If you have time to discover not only Wroclaw, but also the Lower Silesia province, check out our 3 favorite attractions near Wroclaw!
3 attractions near Wroclaw
The highest mountain next to Wroclaw (718 m). It was the sacred place for Slavic tribes. The mountain has an impressive appearance due to its relatively high altitude.
On the way to the top (2.5 hours) you can find ancient cult sculptures. There is a hut atop the mountain where you can grab something to eat and drink. It’s a perfect place for a one-day trip from Wroclaw to enjoy the nature.
On the night of June 23/24 there is a huge student party on the top of the mountain. This party celebrates the shortest night of the year.
There is a bus connection from Wroclaw to Sobotka, a small town at the base of the mountain. You can also park your car there. Check out the craft beer called Sobotka Gorka made in the town.
One of the biggest castles in Poland is located in Walbrzych, 70 kilometers from Wroclaw. Its history started in 13th century and it was destroyed, rebuilt, and remodeled many times. For over 400 years the castle belonged to the Hochberg family, the German nobles.
At the end of WWII it was prepared to be a headquarter of Adolf Hitler and at the same time a part of the Riese Project – the underground complex of factories which were supposed to produce intercontinental missiles to change the fate of WWII.
You can visit the interior of the castle and the underground passages. To see other parts of the Riese Complex, check out Osowka, Wlodarz, Walim.
In 2015 explorers announced that they knew where to find a German train packed with gold from Breslau at the end of WWII. These rumors have not been confirmed. You can get from Wroclaw to Walbrzych by train within 70 minutes.
The highest mountain in Lower Silesia (1,602 m). The Polish-Czech border runs through the summit and you will see buildings which resemble a spaceship (Meteorological Observatory and a restaurant).
Ascending to the top takes 3.5 hours (from Karpacz Gorny). If you want to fill up some calories you burned on the way to the top, the most recommended option is a Czech restaurant called Lucni bouda. It’s at the same time the highest located brewery in Central Europe (1,410 meters).
If you want to stay longer in the mountains, stay overnight at Schronisko Samotnia – the wooden pearl of Lower Silesian mountain huts – and enjoy the sky full of stars and an alpine lake called the Small Pond.
There is a direct bus connection from Wroclaw to Karpacz Gorny.