More and more international students are coming to Krakow to study.Read more
The 7th Era New Horizons International Film Festival includes over 350 films, 100 movie premieres and about 600 shows in 13 cinema auditoriums. Wroclaw has become a film Mecca for thousands of people coming to see films from all over the world. Even the heat can’t discourage them as the screenings are held in air-conditioned theaters. The first seven days of the festival are over, but everyone is waiting for Sunday?s deciding New Horizons International Competition when the audience will become the jury.Read more
An exhibition opened recently at the Walery Rzewuski Museum of the History of Photography. From July to October, the exhibit will show old Krakow’s architectural development between the years 1909-1939.Read more
This summer Krakow has become a European capital of organ music.Read more
The Stary Kleparz Market, which dates to the 12th Century, is an important part of Krakow for people like me who are addicted to fresh fruits, vegetables and the colorful atmosphere.Read more
The 11th Viva Opera Festival, organized by the Krakow Opera, runs from July 3 to September 17, with performances every Tuesday and Friday.Read more
The 47th Krakow Film Festival is closed. The verdict is in. "The Grand Prix — The Gold Horn" went to Jeroen Berkvens of The Netherlands for his film, "Jimmy Rosenberg — The Father, the Son and the Talent."
This year’s festival of new feature-length documentaries was a success. Ten films contended for the Gold Horn Award, and the festival included three world premieres, such as Marcin Koszalka’s, "The Existence." The film was the most spectacular event of the festival and broke the festival record for number of viewers attending at Kijow Cinema on Sunday.
Jarosław Smietana is one of the premiere jazz musicians in Poland and one of the top guitar players in all of Europe. The Krakow native graduated from the Jazz School in neighboring Katowice.Read more
In the evening these days the Old City resounds with jazz from club after club.
So it’s hard to believe that not so long ago, during Stalin’s time, this music was forbidden in Poland. The authorities banned it on grounds that “it was created by the imperialists.”
Krakow is one of the greenest cities in Poland. And one of the most relaxing ways to appreciate the greenery is to sit on a bench in the Main Square gazing at the trees of Planty Park.Read more