Photogallery: Poland: Cracow
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 45 pictures
Cracow, capital of Malopolsko Region, is a town which is worth to visit. This locality is offering many possibilities how to spent your leasure time. The town is situated along Wisla-river and belongs to most important and most visited centres of Poland. Cracow is overcrowded with historical buildings and sightseeings of all types and character.
Let´s mention, for instance: Wawel Castle (so called Dragon Hollow and a Dragon, vomiting really fire, is first-class attraction for children), further, Sukiennice, Jagellon University as well as Gothic Cathedral, where all Polish Kings were buried, with great fame.
Local people are very friendly and merry.Local way of life is not calm even during late night hours. City centre is overcrowded with tourists and the town is a seat of several Universities.
Even Pope John Paul II is closely jsoined with the town of Cracow. In past, Pope Wojtyla was Archbishop of Cracow.
Photo: Olga Kubáčková
Why not to go to Poland ? In past, we went there for shopping. The excursions to the seashores were effected seldom, anyway, it has its magic. But, frankly speaking, who prefers Baltic sea which is too cold ?
The times are changing, so more excursions with paddles appear.
First, we discovered lakes area which are Mazury Lakes in north eastern part of the country.
In previous articles, we looked into the corridors and chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and remembered its rich history. But the mine also hides its soul in the form of chapels, which the miners regularly visited for prayer. Therefore, we will go to these places in the following lines and go through a special pilgrimage route through the mine.
The first half of the journey underground has fascinated us with its spaces and the legend carved in the rock, but it is not far from everything the mine offers to its visitors. So come go deeper, into its corridors and chambers, to places where crystal chandeliers and salty mining ponds glitter.
Descend with us to the underground corridors and salt mine chambers, where you can see for yourself the spaces in which salt has been harvested for centuries. Unique space will be surprising especially by the number of original works of art. In the following lines, we are going to admire the attractions along the first half of the tour route.
The world's unique sight in the south of Poland attracts more than a million tourists to local countryside. The salt world, which has been created for centuries by the mining of salt, has not left us indifferent either. Therefore, let us expose the history and the presence of this extraordinary place in the following lines.
When one hears about Wieliczka, perhaps every one of us will come across the famous salt mine in southern Poland. This city of the same name offers tourists not only the beauty of their underground, but it also pays off to explore what it offers above ground. Before looking into the ancient depths, we walk through the monuments in the streets that remind us of the rich history of this mining town.
The Wieliczka Salt Underground intends to attract tourists at any time of year, so here they do not forget the trends that modern times bring. After the tour you do not have to rush to the surface, but for example you can enjoy some of the typical Polish cuisine.
Our today’s journey across world cities is set in Lodz, a city couple of hundred kilometers northeast from Prague.
Originally Slavic fortified settlement, then castle, today memorial place with a park from where you get the vista of Cesky Tesin, and the Slezske and Moravskoslezske Beskydy.
Cracow was Polish capital in past. Now, this city belongs to most beautiful architectonical jewels of Europe. The whole town is respiring with Middle Age, and such impression is stressed even with unusual big number of green surface which is frequently missing in big towns.
"The Jews are a race which must be totally exterminated!" This is a quotation of Hans Frank, Governor General of Poland, occupied by Nazis. This sentence is expressing all. Total extirpation, this was main style of concentration camps. Even in Oswiecim, the Nazis murdered one million of Jews. So, even now, the Jews belong to frequent visitors there.
Oswiecim (Auschwitz) is the biggest concentration camp of Europe, where the final solution of Jewish question was let to its nearly perfect finish. The Germans murded there - in the course of 1940-1945 - one million and one hundred thousands of people!
Warsaw is a capital and the greatest town in Poland at the same time. The town has two millions of inhabitants and is placed along banks of Wisla-river.
Would you like to visit a place which was written with black letters into modern history? Do you have a feeling that „holocaust“ is a legend? So, would you visit concentration lagers Oswiecim I and Oswiecim II- Brezinka, (Birkenau) exterminated lager for death, destined from Czech borders not more than 100 kilometres.
The university town of Cracow is a metropolis of Small Poland Dukedom in South Poland, inhabited with 800000 people. It is marvellous historical town friendly sympathized with artists and busy cultural life, and local people who are ready to keep their old customs and traditional ceremonies.
We visit the third largest Polish city, Lodz, today for one more time.
Today we will take a look at the capital of Lesser Poland, which is considered one of the most be...
In the south of Poland is the picturesque town of Wieliczka, which offers many beautiful sights. ...
World-known old salt mines in Wieliczka belong to most visited tourist targets of Poland. The loc...