10 Interesting Facts About Wrocław

Facts About Wrocław

Facts About Wrocław

  • Wrocław is home to 10 Nobel Prize Winners, They are: Theodor Mommsen (1902), Philipp Lenard (1905), Eduard Buchner (1907), Paul Ehrlich (1908), Gerhart Hauptmann (1912), Fritz Haber (1918), Friedrich Bergius (1931), Otto Stern (1943), Max Born (1954) & Reinhard Selten (1994).
  • In 1989, 1995 and 2019 Wrocław hosted the European Youth Meetings of the Taizé Community and hosted the Eucharistic Congress in 1997 and the 2012 European Football Championship.
  • In 2016, the city was a European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital.
  • In 2019, Wrocław was named a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • The city is believed to be named after Duke Vratislav I of Bohemia from the Czech Přemyslid dynasty, who ruled the region between 915 and 921. The city’s name first appeared in the 10th century as Vratislava.
  • Wrocław is over 1000 years old. It was originally a Slavic town. During the Middle Ages it became a German city.
  • The Oder River goes through the city.
  • The population of Wrocław is 642,869, as of 2019, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland and the main city of the Wrocław agglomeration.
  • Wrocław is twinned with: Brazil Araucária, Brazil; Batumi, Georgia; Breda, Netherlands; Charlotte, United States; Dresden, Germany; Guadalajara, Mexico; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; Kaunas, Lithuania; Lille, France; Lviv, Ukraine; Oxford, United Kingdom; Ramat Gan, Israel; Reykjavík, Iceland; Vienne, France & Wiesbaden, Germany.
  • Wrocław is a city in western Poland and the largest city in the historical region of Silesia.
Facts About Wrocław
Facts About Wrocław