Centennial Hall after renovation in 2009
|Former names||Hala Ludowa|
|Operator||City Hall Company Ltd. of |
|Opened||20 May 1913|
|Official name||Centennial Hall in Wrocław|
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
The Centennial Hall (
The building and surroundings is frequently visited by tourists and the local populace. It lies close to other popular tourist attractions, such as the
As an early landmark of
It was in the
Designed with a Germanic Iron Cross within the Lantern structure of the superior dome (at the centre of the structure), a prominent visible feature of the Architecture, the centre of the structure was shrouded by the communist party until the fall of communism in Poland. Photos taken looking up at the centre of the structure without the fabric covering clearly show the Iron Cross motif. See Photo of the centre of the dome
The opening of the hall was part of the celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the battle, hence the name. Breslau's municipal authorities had vainly awaited state funding and ultimately had to defray the enormous costs out of their own pockets. The landscaping and buildings surrounding the hall were laid out by
After the memorial events, the building served as multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds, previously used for horse racing. It was largely spared from the devastation by the
The hall continues to be in active use for sporting events and concerts.
Following the renovation in 2010, the arena can now hold 10,000 people.