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Kraków and the Vicinity

Kraków and the Vicinity

Kraków – the capital of the region – is an extremely important site on the Małopolska First World War’s Eastern Front Trail. The famous First Cadre Company departed from the city, which was transformed into the mighty stronghold in the 19th century. North of Kraków the trail retraces the footsteps of the legionaries, who headed toward Kielce. Further on, you can head toward the hills of the Jurassic Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland, which in the fall of 1914 witnessed the fights aiming to prevent the Russian offensive of the so-called “steam roller,” which was supposed to pass by Kraków from the northwest. The Austro-Hungarian and Russian forces clashed against each other at Skała, Rzeplin, Trzyciąż, Jangrot and in the vicinity of Wolbrom, while the Polish legionaries fought a difficult battle at Krzywopłoty.
 
 Facility Name
1. Obelisk on Kaim Hill, Kraków
13. Obelisk at the border of the Austrian- and Russian-occupied parts of Poland, Michałowice 
2. The Kraków Fortress Trail  – southern section
14. Monument of the Independence Fighters, Miechów
3. The Kraków Fortress Trail  – northern section 
15. War Quarter, Miechów
4. Prokocim Fort, Kraków
16. Palace in Mirów, Książ Wielki
5. Kosocice Fort, Kraków  
17. War Quarter – Parish Cemetery, Książ Wielki
6. Rajsko Fort, Kraków
18. Ogonów War Cemetery, Kaliś
7. Polish Aviation Museum, Kraków 
19. Location of the Battle of Krzywopłoty, Legionary Quarter on the Parish Cemetery in Bydlin
8. Grębałów Fort , Kraków  
20. Jangrot War Cemetery, Cieplice
9. Krzesławice Fort, Kraków 21. War Quarters – Parish Cemetery, Skała
10. Tonie Fort, Kraków
22. Monument of the Victims of the First World War, Skała
11. Storage-technical complex of the Royal-Imperial Army, Home Army Museum
23. Two war cemeteries, Rzeplin
12. Oleandry – First Cadre Company Departure Site
24. War Quarter no. 381 on the Communal Cemetery, Wieliczka



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