Wroclaw – the meeting place

Wroclaw, called ‘The Meeting Place’, is a city located where the three countries, closely bound by history, meet. The openness can be clearly seen in smooth merging of the three cultures: the German one, the Czech one and the Polish one. ‘It’s a kind of meeting place, it’s a city that unifies. It is here where the spiritual traditions of the East and the West meet somehow.’ (John Paul II).

Wroclaw – the Venice of the north

Wroclaw, the capital of the Lower Silesia, is also called Venice of the north due to the fact that, after Amsterdam, Venice and Petersburg, it has the biggest number of bridges and footbridges, in Europe hence the nickname.
Wroclaw can be found on the list of 230 cities around the world in the ranking of a consulting company Mercer ‘The Best City to Live in’ in 2015. The Guardian placed Wroclaw among the top ten places worth visiting.

The European Capital of Culture

Wroclaw was chosen by the European Union to become the European Capital of Culture 2016. As a result, during the whole year it presented the cultural life of the city, the region and the state. So far, it has been the second Polish city awarded this title. The first one was Krakow, elected in 2000.
It should also be noted that Poland is one of the first countries - signatories of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Heritage. Poland is honoured to have as many as 14 objects listed as the UNESCO world heritage sites, of which two are located in the Lower Silesia and Wroclaw.

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Wroclaw shopping malls

Wrocław is literally chock-a-block with modern shopping malls, the standard of which is exceptionally high. Here you'll find all of the top brands you'd expect, plus entertainment and recreational facilities in most cases. Some of Wrocław's shopping malls - namely Wroclavia, Galeria Dominikańska, Arkady, and Renoma - are directly in the city centre, with the shadow-casting Sky Tower and Pasaż Grunwaldzki not far off. Though the 212 metre Sky Tower is the most visible one, Magnolia Park is still the largest, covering over 240,000 square metres.


The Cuisine and the Food

Our native cuisine is characterized by influences of many cultures and an extraordinary division into regional cuisines which came into existence as a result of partitions. Compared to other native cuisines, the Polish one does not have many traditionally Polish dishes. Our way of cooking has been enormously influenced by culinary traditions of other European countries: France, Germany, Italy, but also the Jewish tradition. The most popular dishes of the Polish cuisine include: broth, white borscht (sour wheat soup), pork chop, meat patties, pierogi, beetroot soup, tripe soup (flaki), potato dumplings and many more. It is quite interesting that many Polish dishes have names that include other countries! For instance Ukrainian borscht, Russian pierogi, Greek-style fish… However, most dishes do not have names that would clearly indicate their origin. It is only us, Poles, who know they are ours. Poland can be proud of one of the best dishes in the world – people who are here for the first time and dare try our specialties are always shocked how delicious they are. In Wroclaw we can find the oldest eating place in Europe – Piwnica Świdnicka that has been operating since 1275. Its name comes from the beer of Świdnica that used to be one of the best beers available.


Wroclaw –European Best Destination 2018 


Wroclaw was chosen European Best Destination 2018, leaving behind 19 trendy destinations, for example, Bilbao (Spain), Colmar (France), Hvar Island (Croatia), Riga (Latvia), Milan (Italy), Athens (Greece) and more. European Best Destination is an International Organisation promoting culture and tourism in Europe. Thanks to the extensive cooperation with many tourist agencies and the interest in the competition from the world's largest media, winning in this competition is a great honor.



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