Wrocław, commonly known by its German and English name Breslau before 1945 is the largest city and capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship. Wrocław is also the historic capital of Silesia. It lies on the banks of the River Oder (Odra) , 40 km from the Sudeten Mountains. The population of Wrocław in 2018 was 640,648, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland and is among one of the republic's major manufacturing, banking, industrial, tourist and cultural centers. Thanks to hosting events such as the Euro 2012 Championship and the 2016 European Capital of Culture, Wrocław is gaining a larger European and international profile, drawing in a growing amount of tourists for its historic city center, picturesque bridges and islands, and the city's relaxed liberal culture. The city is also known for its high quality of life.
Wrocław is located in southwestern Poland, 160 km from Germany and 120 km from the Czech Republic. It is well equipped with communication facilities: international airport, railways, highways and river ports. The city with its charming historical centre, parks, good restaurants and friendly people is a pleasant place to visit.