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
Museum of Emeryka Hutten-Czapskiego is one of the branches of the National Museum located at 12 Józefa Piłsudskiego Street. The collections that can be admired in the museum come from his private collection and include 11 thousand. medals, coins, orders, banknotes and engravings, as well as an extensive library. The
Historic cloth hall building is located in the central part of the Main Square in Krakow. It includes collections of Polish paintings and sculptures from the end of the 18th and 19th centuries. The most famous works by Jan Matejko, such as “Hołd Pruski”, “Kościuszko at Racławice” or “Wernyhora” hang
Rydlówka is a museum dedicated to one event – a wedding, which took place in the manor house in Bronowice Małe in Krakow, where the most controversial wedding took place on the 20th of November 1900, which echoed in Young Poland’s literature, because the poet, the son of a university
The museum located at 28 Paulińska Street in Krakow was established in 1994 with the help of the Stowarzyszenie Oświatowe, but is no longer exsist. The museum in its many rooms collected not only paintings, icons and graphics, but also models of tserkov that were destroyed or taken over by
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
Judaica Foundation and Center for Jewish Culture in Krakow 
Judaica Foundation Judaica Foundation is a leading Jewish cultural centre in Krakow, created in 1991. Its every-day activities are supported by Center for Jewish Culture. Both institutions have headquarters in the 19th-century B’nai Emuna prayer house at 17 Meiselsa Street in the former Jewish district of Kazimierz. The building erected
Town Hall Tower
Krakow Town Hall Tower, situated in the western part of the Krakow Main Square, is the only remaining part of the once existing Town Hall. The Tower was once surrounded by adjoining buildings, such as a granary, a prison and a torture chamber. History of the Krakow Town Hall Tower
Polish name for tapestry is “arras”, the word came from the city Arras in northern France, which was famous for its weaving workshops. The Wawel castle tapestry collection counted 360 pieces. They were used as a decoration in royal apartments starting from the XVI century.  First tapestries were brought by
St. Florian’s Gate and Florianska Street
St. Florian’s Gate is located at the end of Florianska Street in the Krakow Old Town. From one side, Florianska Street reaches St. Mary’s Basilica on the Krakow Main Square. From the other side, through St. Florian’s Gate, it leads to the Church of St. Florian. This was a major part 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
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,
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
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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
Polish Aviation Museum
Origins of the Polish Aviation Museum are connected with the international exhibition organised in 1964 by the Krakow Flying Club. The exhibition was held in the former Rakowice-Czyzyny airfield. It proved quite successful and a vast number of aircrafts remained in Krakow with the purpose of the future aviation museum. Polish
Rynek Underground
Rynek Underground is the newest branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow, presenting a fresh and modern approach to museum exhibitions. Launched as a result of five years’ archaeological excavations conducted underneath the surface of the Main Square, Rynek Underground is a journey to the medieval Krakow. Spreading on an area
Yes, there are several bus companies that shuttle between Krakow and Auschwitz. The ride takes about 1,5 hours and the ticket price is up to 15 PLN. You can also go by train to Oswiecim, it takes 2 h and costs around 20 PLN. There are also many companies providing
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