The seventeenth-century poet Nicolaus Henelius called Wrocław the "Flower of Europe and now the distinguished British historian Norman Davies made of this the title for his wonderfully readable history of the city -" Die Blume Europas. " Flowers bloom the best where is abundance of water and Wrocław developed on the banks of the Oder, its islands, at the convenient river ford. Beauty and richness of the castle were attracting not only the charm hunters. All nearby powers tried to grab the town often bringing destruction, fires, death. The natural elements also had its share, like the 1529 storm, which toppled the 130 m tall tower of St Elizabeth church, one of the highest buildings in the world then. Even now, except one smokestack, there is no any taller structure in the city. Last year the Sky Tower - a skyscraper - was opened, which  is high two hundred yards. But not the skyscrapers made this place a flower of Europe. First of all it is a question of especially varied and rich historical matter. Wrocław, as a Hanseatic League member, absorbed northern influences. From the opposite direction came Magyar king Matthias Corvinus and left, as the interim ruler of Silesia, the crest of the raven in the main chamber of the Wrocław City Hall and took away councilor Krebs daughter, pretty Mary. Earlier, bishop Walter invited Walloon settlers and gave them the land at the St. Maurice church. The inscription on the oldest Jewish gravestone praises cantor David "with a pleasant voice," who died on 25 aw 4963, what in the Gregorian calendar translates for the 4 of August 1203. The youngest son of prince Henry the Pious (the one killed by Tatars at Legnica battle in 1241), Władysław early became the archbishop of Salzburg, and then for several years combined this function with the administration of the diocese of Wrocław and the regency of the Duchy of Wrocław. The eldest son of the Polish king Kazimierz Jagiellończyk, also Władysław, as a king of Bohemia came to Wrocław to meet the monarchs of Poland and Hungary. Winston Churchill in Wrocław faced some garment problems.
Wrocław introduces itself as the meeting place. It is a long (one thousand years long) history of that.
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