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Opole

Opole[1] is the capital city of Opole Voivodeship, in south west Poland. The historical capital of Upper Silesia was badly damaged during the Soviet invasion of Silesia at the end of World War II, but many fine houses in the old town have been rebuilt. The city is known for the one of the most popular song festivals in Poland, which takes place each year in June. It is also home to Poland's small German minority.

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International airports are located in the nearby cities of Katowice and Wroclaw]). Katowice Airport is the airport situated 140 kilometres east of Ostrava but the way leads all via a motorway and by car it takes about an hour amd a half to get from the airport to Opole via A1/A4 roads. The airport has direct connections with over 30 destinations across Europe and Asia. The airport is a base of [Wizzair] and has strong network of Wizzair flights:

Domestic:

  • LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw)

International:

Seasonal: Bourgas, Grenoble There is a plenty of car rentals at the airport including Avis, Budget or the private of the airport called GTL LOT Car Rental.

By train[edit]

Opole has a very good train connection with Wroclaw, Katowice and Kraków. There are daily train arrivals from most cities in western and southern Poland. Direct train from Warsaw arrives 3 times per day. There is also a direct connection with Częstochowa.

Also note that once a day there's a EuroCity "Wawel" train from Hamburg to Kraków, which stops at Opole Central (Opole Główne) station as well.

See: Polish State Railways (route planner)

By car[edit]

You can easily get there by car from Katowice and Wroclaw by the A4 Motorway.

By bus[edit]

Many international connections (see Poland::By bus). There is a big bus company in Opole (Sindbad).

Get around[edit]

Most important locations can be reached on foot. Public transport may be used for traveling outside the city centre (bus timetables). One-ride ticket costs 2.60 zł, (1.30 zł for students and 1.60 zł for children).

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  • Hotel Mercure, ul. Krakowska 57-59, +48 (0)77 451 81 00 (, fax: +48 (0)77 451 81 99), [2]. Central location, near the rail and bus stations.  edit
  • Hotel Festival, ul. Oleska 86, [3].

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