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University of Wrocław

With over 300 years of tradition, the University of Wrocław is the oldest university in Wrocław and one of the oldest in Central and Eastern Europe, and its main building, located right on the banks of the Oder, still delights with its richly decorated, baroque facade.

The historic building with an impressive length of 171 meters, dominated by the Mathematical Tower, is worth admiring from the crossing of the Odra River over the University Bridge and the nearby Słodowa Island, especially in the light of the setting sun or in the evening, when the spotlights highlight the architectural subtleties of the building. The real treasures, however, are mostly hidden in its interior – in the main building, apart from the offices of the university authorities, there is also the Museum of the University of Wrocław, including, among others, Aula Leopoldyńska – the most representative room with a full, baroque interior, where every year new students receive their indexes and listen to the inaugural lecture, Oratorium Marianum – an equally sumptuous and beautiful concert hall, which was built on the site of the former Jesuit chapel, and the aforementioned Mathematical Tower with a terrace observatory, proudly towering over the building at a height of 42 meters, once used as an astronomical observatory. In three other rooms – them. Roman Langchaps (until recently used for lecture purposes), Stefan Banach and Sala Pod Filarem – visitors have the opportunity to see the permanent exhibition on the history of the University of Wrocław and temporary exhibitions.


More information about the University of Wrocław and the Museum of the University of Wrocław on the websites: http://uni.wroc.pl/ oraz http://muzeum.uni.wroc.pl.

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