If you’re going to visit the historic Polish city of Cracow (also written Krakow), here’s the short list of the top attractions that families should visit.
– Tour Auschwitz – full daytrip about 1 hour outside the city
– Walk through lanes of Stare Miasto, the Old Town
– Learn about Jewish Heritage at the Center for Jewish Culture- 17 Rabina Meiselsa St.
– See old Jewish quarter, Kazimierez, where 40,000 residents lost their lives in the Holocaust (The Spielberg film “Schindler’s List” was filmed here.)
– Old Royal Capital – Main market square, small palaces and homes that face the historic Cloth Hall
– Explore the Vistula River, either walk along its banks, take a sightseeing cruise or rent a bike and see more of the town
– Castle of Polish Kings on Wawel Hill, as well as the Cathedral
– Take tour of 700-year-old salt mines at Wieliczka
– Ethnographic Park at Zubryzyca Gorna
– Rynek Glowny – This is a huge, walkable plaza in the heart of the city with many cafes. Listen out for a trumpet signal that’s played on the hour to commemorate a trumpeter killed by a Tatar arrow in 1241.
For more information, visit the site of Cracow Tourist Info
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