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Kraków

The cultural capital of Poland.

Krakow has been a cultural and academic center for about as long as there has been civilization in Europe, but these days it's known more for being Poland's biggest tourist destination. Don't let that scare you off though - Krakow has definitely not turned into a circus of Prague-like proportions, and its charm is palpable. Wawel Cathedral may be its main landmark, but Krakow's real draw lies in its mix of historical Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture that emerged relatively unscathed after WWII. Add to that one of the largest, most atmospheric public squares in Europe and you've got a city meant for strolling. But a city that is such a physical celebration of long-gone eras is double-edged with sadness - the old Jewish quarter and nearby Auschwitz are both testaments to the tragedies of more recent times. Perhaps Krakow's deeper appeal lies in its ability to remind one of the extremes of human nature, but in any case, it's a city of complex roots that you will have a great time untangling.

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  • echt eine Reise wert,soviel zu sehen das 5 Tage noch zu wenig sind!
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  • very cool studebt city!
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  • Wonderful place. The buildings look good, people like to party and the vibe is good. Had a blast there. Discovered the subway (the sandwich shop) which was across from a very good club.
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  • it is an ablosute must in Poland
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  • super zum Feiern und sehr viele Sehenswürdigkeiten auch in der Umgebung
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