On August 1st, 1944, the Polish Home Army tried to seize control of the city from the Germans in advance of the Soviet arrival.
Tipping in Poland adds a whole new level of confusion to travel.
The Polish Air Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego) may not be the first museum you think of to visit, but if you are into aviation history and old airplanes, it’s well worth a visit.
The Krakow Salt Mines as a tourist attraction? Yep, they are . . . a big one. Why? Because throughout the years the salt miners carved salt sculptures that are amazing to see. They’ve even carved whole rooms made of saltÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ including the chandeliers.
Like big cities everywhere, Krakow neighborhoods were once towns in their own right. While in Krakow, two you should visit are Kazimierz and Nowa Huta.
Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland and, as in all old cities, Krakow legends abound.
After you’ve settled into your hotel, preferably in or near the Old Town (the Stare Miasto), it is time to start exploring Krakow. While there is a lot to see, the Stare Miasto is where you’ll do most of your sightseeing.
If you followed the Vistula River from Warsaw through Poland, you would come to Krakow (or Cracow in English). Four hundred years ago, it was the capital of Poland. Political power may have moved to Warsaw all those centuries ago, but we agree with the guidebooks that say Krakow can easily be called the jewel of the country today.