“Whether you want it or not, there are dwarfs in the world”. These are the words of a famed Polish writer Maria Konopnicka, and they stand true in the city of Wrocław. I can’t find exactly when dwarfs began to appear throughout Wrocław, but there are more than 70 dwarfs so far and it’s always fun to find one when you least expect it. By the way, can someone please explain to me the difference between a dwarf and a gnome? Or are they the same creature.

For more information in English check out: Wrocław Dwarfs

Here are a few of my own dwarf sightings. There was a small display with pictures and information shown at the center square to remind Wrocław’s citizens and visitors alike about these small suburban creatures.