International Links - Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław, Poland - Twinned 2018 

Wrocław is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. Situated at the foot of the Sudetes, by the Oder River, crisscrossed by its numerous tributaries and channels, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and more than 100 bridges. 

The large market square, enclosed by impressive tenement houses, after a thorough renovation in 1997 is particularly impressive.

Wrocław is also a dynamic centre of culture. Numerous theatres, an opera, a concert hall, and many clubs, museums, and galleries ensure a rich programme of artistic events, including music and film festivals of international renown. 

You may also come across a few of the bronze gnomes the city is famous for. There are over 300 hundred of them around the city.  Oxford has its very own gnome in the city centre. This gift of friendship from Wrocław is a gnome named Życzliwek, or ‘well-wisher’ and his permanent home is in the Covered Market.

The Oxford Polish Association is actively involved in the Oxford-Wrocław link.

For more information, please contact: Oxford Polish Association.