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Kraków - Rzeszów Motorway Finally Ready

Oct 30th, 2014

After a few years of struggling,  Cracovians are finally able to get to Rzeszów (southeastern Poland) in 1.5 h and what is more important- safe and without any obstacles. The last section of A4 motorway on this route has been completed…

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Fraudulent Night Club Chain Under Scrutiny

Oct 7th, 2014

  Order striptease and a cocktail, wake up with your account wiped clean. Małopolska police is to co-ordinate an investigation against a chain of nightclubs, Cocomo, accused of extortion in several of their branches all over Poland. In March…

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Kantor 2.0: New Cricoteka Opens In Krakow

Sep 2nd, 2014

Cricoteka, photo: Agnieszka Oprządek The new Cricoteka opens on 13 September 2014 at Nadwiślańska St in the former power station overlooking Wisła bank in Krakow’s Podgórze district, marking the beginning of the first art…

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Uncertain Fate Of The Old Train Station Building

Aug 19th, 2014

After launching the new underground Krakow Main Station, the Polish National Railway (PKP) started a crusade to commercialize the former station building, a massive 19 c. facility adjacent to the communication hub Kraków Główny. There

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New Expo Kraków Opens At Last

Jun 19th, 2014

After 4,5 years of preparation and 288 days of construction, the 13,000 m sq EXPO exhibit hall is finally ready. The 41 million investment in Galicyjska St. refers to the tradition of the turn-of-the-century Galicja region, and Krakow's importance…

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The Underground of Market Square Voted Krakow's Eurohit

May 7th, 2014

The exhibition entitled "Following The Traces of European Identity" has been voted Krakow's Eurohit by the residents of Krakow in an internet contest anonnuced by Krakow City Hall to mark the 10th anniversary of Poland's access to the European Union.

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DocFilm Music Awards To Be Announced Soon

Apr 16th, 2014

Ten feature-length music documentary films - among them "Muscle Shoals", "Rap Is War. Viva Cuba Libre" and "Bayou Maharajah" - qualified for the competition DocFilmMusic at the 54th Krakow Film Festival, kicking off May 25th in Krakow.  Doc

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Coke Live Music Festival Suspended

Apr 9th, 2014

The Live Music Festival (recently known as Coke Live Music Festival) has been cancelled this year, as cooperation with Coca Cola company, the main sponsor of the event, has been terminated. The organizers claim that the festival will return to…

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New Krakow Parking Zone

Mar 1st, 2014

Starting from March 1st, a new Krakow paid parking zone has been launched. The newly covered area is thrice the size of the old zone and includes the old part of Podgorze district, as well as a part of Zwierzyniec, Lobzow, Krowodrza and Grzegorzki…

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New Train Station Opened At Last

Feb 26th, 2014

Ca. 134 million zlotys, 12.6 thousand sq metres and decades of waiting for a dream to come true - this, in short, is how the Krakow Nowy Glowny (The New Main Train Station) project can be summed up. The fully underground, transfer hub is one of…

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Shuttle Train to the Airport Cancelled

Feb 4th, 2014

Chaos and misinformation rule at Krakow train station since last Saturday, when the shuttle train to Krakow Airport has been cancelled. The line, which was the fastest means of getting to the airport (ca. 20 min.) is scheduled for major…

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Krakow Wins Zoover's Best European City Trip 2014

Jan 15th, 2014

Krakow received the highest consumer rating on holiday review site Zoover and hence won the Award for Best European City Trip 2014 by Zoover.nl, a Dutch traver portal. With an average score of 8.6 Krakow has outrun the Spanish city of Seville and…

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More Tourist Swarms, Less Dough

Jan 9th, 2014

When visiting Malopolska, the tourists' aim is to rest an sightsee, a research by EU-Consult Sp. z o.o. company proves. The poll has been carried out in the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2013 among a random test group of 6006 visitors in Malopolska.…

