The city situated upon the Oder River, called polish Venice as it has 12 islands and 100 bridges. The town with complicated polish – german history, changing its character through centuries. After World War II Wroclaw rose from the ruins and nowadays presents numerous gothic churches with jewel monument cathedral Ostrow Tumski, baroque palaces and classists buildings. To see the Panorama of Racławice - a painting of 120 x 15 meters, located in the enormous Rotunda or Centennial Hall of Wrocław (the last polish UNESCO World Heritage Site listed in 2006) is an absolute must. Nowadays Wroclaw is the culture center with many festivals like Wratislavia Cantas or Jazz upon the Oder to give as an example.