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Friday, 16 February 2018

Wroclaw - European Best Destination 2018

Dearest sweethearts,

#DidYouKnow that Wroclaw has been awarded the title of "European Best Destination 2018" by the European Best Destinations (a Brussels based tourism organisation promoting culture and tourism in Europe). It came ahead of Bilbao (Spain), Colmar (France), Hvar (Croatia), Riga (Latvia), Milan (Italy) and even Amsterdam (Netherlands). Wroclaw slowly but surely gains quite a large audience, making baby steps but firmly placing it's flag on higher ground. In 2016 Wroclaw was the European Capital of Culture, while Krakow was the host for the World Youth Day. Poland had much to gain that year ;) not only touristic wise. In 2015 it was ranked as "The best city to live" and was mentioned as a city growing Business Center.
Wroclaw is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship and many consider it as the most beautiful and the greenest city in Poland. Wroclaw definitely shows the German influences and it's quite different than all the other bigger cities in Poland. Tourists, visitors and people living in the city love calling Wroclaw - WrocLove as it is hard not to fall in love with its beauty. It is also called the city of 1000 bridges, and it is very famous due to its small inhabitants that can be found at almost every step: it's dwarfes / gnomes - there are over 300 of them spread throughout the city! Also... #DidYouKnow that Wroclaw has the oldest restaurant in the world? And an amazing zoo established in 1865. And the most unique painting in the world: Panorama Raclawicka - it's an 140 meter long canvas showing the legendary General Tadeusz Kosciuszko's victory over the Russian forces at Raclawice in 1794. 
I have had the chance to visit Wroclaw and I would love to do it again and again. It's a city you can fall in love with at the first sight. No wonder everyone names it WrocLove; everything starting from the adorable art nouveaux train station to the multiple one-of-a-kind bridges to the small gnomes that pop up where you least expect them... all is magical and slightly German-like. It's well worth it to spend at least a day there and enjoy the sounds and the colours of this vibrant city!

Yours very sincerely,
The Twisted Red Ladybug That Loves Wroclaw