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The Market Square Wins Lonely Planet Ranking

Dec 17th, 2013

The French branch of the Lonely Planet travel guide has awarded the Main Market Square with the Best Square 2013 title. The portal describes Rynek Glowny as a "treasure of medieval architecture", "miraculously preserved from the damage caused by…

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Krakow Valleys Awarded As The New Wonder of Poland

Oct 21st, 2013

National Geographic Traveller magazine has announced its verdict for The New Seven Wonders of Poland contest. This year's awardee is Krakow Valleys National Park. NGT's readers have voted the place better than 32 other attractive places of interests…

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Krakow The New UNESCO City of Literature

Oct 14th, 2013

Finally! After three years of applying, Krakow has been awarded with UNESCO City of Literature title. The decision has been announced on October 14th, during the opening press conference of the Conrad Festival. The city has been appreciated for…

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Barakah Theatre Goes Big

Sep 23rd, 2013

Entertaining for 10 years now, the Barakah theatre is one of the most interesting venues on Krakow's cultural map. It concentrates the creme de la creme of Krakow's actors, and is favoured by the bigwigs of culture and science. By 2012 the theatre…

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From Granary to Gallery. Europeum to Host Art Collection

Aug 30th, 2013

For the first time in Krakow's National Museum's 134-year old history opens a permanent exhibition dedicated to European art. The collection's new home will be Europeum, the institution's newly opened, 11th branch, located in 6 Sikorskiego Sq.

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World Youth Days 2016 in Krakow

Aug 20th, 2013

On July 28th, at the ending ceremony of of 26. World Youth Days, Pope Francis announced that the 29th young Christians' rally in 2016 will take place in Krakow. This important news was supported by the sound of Zygmunt bell, a toll heard only on…

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Polish monuments added to the UNESCO World Heritage list

Jul 25th, 2013

This past weekend two Polish monuments were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This is Poland's first such achievement since 2006. Sixteen "tserkvas" of the Carpathian region of Poland and Ukraine were inscribed on to the list. These…

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Count's Costly Collection Back on Display

Jul 2nd, 2013

After 70 years The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum re-opens its gates and shows the donative of over 100 thousand numismatic pieces collected for 130 years! The man behind the outstanding collection is count Emeryk Hutten-Czapski, a bibliophile, a…

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Illegal Disco Pesters Old Town

Jun 18th, 2013

Above: The collapsed staircase in Kitsch/Lubu Dubu/ Caryca at Wielopole St., Nov. 2011 Loud music, trembling walls, and runaway hostel guests. This is a daily (or, rather, nightly) bread of the neighbours of Kitsch and Lubu-Dubu clubs, located in a…

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Vacation Safety No. For Foreigners

Jun 10th, 2013

Since June 1st a Safety Telephone No. has been launched, for the first time completely integrated with the Polish Tourist Information System. Any foreign caller will be able to receive professional advice by foreign language speaking consultants:…

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Krakow’s underground pulse

Jun 9th, 2013

Sweet yet sour - like a bag of pick and mix. Krakers - Krakow’s gallery weekend is a three-day event that never ceases to surprise. Between 7th and 9th June 2013 a selection of galleries and project spaces in the city opened their doors to an…

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Ghost Motel Goes For Sale

May 27th, 2013

The city has had it with constant paying for maintenance and security of the dilapidating building and decided to put it for sale. The starting price is 26 million zlotys.  "The lot's location is very attractive for potential investors, and we…

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10th Museums' Night Coming This Weekend

May 15th, 2013

Opening their doors for free this weekend are 27 different Krakow museum institutions. Counting their branches, it makes almost 50 places to see in only one night, so see below for the programme to go for a wise museum spree. The theme of this…

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Cracow Life goes global - locally

May 14th, 2013

Having catered to the needs of local businesses - and tourists needing advice - since 2002, Cracow Life today launches globally - at Local Life. Having operated 30 independent, hyperlocal sites over the last 10 years, Local Life is now a single…

