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UPCES Trip to Krakow!

19 October, 2017

A recap of our 4-day trip to beautiful and historic Krakow! More photos at the link below

Our 4-day trip to Krakow introduced our students to one of Poland’s most beautiful and historic cities. With nearly 800,000 people, Krakow is Poland’s second largest city. Renowned for both science and culture, it once served as the capital of the Polish Kingdom's 16th century "Golden Age."

 

Our students took several tours following a historical timeline: from the times of construction of the majestic Wawel Castle and old town square to the dark period of Nazi occupation including visits to Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory and the concentration camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Krakow’s population has quadrupled since WWII. The UNESCO protected city is considered one of the major business and innovation hubs for Poland. Its historic districts such as Kazimierz are bustling with cafes, live music, artists, and international restaurants. 

We are already looking forward to our next trip back to Krakow! Click on the link below for a complete photo report!

Photo Gallery - UPCES trip to Krakow Fall 2017 Semester