“So pretty it is often described as the Venice of the North.”
Where is Wroclaw? Wroclaw is in a Polish city in the south-western region of Lower Silesia. It is Poland’s 4th largest city with a population of just under 700,000 and is situated on the banks of the River Oder (Polish: Odra). There are over 100 bridges scattered throughout the city, creating a truly charming atmosphere, it is sometimes referred to as “The Venice of the North”.
The city was previously a part of Bohemia, the Habsburg Empire, the Prussian Empire and subsequently Germany, where it was known as Breslau. However, following the Red Army’s highly destructive 4 month siege of the city and the unconditional surrender of the Nazis when it was finally taken, it was turned over to Poland.
In little over 60 years, the architectural and cultural revitalisation of Wroclaw has been nothing short of miraculous and the city is now hailed by Poles and visitors alike as being one of the most fun, youthful and beautiful cities in the country.
Why we recommend Wroclaw.
Wroclaw or Wroc-LOVE as the locals call it is something else. This city has all the elements to make it a power house in terms of tourism. Named as the 2016 City culture, Wroclaw drinks alongside Krakow and Sopot in terms of quality bars, eats with Poznan and Warsaw in terms of top notch restaurants and stands toe to toe with Gdansk for activities. Great as all that is, Wroclaw excels one level higher in terms of beauty, calling it “Venice of the North” is an understatement, we should call Venice the “Wroclaw of the South”
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