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[Europe Travel] Poland: Wroclaw

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Wroclaw is Poland’s fourth largest city. It is the oldest city in Poland and has become the host city of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. It was selected as the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and the venue for World Games 2017 in 2017, making it a very famous city. Wroclaw is also known as the “City of Dwarfs” because there are many statues of small dwarfs in the city. It is a famous city visited by many tourists every year.

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Location

Wroclaw is located in southern Poland.

History

Wroclaw began to appear in the literature around the 10th century. With the construction of a mint in the city in the 11th century, it became the center of the financial industry in the Kingdom of Poland. Poland has faced many crises such as the invasion of Mongolia, the partition of Poland, and the World War, but the city is recovering each time.

Climate

Wroclaw is very comfortable in the summer. Winters are very cold and there is a lot of snowfall. Temperatures range from -4 ° C to 25 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Polish is used in Poland. In Polish education, English is a course taken from the first grade of elementary school, and there are German, French, Russian, etc. as second foreign languages.

Security

Wroclaw is one of the most secure in Poland. Therefore, there is no security problem.

Race

Poles make up 97%. Others are inhabited by Ruthenians and Lithuanians.

industry

Wroclaw is a city with many factories and major Polish manufacturers. GDP per capita is one of the highest in Poland.

religion

In Poland, 95% of the population is Catholic. Others are Protestant and Jewish.

currency

Zloty is used in Poland.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Wroclaw Town Hall

Wroclaw City Hall is a building that is now used as a museum. Built over 200 years, it is a Gothic building that is now a symbol of the city.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Wrocław Fountain

It is a square with a large fountain. Depending on the time of year, a fountain show is held in the evening to the music. The fountain show with classic music is very popular.

Sightseeing spot 3 : University of Wrocław

A prestigious university that has produced a large number of Nobel laureates. The university has a church called the “Church of the Holy Church of Jesus”, which is famous for its very luxurious decoration.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Szczytnicki Park

It is a green park. It is a park known for having a Japanese garden. It is a park where you can feel the quietness of the garden with big carps in the pond.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Opera Wrocławska

Wroclaw opera house. There are many performances a year, and many people visit. Depending on the program, English subtitles will appear on the stage.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Tumski Bridge

A popular bridge visited by many people. There are many padlocks on this bridge that couples have vowed to love.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Zoo Wrocław

Poland’s largest paid zoo. The zoo is home to 1000 species of animals. There is also an aquarium and the jungle of Africa, so both adults and children can enjoy it.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Wrocław Market Hall

The market hall built in 1908. It is a place visited by many locals and tourists with about 190 shops. It’s a very lively place.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Krasnali

Wroclaw’s famous “dwarf” was set up in response to protests against communist politics. 382 dwarfs are hiding in the old town and alleys.

Hotel

Wroclaw has plenty of accommodation. Wroclaw Copernicus Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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