Why Kraków?

Dear Guests,

Why is it worth to visit Krakow? The city has repeatedly been recognised as the best tourist place for its beautiful landmarks that we all know, such as the Market Square, the magnificent Wawel Castle, and the Kazimierz district - which is becoming more and more popular with every year. Adding to its value is the proximity of the unique Wieliczka or Bochnia Salt Mines, the possibility of visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp, and many others - all key aspects of why you should pay a visit to our city.

AND MAYBE A BALLOON? The unique vantage point. Krakow's skyline can be seen from the air. Balloon is tethered at one time can be used by 30 people. Rises to a height of 185 m. It is located on the Vistula River, close to the Wawel Castle. Prices: from Monday to Friday-normal ticket 38 PLN / person. The Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 45 PLN / person. Kindly recommended!

      

Flea market with antiques, rotunda (“Okrąglak”) with casseroles, used books, flowers, vegetables, and human voices. New Square. Next proposition for our Guests who want to see another piece of beautiful Krakow. The small square in Kazimierz-Jewish district (about 15 minutes walk from the Hotel Rezydent) became a center of nightlife in Krakow. Almost all the buildings surrounding the square you can find pub, cafe or restaurant. New Square operates on weekdays as a market where you can buy both vegetables and valuable antiques. It's also a variety of festivals and events. Held, among others, events in the Jewish Culture Festival (concert on the roof “Okrąglak”) or Soup Festival.

      

     

Just 5 minutes walk from Hotel Rezydent, to one of the many beautiful places in Krakow. Wonderful "city living", which refers to the Art Nouveau style of the surrounding buildings - Szczepanski Square. Its main adornment is a multimedia fountain equipped with sound system and special glasses . Incredible restaurants surrounding this highly original shape of the fountain, will ensure an unique atmosphere climate. Highly recommended!

     

New trail in Foothills - grated "Ghetto Memorial Trail 1941-1943".

Seven boards for the course of Route unveiled on Sunday at the building in Kraków's Podgórze. Ghetto existed there from March 1941 to March 1943. On each table is a map of the route and the brief mention of the site in three languages: Polish, Hebrew and English. The aim of the project is to preserve the memory of Jewish fellow citizens of Cracow, murdered by the Nazis during World War II and the commemoration of places in the area of the former ghetto. In the future it is planned to extend from Ghetto Memorial Trail for another plate. Here are the stops of the new route: 1.Rynek Podgórski 1- in 1941-1943 at the beginning of the street Limanowskiego was the main gate of the ghetto. In this building in 1941-1942 was based Jewish Council (Judenrat), established by the Nazis and implementing the ordinance. 2.Limanowskiego 15a- in the building in 1941-1942 was the Jewish Home for the Aged. During the action the displacement October 28, 1942, the German occupiers shot his patients and director James Kranz; 3.Rękawka 30-in this place, in a former school Talmud Torah Association, in 1940, Dr. Alexander Bieberstein launched Infectious Diseases Hospital, which in 1941 became part of the ghetto; 4. Dąbrówki 4/ul. Janowa Wola 13- at this point in 1942, the German occupiers had murdered a group of older people, including Neumann-known painter and poet Abraham Mordechai Gebirtig; 5.Józefińska 18-in the building in 1941-1943 was the seat of Jewish Social Self. Nearby, in a building operated 22 daily home care for children aged 6-14 years. During the liquidation of the ghetto in March 1943, the German occupiers killed all the children who occupy the same. 6. Józefińska 14/ul.Węgierska 18 - in the building in 1941-1943 Jewish Hospital was located. During the liquidation of the ghetto in March 1943, the German occupiers had murdered all the people who are in hospital; 7. Józefińska 10/12 -at this point in 1941-1942 was Labour Office, where Jews were sent to forced labor. The building also housed in the years 1941-1943 the hospital for the chronically ill, and convalescents, led by dr. And Dr. J. Alexandrovich. B. Bornstein.

     

     

Shopping time! Very often our Guests ask us about the places they can go shopping. They ask about the big shopping centers where you can find popular brands such as Polish and foreign or loved everywhere nicks. So here the next, biggest and best (in our opinion) of the successful shopping. Galeria Krakowska was opened to guests in 2006, quickly becoming the most popular commercial property throughout Galicia. Krakow is a measure of fashion, style and elegance. It is located in the heart of Krakow, in the direct vicinity of the main square (about 10-15 minutes walk from the Hotel Rezydent). With a great combination of the main train station and bus station, transport line from Balice airport and the largest in the center car parking is the most available tourist destination of Krakow and the gate of the city. Galeria Kazimierz - located about 30 minutes' walk from the Market Square. The unique atmosphere and a wide range of 130 stores is the foundation of good buys. You can find it attractive brands including: Zara, H&M, C&A, Reserved, KappAhl, Wrangler, Mango Intimissimi, Cropp Town, Quicksilver, Stradivarius, Springfield, Tatuum, United Colors Of Benetton czy Vistula. After shopping, relaxation can be found in the cinema or one of the many restaurants and cafes there. Bonarka City Center, a new urban center, was opened in 2009(about 20 minutes away by taxi from our Hotel). BCC is a contemporary interpretation of city streets and shopping plazas. Bonarka is a special place in the landscape of the industrial city. It is part of the foothills, the historic district of Krakow, lying on the southern bank of the Vistula. After a successful shopping relax you at the movies or nice cafes and restaurants. Which of these best judge shopping? Each of them has its advantages: Galeria Krakowska is a relatively large object closest to our hotel. Its design is based on a rectangular plan so the "tour" is relatively easy. Galeria Kazimierz is one of the first buildings of the area which was established in Krakow. From the beginning, a very popular-its charming atmosphere that makes shopping is always successful. And last recommended by our shopping center Bonarka-largest surface, the largest number of shops, a few cinemas, restaurants, cafes, supermarket. What do you want more? Have a nice shoppig!

     

     

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