How Safe Is Wroclaw for Travel?

Wroclaw, Poland
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Wroclaw is a city situated in the western part of Poland and is considered to be the largest one in the historical province of Silesia.

What is interesting to find out is that its population is most of all composed of students making it the most youth-oriented cities in the entire country.

As the city is located on the Oder River, it is unique in that it has 12 islands and 112 bridges.

The city center attracts visitors with its Old Town Promenade, Botanical Gardens, leafy waterfront which can be admired from cruisers and gondolas as well as the fountain which can be found in Szczytnicki Park.

Warnings & Dangers in Wroclaw

Overall Risk


Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and choose wisely your accommodation.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is very developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are claimed to be very safe. There is a wide range of secured applications and well-known companies available there that can meet your requirements and make you reach your destination in the safest possible way.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are no considerable natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you negatively.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities. They will take care of you and diminish as much as possible the negative effect it can have on you.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel the pressure from a person regarding a decision report it immediately and get rid of that person as soon as possible.

Women Travelers Risk


It is really safe for women to travel if taking all measures to stay safe. People are believed to be very open-minded, but still as everywhere in the world take all precaution measures for preserving your safety.

So... How Safe Is Wroclaw Really?

Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.

Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate in the most populated areas of the city and keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.

Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.

Even if it is claimed to be relatively safe there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night to not be visited however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.

These one could be easily found at the tourist information point together with a lot of more interesting and important updates related to tours, guides, experiences of any kind as well as the must-see and do of the city which will ensure you a safe and great trip.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Wroclaw Compare?

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Useful Information

  • Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
  • Currency - The local currency is the Polish Zloty.
  • Weather - The climate of Wroclaw is mild but generally warm and temperate and surprisingly it is considered to be the warmest city of the entire county.
  • Airports - Copernicus Airport Wrocław is a small airport that is located close to the city and has one passenger terminal and therefore a wide range of flights can be taken from airports located in close neighborhoods.
  • Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination, therefore, Wroclaw is not an exception.
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1 Review on Wroclaw

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    Paul W. says:


    I have family in Poland. My parents immigrated to the US back in 1983. I was born shortly after. We go to Poland every 5 years to see family. This is the city where we all get together since most of my family lives in this general area. I think it is a beautiful place to visit.

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