FALL BLOCK II - WROCLAW
We are thrilled that you are joining us on our study tour to Wrocław, Poland, a fascinating city that has been part of the kingdoms, empires and republics of Poland, Hungary, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Wrocław, or Breslau as it is called in German, was part of the Austrian Habsburg Empire and Prussian/German Empire from 1530 until 1945, placing the city firmly within the traditional German cultural realm. It is only since the post-war borders were drawn in 1945 that Wrocław lies within Polish territory. As the fourth largest city in Poland, Wrocław is a growing business center and enjoys a high standard of living. It was voted “Best City to Live 2015” by Mercer Consulting and it was the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016. Located on the Odra River, the city boasts 12 islands, 130 bridges, riverside parks, a magnificently restored market square and an impressive Gothic cathedral. And with nearly 150,000 university students, the city offers a wide range of cultural offerings for curious and engaged students. Between the structured activities and your free time to explore the city, we are sure this study tour will enhance your academic experience here with CIEE!
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Centennial Hall – arena, concert venue & convention hall built in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of victory over Napoleon. At the time of its construction, the largest domed structure in Europe (larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome!). With Visitor Center and Discovery Museum.