POLAND : WROCLAW - Sightseeing
Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia has a
complex and dramatic history that is embedded in the city walls Situated
at the foot of the Sudety Moutains, upon the Odra River and cut through
by its numerous tributaries and canals, it is an exceptional city of 12
islands and 112 bridges.
We are reminded of the early medieval times in Ostrów Tumski, where one
of the most beautiful sacral architecture buildings in Europe has been
preserved. Wroclaw Town hall is considered one of the most splendid
Gothic buildings in central Europe. In Wroclaw one can also see the
biggest baroque interior in Poland, which has remained untill today -
the Leopoldine Hall, located in the 17th century University building.
The old and modern architecture of the city is surrounded by the
abundance of greenery. In the city centre, there spreads out the
Szczytnicki Park dating from the 18th century. It cointains over 370
species of trees and shrubs and a Japanese garden. If you want to have a
walk, the great places are the Botanical Garden with their beautiful
flowers and Alpine gardens, green house and the biggest cactus house in
Poland, and the Zoological Garden, founded in 1865 and accommodating
about 5.500 animals representing 650 species.