Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle
Main Square
Main Square
Krakow Airport
Krakow Airport
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Schindler’s Factory
Schindler’s Factory
Barbican
Barbican
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
Krakow Christmas Market
Krakow Christmas Market
On the initiative of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Stock Exchange was established on the 20th January 1919. It was modeled on the Vienna Stock Exchange, and from 1924 based on Polish legal regulations. The stock exchange consisted of 174 members, including 54 banks, credit unions, 13 bureaux
It operated in Krakow from 1922 until the outbreak of World War II. On the 12th February 1947, it resumed its activity, first at Łobzowska st and from 1950 at Wiślna 2 st and survived until 1951. Before the war, it had its seat in its own building at the
Graphic artist, draftsman and painter, born in Lviv, died in Krakow. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, lived in Sanok for 20 years, where he taught, co-organized the Lemko Museum and the Regional Museum of the Sanok Region. After World War II, he settled in Krakow and taught
Until recently, it was customary in Krakow to call at the moment of agony or right after a person’s death. The bells were placed outside the church, currently, there are three left in the city: on the right side of the main entrance to the Dominican Church, on the wall
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Mounds of Krakow
The four Mounds of Krakow are forever inscribed in the landscape of the city and its surroundings. Two of them were built to commemorate Polish national heroes – Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Jozef Pilsudski. The real purpose of the other two’s creation – Wanda and Krakus Mounds – remains a mystery.
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz concentration camp is known worldwide as a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was the largest concentration camp in Nazi Germany, that took lives of over 1.1 million people during the 1940-1945 time period. There were three main camps built in the area that created a network. The
Royal Road
The Krakow Royal Road is a commonly used term for the ceremonial route that was being used for celebratory parades, coronation marches and funeral processions when Krakow was the capital of Poland. Monarchs, distinguished guests, foreign envoys and national heroes marched from St. Florian’s Church to the Wawel Royal Castle, welcomed by the city’s authorities
Liban is the colloquial name of a quarry established in 1884 in Krzemionki Podgóskie by the company “Wapienniki i Kamieniołomy Liban i Ehrenpreis S.A.”. In 1942-1944, the Germans organised a cruel penal camp there. The conditions were very harsh and many people died because of this. The prisoners did not
The park, located on Królowej Jadwigi Street in Krakow, was established between 1533-1540. The secretary of King Sigismund I the Old, while building his suburban summer residence, also established a palace garden. Its beautiful location and the renaissance composition of the park aroused general admiration. The old tree stand was
Pieskowa Skala
The castle in Pieskowa Skala has a long history as part of the Eagles’ Nests Trail. It is also one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Poland with tradition as a seat of several noble families. Located just 40 km from Krakow Old Town and surrounded by the astonishing
Community
Community
A term in economics that means restoring the former value of money. This term has also been adopted as a term for the renovation of architectural monuments in order to use them in accordance with their value. The attitude of the city authorities and the society towards the monuments from
Thinks to do
Thinks to do in Krakow
Amber jewellery in Krakow
While visiting Krakow, you will surely notice that one of the most popular souvenirs is amber jewellery. But how come that Baltic sea amber is so popular so far from the seaside? It all dates back to prehistoric and medieval times. Krakow was a vibrant commerce hub situated on the
Krakow Water Park
Opened in 2000, Krakow Water Park is the biggest public indoor swimming pool in Poland. With over 2000 m2 of swimming pool area, it offers a slide network and plenty of water attractions, such as Rapid River, Hydro Massage and Rock Climbing Walls. Paddling Pool, designed especially for the youngest visitors,
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EVENTS IN KRAKOW
  • In connection with coronavirus spread in Poland, further restrictions has been introduced around the country. On the 31 th of March, Polish government announced new mandatory regulations in order to mitigate the virus. The restrictions apply to every person staying in the country right now and they will remain in force until further notice. It...
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    Enthronement of the Fowler King is one of the oldest traditions of Krakow – it probably first came to life about 600 years ago! The Fowler King is a title with an unusual pedigree. Its roots date back to the 13th century, when Krakow was surrounded by fortified city walls. It was probably back then, that the...
  • Lajkonik is the most popular symbol of Krakow and the Lajkonik Procession is the most colourful local tradition. It takes place every year, eight days after Corpus Christi. This tradition dates back to the mid-18th century, but the Lajkonik Procession actually brings back the 13th-century story of a successful defeat of the Tatar horde by the brave lightermen...
  • The liquidation of Krakow ghetto took place on 13th and 14th of March 1943. It was a tragic day not only for the Jewish community of Krakow, but also to the entire city. This event had marked the definitive end of the time when Poles and Jews were living alongside one another. Today, the history...
  • St. John’s Fair is a few days of outdoor events maintained in a historical setting. In June, a few days before Feast of St. John the Baptist (in Polish noc świętojańska, noc Kupały) the most authentic medieval town is built on the riverbank just at the foot of Wawel Hill. Craftsmen and artists bring back...
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Yearly cultural festivals in Krakow
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MUSEUMS IN KRAKOW
Museums in Krakow
Europeum – Centre for European Culture
Europeum is the newest branch of the National Museum in Krakow, opened in 2013 in a restored 17th-century granary. Its permanent exhibition is entirely dedicated to European art from past centuries. It features excellent examples of European painting and sculpture. This old granary was previously used by the National Museum as
Yes, you can take photos in the Auschwitz Museum, but without flash and stands, only for personal use. There are certain areas where taking photos or filming is strictly forbidden: the hall with hairs of victims (Block no. 4) or in Block no. 11. If you want to use a camera
Jan Matejko House
Jan Matejko Jan Matejko was born in 1838 in Krakow into a mixed family with Polish, German and Czech roots. He was one of eleven children. His mother died, when he was only seven years old, and his father was strict and cold-hearted, so the Matejko family house was not a happy
Best Attractions
The most famous attractions of Krakow
Best Attractions
Schindler’s Factory
Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and owner of the enamelware factory in Krakow. He bought the establishment in Krakow in 1939 from previous owners and soon Schindler’s factory became one of the most prominent in the area. In 1943 Schindler run a production line of ammunition and military equipment
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz concentration camp is known worldwide as a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was the largest concentration camp in Nazi Germany, that took lives of over 1.1 million people during the 1940-1945 time period. There were three main camps built in the area that created a network. The
Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle is located on Wawel Hill in Krakow, ancient capital of Poland. Wawel Castle had been the residence of Polish kings for centuries and a site of most important events in Polish history. It is considered to be the symbol of Polish statehood. The Wawel Castle is also one
Main Square
The Main Square in Krakow is a large, almost 430,000 ft2 square in the very heart of the historic Old Town. It is one of the largest of all grand squares in medieval cities of Europe and is by far the most beautiful. With its many well preserved and colourful townhouses,
Cloth Hall
The majestic building in the centre of Krakow’s Main Square – Cloth Hall (Sukiennice in Polish), has stood there for almost seven centuries. It has now become one of the city’s best landmarks. The Cloth Hall has been the heart of the trade in Krakow from city’s very beginning. For centuries it
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a unique Polish landmark. The salt mine, one of the oldest in the world, was established in the 13th century and continued to operate until 2007. This world-class monument has been featured in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1978 and is