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European Capital of Culture 2016: Which Polish city do you wish to win?


Sebastian 6 | 108
14 May 2011 #1
Poland and Spain both won the Capital of Culture for 2016. Which Polish city do you think should get it, and why?

The candidate cities include Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Lublin, Lodz, Poznan, Szczeczin, Torun, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Me personally, I think Warsaw, Torun, Gdansk or Wroclaw will get the award :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
14 May 2011 #2
i don't think wroclaw deserves it yet. the city should expand it's horizons beyond rynek. However, the culture of music in this city is strong.
wwp
14 May 2011 #3
Torun:]
wildrover 98 | 4,451
14 May 2011 #4
Yes i would vote for Torun... a nice town...
poland_
14 May 2011 #5
I would like to see Wroclaw get it, although I believe it would be better placed with Gdansk, due to its historical ties with Solidarność and the strikes, which is known the world over. I also believe the tricity has a lot to offer tourists, who decide to spend a week discovering the area, which may encourage them to come back and try other cities in Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
14 May 2011 #6
the problem with wroclaw is that all can be seen in a couple of days. this could work to the city's advantage, if marketed properly. mini stays.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
14 May 2011 #7
I would prefer Wrocław. It also has Lower-Silesia as a "background" with a lot of attractions.
valpomike 11 | 197
14 May 2011 #8
Warsaw. Much to see, and do there, and it is a growing city, full of great people.

Mike
Softsong 5 | 495
14 May 2011 #9
I agree, I believe Gdańsk would be a good choice, or Toruń.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
14 May 2011 #10
I agree, I believe Gdańsk would be a good choice

I don't, it should be a typical Polish city, Krakow will be a better choice in this context.
Softsong 5 | 495
14 May 2011 #11
It's a good choice, too. Lots of beauty, and Wawel is very impressive.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
14 May 2011 #12
Lots of beauty, and Wawel is very impressive.

and first of all, it's really through and through Polish :-)
unique_username
14 May 2011 #13
The selection panel appointed to assess the cities applying to be a European Capital of Culture in 2016 in Poland examined the 11 applications received and recommended that the following be preselected: Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Warszawa and Wrocław

//ec.europa.eu/culture/our-programmes-and-actions/doc435_en.htm
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 May 2011 #14
Where the hell is Krakow?

you hear Cracovians going on about how Krakow is the "Cultural capital' of Poland (typical rivalry between a large city and the capital, similar can be found in many countries).

Krakow didn't get the Euro Championship and aren't even a candidate for this, which I think they would love.

Are they incompetent or what?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
14 May 2011 #15
Are they incompetent or what?

no. they held the title it in the past (2000) and a winning city can't be put forward again.
poland_
16 May 2011 #16
Krakow didn't get the Euro Championship and aren't even a candidate for this, which I think they would love.

They don't need it SeanBM, they are already on the tourist map, the other cities need a leg up.
OP Sebastian 6 | 108
16 May 2011 #17
Now that I think about it, I think Torun and Gdansk are the best choices. Torun is a lovely medieval city untouched by the war, and Gdansk has a lot of history from the solidarity movement. I don't even know why Katowice even bothered. The place is just depressing and miserable. Its just an industrial gray city with little culture.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
16 May 2011 #18
I don't even know why Katowice even bothered.

it might have something to do with the fact that each city gets a little cash to tidy up and make it look pretty.
OP Sebastian 6 | 108
16 May 2011 #19
True. I think Poland should start renovation to many of the bloki mieszkalny. Many are very gray looking, and a new coat of paint and new windows makes a massive difference. I saw pictures of newly renovated Polish bloki, and with landscaping, paint and new windows, it gives Poland a better image. Not to mention it makes it look less depressing :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
17 May 2011 #20
Warsaw would be an excellent choice.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
17 May 2011 #21
could u give us a couple of thoughts as to why.
Harry
17 May 2011 #22
I do hope it isn't Lublin, that town is far too nice to be spoiled by tourists.
OP Sebastian 6 | 108
17 May 2011 #23
Whats wrong with Lublin having more tourists? If anything, it needs more. Poland is not very well known around the world.
Harry
17 May 2011 #24
Whats wrong with Lublin having more tourists? If anything, it needs more.

Why does it need tourists? Do tourists make a city nicer?!
sascha 1 | 826
17 May 2011 #25
European Capital of Culture 2016: Which Polish city do you wish to win?

I would vote for Breslau or Krakau. ;) All the cities/town in Poland i visited i had the nicest time in those two and of course they have sth to offer, but it's only my personal opinion.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
17 May 2011 #26
Krakau

Krakow has been already :) but thank you :)
Harry
24 Jun 2011 #27
Great news for Lublin: Wroclaw is European Capital of Culture 2016

Superb news for Poland's best city!

Announcing the verdict in Warsaw on Tuesday afternoon, chairman of the panel Manfred Gaulhofer said that the selection process was a success for all of Poland, for all the five cities in the final stage of the competition, and for Wroclaw, the winner.

Marynka11 4 | 675
24 Jun 2011 #28
According to insiders, Lublin was close behind the winner.

I love Lublin. It is the underdog of Polish cities. It really has a lot to offer.
Harry
24 Jun 2011 #29
Crackingly good city, and not just because of the beer either!
Marynka11 4 | 675
24 Jun 2011 #30
and not just because of the beer either!

You can't mean the Perla Chmielowa?

Or a lot has changes in the last 12 years?


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