A travel guide about Krakow (Poland) with many useful tips and description of the sights

Krakow is the most visited city by tourists in Poland. The Old Town is especially popular. Krakow is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city was the capital of Poland for a long time and for many people it is still the secret capital of the country. After Warsaw, Krakow is now the second largest city in Poland with nearly 800,000 inhabitants.

krakow overview from above

The old town is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The central square is the Market Square (see picture below) , according to many statistics the largest city square in all of Europe. Sights here include Krakow’s St. Mary’s Church with two towers of different heights and the long cloth halls. The former Jewish quarter with the factory of Oskar Schindler (motion picture by Spielberg “Schindler’s List”) is also one of the top sights of the city on the Vistula River in central Poland. Almost all tourists also visit the Wawel Castle in the city center.

krakow central sights and carriage

The surroundings of Krakow also have a lot to offer. A trip to Krakow includes a visit to the nearby concentration camp Auschwitz. Popular is a visit to the famous old salt mine WieliczkaSee: Krakow bus excursions overview

On this website the most important sights of Krakow and its surroundings are described in detail. In addition, there is a lot of information and tips for visitors to the city on the Vistula. Very many tourists come from Germany and Austria by car. Of course, you can also reach the popular tourist city of Krakow by plane or by train. From Berlin there is a daily train connection without changing trains.

Krakow attracts a lot of visitors. In and around the Old Town are hundreds of hotels. Many Cracovians also rent apartments. There are many restaurants, many with Polish or Italian cuisine. The majority of Cracovians now speak English, and German is also often understood in hotels and restaurants. Prices have also risen in Krakow, but they are still lower than in Germany.

You should plan at least five days for a visit to Krakow and the excursions to the surrounding area. There is a lot to see! Have fun reading this online travel guide and in Krakow!