Cracow one of the most popular city in Poland and not only. It was an old capital of Poland and it is a historical city. I have been there many times but each time is unique. These photos were taken in July 2011 when I was in Cracow with my daughter. At that time Kate was 11. The weather was perfect,..
Kate in front of post office
New Queen ...
And horses - symbol of Cracow...
Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] ( )) also Cracow, or Krakow (US English //, UK English //) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596; Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
After the invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Kraków became the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to German extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz never to return, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.