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Wind Sweeps Through Wroclaw's Market Square

Jul 15th, 2013

The situation at Wroclaw’s Main Square is the worst since a long time: several budsiness premises have been vacant for months, due for bankruptcy or moveouts caused by sky-high rent prices. What’s left is a plethora of 24/7 alcohol…

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Foreigners in Wroclaw. How many?

Jun 28th, 2013

According to Wroclaw's magistrate Civil Affairs Department, in the city there are ca. 3 700 foreigners registered for either permanent, or temporary residence. The most numerous groups are: Ukrainians (1345), then Germans (355), Koreans (347)…

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Revolution in Student Flats: Hole, Sweet Hole

May 27th, 2013

Housing experiment in Wroclaw under the name "Starter": tiny (12 - 20 m sq), one room flats are to be built on Wybrzeze Pasteura (Pasteur's Coast), as a replacement of dilapidated former hotel belonging to the University of Wroclaw. Tomasz Majda…

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Info Point: Wroclaw Helps Foreigners Settle in the City

Apr 10th, 2013

In March, the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency is opening an information point for foreigners. Its staff will be helping with the formal side of life, such as filling in the applications in Polish offices or schools, or purchasing monthly…

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The Hall of the Four Domes to Be Renovated At Last

Mar 2nd, 2013

Built at the beginning of 1900's as an exhibition pavilion, the Hall of the Four Domes, has been dilapidating since WW II. Finally, after numerous appeals of the city of Wroclaw, the long awaited renovation of one of Wroclaw's landmarks, and an…

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Wroclaw Zoo to Become Home for Okapi

Feb 1st, 2013

The facility has been selected as one of three in Europe to join the okapi breeding programme. Wroclaws zoo staff admit that this is a success comparable to winning the Champions League in football. A total of 29 European zoos applied to the okapi…

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Scary Business Flourishes in Wroclaw

Dec 24th, 2012

They take their audience blindfolded from a cosy Wroclaw cafe to a dark basement or attic, where they scare them effectively for 40 minutes. And the audience love it! Wroclaw's off theatrical group Ad Spectatores know that scaring in theater pays.…

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Wroclaw Preps for Japan Brazil Friendly

Sep 2nd, 2012

Two of the worlds best football teams, the national representatives of Brazil and Japan, will play a friendly match in Wroclaws Municipal Stadium. Since the Euro 2012 championships wrapped up a couple months ago across Ukraine and Poland…

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Wroclaw’s ZAK Theatre Sweeps Awards at Edinburgh Fringe

Aug 28th, 2012

Wroclaws acclaimed Teatr Zak theatre group has been awarded two prestigious titles at the Edinburgh Fringe festival - a Total Theatre Award and the Herald Angel award. The Polish group performed the gripping play Caesarean Section. Essays on…

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Get On the Busker Bus

Aug 21st, 2012

Wroclaws Market Square will soon be taken over by some of the worlds most unusual performers - buskers! Circus acts, clowns, musicians, mimes, performers, magicians, actors, and acrobats will gather in the city centre to perform as part of this…

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Prized 16th Century Painting Returned to Wroclaw

Aug 16th, 2012

A prized painting by renowned artist Lukasz Cranach dating back to 1510 has been returned to Wroclaw after 70 years. Madonna among the Fir Trees had hung in the Cathedral of St. John since the 16th century, until it was taken away for safekeeping by…

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Centennial Hall Unveils Stunning Multimedia Installation

Aug 5th, 2012

One of Wroclaws most recognisable landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Centennial Hall (Hala Stulecia), has unveiled a stunning multimedia presentation available to view in its main hall. The audio-visual show was created using the latest…

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New Horizons Underway in Wroclaw

Jul 22nd, 2012

Polands biggest film festival and certainly one of Wroclaws annual cultural highlights - the T-Mobile New Horizons international film festival - is now underway across the city. Currently in its 12th edition, the film festival will screen some 500…

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Wroclaw Scientists in Bandage Advance

