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Wroclaw's Dwarfs, Wroclaw
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Commemorating the Orange Alternative underground protest movement, Wroclaw's Dwarfs represent protest in a fun way all over the city. The Orange Alternative protest resisted the authoritarian communist regime through absurd acts, such as installing a dwarf statuary, which made it difficult for the police to arrest people as protesters. Over 300 dwarfs populate spots throughout the city, which today represent many different marginalized groups. The city's tourist office offers maps and smartphone apps marking all the dwarfs' locations and providing an ideal way to tour the city, since the tiny sculptures stand near major sites and attractions. Keep your eyes open for the jolly "tourist" dwarf, your very own representative. To visit Wroclaw's Dwarfs on your trip to Wroclaw, use our Wroclaw trip itinerary planner.
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  • These little fellows pop up all over the place. Lots of fun to try and find them. Basically, if you see a crowd of tourists seemingly crowding around the floor you have found one! 
  • We started spotting the little dwarves and wondered what they were all about. When we found out they were hundreds various ones scattered in the city of Wroclaw we bought a little map to find them at ...  more »
  • The Wroclaw's Dwarfs provide a framework for each member of the family to enjoy touring the city center! The City's Leadership hit a gold mine with the dwarfs. Each dwarf highlights a popular or histo...  more »