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
Architect and constructor, born in Krakow in 1855, died in 1927 also in Krakow. From 1882 he worked in the architectural office of T. Stryjeński, then he was his partner for three years. He was also an assistant to the department of construction at the Industrial School, teacher of architectural
Journalist, painter, graphic artist, scenography. Born in Warsaw in 1910, died in Krakow in 1984. Father Henryk fought in the Polish Legions, then a colonel in the Polish Army. Marian graduated from law studies at the University of Warsaw. Before the war, secretary of the editorial office and graphic designer
Journalist, publicist, son of Gustaw. Born in Warsaw, died in Geneva. In the years 1895-1901 editor of “Czas” and “Głos Narodu”, in which they published a brutal attack on Ignacy Daszyński. A few days later, a young socialist, Kazimierz Kaczanowski, slapped him on the A-B line in Krakow. From 1902
Political activist, poet and journalist born in Warsaw. Natural son of Tsar Alexander I and Helena Rautenstrauchowa née Dzierżanowska. In 1833 he began studies at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. In Warsaw, he began his underground activity in the Association of the Polish People. In
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.
Tyniec – Benedictine Abbey
Origins According to local tradition, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec near Krakow was founded in 1044 by Polish prince Casimir I the Restorer. As the Polish state was very young at the time and after a deep crisis, the Benedictines were to support the reconstruction of Church and state. The monastery was built
Former village situated 7 km west of Kraków, now a suburb. The name probably comes from the soaking / rinsing of bog iron ores, but it may be related to the production of soap here for the needs of the royal court, formerly called Midniki. In 1286, it was owned
Błonia is a vast valley located around 1km from Krakow Old town. It is around 48ha of green grass surrounded by walking and cycle paths, popular place for dog walking, family and romantic picnics. The history of it is not so positive. It used to be a marshland with small
Malopolska – Lesser Poland region
Lesser Poland (in Polish Malopolska) is a historical region of Poland. It should not be confused with the present Lesser Poland Voivodeship (one of sixteen administrative provinces), though it covers the south-western parts of the historical region. History Malopolska is recognised as the cradle of Polish statehood. Krakow has always
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
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
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
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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
Hipolit House
Hipolit House in a branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow, located in the townhouse (Polish kamienica) near St. Mary’s Basilica. The building was turned into a museum in 2003 after a series of renovations. Its origins date back to 14th century and since then it had been owned by several
The History Museum of the AGH University of Science and Technology is located on Aleja Mickiewicza 30, pavilion C-2 in Krakow. It was founded in 1959 by Dr. Mieczysław Radwan. The museum houses collections and documents related to the establishment and history of the AGH University of Science and Technology.
Szymanowski Museum – villa Atma, Zakopane
Karol Szymanowski Karol Szymanowski was born in 1882 into the wealthy land-owning family, members of Polish szlachta, in the village of Tymoszowka (then in the Russian Empire, now in Ukraine). As a young boy, he was educated at home by his father who put an emphasis on music since 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