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  @Poland : Krakow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow, the former capital of Poland, was established at the junction of trade routes.
In 1083, during the reign of the Piast Dynasty, the royal capital was transferred from Gniezno to Krakow.
At the beginning of the 19th century the city was a part of the Duchy of Warsaw, and from 1815 became an independent Krakow Republic until 1846 (when it was incorporated again into Austria).
www.pl-info.net /en/cities/krakow/history.shtml   (373 words)

 History of Krakow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow, the former capital of Poland has a population of over 700,00, is the third largest centre after Warsaw and Lodz.
Krakow became situated on the periphery of the large country and gradually lost its political importance in favour of the centrally situated Warsaw.
Krakow beccame a place of martyrology of the Jewish nation; Jews were first confined to the Krakow ghetto, later taken to the Plaszow camp, wherefrom they were taken away to Auschwitz.
www.magma.ca /~pfeiffer/poland/kra_history.htm   (497 words)

As in Worms in Germany, defending one of the defensive towers and gates in the wall surrounding mediaeval Krakow, was the responsibility of the Jews and the gate was known as the Jewish Gate.
Krakow was occupied by the armies of Austria.
Krakow, then a city of 250,000 inhabitants, of which 60,000 were Jewish, was a center of culture, with many outstanding educational institutions.
www.ics.uci.edu /~dan/genealogy/Krakow/other/alex3.htm   (5707 words)

 AllRefer.com - KrakOw, Poland (Polish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Founded c.700 and made a bishopric c.1000, KrakOw became (1320) the residence of the kings of Poland.
The KrakOw fire (1595) caused the transfer (1596) of the royal residence to Warsaw, but the kings were still crowned and buried in KrakOw until the 18th cent.
In 1815 the Congress of Vienna made the city and its vicinity into the republic of KrakOw, a protectorate of Russia, Prussia, and Austria, and in 1846 it was included in Austria.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Krakow.html   (361 words)

 origin360 - a Photo Tour of Krakow, Poland... welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow is one of the jewels of Poland.
Krakow is one of Poland's new tourism hot spots.
Krakow has all the usual things you'd expect from a European town.
www.origin360.com /travel/krakow_01.html   (108 words)

 Krakow  Poland - In Your Pocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A city forged in battle, war, conquest and fate, Krakow is in many respects the most Polish of all this great nation’s cities.
The ancient seat of kings and intelligentsia comes steeped in legend and myth, and evokes the most fanciful of images, from dragons occupying the catacombs of Wawel, to Tartar hordes repelled at the gates, to an earnest Vladimir Lenin plotting revolution while sitting in the city’s cafes.
Krakow's sights that are too far afield to visit on foot are not easily reached, while it's easier than ever to escape from the asphalt and hit the hills.
www.inyourpocket.com /poland/krakow/en   (520 words)

 City of Kraków   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow is a city situated on both banks of the Vistula River, in the place where the basins of Oswiecim and Sandomierz meet.
It lies within the boundaries of the so-called Krakow Gate which separates the Krakowsko-Czestochowska Upland from the north and Carpathian Foothills from the south.
With its 12 universities and numerous scientific and research institutes, Krakow is one of the largest centres of culture and science in Poland.
www.gornaraba.krakow.pl /en/miasto_krakow.html   (213 words)

 @Poland : Krakow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow's jewel and the very symbol of Poland, Wawel is the historical seat of the Polish kings.
People say that Krakow, a city friendly to artists, is the venue of a culture festival that never ends.
Among them there are venues that are very well known like Wieliczka Salt Mine, the former concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, raft down Dunajec gorge, the highest Polish mountains in Zakopane, Pieskowa Skala castle or John Paul II Museum in his place of birth in Wadowice.
www.pl-info.net /en/cities/krakow/index.shtml   (662 words)

 Poland Krakow
In Poland all roads lead to Krakow, the country's erstwhile historic capital and still her cultural hub.
The Market Square of Krakow teems with life all day and night long, with numerous cafés offering a tasty welcome in their summer street-gardens.
Krakow is a place you will keep coming back to, each time to discover new objects of startling beauty.
poland-krakow.blogspot.com   (2027 words)

