My Trip to Wroclaw - Dwarves


Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland, has a rich history dating back to the 10th century. The city has been ruled by various powers throughout its history, including Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, and Germany. It was heavily damaged during World War II, but has since been rebuilt and restored.

One of the most unique and iconic features of Wroclaw is its traditional dwarves, or "Krasnale." These small statues, which are typically less than a meter tall, can be found all over the city, and have become a beloved symbol of Wroclaw.

The tradition of the dwarves began in the early 2000s, when a group of local artists decided to create a series of small statues to decorate the city. The first statue, created in 2005, was a simple, unpainted dwarf. However, as more statues were added, they became more and more elaborate, with intricate designs and bright colors.

Originally, these dwarves have been a symbol of rebellion and they were painted all over the city walls. On 1st June 1988, 10 thousand of people dressed like dwarves went into the street for a peaceful protest against soviet regime and the martial law.

Today, there are over 300 dwarves scattered throughout Wroclaw, each with its own unique design. Some are dressed in traditional Polish costumes, while others depict famous historical figures or characters from popular culture. Many of the dwarves are also interactive, with buttons that, when pressed, play music or sound effects.

The dwarves have become a popular tourist attraction, and many visitors to Wroclaw enjoy searching for and collecting pictures with as many dwarves as possible. The tradition has also spread to other cities in Poland and Europe, with similar statues popping up in other cities.

Overall, the dwarves of Wroclaw are a charming and beloved symbol of the city, and a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of its residents. They have become a popular tourist attraction and a source of pride for the people of Wroclaw.

So, let’s start here with the Dwarves. And you will see sometimes particular “living dwarves”. Well, we are me and Mike :D

Enjoy this Dwarf trip!

The Flag Dwarf

The Toasting Dwarf

The Vodka Dwarf

The radio Dwarf

The Travelling Dwarf

The Judge Dwarf

The Artistic Dwarf

The Dwarves Orchestra + Mary Dwarf 😜

The Sleeping Dwarf

The Handicapped Dwarves

The Pot Dwarf

The repairing Dwarf

The Love Dwarf

The Locked Dwarf

The father Dwarf

The Showman Dwarf

The Mechanic Dwarf

The Drinking Dwarf

Another Drinking Dwarf

The Bell Dwarf

The Legend’s Penitence Dwarf

The Brick Dwarf

The Rescuer Dwarf

The Bard Dwarves

The Trading Dwarf

The rider Dwarf

The treasure Dwarf

The relaxing Dwarf

The Freedom Dwarf

The Smartworking Dwarf

The Newspaper Dwarf

The wizard Dwarf

The Pretzel Dwarf

The Television Dwarf

The Biker Dwarf

The water pump Dwarf

The Visitor Dwarf

The Veteran Dwarf

The Woodcutter Dwarves

The Guardian Dwarf


haha you took a picture of all the dwarfs! Very nice! I visit Wroclaw in 2017 and I love it! I remember kids leaving coins to the dwarfs! It was so nice!!


Eheheheh, well, not really all the Dwarves but yes, we took picture of more than 100 of them. So were were more or less at 1/3 of the whole work :D


Non conoscevo questa città, ma devo ammettere che conosco anche poco la Polonia. Grazie per questo post. Mi è piaciuta molto l’idea di vedere una città in cui c’è il culto dei nani, deve essere anche molto simpatico passeggiare per le strade della città e imbattersi in tutte quelle statue di nani.


Davvero un sacco. Era anche un bell'esercizio di concentrazione nello scovarli 😎