Kraków, Poland - A Rochester Sister City


Krakow, Poland - Sister City Since 1973


Fast Facts
Currency: Zloty
Sister City Since: 1973
Language: Polish
Population: 756,300
Visa Requirement:
None for less than 90 days

Beautifully situated in the basin of Vistula River, Krakόw, Poland, is a city rich in history and culture, It developed at the junction of major trade routes sometime before the year 956. It became the Royal Capital of Poland in 1038 and retained the honor for 500 years. The Wawel Cathedral is a major tourist attraction in this city of 750,000.  The Cathedral houses the remains of Poland's monarchs and dignitaries, including Polish patriot and American Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, UNESCO has designated Krakόw’s historic city center as a World Heritage site.


Traditionally a major economic, trade, and cultural center, Krakόw is the site of the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Founded in 1364, the University attracts students from all over the world. Its alumni include Mikolaj Kopernik (Copernicus) and Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II).


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