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Polandis situated in the heart of Europe, at a crossing of roads and cultures. Its boundaries are formed by the Baltic Sea to the North; Germany to the West, the Czech and Slovak Republics to the South; Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia to the East. The great country strives to meet the needs and interests of any profession and any group. Poland is close - easily accessible from all parts of the world by air, by car, coach and train. It offers excellent hotels, affordable prices and good services. Ten years ago it was unthinkable, but today this area is not just back in Europe, it is the centre of its vitality, able at last to display the landscapes, architecture and culture which are the heritage of a reunited continent.
Kraków- the capital of Małopolska - the southern region of Poland. The over one-thousand-year history of the city which was the capital of Poland from 11th to 17th century, medieval town plan with the largest Main Market in Europe, the oldest Polish university - the Jagiellonian University, churches and cathedrals, magnificent collections and museums, the Salt Mine in Wieliczka - all this contributes to the uniqueness of the city which is listed on the Unesco World Heritage List.
In the year 2000, Kraków proudly handled the title of the European City of Culture granted by the Council of Ministers of the European Union. Kraków is said to be a magical city. This magic is hidden in precious collections in more than 43 museums, great artistic events and festivals. It is in the incredible atmosphere of cafes, restaurants, pubs vibrating with life in the Old Town, as well as in the fashionable Jewish district.
Population of Kraków: 756.757
Area of Kraków: 327,00 km²
What to do in Krakow – proposals:Viewing platform: http://www.hiflyer.pl/en
Cruises on the Vistula river: http://statekkrakow.com/oferta/offer-english.html
Rynek (Main Market) Underground: http://www.podziemiarynku.com/index.php?lang=eng
Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945: http://www.mhk.pl/exhibitions/krakow-under-nazi-occupation-1939-1945
Bourgeois House: http://www.mhk.pl/exhibitions/bourgeois-house