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Poland’s Next Oldest City Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

By   November 25, 2019

The 2nd largest city in Poland is Krakow, as well as one of the oldest. Sitting on the Vistula River, the Lesser Poland region city dates to the seventh century and until 1596, it was Poland’s official capital. The city is a leader in academic, artistic, cultural, and economics.

What was once a Stone Age settlement, starting off as a hamlet located on Wawell Hill, Krakow is now the country’s second most important city. Even in its beginnings, Krakow was a busy trading center for Central Europe. In 1918, the city saw new cultural venues and universities as the Second Polish Republic emerged.

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Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine

By   November 7, 2019

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is Poland’s oldest business venture and is featured on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.  The salt found in the mine was formed over thousands of years ago.  Visitors to the mine can choose from several different tours depending on the amount of time they want to spend at the Wieliczka Salt Mine and what they would like to do and see while there.

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Krakow’s Royal Castle

By   November 7, 2019

When visiting Krakow Poland, you really must make time to visit Zamek Krolewski otherwise known as the Royal Castle.  The structure dates back to the early 16th century.  King Sigismund the Old hired Italian artists to design and build his castle, which was nearly destroyed by fire near the end of the 16th century.  You can still see parts of the Renaissance castle such as the arcaded courtyard.  In the 17th century, the castle was nearly destroyed during the Swedish wars but in 1905, a Policy society bought the castle and began to restore it.  The castle was again almost destroyed in 1945 by the Nazis but managed to, once again, remain mostly intact.

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