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Why Wrocław?

It is impossible not to fall in love with Wrocław and there is no time for boredom in the city.

  • Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland with more than 1,000 years of history.
  • Wrocław is called the Venice of the north: there are 5 rivers, 12 islands and almost 120 bridges and footbridges. Wrocław takes the 4th place in Europe (after Amsterdam, Venice and Petersburg) in terms of the number of bridges.
    Wrocław takes the 100th place in the list of 230 cities around the world according to the Quality of living city ranking (Mercer, American consulting company).
  • Wrocław was the European Best Destination in 2018.
  • Wrocław is the only Polish city on the list of top 10 places to visit in the ranking of the British The Guardian.
  • Wrocław was the European Capital of Culture in 2016.
  • The 10th edition of The World Games took place in Wrocław in 2017.
  • Wrocław, is called The Meeting Place, where traditions and cultures of the East and the West meet. The openness of the citizens can be easily noticed.
  • Wrocław is one of the largest academic centres in Poland. Students constitute about 20% of the city’s ​​population.
  • There are many cafés, pubs, clubs and restaurants in the bustling city centre.
  • Wrocław is the warmest city in Poland.
  • Wrocław has the nightlife characteristic of southern European cities.
  • There are many cinemas, theatres, museums, the Opera House and the National Forum of Music in Wrocław – lots of options for culture lovers.
  • Wrocław hosts numerous music, literature, theatre and cinema festivals. Among the best known are: Wratislavia Cantans, Jazz on the Oder, Brave Festival, Cinema, New Horizons, OFFensiva – International Independent Film Festival, and an international theatre festival DIALOG – Wrocław.
  • Green areas constitute over one third of the city. There are 45 parks in Wrocław. Promenades along the Odra river, the Botanical Garden and the ZOO located within a walking distance from the Grunwaldzki Campus are also an important part of the city’s greenery.
  • Wrocław zoological garden (founded in 1865) with the modern Africarium is the third most biodiverse zoo in the world and the fifth most visited zoo in Europe.
  • The Botanical Garden, registered as a monument of history (founded in 1811) is a popular place for leisure in the open air in the city canter.
  • You can easily and safely traverse the city streets on a city bike.

For more information about Wrocław please visit The Official Travel Guide.