By virtue of its peculiar architecture and enthralling history, still present in all corners of the city, Kraków is one of the most stunning and surprising metropolises in Europe. Discover all there is to know about Kraków with this travel guide.
Krakow (also written Cracow) is the former capital of Poland and still one of the country’s most important cities. It's also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe thanks to the excellent preservation of its buildings and its rich artistic cultural heritage.
Krakow’s Old Town, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is packed with exquisite Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance-style edifices.
Over two million tourists visit Krakow every year, not only because of the kindness of its inhabitants and the allure of the city but also because it's very close to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
Where to start
If you’re planning to visit Krakow and don’t know much about the city, the best way to delve into your destination is to read about its past. Then learn about the practical information to visit Krakow. Next, we suggest checking out its top attractions and most-visited museums.
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What was Krakow like during the communist era? Discover a different side of the Polish city by following the traces of communism through Krakow on this tour.
Travel back in time and discover some of the Polish city's most important historical sights on this World War II Tour of Krakow.
With this free tour of Nowa Huta, you'll walk through a former communist city designed after World War II and find out what events marked its history.
Dig in to some of Poland's most traditional dishes on this food tour of Krakow. You'll also get to try the country’s national alcoholic beverage: vodka.
Learn about the tragic history of the Holocaust on this guided tour of the Krakow filming locations of the famous movie Schindler's List.
Behold an unforgettable display of traditional Orthodox Jewish music at this klezmer concert in Krakow - ready to be amazed?
On this excursion, we'll cross the border into Slovakia for a hiking tour through the Treetop Walk Bachledka and visit the Polish town of Zakopane.
On this segway tour of Krakow, we'll learn the most interesting facts about Polish history. You can choose to explore the old town or the Jewish quarter.
On this guided tour of the Wawel Castle, we'll explore the heart of one of the most iconic places in Krakow and visit its subterranean area.
On this boat trip to Tyniec you'll sail on the Vistula River and visit this historic town and enjoy the Polish countryside.
On this excursion from Krakow, we'll head to the Tatra Mountains to visit the Chochołów Thermal Baths, the largest thermal pool complex in the region!
Learn about the role of the Polish Underground State on this guided tour through the Home Army Museum in Krakow. A journey through Polish history!
Get into the spirit of Poland with this tasting tour of Krakow's most traditional liquors, accompanied by typical snacks. Cheers!
In this free tour, we'll delve into the darkest parts of Krakow's past and learn about two significant stages in Polish history: Nazism and communism.
Why read our Krakow travel guide?
Written by eager travelers for equally enthusiastic adventurers, Introducingkrakow.com offers up-to-date information about the top tourist attractions, climate, and the best ways to get to the city. We have included our points of view and experiences, to make the most of your trip.
The information provided in this guide has been updated in December 2022. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.