Jul 11th, 2012

Scientists from Wroclaw University have been under the international spotlight for a recent development in bandages. The scientists have claimed to have genetically modified flax, which itself is one of the world's oldest fibres dating back to…

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Wroclaw's Railway Station Makeover

Jun 27th, 2012

Following two years of extensive renovations, Wroclaw's central railway station - Wroclaw Glowny - has opened to the public. During its renovations, the train platforms were accessible from a side entrance with a temporary building acting as ticket…

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Poland’s Euro Hopes Crushed

Jun 20th, 2012

Wroclaw has hosted the final game for Polands national team as part of the UEFA Euro 2012 championships, which are now taking place across Poland and Ukraine. After several hard fought matches, Polands hopes to progress out of the Group stage were…

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Euro 2012 Fever in Wroclaw

Jun 12th, 2012

Wroclaw had the honour to host the second match on the first day of the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship this month, with two more group stage matches to go in Wroclaw. The first match to take place in the brand new Municipal Stadium was…

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Czech National Team Opens Training Matches to the Public

Jun 2nd, 2012

With the UEFA Euro 2012 just around the corner, there is plenty to see and do in Wroclaw for those with a serious passion for football. One great way to experience a soccer match of international quality, even if you havent got your hands on a…

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Wroclaw Launches Mobile App

May 30th, 2012

With travellers relying on technology more and more everyday, the push has recently been forward from the web and into the mobile market. Not one to be left behind, the city of Wroclaw has joined the movement by developing a cool new app as a…

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Wroclaw Football Team Reigns In Ekstraklasa

May 15th, 2012

Wroclaw's main football team Slask Wroclaw has landed the Ekstraklasa title beating out Wisla Krakow in the final match on the final day of the Ekstraklasa (Poland's premier league) season. The Wroclaw team beat Chorzow with a final score of 1-0…

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Guitarists Break World Record

May 5th, 2012

Every year, the Thanks Jimi festival in Wroclaw gathers thousands of guitarists in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for largest guitar ensemble. This year, led by Jimi Hendrix's brother Leon Hendrix on Wroclaw's Market Square, 7273…

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Polish Rapper Launches Unique Clean-up Campaign

Apr 27th, 2012

Polish rapper L.U.C. has launched a clean-up campaign in his hometown of Wroclaw in an effort to raise awareness about the need to clean up after ones pets. It's no usual campaign however - L.U.C. really turned some heads recently when he installed…

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Sky Tower Receives Dali Sculpture

Apr 23rd, 2012

Wroclaw's tallest building, the brand new Sky Tower skyscraper, will be soon home to Profile of Time, a large sculpture by legendary Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The sculpture once stood in Kew Gardens in London, England, but had been…

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New Ticket Prices for Public Transport

Apr 16th, 2012

If youll be looking to visit some of Wroclaws attractions outside of the strict city centre, its likely youll be checking out the citys public transportation. The MPK system is a reliable, cheap, and convenient option popular with locals and…

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Euro 2012 Fan Zone Details and Concerts Announced

Mar 31st, 2012

Further details of the Fan Zone for the upcoming Euro 2012 football championships, which will take place partly in Wroclaw, have been announced. The zone will be open on Plac Solny, part of Swidnicka Street, and part of the Market Square, and will…

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Brazil and Japan Set to Play in Wroclaw

Mar 27th, 2012

In addition to hosting several games from the much anticipated Euro 2012 championship this summer, Wroclaw has just announced that its brand new Municipal Stadium will play host to a friendly between the national teams of Brazil and Japan. The

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Spring Has Sprung in Wroclaw

Mar 15th, 2012

With temperatures set to reach a balmy 20 degrees this weekend in Wroclaw, it's clear that the first day of Spring is well and truly just around the corner. Firstly, the NextBike city-wide bicycle service has just opened for the 2012 season.…

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Local Punk Music Film In First Crowdfunding Attempt

Mar 10th, 2012

Local filmmakers are attempting to reach their final funding goal using a technique known as crowdfunding, which could result in the first crowdfunded film in Polands history. Entitled Za to że Żyjemy, Czyli Punk z Wrocka (To Be Alive)…

