THE LEGEND OF THE TRUMPETER
One of the most famous legends about the city of Krakow is the Legend of the Trumpeter.
Historically, the city of Krakow could be seen from the tallest of the two towers of the Mariacki Church of Saint Mary.
In a little room at the top of the tower a watchman stood guard over the city protecting it from danger.
If an emergency arose, he would blow his trumpet alerting the people.
In the 13th century, the brutal Tartars invaded the land, burning farms, plundering and killing. One night on his watch, when most of the townspeople were in church, the watchman noticed a group of Tartars approaching the city intending to attack.
He immediately blew a loud, clear warning... [ Read more...