"On every hour, a trumpet signal—called the Hejnał mariacki—is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. The noon-time hejnał is heard across Poland and abroad broadcast live by the Polish national Radio 1 Station."
Postcard from Poland August 21st 2014 We landed, got our luggage, got money, headed for the bus to the city, and then the fun began. The 40 some passenger bus already had twice that amount including everyone's bags. Tickets were only sold from a machine that only took coins. We only had a 200 zloty bill. The bus was getting ready to leave, we wanted to get to the city, we hopped on. Locals were warning people of the 1000 zloty fine if ... read more
Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of ... ... read more