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Dwarfs and Communist Wroclaw Tour by Walkative

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

 What can you do when a regime you live under oppresses and controls every area of ​​your life? What can you do when censorship does not allow you to express your beliefs and feelings? How do you fight when the power fight against is simply too great to give you any chance of winning? Here in Wrocław … dwarfs became the answer.


Do you know that dwarfs are one of the symbols of the city? Did you know that it all started under communism? These were the days when first dwarfs started to appear in the streets of Wrocław – then drawn on the walls, today as small statues. What did and do they mean? Why dwarfs? Join our Dwarfs and Communism tour to fully understand how Communism shaped us Poles, but also how we managed to fight it back with laughter. Absurd and surreal thinking became powerful weapons in the struggle through the tough post-war days.


During Dwarfs and Communism tour, you will have a chance to learn about Wrocław between 1980 and 1990. Discover the story of the struggle against Communism, hope, and fun despite all odds. Be ready for an exceptional dwarf hunt. You simply can not miss it! 

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  • Meeting point:
    Rynek, 50-438 Wrocław, Poland
    Rynek, 50-438 Wrocław, Poland
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    The Aleksander Fredro statue in the Market Square - look for the guide with the yellow umbrella!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

31 ratings
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4.83
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4.72
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4.66
Quality
4.62
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4.48
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Ian 24 Oct 2023
Salford

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Great fun. Thoroughly recommended
Clara 11 Oct 2023
Leipzig

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
This was so much fun!! Michael knew so much about the city, had many fun facts and made the tour an all around great experience
Tina 19 Sep 2023
Bacolod

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Fun and very informative tour
Susan 11 Sep 2023
Preston

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Super guide. Made the dwarves really interesting. Recommended
Álvaro 11 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Very nice, kind and funny. Interesting and different tour to enjoy. Highly recommended. Thank you Lukasz!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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