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Nowa Huta, Krakow
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Nowa Huta - is the easternmost district of Kraków, Poland, (District XVIII, see map). With more than 200,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most populous areas of the city. Neighboring districts until 1990 considered expansions of the original Nowa Huta township, and linked by the same tramway system, include Czyżyny (XIV), Mistrzejowice (XV), Bieńczyce (XVI), and Wzgórza Krzesławickie (XVII, known as Grębałów until 2006). They are now separate districts of Kraków.HistoryThe historic area of present-day Nowa Huta is one of the few places in Poland settled continuously since the neolithic age. Archeological research has discovered a big Celtic settlement and Poland's oldest Slavic settlements there. In the 8th century, a mound was erected nearby by the Vistulans. According to legend, the Wanda Mound is a tomb of Wanda, daughter of Krakus, a mythical founder of Kraków (Cracow). In the 13th century a Cistercian monastery in the village of Mogiła was built.In the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century, during the partitions of Poland and up to the First World War, the outskirts of Nowa Huta constituted a border between territories controlled by the Austrian and Russian empires. One can find historic Austro-Hungarian forts there, and one of Europe's oldest permanent airfields (Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport, currently housing the Polish Aviation Museum).
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  • We rented 3 Trabanter through the "Crazy guides" as retrieved on site. These were run by 3 guides who had amazing local knowledge about Nora Huta. Exciting and exotic to us Nordic people. Pay a visit to the milk bar Stylowa.
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  • At the end of a beautiful city trip Krakow to nowa huta. It does indeed look different than the rest of the city but we found it's not worth it. We have not had time to go to the steel plant to run, we might have missed the most beautiful
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  • Worth an easy trip on the tram to visit the Museum of Life Under Communist Rule in Nowa Huta. Lots to read so not for the young or thrill seekers. Seriously creepy underground nuclear shelter. For tho...  more »