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Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland
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All reviews cathedral island gas lanterns lamp lighter narrow streets beautiful area st john the baptist botanical gardens nice walk old town boat trip odra river sunny day walking tour lamplighter bridge lamps dusk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up on the island whilst on a walking tour and were really impressed - the architecture and history is really impressive

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eoin84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The so-called Ostrow Tumski, or Cathedral Island as it used to be in the past; the oldest part of the city of Wroclaw. Now, due to the deviation of the Oder river, it isn't an island anymore but has still an important part on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit to Wroclaw the weather was mostly rainy, but this did not stop us from taking a nice stroll through cathedral island, we passed the bridge with padlocks and we then visited the big church located straight in front of it. When we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gabriele1989
Reviewed December 30, 2018

It's a small area, but I liked walking around it from Tumski bridge up to the church and then looking for the lamplighter!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tanky
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We took ourselves on a walk around the islands on a Sunday morning. Crisp and cold but sunny. It really is a lovely place. very pretty and picturesque. Couple of nice places for a coffee and the churches are exquisite! Lovely place to spend a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikeyd1976
Reviewed December 12, 2018

As you would expect from the name this island not only has the cathedral but several other churches as well. Cross over the bridge of love and you are in the quietest part of the old city. Well worth going back after dark to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Crossing the bridge of love, with all its locks, you are spoilt for choices of churches, beautiful old buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aeronaut65
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I firstly came to Wroclaw to study IT and I have to say, that it is the most beautiful place in this city. Even bridges are wonderful. It is without a doubt a must see on every trip to Wroclaw.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marek D
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Ostrow Tumski (better known as Cathedral Island) is the oldest part of the city of Wrocław It was formerly an island between branches of the Oder River. It’s main outstanding feature that rises above the whole area is Wroclaw Cathedral – St. John The Baptist...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seanie_13
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Cathedral Island ( Ostrow Tumski ) is without a shadow of a doubt one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of this magnificent little Polish city. Cathedral Island is surrounded by the beautiful Odra River and crossed by innumerable cute little bridges. The island...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 22, 2018|
Response from FRANCIS P | Reviewed this property |
We just went on Trip advisor and saw what was good to see down there. We also took a free walking tour that is offered at the TI
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Charly R | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t really a set time, it’s when the sun sets. If you google what time ‘dusk’ is, it was about 15 mins before that when we were there
May 5, 2018|
Response from Ewa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carmella there is no timetable, I came just before sunset and was walking around until I spotted him :)