Wrocław – the meeting place
Wrocław is located in the middle of Europe and is a fully European city. Without a doubt, it can be called a multicultural and open city. It is a place of more than a thousand years of history, which now can proudly be an organizer of many important international events. One of them is The World Games 2017.
It is the fourth largest city in Poland in terms of population (640,000). Throughout more than a thousand years of history Wrocław has been at the crossroads of different cultures, switching from Polish hands to the reign of Czechs and Germans. After World War II it was here that Europe’s largest population exchange took place, and the local community was rebuilt almost from scratch.
The result of this is that today Wrocław is a place of tolerance, open to new ideas and challenges, famous for its hospitality. The extraordinary history of the city is constantly enriched by prestigious scientific, cultural and sport events. Wrocław will have the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016.
It is a city of bridges – there are 117 of them in Wrocław – for which it gained the nickname of “the second Venice”, which is visited by more than 3 million tourists annually. Wrocław Market Square is the 50th largest square of this kind in the world and 28th in Europe. There are 8,000 historic buildings that survived the war and are regularly renovated.
In 2017 Wrocław will host The World Games – The Olympics of non-Olympic sports.