 Krakow - In Soviet Russia, Webcomic Reads YOU! Tuesday, October 11, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Previous experience in comics is a major plus, I have years worth of scripts in my head and I need someone who can commit to the long haul.
This website was designed by Krakow, and coded by BobTheMilkman of Counter Culture.
Krakow and whatever is copyright (circle c) 2004 Sean Lindsay.
www.krakowstudios.com   (570 words)

 Krakow - Wikitravel
Krakow (also spelled as Cracow, in Polish Kraków, pronounced KRA-koov (roll the 'r', short 'a')) is a large, attractive and historical city in southern Poland located on the river Vistula.
The former capital of Poland (before Warsaw), Krakow's castle on the Wawel hill (at the southern end of Krakow old town) was the center of royal ceremonial throughout the years of Poland's greatness and decline from c.
Krakow is not only full of cosy cafes, but is also said to be the place of the first Cafe founded in Europe.
wikitravel.org /en/Krakow   (2806 words)

 Kraków on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Krakow on the square: A delightful city breaks from a complex past.
Magical Krakow is sure to cast a spell on you.
Near Zakopane.Inauguration of a new church by the Cardinal of Krakow.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Krakow.asp   (692 words)

Jews wearing armbands are forced to shovel snow from the pavement in Krakow.
Jews from the Krakow ghetto, who have been rounded-up for deportation, are crowded onto the back of a truck.
A column of Jews marches through the streets of Krakow during the final liquidation of the ghetto.
www.einsatzgruppenarchives.com /ghetto/krakow/krakow.html   (235 words)

 Krakow Info - History
Mongols demolished Krakow in the mid 13th century, so the then ruler, Prince Boleslaw the Shy, established it anew in 1257 and endowed with both self-government and immense trade privileges.
The city’s Golden Age came by the end of the 15th century when it was the thriving metropolis of a vast and prosperous kingdom stretching from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea.
After the WW II Krakow retained its status as Poland’s second most important city and vied with Warsaw for the cultural supremacy.
www.krakow-info.com /history.htm   (299 words)

Krakow (Cracow) proves to be Poland's prime tourist attraction with hardly any equals in the entire Central Europe.
Wawel Hill in Krakow, the Mecca of every Pole and a must to visit for foreign tourists is a microcosm of Polish history and culture.
Then it became a vital centre of Polish national awakening at the turn of the century and the cradle of Poland's rebirth, only to be reduced to backwater under communism.
www.unesco.org /opi2/baltics/krakow.htm   (302 words)

 Polish National Tourist Office
Krakow is a colossus of art and architecture, and its Old Town has been placed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's - UNESCO - list of protected World Historic Sites.
The country's patron saint, Stanislaus, charged with high trason and murdered by king Boleslav the Bold in the 11th century, rests in a silver tomb in the center of the Wawel cathedral.
Legendary Krakow is filled with vivid reminders of the days when Polish kings were crowned and buried at the 11th-century Wawel Castle.
www.polandtour.org /regionsandcities/cityguide/krakow.html   (435 words)

While Warsaw may be the political capital of Poland, Krakow is definitely the cultural center of the country.
Krakow is legendary as a mystical city—once a center of magic and astrology—where Faustus began his studies.
Unlike Warsaw, Krakow had the advantage of not being decimated during the Second World War.
www.jobmonkey.com /teaching/europe/html/krakow.html   (419 words)

 Krakow Apartments, Hotel Apartment Accommodation in Poland
Renovated in mid 2002 this apartment is spacious, modern and has lots of light due to it being in the attic, it is also quiet.There is a large sat /TV and high speed Internet
The apartment is modern throughout and the building is in great condition which is sometimes difficult to find in Krakow.
The smaller of 2 attic apartments but still a comfortable size for a group of 4 at 110 square metres.
www.krakow-hotels.net /apartments_k.htm   (494 words)

 Krakow Apartments - your choice of Krakow's finest flats and apartment rooms
Krakow is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, just waiting to be discovered.
Its stunning Old Town is one of the finest of its kind in the world, and its unspoilt charm a well-guarded secret among travellers and residents alike.
Krakow has a great range of restaurants, cafes and shops that add their own unique flavour to the city, and a whole host of intriguing places to visit within easy striking distance.
www.krakow-apartments.com   (137 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - SimonRees's Krakow Things to Do Tips
Krakow has some of the most outstanding churches I have ever seen.
Originally Krakow's walled defences consisted of 39 towers and 10 gates but the brama Florianska is the last remaining part of this.
Krakow's barbakan is the largest in central Europe and is one of only a few that has remained in tact.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/937b8/77aeb/4   (661 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Kraków at Epinions.com
It's getting more and more discovered by tourists, but when I was in Krakow in the August of '99, most of the tourists I found were Poles, not western travelers.
Krakow's square is somewhat similar to Prague's, but I like it more (though I do like Prague a lot) because of outside dining in the summer.
If Krakow is just a stop in your European itinerary, I'd say 3 days would be enough to get a good feel of the place.
www.epinions.com /trvl-review-493-7621883-38623022-prod2   (383 words)

