Z / 4 Route 47. CRACOW. Hotels.
Stations: Petrowitz, Seibersdorf, Pruchna, Chybi, Dzieditz (junction
of the Galician 'Transversal' Line, R. 49). The Biala is crossed.
Stations: Jawiszowice, Oswi(6im (junction for Beuthen, Cosel-Kan-
drzin-Breslau, and Podgdrze-Cracow). We cross the Vistula. Sta¬
tions: Chrzan6w, (233 M.) Trzebinia (where the line to Warsaw di¬
verges), Krzeszowice (with a chateau of Count Potocki), Zabierzdw.
2561/2 M. Cracow. — Railway Stations. The Central Station, in the
Lubicz-Str. (PI. C, 2, 3), for both the Nordbahn and the Austrian State
Railway, is the only station of importance for most travellers. The Nord¬
bahn has a subsidiary Station in the Zwierzyniecgasse (Fl. A, 4) and the
State Railway one in the suburb of Podgorze (p. 278). ,
Hotels. "Grand Hotel (PI. a; B, 3), Slawkowskagasse, in the Czarto-
ryski Palace, R. from 1 fl., L. 50, A. 30, omn. 50 kr.; "Hotel de Saxe
(PI. c; B, 3), Slawkowskagasse, with "Restaurant; these two are of the
first class; "Hotel de Dresde (PL b; B, 3), Ring-Platz, with frequented
restaurant; Hot. Ceacovie (PL d; B, 2), in the Promenade; Central,
Matejko-Platz (PI. C, 2); Imperial, Zwierzyniecgasse (PI. A, 4); Hotel de
l'Eurofe, opposite the Central Station; Klein, Gertrudgasse (PI. B, 4);
Poller (PL f; B, 3), Spitalgasse; Rose and Weisser Adler, Floriana-
gasae (PI. B, 3),^both plain.
Restaurants at the hotels. Also Bogutiewicz, Johannisgasse; B. Streit,
Grodzka-Str., near the castle; "Hawelka, Wenzel, Fuchs, Mika, in the Ring-
Platz (Pilsener beer). — Cafes. Rehman, Ring-Platz, at the corner of the
Stefansgasse (newspapers); Kijak, Purzycki, also Ring-Platz. — Summer
Cafes on the Promenade: Schmidt (PI. A, 3); Rehman (PI. C, 3). — Confec¬
tioner and Cafi in the Tuchhaus.
Cabs. From station to town 40, with two horses 70 kr., with or
without luggage; per 1/4 hr. 20 or 30, 1/2 hr. 40 or 50, 1 hr. 80 kr. or 1 fl.;
between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. a fare and a half is charged.
Tramway from the Central Station (PI. C, 2, 3) to the Ring-Platz and
the Vistula bridge (PI. C, 6); fare 4-8 kr.
Baths in the Gertrudgasse (PI. B, 4); also in the Hit. Cracovie (see
Post and Telegraph, corner of Kolejowa and Wielopole St. (P1.B,C,4).
Public Gardens. Schictzengarten, Lubiczgasse, beyond the railway sta¬
tion (PL D, 2); Cracow Park, at the end of the Karmelitergasse (PI. A, 2);
John's Brewery, Lubiczgasse; all with cafe's. — military Bands, on Mon.
and Frid. afternoon in summer at Rehman's Cafe (see above); on Sat.,
12-1, at the guard-house (p. 276); also several times a week in the above-
mentioned public gardens.
Theatres. "New Theatre, Spitalgasse (PI. C, 3; p. 278); Old Theatre,
Stefans-Platz (PI. B, 3); Open-air Theatre, in the Cracow Park (see above).
Performances at all these in Polish.
Commissionnaires (per day l'/2 fl., half day 80 kr.), here called 'factors',
and always Jews, frequently importune travellers at the smaller hotels
or in the streets, but they are not recommended. Enquiries should be
addressed to policemen or (in the churches) to the priests.
Chief Attractions (for visit of one day). "Cathedral, "Marienkirche,
Court of the old University; walk through the gardens to the Rondell and
Floriani-Thor; Czartoryski Museum; drive in the afternoon to the Kosciuszko
Hill. — Excursion to Wieliczka, see p. 278.
Cracow (625 ft.), Pol. Krakdw, Ger. Krakau, situated in an ex¬
tensive plain at the confluence of the Rudowa and the Vistula (Pol.
Wista; Ger. Weichsel), once the capital of Poland, is now an Austrian
fortress of the first class, with a pop. of 77,300 (one-third Jews),
incl. a garrison of 6000 men. The churches and towers, the lofty
Schloss, and the pleasant promenades planted with trees (Planty),