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 June 30th 1946, a referendum was held throughout the country. Citizens could choose between yes or no. The first question was “Whether to abolish the Senate”, the second was “the preservation of economic changes in the years 1944-1946” and the third was “the maintenance of the borders on the
The year 1517 is considered the beginning of the Reformation, when Martin Luther announced 95 theses. Initially, the Reformation thought did not find recognition in Poland. In 1520, King Sigismund the Old forbade the importation of Luther’s writings, and in 1526 he was punished with the death penalty for deviating
From the location of the city in 1257 to 1396, the head of the city was the bailiff, and then the mayor until 1793. . The Great Seym in 1791 unanimously passed the law on the townspeople. It gave the townspeople the privilege of “neminem captivabimus” – immunity of personal inviolability
The Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church was established in our country in 1929, and the autocephaly was renewed in 1948. The head of the church is the Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw. Krakow belongs to the Łódź-Poznań Diocese and has one parish under the invocation of Assumption of the Virgin Mary, it
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
Professors’ Garden
The Professors’ Garden is located next to Collegium Maius and between three other collages of the Jagiellonian University, with the area of only about 1.15 ha. The Garden was first mentioned in 1467. From the mid-15th century up to the end of 18th century, professors that lived in Collegium Maius, the main
An indulgence combined with a folk party, which took place every year in Krzemionki, near the church of St. Benedict next to the Krakus Mound. The name of the mound is associated with the legendary Krak – the fabulous ruler of Krakow. Linguists explain the origin of the name Rękawka
Located at 12 Batorego Street in Krakow. Erected in 1882-1883 according to the design of Tadeusz Stryjeński, also known as the “Pod Stańczykiem” House – it results from the house emblem. It is a manor house with a once beautiful garden. The original stained glass designed by Wyspiański was discovered
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
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...
  • Bractwo kurkowe - Kraków
    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...
Kremers Garden
Yearly cultural festivals in Krakow
Popular Polish drinks
MUSEUMS IN KRAKOW
Museums in Krakow
The Eagle Pharmacy
The Eagle Pharmacy was founded by Jozef Pankiewicz in 1909. From the very beginning it was located in the corner building at 18 Little Market Square in Podgorze, then a separate city. When Podgorze was incorporated as a district of Krakow, the address was changed into Zgody Square. It was the fourth
Museum of History of Photography in Krakow
Establishing of the Museum of History of Photography in Krakow back in the 1970s was an initiative of Photographic Society in Krakow. The core of the collection was unique 19th-century negatives of Walery Rzewuski’s photographs. Walery Rzewuski was a Krakow-born photographer and activist of great reputation, whose works are now
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.
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