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New Face of the Legendary Pharmacy

Mar 18th, 2013

Drawers full of surprises, voice recordings over an old phone, and most of all new rooms that take visitors back in time to small wartime pharmacy with great history the Pharmacy Under the Eagle. Not much to see at first, the facility later…

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Krakow and Zakopane Together for Winter Olympic Games 2022

Feb 2nd, 2013

Cultural and winter capitals apply together for Olympic splendor. The Minister of Sports, Joanna Mucha has announced the government will support the candidacy of the city's duo in their struggle to become host cities of Winter Olympic Games 2022. In…

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Gov't Saves Krakow Festivals?

Jan 29th, 2013

Due to budget cuts this year Krakow was to host only a limited number of cultural festivals and music events. The news stirred first a number of protests, as many of Krakow's events have already got to the cultural top in this part of Europe, e.g.…

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No Smogging In Krakow, Please. Mayor Indignated

Jan 27th, 2013

Krakows air is unique it kills ca. 400 residents of the city. Say no and sign a petition, says one of bold slogans of Krakow wants to breathe sharp, controversy-stirring social campaign, recently criticized by the mayor. Posters with residents of…

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National Rugby Center in Krakow?

Dec 31st, 2012

Erecting the National Rugby Center in Krakow is to launch next year in Lubocza, Nowa Huta district, including two pitches and a supply base. Its cost is to be almost 8 million zlotys, and the investment will be co-funded by the Ministry of Sports.…

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Ryanair Chose Krakow as Base

Dec 14th, 2012

By April 2013 Krakow is to become the 2nd Polish, and 53rd European base city for Ryanair, the biggest economy airline in Europe, with two new planes stationing in Krakow airport, Balice. Ryanair will also launch 4 new connections: to Dortmund…

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Krakow Again Breaks Record in Tourism

Dec 6th, 2012

Nearly 9 million tourists visited Krakow in 2012, spending a total of 3.5 million zlotys, reports Malopolska Tourist Organization in its annual report. This year Krakow was visited by 6 600 000 domestic, and 2 350 000 foreign guests, with 77% of…

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Christmas Fair Kicks Off

Dec 5th, 2012

Gingerbread "szopka" (traditional nativity scene), carolling, concerts, shows, and most of all - the biggest concentration of Christmas gifts per meter square in Krakow! Christmas Fair, located at the very heart of the Royal City of Krakow, has…

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Highway to Tarnow Opened at Last

Nov 30th, 2012

Since last Thursday all drivers heading east from Krakow to Tarnow can take the newly open highway route. Unfortunately, only lane has been opened so far, and the road is available only for vehicles below 12 tons, as the whole passage is not…

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November Itinerary Revolution

Nov 19th, 2012

New tram line to Jagiellonian University's 3rd Campus and a major reorganization of bus and tram lines. The changes have been implemented last Saturday, yet it is Monday that always ultimately tests all public transport novelties. Good news is that…

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Kijów cinema celebrates 45th birthday

Nov 9th, 2012

The characteristic late neo-expressionist, modernistic exterior of this largest cinema in Krakow, has already became a landmark. Built in 1967, KijwKino Kijw was big enough to host even a congress of the People's Party of Poland, the then ruling…

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Meet the real life Wawel dragon!

Oct 8th, 2012

The tale of the dragon that terrorised Krakow until a wily craftsman tricked it into eating an explosive lamb stuffed with sulphur has long been part of the fabric of the city's legend. Now it's come a little closer to reality, as the remains of a…

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Taxi boost for airport

Sep 29th, 2012

Passengers arriving at Krakows John Paul II Balice airport can take advantage of a new, centralised taxi service, with fixed fees and drivers who speak languages other than Polish. The initiative has been organised by the airport, which wanted to…

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Secrets of the underground

Sep 24th, 2012

Secret Nazi weapons will be among the highlights of a new exhibition in Krakow which opens this week. The National Army Museum has been closed for the past year, for a 5 million zł renovation. It will finally welcome the public back inside on…

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The ideal weight for a lady?

