Wrocław, Poland - twinned with Oxford since 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 city's large market square, surrounded by striking tenement houses, underwent a major renovation in 1997, enhancing its splendour. Wrocław is not only a historical gem but also a vibrant cultural hub. It hosts numerous theatres, an opera, a concert hall, and a plethora of clubs, museums, and galleries. The city is celebrated for its artistic events, including internationally acclaimed music and film festivals.

A unique feature of Wrocław is its collection of over 300 bronze gnomes scattered throughout the city. Oxford even hosts one of these gnomes, a symbol of our friendship with Wrocław. Named Życzliwek, or ‘well-wisher’, this gnome has made its home in Oxford's Covered Market.

The Oxford Polish Association plays a key role in fostering the Oxford-Wrocław link.

For more details or to get involved, please visit the Oxford Polish Association.

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