Take In Krakow's Rich History
Art and history enthusiasts will have the time of their lives exploring the Gothic architecture and world-class monuments dotted around the city, each holding their own precious piece of history. Krakow itself dates back to the Stone Age, so as you can imagine, you’ll never run out of historical treasures to see and learn about here.
Many tourists choose to visit Auschwitz on their trip to Krakow, to pay respects and learn more about the horrific events that happened there. There are plenty of organised trips to take you to the site, which is around one hour away from Krakow centre. As such a devastatingly huge part of world history, some see this trip as a must-do on their city break.
Also related to the Second World War in Krakow is Schindler’s Factory. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the place Oskar Schindler employed over 1,000 Jews so they could avoid an unthinkable fate at the hands of the Nazis. History buffs will want to make this top of their to-do list!
A Food & Drink Lover's Paradise
There are so many cafes, restaurants and bars in Krakow filled with all sorts of taste sensations, from chunky pretzels to every flavour of Polish vodka imaginable. Some of the most popular foods in the city include hearty meat dishes such as pork, goose and game, along with a range of flavoursome street foods and the classic Polish meal of pierogis.
The places to eat in Krakow range from lavish fine dining to authentic tapas cafes, and the bars offer chilled-out vibes and flowing drinks for great prices. There are fabulous places to wine and dine on the famous Market Square, or you can visit the Old Town, where it’s said there are more bars and pubs per square metre than anywhere else in the world!
Discover Unique Tourist Attractions
If you want to do something that’s a little different from the norm on your trip to Krakow, you’ll be spoilt for choice. One of our favourite picks is a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where you’ll venture 327 metres into the ground and discover a wondrous mine filled with extraordinary sights such as chapels, chambers and saline lakes.
Aside from the spectacular salt mines, some other things to do in Krakow include checking out the fabulous street art in the city, making some feline friends in a cat cafe, visiting quirky miniature golf bars and browsing one of many museums (think pinball museums, illusion museums and more!).