Wrocław, lying on both banks of the Odra, is a unique city with twelve islands and 112 bridges.
The earliest traces of human settlement in what is now Wrocław date back to the Neolithic- the 8th and 7th centuries BC. On the present-day Cathedral Island a fortified settlement existed in the 8th and 9th centuries and was enlarged in the 10th century. The first written records mentioning Wrocław date from the year 1000, when a bishopric was established there within the archdiocese of Gniezno.
In present time, as the main city of Lower Silesia it is the region’s administrative, economic, and cultural capital. Wrocław, the fourth largest Polish city in terms of population. A major cultural, academic, and economic centre. Home to thirteen institutions of higher education, including Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.