Is Wroclaw Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Wroclaw is generally considered quite safe for solo female travelers. Like in many cities around the world, it's essential to take standard precautions like avoiding deserted areas late at night and staying vigilant about personal belongings. Locals are friendly and willing to assist where necessary. Public transportation and walking around the city center during the day is widely safe. Petty crimes like pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded places like public transport and tourist areas, but these instances are the exception rather than the norm.

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How safe is Wroclaw?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Wroclaw maintains comparatively good safety measures, even at nighttime. Generally, solo female travelers can walk alone without facing a significant number of safety incidents. The city has well-lit areas, a reliable public transportation system, and a responsive police force. It's always important to maintain standard safety precautions such as being aware of your surroundings and avoiding less crowded areas late at night.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Wroclaw is generally reliable and safe. Buses and trams operate regularly and reach most parts of the city. Safety issues are hardly reported but it is always wise to stay alert and avoid isolated stops during late hours. Also ensure to keep your belongings secure to avoid pickpockets.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Wroclaw maintains a relatively safe environment, not prone to high levels of street harassment. Generally, dealing with inappropriate comments or advances is rare, though as with any destination, it can sometimes occur. It's advisable to maintain the usual precautions, especially during night hours. Polish people are known for their hospitality and respect for women. Wroclaw is also a university city with a large international student population, which helps maintain a highly open, tolerant, and respectful atmosphere.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Wroclaw tends to be a relatively safe city for travelers. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag snatching can occur, especially in crowded public areas and on public transportation, but these are not rampant. Always maintain a high degree of caution, keep your valuables secure and be aware of your surroundings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Wroclaw, tap water is perfectly safe to drink. They have strict quality control measures in place and the water goes through advanced treatment processes. Many locals drink directly from the tap. However, there might be a slight difference in taste compared to what you are used to, due to mineral content, but it is not a safety concern.

Is Wroclaw safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 12 experiences

Giovanna

Giovanna

Poland

Solo travel experience

Wroclaw is a very safe city filled with colors and lots of really nice places. I didn’t feel observed or anything like that at any time, the polish are very respectful, a bit cold harder but that’s all. I didn’t see or heard anything about robbery and stuff like that.

Posted: March 25, 2024
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İrem

Poland

Group travel experience

It was a nice time I feel safe . The national Museum was amazing . We spent 4 hours in the museum. There were very kind of interesting paintings and sculpture. There were dwarfs statute on the streets . You can see them different points in the city . There was a lovely moon view 🌙

Posted: March 16, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Wroclaw is such a beautiful city with an incredibly interesting history! Definitively visit the history museum! I loved the atmosphere and felt very safe. The people I met along the way were very nice and generous.

Posted: March 16, 2024
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Taylor

Taylor

United States

Solo travel experience

Loved traveling solo to Wrocław! - first solo travel trip, felt very safe - didn’t experience night life but had long days in the Summer - stayed at Korona Hotel Market Square right in the middle of Old Town (~$60/night) - walkable everywhere - public transit very easy to the train and airport using google maps - most people spoke at least a little English - went to the markets in the old town every morning (local vendors selling things until 12pm) - INCREDIBLE pierogi place right under the hotel - spent 4 days, 3 nights and had plenty to do just walking around

Posted: January 18, 2024
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I was in Wrocław for three days and felt very safe there. I really recommend the Old Town and searching for dwarfs, visiting the Racławice Panorama, eating at any restaurant in the Solny Square, stopping by in the Aula Leopoldina, Marianum Oratory, and the meridian line.

Posted: September 30, 2023
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To do: - Market Square in Wroclaw - Racławice Panorama - Wroclaw Zoo - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Bourgeois Art Museum - National Museum in Wroclaw - Japanese Garden Safety: Wroclaw is quite safe city and most of the people speak English. Recommendations: Wroclaw is really a great city that is worth a visit. It has a great atmosphere and nightlife.

Posted: September 17, 2022
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To do: - Market - Witches Bridge - University Museum - St. John the Baptist Cathedral - Pergola Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Wroclaw is wonderful, and my favorite thing in this city are the dwarfs scattered everywhere.

Posted: September 10, 2022
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To do: - View from the Witches' Bridge - St John's Cathedral - Market Square in Wroclaw - Day trip to Książ Castle - Wrocław University - Dwarf hunting - Pergola and Japanese Garden Safety: As a solo female traveler, I always felt safe. Recommendations: Wroclaw is wonderful and is one of the most underrated cities in Central Europe.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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Is Wroclaw safe for women?

Safety rating

3.9 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

It’s pretty safe as there are a lot of people in public places, i would say it’s an average city in terms of safety. There are some weird corners and alleys, but overall it’s not really prone to crimes

Posted: April 18, 2024
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Definitely safe for all female travellers, a very clean city with lots of activities. I had no worries about being assaulted or robbed, and definitely felt safe going out solo at night or in the evening

Posted: March 27, 2024
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Is Wroclaw safe right now?

Before your visit to Wroclaw, it's essential to check travel advisories for Poland, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States Government advises exercising normal precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to take normal security precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 7, 2024

Is Wroclaw worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 12 experiences

Solo travel experience

Wrocław is a beautiful city. I was there in July and I really liked it. I regret not spending more time there. I highly recommend visiting Ostrów Tumski, the Main Market Square, and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice Museum and eating at the Milk Bar (delicious food). It's a very underrated city.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Wroclaw. Honestly, my favorite thing was just walking around. I recommend paying attention to the dwarf statues during the walk. Cathedral Island was beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The Wrocław University Museum was really worth visiting, as well as the panorama museum - I am not a war history enthusiast, but the panoramic museum really moved me.

Posted: November 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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