Sep 15th, 2012

'How much do you weigh?' a question that, after 'how old are you?', few would dare to ask of a lady... but the weight of Krakow's most famous dame has been publicised - and it's 650 grams. The lady in question is Leonardo da Vinci's painting 'Lady…

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New kit for Mariacki trumpeters

Sep 3rd, 2012

The firefighters who sound the traditional hejnal mariacki from the tower of Krakow's most famous church have received 12,000 zloty worth of new instruments. The city has funded two new trumpets, to replace those that have been in use for up to 15…

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Street Party at Nic Nowego

Aug 23rd, 2012

Clear the diary for this weekend - because one of the city's top bars is planning the mother of all street parties to mark its closure. Nic Nowego has been a cornerstone of ex-pat life in Krakow for a decade, and has also offered a warm welcome to…

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Museum Goes Digital

Aug 20th, 2012

Cracow's City Historical Museum is about to become the first in Poland to digitise its collection on a massive scale - and will soon offer 'virtual visits'. Some 20,000 objects, pictures, documents and more are being digitised for the internet, in…

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Poland take ten in London Olympics

Aug 13th, 2012

Polish athletes won ten medals at the London 2012 Olympic games, with two gold, two silver, and six bronze. The winners were Tomasz Majewski (shot put Gold), Adrain Zieliński (weightlifting Gold), Sylwia Bogacka (shooting Silver), Anita W

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Ferris Wheel Frolics

Aug 3rd, 2012

A massive Ferris wheel opens on the bank of the Vistula River this weekend, offering views of Krakow from 12 storeys above ground level. The attraction, known as Diabelski Mlyn (Devilish Mill) in Polish, has 24 completely closed gondolas, each of…

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Let the Games Begin!

Jul 28th, 2012

What links David Beckham in a speedboat and the Queen of England parachuting? It can only be the Olympic Games, which have begun in London - and which saw Krakow tennis hero Agnieszka Radwanska make history as she became the first woman to bear the…

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Welcome to Nowa Huta!

Jul 23rd, 2012

First they welcomed the English national team to their ground for the European football championships - now Krakow's own Hutnik will take the pitch in a showcase match against two-times Slovakian champions, Petrzalka FC. The match will be the…

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Records Tumble as Spain Trounce Italy

Jul 1st, 2012

Krakow's adopted footballing heroes faltered at the final hurdle, being thrashed 4-0 by Spain in Sunday's European championships final. As the Azzurri fell, so did the records. Spain retained the championship title that they won in 2008 (having…

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Home Nation Heroes

Jun 29th, 2012

Okay, so they're not the home nation. But Italy have lived in Krakow for the duration of the 2012 European football championships, and after Poland's woeful last-match flop against the Czech Republic, they're the closest we have to a 'local' team…

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Farewell, Fair Cruelty...

Jun 25th, 2012

Of all the ways to lose a football match, a penalty shootout is probably the most cruel and the hardest to bear... but England proved themselves masters of the art as they bowed out of a major international competition, once again, from the spot in…

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Don't Miss a Match!

Jun 4th, 2012

There are just five days to go, and Krakow is a veritable beehive of activity and excitement. We refer of course to the European football championships, which kicks off in Warsaw on June 8, at 6pm, when Poland will play Greece in the opening match.

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Enter the Dragons

Jun 1st, 2012

Dragons and knights, lords and ladies, princesses and princes they will all be in Krakow on June 2 and 3, for the 12th Grand Dragon Parade. This festival of the fantastic is organised annually by the Groteska Theatre, an organisation that…

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Open Night at the Synagogues

May 26th, 2012

This weekend will be a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Krakow's historic synagogues, which are normally closed to the public. Seven synagogues will take part in the second edition of this event, which proved so popular last year. It…

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Make Hotels Work for You!

