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It would be great to see you. Let’s meet in Wrocław!

Wrocław is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. Located on the Oder River, crossed by its numerous tributaries and canals, it’s a unique city of 12 islands and over 100 bridges. Picturesque location, valuable architectural monuments, rich cultural offer, excellent restaurants and friendly residents are the main advantages of the city.

The rich and turbulent history of Wrocław is inscribed in its walls. Ostrów Tumski with one of the most beautiful complexes of sacred architecture in Europe reminds of the times of the early Middle Ages. Wrocław’s town hall is one of the most magnificent Gothic-Renaissance buildings in Central Europe. The Centennial Hall is an outstanding work of 20th-century modernism, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This history is best presented in Wrocław’s museums. The old one – by the City Museum at the exhibition “1000 Years of Wrocław” at the Royal Palace. The more modern one – by the Zajezdnia History Centre, located in the former bus depot. It’s also worth visiting the Pan Tadeusz Museum and seeing the manuscript of this literary work, or the Museum of Architecture and the Post and Telecommunications Museum – the only ones of their kind in Poland.

The city also has many green areas – the Old Town Promenade and the Oder boulevards in the centre and more than a dozen parks and gardens beyond it. The Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for walks, with a beautiful flower garden, an orangery, an alpine garden and a cacti house, as well as the Zoological Garden with a unique Africarium. A special attraction is the unique Japanese Garden in the Szczytnicki Park. If you want to spend your time outdoors even more actively, you can cycle around the city, making use of numerous bicycle paths.

The city’s life is focused around the Oder – the river flowing through the city centre has influenced its urban layout. Wrocław was even called the Venice of the North. Today, the banks have become a place of recreation – city beaches tempt fans of nightlife, and the levees of passenger ships and water equipment rentals – amateurs of recreation on the water.

Wrocław is also a thriving cultural centre. A number of theatres, an opera, a philharmonic hall and numerous clubs, museums and galleries provide a rich programme of artistic events. Festivals of international importance have become the cultural showcase for the city, including the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival or the New Horizons International Film Festival. A large part of the events have their open-air editions, especially in the warm summer months.

The city is particularly child-friendly – a visit to the Hydropolis – a multimedia attraction devoted to water, and Kolejkowo – the largest railway model in Poland – will surely provide them with lots of fun. But the most exciting thing is always the search for over 900 dwarfs scattered all over the city! The residents of Wrocław have become friends with them and now dwarfs are one of the symbols of the city.

Plan your dream vacation or weekend stay in the city of meetings today at visitwroclaw.eu

 

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