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Opole is the capital city of Opolskie, in south west Poland. The historical capital of Upper Silesia was badly damaged during the 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.
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.
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).