GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Wrocław is a city on the Oder River in western Poland. It is known for its Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and featuring a modern fountain. Also on the square is the Gothic Old Town Hall, with its large astronomical clock. Nearby is the Panorama of Racławice, a painting depicting the 1794 battle for independence. The Centennial Hall auditorium, with its giant dome and tall spire, lies across the river.

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CITYFIT GYM

CityFit is a group of gyms with branches all over Poland.

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HOME 1 REJTANA 2

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KSIAZ CASTLE

Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych, about 2 hours drive from Wroclaw. It lies within the Książ Landscape Park, a protected area located in the Wałbrzyski Foothills.

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MARKET

The Stare Miasto is a large market held every Sunday morning (weather permitting) in the abandoned railway station of Stare Miasto, in the center of Wroclaw.

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RYNEK (OLD TOWN)

The Market Square of Wrocław (Polish: Rynek we Wrocławiu) is a medieval market square in the historical center of Wrocław. The market square is rectangular with the dimensions 213 by 178 metres (699 ft × 584 ft), and was built between 1214 and 1232. During World War II, the market square was damaged, but most of the buildings were carefully restored.

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SWIDNICA CHURCH OF PEACE

The Church of Peace of Świdnica, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe, was built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the political conditions, the Lutheran churches were subject to strict conditions: they had to be located beyond town boundaries, within an area strictly defined by imperial officials; they were to be built only of wood and clay; they could not feature a tower; and their construction was to be completed within one year.

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THE WROCLAW GNOMES

Wrocław’s dwarfs (Polish: Wrocławskie krasnale) are small figurines (20-30 cm) that first appeared in the streets of Wrocław in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, and today they are considered a tourist attraction: as of 2015, there are over 350 dwarfs spread all over the city.

Gnomes have long held a place in Polish folklore, and their current iconic incarnation as symbols of Wrocław actually has a direct correlation to the political climate of the 1980s. Under communism, gnomes became a symbol of the 'Orange Alternative' – an underground protest movement that used absurdity and nonsense to stage peaceful, yet subversive protests.

CITYFIT GYM

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-CityFit Gym-54 COVER

CityFit is a group of gyms with branches all over Poland.

HOME 1 REJTANA 2

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-Home 1 Rejtana 2-51 COVER

HOME 2 DYREKCYJNA 43

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-Home 2 Dyrekcyjna 43-46 COVER

KSIAZ CASTLE

Poland 2019-2020 - Wroclaw 2019 03- - Ksiaz Castle - 4 COVER

Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych, about 2 hours drive from Wroclaw. It lies within the Książ Landscape Park, a protected area located in the Wałbrzyski Foothills.

MARKET

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-Market-42 COVER

The Stare Miasto is a large market held every Sunday morning (weather permitting) in the abandoned railway station of Stare Miasto, in the center of Wroclaw.

OTHER PICTURES

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-Other Wroclaw pictures-31 COVER

RYNEK (OLD TOWN)

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-Rynek -16 COVER

The Market Square of Wrocław (Polish: Rynek we Wrocławiu) is a medieval market square in the historical center of Wrocław. The market square is rectangular with the dimensions 213 by 178 metres (699 ft × 584 ft), and was built between 1214 and 1232. During World War II, the market square was damaged, but most of the buildings were carefully restored.

SWIDNICA CHURCH OF PEACE

Poland 2019-2020 - Wroclaw 2019 03- - Swidnica Church of Peace - 9 COVER

The Church of Peace of Świdnica, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe, was built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the political conditions, the Lutheran churches were subject to strict conditions: they had to be located beyond town boundaries, within an area strictly defined by imperial officials; they were to be built only of wood and clay; they could not feature a tower; and their construction was to be completed within one year.

THE WROCLAW GNOMES

Poland 2019 01-02-Wroclaw 2019 03-The Wroclaw gnomes-2 COVER

Wrocław’s dwarfs (Polish: Wrocławskie krasnale) are small figurines (20-30 cm) that first appeared in the streets of Wrocław in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, and today they are considered a tourist attraction: as of 2015, there are over 350 dwarfs spread all over the city.

Gnomes have long held a place in Polish folklore, and their current iconic incarnation as symbols of Wrocław actually has a direct correlation to the political climate of the 1980s. Under communism, gnomes became a symbol of the 'Orange Alternative' – an underground protest movement that used absurdity and nonsense to stage peaceful, yet subversive protests.

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