Wroclaw is located at the crossroads of the major routes of Central Europe and is only a few hours away
by train from Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna, as well as Minsk, Lvov, Vilnius. For several ages it has been the centre of commerce and exchange of intellectual thought along the old trade routes linking the West
with the East and the North with the South of Europe.
Wroclaw was founded in the 10th century and is one of the oldest cities in Poland with a long and rich history.
In the following centuries it was ruled by the Germans, Bohemians, and Prussians. The relics of the past intertwine with the present giving the city a unique, multicultural character. Nowhere else in Poland can one encounter such a mixture of nationalities, dominated mainly by active young people. Wroclaw is open to new ideas and challenges. Its cultural and scientific life fascinates and attracts.
Wroclaw is famous for its beauty. Situated at the foot of the Sudety Mountains, upon the Odra River and cut through by its numerous tributaries and canals, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and 117 bridges.
The cultural attractions of the city are much more than just a collection of historical monuments. It is a busy cultural capital of the region with museums, galleries, festivals and other events.
Wroclaw is also known as the green city. The old and modern architecture is surrounded by an abundance
of greenery. The beautiful parks are the citizens’ favourite places for walks and are often visited by tourists.
The citizens of Wroclaw are famous for their local patriotism which is expressed by the catchword “WrocLove”.
Today Wroclaw, the capital city of Lower Silesia, is the fourth largest city in Poland and the largest one in
the west of the country. Its surface area is 293 km2, and it is inhabited by over 650 thousand of citizens.
It is an economic, cultural and educational centre with 13 academic institutions and over 100 thousand students.