The music of Frédéric Chopin wonderfully expresses the soul of Poland. It was inspired both by the folklore that the young prodigy discovered through the Mazurkas of the countryside, and by the cultural refinement of Warsaw, in the conservatory of music and the salons of Grand Duke Constantine, the Tsar's brother. It is all at once light-hearted and melancholic, with both the simplicity of the world of rural traditions and the lofty elegance of one of the most dazzling societies in Europe. Over the course of the centuries the country has forged from its rich and troubled history a unique Art de Vivre. It was so captivating that when Chopin left at the age of 20 he took soil with him that would later come to be mixed with that of Paris, in his grave.
Poland has a truly unique territory compared with the rest of Europe: here we find countless lakes, a desert, and animals that have survived nowhere else, such as the bison, the lynx, and the brown bear. Above all it is a great country that, despite being scarred by the tragedies of the Second World War, has an exceptional historic heritage particularly in the cities of Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw.
In Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the ultramodern and fully equipped Best Western Premier Hotel Krakow is above all an authentic Polish hotel, evident in its architecture, its restaurant, and the design of its rooms.