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Visit to Krakow and Warsaw


John_h
9 Jun 2012 #1
Hi,

Me and a friend of mine are planning a trip to Poland and some other countries this year in October.
But we are NOT coming to get drunk and run around like 2 fools and be sick every where, and cause any bother at all!!

We want to visit Krakow and Warsaw.

1. Krakow to visit Schlinders Factory and also to visit Auschwitz, but how do we get to them? And I have heard Krakow can be somewhat dangerous to tourists especially brits, is this correct??

2. what is Warssaw like? We plan to visit Wolf's Lair when we are there, has anyone here been before?

Thanks in advance :)
John
pawian 179 | 16,124
9 Jun 2012 #2
And I have heard Krakow can be somewhat dangerous to tourists especially brits, is this correct??

Only to quarterwits.

Halfwits should make it safely somehow.

Which one are you?

We plan to visit Wolf's Lair when we are there, has anyone here been before?

You mean PiS headquarters?
rybnik 18 | 1,461
9 Jun 2012 #3
LOL.........good one Pawianku!!!
jon357 67 | 17,056
9 Jun 2012 #4
1. Krakow to visit Schlinders Factory and also to visit Auschwitz, but how do we get to them?

The Rough Guide to Poland explains how to get there. There are also excursions advertised in Krakow, but it's better to buy the rough guide before you go for two reasons. Firstly, it's much cheaper and more interesting to get there yourself, and not difficult if you follow the instructions and secondly Polish guided tours tend to be wordy to the point of dreariness and slanted towards a Polish point of view on history. Better to go on the train and join one of the free official tours. One warning though - it isnt a tourist attraction; it is an emotionally crushing place and you should think carefully about whether or not you really want to see it.

Krakow isn't dangerous. A safe city, even in the scruffier suburbs and very safe in the touristy bits.

what is Warsaw like? We plan to visit Wolf's Lair when we are there, has anyone here been before?

I'm a bit biased towards Warsaw since it's my home. Nevertheless it's certainly the most cosmopolitan and cultured city in Poland with far more to see and do than any of the others and there's a good contrast between the pretty bits in the Old Town and Royal Route and the communist era buildings in the strict centre of town. You might like Warsaw and since your post suggests you like wartime history there's much more of that to see in Warsaw than anywhere else in PL. The newish Uprising Museum is interesting and the Jewish Museum should be open soon. However, if you want to visit the Wolf's Lair (actually not that much to see) you should stay in Gdansk - it's a long way from Warsaw. Gdansk is also a good place to visit.
pawian 179 | 16,124
9 Jun 2012 #5
However, if you want to visit the Wolf's Lair (actually not that much to see) you should stay in Gdansk - it's a long way from Warsaw.

Surely, you mean Wałęsa`s house in Gdańsk?

If not, what do you mean?
jon357 67 | 17,056
16 Jun 2015 #6
[Moved from]: Warsaw's Soho Factory - amazing art space in the Polish capital (Praga district)

This place is amazing - great to visit. Warsaw needs more of the same!

Taking inspiration from SoHo and the Meatpacking District in New York City, entrepreneur Rafal Bauer saw "soul" in a pile of dilapidated brick buildings sinking into the ground in Warsaw's gritty Praga neighborhood and transformed them into a creative space whose spacious buildings and lower rents have attracted artists, architects, web designers and others. It is now one of several former industrial spaces that have been transformed in recent years into enticing spaces across Warsaw as the Polish capital blooms after 25 years of economic growth.

seattlepi/news/article/Decaying-factories-transformed-into-culture-6303780.php
Ozoner 1 | 5
22 Jun 2015 #7
It does look interesting. Warsaw is high on my list of places to visit, so I may try to check out that area.
Polsyr 6 | 769
22 Jun 2015 #8
Must visit. As a bonus I might find interesting gift ideas there.
Chemikiem
22 Jun 2015 #9
I was planning to visit Praga when I'm in Warsaw, so I'll definitely check this place out, looks very interesting!
peadar Og - | 1
6 Jul 2015 #10
Merged: Warsaw through the eyes of an Irishman

My trip to the Polin Jewish Museum in Warsaw began when I got the 06.50 train to Katowice and went to the toilet, the kind where you press the green button and the door slides open automatically. Inside the toilet, the button went red to signify the door was 'locked'.

notesfrommiddleearth.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/the-hipster-jesus-jew-of-warsaw
PaulH
7 Mar 2018 #11
Merged:

Krakow - the best city



My favorite city in Poland is Krakow. If you want to spend the best of your holiday time you should be there. See krakow is the best guide I ever was with.

They will show you the most important place. Krakow has the best marketplace in Europe! Really need to see!


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