Krakow

Poland’s former royal capital emerged largely intact after WWII and has been recognised as a World Heritage site thanks to its beautifully maintained architecture from various periods in history.

Attractions
» Old Town
» Central Market Square
» Wawel Hill - Royal Castle & Cathedral
» Wieliczka Salt Mines
» St. Mary’s Cathedral & Cloth Hall
» Wawel Cathedral
» Kazimierz (former Jewish District)
» Podgorze (wartime Ghetto)
» Oskar Schindler’s Emalia Factory
» Florianska Gate
» Barbican
» Church of Saints Peter and Paul

Museums & Exhibitions
» Cathedral Museum
» Galicia Jewish Museum
» Apteka Pod Orlem - photographs and documents from life in the Podgórze ghetto
» Archdiocesan Museum - former house to the archbishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtila, before his elevation to Pope

Czestochowa


The holiest place of Poland has been Central Europe’s spiritual hub for over six centuries. Pilgrims are attracted by the picture of the Black Madonna, painted by St. Luke the Evangelist, as well as the treasury-house, the arsenal and the museum of the sanctuary.

Zakopane


Once an obscure hamlet, Zakopane is today the winter capital of Poland even though it is teeming with visitors all year round.

Auschwitz-Birkenau


The site of the notorious German Nazi Concentration Camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau is located within an hour’s drive from Krakow.

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