Architectural monuments of Wroclaw
Wroclaw is a city that combines modernity with great historical and important places for the history of our country. Therefore, tourists wandering around the city can enjoy the modern means of transport, and at the same time admire the architectural monuments of Wroclaw from various centuries. You may even find that in different historic buildings wrocÅ‚awia recorded the history of this city and the whole country. Some of them come because of the baroque and Gothic, and others are relatively young, because it dates back to the nineteenth and early twentieth century. One of these buildings are religious buildings, where the sightseeing you can spend a few days, and others from different periods Wroclaw tenements.
Wroclaw - the basics
WrocÅ‚aw ("?vr?tsw?f"; Polish pronunciation: "?vr?t?swaf" ( listen), German: Breslau, "b??s?la?"; Latin: Vratislavia) is the largest city in western Poland. It is on the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the Baltic Sea to the north and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Sudeten Mountains to the south. WrocÅ‚aw is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. At various times in history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany. It became part of Poland in 1945, as a result of the border changes after the Second World War. The population of WrocÅ‚aw in 2014 was 634,487, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland.
WrocÅ‚aw classified as a global city by GaWC, with the ranking of high sufficiency and living standard. It was among 230 cities in the world in the ranking of the consulting company Mercer - "Best City to Live" in 2015 and the only Polish city in this ranking has been recognized as a city growing at the business center.
In 2016, the city will be the European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. Also, WrocÅ‚aw will host the Theatre Olympics, World Bridge Games and the European Film Awards in 2016, IFLA Annual Conference and World Games in 2017.
Tourism in Lower Silesia
The international airport is located in WrocÅ‚aw - WrocÅ‚aw ? Copernicus Airport.
The A4 motorway and A18 motorway run through Lower Silesia.
Lower Silesia is one of the most visited regions in Poland. It is famous for a large number of castles and palaces (more than 100), inter alia: KsiÄ…Å¼ Castle, Czocha Castle, Grodziec castle, Gola DzierÅ¼oniowska Castle. There is also a lot in the Jelenia GÃ³ra valley.
The most widely visited city is WrocÅ‚aw.
The Festival of Good Beer is held every year on the second weekend of June.
Other highlights: KÅ‚odzko Fortress, Fort Silberberg, Project Riese, Wambierzyce, Legnickie Pole, OleÅ›nica MaÅ‚a, LubiÄ…Å¼ Abbey, KrzeszÃ³w, HenrykÃ³w, Vang stave church, Churches of Peace, Mount ÅšlÄ™Å¼a, Table Mountains, Owl Mountains, Karkonosze, The Main Trail Sudetes, Barycz Valley Landscape Park.