Krakow, Poland is an Important City to Visit

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Krakow is an amazing city in southern Poland, very near to the Czech Republic. Though it’s known to many as a university town, there are so many activities to do for people of all ages.

Krakow, along with many other cities in Poland, has a tainted history from WWII, but still, the Jewish Quarter is highly preserved and now serves as one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city. It’s also an incredibly affordable city, so you really can do it all!

The main square in Krakow is really a stunning area and a definite must-see, since it was built all the way back in the 13th century! It is actually one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe to this day and is a great place to take photographs.

Poland remains respectful toward its history during WWII and gives visitors a crucial lesson from the past. Visit Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, where Schindler employed more than 1,000 Jews during the time of the Holocaust, and without him, many more lives would have been lost.

If you have the emotional energy, just an hour away from Krakow are the extermination camps Auschwitz and Birkenau. Though it is a difficult tour, it feels really crucial to experience the place where such a large genocide occurred and to bear witness so it may never happen again.