Hotel Kontrast

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

Krakow Sightseeing and Auschwitz-Birkenau

A travel blog entry by dft


... 233;s, a couple of active synagogues and a small Jewish History Museum (formerly the Old Synagogue) which we got to go in. But before we did, we visited the tiny Remu Synagogue and it's cemetery. The Nazis used the temple to store firefighting equipment so it had to be restored back then and it's frescoes were being restored while we were there. Out back was a Jewish cemetery that hadn't been in use since ...

Whelmed and Overwhelmed

A travel blog entry by jrsherman81054


... we arrived in Krakow. The morning brought an exciting eastern European city complete with castles, walls, cathedrals, a beautiful winding river and the largest medieval market square in Europe. Walking around the city was fascinating. We enjoyed great Polish cuisine while listening and watching traditional Polish folk dancing. I couldn't get enough ...

Visit to Auschwitz with overnight in Krakow

A travel blog entry by robyn4215


... and place it in the railway lines at Auschwitz Museum. Our guide asked if any Aussies in the tour group, and we were it, and and he made a point of thanking Frank Lowy, as it is difficult to fund the maintenance of all these old buildings etc. There are a team of scientists employed currently to assist with restoration and preservation of all the wood and particularly the artefacts and clothes. Those deemed to go directly to gas chambers were walked down to the ...

Even hotter!

A travel blog entry by big.adventure


... rubber stops on the suspension. Team Jezebel (our Red Leader) had managed to break 2 out of 3 hinges on the pop top on his VW camper - tied down with a piece of rope & gaffer tape! He asked Steve in his welding capacity what his opinion was, and Steve replied he's not a real welder Mister! But they are going to alter some hinges & bolt them on!! Trigger (who has a 2.8litre automatic) was having to fill up twice a day to begin with but hopefully ...

Typical tour guide and Market Square

A travel blog entry by mikepsilve

... in the Square. We got some Polish stuff that we thought would be a mix of Polish and Italian. It was a good meat and creamy pasta dish. I also had the best hot chocolate ever! After this, we walked to the train station to buy our overnight ticket to Prague for the following day. Dani, Rick and I won't back to the hostel to nap for two hours. We are still recovering from Berlin. Dani and I then met mom in the Square. We walked around and checked out restaurant menus. Mom and ...

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