Elvis Presley was granted a star at the Avenue of Stars in Kraków. His fans took the initiative of commemorating the so-called King of Rock'n Roll. The City Hall has accepted the proposal.
In 2001, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow decided to open a Jewish Studies department after noticing a resurgence in young Poles interested in Judaism and the Jewish culture – both of which had otherwise all but disappeared after the Holocaust.
The annual photography festival Krakow Photomonth has kicked off again this year with a visitor turn-out expected in the thousands.
Kraków filled up with brightly-coloured dragons this weekend for the city’s annual Great Dragon Parade. Now in their 18th year, the festivities were packed full of activities for people of all ages, locals and visitors alike.
It’s a funny old place, is Kraków. From a foreign perspective, it’s the direct reason many people fall in love with this country. But paradoxically, almost, it’s the first Polish city these visitors later learn to loathe. It’s easy to understand why.
The Kraków Film Festival is considered one of the largest and oldest film festivals in Europe. Founded in 1961, under the title of the "Polish Short Film Festival", the aim was to show new films by Polish filmmakers with an emphasis on documentaries, short films and animation. Three years later the festival became international and in 2001 it changed its name to the "Kraków Film Festival".
An award-winning Israeli hotelier who went to Kraków to discover his family history is still there 15 years on.
Thousands of people have descended on Krakow for the 11th "Off Camera" film festival.
Poland has become the hottest destination for Israelis after an Israeli woman set up a tourist information Facebook page.
A Remembrance March in Krakow (southern Poland) on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto.