The Europa Rally chooses Małopolska for its jubilee venue.
Opening with a blast and panache, the 60th Anniversary of the EUROPA RALLY and the Parade of Nations are coming to the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków, bringing together caravanning tourists from all over Europe.
The EUROPA RALLY (https://europarally2023.com/) started in 1961 when Edy Fritsch organised the first European rally in Remich in his native Luxembourg. Sixty crews took part, which was a really good result for the time. Now the attendance reaches 500–700 crews, with the highest number (1059) recorded in Munich in 1975. The idea behind the event is to forge friendships between tourists from all over Europe.
Hoping for a fantastic event, the organisers emphasise that it is fortunate that Kraków in Małopolska will host the celebration of the special anniversary for European caravanning: the 60th anniversary of the Europa Rally.
They planned the event for 25–29 May, with registration starting on 24 May, and have received a great contribution from the city and the region, especially as far as the wealth of accompanying events and accommodation is concerned.
Emphasising the role of Kraków as the capital of Małopolska and its rich history and cultural heritage, they offer the participants a wide choice of optional tours and visits in Polish, English and German to Royal Kraków, Kraków’s Kazimierz district, Wieliczka Salt Mine, a boat trip to Tyniec, the Dunajec River Gorge (on traditional rafts), and the painted village of Zalipie near Tarnów.
Perhaps one of the reasons why the event is organised in Małopolska is the wealth of campsites and camping grounds scattered all around the region which the participants can move on to once the Europa Rally is over. Many of these sites are located in close proximity to the greatest tourist attractions. Some have been designed for enthusiasts of what is known as glamping and offer access to such amenities as air conditioning, comfortable beds, and full kitchens, and others offer more basic amenities. Their number includes Kemping Molo Osiek, winner of many competitions – Camping Polana Sosny Niedzica, and Brandysówka situated at the foot of a tall rock in the heart of the Będkowska Valley which is more of an agritourist farm with ample space to pitch tents, several guest rooms, and areas for campers and caravans.
A legend from pre-motoring times has it that you cannot come to Kraków just once! Why shouldn’t you check whether that is true?
The Polish Aviation Museum, the former Rakowice-Czyżyny Military Airport, boasts an awe-inspiring collection of aircraft. Its GPS coordinates are 50°04’36.2″N 19°59’22.0″E.
Great proof that organisers are hooked on Małopolska is found in the choice of catering options that includes regional products, a regional produce fair, and the tasting of wines from Małopolska vineyards.
As this is a caravanning event, there will obviously be the Caravanning Town with an exhibition of campers and trailers.