Although we usually prefer exploring cities during spring and summer trips, Wrocław has a lot to offer in winter, as well. Ice rinks, museum, unusual galleries and attractions for both children as well as adults are crowded during winter months in the capital of Lower Silesia. One month before Christmas, the Market Square and adjacent streets are full of wooden stalls and Christmas decorations because of Christmas Market, which is actually an extremely popular event.
Ice rinks in Wrocław – addresses, opening hours
The most distinctive form of entertainment in winter is ice-skating. There are several ice rinks in Wrocław, some of them are seasonal and available in popular locations in the city. Below, we have collected addresses and opening hours of Wrocław ice rinks.
- Orbita Wrocław Ice Rink – 34 Wejherowska
A roofed ice rink with a skates rental, opened from 5 October 2015 till the end of April 2016.
- Spiska Wrocław Ice Rink – 1 Spiska
A full-sized artificial ice rinks with a rental, opened from 5 October 2015 till the end of April 2016.
- Stadion Wrocław Ice Rink – 1 Śląska
An outdoor ice rink by the Municipal Stadium. Opened from 6 December 2015 till the end of February 2016.
- Pergola Ice Rink by the Centennial Hall – 1 Wystawowa
A 900 m2 ice rink located by the Centennial Hall, after nightfall, the audio setting is synchronised with the Multimedia Fountain.
Every day: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wrocław – where to go sledging?
Especially those who have small children in their families will want to make use of snow and go sledging as soon as winter comes. Wrocław is full of small hills which are perfect for it – but remember to pick safe spots with no rocks, trees or ice.
Here is a list of places in Wrocław where you can go sledging safely:
- Stanisław Tołpa park (Nowomiejska St.)
- hill by Ikar Boulevard
- “Kilimandżaro” in Chopin Street
- Guerrilla Hill
- Popowicka Mountain
- Gajowickie Hill
What to see in winter?
Winter is a great time to visit museum, galleries and other exhibitions. You do not have to choose clichéd museums – the National Museum, Wrocław Contemporary Museum or Racławice Panorama – Wrocław has many unusual, modern exhibitions which everyone, regardless of the age, will find attractive.
One of such places is Kolejkowo, a huge scale model depicting the most interesting structures in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, located in the building of Świebodzki Station, only 800 metres away from the Market Square. Equally interesting is the recently opened Hydrarium, a modern multimedia centre of knowledge about water. What is more, Afrykarium, a large complex showing the underwater world of African coasts, is popular both with children as well as adults and is located in Wrocław ZOO. Enthusiasts of vintage cars will surely fancy what the Museum of Motor Vehicles, located in the Topacz castle in Ślęza, has to offer. You can reach it by bus in less than 20 minutes.