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We arrived in Krakow (hello Marcino!!) under a +32C heat in the shadow and discovered a small but very cute old town centre, well conserved.
Our hostel was very nice and clean. It is located slightly outside the old town and very close to the river bank! Hence we enjoyed a beautiful walk back to the old town with the sun starting to set!!
We are loving Krakow at the moment. As mentioned previously it is a very old city with lots of sights to see. This morning we spent the enitre morning at the royal castle learning about the the city and the royal family as well as the beautiful castle. The picture for our blog is actually from the castle itself.
The first activities we took in Krakow was to visit Auschwitz concentration camp. It was not the best place to be but this is how we should remember history and learn the ***********. I had watched enough movies made about the concentration camps, the Nazi Germans and the poor Jews, so I was very looking forward to see the site myself. The …
I was at the train station in Prague lining up to buy my 12 hour train ticket to Warsaw, Poland when I started chatting with a girl that was lining up behind me. She was from Prague but worked in Warsaw and told me not to go because it is boring with not much to see. That was convincing enough for me and so I skipped Warsaw and decided to go …
... shot on the spot. So effective was the Nazi cleanising of the Jews from Krakow in WWII that there is effectively no Jewish presence in Krakow some 70 years later in a city that at the time was 25% Jewish.
We were outside the Schindler Museum when our guide gave his version of the supposed saviour of 1,098 Jews. Schindler was making a profit in a facility taken from the Jews and used Jewish labour as it saved him money. He was a drunk and philanderer ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Secret Garden Hostel Krakow
Very nice and relaxing apartment.
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