one.

Oh, and it’s pronounced “Wrotsvaff”. True story.



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