Wrocław is a city in western Poland and the largest city in the historical region of Silesia. It lies on the banks of the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands. The population of Wrocław in 2018 was 639,258, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland.
The history of the city dates back over a thousand years, and its extensive heritage combines almost all religions and cultures of Europe. At various times, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy, Prussia and Germany.
Wrocław is classified as a Gamma- global city by GaWC. It was placed among the top 100 cities in the world for the quality of life by the consulting company Mercer.
Founded: 10th Century
Number of Higher Education Institutions: 30
Wrocław is a university city with a student population of over 130,000, making it one of the most youthful cities in the country. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the University of Wrocław, previously Breslau University, produced 9 Nobel Prize laureates and is renowned for its high quality of teaching.
Wrocław was named the eighth most polluted European city, with 166 days of bad air quality yearly. Air pollution mainly occurs in winter.
Wroclaw is one of the most youthful cities in the country.
Geographical location of Wroclaw provides opportunities for fast and easy travelling to the neighbor countries. Only 3 hours to Dresden, Berlin and Prague!
– Wroclaw is a lively vibrant student city, and many Poles complement the city with a name play, calling it “WrocLOVE”
– Because of the many rivers, islands, some 200 or so bridges and the sheer beauty of the city, Wroclaw has a growing reputation as the Venice of the North.
– In Wroclaw, unlike in the Britain, the bar and pubs don’t prepare for kick out at 11pm; they are just getting going around this time.