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 is 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 is 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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Travel back in time and discover some of the Polish city's most important historical sights on this World War II Tour of Krakow. Learn what life was like during this dark period of history.
What was Krakow like during the communist era? Dare to discover a different side of the Polish city by following the traces of communism through Krakow on this guided tour.
With this free tour of Nowa Huta, you'll walk through a former communist city designed in detail after the Second World War and find out what events marked its history.
Learn about the tragic history of the Holocaust on this guided tour of the Krakow filming locations of the famous movie Schindler's List.
Immerse yourself in the sad history of World War II, explore the Podgórze district and visit the famous Eagle Pharmacy Museum on this Holocaust tour of Krakow.
Behold an unforgettable display of traditional Orthodox Jewish music at this klezmer concert in Krakow - ready to be amazed?
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 segway tour of Krakow, we'll learn the most interesting facts about the history of this Polish city. You can choose whether you prefer to explore the old town or the Jewish quarter.
On this excursion from Krakow, we'll visit the relaxing thermal baths in the Tatra Mountains. You can choose whether you prefer to visit the Chochołów or the Bukowina Tatrzańska spa.
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.
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!
In this free tour, we'll delve into the darkest parts of Krakow's past and learn about two significant stages in the history of this Polish city: 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 September 2021. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.