Town Hall Tower – Main Square, Krakow
Standing 70 meters tall, the stone and brick Town Hall Tower stands guard over the Cloth Hall in Krakow’s Main Market Square. The tower is all that remains of Krakow’s Town Hall, which was demolished in 1820 to “open up” the square. The observation deck at the top is open to visitors. I was told it offers awesome views of the city..Unfortunately, it was closed while I was there..
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Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven , also known as St. Mary’s Church, is a prominent feature of the Old Town Square in Krakow, Poland. It sits opposite the Cloth hall and stands about 80 meters tall.
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One of the horrid reminders of WWII, Auschwitz stands as a memorial of loss and human degradation. It is located about 40 minutes from Krakow, Poland and, together with its sister camp, Birkeneau, it forms the Auschwitz-Birkeneau Memorial and Museum.
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I landed at the airport in Katowice because it was the only non-stop flight from Kiev that landed anywhere close to Krakow, not realizing the transfer to the hotel would take longer than the flight.. An hour and 37 minutes later, I arrived my hotel, The Hotel Pollera situated in Old Town about a 5 minute walk to the main square.
It was cool and a little cloudy with evidence of fresh rain. Even though it was almost 10 PM, the square was awash with people. There seemed to be more revelers than tourist and even more ladies advertising the benefits of the local “Gentlemen’s” clubs than revelers.
I was tired so after a brief walk and several photos, I returned to the hotel with a plan to start exploring this beautiful city, first thing in the morning.