Hotel Twierdza

Ulica Do Fortu, 8 , Krakow, Southern Poland, 32-087 , Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

The Horrors of an Efficient Holocaust

A travel blog entry by alleifer

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... and beaten. In the wake of the Warsaw ghetto uprising and the revolts at Treblinka and Sobibor, the Nazis realized they could no longer fully control the Jews here. On November 3, 1943 the Nazis executed 18,000 Jews dumping their bodies into two large pits. It was the largest single day of killing during the Shoah.

At the end of our “tour” we climb to the top of a Soviet era monument and we see an immense mound of human ashes where we say Kaddish. We ...

Our Polish Experience

A travel blog entry by peterandjane

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... and listened to a variety of pieces from many composers, including Chopin, Mozart and Vivaldi. Our front seats were so close to the musicians, we could have turned the pages of their music, and the concert was excellent with good acoustics in such a confined space. An interesting feature of this building is that there is a small museum in the basement, and the original level of the town square used to be this ...

The Schindler Trail and a Frugo Valentines Day

A travel blog entry by conayuk

It was our last day in Krakow before we made our way to Munich, meaning we had to be up slightly earlier than usual. We packed our bags and were out by 9, heading on a different coach on what is known as the 'Schindler Trail'. We visited a synagogue and toured the former Jewish areas in Krakow. It's a really beautiful area and I fe you visit. Especially since you get to see where a scene of Schindler's List is filmed.

Moving ...

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A travel blog entry by andrewclifton

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... went back down to the main square for dinner. The food options here seem to be mostly Polish or Italian. We opted for Italian by the way of wood fired pizzas....and Polish beer.

The food was great and beers cold so no complaints.

It was then back to the room for an early night as we have an early start in the morning with a 7:13am train to Oświęcim to visit the Auschwitz/Birkenau sites.
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Strange encounters

A travel blog entry by lklassen

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... bag. Wanting to do something for my first evening in Krakow, I walked to a large park which was the site of the city's largest Fan Zone. In a large open field, more massive screens were set up, with several thousand people sitting on the grass and watching the game. Though the outcome wasn't favoured (Italy knocked out Germany to meet Spain in the final), it was great to get out and join the masses. From the park, I walked back to the hostel and called it a ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Batowice area of Krakow, is near Krakow Bike Tour, Polish Aviation Museum, Plaszow Concentration Camp, and Grunwald Monument (Pomnik Grunwaldzki).
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