Wroclaw Gnome Trail

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs everyday

  • Morning departure 10:00
  • Afternoon departure 14:00

Meeting Point

  • We meet at the Tourist Information at Rynek 14

Follow the Wroclaw Gnome Trail

Get to know each and every gnome that’s located on the streets of Wroclaw! Follow the Wroclaw gnome trail with a local and knowledgeable guide on this one-of-a-kind Wroclaw walking tour.

Browse dwarves’ profiles, check out new guys in town, and travel their paths as you discover the fascinating old town of Wroclaw. Get to know 300 gnomes that are scattered throughout the city, with more appearing all the time. Join the locals to enjoy these cheeky but charming little creatures. They are remarkably imaginative, and each represents a part of the city’s daily life or history. Admire the way they all have a profession to make a living: some of them are aeronauts or artists, others mountain climbers or bankers and musicians.

Meet your guide at the Wroclaw Cathedral and join your (very) small group on this extraordinary journey of locating gnomes. Locate some as they hide among the streets and narrow alleys, eluding the sight of passers-by.

Walk with your small group (there’s a max of eight people) through a winding maze of cobblestoned lanes, church spires, and vibrantly colored buildings. Pass charming historic monuments and medieval architecture with a private guide.

You’re sure to see the best of the old town and get plenty of personal attention as you focus on locating the famous gnomes of Wroclaw. Learn how dwarves came to Wroclaw and their daily habits and see ways to introduce your very own dwarf. Discover the streets of Wroclaw as your guide talks about “Papa Dwarf” the first dwarf to call Wroclaw home.

Discover what “Orange Alternative” is and how the dwarves became the symbol of the anti-communist underground movement. They used to meet in the ’80s to protest against the authoritarianism of Poland’s Soviet masters.

Admire the Town Hall and the Cathedral that overlooks the Market Square. Take in the impressive sight, with the decorative doorways and many spires and carved gargoyles looking down. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral to see things like the Hansel & Gretel Houses, Ostrow Tumski, and Centennial Hall.

Pass stately townhomes as you walk through cobblestoned streets and squares, hearing about Wroclaw’s history and architecture dating back to the medieval ages. Settle in for the last part of your tour discovering the Jewish neighborhood, Turnski Bridge, University, and the Old City Prison.

  • Chevron down Highlights
    • Get to know each and every gnome that’s located on the streets of Wroclaw!
    • Follow the gnome trail with a local and knowledgeable guide.
    • Browse dwarves’ profiles, check out new guys in town and travel their paths as you discover the fascinating old town of Wroclaw.
    • Join the locals to enjoy these cheeky but charming little creatures.
  • Chevron down Included
    • Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
    • Small groups of 8 or private tours
    • Walking tour
  • Chevron down Excluded
    • Transport back to hotel
    • Lunch
    • Site visits are not included