City Guide Krakow, Poland

Visiting Krakow

While the rest of the country was being blasted during WWII, Krakow emerged from the war largely unscathed. As a result the city is now home to a unique mix of the old and the new that you won’t find in any other Polish city.

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Krakow City Reviews

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    Krakow - A Hidden Gem

    Krakow is by far one of my favourite cities on the planet. I was there in mid-to-late August and the weather was sublime. It is spectacularly clean and an incredibly beautiful city, with locals to match ;) The sight seeing is fantastic, wawel castle right near the lake is stunning and the Old Town Square is a must see in both the sun and moon light. Apart from being easy on the eyes, Krakow is jaw-droppingly cheap - paying between $2-3 for a very filling meal of Perogi! Krakow = 10/10

    Insider Tip:If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkee, there's bungee jumping from a crane not too far from the Old Town Square (10 minutes by bike) which was an awesome experience and is only 175 zloty ($60 US). My other favourites were walking around the castle and seeing the State Rooms and the Armoury (Get an audio guide - it's worth it!). Auschwitz was a moving experience and a must see, you won't laugh much but you will see a side of history most people don't. The Salt mines are incredible as well!

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    Fun city to explore!

    Nice cheap city with great places to eat and of course full of history. Would recommend to anyone who wants a couple of days away to explore.

    Insider Tip:Go for a random walk and buy some food somewhere that you weren't planning to :D

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    Splash out the extra money and get a private room if travelling in a group

    We paid £10 each for a private 3 bed room and it was perfect. The room was spacious and the bathroom was great.

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    a nice city with cute urban furniture and public spaces not too crowed with tourist and very walkable convenient to travel to nearby places with the main train/coach station every sign with english too so very frdly for travelers

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    A true gem!

    Krakow is a wonderful city. While many other cities in Poland were destroyed during the war and rebuilt, Krakow still stands as it (mostly) originally was. The people are kind and the whole place is beautiful. Every corner you turn there is something else to be in awe about. Not to mention that Krakow is just down the road from Auschwitz.

    Insider Tip:Get out to the Jewish Quarter on a weekend and drink! If you can go to Auschwitz by yourself (not with a tour group). Make sure you check when you do and do not need to book a tour guide as it can be confusing. But going on your own will allow you to see more and explore. For western cultures, the Zloty is very cheap making everything very affordable.

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