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Weekend around Kraków

Weekend around Kraków

In the vicinity of Kraków you can find both rocky limestone canyons, as well as boggy plains covered with wild forests. You can set out on a trip among the hills or spend some time in the kingdom of fishermen, that is in Dolina Karpia (Carp Valley). Such landscape diversity provides great opportunities, and if you think of the built heritage that can also be found here, you will realise that Kraków’s neighbourhood is no less interesting than the city itself. Kraków-Częstochowa Upland is a perfect area to enjoy active leisure, especially hiking and cycling. Here you can find Ojców National Park and a few landscape parks protecting the picturesque region of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (Jurassic Highland). It is also a great area for rock climbing and horse riding, e.g. along the Jurassic Horse Riding Trail. The most interesting historic heritage sites in the neighbourhood of Kraków are inscribed on the UNESCO list. These include: a salt mine in Wieliczka, founded in the 13th century, a marvellous group of Calvary paths in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, and an appalling memorial of the World War II, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The surroundings of Kraków offer much more attractions, so you can be sure that a trip in any direction will not be a waste of time.

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