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Whether passing through or lingering for a longer period of time in the remarkably well-preserved Krakow, Poland, you will most definitely be seduced by some of their hearty dishes. Though the times have changed, Polish gastronomy seems to have retained its traditions. Neighboring countries’ culinary habits as well as its own plentiful resources heavily influenced Polish food; meat is consumed in large quantities (pork and sausage) as well as carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes, noodles and dumplings. So, if you happen to travel to the second largest city of Poland put your diet on hold and try these succulent dishes.

Krakow Polish Dumpling

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Krakow is a beautiful city that has managed to keep much of its medieval charm, despite hundreds of years of foreign occupations, severe bombing during the second world war, and the drab conformity of the Communist Era. Here are five things you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Krakow!

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Kraków airport is officially called the John Paul II International Airport of Balice and is located just15 kilometres from the Kraków city centre. Trains, buses and taxis connect the airport to Kraków city. A free shuttle bus travels between the airport terminals T1 (international) and T2 (domestic) and also connects to the airport’s own railway station.

Krakow airport taxi

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Situated in Poland’s southern region is the city of Krakow, the capital city of the Malopolskie province which means Lesser or Little Poland. If there is one thing that many international travelers enjoy when they vacation in Krakow it is the abundance of shopping venues that are available, especially where the shopping malls are concerned.

Shopping Mall in Krakow

For many years, Old Town offered the only shopping venues as Krakow resisted the shopping mall invasion that eventually happened. read full article

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Krakow is one of Poland’s main tourist attractions and anyone who loves old castles, medieval town squares and historic architecture will fall in love with the city. Because of its small size, the town centre is easy to walk around and you can visit most of the main tourist attractions in the Old Town by walking. If you have just 24 hours in Kraków, here are the main sights and things to do.

one day in krakow

The Wawel Castle and Cathedral

The Wawel Castle is the old residence of Polish royalty. Take a couple of hours to explore the royal castle, to admire the Wawel Cathedral and its 16th century bell, and to visit the royal tombs where Poland’s kings are buried. read full article

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The Krakow Industrial Heritage Route, a unique urban tourist trail, winds through the historic Polish city Krakow. Over fifteen architectural, historic and industrial landmarks build in 19th – 20th century are restored along the route and draw tourists, especially those interested in building art, cultural heritage, engineering, technology and vehicles including motorcycles. Read on to know more about various beautiful landmarks.

Krakow Industrial Heritage Route

Juliusz Słowacki Theatre (Municipal Theatre) at Sw. Ducha Square was the first structure in the city to have electric light. The theatre, opened in 1893 for public, was taken over by the German troupe during the World War II. It had its own electricity generation plant that now features a small stage. Currently, there are four stages in the theatre that epitomizes Eclectic architecture. Allegorical figures of comedy, drama and poetry adorn its front elevation. read full article

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In 2006, while waiting for my German working papers to be renewed, I made a snap decision to spend a week in Poland in the dead of winter.

While walking around Krakow’s Cloth Hall, I snapped up a brochure from… read full article

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Fortunately, Krakow (Cracow/Krakau) was spared the ravages of the Second World War and the many fascinating baroque and medieval buildings are one of the reasons that the city is oftentimes referred to as the Prague of Poland.

Unlike Prague, however, it is not… read full article

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