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

  • 80%


    don't miss this city

    it was snowing so all the places are white, I really enjoyed there I just have 2 days in Krakow but If I have chance to visit Europe again I'll definitely visit to this place

    Insider Tip:If you want to join the tour (salt mine, auschuwits), use the tour inside the city center not from hostel. it's cheaper. and if you want to visit auschuwits by yourself. you should make a reservation online in advance. not only the salt mine, auschwits but also the center in Krakow is really nice don't miss it

  • 100%


    Nice city

    Krakow is a nice city, with beautiful landscape, nice things to do, near to the Auschwitz which is a historical place to visit, good night life, and much more!

  • 90%


    Good times in Krakow!!

    Great town, beautiful historic city, a great atmosphere ... full of unusual places to discover !! The most dynamic and most nice neighborhood to go out in the afternoon or at night is Kazimierz! (full of bars, restaurants, nice places ...). The historic center also full of great places to discover. The people are very friendly. A great week in Krakow !!

    Insider Tip:Give up your card and leave lost in the city!

  • 90%


    Krakow one city full of history

    Well, Krakow is a city with a lot of history, every place you look! If you go there you must to go to Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

    Insider Tip:Don't buy the tickets to Auschwitz at the Hostel you can find cheaper in the Tourist Information Centre or you can go by you own and do the tour by yourself. Always get a pierogi to eat at night!

  • 80%



    TOP 5 CITY I HAVE EVER VISITED. The people are absolutely amazing and the party never seems to stop. Skip Warsaw, just go there.

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