Hotel Kontrast

ul. Forteczna 22, Krakow, Southern Poland, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Arriving in Poland

A travel blog entry by eva.brennan


... meet their Polish cousins (well second cousins in Australian terms). We caught up with my Uncle Andrew (mum’s brother) and his daughter my youngest cousin who is taller than Paul! We had a great afternoon catching up and kids enjoyed playing together. Isabelle did really well speaking in Polish, although she did forget from time ...

Walking Tours!

A travel blog entry by rachbritton


... impressive to see these old buildings still standing today. We saw the big castle, where Pope John Paul II stayed and spoke when he visited, the main church, and early cloth halls, plus a fire breathing dragon. They are very proud of their Pope, and he's used in almost every marketing product available haha.

After lunch we started the Jewish Quarters tour. This tour showed us where, when all ...

Day 13: Krakow

A travel blog entry by travelbutton


... a bus across the road would take us directly there. We got some cash out but couldn't figure out what ticket to get so hopped on the bus hoping to purchase the ticket there, only to find it required coins only which did not suit our cash only situation. We ummed and ahhed but decided that we didn't really want to get caught without tickets in a non English speaking country so got off to get change, guessed at some tickets, and made it to the mines. The salt mines were ...

Going separate ways

A travel blog entry by word-a-day


... and therefore did not try and destroy the camps.

As we approached Auschwitz the first thing you see is the 2.5m high solid concrete block perimeter fence with barbed wire at the top. Then you pass by the railway line that runs between the 2 extermination camps (Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2 – Birkenau). There is a 3rd camp (Auschwitz 3 – Monowitz) which was used to develop weapon and ammunitions for the German war effort (of course ...

Day 19: Classic rhapsody 2

A travel blog entry by sarah_rossie

... were mostly left alone by the SS because they always stunk until they got sick of smelling them and shot them or sent them to gas chamber. Nice right. Then we saw a male cabin designed for 100 ppl where 1000 ppl stayed. Quite sad being somewhere where thousands of people had slept there and more than likely died. 2/3 of ppl who went through auschwitz died and that's not including the children, old, disabled, and most women who went straight to the chambers. I had ...

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