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June 2016

Reasons to visit Krakow, a cultural city in Poland

2017-09-11T20:12:46+00:00 June 21st, 2016|

Krakow is the second largest Polish city, one of the most cultural cities in Poland. It’s a historical city with impressive churches, museums and its beauty and atmosphere attract thousands of tourists every year. If you believe in legends, Krakow was built on the cave of a dragon. Why is this city is so special that I'm dedicating a post with reasons why you should visit? Krakow is a city which has captured my heart and below I’m listing you some reasons why you should visit this beautiful city. Visit Europe's Largest Square Krakow's main square, Rynek Glowny, is the largest medieval square in Europe. The Cloth Hall hosts a lot of market stalls selling local clothing, jewellery, lacework, cloth handicrafts, wood carvings, rugs and all sorts of Polish souvenirs at reasonable prices. Here you'll find St. Mary’s Basilica, a gothic church which is amazing to see. [...]

Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, 135 meters underground

2016-11-28T10:17:52+00:00 June 17th, 2016|

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only salt mine in the world which has been preserved in a great position. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in Poland, Krakow, registered as one of the World Heritage Sites on the UNESCO list and visited by over a million tourists every year. It used to produce table salt until 2007. Getting to the Salt Mine Salt Mine in Wieliczka is situated around 10 km from the city center of Krakow. You can take the train from the city's central Krakow Glowny rail station, a bus, or one of numerous tour buses which may pick you up from all central located hotels. The Salt Mine The Salt Mine is locate 135 meter underground! Yes, amazing. We had to take some narrow stairs to go all the way down to Level 1. You are advised to wear some comfortable shoes since you’ll descend a wooden 380-step staircase. [...]

October 2015

Auschwitz, a death camp worth visiting

2016-11-01T10:31:03+00:00 October 26th, 2015|

Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. So I was in Krakow and this was the opportunity to visit Auschwitz. In case you don’t know what this is (and believe me there are many people who have no idea about) Auschwitz is a concentration camp which was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. According to the official website, over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here during the period of 1940 – 1945. Auschwitz is located in a small city outside Krakow called Oświęcim. We booked a planned tour guide and the bus picked us up from the hotel. On [...]