The western Polish city of Wrocław (formerly Breslau) lies along the River Oder in the historic Silesian lowlands, where ever-changing international borders have created a fascinating blend of cultures. As home to the University of Wrocław and several other schools, the city boasts a young and well-educated population, with a focus on museums, arts, and nightlife. It’s also a center of Poland’s economy, with major industries including leasing, transportation manufacturing, and tech. Much of the running in Wroclaw is focused on the numerous rivers, canals, and former moats, with a fair bit of overlap owing to the city’s compact central core.
The best places to run in Wroclaw include paths along the River Oder, the Stara Odra, the Ślęza River, and the Kanal Powodziowy offer the best options. Wonderful parks for running include Szczytnicki Park and Grabiszyński Park. Get the best of all the routes with our Wrocław Runseeing Tour. Many of our routes, especially along the waterfront, can be easily combined and connected for lots of variety.
Central and Old Town Wrocław are easily walkable. Public transportation is a healthy combination of buses, trams, and light rail, automated by an “Urban Card” system. Taxis are notoriously unreliable and many international drivers licenses are not valid in Poland.