"Lovely city" Wroclaw by Robin020

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Wroclaw is one of the largest rivers of Poland, the Oder. This occurred in 1997 out of its banks and created enormous damage. But the hands were quite out of the sleeve and soon there was the waterramp nothing to see. Wroclaw has all the advantages a tourist spot could want: a beautiful location, a mild climate, beautiful monuments and friendly locals.
Wroclaw has always been a popular city and therefore has a turbulent history. So are successively the Czechs, Austrians, Hungarians and the Germans finally been the boss. After the war, finally Wroclaw in Polish hands, but 3 quarters of the city was destroyed. Meanwhile, almost all historic buildings were rebuilt.
With 130,000 students Wroclaw is a real student city.
As for the Dutch can be very useful is that some of the students in Wroclaw the Dutch language. At the university in the city because you can study Dutch.

Gnomes in the city
But not only our language speaks today to the Polish imagination: the Dutch Gnome Movement here has imitated. The Orange Alternative is a Polish opposition group in Wroclaw, which grew into a movement that was active in several Polish cities. The name refers to the tradition of the Dutch Provo movement and Leprechaun.

Worldwide, this concentration camp and the horrors that have played here symbols come to represent terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Nowhere are there during the Second World War as many people killed in Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp under the Nazi regime.
Most prisoners were in the second camp, also known as Birkenau. This was the extermination camp literally on the assembly line people were killed. Because the Nazis burned all the archives, is not exactly sure how many people here have died. Estimates range up to 1.6 million.
Although this is a loaded place, Auschwitz is one of the most tourist destinations in Poland. Last year it took for former death camp with 1.2 million people a record number of visitors. Admission is free, because everyone is entitled terrible, yet important place in our history to visit.

Sebastian abseilde in Ojcowski National Park, with less than 22 square meters is the smallest park in Poland. However, you also find 2 more castles and caves that are worth visiting.

Salt Mines in Wieliczka
Wieliczka is a relatively unknown place that is close to Krakow. In Wieliczka is not much to do, but the tourists come here for what's under the ground. The mine is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Mining salt at this place was first mentioned in 1044.
The mine is an active sanatorium. This was the first underground sanatorium sanatorium world. The microclimate of the salt mine which is shown to have a healing effect on people with breathing disorders. But besides the sanatorium are also a museum, a salt lake and even an underground church! All connected by a labyrinth of tunnels, with a total length of up to 300 kilometer and a depth of 327 meter reach
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