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The legend of the bugle call from St Mary’s

The bugle call became the sonic symbol of Kraków and it resounds to this day: it is played to the north, south, east and west every hour of the day. Yet, why does the melody break mid-note? ...

Wianki and St John’s Fair

On last Saturday in June , the Vistula boulevards resound with music and beautiful, colourful garlands flow down the river. As with many other traditions, the origins of the Wianki festival date...

Enthronement of the Fowler King, and the Fowler Brotherhood

The roots of the organisation extend most probably to the late 13th or early 14th century. Its best known customs that the Fowler brotherhood developed throughout the centuries include the election...

Rękawka

Each year, on Tuesday after Easter the Krakus Mound turns into a mediaeval village and a ground for knights’ duels. The name of the Rękawka festival is thought to originate from the...

I feel green...

The oldest of the trees that grow in the city is the approximately 200-year old Jagiellonian Oak, which is most probably the same age as the garden it is located in. This is the oldest existing...

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