Kraków - information about the city

Kraków ( [ˈkrakuf] ) also Cracow, or Krakow ( /ˈkrækaʊ/ ), 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 1596; the capital of the Grand Duchy of Kraków from 1846 to 1918; and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Kraków - tourist attractions

markerA Oskar Schindler Factory in Cracow Oskar Schindler's factory - the factory established in 1937 as a place of production of enamel and brass products. Leased and later acquired by German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler in 1939, as German Enamelware Factory - Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF), conducted by Schindler to 1945.The factory is l... Oskar Schindler Factory in Cracow - photo
markerB Collegium Novum The Collegium Novum ("New College") is the Neo-Gothic main building of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, built in 1873-1887. Based on a design by architect Feliks Księżarski to match the oldest building of the University, it was opened for the 500th anniversary of the University's found... Collegium Novum - photo
markerC Heroes of the Ghetto Square in Cracow Heroes of the Ghetto Square in Cracow was formerly known as Zgody Square or the Concord Square, was the centre of the Jewish ghetto in Podgórze. During resettlement of the Jews from the Cracow and Kazimierz to the ghetto. Jewish families were allowed to transport their property. This was meant to pr... Heroes of the Ghetto Square in Cracow - photo
markerD Pod Orłem Pharmacy Pharmacy "Pod Orłem" (The Eagle) in Krakow on the Ghetto Heroes Square was the only pharmacy in the ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Krakow. The pharmacy was directed by Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the only Pole living in the ghetto, from beginning to end of its existence. The pharmacy was an undergroun... Pod Orłem Pharmacy - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 50.0833, 19.9167
Approximate population: 754,854

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