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New Terminal for Wroclaw

Mar 7th, 2012

An impressive, modern new airport terminal has opened for visitors in Wroclaw, with over 26 000 people having visited the site over its first two days of open door days. Built in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2012 football championships set to…

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Wroclaw Teen Wins Photography Prize

Feb 22nd, 2012

A 15-year old from Wroclaw has won a photography competition held by the BBC Wildlife Magazine in co-operation with the National History Museum of London. Mateusz Piesiak's photo won in the category of Young Wildlife Photographer. The award…

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Wroclaw Philharmonic Tours America

Feb 11th, 2012

Wroclaw's Philharmonic Orchestra is currently on tour in America, visiting fifteen cities across the country throughout the month of February. Some of the states the orchestra will visit on its route include Arizona, California, Illinois, South…

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Headliners for Jazz Nad Odra Festival Announced

Jan 30th, 2012

Details of the 48th edition of the Jazz Nad Odra (Jazz on the Odra) festival have been announced, including the festival's new dates: 18-22 April 2012. The festival has been on the city's cultural calendar since 1964. The main star of Jazz Nad…

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February Friendly May Be Hosted in Wroclaw

Jan 27th, 2012

Following severe delays with the completion of the National Stadium in Warsaw, Wroclaw may take over duties as host for a football friendly scheduled to take place on 29 February 2012. Warsaw's difficulties sprung up recently with the municipal…

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Radiohead Guitarist and Penderecki Collaborate on New Album

Jan 23rd, 2012

Polish modern classical music icon Krzysztof Penderecki has collaborated with guitarist of acclaimed British group Radiohead Jonny Greenwood in a new album. The pair first began their collaboration for a concert in Wroclaw, as part of the European…

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Wroclaw Wins 2017 World Games Bid

Jan 16th, 2012

The city of Wroclaw has won its bid to host the World Games in 2017. With Cape Town having pulled out of the race due to financial reasons, Budapest was Wroclaw's biggest rival up until the official announcement on 12 January. The World Games is…

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Poland Raises Millions at Charity Drive

Jan 9th, 2012

A record-breaking 40 million zloty (approximately 9 million euro) has been raised as part of Poland's annual Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP) fundraiser. This year was the 20th edition of WOSP, and saw the drive raising money for…

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Enterprising Art Student Does A Banksy

Jan 4th, 2012

A student of Wroclaw's Academy of Art and Design recently hung up one of his own paintings at the city's National Museum, echoing a similar move by Bansky. The famous British artist secretly placed his own subversive art in the Tate and the…

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Wroclaw Rings in the New Year

Jan 2nd, 2012

Wroclaw marked the end of 2011 and start of 2012 with its annual New Years Eve celebrations, right on the citys Market Square. The party was broadcast on television across the country as the city boasted one of the biggest celebrations in the…

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Euro 2012 Draw Completed

Dec 5th, 2011

The Palace of Arts in Kiev has hosted the draw for the group stage of the Euro 2012 football championships taking place in Poland and Ukraine next year. From amongst the sixteen qualified teams, the following groups were drawn - Group A:…

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Wroclaw to Host TEDx Event

Dec 1st, 2011

Wroclaw will host its own TEDx event, as part of the internationally recognized lecture series featuring a wide variety of creative minds, sharing some of their most fascinating and inspiring stories with the audience. The independently organized…

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Christmas Market Opens

Nov 24th, 2011

The annual Christmas Market opens this weekend in Wroclaw on Swidnicka Street in the Old Town. Here you can find vendors from the region and beyond selling handicrafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, pottery, and more. As always there will be…

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European Presidents Mark 200 Years of Wroclaw University

Nov 17th, 2011

One of the highlights of the annual culture calendar in Wroclaw kicks off this month - Jazztopad Festival, which translates roughly to Jazz-November and takes place from 6 to 27 November. Poland, and Wroclaw in particular, already has a…

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Reneissance masterpiece: from Swiss to Wroclaw safe

Nov 4th, 2011

Lucas Cranach the Elder's 'Madonna under the fir tree', one of the most precious pieces of art missing from Poland after WW II, has been returned to Wroclaw after 65 years of absence. The masterpiece was taken away from Wroclaw's cathedral, where…

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Wroclaw to Build Metro?

