Hotel Alexander II

Ul Zamenhoffa 14, Krakow, Southern Poland, 31-025, Poland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Crime of Communism

A travel blog entry by janlill

9

... li>No traffic, no cars, no one was stupid to stay longer in office longer that 4pm so quality time spent with parents and children.

  • 1 channel TV - no fighting over who watched what!
  • Thursday was a day for American movie at night
  • so the streets were empty that night
  • C. CULTURE: provided by the state.
    • Company gave tickets to theaters, opera
    • Everything paid for by state.
    • 60 theaters ...

    Kazimierz (Jewish District)

    A travel blog entry by jeffdavis152

    2

    ... heads of state did not want them living and trading within the city proper. Most Jewish districts were destroyed or turned into ghettos (and then later destroyed) during Nazi occupation in WWII. Kazimierz was also used as a ghetto during the holocaust, but parts of the district remain due to the proximity to the old town. Krakow, unlike Warsaw, was used as a Nazi outpost and Jewish ghetto during the war. When the Krakow ghetto was created, on the south end of ...

    Auschwitz - Birkenau

    A travel blog entry by pixiepoodle

    1

    ... educate about it. The one plaque at Birkenau put it best, "For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to all humanity" Before coming, I did not know the difference between Auschwitz and Birkenau, or that they were so far apart. It was very powerful to be there. Our guide was very good. We asked her ow it was that she could do that and go there everyday, but she said it is so important to educate everyone ...

    Krakow - Second Day

    A travel blog entry by sue2013

    3
    8

    ... to explain the mine that first opened in the 13th century. It was a three hour tour and we ended up nearly 500 feet down in the ground of what was once a real salt mine. Walls, floors, ceilings are all salt but look like marble or concrete or pavers. Huge chambers, some over 100 feet high, with figurines and scenes carved in salt, and amazingly, carved by the men who mined it. And 120 feet deep pools. And a drop dead gorgeous guide who HAS to ...

    Auschwitz - Have We Truly Changed?

    A travel blog entry by shyam_t

    3

    ... family home was right next to the gallows and the gas chamber (which had scratch marks on its inner walls). We later learnt that the children living at the Höss home were quite oblivious to what was happening just over the wall.

    We also visited the nearby Birkenau camp, with its imploded gas chambers (so as not to leave evidence of the atrocities); and the sheds which might have been more suited to house horses and cattle in ...

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    Location

    This 3 star hotel, located in the Stare Miasto area of Krakow, is near Florianska Gate, Grunwald Monument (Pomnik Grunwaldzki), Dzok Monument, and House of Jan Matejko (Dom Jana Matejki).
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