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Basic knowledge before you visit - Wroclaw

Wrocław ("?vr?tsw?f"; Polish pronunciation: "?vr?t?swaf" ( listen), German: Breslau, "b??s?la?"; Latin: Vratislavia) is the largest city in western Poland.
It is on the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the Baltic Sea to the north and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Sudeten Mountains to the south.

Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia.

Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

At various times in history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, and Germany.

It became part of Poland in 1945, as a result of the border changes after the Second World War.

The population of Wrocław in 2014 was 634,487, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland. Wrocław classified as a global city by GaWC, with the ranking of high sufficiency and living standard.

It was among 230 cities in the world in the ranking of the consulting company Mercer - "Best City to Live" in 2015 and the only Polish city in this ranking has been recognized as a city growing at the business center. In 2016, the city will be the European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. Also, Wrocław will host the Theatre Olympics, World Bridge Games and the European Film Awards in 2016, IFLA Annual Conference and World Games in 2017Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wroc%C5%82aw

Important geographic facts

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Poland's territory extends across several geographical regions, between latitudes 49° and 55° N, and longitudes 14° and 25° E.
In the north-west is the Baltic seacoast, which extends from the Bay of Pomerania to the Gulf of Gdańsk.

This coast is marked by several spits, coastal lakes (former bays that have been cut off from the sea), and dunes.

The largely straight coastline is indented by the Szczecin Lagoon, the Bay of Puck, and the Vistula Lagoon. The centre and parts of the north lie within the North European Plain. Rising above these lowlands is a geographical region comprising the four hilly districts of moraines and moraine-dammed lakes formed during and after the Pleistocene ice age.

These lake districts are the Pomeranian Lake District, the Greater Polish Lake District, the Kashubian Lake District, and the Masurian Lake District.

The Masurian Lake District is the largest of the four and covers much of north-eastern Poland.

The lake districts form part of the Baltic Ridge, a series of moraine belts along the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland#Geography

The most popular hiking trails in the Tatras

Tatra is one of the most beautiful Polish regions.

No wonder that every year come to the area a lot of tourists.

Holiday in the Tatras is not only a way to relax in nature, but also an opportunity for increased physical activity, which is certainly a good way to spend time, especially for active people.
Where to go in the Tatras? Certainly one of the most popular trails is the trail leading to Morskie Oko, or pond located between the highest elevations on the Polish side of the Tatras. If you allow us to do this condition should climb also Kasprowy and Giewont and also see Chochołowska Valley and Koscieliska..

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