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When you land at Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (WRO) you enter multinational history. Wroclaw is the historic capital of Silesia, a region contested over the centuries by Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany and Poland. Car hire in Wroclaw will take you to its most famous landmark, the Gothic City Hall in the Market Square. Today, Wroclaw is the largest Polish city in the country's south-western region.
One of Wroclaw's popular attractions is the Raclawice Panorama. This is a cylindrical painting of a 1794 battle when Polish rebels defeated the Russian tsarist armies at the village of Raclawice, located south of Wroclaw on the Czech border.
The Wroclaw Opera House was built in the mid-19th century and has been recently restored. The city's Centennial Hall and Zoo were constructed in the early 20th century, when it was under German rule and called Breslau. The Grunwald Bridge over the Odra River was also built in the early 20th century. Its name derives from a battle in 1410 in northern Poland when Polish, Lithuanian and Tatar forces defeated an eastern crusade by the Teutonic Knights.
Wroclaw car hire will enable you to explore the city's German roots along the trails of the fictional detective Ebehard Mock. The character was created by Marek Krajewski, who is Polish and a classics professor at Wroclaw University.
Wroclaw's cathedral, the St John the Baptist Church, dates from the 13th century. The first church on this site was built in the 10th century by a Czech dynasty. The region was acquired by Polish monarchs in the 11th century.
The Ossolineum Library on the Odra River bank is the second most important collection of literary and historical documents in Poland after the Jagiellonian Library in Krakow. Many of its documents were rescued from the original Ossolineum location in Lviv, in today's western Ukraine, which was a Polish city pre-1939.
Book car hire in advance and you are not only likely to find the cheapest deals, you can also arrange the most convenient pick-up and drop-off options. Car-rental offices are located at the airport and in downtown Wroclaw.
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When you book car rental, Wroclaw becomes an attractive city base from which to see more of this corner of Poland...
The region of Silesia can be easily dismissed as a landscape choked by industry and brimming with busy cities. While some areas have been heavily developed, there are many wonderful parts of Silesia that deserve a closer look. When you rent a car in Wroclaw you can get out of the city and within minutes enjoy long drives through rather pleasant rolling hills and valleys.
Consider a drive south of the city towards Klodzko Valley. It takes 90 minutes by road to reach the fascinating gold mines of Zloty Stok. Take an underground tour, perhaps bumping into one of the mine’s gnomes or meeting the ghost of Gertruda. Drive onwards and the town of Klodzko will live long in your memory. In spirit it is part of Bohemia and known as Little Prague for its collection of handsome monuments and statue-dotted bridges. Stay here for a night or two to get properly acquainted with this picturesque town.
A slightly longer drive from Wroclaw is the city of Katowice (it takes two hours to reach Katowice from Wroclaw). The city features an interesting mix of the old and new, reflected in its buildings, cultural pursuits, nightlife and attitudes. It’s also an ideal base for a night or two if you plan to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum, which is a 45-minute drive out of Katowice. You can travel direct to the former concentration camps at Auschwitz from Wroclaw, but it can take six hours to drive there and back so a stay nearby is advised.