Wrocław is the largest city in western Poland and the capital of the Lower Silesia province. The city is full of historical sites and vibrant cultural venues. Thanks to hosting events such as the Euro 2012 Championship and the 2016 European Capital of Culture, Wrocław is gaining a larger European and international profile, drawing in a growing amount of tourists for its historic city centre, picturesque bridges and islands, and the city's relaxed liberal culture. Here you can find some more information about the most popular tourist sites in Wrocław.


The Centennial Hall
The Centennial hall is a unique place on the map of Poland, where the past meets the present. It was designed by a renowned city architect Max Berg and has been recognized as one of the biggest masterpieces of the 20th century architecture. The designer assumed it to be a place that would serve inhabitants of Wroclaw and guests visiting the capital of the Lower Silesia, and it has been that way until these days. The all-purpose space, unconventional construction, atmospheric and spacious location are just a few of its numerous assets. The complex of the Centennial Hall is currently one of the most desired locations for organizers of biggest exhibitions, conferences, cultural, sporting and congress events from Poland and from abroad. In 2006 the Hall was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which greatly added to the splendour of the facility.


Ostrów Tumski (The Cathedral Island)
This is the oldest historic part of Wroclaw, a place which is the genesis of the city. The old crannog surrounded by the waters of the river gave rise to the city, and now houses outstanding architectural monuments. The most imposing ones, renovated after the massive war pounding, include the gothic cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Holy Cross church. The island also houses the Archdiocesan Museum which is the oldest continuously open museum location in Wroclaw – for over 100 years the museum has been gatheringrelics of the sacral art which, after being withdrawn from use, possess an enormous historic and artistic value.


The Africarium
The Africarium is a worldwide unique complex representing various ecosystems associated with aquatic environment of the Black Continent. In 19 aquariums and pools with a capacity of almost 15,000,000 litres of water are presented animals inhabiting beaches and coral reefs of the Red Sea, the River Nile , the land of the Great Rift Valley, the depth of the Mozambique Channel, the beaches of the Skeleton Coast (Namibia) and the Congo Basin Jungle.


Poland's first underground water city. The HYDROPOLIS exhibition is located in a historic 19th century underground clean water tank boasting a surface area of 4,000 m². The exhibition is divided into 8 themed zones, each of which presents water from a different, fascinating angle. You will find interactive displays and holograms, where you can see the origins of our planet. There is also a relaxation room where you can listen to the sound of the sea and the real sounds of the jungle.


The Museum of Industry and Railway, Jaworzyna
The exposition of the Museum includes a historic rail rolling stock from the period between 1890 until 1970s. The collection includes 40 railway steam engines (produced in Poland, Germany, England and the USA), electric and combustion railway engines, and over 50 carriages and other railway cars which are located on tracks of the total length of 2 km. The Museum is in the possession of the only functional steam engine in the Lower Silesia – the Polish steam engine TKt48-18 from 1951. The Museum also holds the exhibition devoted to the history of motorcycling in the Lower Silesia – visitors can see, among others, Polish pre-war motorcycles Sokół 600 and 1000.


The Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden has become Wroclaw’s substitute of The Cherry Blossom Land. This is one of the most popular walks of Wroclaw and tourists. In addition to hundreds of original species of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers, there are constructions modelled on Japanese buildings: the gate, the tea pavilion. One of the attractions of the Garden is a pond with huge carps and other fish species.


The Strzegomski Bunker - Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
The Bunker at Strzegomski Square in Wroclaw, built in 1942 as one of a few air-raid shelters for the civilian population raised at that time, was designed by a Wroclaw designer Richard Konwiarz, the co-author of the project of reconstruction of Wroclaw (together with Max Berg and Ludwig Moshamer) in 1919-1920. Currently, the Bunker is the home to Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, and an outstanding work of Stanislaw Dróżdż " WAS, IS, WILL BE " was placed on the building facade.


Topacz Motorization Museum
Motorization Museum, a private collection at the Castle of Topacz in Ślęza, is a paradise for motor vehicles enthusiasts. In an old farmhouse nearby the renovated castle over a hundred motorcycles and dozens of cars can be seen. Contemporary luxury cars form a separate set. Jaguars, Rolls Royces and Bentleys aged 1933-2005 are breathtaking. Even those not interested in the automotive industry have to admit that such a nice car is impressive.


The Książ Castle and the Horse Breeding Farm
The residential complex is located in Walbrzych in the Książ Landscape Park. Located on the Piast Castles Trail, which includes the third largest castle in Poland (after The Malbork Castle and the Wawel Royal Castle). The Książ Stallion Herd is located in the castle stables.


Fortress Kłodzko
The mighty fortress - a unique monument of military architecture. It was built in the place of an equally huge castle, which in turn was erected from a wooden cannog with a history dating back to at least 10th century. For centuries Kłodzko was an important strategic spot and the place of interventions, also armed ones, of many nations. The most convenient trade route from Bohemia to Silesia led there. The fortress, along with the fort on the other side of the Nysa river on the Sheep Mountain, occupying an area of nearly 30 hectares, is one of the most important monuments of the Lower Silesia. A walking trail with exhibitions (including historical, fire-fighting, military, artistic glass, stone slabs) was set up and visitors are allowed to walk through a short fragment of tunnels. It is estimated that the multilevel underground may in all be approx. 100 km long.


The castle on the water Wojnowice
The Gothic-Renaissance castle on water - defensive headquarters of knights, is a building of exceptional architectural advantages, a scenic block, closely linked to the culture of the late medieval Wroclaw. One of very few castles of this type in Poland.




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