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Top Kraków Tips - Your Unmissable Highlights of Kraków

    The charming 7th-century city of Kraków has long been a centre of art, culture and world history, with a historic centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. So once you get there, where to start?!

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Kraków. Here's what you told us...




    Take in the sights at Main Square

    Debora Martins says:

    Market square, it's absolutely beautiful.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    When in Krakow, you will find yourself in the main market square in Old Town. It’s always a lively place with plenty of people, horse and carriages, music and other activities.

    Erica Z Lin says:

    The night on the market square!

    Jason Waite says:

    The Christmas market is brilliant.



    Visit Oskar Schindler Factory Museum

    Bartek Kolasa says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum in Podgorze district is an absolute must! Exhibition called 'Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945' provides the best 20th-century history background of a city you can imagine. On Mondays there's a free entrance!

    Ségolène Roche says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum is a must-see!

    Matt Coyne says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum; it tells the story of the whole country oppressed under Nazi occupation as well as the heroic life story of an incredibly brave man and the lives he saved. Everyone who visits Krakow needs to visit it.



    Explore Wawel Castle

    Pablo A. Barra Fuentes says:

    Wawel castle, of course - what a beautiful place. Also, there are many kings and fathers of the country buried there.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral… another part of Polish history that you must see when in Krakow. If you visit Krakow and miss seeing this, it’s been a wasted trip. And don't forget to look for the castle's dragon!



    Take a day-trip to Auschwitz concentration camp

    Jose Castro says:

    Although Auschwitz is not right in Krakow is a must go when you're there.

    Pablo A. Barra Fuentes says:

    Don't miss Oswi?cim (near Kraków), well-known by its infamous Nazi name, Auschwitz.

    Tina Blomqvist says:

    We went to Auschwitz with our students and it is something I recommend everyone to experience.

    Tony Chan says:

    Auschwitz.

    Erin Elizabeth says:

    We went straight to Auschwitz. I suggest you do, too!

    Raquel Redó says:

    Auschwitz, for sure!



    See the view from Ko?ciuszko Mound

    Jerry Stroh says:

    The Ko?ciuszko Mound. Walk there from Wawel Castle. You go through a cemetery. Best view in the whole city! Bring a lunch.



    Get to know Old Town

    Olivia Cassidy says:

    The Old Town is beautiful and has great nightlife. There is also really good food and plenty of beautiful things to see. I even changed hostels to be closer to the Old Town and Wawel castle!





    Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Jerry Stroh says:

    The Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is not in Krakow but just outside the border, is amazing. Take the spelunking tour into the bowls of the 'salt of the Earth' (if you will) and experience a cathedral carved out of salt itself, among many other wonders. Created by labourers after a full-day's work (oftentimes), on their own time, I consider this one of the modern wonders of the world. It will blow your mind and overwhelm your heart.

    Gerard de Koning says:

    Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow.

    Willem McGregor Immig says:

    It must be the Wielicka Salt Mine. Simply amazing (except the ride back up!).

    Kathryn Mazillius says:

    Salt mines.

    Alice Practice says:

    The Wieliczka Salt Mine, as no photo can truly capture how breathtaking (and sometimes eerie) the chambers and chapels are; they have to be seen in person.

    Andre Faria says:

    Salt mines!



    Discover the medieval cellar bars

    Riccardo Zappia says:

    All the little amazing bars under the square!

    Jan Kreienbaum says:

    The bars underneath the city centre.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Bars underground...



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Krakow.


    Book hostels in Krakow | Krakow city guide, free pocket guide and more



    Bar photo courtesy of steve r watson. All images used under the Creative Commons license.

    The charming 7th-century city of Kraków has long been a centre of art, culture and world history, with a historic centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. So once you get there, where to start?!

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Kraków. Here's what you told us...




    Take in the sights at Main Square

    Debora Martins says:

    Market square, it's absolutely beautiful.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    When in Krakow, you will find yourself in the main market square in Old Town. It’s always a lively place with plenty of people, horse and carriages, music and other activities.

    Erica Z Lin says:

    The night on the market square!

    Jason Waite says:

    The Christmas market is brilliant.



    Visit Oskar Schindler Factory Museum

    Bartek Kolasa says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum in Podgorze district is an absolute must! Exhibition called 'Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945' provides the best 20th-century history background of a city you can imagine. On Mondays there's a free entrance!

    Ségolène Roche says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum is a must-see!

    Matt Coyne says:

    Schindler's Factory Museum; it tells the story of the whole country oppressed under Nazi occupation as well as the heroic life story of an incredibly brave man and the lives he saved. Everyone who visits Krakow needs to visit it.



    Explore Wawel Castle

    Pablo A. Barra Fuentes says:

    Wawel castle, of course - what a beautiful place. Also, there are many kings and fathers of the country buried there.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral… another part of Polish history that you must see when in Krakow. If you visit Krakow and miss seeing this, it’s been a wasted trip. And don't forget to look for the castle's dragon!



    Take a day-trip to Auschwitz concentration camp

    Jose Castro says:

    Although Auschwitz is not right in Krakow is a must go when you're there.

    Pablo A. Barra Fuentes says:

    Don't miss Oswi?cim (near Kraków), well-known by its infamous Nazi name, Auschwitz.

    Tina Blomqvist says:

    We went to Auschwitz with our students and it is something I recommend everyone to experience.

    Tony Chan says:

    Auschwitz.

    Erin Elizabeth says:

    We went straight to Auschwitz. I suggest you do, too!

    Raquel Redó says:

    Auschwitz, for sure!



    See the view from Ko?ciuszko Mound

    Jerry Stroh says:

    The Ko?ciuszko Mound. Walk there from Wawel Castle. You go through a cemetery. Best view in the whole city! Bring a lunch.



    Get to know Old Town

    Olivia Cassidy says:

    The Old Town is beautiful and has great nightlife. There is also really good food and plenty of beautiful things to see. I even changed hostels to be closer to the Old Town and Wawel castle!





    Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Jerry Stroh says:

    The Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is not in Krakow but just outside the border, is amazing. Take the spelunking tour into the bowls of the 'salt of the Earth' (if you will) and experience a cathedral carved out of salt itself, among many other wonders. Created by labourers after a full-day's work (oftentimes), on their own time, I consider this one of the modern wonders of the world. It will blow your mind and overwhelm your heart.

    Gerard de Koning says:

    Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow.

    Willem McGregor Immig says:

    It must be the Wielicka Salt Mine. Simply amazing (except the ride back up!).

    Kathryn Mazillius says:

    Salt mines.

    Alice Practice says:

    The Wieliczka Salt Mine, as no photo can truly capture how breathtaking (and sometimes eerie) the chambers and chapels are; they have to be seen in person.

    Andre Faria says:

    Salt mines!



    Discover the medieval cellar bars

    Riccardo Zappia says:

    All the little amazing bars under the square!

    Jan Kreienbaum says:

    The bars underneath the city centre.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Bars underground...



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Krakow.


    Book hostels in Krakow | Krakow city guide, free pocket guide and more



    Bar photo courtesy of steve r watson. All images used under the Creative Commons license.


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