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Wroclaw

Country
Poland
State
Lower Silesia
City
Wroclaw
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

Wroclaw is the main city in south-western Poland, situated on the River Oder. Wroclaw was the historical capital of Silesia and is today the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. Over the centuries, the city has been either part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia or Germany. According to official population figures for June 2010, its population is 632,561, making it the fourth largest city in Poland.
Wroclaw has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2016. It will share the title with San Sebastián, Spain.



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How to Reach

By plane

Wroclaw is served by an international airport . LOTflies here from Warsaw (8 times a day except Sundays when there are only 6 flights), and together with Lufthansa to Frankfurt Main, Düsseldorf and Munich. Wizz Air  from Cork, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dortmund, Bourgas, Eindhoven, Forli, London Luton, Oslo Torp, Paris Beauvais. Ryanair flies from London Stansted, Liverpool, Glasgow Prestwick, Bristol, East Midlands, Brussels Charleroi, Milan Orio al Serio, Rome Ciampino, Bologna, Barcelona Girona, Malaga, Alicante, Dublin, Shannon, Oslo Rygge.

By train

Wroclaw is a major hub in the Polish rail network, with several trains a day to all large Polish cities. There are about 10 daily departures to Warsaw (travel time varies from 5h by a InterCity train, up to almost 7h with a pospieszny (fast) train) as well as quite a lot of trains to Poznań (from there you can go to Warsaw or Berlin). Several trains a day go to Kraków. There are also international trains to Hamburg (via Berlin), Prague, Dresden, Kiev (via Lviv) and Budapest.

By bus

Wroclaw is a stop on the Eurolines international coach network. All international and national buses stop at the PKS Centrum station which is located directly behind the main train station.

Key places to visit
St. Elisabeth's Church, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Centennial Hall, Szczytnicki Park, Zoological Garden, The water tower, The water tower, Museum of Architecture


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Places to Visit

St. Elisabeth's Church

St. Elizabeth's Church is a church in Wroclaw, Poland. The gothic structure dates back to the 14th century, when construction was commissioned by the city. The main tower was originally 130 meters tall. The church was damaged by heavy hail in 1529, and gutted by fire in 1976. The church's renowned organ was destroyed. The reconstructed main tower is now 91.5 meters tall. An observation deck near the top is open to the public.

St. Mary Magdalene Church

St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wroclaw, Poland, is a gothic church located between Szewska and Laciarska street close to the central market square, established in the 13th century. Currently it is a cathedral of the Polish Catholic Church led by Bogdan Skowronski. It was here that the first evangelical service in Wroclaw was celebrated.

Centennial Hall

The Centennial Hall is a historic building in Wroclaw, Poland. It was constructed according to the plans of architect Max Berg in 1911–1913, when the city was part of the German Empire. As an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.The building is frequently visited by tourists and the local populace. It lies close to other popular tourist attractions, such as the Wroclaw Zoo, the Japanese Garden, and the Pergola with its Multimedia Fountain.

Szczytnicki Park    

Szczytnicki Park in Wroclaw, Poland is located to the east of Plac Grunwaldzki and the old Oder river, and covers approximately 1 square kilometre of land. The park, besides offering many sightseeing attractions, also has many dendrological rarities.The land under the park was first mentioned in writing in 1204, when Henryk I the Bearded donated the village Stitnic to the monastery of St. Vincent, where shields were produced for the duke's forces. The village was also inhabited by fishermen and farmers. In 1318, the monks sold the village to the city council, becoming the first estate outside the city walls, called Szczytniki.

Zoological Garden

The Wroclaw Zoological Garden, known simply as the Wroclaw Zoo is a scientific zoo on Wróblewskiego Street in Wroclaw, Poland. It is the oldest zoo in Poland, having been founded in 1865 as the Breslau Zoological Garden while the city was part of Prussia. The zoo covers about 30 hectares (74 acres) in downtown Wroclaw. It is home to over 7,000 animals representing more than 560 species.

The water tower

The water tower at Sudecka Street in Wroclaw was designed by Karl Klimm, a reputed local architect. Famed at the beginning of the 20th century, Klimm also designed the impressive building of the High School of Construction Engineering and Machinery (the today’s Faculty of Architecture of the Wroclaw University of Technology) and the Zwierzyniecki Bridge (formerly known as the Pass Bridge).

The Wroclaw Palace

The Wroclaw Palace in Wroclaw, Poland, formerly the Palace of Prussian kings, currently the Wroclaw City Museum.Initially a baroque palace of Heinrich Gottfried Spaetgen, it was built in 1717 in the Vienna style. In 1750, after Prussia took control over the Silesia in the First Silesian War, it was bought by the Prussian king Frederick the Great and converted to his residence. The palace was extended in 1751-53 in the baroque style with rococo interior designs by the royal architect Johann Boumann. Boumann’s additions included a transverse wing with a festive hall, throne hall and Frederick the Great's private quarters.

Museum of Architecture

The museum is the only architecture museum in Poland. It is located in a 15th century post-Bernardine set of buildings, including the St Bernardine of Sienna Church and a monastic quadrangle with a garden.

Wroclaw Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wroclaw and a landmark of the city of Wroclaw in Poland. The cathedral, located in the Ostrów Tumski district, is a Gothic church with Neo-Gothic additions. The current standing cathedral is the fourth church to have been built on the site.

Wroclaw Fountain

The Wroclaw Fountain or Wroclaw Multimedia Fountain is a multimedia fountain located within in the Pergola next to Centennial Hall in Wroclaw. The one-hectare fountain incorporates about 300 jets to create a screen of water for animation display. There are also 800 lights. When frozen in winter, the fountain is a 4700-square-meter ice skating rink

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