Tag: Poland

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle sits right along the Vistula River in Krakow, Poland. The Castle is built upon Wawel Hill – a huge limestone rock – and is thought to have been settled as early as the seventh century. The Wawel Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral […]

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, or Cracow, is the oldest city in all of Poland (and is located on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region). Wawel Castle is the main highlight when visiting the city, but the charm of the city streets lures me in.  I ate […]

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Kopalnia Soli „Wieliczka” – Wieliczka Salt Mine is located near Krakow, Poland.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Auschwitz I / Auschwitz II – Birkenau

Auschwitz I / Auschwitz II – Birkenau

I had a very sobering day visiting two of the Auschwitz concentration camps. They are located in Oświęcim, Poland about three miles from each other. The Nazi’s changed the name of the city to Auschwitz when it was annexed to the Third Reich.