Before traveling to a foreign country, it is a good idea to understand both the lay of the land as well as some cultural norms of the area. In this article, we outline some things you should know about Krakow before your visit to make it the best experience possible.
What you may soon find out as soon as you disembark your plane or train is that Krakow is divided into eighteen specific boroughs, each of which maintains its own municipal governing authority. Divided into specific “parts”, locals divide the city into four distinct areas: Centre, Western, Southern, and Eastern. The most urbanized area being Centre, features both Old Town – home to most of the popular Krakow tourist destinations, and Kazimierz – a historically independent city with a Christian west quarter and a Jewish east quarter.
Krakow is a culturally rich city which has seen its fair share of interesting events across the past few centuries. Most notably, German forces entered Krakow in September 1939 after the state had somewhat recently gained independence through the Treaty of Versailles. The communist government collapsed in 1989 and has paved way for new reform in the region.
As a popular tourist destination within Europe, Krakow Poland also features growing industries including new manufacturing initiatives – each of which contribute to an employed society with growing opportunities. This rich combination of hardworking locals and external investments provide businesses with the energy and resources to support an increased number of visitors to the city each year. This is good news as more attractions pop up regularly for tourists to explore.
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