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Dates of visit:
April 15 -28, 2007 &
May 9 - 13, 2007

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Trip Highlights:
 Revisit family
 Krakow
 Wadowice
 Pope John Paul II
 Nowy Wisnicz Castle
 Warsaw
 Warsaw's Old Town
 Warsaw's Palaces
 Aviation Museum
 Ethnographic Park
 Lipowiec Castle
 Polish dining
 

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*** Poland ***
*** Krakow's Polish Aviation Museum ***
*** Vistula River Ethnographic Park ***
*** Lipowiec Castle ***
        Map of Poland
        Travel Route
        Krakow's Polish Aviation Museum
               Site Gallery - Krakow's Polish Aviation Museum
        Vistula River Ethnographic Park
               Site Gallery - Vistula River Ethnographic Park
        Lipowiec Castle
               Site Gallery - Lipowiec Castle
Krakow's Polish Aviation Museum
Krakow's Polish Aviation Museum Polish Aviation Museum ... Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie ...a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Airport Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny.

The collection as of 2007 consists of over 100 aircraft, including sailplanes and gliders and some 200 aircraft engines. Several of the aircraft displayed are unique on the world scale. Some of the exhibits are only in their initial stages.

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Vistula River Ethnographic Park
Wygielzów Wygielzów ... Vistula River Ethnographic Park, an open-air-museum, built in 1969, at the foot of the Lipowiec Castle.

It occupies 4 hectares and there are 22 objects: wooden cottages, smithy, granary, pub-farm, church from Ryczów (17th century), manor from Droginia and other interesting old wooden objects like wayside shrines, apiary, and a well. All buildings are properly furnished and equipped with objects, pottery, handicraft shops from the time period.

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Lipowiec Castle
Lipowiec Castle The Lipowiec Castle ... the castle was erected at the end of the 13th century by the bishop John Muskata. Throughout five consecutive centuries the castle was the property of Krakow bishops. At first it served for defensive and protective purposes of a merchant route.

Until the end of the 16th century it had been a prison for people under servitude of Krakow bishops and became a reformatory house for clergymen in the following years. The exceptional character of the castle is emphasized by a 28 meter tall (around 68 feet) tower, which had been the core part of the castle.

Until the 19th century the roof and the interior of the castle had been destroyed by fire as many as three times. From 1850 the castle had been looted by nearby inhabitants and treasure hunters that eventually lead to the destruction of the castle.

In the 1960’s conservation works were undertaken to secure the ruins. The castle has become a part of an open air Museum in Chrzanów. Now the castle serves as a venue for numerous events related to its history and medieval times throughout the whole year.

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