Krakow it self offers so many attractions, that a visitor can spend weeks discovering all the beauties. Nevertheless the several world unique places can be found in vicinity of Krakow.
The most terrific chapters of human history have been written here. Unknown number of victims, ranging between one and four millions, was killed in the death camp Auschwitz in few years of World War 2. Since opening of the museum more then 26 millions people visited this mournful site.
Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine you can feel to be in world of gnomes and dwarves. Several century the source of wealth of Wieliczka was crystalline salt. Today labyrinth of caves and corridors with statues made of stone is a unique place to visit.
To enjoy a wild nature you need just to visit Tatra mountains one hour drive south of Krakow. The city of Zakopane with lot of hotels and chalets is the center of many footpaths and ski slopes. In Tatra National Park you can enjoy one of Europe most preserved parts.
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