Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw, Poland

Poland is a country I love and you might be surprised to learn that I’ve even met the President…all by accident of course but never the less it happened!  Now you also know I love castle hunting…well I’m going to add Dwarf Hunting to my cv…it will be a talking point in interviews.  The Dwarfs in Wroclaw have become a tourist attraction but there is a rather interesting tale about them.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Dwarfs or Gnomes, these cute little buggers are dotted all around the city and are adored by everyone who encounters them…young and old.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

There is something lovely when you see locals giving the random old dwarf a stroke as they go about their daily lives.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

^^Giving my cute little criminal a rub on the shoe in the old Wroclaw jail…the building is older than New Zealand.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Now if you are going to go Dwarf Hunting then you can pick up a Dwarf map that lists a large number of these cute little buggers for a few zloty from the Wroclaw Tourist Office…or just go walking and you will find them dotted all around the city going about their business…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…some sleeping outside of a hotel…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the happy traveller called Arcik…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…chowing down on an ice cream or two in front of an ice cream parlour…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…Mr Money Bags…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the rock star…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the water bearer…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…a working from home dwarf…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the book worms…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…making grub…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…delivering grub…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…stopping for a cup of tea…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…making some music…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

… or just hanging from lamp posts…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…they are everywhere so make sure you look down and up!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

The dwarves are matched up to local businesses or historic buildings in the old town so this shoefie was taken with my wasted little dwarf in front of Pizza Hut…I’m the person that undoes my trousers to let it all hang out after a huge dinner like this little fella…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…to these smooching dwarfs which you can find in front of the registry office…we may have used our ninja like skills to avoid getting in some wedding photos while taking a photo or ten of these smoochers!  See the rice!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Now if you thought I had Dwarf spammed you already…just you wait…here we go…Dwarf Porn…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…you know you love it!  I have a huge amount of dwarf photos that I haven’t shared in this post…I’ll save you from RSI.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

This guy is the original Wroclaw dwarf and as you can see…they’ve changed!  He is sporting the face of an IBS sufferer with trapped wind.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

If you’re looking for a city break destination for families then Wroclaw will certainly tick a number of boxes…the dwarfs, the numerous amount of parks and playgrounds to just the right amount of culture vulture activity that you don’t feel like you’ve missed out.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

A dwarf was the symbol of the Orange Alternative Movement; during the communist years the military would paint over any anti-establishment graffiti or public art and soon after a pesky little dwarf would appear over the military paint job.  The Dwarfs and the Orange Alternative Movement gained popularity due to their peaceful protests over the government’s censorship of free speech in Poland and soon became an icon of Wroclaw in the 1980’s.

After the fall of communism in Poland the dwarfs became the symbol of Wroclaw.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Apparently there are officially 165 dwarves and counting in Wroclaw however unofficially these dwarfs are randy little buggers and there could be up to 400 of them dotted around the city.

Now we take Dwarf Hunting seriously in our family…armed with a map we captured as many as we could on our cameras…Lisa could sniff out a dwarf or ten…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…and we didn’t let the rain stop us one bit…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…Mum and I may have elbowed each other out of the way a few times for a photo or two.

We’re firm believers that travel should be fun and we aren’t afraid to get down low for a photo…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…even when a large tour group walks by…if we can make a stranger or two smile then it’s all worth it and I think Mum and I make awesome dwarfs!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Wroclaw was my favourite spot on our Polish Road trip and if you’re looking for a cheap city break weekend then I would highly recommend Wroclaw as a destination…fly in on a Friday night and fly out again on Sunday which will give you plenty of time to explore Wroclaw.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Travel Tips for Hunting out those Dwarfs in Wroclaw, Poland

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

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2 Comments

  1. October 25, 2017 / 6:52 AM

    I need to visit, coolest thing in my feed for a long time

    • October 25, 2017 / 11:34 AM

      It was a lot of fun…we really enjoyed Wroclaw, it’s like taking a step back in time and the city wasn’t filled with selfie taking tourists. Really enjoyed our time here and there is a lovely mix between locals and tourists xx

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