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Short Break Poland’s Rising Star

Wroclaw is a city in Poland which is not only crying out for more visitors, but is actively encouraging us travel professionals to offer this up and coming destination to you, my clients.

We all like a new experience for a European short break, don’t we? Well, read on and see what I found out about this really great destination.

When I told friends that I was going to Wroclaw, the first question I was usually asked was “Where?” and when I said it was in Poland, I was then asked “Do you mean Warsaw?”.

No, I definitely mean Wroclaw. It’s a really cracking little city in the south of Poland with plenty of great potential to be the next big city break destination for UK visitors.

The direct flight time of around two hours from a decent selection of UK airports is a great plus point; and, upon arrival, visitors are greeted with a modern, efficient airport and a swift commute into town. It’s just thirty minutes by road or rail.

But it’s not just about sheer convenience. There are plenty of good reasons for me to suggest Wroclaw to people, especially if you are seeking a short haul city break.

For a compact city, there is plenty to see for visitors seeking culture and history. The architecture of the old town was buzzing with a fantastically lively Christmas market on my visit. This is in sharp contrast with the remnants of the communist era. You’ll find that many of which have been revamped or repurposed for modern, post Cold War Poland.

There is no escaping the history and a visit to the Centrum Hisoril Zajezdnia is essential for anyone keen to understand Wroclaw today. You will be taken on a journey from Polish independence in 1918. Through the horrors of Nazi occupation and the brutality of the communist regime. This is all before the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, and Poland was reborn.

Other cultural attractions include the Royal Palace, the Centennial Hall, and the Japanese-inspired Szczytnicki Park.

Now, if we are going to be honest, one of the major attractions of Wroclaw is the excellent bar and restaurant scene. With affordable prices, a great range of high quality restaurants for all budgets, and a city centre that is easy to walk around, it’s easy to see how a night out might appeal.

Wroclaw should very much been seen as the third main tourism centre of Poland, alongside Warsaw and Krakow. So, if you have already been to the country once or twice before, then here’s a great opportunity to make it a hatrick!

As well as a myriad charms of Wroclaw, from architecture to great food and drink at a good price, the city has quality accommodation options in easy walking distance of the main attractions – or just a tram ride away.

Simply put, Wroclaw is a compact city with plenty to see and do for lovers of history, culture or just a good night out.

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