City authorities have announced that in a few days’, seven dragon figurines will be installed at points around the royal city, to be followed later by as many as 10 dragons, which will appear on and around Wawel Hill.
Renowned local fishing guide Paweł Kabat found himself in a scene straight out of folklore when he became locked in a mighty struggle with the two-metre-long monster weighing over 80 kilos.
Poland's ministry of culture will grant funding to the tune of PLN 38 million (EUR 8.02 million) to the Wawel Castle in Krakow for investments, the culture minister announced on Saturday.
VIDEO: Combining the most intelligent, ecological and innovative technologies available, the house on the outskirts of Kraków is set to become one of Poland’s most ecological residences whilst simultaneously incorporating aspects of local myth and history into its design.
Taken in the 1930s by a French WWI veteran visiting the country, the candid pictures offer a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past.
According to archeologists examining the medieval king’s tomb at Wawel castle in Kraków, the nickname might not even refer to the king’s height, which is thought to have been 120cm.
The Empty Frames campaign that aims to remind people about Polish works of art and culture stolen during World War II by both the German and Soviet occupiers, will see, among other things, special plaques providing information about Polish war losses in culture placed in 12 cities across Poland.
Designed by Andrzej Mleczko and Edward Lutczyn, pictures of the prototypes reveal one dragon wielding a camera, another standing behind a video camera, and a ferocious one emerging from the water with a fish in its claws.
The apotropaic medieval signs used to ward off evil spirits were discovered in a secret stairwell at Kraków’s Wawel Castle and in the roof of an old cathedral in Kamień Pomorski by the Polish coast.
As part of a global ranking of most visited locations, the software giant released the data to coincide with its launch 15 years ago.
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