The White Horse Inn

Crimes and their consequences

The city legend says that dark things were going on in the tenement house at 39 Krakowskie Przedmieście. To this day, you can hear the frightening sounds associated with them …

The history of the building at 39 Krakowskie Przedmieście goes back to the 18th century when in the former grounds of the now-defunct monastery of the Hospitaller Brothers there was an inn with coach houses and stables. Later, it housed the Bavarian Hotel, which was colloquially called the White Horse Inn. A little-known urban legend is associated with the place.

It turns out that his host used to robe overnight guests in the inn. But if only! More than once, those robbed guests lost their lives during the robbery. The bad host buried the bodies in the yard of the inn. Once, however, he met the resistance of a merchant staying overnight, who, dying, swore revenge. Soon he returned in the form of a dog and, barking cruelly at the gate, led anxious passers-by to discover the remains in the yard. Justice has been done! And the dog’s howl to this day, supposedly as a warning, can be heard at the gate at Krakowskie Przedmieście.

This is what the legend says, but no surviving sources confirm at least a small part of this city story.

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