 Krakow Hostels Listings - Hostels in Krakow at Hostels.com
Janexim Krakow Rooms and Apartments are in the Krakow Old Town in two beautiful historic houses...
Give yourself a royal treat in the Royal City of Krakow and begin it all with a stylish hostel which we have created with you in mind.
Krakow's newest and hottest Hostel ever, situated in the heart of Krakow and when we say in the heart of Krakow, WE MEAN IT!
www.hostels.com /en/pl.kr.html   (1035 words)

 Kraków (Cracow) Pub Guide: the best beer bars, pubs and brewpubs
Krakow confirms itself as the claustrophobes nightmare with this cellar bar about 100 metres (or so it seems) below ground level.
My advice; take your davy lamp with you as the way down is a bit tortuous and none too well lit.
A pub close to the Krakow's main Station.
www.xs4all.nl /~patto1ro/krakpubs.htm   (1800 words)

 "Krakow, Poland"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On September 26, 2005, the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow participated in a panel on the global use of English organized by the Jagiellonian University and Gama Bell Foreign Languages College.
The United States Ambassador to Poland, Victor Ashe, and Krakow Consul General Ken Fairfax attended the installation ceremony of Archbishop Stanisław Dziwisz as Archbishop of Krakow at the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on Saturday, August 27, 2005.
The U.S. Consulate General in Krakow is providing important financial support to the Nai Ni Chen Dance Company’s for its community outreach, educational and performance tour in Poland June 29–July 26, 2005.
krakow.usconsulate.gov   (528 words)

 55 Krakow Hotels, Krakow Hotel Search - only 27 to 304 €
Krakow hotels are densely concentrated primarily around the centre consisting of the Old Town, Planty and Kazimierz.
After the season you are always entitled to big discounts and it is hard to choose which hotel you like best, however when the season reaches its peak, it is difficult to find any accommodation.
Krakow is worth visiting all year round, but if you want to come in the summer, please do book in advance.
www.staypoland.com /krakow-hotels.asp   (470 words)

 Krakow Tours - Krakow Sightseeing, Auschwitz, Czestochowa<
Krakow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 2000.
Kolbe, visiting of the exhibition of the Marian Kołodziej's / the camp's former prisoner /painting * Centre Of the city- history of the Auschwitz city, visiting of the Jewish centre * Departure for Monowice - history of its camp, the factory IG Farben Day trip on request - recommended for groups and individuals Departure ca.
In the Middle Ages this was a line of defence fortifications The surviving links in the chain are to be found at Ojcow, Pieskowa Skala, Ogrodzieniec etc. Czestochowa is Poland's spiritual capital.
www.krakow-tours.pl   (1863 words)

 Jewish Krakow: The Jews of Krakow.
In 1938, Krakow's Jewish population numbered over 60,000, or about 25% of the city's total population of 237,000.
his website is not meant to provide a comprehensive historical account of the Jews in Krakow, their culture, their enormous Talmudic contribution, or their decimation during the Shoah...there are numerous books on these topics.
The actual Jewish ghetto was established much later - during World War II - in Podgorze, a southern suburb of Krakow on the other side of the Vistula river.
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org /krakow   (450 words)

 Cracovia - Info and views to discover Krakow atmosphere.
A glimpse of the country between Krakow and Zakopane.
Since several centuries, Krakow is famous for it's exceptionnal Cribs.
Poland and Krakow history in a few major dates.
cracovia.free.fr /index_en.htm   (213 words)

 Krakow hotel, Cracow hotels, Apartments Accommodation in Poland
For that you will get a well located Krakow apartment around 140 square metres with 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a massive living room.
With an apartment you have the option of staying home and cooking in your fully equipped kitchen, entertaining guests.
If you need to venture off into Krakow our apartments are well located near restaurants and the main action.
www.krakow-hotels.net   (305 words)

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