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Recommendations for Krakow and Myślenice


OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Jul 2009 #61
Near the centre of Krakow just over the bridge is were the Jewish Getto was in the Podgorze district
There are strange eerie sculptings of chairs there now.
Symbolising the furniture and other personal objects that the Getto's Jews were forced to leave behind as they were transported to various death camps.

Near by is Schindler's factory,

"He is credited with saving almost 1,200[1][2] Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler

It is preparing a permanent exhibition entitled "Krakow during Nazi Occupation (1939-1945)"

The grand opening is scheduled for September 2009.









OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
18 Jul 2009 #62
Here is a map of how to get to Schindler's factory.

It is about a beautiful half an hour walk along the Wisla river from the market square.



OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2009 #63
[karnet.krakow.pl] Click here for Karnet, a good link to a city guide for art and entertainment in Krakow in English.

Polish Films in English in Pod Baranami Cinema, on the main market square.

August 4, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m.
CANAL | KANA£
dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1957, 91'

August 18, Tuesday
JASMINUM | JASMINUM
dir. Jan Jakub Kolski, Poland 2006, 103'

September 1, Tuesday
SAVIOR'S SQUARE | PLAC ZBAWICIELA
dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, Poland 2006, 105'

September 15, Tuesday
TIME TO DIE | PORA UMIERAĆ
dir. Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland 2004, 104`

September 29, Tuesday
ASHES AND DIAMONDS | POPIÓ£ I DIAMENT
dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1958, 103'

October 13, Tuesday
33 SCENES FROM LIFE | 33 SCENY Z ŻYCIA
dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, Poland 2008, 97'

For book lovers, I recommend Massolit Books & Café in Krakow for second hand and new books.
They do not sell beer it is not that type of place :)

It is a very cool American/Jewish/Polish bookshop and Café.
With a retro feel and lots of 1920's jazz and blues played at respectable levels.

So if you are in Krakow and fancy reading a good book, pop in.
I personally love this place, I used to spend hours reading the many books there.
And don't be afraid to go through the door at the back of the café into the main library section.

I am not affiliated and I do not know who runs this wonderful café/bookshop.

Also they have the nicest bagels in town.
So if you are looking for a quiet time, good environment and a comfy place to read, a short walk from the market square, look no further.

I was debating whether I should put this on the net as it is one of my favourite oasis :) but life is to be shared :)

They have a huge collection of books, mainly in the English language.
I also had my very first bagel in this place about nine years ago.
pgtx 30 | 3,158
27 Sep 2009 #64
to get a better idea how Kraków and its surroundings look like, you can search
wikimapia.org/#lat=49.989201&lon=20.0600052&z=12&l=28&m=b&v=8
it contains streets, statues, buildings, even bus stops...
most of the pictures took my dad in Kraków, Kazimierz, Nowa-Huta, Wiśniowa...
just search and have fun with it... i hope it helps... :)
g60edition 6 | 175
27 Sep 2009 #65
Not to far from me.Im back at Christmas ill try and make a visit to Myślenice.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
4 Oct 2009 #66
I am coming to Krakow in May and going back to the student pub Drukarnia , just for "old times sake of course".

I have just heard that the Drunkarnia pub moved across the river (Wisła) over to the Podgóorze area.
And being the intrepid explorer I am, I will bravely seek out this bar and others.
Actually Podgóorze is an up and coming area in Krakow and there are many pubs/cafe etc there, so I will check it out.

They are supposed to be building a foot bridge across but I see no work done on it so far.
I also heard that the Drukarnia moved out of Kazimerz because it has gotten too expensive and click there.
g60edition 6 | 175
5 Oct 2009 #67
I will bravely seek out this bar and others

All in the name of research
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Oct 2009 #68
I climbed the tallest mountain, swam the deepest river, in the pit of last night, on a journey that was froth with danger and I found the holy grail or as it is now known as the "Drukarnia Jazz bar".

It is two bars in one, funky place, 7PLN a beer and we got talking to the owner about the Polish women's volleyball team getting the bronze last night.

There is also, what looks like, a very nice restaurant beside the Drukarnia.

Actually Podgórze is an up and coming area in Krakow and there are many pubs/cafe etc

This part is not very true, we went to see if there are any other places and there were but you would not want to go in.

The bar is across the river (Wisła) over to the Podgóorze area, where the new pedestrian bridge is going to be built, when will it be built?, I don't know but they left a pile of rubble there so maybe next summer.

The bridge is only for pedestrians and cyclists and Krakow is becoming more and more cyclist friendly with cycle paths being built pretty much all over the centre.