Nov 3rd, 2011

Wroclaw is currently considering plans to build a metro system, alleviating its traffic problems which infamously placed the city in fourth place in a study of most congested cities in Europe. With a population of 1.5 million and a dense…

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Ryanair Unveils Newest Base

Oct 28th, 2011

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that Wroclaw will serve as its 46th base with one plane permanently based in the city's airport. The changes will begin in March of next year, as Ryanair will add six new routes to its already existing fifteen…

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Poland Re-Elects Civic Platform to Leadership

Oct 19th, 2011

Following vigorous campaigning from all sides, Poland went to the polls to elect its next government in a parliamentary election. The centre-right Civic Platform (PO) party, led by Donald Tusk, won the election, re-electing the party into power with…

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Family Festivities to Celebrate Wroclaw Dwarves

Oct 3rd, 2011

It only takes a few minutes to stumble across (sometimes quite literally) a mini statue of a dwarf, the most popular mythological creature in this part of Poland. The city is littered with hundreds of these statues, and more are constantly popping…

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Wroclaw Philharmonic to Inaugurate 2011-12 Season

Sep 29th, 2011

The Wroclaw Philharmonic is preparing for the official inauguration of its 2011/2012 artistic season, scheduled for October 7 2011. The opening concert will take place in the Philharmonic Hall, where the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by…

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Klitschko Beats Adamek in Wroclaw Fight

Sep 20th, 2011

The much anticipated fight between boxing champions Vitali Klitschko and Polish boxer Tomasz Adamek ended in the tenth round, when the referee stopped the fight leaving Klitschko victorious on a technical knockout. The first world heavyweight…

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Wratislavia Cantans Festival Underway

Sep 4th, 2011

One of Wroclaw's most anticipated musical events, the Wratislavia Cantans festival, is now underway. Led by artistic director Paul McCreesh, the festival tends to focus on medieval music as well as contemporary classical works. This year, the…

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Contemporary Museum to Open in Temporary Home

Aug 31st, 2011

As it waits for the construction of a permanent home (to be completed in 2016), the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum will spend the next few years in an air-raid shelter. The above-ground bunker, with its 1.1 metre-thick walls, was originally built in…

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Lower Silesian Film Centre to Open in September

Aug 19th, 2011

Wroclaw's newest addition to its already brimming film-related cultural offerings is the DCF, or Lower Silesian Film Centre, set to open after major renovations on 1 September 2011. The people behind the Film Centre have made it clear that…

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Free Wifi in Central Wroclaw

Aug 11th, 2011

The city of Wroclaw continues to expand its wifi hotspots, which can be accessed for free by anyone with a laptop or wifi-ready device such as a mobile phone or iPad. Wifi hotspots can be found in several locations, including the Old Town…

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Nowe Horyzonty Festival Prizes Awarded

Jul 31st, 2011

The Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival in Wroclaw drew to a close with a ceremony awarding all prizes to the week's most exceptional films. The jury handed the Grand Prix prize (and 20 000 euro) to Attenberg, a Greek film directed by Athina Rachel…

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Wroclaw Works Toward Hosting 2017 World Games

Jul 29th, 2011

The city of Wroclaw is in the running to host the World Games in the year 2017. The World Games, as the name implies is an international event, with a focus on sports not already associated with the Olympics. Some of these include body building…

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Nowe Horyzonty Festival Underway

Jul 26th, 2011

Arguably Wroclaw's most diverse and vibrant annual event, Nowe Horyzonty Festival, has kicked off ten days of film, art, and music. A film festival first and foremost, Nowe Horyzonty is screening a huge mix of films large and small from across…

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Friendly Robots Being Developed in Wroclaw

Jul 11th, 2011

The Wroclaw University of Technology is making waves internationally with its latest project, the development of a robot that can display emotion. The robot, named Emys, uses three discs that make up his face, eyes, and a motorized neck, to display…

