Old Town Hall of Wrocław


The Old Town Hall of Wrocław is one of the largest town halls in Poland. It stands at the center of the city’s Market Square and is one of the main landmarks of the city. Wrocław Town Hall is a fine example of bourgeois Gothic architecture. The building was developed over a period of about 250 years, from the end of 13th century to the middle of 16th century. The Old Town Hall's long history reflects developments that have taken place in the city since its initial construction. The structure and floor plan changed over this extended period in response to the changing needs of the city. The current form with ornaments on the Eastern and Southern facades dates from the late 15th. The Old Town Hall is famous for its astronomical clock from 1580 and the 66 metre high tower.


The building escaped relatively unscathed after World War II. After reconstruction work, in years 50th, it was re-opened as the Museum of Burgher Art. Tourists are allowed to see the splendid Gothic interiors of rooms such as the Burgher's Hall and the Great Hall, visit the Museum of City Art or sample fine beer at the famous cellar bar - Piwnica Świdnicka. 



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  1. I can't imagine how this so detailed, sharp photos are created. I am PS-challenged so i maybe will not be able to do a semblance of your photographs.

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  2. what a fabulous building and I loved the close ups of parts of it

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  3. Such a stunning building! I love the clock!

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  4. Stunning and so wonderful they've opened a museum so that the interior can be enjoyed as much as the exterior!

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  5. What awesome work on all these buildings. Never saw anything like them.

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  6. Those buildings are so beautiful! Lovely photos too :-)

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  7. incredible details! wonderful photos!

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  8. Thanks for linking up and sharing such gorgeous buildings!

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  9. Hi,
    Awesome pictures. Beautiful building.
    Have a great day!

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  10. Beautiful photos of these ancient clocks.

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  11. What a wonderful place - this building is amazing.
    Great shots.
    I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/shake-those-tail-feathers.html

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  12. Za każdym razem, gdy jestem we Wrocławiu podziwiam ten piękny ratusz. Bardzo ciekawie jest pokazany na zdjęciach. Pozdrawiam.

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  13. What a magnificent building! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. It's so awesome to see bits of the other side of the world.

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  14. Gorgeous! Fantastic details on the old town hall.

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  15. Wrocław jest piękny. Wydaje mi się, że te zdjęcia też były tam robione http://dmcstudio.pl/fotografia/galeria Też bym chciała sesję we Wrocławiu!
    Pozdrawiam Asia.

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  16. Beautiful ornamental building with exquisite architecture! Would love to see inside.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  17. wow wonderful. medieval looking

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
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  18. The facade is so ORNATE!

    ROG, ABCW

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  19. Such amazing ornamental work on the building. It's beautiful and has so much character.

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  20. Beautiful and such an interesting architectural style! By the way, I love big clocks, so thank you for posting them! Would be great to see you back soon at All SEASONS:) Have a great spring week!

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