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The lovely scenery of castle in Pieskowa Skala.
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Pieskowa SkalaThis beautiful castle is settled inside the valley. It’s not far away from Krakow – you will come there within 30 minutes by bus. The fortification has an stunning legendary tradition.

It used to be one of the ‘Eagles Nests’ that was to guard the area. It’s very aged because it dates back to fourteen century but in spite of numerous alterations over the time its gorgeous architecture is preserved still.

What you may delight outside are a fine entrance and stunning courtyard. On the contrary, the the inside space houses the delightful art museum. The exhibition features different eras, from medieval times till Baroque era. Don't miss the tour in the Pieskowa Skala Castle as well as the nearby Ojców National Park.

Auschwitz Birkenau concentration and extermination camp registered on World Heritage list.
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auschwitz concentration campAt present, Auschwitz Birkenau memorial is the single German death camp inscibed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The museum is set in the little town Oświęcim just about 80 kilometers from the City of Krakow.

It is divided into two camps: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau II. They both form the honorable proof of the malice of Nazi strategy and also unthinkable distress of approximately one million murdered people. Great number of them were of Jewish descent. They were unscrupously murdered in gas cavities.
Others died because of food deprivation, heavy labour or life-threatening medical experiments they were subjected to.

Arrive to this place and witness the sad story of people who lost their lives there.

Want to visit Auschwitz? The optimal choice are complete tours offered exclusively by accredited companies.

The reverend figure of The Black Madonna of Częstochowa on Jasna Gora.
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jasna gora czestochowa The blessed icon of the Virgin Mary with little Jesus Christ on Her breast is the most religious as well as time-honoured relic by the whole group of the Catholics from Poland as well as the conservative religious persons. Moreover the symbol is treated as the national symbol of Poles.

It has a long-life chronicle, till presentnot exactly cleared, but Saint Luke is believed to have painted this icon which he created on the table from the house of the Holy Family. It is also frequently suggested to have been taken along from the Hungary by the association of Pauline monks in 1382.

The Black Madonna is often associatedwith being in possesion of marvelous. at the time of the legendary Deluge in XVII century, The Black Madonna gave the hand to get the Swedish spreading back. Some other strange rescue which Black Madonna of Czestochowa guided was during the heavy fire trial of the church. This is why The Black Madonna of Czestochowa was laurelled the Queen and Guardian of Poland by the monarch John II Kazimierz Vasa in XVII century.

Take a deep breath and go underground in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
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salt mines wieliczkaWieliczka Salt Mine, which belongs to one of the greatest attractions in Poland, provides the fascinating route for tourists from from any place. Obviously any tourist may become amazed getting to know the overall salt mine size which is approximately three hundred km.

Be prepared to witness incredible chambers, magnetic subsurface water reservoirs, primary instruments and some inventions along the way. Also plenty of marks of mining labour greatly depict the severeness of their occupation. Large, awesome salt works as well as salt bas-reliefs may be another extraordinary image inside the Wieliczka mine.

As facing the end of your sightseeing you are welcomed to buy memorable pieces of salt of various kinds. You should visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine especially if you undergo respiratory hardships or allergic reactions as the air inside has many curing properties. Get hold of any coat which will make you feel warm and comfortable and travel through the exciting tangles, corridors and labirynths in the Wieliczka Salt Mine!

The miraculous Jasna Gora Sanctuary.
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czestochowa sanctuaryThis holy monks' shelter is frequently concerned as the Polish focus of pilgrimages. Because of that every year millions of believers arrive to pray there to the most important representation of the Virgin Mary. What's particularly noteworthy about the icon is the magical force which it is related to.

This popularly venerated icon is known as Black Madonna of Częstochowa. The monastery was settled in the medieval times, in 1382 by the group of monks coming from Hungary. Subsequently the picture of Virgin Mary with little Jesus Christ was imported from Russia. From that time on it became extensively known among the monks as well as the enemies.

It is viewed that it was the Virgin Mary who assisted to save the Jasna Góra in the course of the Swedish intrusion on the Jasna Gora Monastery. Till nowadays, Catholics from each corner come to worship and tovin order to give respects to the saint icon of Black Madonna in Częstochowa.