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Registration Open for EU Culture Congress

Jul 4th, 2011

As Poland winds down its official celebrations for its undertaking of the EU Presidency, it's time to begin planning for the next big cultural event - the European Culture Congress in Wroclaw (8-11 September). During the three-day event over 100…

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Wroclaw Triumphant as 2016 European Capital of Culture

Jun 28th, 2011

Wroclaw is currently celebrating a great victory for the city, beating Warsaw, Gdansk, Lublin, and Katowice to win a nomination for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. It was a fierce race between Poland's major cities, as participating towns…

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Wroclaw Days in Full Swing

Jun 20th, 2011

The Wroclaw Days festival is in full swing as the city hosts countless concerts, workshops, performances, and open days in nearly every corner of the town. A few highlights for visitors to the city include: 17/6 Concert: Bobby McFerrin, Hala…

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One Year to Go Until Euro 2012

Jun 5th, 2011

This week Wroclaw will celebrate a momentous occasion, counting down only one year left to go until the UEFA Euro football championship in 2012, which will take place in part in Wroclaw. The celebrations will take place before Centennial Hall…

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Simcha Jewish Culture Festival Underway

May 30th, 2011

The city of Wroclaw has a strong Jewish history, and with a resent surge in young Poles rediscovering and embracing their Jewish heritage, festivals of Jewish culture such as Simcha are more relevant than ever. Now in its 13th edition, Simcha…

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Wroclaw Preps City Bikes

May 21st, 2011

Getting around Wroclaw is about to get a whole lot easier, with the introduction of Wroclaw's newest mode of transportation - the NextBike public bicycle rental program. Set to kick off at the beginning of June, the NextBike system will see…

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Wroclaw Mayor Tops Ranking Yet Again

May 11th, 2011

Wroclaw's mayor has once again topped Newsweek's annual ranking of Polish mayors. Now in his ninth year in the position, Rafal Dutkiewicz is clearly a popular politician and his work continues to be recognized by not only Wroclawians but national…

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Over 5000 Guitarists Strum Hey Joe

May 2nd, 2011

As is the annual tradition on Wroclaw's Market Square, thousands of guitarists - professional and amateur alike - gathered for yet another attempt to break the Guinness world record for largest guitar ensemble. Having set the record themselves in…

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New Synagogue Wins Award

Apr 27th, 2011

The New Synagogue in Ostrow Wieklopolski, approximately 100 km north-east of Wroclaw, has been awarded "Facade of the Year" in a Poland-wide competition showcasing outstanding work in architecture, reconstruction, and renovation completed in the…

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Poland Marks Smolensk Anniversary

Apr 11th, 2011

Poland has marked the one year anniversary of the plane crash which killed the Polish president Lech Kaczynski along with his wife Maria and 94 government officials en route to mark the Katyn massacre in Smolensk, Russia. On Sunday 10 April…

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Wroclaw Built on Ancient Cemetery?

Mar 30th, 2011

In what seems to confirm the hypothesis of Wroclaw's academics, the city of Wroclaw appears to have been built on an ancient cemetery. It was during digs on Kuznicza street near the Old Town's Market Square, that graves older than the city itself…

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Thanks Jimi Returns to Wroclaw

Mar 23rd, 2011

Every year, thousands of guitarists gather in Wroclaws market square in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for largest guitar ensemble. While last years 4597 guitar players failed to break the record set by the Thanks Jimi festival in…

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Renovations and New Additions at the Wroclaw Zoo

Mar 9th, 2011

One of Wroclaw's most popular family attractions, the Wroclaw Zoo, continues to enchant both adults and youngsters alike with its wide variety of creatures on display. Recently, the zoo acquired a red panda, a mammal originally from China and…

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Carrier Pigeon Caper

Feb 25th, 2011

Police in the town of Chojnow have caught a 28-year-old criminal, charged with the theft of 60 carrier pigeons thought to be worth 30 000 złoty (approximately 7500 euro). In December of last year, the young thief broke into the home of the…

