Krakow and surroundings - information, tips, offers

Welcome to, your online travel guide for a city trip to Krakow. Here you will find the best tips & news for your visit to the “secret capital” of Poland.
Krakow is one of the most surprising and fascinating cities in Europe due to its unique architecture and exciting history, which is present in every corner of the city.
The heart of Krakow is the Main Market Square in the middle of the Old Town. It is the largest medieval market square in Europe and preserves fantastic buildings in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The Wawel, former residence of the Polish kings, and the Old Town were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.
In the Kazimierz district, several synagogues and cemeteries are reminders of around 500 years of Jewish history. Star director Steven Spielberg filmed scenes from his drama “Schindler’s List” there at the original locations in 1993
Krakow is the cultural center, the “secret capital” of Poland.

 With 20 universities and a total of over 170,000 students, it is the second most important university location in Poland after Warsaw. In addition to over 100 churches, the city has over 200 cafés, more than 100 cellar pubs, 40 museums and 125 art galleries. Every year, more than two million people visit Krakow, both for the charm of the city and its inhabitants and for its historically interesting nearby sites such as the Wieliczka salt mine and the former German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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On tour in Krakow

The most popular guided tours in Krakow and the surrounding area.

Exciting, informative, historical: multi-faceted city tours take guests and locals on a lively journey through the most beautiful city in Poland all year round.

Krakow offers a whole range of great events throughout the year. Here is a small selection of the regular festivals and events in chronological order.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was the largest German extermination camp during the National Socialist era, in which around 1.1 million people were murdered.

Located 15 km south of Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the oldest and most famous salt mines in the world. The Wieliczka Salt Mine has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.

Rafting on the Dunajec with experienced Gorals. The Dunajec breaks through the Pieniny Mountains over a length of 8km with rock faces of up to approx. 350m.

If you love mountains, you can’t miss Zakopane, the highest city in Poland. Zakopane is located in the Tatra Mountains, 90 km from Krakow.


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Krakow - Impressions


The people of Krakow have known it for a long time, but studies also prove it. Krakow is the most beautiful and interesting city in Poland.


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Krakow is located in the “Lesser Poland” voivodeship in the south of the country. With a population of around 800,000, Krakow is the second largest city in Poland and is located around 350 km southwest of the Polish capital Warsaw.

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