Traveling in Poland
So far I’ve only visited the south of Poland, but I have to say I was truly impressed! I had no idea Krakow was such a beautiful city, rich in history and architecture. Although a depressing place, I had always wanted to visit Auschwitz, and it’s possibly one of the most important places I’ve ever visited. On my next visits, I’d be sure to visit the Tatra mountains, the capital of Warsaw, and some other places in the far north.
Poland’s second largest city is located in the south, famous for its medieval city center, beautiful architecture and history. For over a 1,000 years Krakow has been an important city, with its foundation starting at Wawel hill, now the site of an impressive castle and cathedral.
Auschwitz is possibly the most depressing place to visit on earth, but also one of the most important. In the 1940’s Nazi Germany opened up its largest and most ruthless death camp in modern times. Over one million people lost their lives here. Most who died here were put to death by firing squads or gas chambers, while others died of painful experiments and torture. Today the death camp is now an open museum, reminding us a painful part of human history and the evil that some are capable of.