The city of Wroclaw is known as the city of goblins or the Polish Venice. However, a somewhat unknown aspect is the number of viewpoints that this Polish city has. For this reason, today we dedicate ourselves to discovering Wroclaw from above with our ranking of the best viewpoints. From dreamy sunsets to endless steps, they will allow us to enjoy the city from another perspective.
1. Church of Mary Magdalene – The bridge of the penitents
Located just 100 meters from the McDonald’s in the Plaza Mayor, the Church of Mary Magdalene dates from the years 1355-1360. The view from the small bridge that connects its towers is, without a doubt, our number 1. From there we can appreciate an incredible view that includes the City Hall, other towers on the horizon and even elves. In the middle of this walkway, we will find 2 goblins that represent the history of the viewpoint, known as the Bridge of Penitents. During the climb to the viewpoint, we will find the history in detail.
2. Wrocław University – Mathematical Tower
Continuing with our ranking of the best viewpoints in Wroclaw, we come to the North of the city, at the gates of the University of Wroclaw. This house of high studies represents the largest baroque complex in the country with 171 meters of extension. As part of the complex, we find the University museum, the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus and the Mathematics Tower, the only tower in this building. Said tower. It worked for many years as an astronomical observatory. After the 2nd World War, the Mathematics Tower was rebuilt and today it is an unmissable viewpoint.
Crowning the panoramic point we will see four figures that represent the 4 original faculties.
3. St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church
A few steps from the Main Square or Rynek, we will find the imposing church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Built at the end of the 13th century, beginning of the 14th century, it represented one of the most ambitious projects. Its tower had a needle, which reached 125 meters in height. After many fires and reconstructions, the current tower is about 90 meters high, in which we find the highest viewpoint in the city (from a church).
The panoramic point promises, but attention!. To access it, we must go through more than 300 steps to reach the top. The viewpoint does not have a maximum visit time, so we will have a place to take many photos or simply recharge our batteries after exercising. General admission costs about 10 zlotys, its hours are usually from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and it does not work during bad weather. Recommended.
4. SkyTower skyscrapper – An impressive view
A little further from the historic center, we will find the tallest building in Wroclaw: the SkyTower. Its construction began in 2007, with some ups and downs, and was completed in 2009. It is 212 meters long, has 50 floors and surprisingly, on the 49th floor, a viewpoint. From there we will be able to see, not only the city of Wrocław, but also the Trzebnica mountains, to the north of the city, the Sudeten mountains, to the south, and above all some unforgettable sunsets.
To access the viewpoint we must purchase a ticket that costs around 20 złoty that can be purchased on-site or at the following link https://bilety.skytower.pl/.
Visiting hours are from Monday to Thursday: 09:00-21:00 (last entry at 20:40), Friday and Saturday: 09:00-22:00 (last entry at 21:40) and Sundays: 10:00-22:00 (last entry at 21:40).
Important: The visit has a limited time of 20 minutes, including the entrance and exit of the viewpoint.
5. St. John’s the Baptist Cathedral
To finish our list of the best viewpoints in Wroclaw, we are going to recommend the tower of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Being the most important church in the city, it is located on the former island of Ostrów Tumski or Cathedral Island. It is the fourth church built in this location, once the Mongols withdrew from the city in the siege of 1241. It has two towers, one of which offers an exceptional panoramic point from where we can appreciate a large part of the islands that make up Polish Venice. Also, good news; It has a small elevator that makes it easy for us to reach the top. Open every day except Mondays.
Lastly, we want to know your opinion. Have you visited the viewpoints of Wroclaw? What is your favourite? Write to us in the comments! Your recommendations help other travelers from all over the world to plan their stay in the beautiful city of Wroclaw. Finally, if you want to know the places on our list of the best viewpoints in Wroclaw, do not forget to participate in our Free Tour in English through Wroclaw.