Wrocaw is renowned for its theater, which has been long regarded as some of the most daring and experimental in the country. For non-Polish speakers, though, this is likely to be of little interest. The Tourist Information Office at the Rynek is a good source of information on more accessible performances of classical music and opera. The Wrocaw Philharmonic (Pisudskiego 19; tel. 71/342-24-59 box office; www.filharmonia.wroclaw.pl) is a good bet for an excellent concert during the cultural season from September to May. The Wrocaw Opera (Swidnicka 35; tel. 71/344-57-79 box office; www.opera.wroclaw.pl) is one of the country's leading companies.

Cafes, Pubs & Clubs

For culture of the lower-brow sort, Wrocaw is a great drinking and partying town. Its festive spirit, not surprisingly, is bolstered by the presence of thousands of college students. The university area has more than its fair share of beer gardens, cafes, and cocktail bars. For a good pub crawl, try Ruska and Kuznicza streets that lead off from the Rynek. The Plac Solny is also lined with drinking spots, and the Rynek itself is a major draw. What appear to be normal restaurants and cafes during the day transform into everything from rowdy beer halls to ultra-chill dance clubs after sunset.

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