Wrocław

Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław (German: Breslau) is the administrative and historical capital city of Lower Silesia region and voivodeship in Poland and it's situated on the banks of the Poland's second largest river Odra (Oder).

Wrocław is Poland's fourth largest city with colorful history, young, vibrant and diverse population, countless historical monuments, picturesque streets and bridges, hotels, restaurants and a booming economy.

Wrocław is currently one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and due to its excellent geographical location and transport links many international companies have been locating their development, manufacturing and logistics centers there attracting thousands of young, well educated workforce.

The history Wrocław dates back to early Middle Ages and it thorough centuries it belonged to Prussia, Germany, Kingdom of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.

During World War II Wrocław was completely destroyed with no single building in the city intact, because of the horrific decision of the Nazi Germans to turn the city into a fortress (Festung Breslau) and defend it against the advancing Red Army to the very last soldier, even a few days after the fall of Berlin and the capitulation of the Third Reich.

After the war Wrocław was rebuilt by the Poles and now it's a vibrant university city with student population of over 130,000.

Wrocław is classified as a Gamma-global city by GaWC and it has been consistently ranking in the top 100 cities in the World with the highest standard of living.

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