Auschwitz will be closed for visitors because of the Coronavirus!

The Polish government has decided to close all cultural institutions, museums, schools, and universities in the period between March 12th and March 25th, it will be impossible to visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the mentioned period.

How much time is needed in Auschwitz?
How much time is needed in Auschwitz?

As of now, we do not know if the museum will open again after March 25th or they will be forced to keep it closed for a longer period of time.

Would you like to know more about Auschwitz? Are you planning to trip to Auschwitz later? You can read more about Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the following article.

The Christmas market in Krakow 2019 – Dates and information

When will the Christmas market at the Main Market Square in Krakow be arranged in 2019? Are you looking for the dates of the market or just information about the market itself? Or do you wonder when the Christmas market at the main square of the city will close? Here you will find all the information you need about this years Christmas market in Krakow!

Thousands of people come to Krakow every single day to discover the annual Christmas market at the Main Market square, also known as the Old Town square. When will it be arranged in 2019? Here you find the Christmas market dates for 2019!

Christmas market in Krakow in 2019

But, before I give you the dates, do not be tricked by the picture above. This is not from the Christmas market, because during the time of the Christmas market, it is very cold in Krakow. Do not forget to bring gloves, hats, warm clothes, and everything you need to feel well in temperatures going down to -10 Celsius (at the worst).

Krakow Christmas market dates 2019

The Christmas market at the Main market square will open on November 29th, and it will remain open until December 26th. It is a common tradition to keep the market open until December 26th, but it is important to remember that it will be closed large parts of the day on December 24th. Besides that, it will be open every day. Most of the shops at the market will open around 10.00 and remain open until early evening.

If you want to know even more about the Christmas markets in Krakow, click the link!

How to get to the Christmas market in Krakow in 2019?

It is very easy. The main market square is in the heart of Krakow, meaning that all roads in the center of Krakow lead to this square. This is also where you can find the clothes hall, Sukiennice, and it is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, churches, and beautiful buildings. Many guided tours also use this as the starting point, before they walk along the royal way towards the Wavel castle area.

Prepare your other tours and programs already!

There are thousands of people coming to Krakow every day before Christmas to check out the Christmas market at the main square. But, they normally come for several days and thus, they look for other programs on the remaining days. Even though it is cold, many people like to visit Auschwitz and the Salt Mines, the two most popular programs among tourists coming to Krakow. If you want to join such a trip, make sure to book it as early as possible, because it can easily get packed during the days before Christmas.

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What is the name of the river passing through Krakow?

Have you ever been to the beautiful city of Krakow? Are you coming to Krakow? Have you heard about the beautiful river that is passing through the city? Of course! But, what is the name of the river passing through Krakow? Have you forgotten? Is the name on your tongue, you simply cannot say it out? Here is the help you need!

The name of the river passing through Krakow is Vistula. That is the name of the largest river in Poland and the 9th largest river in all of Europe. It starts to the south-west of Krakow and goes through some of the largest cities of Poland (including Warsaw) before it ends up in Gdansk. The total length is more than 1000km.

It sounds nice to go on a long river cruise on Vistula through Poland, but unfortunately, that cannot be done. It is possible to go and enjoy a river cruise on the Vistula river in Krakow, and it is nice, but it cannot be compared to the popular river cruises you can enjoy in other Eastern European cities like Budapest (on the Danube) or in Prauge (on the Vltava river).

The Vistula river in Krakow
The Vistula river in Krakow

Unlike Budapest and Prague, the Vistula river isn’t something you will meet as you walk around in the city center. But, in the moment you leave the old town of Krakow and go to the Wavel castle or just down towards the river, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent view. If you decide to go to the other side or to enjoy a river cruise, you can also get a very nice view of the Wavel castle seen from the river itself.

The river has had many functions throughout history, and many battles have taken place around the river. It should also be mentioned that during the Second World War, ashes from the Auschwitz victims were thrown into the river.