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WELCOME to the
Krakow, Poland
Website, forming
part of the
Colin Day
'Travelling Days'


Paris and Normandy

Belgium and Northern France

Auschwitz, Poland

Duxford Imperial War Museum

Austrian Lakes

Tuscany, Italy

England in the
1930s to 50s
including the
BBC in Bedford
during WWII

London Eye

America West

Australia Outback

Colin Day's
Complete Index

Krakow (also Cracow) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland.

Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Krakow 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 Krakow from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Krakow Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999.

It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Links to the main pages in the Krakow website :
1 : Introduction
2 : City (Day)
3 : City (Night)
4 : Churches
5 : Castle/Cathedral
6 : Fete
7 : Kazimierz, Podgorze, Plaszow, Oskar Schindler
8 : Wieliczka Salt Mine

A comprehensive index of all the titles and individual pages in the Colin Day 'Travelling Days' Series may be found in the Colin Day's List-O-Links site.

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