Hostel Wegierska

Address: Wegierska 6, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-535, Poland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Old Town Krakow

A travel blog entry by annieallison on Jul 11, 2015

36 photos

... Apparently the president at the time of the second world war ordered Polish soldiers out of the city, as he wanted to preserve it's beautiful buildings, and knew only too well the destructive capabilities of the invading Germans. Fortunately this worked and his peaceful surrender helped in preserving the old town, at least what was remaining at that time was kept.
Also next to the old city gate was the first McDonalds store in Krakow. Now there ...

Wawel ... It's the Polish Royal Castle

A travel blog entry by clgs on Jun 20, 2015

19 photos

... the Poles had kings they were elected by the aristocracy for life and you didn't need to be Polish to be elected. No hereditary monarchy here, apparently. Who knew? While touring the complex the rain started to fall on Kraków. This meant that we got to see impressive dragon water spouts dumping the rain into the courtyard in huge waterfalls and also that at the end of the castle experience we decided to beat a retreat to ...

Krakow Loves Jews?

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 26, 2015

9 comments, 13 photos

... of June through the start of July tens of thousands of people converge for Jewish music, dancing, food, art, lectures, classes, and more. The streets fill with dancing throngs, and the squares are full of celebrants. It is huge, wildly successful, and famous. And most interestingly, very, very few of those who come to the festival, or play klezmer music there, are Jewish.

In a way I have never seen before, anywhere in the world, ...

DAY 30: Thursday, 2 October

A travel blog entry by calogie on Oct 02, 2014

... lawyer and no translation and 90%25 of judgments were to execute the prisoner. This was carried out in this space. A group of prisoners would walk up to a wall and then be shot in the back of the head. The youngest known person to be murdered in this way was a nine year old girl. • Block 13 which is the block which housed gypsies. They were tortured in sadistic ways usually at night and the stories are that other prisoners in the neighboring block would ...

Dzień 11 - Kopalnie Soli, badanie i Polka

A travel blog entry by ourgreatescapes on Aug 23, 2014

11 photos

... they have today, when the northern tower was raised to 80 meters in height and was made into a watchtower for the city. It was from here that the City's famous bugle call was played every hour on the hour. One of the city's most enduring traditions, the tune ironically broke-off off mid-melody, in honour of the mythical trumpeter who was shot in the neck while belatedly warning the city of Mongol invaders.

The altarpiece, stained glass windows ...