Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) formulated the idea that the sun, not Earth, is the center of the universe. If you think Galileo – well Galileo wasn’t even born until after Copernicus died. His findings were in support of Copernicus. There are many likenesses of Copernicus in Poland.
Without science, there is no culture. Without science, we would be still swinging on trees. Professor Michał Heller, founder of the first Copernicus Festival in Krakow.
Krakow Poland is most definitely a university town. There several universities there; one tour guide estimated over 250,000 students attended university in Krakow. The student population is also what makes Krakow a young and vibrant town, amidst gorgeous architecture and history. I don’t know if that number is correct – but either way it’s a lot of students.