Visiting Poland: Kraków, Warsaw, Poznań, Szczecin, Wrocław

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cities and places
  3. Genealogy
  4. Conclusion

1. Introduction

My mother’s parents are from small towns near Wrocław, a city in Lower Silesia which belongs to Poland since 1945.

My grandparents met in the mid-1930s as my grandfather was working as a butcher in and around Breslau1 (which was the German name of Wrocław) and my grandmother was occupied in her father’s business (Konditorei) in Breslau. They quickly fell in love and married at the end of 1939 only a few weeks after …

Back in Slovakia (part 3): High Tatras (Kriváň, Rysy, Štrbské pleso)

Table of contents

Introduction

Kriváň, October 1
Predné Solisko, October 2
Rysy, October 3
Skalnaté pleso, October 4

Conclusion

Introduction

With a break of about one month, I returned to Slovakia for hiking in the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) mountain range and to visit my friends in Bratislava.

Here you can find my two previous blog articles about my summer hikes:

1. Slavkovský štít, Zelené pleso (including general information about the High Tatras)
2. Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád

My base camp for my hiking-journeys was …