May 7th, 2012

It's the next generation of accommodation services, that could turn the hotel industry and traditional booking engines on their head - a new website that puts hotels directly in touch with their customers, and invites them to bid for their business.

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Honouring the Heroes of Nowa Huta

Apr 28th, 2012

The Communist-built town of Nowa Huta has been granted a special place in Krakows annual calendar, after the city council nominated April 30 Nowa Huta Day. The resolution was supported by politicians from across the spectrum, and will recognise the…

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Marathon Winners

Apr 23rd, 2012

African atheltes dominated at the eleventh Cracovia Marathon this weekend, taking all three spots on the podium in the men's event. Peter Kariuki Wanjira, of Kenya, took the gold medal with a time of 2 hours, 12 min, 11 seconds. He crossed the line…

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Plan Ahead

Apr 2nd, 2012

If youre coming to Krakow for Easter, or simply planning to visit friends and family in the city over the holiday period, check your public transport routes before setting out. During the Easter holidays, From April 5 to April 10, tram lines 11, 17…

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Triumphant return for the lady

Mar 27th, 2012

One of Krakow's most valuable and treasured works of art has returned home from a European tour in fine shape, according to experts at the city branch of the National Museum. Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine visited London, Berlin and…

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And the winners are...

Feb 1st, 2012

Forget about the Oscars, these are the awards that count in Krakow, year on year. We refer of course to the Cracow-life Best Places accolade - an honour bestowed only on the chosen few each year, and decided on the basis of comments from the best…

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Have a heart

Jan 16th, 2012

Cracovians, tourists and students all joined Poland's largest single fundraising drive - The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. They're still counting the proceeds from the big push on January 8 - but if the sea of red heart stickers worn by…

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Don't Buy, Adopt!

Jan 5th, 2012

Animal welfare workers have teamed up with an advertising agency in Krakow to help prevent a seasonal rush in homelessness - among dogs. Krakow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KTOZ) launched its campaign before Christmas, urging…

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All aboard for Ruczaj!

Dec 28th, 2011

A long-awaited new tram route into Ruczaj is set to be formally opened on Thursday this week - with the first passengers expected on Friday morning. The inauguration of the 1,800-metre line for route 12 will take place on the evening of December 29.

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Musical magic at the Mariacki

Dec 19th, 2011

Theres less than a week to go until Christmas, and despite the snow that is conspicuous by its absence the city is in full festive swing. The Christmas market in the main square will remain open right up until Christmas Eve, giant angels of light…

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Last Call for Thesaurus Poloniae Scholarship Programme

Dec 14th, 2011

Applications will be accepted only until the end of January 2013! Thesaurus Poloniae, a three-month-long fellowship program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, addressed to non-residents of Poland who…

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Woggles at the ready

Dec 11th, 2011

A new museum dedicated to the PolishScouting movement is to open in Krakow. The museum will be based at the former Łapianka fort, part of the fortifications of Krakow built when the city was part of the Austrian Empire. Tadeusz Trzmiel…

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It's hero time...

Dec 4th, 2011

Could next years European championships be Polands chance to shine on the world football stage? The draw for Euro 2012 has not been overly kind to the White Eagles, pitting them against Russia, Greece and the Czech Republic for their first round…

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Feeling festive

Nov 28th, 2011

It may appear somewhat more modest than in previous years, but Krakows Christmas market has opened on the main square. Shoppers can pick up hand-crafted gifts, clothes, jewellery, toys and more on the stalls, or simply browse the market and enjoy a…

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Welcome, one and all!

