Optima Osrodek Hotelowy

ul. Malborska 65, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-646, Poland | Hotel
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Taking a step back in time

A travel blog entry by rachbritton


... in a beautiful area with nothing for miles around it. There are rows and rows of brick and wood houses inside the camp. Some were used as 'living' quarters, bathing quarters, gas chambers, and starvation sites. This is also where the trains would drop off new prisoners. I think Steven Spielberg also filmed at these train tracks for his Schindler’s List movie. We took a tour through a lot of the houses, with the guide describing the different activities ...

Reliving the Holocaust

A travel blog entry by word-a-day


... the different rooms of the factory, through personal accounts, artistic installations and war commentary.

Keeping us engaged for nearly two hours, we left Schindler’s factory with a new understanding of the atrocities committed in the city during the 30’s and 40’s, and headed towards the Ghetto, a short walk away. With little still standing of the original walls which barricaded the settlement, we followed the numerous plaques and ...

Some Like It Hot

A travel blog entry by elaine74104


... Jacob. He spoke enthusiastically about Krakow's and Poland's history with a tone that can only be described as defeatist optimism. He kept saying things like "Poland joined forces with Lithuania, which at the time was one of the major super powers of the world...until they joined forces with Poland" and "Nobody can lose as many wars as the Polish have, and still be around" and "Communists use vodka to keep ...

58. A Royal City

A travel blog entry by sarahandblairnz


... travelled there from the East to sell silk, leather, spices, and wax, and buy textiles, lead, and salt. Today, it is a beautiful market for traditional Polish goods.

From the market, we wandered down towards Wawel hill, atop which sits the royal castle and cathedral, with a lovely view over the Vistula river. As the Christmas markets were still running, dinner was al fresco in the market square. Fried haloumi cheese, dumplings, and gigantic ...

Easy trip, gorgeous place

A travel blog entry by matt_l


... near Market Square.Which is filled with restaurants, market stalls, bars and buskers. Aimlessly walked around for a while. got some food and went back and made friends with a guy from Belgium.

Currently sitting in darkness aside from a few candles, as the power has just gone out in most of the hostel. Hopefully going out tonight, and have more to report tomorrow, and much more photos when I decide to go to Auschwitz.

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This hotel, located in the Podgórze Duchackie area of Krakow, is near Oskar Schindler's Factory, Galicia Jewish Museum, Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), and Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne).
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good