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Kraków's forlorn-looking Town Hall Tower, part of the much larger Town Hall (Ratusz) that was pulled down by the Austrians in 1820, houses a branch of the tourist information office, so you'll likely end up here, even if you're not interested in climbing to the top for views over the square and out to Wawel Castle in the distance. The tower dates from 1316, though it was destroyed, remodeled, and repaired countless times through the centuries. In the 19th century, when Kraków came under the domination of the Habsburgs, the Town Hall was pulled down as part of an effort to tidy up the square. The tower was spared that fate by an apparent change of heart.