Opole municipality. Behind it you can see a tower.

Opole is a city in southern Poland. It is also known as the “Capital of Polish songs.” It has a population of around 125,992 people and is the capital of the Opole Voivodeship and, also the seat of Opole County. Today, many German Upper Silesians and Poles of German ancestry live in the Opole region; in the city itself, however, Germans make up less than 3% of the population. It was also the capital of the historical region of Upper Silesia.

 The name of the city itself probably originated from the medieval Slavic term for a  group of settlements.

Through the city flows the second largest Polish river, known as Oder. It is also one of the warmest cities in Poland. The national all time heat record was measured in Prószków, which is a town near Opole.

In Opole, many things can be seen. Click on this link to learn about the sights in detail.


A wonderful sight on the buildings


A sight on the city and the river. The green river is going through the town