Nov 24th, 2011

Krakow has so far welcomed 8.6 million visitors this year, from all corners of the globe - who between them have spent almost 3 billion zloty during their stay. Research by the Office of the City of Krakow Malopolska Tourist Organisation shows…

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Theatre raises the roof

Nov 18th, 2011

Krakows own Teatr Groteska has won massive acclaim for one its most successful shows at a festival in Denmark. The theatres Hommage to Chagall played to packed houses at the Festival of Wonder in Silkeborg, receiving standing ovations and wowing…

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15th World Press Photo show opened at Bunkier Sztuki

Nov 9th, 2011

This prestigious exhibition is awaited in Krakow every year. Since 15 years it is hosted by a renowned Krakow gallery, Bunkier Sztuki and is always visited by large number of visitors. The World Press Photo of the Year 2011 was selected a picture…

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Football's coming... to Krakow

Nov 6th, 2011

Brace yourself, Krakow the football party to end all football parties is set to hit the city next June, following the announcement that two national teams are considering training and living here during the Euro 2012 tournament. England and…

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Go Digital!

Nov 2nd, 2011

So its a dilemma. You want to see some of the best new movies in sparking digital and eyeball bashing 3D but really cant bring yourself to patronise the soulless glass and metal boxes that pass for multiplexes these days. Now Krakow has the…

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Celebrating All Saints

Oct 30th, 2011

All Saints' Day (Wszystkich Świętych) falls on Tuesday this year, which means that many Cracovians will enjoy an extended, four-day weekend to celebrate. The day itself is expected to be unseasonably warm, so more people than ever will…

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A glimpse of Poland's primeval past

Oct 25th, 2011

Poland's Białowieża Forest, far to the north, may seem like a long way away - but a campaign to save it from destruction is gaining steam right here in Krakow. Białowieża is a primeval forest, rich in both animal and plant life…

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National Museum's back to school

Oct 22nd, 2011

National Museum in Krakow is to take part in an unique project devoted to learning foreign languages by its employees, directly involved in customer service. The project, financed from Leonardo da Vinci Program, will comprise of research devoted to…

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The New Normal

Oct 19th, 2011

What is normal? Well, whatever it was yesterday, it's about to get an overhaul, as expert speakers from the worlds of finance, science, the arts and design converge on Krakow for a series of talks that break the boundaries of everyday lives and…

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Sukiennice supermarket controversy

Oct 18th, 2011

Supermarket giant Carrefour has moved into one of Krakow's most historic buildings - after slipping a cheeky planning application past the city's authorities. Red-faced magistrates admitted that they did not check the exact nature of the new shop…

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Extravaganza overload

Oct 5th, 2011

Do you have the energy to keep up with three massive festivals that begin in Krakow this week - marking the half-way point of Poland's six-month stint in the EU presidential seat? It all kicks off on October 6, with the official launch of the…

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Little stage with big ideas

Oct 3rd, 2011

Krakow has a brand new theatre in the upcoming district of Podgorze - the Scena na Lwowskiej. The theatre is an intimate venue with seating for just 50 people. The space had previously been used for shows among a group of friends, before Agnieszka…

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Holy orders

Sep 28th, 2011

Krakow has two new bishops, who were ordained at a special ceremony in the city's historic Wawel Cathedral. The Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow Stanislaw Dziwisz presided over the ordination of Father Monsignor Grzegorz Rys and Father Damian Muskus.…

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Leave the car at home

Sep 19th, 2011

Krakow undoubtedly has many charms, but the heavy traffic, congested roads and air pollution are certainly not among them. That's why the city is taking part in Car-Free Day, on September 22. It is just one of many places in Poland and around the…

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Would ewe believe it?

