Traversing the Magical and Historical Krakow

Traversing the Magical and Historical Krakow

Poland has a well-known historical city called Krakow. And in this 9th largest country in Europe, you can find the largest square of all Europe's medieval cities, Grand Square. Also known as 'Rynek Glowny', this 10-acre square is simply huge. Almost everyone will tell you it is the most beautiful square. So in a historical Krakow, there are many historical monuments that you must not missed. For example the Cloth Hall or Drapers' Hall which dates back to the 16th-century. This is a 700 ye... [ read more ]

Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum in Krakow

Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow

Oskar Schindler's Factory of enameled vessels 'Emalia' today is now a modern museum devoted to the wartime experiences over the 5 years of Nazi occupation during the WWII. Just some 3 kilometers southeast of Krakow's Old Town, you can visit this previously named "Fabryka Naczyn Emaliowanych i Wyrobow Blaszanych 'Rekord'" in Polish. The factory was later renamed by Mr Oskar Schindler himself, as the Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF). Schindler was one of the heroic characters in those times... [ read more ]

Day Trip in Gdansk with Historical Highlights

Day Trip in Gdansk with Historical Highlights

Gdansk is believed to have got its name from the Gothic name of the area called Gutiskandja but as majority of the city's inhabitants were German-speakers during the 16th century, it would have been called its German form 'Danzig' instead of Gdańsk. This historical Polish city with a population 455,000 is right on the Baltic coast. At the southern edge of the Gdansk Bay, Gdansk is the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland. Not just being Poland's principal seaport, it w... [ read more ]

Poland's Gdansk Calling on History Buffs

Poland’s Gdansk Calling on History Buffs

Today the rubble of the Second World War was remade into posh condos and shopping malls. However, there are still lots places for a historical recollection. You will not missed the Westerplatte point was where the German battleship Schleswig-Holsten fired its first shots. Then Poles surrendered after the 7th day due to the shortage of food and ammunition. These events marked this infamous spot today with a 25m tall monument. Westerplatte is a small peninsula that protrudes out into the Balt... [ read more ]