Your visit at Luxdentica may be a great opportunity to see many wonderful places in Krakow, the former capital of Poland, untouched by the ravages of recent wars, resplendent in its history. It is a city with a unique atmosphere that can impress and charm at any moment, on any new promenade. During your stay, we will advise you on what is worth to see in Krakow.
The biggest (4ha) square in Krakow and one of the largest markets in Europe. Its history dates back to the XIII century. Through the Main Square runs the King’s Road which leads from the Florian Gate to the Wawel Royal Castle.
The Kazimierz district of Krakow as seen on the map appears to be an extraordinary place developing as it did from the integration of two cultures, Polish and Jewish. There has been a Jewish presence in Krakow from the second half of the XIV century, but Jewish culture and the architectural style in this small part of Krakow began to predominate in the XIX c., when, in 1867, equal citizenship rights were given to the Jewish population of the city.
It is primarily the Royal Castle, the seat of Polish kings, due to which Krakow was the Polish capital in the years 1309 to 1595. It i also the metropolitan cathedra. Between the X and XI centuries the hill was chosen as a site for residence by the first Polish monarchs and for the Krakow Bishopy which was created in the year 1000.
A large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Krakow. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional airport. This airfield, established by Austria-Hungary in 1912, is one of the oldest in the world. For the first half century of its existence the museum used four hangars of the former airfield to display its exhibits. The collection consists of over 200 aircrafts. Some of the exhibits are only in their initial stages. The museum houses a large aviation library and photographic archives.
Opened in a blaze of publicity in September 2010, this hi-tech and highly popular museum takes visitors four metres under the surface of the market square to explore the recently excavated medieval merchant stalls that predate today’s Cloth Hall, and to experience the city’s entire history - from its first settlers right up to the death of Pope John Paul II – over the course of some 6,000 metres of multimedia exhibits. Visitors walk on glass ramps and footbridges, under which there are authentic tracks, the oldest of which dates from the XI century.
The Auschwitz concentration camp is a symbol of horror, constructed by the German Nazis in 1940 near the town of Oświęcim in south eastern Poland. From 1942 Auschwitz became the most important camp for the mass extermination of European Jews. The number of people murdered between 1940-1945 is estimated at about 1,1-1,5million.
One of the seven wonders of Poland. Constructed on nine levels, these excavations stretch for 300 km and reach a depth of 327 m. It illustrates the stages of the development of mining technology over time. The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is on UNESCO’s 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage since 9th September, 1978 together with 12 other sites from all over the world.
This impressive interactive museum covers the Nazi occupation of Krakow in WWII. It’s housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the Nazi industrialist who famously saved the lives of members of his Jewish labour force during the Holocaust. Well-organised, innovative exhibits tell the moving story of the city from 1939 to 1945. The importance of the museum is in part due to the Spielberg, Schindler’s List, film which was partially filmed in Krakow.
Polish winter capital and the largest tourist resort in the highest Polish mountains – the Tatra Mountains. A venue for many sporting events, including the World Cup Ski Jumping. The biggest attractions of Zakopane are Gubałówka and Kasprowy Wierch cable cars, which offer a breathtaking view of the Polish Tatra Mountains.