The tower rises up at the northeast corner of Wawel Castle . If you look carefully you'll notice a blue streak which ... More
Wieża Kurza Stopka (Hen's Foot Tower)
The tower rises up at the northeast corner of Wawel Castle . If you look carefully you'll notice a blue streak which leads down from one of its windows. According to legend, the streak appeared when King Sigismund III Vasa (King of Sweden and Poland) busied himself with recasting a golden reliquary into a gold bar. It is said that a raging fire consumed almost the entire workshop as a punishment for the king's sins. The stain - visible to this day on the wall of the tower - is the remnant of gold which was spilled during the fire.
The Planty is a wonderful feature of Krakow. It used to be a moat, but has long since been filled
in. Now it's an almost unbroken ring around the Old Town (it is occasionally broken by roads and stops ...
This fine mansion used to belong to the Polish nobility. It now houses the Goethe Institute Built in the 1700's,
it features a splendid inner courtyard. The interiors are equally fine, with lots of intricate woodwork and ceiling detail. ...
One of the many reasons to climb up to Wawel Castle, is to see the beautiful example of a Renaissance
style courtyard. It was built to reflect the glory of Sigmund the Elder in the 16th Century. Fragments of ...