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Wroclaw to host European Culture Congress

Feb 14th, 2011

Starting July this year, Poland will begin its six-month Presidency of the European Union. The most important cultural event associated with the Presidency is the European Culture Congress, which will take place in Wroclaw in September. Presented…

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Adamek to Fight Klitchko

Feb 6th, 2011

The scheduled fight between top Polish boxer Tomasz Adamek and current IBF/WBO champion Vladimir Klitchko, which we reported earlier this year, has been confirmed. The fight will take place in September of this year, and while the venue has yet to…

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Iconic Centennial Hall Under Renovation

Jan 24th, 2011

One of Wroclaw's most recognizable structures, the Centennial Hall, known in Polish as Hala Stulecia or Hala Ludowa, is currently under extensive renovation. The Centennial Hall was designed by architect Max Berg and was built in 1911-1913. In…

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Highest Distinction for Poet Szymborska

Jan 20th, 2011

Poland's highest state distinction, the Order of the White Eagle, was officially awarded to poet Wislawa Szymborska at a ceremony in the historic Wawel castle in Krakow. The Order was presented to Szymborska by the Polish President Bronislaw…

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Adamek Prepares to Fight Klitchko in Wroclaw

Jan 13th, 2011

In September of this year, Wroclaw will host the first ever world heavyweight boxing championship in Poland, between top Polish boxer Tomasz Adamek and current IBF/WBO champion Vladimir Klitchko. While the fight has yet to be officially…

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Heated Benches Warm Up Wroclaw

Dec 29th, 2010

The city of Wroclaw has taken an usual approach this winter in making its streets more welcoming for pedestrians and locals in freezing temperatures. To combat the cold, Wroclaw's city authorities, in co-operation with a Finnish power company, have…

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Composer Penderecki Awarded Master Title

Dec 21st, 2010

Modern Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki has been awarded the title of Master from the Wroclaw-based Lower Silesian Chamber of Craft. The regional association of artisans has awarded the titled in previous years to such figures as Cardinal Henry…

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Biggest Snowman Built Outside Wroclaw

Dec 16th, 2010

Poland can now not only boast the largest statue of Jesus in the world (in the town of Swiebodzin), but the residents of the south-western village of Pierwoszow can now also be proud of their own monolithic achievement - a 9.5 metre high, 32 metre…

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Holiday Season Kicks Off in Wroclaw

Dec 5th, 2010

The holiday season is well and truly underway in Wroclaw, with the Old Town's cobblestoned streets lit up with glittering decorations and the nostalgic Christmas Market open for business. Many visitors to Wroclaw come to the city in December…

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Wroclaw Re-elects Dutkiewicz

Dec 2nd, 2010

Local government elections took place nationwide in November, seeing Wroclaw's incumbent Rafal Dutkiewicz re-elected as mayor. In Poland's largest cities the mayor is referred to as "president", and Wroclaw's new president won his city by the most…

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Henryk Gorecki Dies Aged 76

Nov 18th, 2010

Celebrated Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, a native of the nearby industrial Silesian city Katowice, has passed away. His modern classical compositions were well-known not just in Poland, but across the world. First composing in a rather…

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Local Theatre Company Wows in London

Nov 6th, 2010

One of Wroclaw's most forward-thinking artistic collectives, the Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat Theatre) is currently in London performing their interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Barbican Centre. Their work has already been…

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American Film Festival Wraps Up

Oct 31st, 2010

As we reported earlier this year, Wroclaw hosted its first ever American Film Festival in October - from the 20th to the 24th to be precise. The festival aimed to promote classic and contemporary American cinema, showing that the world's leading…

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Wroclaw Unveils Euro 2012 Logo

Oct 28th, 2010

Host cities for the Euro 2012 football championship have unveiled their unique city logos. Wroclaw is one of the handful of Polish cities including Warsaw, Gdansk, and Poznan, who along with cities in Ukraine, which will host matches during the…

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Films in Five Dimensions

Oct 18th, 2010

3D films may be all the rage these days, but they are still 2Ds less than Wroclaw's upcoming 5D cinema which opens Wednesday. The claim behind the 5D phenomenon is the fact that movie-goers are able to experience films with each of their five senses.

