A Diary of the TY trip to Krakow, Poland.

A Diary of the TY trip to Krakow, Poland.

Day 1– Krakow. We completed a guided walking tour of the city. We visited Wawel Cathedral, ancient houses, Gothic churches, universities and magnificent palaces and castles. We even got some snow.

Day 1-Krakow. This afternoon we visited Wieliczka Salt Mines. It was built in the 13th century and commercial mining was discontinued in 1996. The mines attractions include an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners and includes the Last Supper.

Day 1-Krakow. We finished our first day with a trip to an ice hockey rink.


Day 2-Krakow. We visited Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps. Seventy-five years on it’s hard to imagine how this could have happened. What a sombre but powerful experience. Visiting here is something we’ll never forget, an experience to take away and hold onto.

Day 2-Krakow. We visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. Although we have all learned about the Holocaust and WWII, standing in the place where it all happened is very different. Among the horror, there are stories of defiance and survival, of people who made it, despite the odds.


Day 3– Krakow. This morning we had a guided tour of the ancient ghetto and Jewish quarter of Krakow. During the tour, we also visited the beautiful Remuh synagogue and the Galicja Museum. We got to see the remnants of the Jewish culture that existed and still exists in Krakow.

Day 3-Krakow. We finished the tour with a shopping trip in Krakow’s largest shopping mall- Galeria Krakowska.