Krakow, the City of Kings
Kraków, located in the south of Poland, can be easily reached by planes, trains, and automobiles. It is Poland’s second most important city, and has a rich history dating back to the 7th century. The Vistula River flows through the center of Kraków. A beautiful, unique city, it offers something for everyone!
Interested in architecture? Check out St. Mary’s Basilica, with the Altarpiece by Veit Stoss, Wawel Cathedral, over 900 years old, or Wawel Castle, one of the largest castles in Poland, overlooking a dragon’s lair!
Interested in culture? Check out Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, the National Museum, one of Poland’s finest art galleries, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, or the Rynek Underground museum, if you want to see what Kraków looked like hundreds of years ago!
Maybe you want to do some shopping?
Kraków has one of the largest medieval market squares in Europe, the Rynek Glówny, dating back to the 13th century, or for something more modern, Galeria Krakowska Shopping Mall, situated next to the central train station, boasting 270 shops, cafés, and restaurants.
Maybe you’re tired of big cities and the cars and buses that travel them, or just want to see something truly unique. Kraków has you covered, with the Wieliczka Salt Mine! This salt mine opened in the 13th century, reaches a depth of over 300 meters, and is over 280 kilometres long!
This is onlya taste of what Kraków has to offer. Be sure to check out tour guides or ask a Pole before you plan your trip! Come for the conference, stay for the sights!
How to get to Krakow
Krakow’s advantage is its favourable geographical location – at the crossroads of important transport routes and close to the Silesian conurbation and the southern border of the country.
The city is one of the key road, railway and aviation junctions in Poland. The International Airport in Balice is the second airport in terms of size and number of passengers in the country of international importance, and the largest airport in Southern Poland.
More Information you can find here: http://www.krakow.travel/en/artykul/136/transport-by-plane
Through Krakow or its surroundings lead two major routes: national road No. 7 from north to south, part of the European route E77, and the A4 motorway, part of the European route E40, which provides quick and convenient connections with Silesia and Germany, and in the future with Ukraine.
Krakow has convenient railway connections with Warsaw; and is also near to other major cities in this part of Europe, such as Prague, Budapest and Vienna.