Dazzling 13th century Wieliczka Salt Mine to reopen – and here’s a peek at what you’ve been missing!; Anne Chatham; The First News

Poland’s spectacular salt mine is reopening is doors to visitors this weekend, after closing temporarily due to the coronavirus.

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A salt mine in Poland contains a chapel and chandeliers made of salt; Claire Toureille; Daily Mail

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow, was built during the 13th century and is entirely carved in salt. It contains 2,000 rooms, a breath-taking chapel, function chandeliers and a lake.

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Auschwitz museum issues plea for donations to make up for revenue lost during coronavirus crisis; Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The memorial has lost over half of its budget.

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There’s A Salt Mine In Poland With Underground Lakes, Chapels, And Chandeliers Made Of Salt And It Looks Unreal; Liucija Adomaite & Mantas Kačerauskas; Bored Panda

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Inside an ancient Polish salt mine that has underground lakes, fully carved chapels, and chandeliers made of salt; Mia Jankowicz; Business Insider

Salt has been dug in Poland’s Wieliczka mine for 700 years. The UNESCO world heritage site boasts chapels, salt carvings, and underground lakes.

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This European Old Town is Fake—but Full of Secrets; Anthony Paletta; Daily Beast

Facing down hungry socialist city planners, the Communist government of Poland based its rebuilding of Nazi-destroyed Warsaw Old Town on a painting by the nephew of a great artist.

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Edinburgh’s ten sisters: Why these remarkable cities are twinned with the capital; Indigo Stafford; Edinburgh Live

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12 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Poland; Diana Bocco; PlanetWare

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“What happened can happen again” by Adam De Salle, The John Roan School; This Is Local London

“We cannot understand [Fascism], but we can and must understand from where it springs, and we must be on our guard…because what happened can…

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A historically significant port city with a pretty old town – an expert guide to Gdansk; John Wilmott; Telegraph

Discover the best things to see and do in Gdansk, Poland with Telegraph’s expert cruise port guide, including the best places to visit and where to eat and drink.

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10 must-do excursions when cruising to Scandinavia and Russia; Lavanya Sunkara; USA Today

On a Viking voyage on the Baltic Sea, discover vibrant European capital cities, learn the history of Vikings, venture onward to Russia’s cultural capital and end the journey with Scandinavia’s natural wonders along the North Sea.

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Catholic Church Symbolism Again Becomes an Issue Near Death Grounds of Auschwitz; Judy Lash Balint; Algemeiner

The protest outside the church at Birkenau during last …

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15 wonderfully well-preserved medieval places in Europe; MSN

From Nordlingen in Germany to Óbidos in Portugal, here are some of the well-preserved medieval places to visit in Europe.

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10 of the best city neighbourhoods in Europe: readers’ tips; Guardian

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Parks with city views, great-value restaurants and lesser-known museums rewarded our tipsters who wandered out of touristy city centres from Dublin to Budapest…

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23 Top Things to Do in Krakow, Inc. 8 That are Free!; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pockets

One of Stephanie Parker’s top recommendations for a European city break, here’s 23 top things to do in Krakow – Poland’s best city – including 8 that are free!

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Krakow, Poland – from medieval pomp to Cold War austerity, there’s a wealth of heritage to digest; Scott MacNab; Scotsman

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Can Auschwitz Be Saved?; Andrew Curry; Smithsonian Magazine

Liberated in 1945, the Nazi concentration camp is one of Eastern Europe’s most visited sites—and most fragile…

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75 years ago, Auschwitz was liberated – here’s how the world is remembering; PJ Grisar; Forward

From art installations to lectures, here are some ways to remember on January 27.

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Sto lat: Toruń marks 100 years of Polish rule; Alex Webber; First News


Toruń is set to grind to a halt on January 18 as the city pauses to celebrate one-hundred years of returning to Polish rule.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: UNESCO Commemorates 75th anniversary of Nazi camp’s liberation; Unesco


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