Krakow Pocket Guide

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Remarkably unscathed during both World Wars, and extremely pleasing on the eye, it's no wonder that Krakow is Poland's most visited city. The Polish capital until 1596, the cobbled squares, churches and mosques, and gothic architecture are what draw thousands of visitors year after year. Krakow also boasts countless jazz clubs, whetting the appetite of live music lovers from both home and abroad.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Krakow.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Krakow... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Krakow.

Krakow City Reviews

  • 80%


    Krakow and the surroundings are impressive

    The Krakow Christmas Market was the biggest and most amazing that I saw during my last Christmas trip. The Town Square are very large so there was enough place for tens of stands. From Krakow one can have a day trip to Auschwitz, a memorial place from the WWII, and a salt mine which is impressive with its "underground city".

    Insider Tip:If you leave Krakow by plane, make sure that you leave Krakow very early because the trip takes nearly one hour by bus and since the airport is small, you will probably have to make a very long queue for the security check. Fortunately there is airport staff who helps travellers whose plane is about to take off. Anyway never put yourself in such situation and try to arrive at the airport early.

  • 90%


    Krakow is a very busy city. The medieval architecture is beautiful. There is an amazing free walking tour. If you like to go out to nightclubs and stuff this is the perfect place for you, since it is crowded even at night. There are two (and more) nice trips you can do: to the Auschwitz concentration camp (by Cracow City Tours, 90 zloty. It's worth it. The guide didn't make it too depressing, but mostly historical. Definitely recommend it.) and to the salt mine (didn't go, but very well rated).

  • 90%


    Try lots of polish food - it is delicious and super cheap! Schindler factory museum is about much more than the factory and presented really well - worth a visit! Lots of gorgeous churches - go inside for a look!

    Insider Tip:Is easy to get to Auschwitz on your own - just get a bus fRom the bus station - the info counter can help!

  • 90%


    Absolutely brilliant city, so beautiful and brilliant value for money, would recommend to anyone whether sightseeing or looking for nightlife, will be going back!

  • 90%



    What a beautiful city. Very clean, friendly and amazing value for money. lots of things to see and do in the city and great trips at low prices also available.

    Insider Tip:If visiting Krakow, the places you must see are Wawel castle, Auschwitz and the salt mines. The whole city centre is great just to walk around, admire the architecture and sample local cuisine and drink. the Jewish quarter was our favourite place to eat and drink, lots of choice and great bars, often gay friendly too. Wodka bar just off market square in the old town was also a favourite, over 100 different vodkas to try.

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