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Krakow has a solid place in European history, both ancient and modern.

Long a capital of Polish kingdoms, it played a role in the Solidarity uprising in the 1980s and the eventual ending of the Communist regime.
But perhaps it is more famous for what didn't happen to it. During World War 2, it was one of the few Polish cities not systematically destroyed by the Nazis.
 A Soviet pincer move at the end of the war drove the German army out before it could set off charge meant to erase the history enshrined in the streets and buildings.
It is a modern city filled with shopping, sightseeing, and suds - come explore...

Krakow tour: Home - Kazimierz - North Old Town - Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square) - South Old Town - Wawel Castle

The Northern Loop Trip
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