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Dalai Lama visits Wroclaw

Oct 4th, 2010

As we reported earlier this year, the Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit Wroclaw in September. His visit came on the 22nd as he spent two days speaking to the public and visiting the Solid Wroclaw exhibition which traces the history of the Solidarity…

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National Music Forum to Open in 2012

Sep 21st, 2010

Wroclaw will be the home to one of Europe's most prestigious concert calls in the autumn of 2012, when the planned National Music Forum is set to open. A ceremony laying its foundation took place in September at its location on Wolnosci Square. T

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Krakow's Jazz Autumn Begins

Sep 15th, 2010

Respected by its peers and popular with jazz lovers from within its city borders and beyond, Krakow's Jazz Autumn festival kicks off this week in southern Poland. Now in its fifth edition, this year's festival will feature performances by…

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Regional Center for Business Tourism Opens

Sep 14th, 2010

The newest addition to Wroclaw's cityscape is the state of the art Regional Centre for Business Tourism, which celebrated its official opening last weekend. The early 20th century building, situated next to the Centennial Hall, was gutted and…

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Rare Hippo Born in Wroclaw Zoo

Sep 3rd, 2010

A rare pygmy hippopotamus was born in Wroclaw's zoo a couple of weeks ago, and was recently unveiled for the media and public. International media covered the event as the hippo was one of only four such hippos to be born in European zoos this…

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Wroclaw Student Crowned Miss Poland

Aug 31st, 2010

A 21-year-old student at Wroclaw's School of Banking has been crowned Miss Polski (Miss Poland) at a ceremony in the town of Plock. Agata Szewiola, originally from the town of Zar near Lublin, competed against 23 other hopefuls at the finals on…

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Wroclaw Update

Aug 25th, 2010

A few more weeks of summer are left in Wroclaw, and the city has been taking it easy. There have been a few highlights in the headlines recently, which included the following According to Newsweek Polska, Wroclaw is the most appealing city in…

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Recognition for Renoma Architecture

Aug 16th, 2010

One of Wroclaw's most stunning buildings is the modernist marvel that is Renoma - a department store and shopping centre in the heart of the city. Built in 1930 as the Wertheim store by the German firm of the same name, the building has lived…

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Dalai Lama to Visit Wroclaw

Aug 1st, 2010

It has been confirmed, the Dalai Lama will again visit Wrocław on 22 September. Although details about his activities have not yet been confirmed, His Holiness will spend two days in our city probably meeting, greeting and giving lectures as he…

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Film, Art, and Music at New Horizons

Jul 22nd, 2010

One of Wroclaw's most exciting cultural happenings - Era Nowe Horyzonty (New Horizons) - begins this week. The film, music, and art festival will feature over 500 film screenings and several musical performances and artistic exhibitions. As a…

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Poland Elects Komorowski

Jul 8th, 2010

Bronislaw Komorowski of the Civic Platform (PO) party has been elected as Poland's newest president following a run-off election against Jaroslaw Kaczynski of the Law and Justice (PiS) party. The first round of elections took place earlier last…

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Festival Season Begins

Jun 28th, 2010

With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of festival season in Wroclaw and across Poland. On the Baltic coast in Gdynia, Poland's largest music festival, Opener, will take place from 1-4 July with such guests as Tricky, Pearl Jam, Groove Armada…

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First Round of Elections Wraps Up

Jun 23rd, 2010

Poland headed to the polls last weekend with the intention of choosing the replacement for Lech Kaczynski, the former Polish president who died on 10 April 2010 in a plane crash which killed all 96 on board. While no clear victor emerged, the…

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Skybound Train

Jun 8th, 2010

A new sculpture will be unveiled in Wroclaw this year, one with perhaps the most wacky and out-of-this-world concept to date (and Wroclaw already has its share!). Located at Plac Strzegomski, the Skybound Train will consist of a full-size, real…

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