Wroclaw (municipal commune with poviat rights) is the capital city of Lower Silesia. Located on the Oder River, the city is unique in that it has 12 islands and 112 bridges. The very heart of the city attracts visitors with its Old Town Promenade (running along the former city moat) and Botanical Gardens (in Ostrów Tumski). Visitors can also admire the leafy waterfront from cruisers and gondolas, which are one of Wroclaw's many tourist attractions. Another key attraction is the fantastic multimedia fountain to be found in Szczytnicki Park.
Wroclaw is also a business-friendly city. Wroclaw Airport is constantly expanding its network of connections while improving the quality of its services. Direct railway connections with cities in the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine are also available. The city's favourable location at the crossroads of European transport routes and its attractive infrastructure, which has lately been expanded with the Regional Business Tourism Centre, attract academic and business conferences and congresses.