Wroclaw, the capital of Poland's Lower Silesia region, lies on the Oder river. The city dates back to the 10th century and has been part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, and Germany. After WW II the city was annexed by Poland and the German population was expelled. Wroclaw has a pleasant old town, with several attractive buildings mostly around the market square (also known as Rynek square). In 2006 it had 635280 inhabitants making it the fourth largest city in Poland. Wroclaw has a large university which turns out a large number of graduates every year. After Poland's accession to the EU, Wroclaw has experienced an economic boom, fuelled by the numerous international corporations which set up offices in Wroclaw to take advantage of the low Polish wages and the large number of qualified people. As a consequence, in the past 2-3 years real estate prices have almost doubled in Wroclaw.

01 Town hall and Aleksander Fredro statue 02 Town hall 03 Building facades on northern side of Rynek
04 Market square 05 Building facades on northern side of Rynek 06 Facade detail on eastern side of Rynek 07 Facade detail on eastern side of Rynek
08 Facade detail on eastern side of Rynek 09 Town hall 10 Town hall spires 11 Clock tower of town hall 12 Building facade 13 Town hall
14 Town hall 15 East side of the town hall 16 East side of the town hall 17 East side of the town hall 18 Town hall gable 01 Centennial hall and flower beds
02 Wedding couple with dog 03 Centennial Hall and fountain 04 Pond 05 Centennial Hall and fountain
06 Centennial Hall 07 Pond 08 Centennial Hall 01 Town hall on Rynek square
02 Town hall on Rynek square 03 Town hall 04 Town hall and Rynek square
05 Town hall 06 Town hall 07 Town hall and Rynek square 08 Cathedral of St John the Baptist 09 Cathedral of St John the Baptist
10 Building and church at night
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