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At the Main Market Square in Krakow  
   

At the Main Market Square in Krakow

Quick stop in Krakow... and a brief walk through its German occupation history...

August 7th 2016
So finally we decided to head out from Elblag for a little bit longer than a day or two... A few weeks, direction south! Actual destinations not exactly precised yet... Yes, we weren’t too organised at all, I think going to Warsaw, then back up north to Elblag and then back south again to Krakow, is more or less summing up our lack of preparation and total disorganisation! At least we were on th ... read more
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16th November 2016

Historical Krakow!
How wonderful that you had time to get a feel for that beautiful city the first day. I'm rather glad that the capital was moved to Warsaw because then Krakow was frozen in its 16c beauty, didn't undergo modernization and wasn't such a target for the Germans and Russians in WWII. Good for you for saturating yourselves in Krakow's tragic WWII history--some of our modern leaders need to do this, so they can feel the horrors of war. And the rain and missed sites--well, how great to have an excuse to return to this city--maybe in the magical snow next time!
16th November 2016

Historical Krakow!
You have a good point there, to be honest never really thought about it from that perspective, but it is true - the capital was moved to Warsaw and thanks to that Krakow remained pretty much undamaged. Yes we have a good excuse to go back there for sure! Thanks for reading and commenting Tara.

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