Your eyes are immediately flooded with color as you take in the facades which are painted in a riot of paintbox hues and the mix of historic architectural styles lend a story-book quality to the view.
Wroclaw is located on the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe and is the historical capital of Silesia and the Silesian Lowlands. Throughout its long and sometimes turbulent history, it has been part of the Kingdom of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, the Austrian Empire, Prussia and Germany.
It was first recorded in the 10th century as the Bohemian town of Vratislavia and sat strategically at the intersection of two ancient trade routes originally named the Via Regia and the Amber Road. Today, you can buy fabulous Baltic Amber in both Wroclaw and Krakow.
By the year 1000, the settlement became a commercial center and by the 13th century, Wrocław was the political center of the Polish Kingdom. In 1335, Wrocław, together with almost all of Silesia, was incorporated into the Kingdom of Bohemia and then became a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
We spent lots of time in this square during the four days we visited Wroclaw and the surrounding countryside, we hope you enjoyed its storybook beauty in this photo introduction to lovely Wroclaw Poland!