Wawel Castle from the bridge in Krakow Poland

Krakow, Poland Photos

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It was fun to get the opportunity to spend a few days in and around Krakow with Lynn, especially since it is one of her favorite cities from her travels during college. There was probably a little bit more partying going on the last time Lynn visited, but we’re an old married couple now. During the day we actually visited many of the same places that Lynn did over 10 years ago.

Some things in Krakow seemed different than what Lynn had remembered, but others were almost exactly as she remembered. The Wieliczka Salt Mine was not quite as interesting as before, but Auschwitz and Berkenau will always be somewhat bewildering and shocking no matter how many times you visit. One thing that was definitely different was the weather. Lynn had originally visited during the winter and we arrived just in time for Spring. On our first day of sight seeing you could tell that it was the start of warm weather in the city. There were people out enjoying the nice weather along the river and at the pubs in the main square.

Our apartment was right near the main square and very close to public transportation as well. Some of the sight seeing we did was outside of the city, but it was easy enough for us to catch an inexpensive bus to get where we were headed. Overall we had a great time in and around Krakow.

Wawel Castle from the bridge in Krakow Poland

Wawel Castle from the bridge in Krakow Poland

In front of Wawel Castle on the riverfront in Krakow Poland

In front of Wawel Castle on the riverfront in Krakow Poland

Wawel Cathedral in Krakow Poland

Wawel Cathedral in Krakow Poland

Panorama of Wawel Castle and Grounds in Krakow Poland

Panorama of Wawel Castle and grounds in Krakow Poland

Wawel Cathedral with a flower tree in Krakow Poland

Wawel Cathedral with a flower tree in Krakow Poland

In Front of Wawel Cathedral in Krakow Poland

Standing in front of Wawel Cathedral in Krakow Poland

Main Building and Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

The main building where you enter Wieliczka salt mine.

Underground Salt Chapel at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

Picture from a balcony above the salt chapel at Wieliczka salt mine.

In Front of a Large Chandelier in the Salt Chapel at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

In front of a large salt chandelier in the underground salt chapel at Wieliczka salt mine.

Salt Sculpture in the Salt Chapel at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

Intricate salt sculpture in the underground salt chapel at Wieliczka salt mine.

Original Wooden Supports at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

Some of the original wooden supports in a large room at the Wieliczka salt mine.

Demonstration Mannequins at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

Mannequins used to demonstrate how the salt mine was run.

Free Photo with Salt Sculptures at Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow Poland

Free photo with some of the salt sculptures at Wieliczka salt mine.

In front of the cloth market at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

In front of the cloth market at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Inside the cloth market at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Inside the cloth market at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

St Mary's Cathedral at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

St Mary’s Cathedral at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Wieza Ratuszowa at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Wieza Ratuszowa at Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Andy eating ice cream in Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Andy eating ice cream in Rynek Glowny in Krakow Poland

Entrance to Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Entrance to Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Train tracks leading into Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Train tracks leading into Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Prisoner train car at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Prisoner train car at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Building remains at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Remains of buildings at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Inside a rebuilt housing for prisoners at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Inside a rebuilt housing for prisoners at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Destroyed gas chamber and cremation building at Berkenau Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

A building destroyed by the Nazis to cover war crimes. It was once a building used for gas chambers and cremation at Berkenau death camp.

Entrance gate at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Entrance gate at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Buildings and electric fence at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Buildings and electric fence at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Luggage collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Luggage collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Shoes collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Shoes collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Prosthetics collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Prosthetics collected from prisoners at Auschwitz Nazi death camp near Krakow Poland

Overlooking the city from Kopiec Krakusa in Krakow Poland

Overlooking the city from Kopiec Krakusa in Krakow Poland

Building at Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland

Building at Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland

Lynn planning her next Jenga move at a laundry bar in Krakow Poland

Lynn planning her next Jenga move at a laundry bar in Krakow Poland

Street view of Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Street view of Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Courtyard of the Building at Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Courtyard of the Building at Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Bed at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Bed at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Other side of our bedroom at Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Other side of our bedroom at Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Living room at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Living room at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Kitchen at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Kitchen at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Bathroom at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

Bathroom at Our Light Rooms Apartment in Krakow Poland

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Andy

Born with a sense of wanderlust, it's only natural that Andy would be traveling and writing about it. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., even golfing in each of the 50 states. When he's not updating this blog, you can probably find him riding his bicycle, baking desserts, or working on his goal of attaining the "best credit ever."