3. Breslavia (Wroclaw), Poland
Things to see: The Rynek Square, in the heart of the city, with its atmospheric bars and houses in typical Renaissance style; Hala Ludowa: a historic building protected by UNESCO; and Ostrow Tumski: the old part of town on different islands, with a monumental cathedral and a beautiful view over the river and the city.
Quirks: gnomes, the symbol of the city, can be spotted all over the place in the form of bronze statues. This dates from a 1980s movement, when people started expressing their dissent towards the communist dictatorship by dressing in orange and wearing gnome hats.
Useful information: the stadium and the airport are connected to the city centre by the express train. In the centre, the most convenient way to get around is the tram. Although the municipality has promised to be kind with the football fans, don’t overdo it with alcohol as this could result in a fine or sojourn in prison.
Where to celebrate: Wyspa Slodowa is a small island, located five minutes from the old town. Thanks to its wonderful location and lively atmosphere it has become the most famous place for drinking and concerts.
Don’t miss “Spiz”, a small artisan brewery, well known for its delicious beers.
Stadium: Municipal Stadium, capacity 44,416 spectators
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