History of holocaust in Auschwitz Birkenau death camp.
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Visiting AuschwitzThe institution memorizes the sufferers of the Nazi mass wipeout at the time of the World War the second. The museum is situated in Oświęcim, in Malopolska province and involves two extermination camps: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Opened in fourties, the exhibition is scattered in various historic sections. The whole surface area is arranged on the surface of 191 hectars.

What you will be presented there with are besides real passageways, the ramp, the railing but also numerous diverse archives and tokens of the victims' life and suffering including the items of regular routine like boots, cases etc.

There is the central demonstration and also several part-time ones memorizing the murdered of from many countries. The Auschwitz Birkenau museum and memorial is watched by masses of visitors every year.

Wieliczka Salt Mine fascinating tourist attraction
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the wieliczka salt mineProbably every inhabitant of Poland associate that place. The tourist come there in crowds from many different lands and countries. It is a well-known monument which can be come across on UNESCO World Heritage List. What are we talking about? Evidently, it is Wieliczka Salt Mine. That spot located in theregion of Lesser Poland is placed close to one of the largest agglomeration in the southern region – Krakow.

Not everyone knows that the mine placed in the burgh of Wieliczka is working again and again since 13t century. What is more, Wieliczka Salt Mine is believed to be the most aged place of such type in the world and themost ancient business from the 13th century which is still working. That structure is an emblem of both tradition and modernness.

People coming to Wieliczka have occasion to become acquainted with the process of extracting table salt in the wide subterranean infrastructure has not altered widely for ages. Wieliczka salt mine is also a place where many miners put their powers to make a marvellous precious produce – kitchen salt.

Katowice airport
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katowice airport krakow Katowice Pyrzowice is a regional airport that taking into account numbers of passengers is on the third place in Poland. This airport is located approx. thirty km from Katowice, close to the town named Pyrzowice. It’s got two terminals which can handle over 3,5 million people per year. The cheap airlines became the business partners with Pyrzowice in 2003. Thanks to that, the number of flights has increased significantly.

There are two definitely promising facts about Pyrzowice airport – it’s got the most charter flights in the country and, at the same time, it is the fastest improving airport in Poland. Wizz Air, the Hungarian airline, has got the most flights to and from Pyrzowice airport. Some Polish authorities are trying to increase the comfort for the users by improving Katowice airport transfers with various places.

A direct railway between Katowice and Pyrzowice is definitely the most significant development.A twenty four km railway is definitely going to be a positive solution for the problem of transport in the South Poland.

Dunajec river as the greatest attraction in Pieniny National Park.
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dunajec raftingThe Dunajec Gorge, named as the jewel of Pieniny Mountains, is one of the most appealing places you have to watch when travelling to Poland. It runs through southern Poland and northern Slovakia. Dunajec gorge creates the basis for the Dunajec River that you may raft on. Encircled by 300m tall stones the Gorge makes 7 meanders as it passes.

During your rafting experience along the Dunajec River you will see numerous spectacular uncommon flora and fauna. By that, you will experience big delight as well as fun. The rafting trip also is about sightseeing some other interesting attractions like legendary castles in Niedzica and Czorsztyn.

Don’t forget to take your camera as you will take lots of pictures of such magnificent landscape. Don’t miss this possibility to visit this impressive location, placed also on UNESCO’s heritage List of World Heritage Sites in Poland!

Appreciate Crystal caves reserve in Wieliczka mine.
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salt mine in wieliczkaThe Crystal Caves Nature Reserve is located in the lovely Wieliczka Salt Mine which is one of the vastest and most traditional mines in the whole Europe. Visitors are welcome to watch the exhibition after reaching 70-114 meters depth subsurface. The fabulous display is especially respected for the distinguishing examples of halite crystals.

What's even more noteworthy about them is their large, nearly unimaginable surface. Visitors are able to also watch and admire some other pieces of salt crystals which are strictly preserved due to their important value and uniqueness. Don't forget to visit the Crystal Caves Nature Reserve while coming to the Wieliczka Salt Mine – you wouldn’t regret it!

For those who are about to discover this place the easiest solution are individually organized Wieliczka Salt Mine tours.

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