A trip from Berlin to Krakow and then on to Warsaw
In 2004 we journeyed to Krakow in Poland for a brief stay. We went by train. We travelled by Eurostar to Brussels and from there by ICE to Berlin. After a night in the German capital we took a train to Dresden and finally another one into Poland. We finally arrived in Krakow on our 4th day.
Krakow, Poland’s second city, is full of interesting things to do.
We spent a lot of time just wandering around the city. We always returned to the beautiful Market Square. We also toured Wawel Castle and heard tales about its dangerous dragon.
We learned about some of the worst horrors of the Holocaust by visiting Auschwitz. We went there by rail. We boarded the little electric train at the central station in Krakow. The destination blind read “Oswiecim” ; the Polish name for Auschwitz.
We spent almost a whole day there. We paced ourselves slowly and visited the original camp and the more famous Birkenau. It goes without saying that the whole thing was a sobering and harrowing experience.
Back in Krakow we toured the old Jewish neighbourhood of Kazimierz and enjoyed a meal in a Jewish restaurant.
We also visited to old factory belonging to Oskar Schindler.
Poland offers many culinary delights including amazing apples, beetroot soup and tasty dumplings.
After several nights spent in Krakow we returned home via Warsaw, Berlin and Brussels again.