Wroclaw recommended by CNN
The capital of Lower Silesia was listed among the 20 most beautiful European cities not trodden out by tourists so far. A visit to the banks of the Oder is recommended by journalists of CNN Travel. Wroclaw is mentioned there alongside such gems as Antwerp, Pristina, Bern, Malmo, Turin or Tbilisi.
‘Keen to travel somewhere new without having to battle through huge crowds of selfie stick-wielding tourists...? Here's our pick of the most beautiful European cities with hardly any tourists,’ encourages Joe Minihane, CNN’s journalist, at the beginning of his article.
He describes Wroclaw as a beautiful western Polish city on the banks of the Oder river that served as European Capital of Culture in 2016 and offers plenty of attractions to art, architecture and history fanatics. Among them, he mentions the Centennial Hall, the Panorama of Racławice and the Penitent Bridge with a spectacular view of the Old Town. We would certainly add the Africarium, the Hydropolis and a mini-world of Wroclaw dwarves to this list.
The ranking includes also such cities as Malmo (Sweden), Turin (Italy), Tbilisi (Georgia), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Trondheim (Norway) or Aberdeen (Scotland). The author of the text recommends them as an interesting alternative to the overcrowded cities of Paris, Venice and Amsterdam.
It is not the first time that Wroclaw has been recommended by the foreign media and travellers. Only this year has the capital of Lower Silesia been written about by the British daily The Independent or the Spanish version of the Huffington Post website (huffingtonpost.es). Wroclaw is increasingly often noticed by Polish and foreign bloggers, too. Most recently it has been described at scorcidimondo.it, osiestop.pl or roamilicious.com.
In the record year 2016, the city was visited by an estimated number of 5 million tourists, including 1.5 million foreign visitors. Wroclaw won also the international contest European Best Destination 2018. The capital of Lower Silesia received over 41,000 votes from Internet users.