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
The science of botany for medical purposes was taught at the university from the end of the 16th century, but teaching 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 reinforced by
The first sky observations were made in Krakow from the roof of Collegium Maius. Among the researchers is a student of the Krakow Academy – Mikołaj Kopernik. Research tools from those years are kept in the museum of the Jagiellonian University. It should also be mentioned the observatory arranged by
Theater and music critic and journalist. In 1900-1902 he worked as a journalist in Głos Narodu in Kraków, and in 1902-1915 he was the deputy editor-in-chief of Czas. He was one of the founders of the Zielony Balonik cabaret, composer and performer of music for most of the songs sung
He was a poet, prose writer, playwright, draftsman and translator. He is considered the greatest Polish writer. His most famous works are Promethidion, Quidam, Zwolon, Behind the Scenes, the Great Lady’s Ring and Chopin’s Piano. The artist visited Krakow, and for a short time stayed there, visiting other artists, strolling
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
Krakow Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto was established in 1941 in Podgorze district. It was one of five major, metropolitan Jewish ghettos created by Nazi Germany in the territories of occupied Poland (General Government – Generalne Gubernatorstwo). Before 1939, Krakow was inhabited by around 70.000 Jews, with the vast majority living in the district
It is a city to the west from Krakow. At the beginning of the XVII century the castellan Krzysztof Koryciński brought there the Bernardin Order from Krakow and build the monastery and the church for them. It was modeled on the  Franciscan hermitage of La Verna (Alvernia in Latin) in Tuscany, Italy. People started to
Wyspianski Stained Glass
Stanislaw Wyspianski was a Polish dramatist, poet, and painter. He created within the philosophy of Young Poland. It was an art movement at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries that focused on decadence, symbolism and impressionism. This period is also associated with Bohemianism. The Young Poland Movement relates mostly to Polish
St. Bartholomew Apostole’s Church
The history of St. Bartholomew’s Church remains quite a mystery. The first mention about St. Bartholomew’s Church comes from the document from 1329, which makes it the oldest wooden church in Poland. It was built as a parish church for the local community by the Cistercian Order and bishop of
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
Planty
Ring of park Planty Planty is a unique green belt that encircles the Old Town of Krakow. The park was established between 1822 and 1830 in the place of medieval city walls. Fortifications surrounding the city were torn down and the area of the moat, at the time serving as city
Leonardo da Vinci in Krakow
Leonardo da Vinci paintings are amongst the most valuable and admired in the world. The artist himself was a real Renaissance man, extraordinarily talented in many subjects. All of his work, either paintings or else, are considered excellent examples of technique and vision. Lady with an Ermine is Leonardo da Vinci’s
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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
Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum
Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Emeryk Hutten-Czapski was born in 1828 into a wealthy aristocratic family in Poland-Lithuania. He was very well educated, knew seven languages and was an heir to a huge fortune. Since Poland was at the time under Russian occupation, Emeryk Hutten-Czapski was developing a bright career as a high
Private and Group Auschwitz Tour lasts for approximately 6,5 hours. The drive takes around 1 h 10 minutes each way and pick-up time can be arranged between 8:30 a. m. – 11:00 a. m. Visiting the museum with a professional guide takes about 3.5 h, depending on the tour type.
Gallery of the 19th-century Polish Art in the Cloth Hall
Gallery of the 19th-century Polish Art in the Cloth Hall opened in 1884. Its opening was initiated by Polish artists who donated their works to the city of Krakow. In 1879 Polish painter, Henryk Siemiradzki, decided to gift his painting, Nero’s Torches, to the city council. The next day, 39 artists
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