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Traditions, Lifestyle & Habits in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is a picturesque city with rich culture and a huge number of interesting peculiarities. The city is inhabited by people from many different European countries. There are really many Czechs and Germans among the local residents. Naturally, such a diversity of cultures is reflected in all spheres of life here, from cooking and various national holidays, to unique architecture and art. Despite the fact that Wroclaw is primarily known as a major industrial center, its territory is home to a huge number of attractions and unique architectural sites. Many of them may seem rather unusual and original to foreign tourists. For example, while walking in the city you may see small figures of gnomes in absolutely unexpected places.
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Small bronze statues can be found in all districts of the city and they are all different. Gnomes can sit on benches in parks, look somewhere proudly or simply relax in the shade of trees. This idea of local architects is quite symbolic, because dwarf is considered the main symbol of the city. Many years ago Wroclaw was the capital of the province. Today searching for these bronze statues has become a real attraction for travelers. They specifically start searching for these cute gnomes in order to make a memorable photograph with them.
In this city every fairy tale character has its own name and history. Everyone can participate in exciting sightseeing tours, see all statues and learn an interesting history of each gnome. Unusual bronze statues have also become a real attraction for vandals, so the statues are occasionally broken or stolen. Despite the fact that keeping an eye on dozens of statues is very difficult, the city government replaces all broken and stolen statues very quickly.
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Wroclaw is also famous for its music festivals that take place here literally all year round. February is the time for Festival of Contemporary Music, which attracts most famous Polish artists. In May the city attracts fans of jazz music as here takes place a large jazz festival. The festival lasts several weeks and is visited by performers from different European countries. In summer Wroclaw hosts the «Non Stop» festival, which is always accompanied by numerous interesting entertainment activities. This is the best time for rest, so travelers pleasantly combine their vacation with visiting musical and theatrical performances, fairs and various events.
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