Ostrow Tumski in Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw

Ostrow Tumski, Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław, formerly known as Breslau (when it was German) is a Polish city with a confused history and changing borders. Now it is predominately Polish, though when the borders shifted and it stopped being German at the same time that L’viv stopped being Polish, all the Germans were sent back to Germany and all the Poles now living in L’viv, Ukraine were sent across Poland to live in the newly Polish city of Wrocław, hence the many Ukrainian restaurants and other Eastern influences that now co-exist here with a few Germanic influences on top of the Polish ones. This is Wrocław as seen along the Odra River, with the Cathedral rising up behind. The city was established in the 10th century, and the cathedral complex on Ostrow Tumski (“Cathedral Island” even though it’s not an island) is the oldest section. It’s quite a picaresque city – and in 2016, it has been chosen as one of the European Capitals of Culture, a lovely honour that means Wrocław better get to work on getting it ready!

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5 thoughts on “Ostrow Tumski in Wrocław, Poland

    • I’m glad!! Poland is often forgotten about when people make travel itineraries. But it has a lot to offer, and usually for pretty good prices too! I enjoyed visiting so many of these cities and towns and villages that most people haven’t heard of and don’t go. It was a lot of fun 🙂

  1. I was in Wroclaw a couple of days ago, and I highly, highly recommend it! There are also little statues of gnomes hidden everywhere. One of my favourites in Poland, and that’s saying a lot!

  2. Pingback: Rynek of Wrocław, Poland | The Most Beautiful Places in Europe

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