Situated on the Wisla River in the Malopolska region, Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, artistic and economic life. The uniqueness that Krakow offers is rooted in its cultural heritage embodied within its city walls. One can be awed by the residential royal castle on the Wawel Hill, the Cracow Academy (first Polish University; renamed as the Jagiellonian University), the Market Square (2nd largest in Europe), the Salt Mine and its underground corridors, and many othets more. Krakow is simply magical!