Wroclaw

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Wroclaw - St. Elisabeths Church

Wroclaw is small but is very pleasant and engaged with it’s historical and beautiful city architecture. Wroclaw is located on the Oder river and is the main town in southwestern Poland. In the past, this village was the oldest capital of Silesia and today continues to be the capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The population of Wroclaw is approximately 650 000 people, making it the fourth largest city in Poland.

Oder river makes a passing panorama of the city of Wroclaw a veritable idyll. Along the Odra - as the Poles call it, forms a real labyrinth of islands and bridges, which deservedly won the nickname of the city - Polish Venice. But the similarities between these two cities do not stop here. Wroclaw brings back over 1000 years of history helping it to become today a very good place for business and cultural tourism.

Everywhere on the streets of Wroclaw you can see cozy cafes, excellent restaurants and charming hotels. The city has a large shopping plaza, a beautiful cathedral and many churches and a large green park, which is an excellent place for walks and countless more interesting spots to visit.

For many years Wroclaw has been one of the international centers for conducting various exhibitions, seminars and festivals. A particular interesting festival is Nonstop Wroclaw - Wroclaw NonStop.

Wroclaw is called by the name of - Meeting Place of Poland, and if you visit this nice city, you'll understand why. Wroclaw can certainly claim to be one of the countries most advanced cities. The townspeople love to say they do not need a special occasion to visit Wroclaw. It is full of surprises for its guests, such as the Japanese Garden in Szczytnicki Park and the army of gnomes.

Another synonym of Wroclaw is another town of one hundred bridges. Between them are the streets of the village where you will find a whole host of wonderful historic monuments, museums and galleries.

The glory of Wroclaw as a cultural center is due to the Theatre Laboratorium of Jerzy Grotowski, the Theatre of pantomime Henryk Tomaszewski and the international festivals such as - Wratislavia Cantans.

Wroclaw for centuries was part of the Polish Kingdom and was the first Polish dynasty from the Czech Kingdom - Habsburg Empire, Prussia and the Third Reich. In 1945 the city returned to the borders of Poland and had settled there were many emigrants from the eastern suburbs.

Following the introduction of market reforms Wroclaw became one of the most dynamically developing cities in Poland and an attractive place for investment. The city ranks second only to Warsaw on registered entities with the participation of foreign capital.

Among the attractions of Wroclaw are unique architectural ensembles of the island Tumski, the building of the University with the baroque tower of the Leopoldina, newly restored Market Square, Rynek - a Baroque town hall building which is considered one of the most beautiful buildings of its kind in Europe after the mayor of Bremen and Brussels, Wroclaw Castle.

The picturesque streets of the Old city of Wroclaw emit a unique atmosphere and full of galleries, art shops, museums and cozy cafes. Interesting to visit are the botanical and zoological gardens, which are considered among the most beautiful in all of Poland.

The building of the Central Hall - Centennial Hall, in Wroclaw was included in the UNESCO list of cultural monuments in 2006.

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