There are also:

Brand new self-service bike rental stations have been launched in Krakow recently. The stations are located in 11 spots across the city centre:

[cracowonline.com/403,Self-service_bike_rentals_in_Kr.htm] - From here

You can read about the bridge.

This map shows where the bridge will be built and the Drukarnia is on the the south side of it.

Something else of real note in Podgórze and very near the Drukarnia :) is a fantastic Neo-Gothic St. joseph's Church.
kaze 3 | 13
16 Apr 2010 #69
Apr 16, 10, 17:54 - Thread attached on merging:
Going to krakow next week, any advice?

Me and my brother are going to krakow next Thursday for 5 days. Is there anything I should know or do or see? I know that I want to go to energy 2000 if I can, a polish friend said it was really good.

I've heard both the good and bad things so I think I know what to expect, any advice would be helpful.

Thanks in advance
DannyJ - | 129
16 Apr 2010 #70
You won,t be going nowhere, it will be covered in ash (like the whole of north Europe)
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
16 Apr 2010 #71
Is there anything I should know or do or see?

It all depends on what you are interested in.

Recommendations for Krakow.

You won,t be going nowhere, it will be covered in ash (like the whole of north Europe)

So far it is only Northern Poland that is effected not Krakow in the south.
lukaszpoznanski 10 | 39
16 Apr 2010 #72
You won,t be going nowhere, it will be covered in ash (like the whole of north Europe)

Take a train.

So far it is only Northern Poland that is effected not Krakow in the south.

I think you mean affected. ;) The Grammar Police - To Serve and Correct.
DannyJ - | 129
16 Apr 2010 #73
So far it is only Northern Poland that is effected not Krakow in the south.

Not much going on here........

liveatc.net/get_asx_feed.php?mount=epkk
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
16 Apr 2010 #74
That didn't work for me. Aren't Obama and representatives of 70 countries flying in to Krakow on Sunday?

Edit* You're right

Polish airspace closed. There are no arrivals, no departures

The airport was closed in Krakow

Due to the volcano ash.

The airspace over the entire Polish is closed. The country does not work or one airport . The reason? United ash cloud over Europe . LOT evening appealed to their passengers , not to pretend to the airport. Cruises may be canceled up to Sunday. Predictions as to when the cloud is already outside the Polish are inconclusive.
DannyJ - | 129
16 Apr 2010 #75
Aren't Obama and representatives of 70 countries flying in to Krakow on Sunday?

""Meanwhile, Polish officials are watching a spreading cloud of volcanic ash emanating from Iceland, which could threaten the arrival of many world leaders for Sunday's state funeral of President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, in the southern city of Krakow.

The volcanic ash has disrupted European air travel and it was unclear if state leaders planning to attend the funerals would make it.""

That didn't work for me.

try this, pull bar down to Krakow

liveatc.net/feedindex.php?type=international-eu
kolej1 1 | 11
4 Aug 2010 #76
[Moved from]: Rabka Zdroj: Does anyone know of a decent quality hotel in the area.

I am going to Chabowka near Rabka Zdroj at the end of this month.Does anyone know of a decent quality hotel in the area.
ekocentrum - | 1
14 Nov 2012 #77
If you're in Krakow or in Myslenice - you are quite near of Stryszow. And you can visit us in the ECOCENTRE ICPPC.

The ECOCENTRE ICPPC is a member of an international network "ECOSITE." It is the only place in Poland where one can see how various ecological technologies work in practice. All the devices here work, producing electricity, heating water and buildings, or treating sewage. There is also an opportunity to stay for longer at us and enjoy good, organic and local food, take part in workshops about healthy life and ecology.

This year we invite you to spend Xmas with us on traditional Polish countryside.
More info you will find on the website: eko-cel.pl
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
9 Oct 2013 #78
If you like dinosaurs and a day out with the kids, I recommend Dinozator
dinozatorland.pl

In expensive and great fun 52 kilometers West of Krakow.

DinoZatorland
ul. Parkowa 7
32 - 640 Zator, woj. małopolskie

There is also a Greek mythological lake and a huge insect park (the insects are huge, not the park;) but I did not go to either of them although I heard good things.
Stan.,.,
22 Mar 2014 #79
This is great, really appreciate the info. I'm a student learning polish in Krakow and visiting myślenice this weekend. I wonder if anyone wants to meet up? I'm around until tomorrow evening

Stan
Nathans
14 Dec 2014 #80
You should have fun at one of these: Wiosna Hotel Wellness & Spa or Pensjonat Cassia & Villa Medica in Rabka Zdrój.


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