Pick Opole!

When you look at a map from above you immediately notice that Opole is the smallest Polish voivodeship. It is said that Opole is the capital of concert-hall songs and it is without exaggeration. Among European events of similar format you can think only of San Remo festival and it is the only one which is actually older.

About geography from a historical point of view

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The voivodeship is often called the Opole Silesia and it emerged pretty recently, in 1920s. The divided Upper Silesia had its capital in Opole since Middle Ages until 1941. The Second World War brought significant changes – the capital was moved to Katowice. Most of the region used to belong to Silesia. Poles used to call it Opole Silesia, while Germans called it East Upper Silesia. After war Opole became a separate capital. Complicated history left its mark on the identity and culture of inhabitants. In terms of geography Opole is not uniform as well. Its western part is dominated with rural farmlands. To see a more industrialized view you need to head to the east.

The small one can do more

The smallest voivodeship but what a diverse territory! Raciborska Valley, Opawskie Mountains, Silesian Lowlands. The weather? Now that’s a meteorological sensation. You could say that there is always a sunshine over Opole as the average temperature is among the highest in the country. This small area offers you thirty five different attractions of cultural tourism, fourteen absolutely unbelievable monuments of sacral architecture, and the trail of wooden churches with over thirty stops for sightseeing. Those active will find as many as twenty six different reasons to give their muscles a hard time. Five extremely interesting museums are like an icing on the cake. Minorities, which settled here, strongly affected the cultural diversity, which can be experienced thanks to festivals and folklore events.

Big destinations in a small province

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Write the following down as these are your most important destinations. Brzeg, Nysa, Opole. Most interesting old town buildings are found in Nysa which is notorious for that matter. Fortifications are something to see in Paczków, whilst Otmuchów will please your eyes with its bishop castle. Water sports and sunbathing can be enjoyed by the Turawa Lake. Moszna offers equestrian activities in its famous horse husbandry – sort of what you happen to see only in calendar pictures! Walk across the Bolko Island is something for those romantic fellows and panorama of the area, which can be seen from the top of the Piast Tower shouldn’t be omitted unless one is acrophobic. It is just a must to climb up there. Opole Regional Museum, Diocesan Museum, Jan Cybis’s gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery are places to go for those in desire of culture and art. And finally another rarity. They call it the Opole Acropolis. It is of course the seat of University of Opole. The gallery of baroque sculpture and Saint Adalbert’s Chapel are situated at the highest point of the city, on a limestone hill. The Piast Tower is an oldest dungeon in the city and you can easily tell that you walk on Piast’s land as it was built in 1300. Historians consider it a remarkable example of this strong link.