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Forgotten landscapes outside Krakow

Linked to Krakow by a portion of the Amber Trail Greenway, Tyniec’s limestone cliffs, dense woodland and millennia-old abbey comprise one of Eastern Europe’s most overlooked villages.
Read more… 10 July 2014


In Krakow, a salty offering to Polish saints

At the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, built to honor the patron saint of Polish miners, everything is carved out of salt, including the walls, floor, statues – even the chandeliers.
17 May 2013


Short trips, worlds away from Kraków

Not far from Poland’s capital are two historical sites, the Wieliczka salt mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, both of which transport travelers to a different time.
Read more… 10 February 2011


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