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Kraków Bids Farewell to Andrzej Wajda Andrzej Wajda, the best known Polish film director in the world and an Oscar winner for lifetime achievement, was in good health when he celebrated his 90th birthday only a few months ago. His latest film, ‘Afterimages’, had been shown at the Film Festival in Gdynia and it soon became...
The Polish Language: difficult, but more and more necessary An interview with Prof. Waldemar Martyniuk, Director of the Centre for Polish Language and Culture in the World, which is part of the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.
• What impact has Poland`s symbolic return to Europe, that is...
The Novotel Overlooking the Vistula An interview with Tomasz Krzysztanowski, Director of the Novotel Centrum **** in Kraków.
• The hotel you manage has, from a layman`s perspective at least, an excellent location. How important is this?
• A wise hotelier once said...
A Super Park! It has been decided that one of the most fascinating parts of Kraków should be developed, namely Zakrzówek, a beautiful green area whose main attraction is a large body of water surrounded by tall limestone rocks. This body of water was created in 1990 when a former quarry was flooded to create a...
Another Wawel This is what some call a castle located approximately 20 km east of the Royal Wawel Castle, the castle in Kraków that stands on a limestone hill towering above the city. The castle, medieval as far as its history is concerned, and yet Renaissance with regard to its architecture, is to be found in...
The 18th Tatra Economic Forum in Zakopane For years, the Tatra Economic Forum has been an important event, and not only for the Podhale community. This year the organizers decided that as the event has in a sense ‘come of age’, the 18th forum will be devoted to matters central to both business circles and the inhabitants of the...
Helan dla narciarzy i dzieciaków Już ponad połowa osób odwiedzających hotel Helan w Zakopanem to jego stali goście. To duży i wymowny sukces biorąc pod uwagę, że Helan działa dopiero od niecałych sześciu lat. Tym większy, że swą ofertę adresuje przede wszystkim dla rodzin z dziećmi, które chcą wypoczywać pod Tatrami. A to bardzo...
Witkacy. Prowokator w czystej formie. Nie tylko życie i twórczość, ale i śmierć Witkacego po dziś dzień pełne są niepewnych informacji, teorii bez dowodów oraz pytań bez jasnych odpowiedzi. Wizjoner i prześmiewca, którego twórczość wciąż odkrywana jest na nowo, dołączył do grona najczęściej tłumaczonych autorów z nad Wisły. Bujna i...
A Great Cardinal Has Passed Away Thousands of Cracovians attended the funeral of Cardinal Franciszek Macharski who died on 2nd August at the age of nearly 90 and was subsequently buried in the crypt of Wawel Cathedral. The former Archbishop of Kraków had headed the diocese of Kraków for 27 years and gained widespread respect and...
The Art of the Polish Legions 11th November is a Polish national holiday, a holiday which commemorates the country regaining its independence in 1918 after many years of thraldom. Indeed, Poland had not been a free country since the late eighteenth century when it was partitioned by its neighbours – the Russian Empire,...
Plans for the Hilton Garden Inn Kraków Airport The Hilton Garden Inn Kraków Airport, which has already been in operation for two years, was the first, and is so far the only, airport hotel in Małopolska. Grzegorz Gogol, President of Kraków Airport Hotel Co. discusses both the building and the plans for the further...
Prominent Representatives of the Landau family from Kraków Moses of Nuremberg, who lived in the sixteenth century, was an ancestor of the distinguished Landau family from Kraków, whose name comes from the town of Landau. His descendants in the main distinguished themselves, with many scientists achieving well-earned success, political figures holding high...
The Provincial Charm of Lanckorona Cracovians love this tiny little town located not far from their city and they frequently head for Lanckorona in order to take weekend walks in the area. Among those who love or loved the place were or are such distinguished artists as Wisława Szymborska, the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for...
‘Góral’ Ski-pass in Zakopane and Podhale The owners of four ski stations in Zakopane and the Tatras have reached an agreement and are to issue a ski pass that can be used in all their ski stations. To be called the ‘Góral’ Ski Pass, it will be available from the next ski season. The project was launched by the following ski...

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