Wrocław is deemed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. It is at the same time the capital of Lower Silesia Voivodship and of whole historic Silesia. Wrocław is located in the south west of Poland. The city is placed 350 kilometers away from Berlin and Warsaw, and 300 kilometers away from Prague. Historical mentions of Wrocław date back to the 10th century. The city is proud of its multicultural tradition. It has been influenced by Polish, German and Czech culture over centuries. Wrocław is an important academic center in Poland: the amount of students is 18% of the whole city population (more than 700.000 people, all agglomeration is more than 1 million), This capital city of Lower Silesia is greatly connected with the rest of Poland thanks to the location nearby of A4 (East-West) and A8 (North-South, a city beltway) highways, S5 (North-South, towards Poznań) and S8 (towards Warsaw) dual carriageways as well as the airport with the passenger traffic of 2.5 million people yearly.
A Gothic city hall and one of the largest old-town marketplaces in whole Europe (13th century; 3.8 ha)
Ostrów Tumski (Ostrów Isle) – the oldest part of the city (11th century)
Panorama Racławicka painting – an art museum exhibiting a cycloramic painting of the Battle of Racławice image (painted by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak at the end of 19th century)
Szczytnicki Park – a 100-hectar English style park from 18th century, its integral art is the Japanese Garden from the beginning of 20th century connected with the Centennial Expo
Centennial Hall by Szczytnicki Park – an expressionistic hall with the capacity of 10,000 people, built in beginning of 20th century by Max Berg
Olympic Stadium (capacity of 12,000 people) – sport complex located by Szczytnicki Park, built in 1920s, present home stadium of Sparta Wrocław speedway team and Panther Wrocław American football team
Municipal Stadium (capacity of 44,000 people) – Euro 2012 arena and home stadium of Śląsk Wrocław football team