Apartamenty Wisla Residence

Address: Piwna 24, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-527, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

A Visit To the Dark Side

A travel blog entry by sql_spice on Oct 28, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

... the barracks' exhibits, plus a lettering system for subexhibits. And while the guide didn't explicitly say this, each barrack is divided into an exhibit for a specific persecuted group- gypsies, political prisoners, and each nationality imprisoned at Auschwitz (about eight).

We read that the Polish government had converted the Auschwitz site to a museum just two years after the liberation, in 1947. Aside from updating the signage and photographs to ...


A travel blog entry by lishinlondon on Oct 24, 2013

135 photos

... photos of was something else. To be standing on the train tracks and to know that 1.3 million Jews disembarked at this very spot and were marched to their deaths was horrendous.

The air felt heavy there and I was taken aback by the memorials that were covered in photos of a lost generation. I was moved by a man clutching a photo of a distant relative and sobbing quietly at the base of one such memorial.

It was a very intense day but I am so ...


A travel blog entry by kittybowlero on Oct 10, 2013

21 photos

I met 3 lovely Australians (surprise, surprise) on my shuttle bus to auschwitz. We all decided to meet up for dinner back in Krakow. We went to a traditional Polish restaurant complete with wooden benches covered in lamb skins. The pierogis were delicious!

Next we hit a jazz club and then on to a quieter place to end the night. Got in about 3ish ...

The Horrors of an Efficient Holocaust

A travel blog entry by alleifer on Aug 04, 2013

68 photos

... Primo Levi and their families from arrival to selection, to instant extermination and cremation for the children, mothers and old and to the processing and dehumanization of those selected to work until they died from starvation, disease, cold or exhaustion. Over a million Jews who were processed at Auschwitz died, including 340,000 of the 405,000 that survived the first selection and got their numbered tattoos. In essence, the choice once you got off the train was an ...

Poland - Krakow

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jul 14, 2013

40 photos

... day we were just chilling and walking around the city until 16.30. At 20.00 we went to our hostel, picked up our things and headed to the bus station to leave Poland and welcome Bratislava!

Krakow is a really beautiful city. You could really see that it was once the capital of the country because of the castle, the constructions and all the people visiting the city. Prices are good and there are plenty of things to do, plus young people were really nice, too.