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
Księżarski Feliks was an architect born in Kraków in 1820. He studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in 1835-1837, then at the Technical University in Munich and Karlsruhe. He also graduated from the military artillery and engineering school in Metz, and later worked as a road
Krzemiński Władysław was an actor, director, teacher, writer and director of the theater. He was born in 1907 in Kraków. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Brno, then he studied at the Drama School in Krakow and at the State Conservatory of Music in Warsaw. He collaborated with
Bloody Spring 1936 tells the story of confectionery and industrial workers who in 1936, faced with starvation wages, demanded increases and stopped extending working hours, and also demanded the reinstatement of the dismissed union members. Some of them paid for it with their lives. The workers of the cigarette factory and
Krumłowski Konstanty was an actor, journalist and author of many stage works describing the life of the suburbs of Krakow. He was born in Kołomyja in 1872 and died in 1938 in Kraków. One of his most famous works is “Królowa Przedmieścia” (Queen of the Suburbs), in which Krumłowski immortalizes
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
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
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.
Nowa Huta
Nowa Huta is today the easternmost district of Krakow. Conceived in the late 1940s as a separate city, it was a realisation of the Stalinist utopia. The city developed around a giant Lenin Steelworks created there to put thousands of people to work in the proletarian spirit. Nowa Huta was supposed to overshadow
The science of botany for medical purposes was taught at the Jagiellonian University from the end of the 16th century, but the university did not have its own research garden. Rector Kazimierz Stępowski in 1756 allocated 5,000 zlotys for preliminary works on the establishment of the garden. This idea was
Behind the Nowa Huta , the remnants of the villages of Mogiła and the Vistula, there is a park called the Mogilski Forest. It covers 32 hectares, and in summer it is often visited by the inhabitants of Krakow.
Tatra Mountains
The Tatra Mountains is the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is a natural border between Poland and Slovakia, with the majority of Tatras lying within the latter. Its natural habitat is protected by the establishment of the Tatra National Parks in both countries, which were jointly recognised by
Community
Community
Easter in Poland
Easter in Poland is the second most important Christian holiday after Christmas. It is celebrated everywhere around the country, Easter being very religious in character, but also simply an important Polish family tradition. Easter traditions The very first Easter celebration takes place a week before the Easter Sunday, on the so-called
Thinks to do
Thinks to do in Krakow
Shopping centres in Krakow
There are several shopping centres in Krakow where you can buy things from clothes and shoes to kitchenware to medicine to groceries. In Krakow shopping is nice and easy, because shops are usually open until late hours and located in many places around the city. If you are traveling to Krakow
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
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  • 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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MUSEUMS IN KRAKOW
Museums in Krakow
Krzysztofory Palace
Krzysztofory Palace is one of the most important townhouses in the Krakow Main Square. Now Baroque in style, this town palace has a long and vivid history. Today, it houses a branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow dedicated to the everyday life of the inhabitants of Krakow from past centuries.
There are two international airports located within several dozen km of Auschwitz – Krakow Balice Airport (60 km) and Katowice-Pyrzowice (70 km). To get to Auschwitz from Krakow Balice you can take a train, bus (around 2 hours) or taxi (around 1 hour). Transport from Katowice-Pyrzowice is the same, but
Pomorska Street
In the building at 2 Pomorska Street, in the times of World War II, Gestapo had its headquarters and prison for political opponents. Pomorska Street is now a branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow, housing an exhibition commemorating lives of people who fought for Polish freedom and independence against the
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