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Kraków becomes the first European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019

2018-07-02

In January 2018 the European Gastronomic Academy awarded Kraków the title of the European Capital of Gastronomy Culture 2019. The decision was announced at a press conference held at the Kraków City Hall on 28 June 2018.

Farewell visit by US Consul General Walter Braunohler

2018-07-02

On 27 June 2018 the US Consul General in Krakow Walter Braunohler paid a goodbye visit to Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. For the past three years Walter Braunohler represented the USA in southern Poland as Consul General.

Creations of Edinburgh-Krakow partnership

2018-06-15

Lord Provost of Edinburgh Frank Ross visited Krakow between 11th and 14th June to participate in the XII Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Rt. Hon. Frank Ross took part in the Mayor’s Forum where creative tools have been discussed to solve the most significant problems related to the city development.

HISTORICAL CITIES 3.0

2018-03-05

Exchange of experience and good practices implemented in historical cities, solutions for the development of tourism were some of the issues discussed during the first edition of Historical Cites 3.0 conference held on 1-2 March at the ICE Krakow Convention Centre.

New Zealand Ambassador visits Krakow

2018-01-30

On 29 January 2018 New Zealand Ambassador to Poland Mary Thurston met with Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski on her first official visit in our city. Mary Thurston first came to Krakow last summer to study Polish for two months.

UK Ambassador to Poland drives the tartan tram

2018-01-25

On Monday 22 January British Ambassador to Poland Jonathan Knott visited a tram service station in Podgórze to see the tram decorated with Scottish tartan designed for Kraków. The ambassador himself requested to visit one of Kraków tram depots and was eager not only to take a photo against this special vehicle but also to have a go at driving it.

Polish and European librarians visit Kraków

2018-01-24

250 people, representatives of several dozen libraries all over Poland, including many from Kraków and Małopolska region but also from abroad, participated in an international conference "Library at a Turning Point" on Friday 19 January. The event was organised in the ICE Kraków Convention Centre by Kraków Library together with Kraków Municipality.

Krakow receives its very own tartan

2017-10-02

On Sunday, 1 October Frank Ross Lord Provost of Edinburgh officially presented the tartan to Krakow’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. The tartan was weaved in Dalgleish - one of Scotland’s last traditional tartan mills.

Fallen Canadian pilots honoured in Kraków

2017-09-04

In August 1944 Allied forces flew from Italy to drop supplies over Warsaw to help in the Warsaw Uprising. Many were shot down over Poland including, among others, Polish and Canadian pilots. 15 Canadian and 22 Polish pilots are buried at the Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków.

41st Session of the World Heritage Committee

2017-07-04

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow, Poland, through 12 July, has inscribed 21 new sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Among these were 18 cultural and three natural sites. In addition to the new inscriptions, the Committee also approved five site boundary changes.

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