CracowRepublic of Poland
Member of the LHC since 1994
Since its early history as a Slavic village, Cracow became a key cultural link between Eastern and Western Europe in the 10th century. Today many medieval buildings remain in the center of the city, the most impressive of which is Wawel Castle, a Romanesque-Gothic castle. Another very important city monument is the Jagiellonian University complex where the astronomer Copernicus studied in the 15th century.