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Wrocaw's helpful tourist information center is situated on the Rynek (Rynek 14; tel. 71/344-31-11; www.wroclaw-info.pl; spring-fall daily 9am-9pm, winter daily 9am-8pm). In addition to handing out maps and selling postcards, the staff can help arrange tours of the city, book hotel and restaurant reservations, sort out bus and train tickets, and even rent bikes. Another recommendable source of information, especially on cultural events, is Wrocaw-Info Souvenirs (Sukiennice 12; tel. 71/342-01-85; www.wroclaw-info.pl; daily 9am-8pm), just opposite the information office by the Ratusz. A good source of general information is the free publication The Visitor, updated every 2 months, or the very helpful Wrocaw, In Your Pocket, often given out free at hotel reception desks.

City Layout

Wrocaw is a sprawling city with roads and commerce spreading out in all directions. Most of the main sights, however, are located in the compact center around the enormous main square, the Rynek. Another clutch of main sights is situated on the Ostrów Tumski, across the Odra River and northwest of the city center, about a 10- to 15-minute walk from the Rynek.

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