Things to do in Cathedral Island

Our most recommended things to do in Cathedral Island

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

1. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

Discover the beauty of Wroclaw during a 2-hour electric car tour. See many of the interesting sights and landmarks of the city in a convenient and comfortable way. The itinerary takes visitors to 30 of the most important monuments and attractions of the capital of Lower Silesia. Routes for the tour were prepared by licensed city tour guides and include places such as Saint Elisabeth Church, Jatki, the University of Wrocław, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Piasek Island, Piasek Bridge, Cathedral Island, Botanical Gardens, Saint Martin Church, and more. Commentary on board is available in multiple languages. The high-quality sound system in the electric car makes it possible to learn about the exciting history of the city in the language of your choice.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

2. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Mysterious Walking Night Tour

After meeting with your guide at the tour meeting point, your tour will begin. Starting at dusk, you will begin your thrill-seeking walk through the mysterious streets and squares of the city. You will tour Wroclaw's Old Town, which in the past had a rather bad reputation. Plundering, murder and debauchery were commonplace for the inhabitants of this area in the past. The biggest moral scandals, secrets of the city, reports from police chronicles and terrible stories and anecdotes await you on this night tour. With every step you will discover more and more about the dark side of the Oder metropolis. From the flower market, to the Jewish Quarter and to Liebich's height. Towards the conclusion of the tour, you will head in the direction of Cathedral Island, before your tour ends at the pier with a viewpoint over the cathedral.

Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

3. Wroclaw: Guided City Walk

Discover the diversity of this great city, its ingenuity, and its mixed legacy created by Poles, Czechs, Austrians and Germans. Your tour starts in the Market Square (Rynek), where you’ll be amazed by the unique beauty of the late Gothic City Hall. Strolling through the medieval streets, you’ll come across the beautiful university campus, where the main assembly hall is a striking example of the Baroque architecture from the Hapsburg times.   Continue on to wander through enchanting medieval streets and admire the variety of architecture styles on display. Throughout, your guide will tell you funny stories, quirky legends, and mysterious facts hiding behind each building. He’ll also point out for you the many gnome statues that make this city so unique. You’ll learn the story behind these gnomes and in particular, why there are so many of them.   Your tour concludes in the oldest part of Wroclaw, Ostrow Tumski. Located here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as well as many other churches and cloisters that lend the area an extraordinarily spiritual atmosphere. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions of where to go from here to complete your exploration of the city.

Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Wroclaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Wroclaw's Old Town with the help of a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. During 2-hour tour, you will explore the medieval Market Square and stroll down streets to admire colorful narrow buildings, tenement houses and the Gothic façade of the 13th-century Town Hall. Follow your guide to see the unique District of Four Denominations and reach the main building of Wroclaw University with its grand Aula Leopoldina (Ceremonial Hall). Keep a look out for the famous copper dwarves that were placed around the city as part of the anti-Communist Orange Alternative movement. Take the challenge and find them all! To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour option and admire extraordinary buildings hidden in Slowacki’s Park, such as the Panorama Raclawicka, National Museum or Museum of Architecture. Go further and see the fantastic Bastion Ceglarski, the old fortification right next to river. On the way, you will also visit St. Adalbert's Church. The best part of Wroclaw can be seen in the 4-hour tour. The piece de resistance of sightseeing is the oldest part of the city with its magnificent cathedrals, buildings and atmosphere. It’s called Cathedral Island or Ostrow Tumski. It has few islands (Slodowa or Piasek Island), the lovely Tumski Bridge, churches, the Arcibishop’s Palace and the amazing Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Walk inside to see baroque chapels and its rich interior.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

5. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour by Electric Car

Drive through Wroclaw in an electric car and discover the history and attractions of the city in a comfortable and environmentally friendly way. Start the tour at the Market Square, one of the largest flower markets of Wroclaw. First, explore the area surrounding the marketplace, starting with the Jewish quarter with the White Stork Synagogue, then continue on to St. Elizabeth’s Church, home of the famous Wroclaw dwarfs and the large butchers’ stalls with a copper monument to the animals. See the old city jail and the University of Wroclaw with the Fencer Fountain. Learn more about the Wroclaw students before continuing on to the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. Admire the Matthias High School and Wroclaw Pier, which is the perfect starting point for a boat or gondola ride on the Oder River. Explore Cathedral Island and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where you can see the Baroque Chapel of St. Elizabeth and the Elector’s Chapel. Drive over the Peace Bridge and take a look at Grunwaldzki Bridge and the Water Tower. Afterwards, see the Iglica, which represents the landmark of the city together with the Centennial Hall. At the Pergola, find a multimedia fountain with water displays late into the night. Then, head back along the Oder promenade, passing by Gondola’s Bay and the National Museum. Drive along Szewska Street to St. Mary Magdalene Church and hear the legend of the Poor Sinner Bell and the Witches’ Bridge. Head down Świdnicka Street and past Wroclaw Opera to return back to the marketplace.

Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

6. Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

Discover the historic city of Wroclaw with its dark sides, secrets, and long-forgotten stories from the past. Start the tour at the market square and learn the history of the altar houses and the huge globe monument. Find out where the mysterious tunnel under the market leads. See the salt market then head towards the Cathedral Island, overlooking the beautiful, old Wroclaw University. On the way, your guide will answer all of your burning questions about the many statues and monuments that you pass. Learn about the German occupation of the city, when the town was named Breslau. Hear stories about Hitler's impact in the city, the history of WWII, and what happened to the 60 German monuments at the end of the war. From the pier, admire the beautiful view of Cathedral Island and its architectural masterpieces. Visit some of the most beautiful Gothic buildings and churches in the city. At the end of the tour cross over the Lessingbrücke and walk along the Oder Promenade. The tour ends at the Witches Bridge and the Maria Magdalena Church where you will find out about the many crimes that took place there.  

Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

7. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Bike Tour in English, German or Polish

Hop on a well-maintained and stylish bike for a guided three-hour tour of Wroclaw. Avoid tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic while benefiting from the knowledge of an informative guide.  During this tour you will be able to admire the impressive baroque architecture of Wroclaw's Old Town, which was carefully reconstructed following WWII, check out Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city, and visit Centennial Hall, an architectural masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Besides these sites, your tour will take you to the Main Square, Old Town Promenade, Jatki, Spiż monument of animals for slaughter, Old City Prison, University of Wroclaw, Swordsman Monument, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Polish Hills, Grunwaldzki Square, Zwierzyniecki Bridge, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, Iglica, Szczytnicki Park, the National Museum, the House of Old Stock Exchange, and the Salt Market.

Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

8. Wroclaw: Old Town Walking Tour With a Local Expert

Discover Wroclaw, a city with more than a thousand years of history, which has changed its name more than thirty times. Throughout the centuries the city was under the Polish, Bohemian, Habsburg and German authorities. This tour provides an overview of Wroclaw, which can serve as an encouragement for you to explore the city on your own. This tour is a classic itself and at the same time a solid introduction to the city. During this tour you get the chance to see the most important buildings and places in the city center – the Old Town Hall, the Market Square, the Salt Square, the Pillory, the Elizabeth Church, the Old Prison, the University’s main building, the Ossolinski National Library, the Market Hall and the oldest part of the city: the Cathedral Island. These places will help you get to know the rich and complicated history of the city and find out how Wroclaw has changed in the course of time.

Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

9. Wroclaw: Grand E-Scooter Tour

Meet your guide, choose your scooter and get a brief induction before you begin your tour. Pick up your helmet and your audio system, and start your fascinating journey. Head to Nowy Targ Square and enjoy an introduction to Wroclaw History. Ride to see the buildings of the Panorama of Raclavice, its huge panoramic painting, and Nationa Museum. Take a chance to ride along the Odra River and cross Grunwaldzki Bridge, the most picturesque bridge in Wroclaw. Behind the bridge, turn right and ride back along Odra River to the UNESCO-listed Centennial Hall, and take a short break for coffee or to use the facilities. Then, drive straight to Cathedral Island, the oldest part of the city. Move on to see the Hala Targowa indoor market, Saint Vincent Church, Ossolinski Institute, and the University of Wroclaw. Finally, return to your starting point with a camera full of photos and a mind full of knowledge!

Wroclaw: Guided City Night Tour

10. Wroclaw: Guided City Night Tour

The old town of Wroclaw is beautifully lit with numerous gas lanterns. All the lanterns are lit by hand each day with the Darkbreak of one "Latarnik", one after the other. This sets the scene for your picturesque and informative tour around the city of Breslau. Your tour will start at the market square, where you will meet your fun and informative guide at the entrance to the restaurant Schweidnitzer Keller, at the town hall. With your guide you will take a stroll around this picturesque market square, making sure to take a brief visit to the Elisabeth Church. Next, you will take a stroll in the direction of the university, en-route, take a stop at the Fencing Fountain.  Continue on your journey to visit such landmark sites as the old Matthias Gymnasium, the Baroque Garden, the Old Town Mart Hall, and the Sand Bridge to the Sand Island. On the way, you will also get to see the Dompanorma from the Schiffanlegestelle an der Oder. Next, visit Cathedral Island and marvel at its numerous churches and the Wroclaw St. John's Cathedral. Depending on the desires of the group, your tour will end at the Lessingsbrücke or at the dock, where the night gondola rides depart from.

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What people are saying about Cathedral Island

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I can only recommend this tour if you want to see, for example, the Centennial Hall in addition to the city center and don't have enough time to visit everything individually. The driver was very friendly and also spoke German, the information came over loudspeakers, but they were difficult to understand in the rear area of the vehicle with background traffic noise. There are also 3 sightseeing stops, at the Cathedral, the Centennial Hall and the Baroque Jesuit Church.

The e-car ride was an unforgettable trip around the most important monuments of Wrocław. The Lord, despite his young age, found in his stories a kind of pill of very interesting information, it was pleasant to listen to. With a clear conscience, I can recommend such an attraction to all those who want to visit the city of dwarfs and not get bored with it.

We recommend! It was a very varied, highly interesting city tour led by a competent woman for over two hours

Guide was really nice. Had a lot of knowledge and a lot of patience. Really recommended.