Hotel Fortuna Bis
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Breakfast Available
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... dug out from Wieliczka earth in mid 13th century. (At least that's how the story goes?) Since then, there has been an abundance of salt in Poland. As a result, Kinga was made the patron saint of miners and was canonised by the Holy Father John Paul II in 1999.
We continued on hearing lots of interesting information and then entered the Chapel of St Kinga. There are reportedly hundreds of chapels within the mines as the miners were very religious and ...
... things out, boiling your clothes and cooking all of your belongings in a hot dryer. We rallied on our last day in Krakow, determined to be cheerful and enjoy it's pretty sights. We first walked to the Wawel Castle, the fog just sitting above the tower that overlooks the courtyard. We've seen many castles/fortresses now to get the idea that: A castle is not just a big building for the king to live in, it's more of a mini-village to protect the royals and nobles of that ...
... and technically run from Wieliczka Saltworks Castle, which dates from the medieval period, but has been rebuilt several times in the course of its history. Important dates: · December 2, 1951: the Museum commences its operation upon the initiative of artist/ painter Professor Alfons Długosz by rendering the first publicly available exhibition in the Warszawa Chamber of the Wieliczka Salt Mine; · 1956-61: the Museum becomes a Branch of the State ...
... We took a train back to Vienna, had a 6 hr stop over & then took a night train (with sleeping compartment) to Krakow Poland, where we arrived today.
On a sad note, we learned that my father (Jim's) passed away on Sep 27th. It was not totally unexpected as he he has spent many weeks in the hospital this summer. We had considered postponing the trip, but after consulting with the family, they encouraged us to go. ...
... Mother you would have been in heaven! We did some wandering and saw the Krakow castle, it was a bustling Sunday afternoon with the sun out and about. As we made our way back to the hostel we stopped to watch some kids performing on the stage set up doing Polish dancing. They were awesome and even did the low to the ground kicks. The music cut out with 30 seconds to go so the crowd clapped them in being the music for them until their routine was up. We also saw a ...