On every hour, a trumpet signal — called the heynal is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. The noon-time heynal is heard across Poland and abroad broadcast live by the Polish national Radio 1 Station.
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Photo taken in Rynek Główny, 30-062 Kraków, Poland
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