Located in the southwest of the country, the historical capital of Upper Silesia was badly damaged during the Soviet offensive at the end of World War II, yet many fine houses in the city's Old Town were rebuilt. Opole is known for the one of the most popular song festivals in the country, taking place annually in June, as well as being a significant center to Poland's remaining small German minority.
International airports are located in the nearby cities of Katowice and Wroclaw]). Katowice Airport is the airport situated 140 kilometres east of Opole 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:
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.
Many international connections (see Poland::By bus). There is a big bus company in Opole (Sindbad). Polski Bus departures from Opole go to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (5h45m, 2x), Berlin ZOB (6h20m, 2x), Katowice (1h20m, 3x), Krakow (2h45m, 3x), Wroclaw (1h35m, 3x), and Zakopane (5h15m, 3x).
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).