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Plunge into Poland, and experience Krakow, a city rich in history and tradition with a modern twist. Encased in natural beauty and mouthwatering food, this county is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, historic tours or winter ski trips. Krakow, the former capitol is filled with breathtaking architecture, from stunning castles to eye opening concentration camps. This political, culture rich city is very significant in Poland and should be added to the top of your travel list. Allow Rubinsohn Travel to plan your next trip and give you VIP treatment while exploring Krakow.
The Wawel Hill & Castle
Krakow’s Wawel Castle, a magnificent medieval castle is the heart of the city. Sitting on top of the Wawel hill this castle overlooks the rising bend of the Vistula river bend. Built back in the 16thcentury for Kings and royal families, this castle is in a defensible position but is now a must-see site for travelers. Wawel Castle now serves Poland as a natural culture institution, collecting and conserving carefully selected works of art and historical artefacts. Whether you’re coming to see the artifacts or to get the royal treatment, this castle is a must-see attraction for everyone on your next trip.
Zakopane – Poland’s Outdoor Activity Capital
Ready to venture outside of the city and explore the natural beauty that southern Poland has to offer? Zakopane is a small town hidden in the hilly mountain valleys and has become Poland’s most popular ski resort attraction. Krupowki is an area filled with ski-slopes, but the real reason travelers stay is for the night life, and Christmassy lit streets lined with garland. Summer travelers can spend a day or several hiking the mountain trails, or take a train ride to the top of Mt Gubałówka, for amazing views of the valleys. Travelers have easy access to Zakopane either by bus, train or private tours. Let us help make sure you get to capture every breathtaking view and adventure to Zakopane.
It’s said that the Polish know how to have a good time, you can learn how to “Party like the Polish” while indulging in their nightlife. First stop out in old city would have to be a “vodka and snack bar.” Here you’ll find locals venture to these spots before going to bars and clubs for some cheap drinks and good conversation. Vodka and snack bars are a great place to meet locals, and find the best bars and really party Polish style. After your first stop, you have a wide variety of night clubs, pubs and karaoke bars to choose from. If you’re looking for a non-traditional night out then make sure to check out Krakow’s jazz bar, Harris Piano Jazz Bar or want to get off land then make sure to check out the boat party events hosted throughout the year. With so many different options, Krakow is sure to become your new favorite nightlight adventure.
Main Square Market
Shopping in Europe is a must on everyone’s bucket list, so of course you have to take a trip to theMain Square Market. Stretching over 200 meters long, this market is like no other. Surrounded by restored colorful townhomes and mansions, this market embodies Krakow’s European identity and submerges you in its culture. Main Square Market features a late 18thcentury monument of Adam Mickiewicz, who is considered to be one of one of Poland’s greatest romantic poets. One of the markets newest attractions, Europe’s largest underground museum is filed with nomadic relics of medieval times. Travelers can enjoy the market and the museum year-round in the Krakow’s oceanic climate.
Krakow Trumpet Signal
At the top of St Mary’s Church Tower, travelers can hear the hourly bugle call above Central Grand Square. This historic trumpet melody dates back to the Middle Ages , used to announce the opening and closing of the city gates. The bugle was also used to alarm citizens of danger like an enemy attack or fire, but don’t be alarmed when the melody comes to an abrupt stop. The ritual melody is used to commemorate the tail of a trumpeter who was said to be shot in the throat by an archer in 1241.