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Settled on the Odra river in western Poland, Wrocław is a fascinating cultural city with an array of top sights. Historic architecture, beautiful parks and interesting museums are among the attractions to enjoy here. Don't miss a thing by arranging your Avis hire car on your arrival at Wrocław Airport.
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Interesting ancient towns await you on day trips from Wrocław. Just decide where you want to go next and accelerate away at your leisure.
The town of Żagań, just under a two-hour drive from Wrocław, is worth a day trip for its impressive historic architecture. This city’s ancient past can be appreciated through sights such as the Żagań Palace, the Town Square and the Post-Augustinian Monastery Complex, which is a registered heritage site in Poland.
During the Second World War, Żagań had a number of Prisoner of War camps in its vicinity, with hundreds of thousands of people imprisoned here during that time. The Great Escape film was based on a true story from one of the camps here and guided tours are available.
An hour’s drive from Wrocław brings you to Jawar – a historic town most famous for its Churches of Peace. These three timber-framed churches, all designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, were constructed by the Lutherans during the 17th century.
Unique in structure, they’re made primarily of wood and don’t have some of the usual features common of churches, such as steeples. These are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe.
Your Avis rental car gives you the freedom to discover all that lies beyond Wrocław. Collect the keys to your car from Wrocław airport and start your tour of Poland.
A relaxing 20-minute drive from the airport brings you into the city centre. While Wrocław may not be as well known as other prime cities in Poland, it’s quickly establishing itself as a cultural hotspot, boasting many historic landmarks.
Start your exploration in the old town where charming cobbled streets surround the Market Square, with ancient canals, bridges and buildings adding to the city’s beauty. Not far from the square is Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of the city dating back to the 9th century when Slavic tribes first settled here. Sights in the area include the Cathedral of St John the Baptist and the Archbishop’s Palace, which has been transformed into a museum of religious art.
Don’t miss visiting the Centennial Hall and its parks. Situated a short drive east from the city centre, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was built as an exhibition hall in the 19th century to mark the 100th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat. Attractions include Poland’s oldest zoo, a romantic pergola fountain and a Japanese garden. A number of restaurants and cafes are also located within this complex.
With an Avis rental at the ready, all of Wrocław’s top sights are within easy reach. There’s plenty to discover beyond the city too.
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