Sep 12th, 2011

It might be a thriving centre of urban culture in one of the fastest changing parts of Europe - but Krakow is now home to a flock of sheep. A formal ceremony featuring performers in Polish highland costume marked the animals' arrival at Blonia…

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Greasepaint and limelight

Aug 29th, 2011

As the nights begin to draw in, Krakow's culture vultures have something to look forward to with the start of the new theatre season. The city's actors, directors, lighting crews and stage hands may have been out of public view for the past month…

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Cutting edge at cut price

Aug 16th, 2011

It's the only music festival in Poland that focuses entirely on contemporary improvised music and free jazz - and for a limited time, tickets for all the big concerts are available at a discount. The Sixth Krakow Autumn Festival of Jazz will run…

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Chopin Liszt of entertainment

Aug 13th, 2011

Krakow will be alive to the sound of music for 16 glorious summer days and nights, as the 36th edition of one of the city's oldest festivals gets underway. The Festival of Music in Old Krakow, from August 15 to 31, will showcase the talents of…

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Two Wheel Wonders

Jul 30th, 2011

One of the highlights of the cycling calendar in Krakow, the Tour de Pologne draws to a conclusion in the city this month. On August 6, the city centre will be innundated by some of the best cyclists in the world, who over the past weeks have been…

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Life's a beach

Jul 17th, 2011

There's no sign of the summer letting up, but with Krakow a landlocked city and the Polish coast hundreds of miles away to the north a day trip to the seaside isn't so easy. Except that this year there are two choices for a last minute getaway and…

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A whole world of dance

Jul 9th, 2011

Krakow will welcome dance troupes from around the world as the Małopolska region celebrates the folklore and culture of Poland and Slovakia this month. The centerpiece will be the XV Światowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespołw…

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All that jazz

Jun 30th, 2011

It's summertime, and the livin' is easy... so rise up singing, spread your wings, and take to the 16th summer jazz festival in Krakow. From July 3-31, the city will be swinging to the sounds of traditional and contemporary jazz, from some of the…

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Festival fun for all

Jun 27th, 2011

Krakow was in party mood this weekend, celebrating the long Corpus Christie holiday, the midsummer Wianki festival and the launch of the 21st Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow. Its a triumvirate that heralds the beginning of a season of summer…

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And Then There Were Two...

Jun 20th, 2011

Three of the biggest teams in international football arrived in Krakow just two weeks ago for the European Championships; now, on the eve of the quarter-finals, just two remain. Holland, one of the hotly-fancied favourites before the tournament…

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A City Waits - A Nation Prays

Jun 15th, 2011

The atmosphere in Krakow is tangible, as the city prepares itself to witness what is arguably the most important match in modern Polish footballing history. At the Fan Zone on Blonia meadows, in the Galeria Krakowska 'Football in HD' tent, and in…

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Midsummer madness

Jun 14th, 2011

June 25 sees Krakows annual midsummer celebrations near Wawel alongside the Wisła river, the centrepiece of which will be a live, free concert headlined by Wyclef Jean. The festival itself dates back to pagan times. The high point of the year…

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Tales of resistance

Jun 8th, 2011

The newest branch of the Krakow Historical Museum nestles close to both the Schindler Factory and the Pharmacy Under the Eagle, and deals with similar material. The permanent exhibition, Krakow Against Terror, is based at the former Gestapo…

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Billy Wilder retrospective

May 29th, 2011

Billy Wilder was the writer and film director who gave the world the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe in THAT dress but just who gave Billy Wilder to the world is a matter of friendly contention. The American, Austrian, French and German consulates…

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President opens new gallery

May 26th, 2011

Krakow officially has a new gallery the 70 million zł Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK). The museum was formally opened by President Bronisław Komorowski, and aims to display the art of the past 20 years. The 10,000 square metre museum…

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Brace yourself...

May 14th, 2011

From May 17 to 22, the fine young and not so young minds of the citys universities will be given free rein to romp and behave with a little more joie de vivre than usual, as the annual Juwenalia festival comes to Krakow. Creative, silly and…

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Night at the Museum

May 14th, 2011

Offering an opportunity to play at being Nicholas Cage, Krakows museums will be opening their doors on the night of May 20/21. In all, 37 museums and galleries in the city will welcome visitors, and they are expected to turn up in significant…

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