Wrocław - information about the city

Wrocław situated on the River Oder (Polish: Odra), is the main city of southwestern Poland. Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and today is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. Over the centuries, the city has been part of either Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, or Germany, but since 1945 it has become again part of Poland as a result of post-World War Two border changes. According to official population figures for 2010, its population is 632,996, making it the fourth largest city in Poland. Wrocław has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2016. It will share the title with San Sebastián, Spain.
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Wrocław - tourist attractions

markerA Market Square in Wrocław The Market Square, Wrocław ( Polish: Rynek we Wrocławiu, German: Großer Ring zu Breslau ) is a medieval market square in Wrocław, now the heart of a pedestrian zone. The square is rectangular with the dimensions 205 x 175 m. The buildings around the square are built according to different styles: th... Market Square in Wrocław - photo
markerB Cathedral Island in Wrocław Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski) is the oldest part of the city of Wrocław in south-western Poland. It was formerly an island ( ostrów in old Polish) between branches of the Oder River. Archaeological excavations have shown that the western part of Ostrów Tumski, between the Church of St. Martin and... Cathedral Island in Wrocław - photo
markerC Wrocław Town Hall Wrocław Town Hall (Ratusz) stands at the centre of the City’s Rynek (Market Square). It has a long history reflecting the developments that have taken place in the city over the period since its initial construction. Today, it continues to be in the service of the city. The Ratusz is used for civic ... Wrocław Town Hall - photo
markerD Centennial Hall The Centennial Hall (German: Jahrhunderthalle, Polish: Hala Stulecia (formerly Hala Ludowa- People's Hall)) is a historic building in Wrocław, 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 re... Centennial Hall - photo
markerE Wrocław Palace The Wrocław Palace in Wrocław, Poland, formerly the Palace of Prussian kings, currently the Wrocław 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... Wrocław Palace - photo
markerF Japanese Garden in Wroclaw Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is located in the Park Szczytnicki. Japanese Garden was founded in the years 1909 - 1912 in connection with the Centennial Exhibition in 1913, at the initiative of Count Fritz von Hochberg of Iłowa and designed by a Japanese gardener Mankichi'ego Arai. Unfortunately, after... Japanese Garden in Wroclaw - photo
markerG Racławice Panorama The Racławice Panorama (Polish: Panorama racławicka ) is a monumental (15 × 114 meter) cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice, during the Kościuszko Uprising. It is currently located in Wrocław, Poland. The painting is one of only a few preserved relics of a genre of 19th century mass... Racławice Panorama - photo
markerH University of Wrocław The University of Wrocław (Uniwersytet Wrocławski) is one of nine universities in Wrocław, Poland. Former, German university was founded in 1702 as Leopoldina, and re-founded in 1811 as Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Breslau. History of a contemporary Polish university started in 1945... University of Wrocław - photo
markerI Wrocław Opera Wroclaw Opera - former Municipal Theatre was erected on the street Świdnicka between 1839 - 1841, designed by Carl Ferdinand Langhans, with modern stage and the auditorium for about 1600 seats. After the fires (in 1865 and 1871), the building was reconstructed, increasing auditorium adding a new pav... Wrocław Opera - photo
markerJ Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland, (Stadion Miejski we Wrocławiu) is the highest fourth category football (soccer) stadium built for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Stadium is located on aleja Śląska in the western part of the city (Pilczyce district). It is the home stadium... Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 51.1, 17.0333
Approximate population: 632,240

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