About Krakow

Krakow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakow), the second largest city in Poland, a city of 750,000 population, is located in the central southern part of Poland. Well connected with major international airports such as Frankfurt am Main, München, Rome, London and others is served by a number of airlines to mention Lufthansa, LOT, Alitalia, RyanAir, etc. It is only 1.2 hours by plane from Frankfurt and London. And, only six hours by car, or train, from Vienna, Austria.

Main Square

Krakow is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Europe. Krakow sports the largest medieval town square in Europe, and a large old town featuring a mix of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. The old town has the largest in Europe congregation of churches; over a hundred. Some of them are masterpieces of opulent and overwhelming Baroque.

Barbican and Florian Gate in the background

Krakow is also the cultural center of the Eastern Europe. Music of Renaissance, of Baroque, of modern compositions is performed every day in magnificent sacral environments, and musical halls and other cultural establishments. Museums, art galleries, and exhibitions of historic and modern arts are in abundance. The Krakow’s town square restaurants are buzzing with life till early morning hours.

Royal Castle -Wawel - over the Vistula River

Krakow is the largest center of higher education in Poland, and in the central Europe. Over 200,000 university students get their degrees from a sizable number of academic institutions, the most famous of which is the Jagiellonian University established in the 14th century. Some of the most famous personalities with links to the Jagiellonian University include Nicolaus Copernicus, Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II), and Nobel laureates in literatute Ivo Andrić and Wisława Szymborska.

Slowacki Theater

From the south, Krakow is backed by the scenic Tatra mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_Mountains) , just a two hour drive from Krakow. This rocky formation, like Alps, is a magnet for the local population and foreignes alike, all year long. A day visit is a must, and is going to leave unforgetable memories. June is a perfect time for trecking and sightseeing.

Horse Carriages

Krakow – Get tempted!