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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

The Barbican of Krakow

Barbican of Krakow

Barbican of KrakowThe Barbican of Krakow is a fortified outpost build around 1498. It is the largest and best preserved building of its kind in Europe. The barbican is circular in construction, has 7 turrets and 3 meter thick walls. Nowadays it serves as a tourist attraction and a location for concerts and theatres.


Rynek Krakowski

Town Hall Tower Town Hall Tower.


Cloth HallCloth Hall with the St. Mary's Basilica in the back.


Horse-drawn cabsHorse-drawn cabs


monument of Adam MichiewiczAdam Mickiewicz monument, a famous Polish poet.


Church of St. WojciechChurch of St. Wojciech.


Cloth Hall Cloth Hall.


St. Mary's BasilicaSt Mary's Basilica.


Krakow main marketRynek krakowski is the main market in Krakow and the largest(200 x 200 m) medieval town square in Europe. It is located on the coronation route, between the Barbican of Krakow and the Wavel Castle. You can find some great buildings here like the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. It's a nice place to sit down on one of the terraces and enjoy the atmosphere. You can also take one of the horse-drawn cabs that are waiting for you on the square and see some beautiful tourist attractions in Krakow.


Wawel

Wawel Castle

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

Wawel CastleWawel is situated on a limestone rock, 228 above sea level, on the bank of the Vistula river. Here you can find Wawel Cathedral and next to it the Wawel Castle. It was the residence of Polish rulers but now is a national cultural institution. There are four parts you can visit in Wawel: the Representative State Rooms, Royal Private Apartments, Crown Treasury with Armoury and the Cathedral. You have to buy tickets for each part you want to visit and you can't take any photos inside. Wawel Hill is close to the centre of Krakow, on walking distance from the main square.


The Kosciuszko Mound

Kosciuszko Mound

Kosciuszko Mound

Kosciuszko Mound

Kosciuszko Mound

view from Kosciuszko Mound

view from Kosciuszko MoundThe Kosciuszko Mound is situated outside the centre of Krakow, 333 m above sea level. It is the symbolic burial place of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish and American national hero. Soil from Polish and North American battlefields where Kosciuszko fought was placed here. The result is a 34,1 meter high mound, seen from almost every where in Krakow. From the top you can enjoy one of the best views on the city.


Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt MineThe Salt Mine in Wieliczka is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located close to Krakow. It was one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. It reaches down to a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. To enter the mine visitors have to descend the stairs with 380 steps. Going up is more easy, here you can use the lift that brings you back up from a depth of 135 m. The walk in the salt mine is 3,5 km long and will show you chapels cut in salt, underground lakes and many sculptures from salt. The salt mine is a must see when you are in Krakow.


Zakopane

view on the mountains

chair lift

mountains in Zakopane

wooden house

mountains in Zakopane


mountains in ZakopaneZakopane is located in the south of Poland, about 100 km from Krakow. It's a good place to go for a beautiful panorama on the Tatra mountains. The cable train down at Krupowki Street will take you to the Gubalowka summit at 1120 m. Here are some restaurants and souvenir shops that can be a bit crowded on some days, but the views over the mountains are impressive. You can return by a walk down through the woods or by chair lift. There are two different lifts going down. Just follow the road on the top to the left, the first one is 15 min walking and the second one is just a bit more far. Keep in mind that if you arrive down by chair lift there is a not so nice walk back to the centre on a busy road.